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Switched on ICT in the Early Years

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An amazing new ICT scheme for creativity, progression and effective assessment.

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Switched on ICT in the Early Years

  • Early years
  • ISBN: 9781846809835
  • Publication Date: October 2012
  • Media: Book

Transforming your ICT and learning provision

ICT in the Early Years provides creative activities that fit easily within EYFS settings and puts ICT at the heart of learning. Children develop ICT skills through meaningful experiences that cover all the prime and specific areas of learning and development.

Links to the new EYFS framework with units covering each of the prime and specific areas

  • Develop children’s ICT skills through creative activities: teach digital music in ‘We are DJs’ and programmable toys in ‘We are adventurers’
  • Enable all practitioners, regardless of skills or confidence, to embed ICT in their teaching
  • Use with free software or software you already own - so no additional costs for your setting

How to use Switched on ICT in your school

  1. Prepare yourself! The Teacher’s Books contain everything you need to prepare before beginning the experiences including tutorial links to allow you to get up to speed with any unfamiliar software and advice on preparing your environment to ensure technology is used safely and responsibly.
  2. Prepare the children! Children work through the experiences in groups, using bright classroom posters and technology labels to guide and inspire them.
  3. Get started. The Teacher’s Books provide full support and guidance for running each experience. The CD-ROM contains a resource bank of sound effects, photos and artwork, and sticker and certificate templates.
  4. Evaluate ICT capabilities. The Teacher's Books offer guidance to assess next steps for learning before planning further experiences and an excel based progression record.

24 activities cover the prime and specific learning and development areas:

  • We have confidence
  • We can take turns
  • We are successful
  • We have feelings
  • We can drive
  • We are DJs
  • We can exercise
  • We are healthy
  • We can listen
  • We can understand instructions
  • We can understand messages
  • We are talkers
  • We are digital readers
  • We can email
  • We can blog
  • We can count
  • We are designers
  • We are shape makers
  • We are community members
  • We can observe
  • We are games players
  • We are creative
  • We can record soundtracks
  • We are film producers

The Early Years pack includes:

2 Teacher’s Books

  • Planning notes
  • Assessment guidance
  • Extension ideas and curriculum links

24 Pupil Posters

2 Fully Networkable CD-ROMs

  • Fully networkable with a site licence that lasts a lifetime
  • Teacher’s books in eBook format (PDF)
  • Editable versions of the classroom envelope and technology labels
  • Walk throughs – an easy to way to get to grips with unfamiliar software
  • Bank of free resources including images, sound effects, sticker templates, editable certificates
  • Guidance for safe and responsible use of technology
  • Spreadsheet for recording and tracking pupil progress

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