Using technology for learning
The world is changing rapidly, with new technology profoundly influencing the lives of children and young people. See:
- Buckingham, D. and Willett, R. (eds) (2006) Digital Generations: Children, Young People and the New Media. London: Routledge.
- Facer, K. (2011) Learning Futures: Education Technology and Social Change. London: Routledge.
- Kress, K. (2012) Literacy in the New Media Age. London: Routledge (Reading 8.6).
- Plowman, L. , Stephen, C. and Mcpake, J. (2010) Growing Up with Technology: Young Children Learning in A Digital World, Abingdon: Routledge.
- Bennett, P., Kendall, A. and McDougall, J. (2011) After the Media: Culture and Identity in the 21st Century, Abingdon: Routledge.
- Younie, S. and Leask, M. (2013) Teaching with Technologies: The Essential Guide, Maidenhead: Open University Press
- Facer, K. (2011) Learning Futures: Education, Technology and Social Change, Abingdon: Routledge.
- Pachler, N. , Bachmair, B., Cook, J. and Kress, G. (2010) Mobile Learning: Structures, Agency, Practices, New York: Springer-Verlag.
- Potter, J. (2012) Digital Media and Learner Identity: The New Curatorship, Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.
- Craft, A. R. (2010) Creativity and Education Futures: Learning in A Digital Age, London: IOE Press.
- Davies, C. W. and Eynon, R. (2012) Teenagers and Technology, Abingdon: Routledge.
- Loveless, A. and Williamson, B. P. (2013) Learning Identities in a Digital Age: Rethinking Creativity, Technology and Education, Abingdon: Routledge.
The rapid development of ICT in classrooms involves teachers making decisions about the location and management of computer hardware as well as about access to software. There is evidence that organisational and management features of the classroom determine the levels of use of ICT by children. For a wider consideration of the organisational and learning issues related to the use of ICT, see Loveless & Dore, Beauchamp, Edwards, and Sutherland et al.:
- Loveless, A. & Dore, B. (eds) (2002) ICT in the primary school, Maidenhead: Open University Press.
- Beauchamp, G. (2012) ICT in the Primary School Classroom. London: Routledge.
- Edwards, A. (2012) New Technology and Education. London: Continuum (see Reading 8.5).
- Sutherland, R., Robertson, S. and John, P. (2008) Improving Classroom Learning with ICT. London: Routledge.
The demands of the Computing curriculum in English schools from 2014 will raise additional issues relating to the appropriate use of space and resources:
- Bird, J., Caldwell, H., & Mayne, P. (2014). Lessons in Teaching Computing in the Primary School. Exeter: Learning Matters.