This section alerts you to where you will find examples of published best practice as well as featuring a few cameos that I have been involved in developing. I have tried to draw the somewhat artificial distinction here between using ICT as a teaching tool and pupils using it as a learning tool. To find more abut curriculum opportunities for pupils to learn independently using ICT see the curriculum section for Key Stage 1.
Example of effective use of ICT in teaching history
1. Simple word processing
Children can highlight text, copy and paste to put words or images into 2 columns, such as old and new. They can create labels for museum exhibits. They can write simple narratives. Above all, they can write to a set number of words making excellent use of both delete and word count functions. Examples of this type of activity might be creating a commemorative plaque for a famous person.
2. Desk top publishing
Completing front pages of a newspaper, when an existing frame has already been produced to save time. Examples might include a report on the rescue of Grace Darling or the events of the Great Fire.
3. Data handling