Book Review: The Ultimate Guide to Using ICT Across the Curriculum, by Jon Audain

With technology becoming more portable, implementing ICT across different subjects is now a lot easier. ICT Suites do not need to be booked; tablets turn on instantly, therefore no waiting for PC’s power-up; plus more and more edtech options to support integration across all subjects throughout the day.

In fact, there is a lot of stuff – possibly too much! We like to share resources, ideas, and activities here on, but it can be a bit overwhelming to constantly be thinking about which resource to use for each subject. That’s where this new guide, written by Jon Audain – published by Bloomsbury – is perfect for teachers keen to embed ICT into their teaching and set up a whole school provision.

As well as step-by-step instructions on how to use a variety of technologies effectively, Audain covers e-safety and the digital child, planning and budgeting your provision, as well as how to use technology to support children with special educational needs.

Stephen Heppell, introduces the book, saying:

“[this book] is filled with sensible, pragmatic advice, from the way it helps teachers to self-rate themselves, through to its wonderfully grounded ‘here is a technology, why might you use it, what can you do approach’ to its recession-aware reference back to the costs of each technology…it is full of today’s advice, today’s technology and really helps today’s teachers build a properly digital school, right away.”

Jon Audain is a Senior Lecturer in Primary ICT and Winchester University, previously working as an Advanced Skills Teacher, applying his knowledge and experience in this book with:

  • Ideas for supporting the new Computing curriculum to inform teachers of the technology available for them to use in the classroom.
  • An ‘ICT ability’ self-diagnosis test with levelled content throughout the book for nervous beginners, enthusiastic learners, expert users and the ICT coordinators.
  • Information on mobile apps to use in the classroom, information on e-safety and safeguarding children and technology for supporting children with special educational needs.
  • Step by step cross curricular activities using a wealth of ICT, all written in the author’s down to earth and informal style.

The Ultimate Guide to Using ICT Across the Curriculum for Primary Teachers, written by Jon Audain, is published by Bloomsbury, with an RRP of £19.99* However, you can purchase the book in paperback for £13.99*, or Kindle at £13.29* by following the link below at Amazon.


*Prices correct at time of publication.


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