The Really Useful ICT Book is a practical and easy-to-use guide to give you all the confidence you need to use ICT really effectively inside and outside the primary classroom. It makes clear how ICT can be taught as a standalone subject, and how it can be used easily and imaginatively to enhance teaching other subjects.

Jam-packed with ideas and templates to save you time, this friendly handbook offers an introduction to:

  • using ICT inside the classroom – including interactive whiteboards, computer suites, VLEs and e-safety
  • using ICT outside the classroom – including word processors, laptops, data loggers and digital cameras
  • when and how to use a wide range of software and hardware – from spreadsheet packages through to digital photography, e-portfolios and software simulation
  • using ICT in all subject areas
  • practical suggestions for using ICT in cross-curricular topics
  • using ICT to develop teacher and pupil creativity
  • using ICT for assessment and in your professional role.

With an emphasis on developing children’s creativity and on progression from Key Stage 1 to Key Stage 2, The Really Useful ICT Book is a comprehensive compendium of advice and inspiration for all training, newly qualified and experienced teachers, as well as those in support roles in primary schools.

chapter |4 pages

Introduction Finding new ways to learn

part |2 pages

Part 1: A useful guide to ICT in the classroom

chapter 1|8 pages

Creativity and ICT

chapter 2|22 pages

Using ICT inside the classroom

chapter 3|2 pages

Using ICT outside the classroom

chapter 4|6 pages

Assessing children’s use of ICT

part |2 pages

Part 2: A useful guide to software and hardware

chapter 10|3 pages

Data loggers in the primary classroom

chapter 13|7 pages

Graphics software in the primary classroom

chapter 17|2 pages

Hand-held devices in the primary classroom

part |2 pages

Part 3: Really useful ideas for using ICT across the curriculum

chapter 19|7 pages


chapter 20|6 pages


chapter 21|6 pages


chapter 22|1 pages

Modern foreign languages

chapter 23|6 pages


chapter 24|6 pages


chapter 25|5 pages

Design and technology

chapter 26|3 pages

Art and design

chapter 27|3 pages


chapter 28|3 pages

Physical education

chapter 29|4 pages

Religious education