NATE has produced a number of high-quality publications on using ICT in English, full of practical advice and ready-made materials. These are available from several publishers. NATE members also benefit from features about ICT in the Association's magazines.

Teaching English Using ICT

Teaching English? Using ICT? Teaching English Using ICT from Trevor Millum, Tom Rank and Chris Warren of NATE is full of practical suggestions. 'This should become a standard text in the field of ICT in English education. But the best thing about it is that it has been written by English teachers, for English teachers.' Ian McNeilly, former Director of the National Association for Teaching English. Order from Amazon or find out more here....

Sharing, not Staring

Sharing not Staring steers teachers towards using the interactive whiteboard in ways which purposefully tap into its huge potential to make teaching more interactive, more exciting, creative and enjoyable. From conjuring tricks with Word and creative idea for PowerPoint to puzzles with the spotlight and the potential of images, the activities emphasise the questions rather than pat answers.

The activities can be undertaken with any of the popular brands of interactive whiteboard. A CD is included with materials which relate to specific units within the book and which offer additional texts and other resources.

Unlocking Poetry

Unlocking Poetry, supplied on CD, is a wonderful tool for getting pupils to engage with the words, forms and rhythms of poetry for GCSE. AQA, OCR Edexcel and WJEC anthologies are addressed and all the pre-1914 poems are reproduced in full. A brief introduction leads you to a long list of the featured poems (both pre- and post-1914). Every one of them has suggestions for activities which allow such wide range of skilful response that most pupils will be led into testing their own capacity for both analysis and invention. This NATE publication (originally called Unlocking Literature) is now published by Routledge. This product appears to be currently only available on Amazon. Please check your exam board specification for the latest set poems.

Twenty Things to do with a Word Processor

This book and CD present 20 practical activities suitable for secondary English work, based on classroom experience rather than idealistic scenarios. Each activity comprises a teacher's page of explanation and a photocopiable pupils' page. (We regret that this is currently out of print)

Improving Literacy with ICT: ideas and resources for ages 7-11

Improving Literacy with ICT by Trevor Millum, a NATE publication now re-issued by Bloomsbury, is a very practical and entertaining compendium of stimulating ideas designed to help primary teachers make the most of their ICT resources. It outlines simply and clearly many activities which can employ computers imaginatively for both introducing and practising a variety of English skills.