ICT for Teaching & Learning in Falkirk Primary Schools

March 29, 2012
by Malcolm Wilson
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What will you do now? Make “Choose Your Own Adventure” stories

Looking for a way to stimulate extended writing with reluctant writers in your classroom? Looking for a way to engage pupils with reading the stories of their peers? The idea behind Choose Your Own Adventure Stories is very simple: pupils … Continue reading

March 28, 2012
by Malcolm Wilson
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Teaching and Learning or Learning and Teaching? Turning Learning and Teaching Around – Resources to Support using Flipped Classroom Ideas

So what is Flipped Learning? The background to the Flipped Classroom Teachers who have heard of the term “Flipped Classroom” may well be wondering what it’s all about. And for those who’d like to find out more, or perhaps try … Continue reading

March 27, 2012
by Malcolm Wilson
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Asking a better question? Online Resources to Support Higher Order Questions for Higher Order Learning – Bloom’s Digital Taxonomy

We are all asked questions. Factual recall of information is something we all do. List, name, describe, identify……. But with a more interesting question can be demonstrated a deeper understanding of the facts, a greater engagement with the task, a demonstration … Continue reading

March 15, 2012
by Malcolm Wilson
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What would happen if…..? ICT tools to develop inquiry and investigation skills in science in the primary classroom

ICT tools to develop skills of scientific inquiry and investigation One of the main purposes of learning in the sciences is to develop skills of scientific inquiry and investigation using practical techniques. From “Sciences: Principle and Practice” from Education Scotland “In … Continue reading

March 14, 2012
by Malcolm Wilson
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Tech Tools to Support Teaching Handwriting – and why it’s still important in this digital age

In this age of mobile devices, keyboards, touchpads, and voice-controlled devices, some teachers may wonder if handwriting is no longer the required skill as before. And others may be looking for resources to help them teach this skill and support … Continue reading

March 13, 2012
by Malcolm Wilson
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Do I just Google that? Tools for Teaching Search Skills in the Primary Classroom

Nowadays many pupils, when given a research task, immediately might think to themselves, “I’ll just Google that.” Internet search engines (of which Google is only one of many) are powerful tools but many pupils use only a fraction of the power of … Continue reading

March 13, 2012
by Malcolm Wilson
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Quick, Quick, See! QR Codes – what are they? And how can they be used in and out of the classroom?

  So you’ve heard someone talking about QR codes? Or you’ve spotted these strangely-patterned black and white squares appearing in advertising material? Or you know what they are but just want to see how you can best make use of them? … Continue reading

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