ICT for Learning & Teaching in Falkirk Schools

Digital technology to support learning & teaching

March 8, 2019
by Malcolm Wilson
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Dictation Tools for Unlocking Creativity

We can usually speak far more quickly than we can type, so being able to get ideas on screen can be time-consuming. And we can also lose the flow of what we are thinking if the mechanics of typing get … Continue reading

March 5, 2018
by Malcolm Wilson
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Microsoft Learning Tools with Immersive Reader

Learning Tools with Immersive Reader provide users of Microsoft Office 365 (including Word and OneNote) with a range of tools to support learners with varying needs, making reading and writing more accessible for any learner. This is available to all … Continue reading

October 22, 2013
by Malcolm Wilson
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Movenote – share your voice, video, presentation and annotations

Movenote is a neat free tool for combining on one screen a video (which can be of the the presenter, or video of anything else being viewed from a webcam or mobile device) along with a presentation (which can be a document … Continue reading

September 17, 2012
by Malcolm Wilson
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Screencasting for Providing Pupil Feedback on Writing using a Video and Audio Screen Capture Tool

Often, when pupils undertake a piece of writing, a teacher will provide feedback to the pupil. This can take the form of face to face feedback by way of a conversation between the teacher and pupil concerned. Or it can be … Continue reading

October 26, 2011
by Malcolm Wilson
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Why should a prospective employer pick you? World of Work Resume Generators

Resume Generator on the Read Write Think website is an interactive tool to guide pupils in writing a resume or CV in a choice of styles. It can be used as a writing tool in a literacy lesson to give practice … Continue reading

May 30, 2011
by Malcolm Wilson
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Searching with Qwiki – your talking search presenter

Qwiki is an online search tool which, as soon you enter the word you are searching for, pulls together text, images and video on your chosen search word and presents these as an animated slideshow with narrated text, which it starts to … Continue reading

April 1, 2011
by Malcolm Wilson
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Handling the Information – Databases in the Primary Classroom

Handling the Information – using Databases in the Primary Classroom.  In this information age being able to use a database is an essential skill.  Databases are all around us and being able to use them effectively is seen as an essential skill for … Continue reading

March 14, 2011
by Malcolm Wilson
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Hear the text of Word documents spoken with WordTalk

Wordtalk http://www.wordtalk.org.uk/Home/ A Windows text-to-speech plugin for Microsoft Word, free for Scottish schools. It will speak the text of the document and will highlight it as it goes. It contains a talking dictionary and a text-to-mp3 converter. Click on this … Continue reading

November 18, 2010
by Malcolm Wilson
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A Cornucopia of Classroom Quiz-Creators -Tools for Creating Online Quizzes for the classroom

It can be very useful to be able to create self-correcting quizzes for pupils in the classroom – to be used either at home or in school.  As well as providing feedback on what has been learned by pupils, the … Continue reading

August 20, 2010
by Malcolm Wilson
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Comics in the Classroom – Online Tools

There are many teachers who now use comic creation software or online tools in the classroom to inspire Literacy across the curriculum, or to empower pupils to create visual narratives, pictorial reports, how-to guides and more in a visually engaging way.   They … Continue reading

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