Digital Learning & Teaching in Falkirk Schools

Digital technology to support learning & teaching

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

June 18, 2012
by Malcolm Wilson
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Classroom Response Tools for Assessment for Learning

There are many tools now available specifically to help gather feedback from all pupils in a class – sometimes called classroom response systems, class voting tools or clickers. These let teachers get a quick response at the beginning, during or … 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

February 28, 2012
by Malcolm Wilson
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Primary Games for Learning Gains

Primary Games Arena is a site aimed specifically at pupils in primary schools and comprises free online games for all ages and stages, as well as all areas of the curriculum. There is a huge selection of high-quality games which have been identified … Continue reading

December 15, 2011
by Malcolm Wilson
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Adding deeper understanding, fun and choice to classroom project tasks with Learning Event Generator

Teachers often look for fresh ways of setting classroom tasks for pupils to demonstrate their learning. That is, to be able to show that they have understood what they have been learning by presenting or applying that information in a … Continue reading

November 8, 2011
by Malcolm Wilson
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Games-Based Learning with Manga High Maths

Manga High Maths is a free online games-based maths teaching resource originally aimed at 7-16 year-olds, but as of August 2014 extended to include younger pupils (now covering primary 1-3). Mangahigh.com combines the development of maths skills with video game format … Continue reading

August 15, 2011
by Malcolm Wilson
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Create Your Own Listening Comprehension Quiz with Video

Wouldn’t it be nice to have a tool where your pupils could view a video you’ve found online, and then answer comprehension questions on what they’ve just seen and heard? It would be great, too,  if that tool could have … Continue reading

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