ICT for Learning & Teaching in Falkirk Schools

Digital technology to support learning & teaching

February 3, 2017
by Malcolm Wilson
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Fake, Fiction or Fact? How can learners be helped to work out what’s true?

There are so many choices for sources of news for learners to find out about what’s going on the world today, whether printed media, online news sites or social media. But how can learners be helped to be able to work out if what … Continue reading

May 5, 2016
by Malcolm Wilson
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Learners engaging with their learning with Yammer

Yammer – so what is it and why use in school? Yammer is an online discussion/collaboration tool which provides schools with a secure online environment where all pupils in a class can ask questions of their peers, where they can seek answers … Continue reading

December 6, 2011
by Malcolm Wilson
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Global Citizenship – Connecting Classrooms

“In today’s globalised society, connecting, collaborating and working together with people in other countries is an increasing part of everyday reality – from business, to leisure and beyond.” This introduction to Global Citizenship is from the British Council’s eTwinning schools … Continue reading

September 26, 2011
by Malcolm Wilson
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How do our parliaments work in Scotland, the UK and the EU?

Is your class about to start learning about how our parliaments work? There are resources aimed specifically at primary schools for learning about how the parliaments of our country work – whether that is the Scottish Parliament, the UK Parliament … Continue reading

May 10, 2011
by Malcolm Wilson
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Rapping the News – rhyming current affairs in the classroom

http://theweekinrap.com/ is exactly what the title says!  Every week some main stories in the news from this US site are reported in rap.  The quick rhythmic rhyming delivery allied to the mix of news footage, animations and special effects in … Continue reading

February 8, 2011
by Malcolm Wilson
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Walking Safely Along the Digital Highway – resources to help teach Digital Literacy and e-Safety

There are many resources available to help support schools to teach pupils to be responsible users of the Internet and to educate pupils to be as safe as possible when using online tools.  Helping learners learn in a global, connected classroom … Continue reading

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