ICT for Learning & Teaching in Falkirk Schools

Digital technology to support learning & teaching

March 15, 2019
by Malcolm Wilson
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Apple Clips for Creating Videos for Sharing Learning

Apple Clips is a neat free video-creation app for iPad or iPhone. It lets you quickly combine text, music, graphics, recorded voice, images, and animations to create videos with ease. So if you are trying to find a way to … Continue reading

August 1, 2018
by Malcolm Wilson
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Emojis, Symbols and Signs in Literacy and Learning

For conveying information quickly we all rely on signs and symbols every day, whether it’s finding toilets, exits, stairs or lifts in unfamiliar public buildings, or signs on roads warning of dangers ahead. We’re used to seeing symbols which convey information … Continue reading

March 5, 2018
by Malcolm Wilson
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Be Internet Legends – Google and ParentZone internet safety educational resource

Primary schools are invited to sign up to receive the new free online safety resource developed by Google with ParentZone for children aged 7-11. This new “Be Internet Legends” curriculum is a free internet safety educational resource for pupils aged … Continue reading

March 5, 2018
by Malcolm Wilson
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Creating a Multi-user Collaborative Presentation with Microsoft PowerPoint Online

The go-to presentation-creation tool for many teachers and pupils is PowerPoint. So as your pupils are already familiar with using Microsoft PowerPoint then consider using Microsoft PowerPoint Online available to all Glow users in Scottish schools as part of Microsoft … Continue reading

March 5, 2018
by Malcolm Wilson
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Real-time multi-user collaboration in Microsoft Word Online

So are your pupils are already familiar with using Microsoft Word? Then why not consider using Microsoft Word Online available to all Glow users in Scottish schools as part of Microsoft Office 365. Word Online is available anytime, anywhere with … Continue reading

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

March 23, 2016
by Malcolm Wilson
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Personalised Learning for Teachers about Digital Technologies for Learning

Microsoft in Education is a site which provides free on-demand personalised learning for teachers in exploring the use of digital technologies to support learning and teaching – learning at a pace which suits each teacher on the topics they find most useful … Continue reading

April 9, 2015
by Malcolm Wilson
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Why Wikis – the wonderful world of wikis in the classroom

What’s a Wiki? Probably the best know Wiki is Wikipedia, ranked in the top ten of all websites, attracting hundreds of millions of visitors a month to the reference articles by tens of thousands of contributors. And, in a nutshell, … Continue reading

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