ICT for Learning & Teaching in Falkirk Schools

Digital technology to support learning & teaching

July 25, 2018
by Malcolm Wilson
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Cracking the Code to break out and escape – solving the puzzle classroom activity using OneNote passcode feature

So what is a Digital Breakout or Escape Room or Cracking the Code activity anyway? Cracking the Code to break out and escape in a classroom story scenario by solving the puzzles in a classroom activity – where learners have to … Continue reading

July 10, 2014
by Malcolm Wilson
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Gaining Ground with Geocaching

Geocaching is a way to use mobile devices to engage learners with a geographical area – creating or finding hidden “caches” which can be found by solving clues to locate them. OpenCaching is a free source of geocaches which can … Continue reading

November 22, 2013
by Malcolm Wilson
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Coding in the Curriculum for Creating rather than Consuming

Do you wonder why it’s important to help pupils learn to code? The products of coding or computer programming are around us every day, whether we see it or not. Daily living in today’s society depends on someone somewhere having … Continue reading

June 13, 2012
by Malcolm Wilson
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Dance, Dance, Dance in Class! Incorporating games-based learning to encourage pupil physical activity

By using dancemat software engaging pupils in physical activity in the classroom can incorporate aspects of games-based learning along with the engaging visual and aural drivers of dancemat activity using the free Stepmania software with a dance mat. With just … Continue reading

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

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

February 22, 2012
by Malcolm Wilson
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Is your school up for a UK-wide Maths Challenge?

Can your pupils become national maths champions? Will they claim maths glory for your school? Together with the British Science Association, the free online maths resource Manga High is running a UK-wide Maths Challenge. Manga High is a free online … Continue reading

December 22, 2011
by Malcolm Wilson
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Making Money Matter – Teaching Financial Literacy in Primary School

There are many resources to support teachers in building financial capability in our pupils – whether that is for teaching financial understanding (so that pupils have the skills required to deal confidently with everyday financial issues and make informed decisions … Continue reading

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