ICT for Learning & Teaching in Falkirk Schools

Digital technology to support learning & teaching

April 22, 2013
by Malcolm Wilson
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Need to create a diagram, poster or infographic?

Diagrams, or visual representations of information in poster form (sometimes called infographics), can often be used by a teacher to present information for learners in a way which is easier to understand when compared to just text. And learners may often … 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

November 8, 2011
by Malcolm Wilson
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What’s the Answer Wolfram|Alpha? A search engine which answers with numbers, tables and graphs

Wolfram|Alpha is a search engine with a numeracy slant! It is what is known as a computational search engine, meaning that it is numerical data that it displays in various formats when a search term is entered in the search box. … 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 30, 2011
by Malcolm Wilson
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Fun or fear? Spreadsheets for Problem Solving in the Primary Classroom – fun over fear!

Mention spreadsheets to some primary teachers and there may be a visible shudder!  For those unfamiliar with the use of spreadsheets in a primary classroom they don’t tend to conjure up ideas of a fun activity for pupils.  Part of … Continue reading

February 11, 2011
by Malcolm Wilson
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How Loud? How Hot? How Bright? Data Logging in the Primary Classroom

Every primary school in Falkirk Council has a LogIT Explorer data logger and the software on all PCs.  This provides the means to get readings and record the information about the environment, such as light, sound and temperature levels in and … Continue reading

November 18, 2010
by Malcolm Wilson
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2Simple Infant Video Toolkit – it’s nothing to do with video!

2Simple infant video toolkit from http://www.2simple.com/ comprises six programs for early years introducing basic skills, and supported by excellent video lessons aimed at teachers using them with the pupils (that’s where the “video” fits in the title!). 2Paint – Draw pictures with a very simple … Continue reading

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