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

March 8, 2019
by Malcolm Wilson
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Dictation Tools for Unlocking Creativity

We can usually speak far more quickly than we can type, so being able to get ideas on screen can be time-consuming. And we can also lose the flow of what we are thinking if the mechanics of typing get … Continue reading

February 7, 2019
by Malcolm Wilson
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Time-lapse, slow-mo, burst-mode and more – using tablet or smartphone cameras in the classroom

Smartphones and tablets such as iPads have inbuilt cameras with a host of features beyond simply taking a photograph. Whether it’s time-lapse, slo-mo, burst-mode, video, panorama, zoom or a range of filters, quality choice or proportions. How might these be … Continue reading

December 20, 2016
by Malcolm Wilson
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Are we really there? Virtual Reality in the classroom

So what is Virtual Reality or VR? Virtual Reality, or VR, provides a means to have an experience of a location or object (whether real or imaginary) through a mobile device, often viewed through a headset, in such a way that … Continue reading

December 19, 2014
by Malcolm Wilson
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OneNote to Rule them All

OneNote is a free tool which works online through a web browser, or through apps for mobile devices, or as a desktop software (it’s also part of Microsoft Office 2013). And it’s available to users of Microsoft Office 365 (so … 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

October 22, 2013
by Malcolm Wilson
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Movenote – share your voice, video, presentation and annotations

Movenote is a neat free tool for combining on one screen a video (which can be of the the presenter, or video of anything else being viewed from a webcam or mobile device) along with a presentation (which can be a document … 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

April 19, 2012
by Malcolm Wilson
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From One-to-Many to 1:1 – Handheld Learning for Learning and Teaching

Handheld Learning, One to One (1:1), Mobile Learning, Tablets for Teaching, BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) These are all phrases and labels which are examples of the shift in emphasis in many situations from a dependence on desk-tied computing devices … Continue reading

November 18, 2010
by Malcolm Wilson
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A Cornucopia of Classroom Quiz-Creators -Tools for Creating Online Quizzes for the classroom

It can be very useful to be able to create self-correcting quizzes for pupils in the classroom – to be used either at home or in school.  As well as providing feedback on what has been learned by pupils, the … Continue reading

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