ICT for Learning & Teaching in Falkirk Schools

Digital technology to support learning & teaching

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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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 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

November 11, 2015
by Malcolm Wilson
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Connecting Classrooms via Live Video Link

Connecting classrooms via video link has been found by many teachers to add an extra dimension, an enthusiasm and real audience, to complement learning in a classroom setting. Whether that’s a face-to-face video call to another classroom in another part … 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

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

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