ICT for Learning & Teaching in Falkirk Schools

Digital technology to support learning & teaching

October 30, 2018
by Malcolm Wilson
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Doorway Online Interactive and Accessible Learning

Doorway Online Interactive and Accessible Learning – http://www.doorwayonline.org.uk/– an array of free online teaching resources which can be used by early learners independently or as classroom activities led by a teacher on an interactive whiteboard. These support learning and teaching … Continue reading

January 13, 2012
by Malcolm Wilson
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“Ae fond Click!” – using ICT tools to support classroom activities on Scotland’s Bard Robert Burns

For many Scottish schools in January there is often an emphasis in the classroom on work on the life and literature of Scotland’s national bard, Robert Burns. The following resources provide ideas for how ICT tools can be used to … Continue reading

August 18, 2011
by Malcolm Wilson
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SMART Exchange – SMART Board Resources for the Classroom Teacher

If your classroom has a SMART Board in it then a huge wealth of resources is available free to you online, making use of the SMART Board’s own interactive software, SMART Notebook, at SMART Exchange. This lets you browse through … Continue reading

August 1, 2011
by Malcolm Wilson
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Ideas to Inspire – tips for using classroom tools shared by many teachers

Looking for ideas to help you use online tools in the classroom? Not sure how to make best use of that ICT equipment in your school? Just looking for fresh approaches to using tools with which you are already familiar? … Continue reading

May 18, 2011
by Malcolm Wilson
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Video Tutorials to help get smarter at using your SMART Board interactive whiteboard in the classroom

http://www.fuuni.com/smart/smart In order for an interactive whiteboard to become more than simply a projection board, a teacher with a SMART Board interactive whiteboard needs to know how to make use of the interactive features of a SMART Board. And in … 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 pupils.  The … 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

December 23, 2010
by Malcolm Wilson
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Lingro – add to any website for interactive dictionary and word games

Lingro – http://lingro.com/ – if you want to use a website with pupils but think that pupils would be helped by having an on-hand interactive dictionary then consider using Lingro.  Just copy the website address of the website you wish to suggest to your … 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 http://www.2simple.com/ivt/ 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

October 28, 2010
by Malcolm Wilson
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SMART Notebook Express – SMART Notebook Online

http://express.smarttech.com/ SMART Notebook Express is an online version of the interactive whiteboard software for SMART Boards.  That means that where your computer does not have SMART Notebook installed, but you are connected to the Internet, you can still work with your … Continue reading

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