Digital Learning & Teaching in Falkirk Schools

Digital technology to support learning & teaching

June 24, 2020
by Malcolm Wilson
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Want to use video meet with your class in Microsoft Teams?

👨 🎤 💻 Want to present to your class in a live video meet? Microsoft Teams in Glow provides the facility for you as the teacher to present live to your class via video meet. This can be useful if you want your … Continue reading

June 23, 2020
by Malcolm Wilson
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Primary Class Starting with Microsoft Teams? Now what?

So you have just started using Microsoft Teams with your primary school class – now what? Microsoft Teams can be described as an all-in-one Swiss-Army-Knife online digital tool – with facility for classroom conversations, shared space for collaborative Word documents, … Continue reading

June 22, 2020
by Malcolm Wilson
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And…Action! Creating a Teaching Video

Looking to create a teaching video? If you wish to create a teaching video to share with your class then where do you start? There are a number of different ways to create a teaching video. You don’t need lots … Continue reading

June 3, 2020
by Malcolm Wilson
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Build an interactive virtual classroom in Microsoft Teams

  You’ve no doubt seen lots of teachers sharing their interactive virtual classroom images – a visually-friendly way to connect with your learners via an online platform where they can click on elements in the picture to view details of … 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

November 8, 2018
by Malcolm Wilson
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Making animated videos with Magic Move on Keynote iPad app

Making Magic move Animations to demonstrate learning – the iPad presentation creation app Keynote has a Magic Move tool which gives you the option to make objects appear to move around the screen when the presentation is set to play. … Continue reading

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

August 7, 2018
by Malcolm Wilson
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Drones in the Classroom

What is a Drone? Drones are devices which fly without a pilot on board – they are remotely controlled, either manually (perhaps from a mobile smartphone or tablet) or through programmed instructions. They can be very large and heavy (often … Continue reading

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

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