ICT for Learning & Teaching in Falkirk Schools

Digital technology to support learning & teaching

July 13, 2017
by Malcolm Wilson
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Developing your skills in using an iPad in the classroom with Apple Teacher

If you are using iPads in a classroom setting then you may find the free online Apple Teacher professional learning programme provides you with support for making more effective use of more features of iPads for learning and teaching. Just go to https://www.apple.com/uk/education/apple-teacher/ and … 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

September 20, 2016
by Malcolm Wilson
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Microsoft Classroom – supporting teachers supporting learners

Please note: Microsoft Classroom has now been replaced with Microsoft Teams for Education This information below is an archive of what Microsoft Classroom was as it was during 2016-2017 school year – Microsoft Classroom is no longer available What is … Continue reading

June 15, 2016
by Malcolm Wilson
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Feedback and more with Forms

Gathering feedback, taking quizzes to reinforce learning, undertaking surveys of views, signing up or registering for an activity – just some of the ways forms can be used by schools. And now there is the option to use Microsoft Forms – available … Continue reading

May 5, 2016
by Malcolm Wilson
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Learners engaging with their learning with Yammer

Yammer – so what is it and why use in school? Yammer is an online discussion/collaboration tool which provides schools with a secure online environment where all pupils in a class can ask questions of their peers, where they can seek answers … 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

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