ICT for Learning & Teaching in Falkirk Schools

Digital technology to support learning & teaching

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

July 31, 2011
by Malcolm Wilson
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Popplet the Primary Presentation tool

Popplet is a free online tool which lets you create a visual mindmap with ease, combining text, images, links and videos. This could be useful as a tool to use collaboratively with a class to outline planning together for a … Continue reading

May 27, 2011
by Malcolm Wilson
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Composing with Pictures – music sequencers for the primary classroom

The creation of music in primary schools is simplified by using software or online tools which let pupils, with limited or no music notation skills, choose musical phrases and sequence them in any order which the pupil wishes. The facility to drag these graphics around, … Continue reading

May 10, 2011
by Malcolm Wilson
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Rapping the News – rhyming current affairs in the classroom

http://theweekinrap.com/ is exactly what the title says!  Every week some main stories in the news from this US site are reported in rap.  The quick rhythmic rhyming delivery allied to the mix of news footage, animations and special effects in … Continue reading

March 9, 2011
by Malcolm Wilson
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Creating animated movies with narration with Photostory 3

Microsoft Photostory 3 is a free software download which lets you add photographs and narration to create animated movies with various effects. Create slideshows using your digital photographs.  You can modify, crop, or rotate pictures. Add special effects, soundtracks, and your own … Continue reading

January 7, 2011
by Malcolm Wilson
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Domo Animate – create animation online

http://domo.goanimate.com/ – Domo Animate (from the creators of Go Animate) is a school-friendly version of Go Animate for pupils to create animations free online.  It lets pupils animate characters of their choice and add music and sound effects from a … Continue reading

October 27, 2010
by Malcolm Wilson
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Images free for Pupil Projects

How often do you look for images for classroom projects, presentations, blogs and websites?   But of course you are concerned that you don’t want to use images in your work you may not have permission to use.  Using a search engine like Google … Continue reading

October 19, 2010
by Malcolm Wilson
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I can’t see back here! Using a visualiser or document camera in the classroom

A visualiser (sometimes called a document camera) lets a teacher display something small to a whole class via a PC and projector.  This means that a teacher can demonstrate to a whole class something which would be difficult to show … Continue reading

October 7, 2010
by Malcolm Wilson
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Royalty-free sound-effects and music for multimedia presentations

Schools are often looking for royalty-free sound-effects and music for multimedia presentations – music or sound effects which pupils and staff can use in their videos, stop-motion animations, online or Powerpoint presentations.  And of course they wish to ensure that they … Continue reading

August 20, 2010
by Malcolm Wilson
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Comics in the Classroom – Online Tools

There are many teachers who now use comic creation software or online tools in the classroom to inspire Literacy across the curriculum, or to empower pupils to create visual narratives, pictorial reports, how-to guides and more in a visually engaging way.   They … Continue reading

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