ICT for Learning & Teaching in Falkirk Schools

Digital technology to support learning & teaching

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

February 3, 2017
by Malcolm Wilson
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Fake, Fiction or Fact? How can learners be helped to work out what’s true?

There are so many choices for sources of news for learners to find out about what’s going on the world today, whether printed media, online news sites or social media. But how can learners be helped to be able to work out if what … Continue reading

March 15, 2012
by Malcolm Wilson
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What would happen if…..? ICT tools to develop inquiry and investigation skills in science in the primary classroom

ICT tools to develop skills of scientific inquiry and investigation One of the main purposes of learning in the sciences is to develop skills of scientific inquiry and investigation using practical techniques. From “Sciences: Principle and Practice” from Education Scotland “In … Continue reading

March 13, 2012
by Malcolm Wilson
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Do I just Google that? Tools for Teaching Search Skills in the Primary Classroom

Nowadays many pupils, when given a research task, immediately might think to themselves, “I’ll just Google that.” Internet search engines (of which Google is only one of many) are powerful tools but many pupils use only a fraction of the power of … Continue reading

December 15, 2011
by Malcolm Wilson
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Adding deeper understanding, fun and choice to classroom project tasks with Learning Event Generator

Teachers often look for fresh ways of setting classroom tasks for pupils to demonstrate their learning. That is, to be able to show that they have understood what they have been learning by presenting or applying that information in a … Continue reading

November 8, 2011
by Malcolm Wilson
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What’s the Answer Wolfram|Alpha? A search engine which answers with numbers, tables and graphs

Wolfram|Alpha is a search engine with a numeracy slant! It is what is known as a computational search engine, meaning that it is numerical data that it displays in various formats when a search term is entered in the search box. … 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

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 … Continue reading

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