ICT for Learning & Teaching in Falkirk Schools

Digital technology to support learning & teaching

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

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

December 19, 2014
by Malcolm Wilson
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OneNote to Rule them All

OneNote is a free tool which works online through a web browser, or through apps for mobile devices, or as a desktop software (it’s also part of Microsoft Office 2013). And it’s available to users of Microsoft Office 365 (so … Continue reading

November 11, 2014
by Malcolm Wilson
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Wikipedia in the classroom – do you know all it can do?

Wikipedia ranks in the top 10 of all websites and may well be used by learners of all ages who search for information and find a Wikipedia entry one of the first suggested results from a web search on many, many … Continue reading

July 10, 2014
by Malcolm Wilson
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Gaining Ground with Geocaching

Geocaching is a way to use mobile devices to engage learners with a geographical area – creating or finding hidden “caches” which can be found by solving clues to locate them. OpenCaching is a free source of geocaches which can … Continue reading

July 10, 2014
by Malcolm Wilson
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What is it to be a digitally competent teacher?

The 7 Characteristics of a Digitally Competent Teacher is a post describing some features of what a teacher who is using digital tools to support learning and teaching might be like. Using technology to support learning and teaching is not … Continue reading

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