ICT for Learning & Teaching in Falkirk Schools

Digital technology to support learning & teaching

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

March 5, 2018
by Malcolm Wilson
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Creating a Multi-user Collaborative Presentation with Microsoft PowerPoint Online

The go-to presentation-creation tool for many teachers and pupils is PowerPoint. So as your pupils are already familiar with using Microsoft PowerPoint then consider using Microsoft PowerPoint Online available to all Glow users in Scottish schools as part of Microsoft … Continue reading

March 5, 2018
by Malcolm Wilson
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Real-time multi-user collaboration in Microsoft Word Online

So are your pupils are already familiar with using Microsoft Word? Then why not consider using Microsoft Word Online available to all Glow users in Scottish schools as part of Microsoft Office 365. Word Online is available anytime, anywhere with … Continue reading

March 5, 2018
by Malcolm Wilson
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Microsoft Learning Tools with Immersive Reader

Learning Tools with Immersive Reader provide users of Microsoft Office 365 (including Word and OneNote) with a range of tools to support learners with varying needs, making reading and writing more accessible for any learner. This is available to all … Continue reading

October 24, 2013
by Malcolm Wilson
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Developing literacy with Facebook-like and Twitter-like tools

Many pupils today are very familiar with social media tools like Facebook and Twitter, whether they themselves use them or from the many references on television, film or media. It teaching literacy today there is an expectation built into curricular … Continue reading

September 17, 2012
by Malcolm Wilson
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Screencasting for Providing Pupil Feedback on Writing using a Video and Audio Screen Capture Tool

Often, when pupils undertake a piece of writing, a teacher will provide feedback to the pupil. This can take the form of face to face feedback by way of a conversation between the teacher and pupil concerned. Or it can be … Continue reading

July 19, 2012
by Malcolm Wilson
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Connecting Characters Across Classrooms – Connecting classrooms across the world with travel buddies in literacy projects

So what are Classroom Travel Buddies? Well, a project which can help connect classrooms around the world, or which can help pupils make the connection with other parts of the world, can be one which involves a character which goes … Continue reading

March 14, 2012
by Malcolm Wilson
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Tech Tools to Support Teaching Handwriting – and why it’s still important in this digital age

In this age of mobile devices, keyboards, touchpads, and voice-controlled devices, some teachers may wonder if handwriting is no longer the required skill as before. And others may be looking for resources to help them teach this skill and support … Continue reading

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