ICT for Learning & Teaching in Falkirk Schools

Digital technology to support learning & teaching

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

January 20, 2011
by Malcolm Wilson
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Hear! Hear! Tools for Creating and Editing Audio Recordings in the Classroom

So you want to make an audio recording? Here are some free tools to help you do that in the classroom. Audacity http://audacity.sourceforge.net/ – Audacity is free software to download which lets users record and edit audio in order to … Continue reading

December 23, 2010
by Malcolm Wilson
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Lingro – add to any website for interactive dictionary and word games

Lingro – http://lingro.com/ – if you want to use a website with pupils but think that pupils would be helped by having an on-hand interactive dictionary then consider using Lingro.  Just copy the website address of the website you wish to suggest to your … Continue reading

November 18, 2010
by Malcolm Wilson
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A Cornucopia of Classroom Quiz-Creators -Tools for Creating Online Quizzes for the classroom

It can be very useful to be able to create self-correcting quizzes for pupils in the classroom – to be used either at home or in school.  As well as providing feedback on what has been learned by pupils, the … Continue reading

November 1, 2010
by Malcolm Wilson
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Flip Video Cameras in the classroom

http://www.theflip.com/en-gb/ Flip digital cameras are very popular as the video camera of choice in primary classrooms.  While they may now no longer be available to purchase, many primary schools will already have these because they are simple to use when recording … Continue reading

August 19, 2010
by Malcolm Wilson
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Countdown Timers and Random Name Selectors for Class Activities

Sometimes in a classroom situation it’s useful to have a countdown timer.  Whether it is for a bit of fun to focus the pupils on the time available while waiting for pupils to finish a task within a deadline, or … Continue reading

July 8, 2010
by Malcolm Wilson
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Just Picture My Words – Wordclouds in the Classroom

  There are now a number of online tools which are free to use to create wordclouds (images made from words) from your own text. These wordcloud images create a visual representation of the chosen text, with the frequency of the … Continue reading

July 6, 2010
by Malcolm Wilson
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Blabberize

http://blabberize.com/ can be used to create a speaking image in Monty Python-esque animation style.  Pupils can choose an image of an animal’s head of their choice (from website with permission to use and royalty-free) .  They then use a microphone to add … Continue reading

July 2, 2010
by Malcolm Wilson
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Timeline Tools in Teaching and Learning

Timelines can be useful across the curriculum in classroom contexts – such to show the progression of events, whether as a sequential record of major developments in real historical events, or for pupils to create a fictional sequence in creative writing, or … Continue reading

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