Digital Learning & Teaching in Falkirk Schools

Digital technology to support learning & teaching

May 5, 2016
by Malcolm Wilson
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Learners engaging with their learning with Yammer

Yammer – so what is it and why use in school? Yammer is an online discussion/collaboration tool which provides schools with a secure online environment where all pupils in a class can ask questions of their peers, where they can seek answers … 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

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

July 10, 2012
by Malcolm Wilson
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Microsoft Office 365 for Education

Creating a Collaborative Cloud Classroom with Office 365 Microsoft 365 for Education is now free for educational establishments and it is Microsoft 365 for Education which is a core application suite of tools in Glow, Scotland’s national intranet for schools. This … Continue reading

August 26, 2011
by Malcolm Wilson
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Scrambling for cultural resources? Try SCRAN

Scran is a fantastic online resource – an archive of  over 360,000 images, movies and sounds from museums, galleries, archives and the media. And all of it comes with embedded attribution text so that schools using the material can be sure … Continue reading

August 18, 2011
by Malcolm Wilson
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Class Blogging as a Classroom Window to the World

So you want to look at creating a class blog? Do you have an idea about what to do with a blog, but perhaps not sure where to start? Or perhaps you want to start a blog but are not sure … 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

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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