ICT for Learning & Teaching in Falkirk Schools

Digital technology to support learning & teaching

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

March 13, 2012
by Malcolm Wilson
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Quick, Quick, See! QR Codes – what are they? And how can they be used in and out of the classroom?

  So you’ve heard someone talking about QR codes? Or you’ve spotted these strangely-patterned black and white squares appearing in advertising material? Or you know what they are but just want to see how you can best make use of them? … Continue reading

November 14, 2011
by Malcolm Wilson
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Geograph the British Isles – combining mapping, photography and gaming in the classroom

Geograph British Isles combines mapping with photography and gaming challenges  to encourage practical interaction with maps and of the British Isles.  Photographs for every square kilometre of the British Isles Users of Ordnance Survey maps will know that Ordnance Survey maps divide up … 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

October 26, 2011
by Malcolm Wilson
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Why should a prospective employer pick you? World of Work Resume Generators

Resume Generator on the Read Write Think website is an interactive tool to guide pupils in writing a resume or CV in a choice of styles. It can be used as a writing tool in a literacy lesson to give practice … 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

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

July 31, 2011
by Malcolm Wilson
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Popplet the Primary Presentation tool

Popplet is a free online tool which lets you create a visual mindmap with ease, combining text, images, links and videos. This could be useful as a tool to use collaboratively with a class to outline planning together for a … Continue reading

June 13, 2011
by Malcolm Wilson
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Writing Pads – for online collaborative real-time writing

When you want your class to be able to collaborate on writing there are several ways of doing so. One way of doing this is to make use of an online tool which permits real-time collaboration with multiple users all … Continue reading

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