ICT for Teaching & Learning in Falkirk Primary Schools

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

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

March 30, 2011
by Malcolm Wilson
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Fun or fear? Spreadsheets for Problem Solving in the Primary Classroom – fun over fear!

Mention spreadsheets to some primary teachers and there may be a visible shudder!  For those unfamiliar with the use of spreadsheets in a primary classroom they don’t tend to conjure up ideas of a fun activity for pupils.  Part of … Continue reading

March 14, 2011
by Malcolm Wilson
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Hear the text of Word documents spoken with WordTalk

Wordtalk http://www.wordtalk.org.uk/Home/ A Windows text-to-speech plugin for Microsoft Word, free for Scottish schools. It will speak the text of the document and will highlight it as it goes. It contains a talking dictionary and a text-to-mp3 converter. Click on this … Continue reading

March 12, 2011
by Malcolm Wilson
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Create collage pictures from your photographs with Microsoft Research AutoCollage

Would you like to be able to create a collage of your own photographs where the images blend into one another, but you don’t feel you have the skills to blend them together?  Then step up Microsoft Research Autocollage.  All you … 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

September 16, 2010
by Malcolm Wilson
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Video Editing with Windows Live Movie Maker and More

If you have Windows 7 then you can download Windows Live Movie Maker for free.   It works in a different way to the previous version of Windows Movie maker and so the following should help show how to make use … Continue reading

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