ICT for Learning & Teaching in Falkirk Schools

Digital technology to support learning & teaching

July 10, 2014
by Malcolm Wilson
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Gaining Ground with Geocaching

Geocaching is a way to use mobile devices to engage learners with a geographical area – creating or finding hidden “caches” which can be found by solving clues to locate them. OpenCaching is a free source of geocaches which can … Continue reading

October 22, 2013
by Malcolm Wilson
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Movenote – share your voice, video, presentation and annotations

Movenote is a neat free tool for combining on one screen a video (which can be of the the presenter, or video of anything else being viewed from a webcam or mobile device) along with a presentation (which can be a document … Continue reading

September 12, 2013
by Malcolm Wilson
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Padlet for Feedback and Much More in the Classroom

What is Padlet? Padlet (formerly called Wallwisher) is a versatile free online tool which can be used by teachers in a classroom setting to gather feedback from pupils as part of formative assessment. It also serves as a visually attractive … Continue reading

June 18, 2012
by Malcolm Wilson
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Classroom Response Tools for Assessment for Learning

There are many tools now available specifically to help gather feedback from all pupils in a class – sometimes called classroom response systems, class voting tools or clickers. These let teachers get a quick response at the beginning, during or … Continue reading

April 19, 2012
by Malcolm Wilson
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From One-to-Many to 1:1 – Handheld Learning for Learning and Teaching

Handheld Learning, One to One (1:1), Mobile Learning, Tablets for Teaching, BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) These are all phrases and labels which are examples of the shift in emphasis in many situations from a dependence on desk-tied computing devices … Continue reading

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