ICT for Learning & Teaching in Falkirk Schools

Digital technology to support learning & teaching

November 10, 2011
by Malcolm Wilson
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Digital Story-telling with Little Bird Tales

Little Bird Tales is a free online tool designed to let pupils create stories combining their voice with text and their images (either uploaded or created online with an artpad within the Little Bird Tales site). Little Bird Tales is … Continue reading

October 31, 2011
by Malcolm Wilson
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Aspiring Aardman, Perhaps Pixar or Destined for Disney? Online tools for creating classroom animations

Digital story-telling using animation tools is a fun way of developing literacy with pupils, whether as an activity by individual pupils on their own, or as collaborative projects in groups. There are different kinds of animation tools, some which link … 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 15, 2011
by Malcolm Wilson
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Create Your Own Listening Comprehension Quiz with Video

Wouldn’t it be nice to have a tool where your pupils could view a video you’ve found online, and then answer comprehension questions on what they’ve just seen and heard? It would be great, too,  if that tool could have … 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

May 30, 2011
by Malcolm Wilson
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Jog the Web – guiding pupils through selected online resources

Jog the Web is a useful way of a teacher guiding pupils to a series of websites, or specific webpages, you have selected for them, in a sequence determined by the teacher, along with notes about the website being visited. … Continue reading

May 30, 2011
by Malcolm Wilson
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Searching with Qwiki – your talking search presenter

Qwiki is an online search tool which, as soon you enter the word you are searching for, pulls together text, images and video on your chosen search word and presents these as an animated slideshow with narrated text, which it starts to … Continue reading

May 27, 2011
by Malcolm Wilson
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Composing with Pictures – music sequencers for the primary classroom

The creation of music in primary schools is simplified by using software or online tools which let pupils, with limited or no music notation skills, choose musical phrases and sequence them in any order which the pupil wishes. The facility to drag these graphics around, … Continue reading

May 10, 2011
by Malcolm Wilson
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Rapping the News – rhyming current affairs in the classroom

http://theweekinrap.com/ is exactly what the title says!  Every week some main stories in the news from this US site are reported in rap.  The quick rhythmic rhyming delivery allied to the mix of news footage, animations and special effects in … Continue reading

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