ICT for Learning & Teaching in Falkirk Schools

Digital technology to support learning & teaching

February 28, 2012
by Malcolm Wilson
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Primary Games for Learning Gains

Primary Games Arena is a site aimed specifically at pupils in primary schools and comprises free online games for all ages and stages, as well as all areas of the curriculum. There is a huge selection of high-quality games which have been identified … Continue reading

November 11, 2011
by Malcolm Wilson
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PrimaryWall – Web-based Sticky Notes for Collaborative Classroom Activity

Primary Wall from the good people at Primary Technology is an online sticky wall space where your pupils can post small sticky notes with a title, their text and their name. This makes it great for rapidly gathering ideas, collaborating, … Continue reading

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

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 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

July 31, 2011
by Malcolm Wilson
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What was it like in the olden days? See and add photographs of nearby streets then and now

So how often do teachers get asked: “What was it like in the olden days?” as if they lived through medieval times! What Was there? Well What Was There is a neat free online tool which lets you upload old … 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

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

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