ICT for Learning & Teaching in Falkirk Schools

Digital technology to support learning & teaching

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

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 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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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

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

January 7, 2011
by Malcolm Wilson
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Picasa 3 for your Pictures – working with images

Picasa 3 is free downloadable software (from http://picasa.google.com/) which lets you manage and manipulate your photographs.  You can apply several effects to each photograph, you can resize, crop and create collages , slideshows or videos.  You can create large posters … Continue reading

October 27, 2010
by Malcolm Wilson
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Images free for Pupil Projects

How often do you look for images for classroom projects, presentations, blogs and websites?   But of course you are concerned that you don’t want to use images in your work you may not have permission to use.  Using a search engine like Google … Continue reading

July 24, 2010
by Malcolm Wilson
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Image Manipulation Tools

There are many image manipulation tools available for teachers, or their pupils, to use.  Many of these for free. Some require software to be downloaded and many are able to be used online. Schools use images in so many ways – both in … Continue reading

July 8, 2010
by Malcolm Wilson
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Just Picture My Words – Wordclouds in the Classroom

  There are now a number of online tools which are free to use to create wordclouds (images made from words) from your own text. These wordcloud images create a visual representation of the chosen text, with the frequency of the … Continue reading

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