ICT for Learning & Teaching in Falkirk Schools

Digital technology to support learning & teaching

May 11, 2012
by Malcolm Wilson
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Jubilee! Marking Milestones in History and Creative Ways to Celebrate School Anniversaries Across the Curriculum

Perhaps your school is celebrating an anniversary, perhaps having 5, 10, 25, 50 years or centenary celebrations of the school itself, perhaps a local or national event such as a Silver Jubilee, or Diamond Jubilee. Whatever the number of days, … Continue reading

March 15, 2012
by Malcolm Wilson
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What would happen if…..? ICT tools to develop inquiry and investigation skills in science in the primary classroom

ICT tools to develop skills of scientific inquiry and investigation One of the main purposes of learning in the sciences is to develop skills of scientific inquiry and investigation using practical techniques. From “Sciences: Principle and Practice” from Education Scotland “In … Continue reading

February 9, 2012
by Malcolm Wilson
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Maths all around you – shining a mathematical spotlight on where you live

http://www.mathsinthecity.com/ Maths in the City (set up in 2011 and shut down in 2016) was an excellent website for helping in teaching about mathematics around us – in showing pupils the huge range of ways maths is used all around them wherever … Continue reading

December 20, 2011
by Malcolm Wilson
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Exploring the Outdoor Classroom with Nature Detectives

Take your classroom outside! Nature Detectives http://www.naturedetectives.org.uk is run by The Woodland trust, whose mission is to create, protect and inspire people about woods and trees. So if you are looking to take your classroom outside then this is a … Continue reading

December 15, 2011
by Malcolm Wilson
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Adding deeper understanding, fun and choice to classroom project tasks with Learning Event Generator

Teachers often look for fresh ways of setting classroom tasks for pupils to demonstrate their learning. That is, to be able to show that they have understood what they have been learning by presenting or applying that information in a … Continue reading

December 6, 2011
by Malcolm Wilson
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Global Citizenship – Connecting Classrooms

“In today’s globalised society, connecting, collaborating and working together with people in other countries is an increasing part of everyday reality – from business, to leisure and beyond.” This introduction to Global Citizenship is from the British Council’s eTwinning schools … Continue reading

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

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

November 7, 2011
by Malcolm Wilson
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Going for Gold or Quest for the Cup – classroom activities across the curriculum inspired by the Olympics, Paralympics, Commonwealth Games or major international sporting events

Whether it is the Olympics, Paralympics, Commonwealth Games, Football World Cup, Tennis Masters or other high-profile international sporting events, major events such as these with high media coverage can capture the imagination of your pupils, and that interest can be harnessed … Continue reading

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