Digital Learning & Teaching in Falkirk Schools

Digital technology to support learning & teaching

July 10, 2014
by Malcolm Wilson

What is it to be a digitally competent teacher?

The 7 Characteristics of a Digitally Competent Teacher is a post describing some features of what a teacher who is using digital tools to support learning and teaching might be like. Using technology to support learning and teaching is not … Continue reading

March 15, 2012
by Malcolm Wilson

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

March 14, 2012
by Malcolm Wilson

Tech Tools to Support Teaching Handwriting – and why it’s still important in this digital age

In this age of mobile devices, keyboards, touchpads, and voice-controlled devices, some teachers may wonder if handwriting is no longer the required skill as before. And others may be looking for resources to help them teach this skill and support … Continue reading

March 13, 2012
by Malcolm Wilson

Quick, Quick, See! QR Codes – what are they? And how can they be used in and out of the classroom?

  So you’ve heard someone talking about QR codes? Or you’ve spotted these strangely-patterned black and white squares appearing in advertising material? Or you know what they are but just want to see how you can best make use of them? … Continue reading

February 28, 2012
by Malcolm Wilson

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

February 2, 2012
by Malcolm Wilson

In:Tuition life-skills resources to support Health and Wellbeing In:Tution is an excellent online downloadable  resource which combines lesson ideas on using a host of free online tools, all adapted to teach various health-promoting topics. All of the detailed step-by-step lesson plan ideas for using the free online tools show immediate application to … 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

November 21, 2011
by Malcolm Wilson

The Great Behaviour Game – a free online tool to support Classroom Behaviour Management

The Great Behaviour Game is a free online tool which a classroom teacher can use to help turn managing classroom behaviour in a primary classroom into a game with a class of pupils. At the same time this provides a serious tool … Continue reading

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