ICT for Learning & Teaching in Falkirk Schools

Digital technology to support learning & teaching

November 8, 2011
by Malcolm Wilson
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What’s the Answer Wolfram|Alpha? A search engine which answers with numbers, tables and graphs

Wolfram|Alpha is a search engine with a numeracy slant! It is what is known as a computational search engine, meaning that it is numerical data that it displays in various formats when a search term is entered in the search box. … 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

October 14, 2011
by Malcolm Wilson
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Make a drama out of IT! Online tools to support using drama techniques in primary schools

There are many tools available online which can help to support the teaching of drama, or the use of drama techniques in teaching, in the primary classroom. The following drama teaching techniques have suggested online tools shown for each: Using Online … Continue reading

September 26, 2011
by Malcolm Wilson
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So, apart from computers, what are these technology things you’re using in school?

So we hear a lot about learning technologies,  ICT, or Technologies for Learning. To those outwith a school setting there is often an assumption this means computers, and little else. And of course it does include computers and online tools. But if … Continue reading

August 18, 2011
by Malcolm Wilson
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SMART Exchange – SMART Board Resources for the Classroom Teacher

If your classroom has a SMART Board in it then a huge wealth of resources is available free to you online, making use of the SMART Board’s own interactive software, SMART Notebook, at SMART Exchange. This lets you browse through … Continue reading

August 16, 2011
by Malcolm Wilson
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You’ll Never Walk Alone……..building a professional learning network with Twitter

Teachers can gain so much from colleagues working beside them –  teaching tips, strategy suggestions, resource ideas, planning pointers and simply the support of another professional in talking through issues or sharing experiences from day to day. Most often these colleagues … 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 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 18, 2011
by Malcolm Wilson
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Video Tutorials to help get smarter at using your SMART Board interactive whiteboard in the classroom

http://www.fuuni.com/smart/smart In order for an interactive whiteboard to become more than simply a projection board, a teacher with a SMART Board interactive whiteboard needs to know how to make use of the interactive features of a SMART Board. And in … Continue reading

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