Tag: tools

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 the sciences, effective learning and teaching depends upon the skilful use of varied approaches, including …

Read more

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 their pupils in as effective a way as possible using the tools which are now …

Read more

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? Well here are resources which will help to explain what QR codes are, what they …

Read more

In:Tuition life-skills resources to support Health and Wellbeing

http://www.intuitionkit.com 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 supporting health and wellbeing issues in the classroom, but will also demonstrate for staff, who …

Read more

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 different form to the way in which it may have been taught or learned. This …

Read more

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 to help identify behaviour patterns of individual pupils for a teacher, which can greatly help in resolving …

Read more

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 story texts for “Hot-seating” or “Dilemma Debate” Make use of texts online, as starting points …

Read more

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 you are looking for a series of helpful plain-English guides to explain the wide range of tools which come under …

Read more