Digital Learning & Teaching in Falkirk Schools

Digital technology to support learning & teaching

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 15, 2011
by Malcolm Wilson
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Create Your Own Listening Comprehension Quiz with Video

Wouldn’t it be nice to have a tool where your pupils could view a video you’ve found online, and then answer comprehension questions on what they’ve just seen and heard? It would be great, too,  if that tool could have … 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

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

May 10, 2011
by Malcolm Wilson
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Rapping the News – rhyming current affairs in the classroom

http://theweekinrap.com/ is exactly what the title says!  Every week some main stories in the news from this US site are reported in rap.  The quick rhythmic rhyming delivery allied to the mix of news footage, animations and special effects in … Continue reading

March 30, 2011
by Malcolm Wilson
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Fun or fear? Spreadsheets for Problem Solving in the Primary Classroom – fun over fear!

Mention spreadsheets to some primary teachers and there may be a visible shudder!  For those unfamiliar with the use of spreadsheets in a primary classroom they don’t tend to conjure up ideas of a fun activity for pupils.  Part of … Continue reading

January 7, 2011
by Malcolm Wilson
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Domo Animate – create animation online

http://domo.goanimate.com/ – Domo Animate (from the creators of Go Animate) is a school-friendly version of Go Animate for pupils to create animations free online.  It lets pupils animate characters of their choice and add music and sound effects from a … 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

November 1, 2010
by Malcolm Wilson
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Flip Video Cameras in the classroom

http://www.theflip.com/en-gb/ Flip digital cameras are very popular as the video camera of choice in primary classrooms.  While they may now no longer be available to purchase, many primary schools will already have these because they are simple to use when recording … Continue reading

October 7, 2010
by Malcolm Wilson
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Royalty-free sound-effects and music for multimedia presentations

Schools are often looking for royalty-free sound-effects and music for multimedia presentations – music or sound effects which pupils and staff can use in their videos, stop-motion animations, online or Powerpoint presentations.  And of course they wish to ensure that they … Continue reading

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