ICT for Teaching & Learning in Falkirk Primary Schools

January 13, 2012
by Malcolm Wilson
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“Ae fond Click!” – using ICT tools to support classroom activities on Scotland’s Bard Robert Burns

For many Scottish schools in January there is often an emphasis in the classroom on work on the life and literature of Scotland’s national bard, Robert Burns. The following resources provide ideas for how ICT tools can be used to … 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

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

March 14, 2011
by Malcolm Wilson
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Hear the text of Word documents spoken with WordTalk

Wordtalk http://www.wordtalk.org.uk/Home/ A Windows text-to-speech plugin for Microsoft Word, free for Scottish schools. It will speak the text of the document and will highlight it as it goes. It contains a talking dictionary and a text-to-mp3 converter. Click on this … Continue reading

January 20, 2011
by Malcolm Wilson
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Hear! Hear! Tools for Creating and Editing Audio Recordings in the Classroom

So you want to make an audio recording? Here are some free tools to help you do that in the classroom. Audacity http://audacity.sourceforge.net/ – Audacity is free software to download which lets users record and edit audio in order to … Continue reading

July 6, 2010
by Malcolm Wilson
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Blabberize

http://blabberize.com/ can be used to create a speaking image in Monty Python-esque animation style.  Pupils can choose an image of an animal’s head of their choice (from website with permission to use and royalty-free) .  They then use a microphone to add … Continue reading

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