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Created on Thursday, 07 July 2016. Posted by Shirley Lawson

In my webinar ‘Using Cloud Based Tools to Support Learners with ASN’ first broadcast on 25 May 2016 I talked about the use of the new Microsoft OneNote add-in called Learning Tools. They are an example of universal design:  one solution that makes reading, writing and comprehen...

Created on Monday, 04 July 2016. Posted by Allan Wilson

Info Cards are new resources available from the Downloads section of the CALL Scotland web site. They are designed to be printed double-sided onto a sheet of A4 card, then cut in half to produce 2 A5 cards, with information needed to perform a simple task with a piece of technology. The first two c...

Created on Monday, 16 May 2016. Posted by Craig Mill

In a recent webinar, I explored a range of features and tools that are available in Microsoft Word to support learners with literacy difficulties.  Although the main focus was to look at customising the settings in Word to suit different learning needs, the latter part of the webinar looked at ...

Created on Friday, 29 January 2016. Posted by Paul Nisbet

On 19th January, Ceitidh, the world's first Scottish Gaelic Computer Voice, was officially launched by Dr. Alasdair Allan, Minister for Learning, Science and Scotland’s Languages at Sgoil Ghàidhlig Ghlaschu. Representatives from the funders (Scottish Government, SQA, Scottish Fundin...

Created on Wednesday, 13 January 2016. Posted by Craig Mill

A new resource from CALL Scotland! When using an iPad to support pupils with literacy difficulties such as dyslexia, there is a temptation to head straight to the Apps Store to download the latest dedicated ‘dyslexia app’. While many of these apps offer valuable literacy support, the bu...

Created on Wednesday, 02 December 2015. Posted by Allan Wilson

Sandra and Craig have spent a day in Renfrewshire during each of the last two weeks delivering a Professional Learning opportunity in 'ICT and Dyslexia' for staff in schools. The first day focused on the use of ICT to support primary school pupils with dyslexia, while the second looked at it...

Created on Monday, 02 November 2015. Posted by Paul Nisbet

Barrington Stoke, who publish excellent books for reluctant, struggling or dyslexic readers, have released Tints, an app that lets you buy digital versions of some of their titles. Barrington Stoke have not published digital versions of their titles before because they have significant concerns ...

Created on Monday, 26 October 2015. Posted by Allan Wilson

Ever since we first produced our wheel of iPad Apps for Learners with Dyslexia / Reading and Writing Difficulties in October 2013, we've had regular requests for a similar wheel for tablets and smartphones that use the Android operating system. IPads are used much more frequently than Android de...

Created on Tuesday, 22 September 2015. Posted by Paul Nisbet

If you are working with learners who have difficulty writing or spelling, you need to learn about speech recognition. Speech recognition software is now much, much better that it was in the past, and it's also built in free to mobiles and tablets. If you've tried it before but not had much s...