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Created on Thursday, 30 November 2017. Posted by Joanna Courtney

As part of Book Week Scotland, Scottish Book Trust gifts every P1 child with 3 books, which make up the short-list for the Bookbug Picture Book Prize. If you'd like your learners with ASN and communication difficulties to fully take part and then vote before the deadline on 8th December&nbs...

Created on Monday, 06 November 2017. Posted by Shirley Lawson

My presentation at last week’s ASN Provision in Education:  Priorities, Potential and the 10-Year strategy was about the assistive and communication technology expertise that CALL Scotland has and shares nationally and how this directly corresponds to the services within scope that have b...

Created on Thursday, 02 November 2017. Posted by Paul Nisbet

Last Wednesday (October 25th) we welcomed almost 100 practitioners from across Scotland to the SQA Digital Question Paper Focus Group. This annual (free) event again provided a great opportunity for staff to meet with colleagues from other schools and to discuss the use of technology in examinations...

Created on Thursday, 02 November 2017. Posted by Claire Harrison

CALL Scotland have created a set of symbolised print and interactive resources for learning accross the curriculum. The resources are all made using Picture Communication Symbols (PCS) and are freely accessible to any schools using Boardmaker Software. Using picture symbols as visual supports c...

Created on Monday, 30 October 2017. Posted by Craig Mill

CALL Scotland is pleased to announce a new guide for the iPad - What's new in iOS 11? Released in September 2017, iOS 11 is the latest version of Apple’s operating system for the iPad (iOS).  iOS 11 introduces new features and capabilities, such as improved multitasking with dragging ...

Created on Thursday, 26 October 2017. Posted by Allan Wilson

To coincide with the Dyslexia Scotland Educational Conference on Saturday 28th October, we have updated our iPad Apps for Learners with Dyslexia / Reading and Writing Difficulties wheel and will be launching a new wheel, iPad Apps for Learners with Dyscalculia / Numeracy Difficulties. Both can be do...

Created on Monday, 23 October 2017. Posted by Craig Mill

CALL Scotland is pleased to announce the release of a new infograph/poster; Making the most of PDFs and Adobe Acrobat Reader for learners with additional support needs (ASN). The infograph/poster highlights some of the built-in tools available in the free PDF viewer, Adobe Acrobat Reader.  Maki...

Created on Monday, 25 September 2017. Posted by Allan Wilson

CALL Scotland will have an exhibition stand at Bobath Scotland's World Cerebral Palsy Day Conference at the Hilton Hotel, William Street, Glasgow G3 8HT on Wednesday 4th October. The conference, sponsored by Digby Brown Solicitors, is free to attend, very friendly and relaxed - you don't hav...

Created on Thursday, 14 September 2017. Posted by Allan Wilson

Many people can cope with basic arithmetic when a problem is presented as a sum to be calculated, but struggle when the question is wrapped up in words. Text to speech software can help with reading the words in a problem, but it won't necessarily make the question easier to understand, or to an...