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Created on Wednesday, 12 September 2018. Posted by Shirley Lawson

There is no end to the demands on teachers’ time and with ever increasing workloads there is pressure to find valuable Professional Learning opportunities.  We have listened to the feedback from past course participants and created new online learning opportunities which offer high qualit...

Created on Monday, 20 August 2018. Posted by Shirley Lawson

Is this the term when you plan to get your head around implementing assistive technology in a move towards providing an inclusive learning environment? Why not start by signing up to our 90 minute Online Learning workshop on 6th September at 4:00pm? Just log in online to access guidance and sup...

Created on Wednesday, 16 May 2018. Posted by Shirley Lawson

On this day - National Numeracy Day - we are raising awareness of dyscalculia, a specific difficulty in processing number concepts and mastering basic numeracy skills. Our Assistive Technology to support Dyscalculia full day training course in March was fully subscribed very quickly and there was a ...

Created on Monday, 14 May 2018. Posted by Shirley Lawson

Today is the first day of National Digital Learning Week 2018 which is celebrating the Year of Young People. Teachers and learners from all schools in Scotland are encouraged to take part in digital learning and teaching activities and to showcase their ideas and talents. For most students, almost e...

Created on Wednesday, 17 January 2018. Posted by Shirley Lawson

CALL Scotland are hosting two morning seminars to review the use of speech recognition, particularly Dragon Naturally Speaking for Windows, for learners with additional support needs in SQA examinations and assessments. Airdrie - 21st February (9:30am - 12:30pm) Aberdeen - 28th February (...

Created on Tuesday, 16 January 2018. Posted by Shirley Lawson

 FREE Seminar: Chromebooks in Examinations, 07 March 2018 (10:00 - 1:00pm), University of Edinburgh. CALL Scotland are working with the SQA to research the potential use of Chromebooks with digital exam papers.  Many local authorities in Scotland are using G Suite Education (previousl...

Created on Monday, 08 January 2018. Posted by Shirley Lawson

CALL Scotland's webinars are a valuable opportunity for relevant, practical FREE Professional Learning on the topic of inclusive digtal technologies.  What you learn from these webinars  could enhance your teaching methods and thus increase the learning opportunities for your students ...

Created on Thursday, 04 January 2018. Posted by Shirley Lawson

Dictate is a speech recognition add-on for Microsoft Office products. Once installed, you can talk aloud in Word, Outlook Mail and PowerPoint and have your words automatically transcribed into the selected field.  Is it any good and how does it compare to software such as Dragon Naturally Speak...

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...