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Created on Friday, 09 January 2015. Posted by Paul Nisbet

You may have found that the TeeJay maths PDFs are not on the Books for All database any more. We have temporarily removed them because just before Christmas one of the files appeared on Wikispaces, freely downloadable, and this is not permitted under the agreement we have with TeeJay. We are...

Created on Tuesday, 06 January 2015. Posted by Paul Nisbet

Back in 2006 Naomi and Ross Forrester from Speaking Solutions in New Zealand visited us to find out about digital exams. Naomi and Ross are experts in speech recognition and digital tools to support learners with disabilities and difficulties. Since then they have been working with Louise ...

Created on Monday, 15 December 2014. Posted by Paul Nisbet

New books uploaded to the database from Hodder Gibson are: Higher Human Biology for CFE  Modern Studies Social Issues in the UK National 4 Maths Teacher’s Book, Answers and Assessment Practice  Thanks also to Forbes Smith from East Dunbartonshire for contributing ...

Created on Friday, 12 December 2014. Posted by Paul Nisbet

Previously if you wanted to create an interactive digital prelim, assessment or other resource with answer boxes on screen, you had to use Adobe Acrobat Pro, which costs around about £60 per license under a special licensing arrangement from Education Scotland. Even though this is a ...

Created on Wednesday, 03 December 2014. Posted by Paul Nisbet

You can now download the 2014 past papers from the SQA Digital Question Papers pages. Since prelim season is almost upon us, these can be useful for class teaching as well as revision, and of course for students to practice using the papers on a computer, iPad or other device. You can a...

Created on Friday, 10 October 2014. Posted by Paul Nisbet

Tom Strang at TeeJay Publishers has kindly provided digital versions of the new Curriculum for Excellence books for the Books for All Database, so that learners with print disabilities can read and access them.  Sarah and Rebecca here in CALL have been working hard to insert answer ...

Created on Wednesday, 01 October 2014. Posted by Paul Nisbet

One common challenge facing many learners with additional support needs is that of writing down mathematical and arithmetic working. This can be a real difficulty for learners with handwriting problems, dyspraxia, low muscle tone, dyslexia and dyspraxia, and learners on the autistic spectrum. S...

Created on Friday, 12 September 2014. Posted by Paul Nisbet

16/7/18: We regret that Hodder Gibson textbooks have been temporarily (we hope) removed from the Database at the request of the publisher, following alleged illegal use. We hope that they will be available again in time for the 2018/19 academic session. Rebecca here in CALL has uploaded another 11 H...

Created on Wednesday, 10 September 2014. Posted by Paul Nisbet

Our grateful thanks to Tom Strang and colleagues at TeeJay for providing us with PDFs of their new National 4 and 5 maths textbooks. The CfE Books N4-1, N4-2, N4+ and N5 are now available from the Books for All Scotland Database. The books are PDF files and we have added bookmarks to aid navigati...