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Created on Monday, 16 January 2012. Posted by Robert Stewart

The 2011 Scottish Children's Book Awards is an innovative nationwide reading project in which children and young people from every corner of Scotland read and vote for their favourite Scottish children's books of the year. Votes MUST reach Scottish Book Trust by 5.30pm on Friday 27th January ...

Created on Tuesday, 06 December 2011. Posted by Robert Stewart

A question I was asked recently is how many iPads (or iPod Touch and iPhone) can you put an App on? The answer to that would be as many as you want. However, that doesn't mean that these devices can then be used by a clasroom of pupils at the same time if only 1 licence for that App has been purc...

Created on Tuesday, 22 November 2011. Posted by Robert Stewart

CALL recently carried out an experiment to see how well a Toshiba netbook would cope with Dragon Naturally Speaking 11 (Dragon). Dragon is a speech recognition software package developed and sold by Nuance. The netbook used was a Toshiba NB250 which offers reduced computing power when compared to ...

Created on Tuesday, 06 September 2011. Posted by Robert Stewart

The 2011 Scottish Children's Book Awards is an innovative nationwide reading project in which children and young people from every corner of Scotland read and vote for their favourite Scottish children's books of the year. Last year: over 40,000 children registered and an amazing 17,000 vot...

Created on Wednesday, 17 August 2011. Posted by Robert Stewart

CALL now has a large bank of netbooks and our latest edition is the Toshiba NB250. A good little netbook which is light weight, cheap (£225 via the Procurement Scotland contract), long 8 hour battery life and relatively fast if you are using one or two programs. Note that netbooks are ...

Created on Monday, 29 November 2010. Posted by Robert Stewart

The 2010 Royal Mail Awards for Scottish Children's Books is an innovative nationwide reading project in which children and young people from every corner of Scotland read and vote for their favourite Scottish children's books of the year. Last year: Over 31,000 children were involved and a...

Created on Tuesday, 02 November 2010. Posted by Robert Stewart

A new version of WordTalk is now available for Windows 7 (32-bit). Unfortunately the Windows 7 (64-bit) version is not yet ready. WordTalk is a free text-to-speech plugin developed for use with Microsoft Word. It will speak the text of the document and will highlight it as i...

Created on Friday, 15 October 2010. Posted by Robert Stewart

The Scottish Voice has been very well received by the Scottish educational community and we know that she is being used to listen to: SQA digital exams; novels; digital textbooks; Microsoft Word documents; resources on Glow. She is also used by children who can’t...

Created on Thursday, 14 October 2010. Posted by Robert Stewart

Issue 27 of 'New in CALL', the free news, views and events leaflet is now available for download. Inside this issue: Print Disability Licence; The Royal Mail Book Awards; iPad or Kindle; Augmentative Communication in Practice: Scotland study day; 2010-2011 CPD Calendar. ...