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Created on Wednesday, 04 January 2017. Posted by Shirley Lawson

Has speech recognition software advanced to the point where students with additional support needs can rely on it to dictate answers into an SQA exam answer box or booklet? Is it about the software working efficiently or more about the training, support and school IT infrastructure that makes i...

Created on Tuesday, 20 December 2016. Posted by Shirley Lawson

Allan Wilson will present our first webinar of 2017 on Wednesday 11th January.  The subject will be 'Free Windows Text to Speech Software for People with Dyslexia'.  Text to speech software is one of the most useful tools available to support learners with dyslexia / reading&n...

Created on Friday, 25 November 2016. Posted by Shirley Lawson

On 17th January  we are holding a morning seminar on Assessment and Support of Students with Additional Support Needs.  We want to raise awareness of the potential of Assistive Technology and to help teachers not only understand how transformational it can be for  students with additi...

Created on Monday, 26 September 2016. Posted by Shirley Lawson

Are you up for an exciting career challenge? CALL Scotland is seeking an experienced and expert teacher of learners with complex additional support needs / severe or profound learning needs to join the multidisciplinary CALL team. The purpose of this exciting and diverse post is to work as part...

Created on Wednesday, 21 September 2016. Posted by Shirley Lawson

CALL Scotland will be hosting 'Creative and fun learning using iPads'  a free half day seminar for teachers, learning assistants, support for learning staff – anyone who has access to iPads in an educational setting – with the focus on using the devices creatively to achieve...

Created on Friday, 26 August 2016. Posted by Shirley Lawson

 Fourteen attendees from up and down the country logged in to this week's webinar entitled ‘Back to school assistive technology to support all learners’.  One of the attendees was then broadcasting the webinar to 10 more staff - an excellent way to learn collegiately a...

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 Tuesday, 17 May 2016. Posted by Shirley Lawson

The aim of National Digital Learning week is to highlight the innovative and exciting ways in which digital technologies are being used to support Scottish learners.  Our focus here at CALL Scotland is the support of learners with additional support needs and we think the use of assistive techn...

Created on Tuesday, 15 March 2016. Posted by Shirley Lawson

On 02 June we are holding a free half day seminar here at Moray House to bring participants of the Talking in Exams project together to share their experiences of using the software in school. This is a great chance for anyone who is keen to use the software with pupils in their school to come...