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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, 04 December 2017. Posted by Allan Wilson

Does anybody in a secondary school in Scotland have a pupil who is using a Reader Pen / Exam Pen to help them read text independently? Has this pupil used the Pen to sit prelims, or SQA assessments? Jim Bowen from Scanning Pens is desperately looking for case studies illustrating the use of Reader /...

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 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 Thursday, 05 May 2016. Posted by Robert Stewart

Join us at CALL Scotland for 2 events in the coming month:   iPad Management for Schools Seminar Exploring options for managing, setting up and using multiple iPads Thursday 26th May 2016, 9:30am - 12:30pm There are tens of thousands of iPads in Scottish schools and many different models of mo...

Created on Wednesday, 04 May 2016. Posted by Paul Nisbet

Last week we launched our new Adapted Digital Assessments website. Digital Question Papers were first introduced in 2008, and there have been quite a few changes and developments since then: phasing out of Standard Grade and Intermediate examinations and the introduction of National 5; the developm...

Created on Tuesday, 08 December 2015. Posted by Shirley Lawson

“Is there something my student can use to allow them just to speak and their words appear on the screen?”   The plea of many teachers everywhere Yes there is and it’s called speech recognition software.  It is much more accurate and reliable now (especially install...

Created on Friday, 27 November 2015. Posted by Paul Nisbet

When you are using speech recognition software, it's important to keep the microphone a consistent distance away from your mouth. One of the best ways of doing that is to use a headset microphone. However, most of the headset mics have got a cable attached which means that you are tethered to yo...