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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 Monday, 02 April 2018. Posted by Craig Mill

A new partnership between Microsoft, Tobii Dynavox and Boardmaker introduces Picture Communication Symbols (PCS) to Microsoft’s Learning Tools.  Symbol and picture support is nothing new to the world of literacy support software as it has been available in Texthelp’s Read&Wri...

Created on Wednesday, 13 September 2017. Posted by Shirley Lawson

New iPad courses on offer  - FREE Professional Learning! An Apple Regional Training Centre (RTC) delivers courses to build the skills and confidence of educators to use Apple technology inside and outside the classroom. CALL Scotland is a designated Apple RTC and our special interest lies in p...

Created on Thursday, 17 August 2017. Posted by Shirley Lawson

Should schools consider investing Pupil Equity Fund money in Assistive Technology and training?  Yes and here is why... Learners with Additional Support Needs have lower achievement than learners who do not have ASN. Use of Assistive Technology can raise "raise achievement in the communit...

Created on Wednesday, 16 August 2017. Posted by Shirley Lawson

 I must learn more about  inclusive digital technologies and how they can support my students with additional support needs.  Did you say to yourself at some point last year?  Did you get the chance to do it?  Have you started back at school and are reminded straight away ...

Created on Thursday, 20 July 2017. Posted by Shirley Lawson

Microsoft has a new speech recognition plug-in which can be used in Word, Outlook email and Powerpoint. It can even translate your words to different languages which could be a useful practice tool for students with English as an Additional Language. It was easy to download and install Dictation as...

Created on Monday, 05 June 2017. Posted by Shirley Lawson

We have a brand new exciting line up of Professional Learning opportunities for anyone who is working with a person who has Additional Support Needs, a physical, communication or sensory support needs. You will find full details of the  CALL Scotland 2017-18 Professional Learning calendar&...

Created on Friday, 19 May 2017. Posted by Claire Harrison

We’re finishing off our week of blogging about National Digital Learning Week 2017 by considering some of the ways Assistive Technology can help learners with literacy difficulties.  As a former children’s bookseller I’m a big fan of children’s literature and m...