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November 2016

CALL Assistive Technology (AT) Community

CALL has created a new email forum, 'CALL Assistive Technology (AT) Community' an informal space for people with a common interest...

Talking Dyslexia

As part of his role, Allan Wilson, an Information Officer, gives occasional talks on the use of technology to support people with dyslexia, to branches of Dyslexia Scotland, parent groups and others.

Downloads - Updates and Additions

We've been fairly busy over the past month updating some of our downloadable posters and creating new ones. It is great that people have been finding them not only attractive...

Training courses

At our University of Edinburgh training centre.

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Free webinars

30 minute online workshops delivered to your desktop.

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Upcoming events

Some events for your diary.

Creative and Fun Learning Using the iPad

Many schools across Scotland have purchased iPads to raise attainment for their learners through the use of educational apps. After the initial excitement of using them, there is quite often a lull as they become everyday classroom objects. We want to show you some ways they can be used creatively to achieve learning objectives while achieving maximum student engagement and enjoyment.

Assessment and Support of Students with ASN

Many students require additional support in the classroom to achieve their full potential. The use of technology is vitally important for many struggling learners and therefore every teacher should be aware of what hardware, software, apps and peripheral devices are available to ensure that we are Getting It Right For Every Learner.

What we're reading

The CALL Scotland Annual Report

It highlights the work of Scotland's National Centre for Support for Learning through Assistive Technology and Augmentative and Alternative Communication.

Closing the Gap

An interesting blog by Luis Perez on new features in the latest Chrome OS for the Chromebook to support people with a visual impairment.

Looking ahead to the new Education Scotland websites

Preparations are well under way for a major update to the Education Scotland websites. The new Education Scotland websites will be launched next month.