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Created on Thursday, 18 June 2020. Posted by Shirley Lawson

A really big thank you to everyone who signed up for our virtual ASN and Technology Conference this week.  Due to Covid-19, we were unable to host our scheduled conferences in Glasgow and Edinburgh so made the decision to move it online.   We had the amazing total of 570 people sign up at ...

Created on Wednesday, 06 May 2020. Posted by Shirley Lawson

Due to Covid-19 our annual Additional Support for Learning and Technology conference which was scheduled to take place in Edinburgh and Glasgow will now be held online on Tuesday 16th June 2020. We are delighted to still be able to offer this opportunity for anyone in education working with pupils w...

Created on Wednesday, 06 May 2020. Posted by Shirley Lawson

There is no question this is a challenging time for parents who are working at home while supporting children with their education and perhaps looking after family and friends also.  We are here to provide technology advice and support for teachers and for parents of pupils with Additional Supp...

Created on Thursday, 23 April 2020. Posted by Shirley Lawson

Are you a teacher working from home? Clearly a Yes Are you supporting pupils with Additional Support Needs? Another Yes Do you know how technology can support their learning? Not so many Yes answers to this one Pupils at home - if they are fortunate enough and able to - are using a wide range of t...

Created on Monday, 06 April 2020. Posted by Shirley Lawson

Many schools are using Google Classroom to provide continued education online to pupils at home during this period of school closures. Assuming that pupils have access to a device and wifi (and this is a big assumption…) they will be able to access resources that the teacher uploads, complete...

Created on Wednesday, 08 January 2020. Posted by Shirley Lawson

This is a comment that I frequently hear from people that are honest enough to admit that they are not fully aware what is possible with assistive technology to support their learners with additional support needs.  And as technology is an ever changing, evolving area it can seem daunting to al...

Created on Thursday, 29 August 2019. Posted by Shirley Lawson

Are you looking for Professional Learning opportunity to learn more about how to use technology to support communication? We have 2 online learning opportunities coming up, both focussing on Alternative Augmentative Communication apps on the iPad.  These courses will be delivered by CALL Scotla...

Created on Wednesday, 21 August 2019. Posted by Shirley Lawson

A recent article in the Scotsman newspaper told the story of 16 year old Callum Glasgow, a dyslexic pupil at Royal High, achieving five grade As in his Higher exams. How did he manage to do all his school work, revision and interim assessments while experiencing reading and writing difficulties? Pau...

Created on Thursday, 18 April 2019. Posted by Shirley Lawson

As a Scottish Government funded organisation with a remit to provide expert advice, information, support and Professional Learning to all teachers across Scotland, we want to come directly to you to ask two questions: What technology training you would like us to provide for you? How would you like...