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Created on Wednesday, 13 January 2021. Posted by Paul Nisbet

With the latest version of Books on the iPad you can type into answer boxes on SQA Digital Question Papers. Find out how in this blog. SQA Digital Question papers are PDF files and the question-and-answer papers have 'form fields' for students to type their answers on screen. Previously, you...

Created on Tuesday, 12 January 2021. Posted by Craig Mill

If you have an interest in assistive technology and would like to update your professional development, CALL Scotland, in partnership with the University of Edinburgh School of Professional Learning, will be running the Inclusive Digital Technology (IDT) course in March 2021.  No...

Created on Tuesday, 12 January 2021. Posted by Craig Mill

‘iPad short video guides to support reading and writing’ is a series of quick guides explaining how to use the iPad’s built-in tools to support reading and writing. The guides can also be used on an iPhone. There are 12 videos in total which are organised in a contextual YouTube Pl...

Created on Thursday, 07 January 2021. Posted by Paul Nisbet

Digital Assessments must be accessible to all learners including students with disabilities or additional support needs. In this blog we explore what this means and how to create accessible assessments. More students in more schools and local authorities are being provided with personal devices, and...

Created on Thursday, 07 January 2021. Posted by Claire Harrison

Back in March we shared some links to resources for learning at home during the first lockdown period and you can still read about them in the CALL Blog archive. Here are some more which we think you might find useful as we begin another period of learning at home. One of the many challenges of crea...

Created on Wednesday, 06 January 2021. Posted by Paul Nisbet

On Monday the First Minister announced that schools would only be open for children of key workers and vulnerable children for January. In many schools, January is 'prelim month', so how can prelims or assessments be undertaken when most learners are at home? Summary The main points put forw...

Created on Wednesday, 06 January 2021. Posted by Shirley Lawson

The use of technology can be so important to a learner struggling with literacy difficulties. With pupils now accessing remote learning and most resources being delivered digitally, knowing how to make the best use of technology can make a huge difference in keeping your dyslexic pupils engaged in&n...

Created on Wednesday, 16 December 2020. Posted by Paul Nisbet

Modern digital devices all offer free, built-in speech-to-text or computer dictation tools. Can learners with disabilities or additional support needs use these tools for National 5, Higher and Advanced Higher assessments?  Over the past few weeks several teachers have contacted us asking about...

Created on Tuesday, 15 December 2020. Posted by Paul Nisbet

Which digital formats should we use for our internal National 5, Higher and Advanced higher assessments?  In this blog, we explore some options for creating and administering internal assessments for National 5, Higher and Advanced Higher. This is quite a long post so I encourage you to read th...