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Free webinar on SQA Assessment Arrangements

Posted by Shirley Lawson on the 20th September, 2022

The Scottish Government has announced that a new qualification body will commence work in 2024 that as part of a wider education reform. It is vital that accessibility and the needs of learners with disabilities or Additional Support Needs are designed in to any new Senior Phase qualification system...

10 week Technology for ASN course

Posted by Shirley Lawson on the 15th September, 2022

CALL Scotland, in partnership with Moray House Professional Learning team, will be running a 10-week introductory course on Technology to support Additional Support Needs in education. Last year this course was very popular and ran at capacity of 40 people. Start date: February 22, 2023 The foc...

5 week Technology and Dyslexia course

Posted by Shirley Lawson on the 30th August, 2022

Do you have dyslexic pupils in your class? Are you keen to take your knowledge of how technology can support someone with dyslexia to the next level? Do you want to take part in some cohesive, practical Professional Learning over a longer period of time to allow you to develop your skills? This ne...

Five Simple Assistive Technology Ideas

Posted by Claire Harrison on the 26th August, 2022

Here in Scotland, learners returned to their classrooms this week and last.  There’s some great stuff to be spotted via social media; teaching ideas and resources from simple assistive technology solutions to AAC resources for learners. So here are five nifty things for your information a...

Online courses for August - December 2022

Posted by Shirley Lawson on the 24th August, 2022

The CALL team are looking forward to delivering our Professional Learning online courses starting on 8th September with a new course primarily aimed at parents but entirely suitable for teachers, Pupil Support Assistants and anyone supporting a child or young person with literacy difficulties. Dat...

Free online learning modules

Posted by Craig Mill on the 23rd August, 2022

CALL has developed a series of free professional learning modules for you to study at your leisure. The focus of each module is how technology can help learners with additional support needs, for example, pupils who experience literacy difficulties arising from dyslexia. The 4 modules comprise of: ...

Online Learning opportunity for parents

Posted by Shirley Lawson on the 18th August, 2022

During lockdown we were inundated with phone calls and emails from parents and family members who were trying to support young people with Additional Support Needs to access their education online. 'My son needs me to read out a whole web page and then when I ask him questions about it, he has ...

Use Mark Up in the Photos App to draw, add text, doodle and even tell a story

Posted by Craig Mill on the 17th August, 2022

Mark Up provides a variety of annotation features such as drawing tools, adding text, speech bubbles, shapes and more – great for expressing ideas, telling stories and to help develop creative skills. There’s even a ‘Magnifier’ to magnify or enhance parts of a photo. Whi...

Looking for a free photo app that snaps and reads aloud the text?

Posted by Craig Mill on the 9th August, 2022

The Photos App for the iPad (and iPhone) has been around for a long time. But in a recent update, Photos has a new tool for reading text aloud from images. This is a great new feature for capturing text on classroom worksheets, flyers and other paper-based materials.  In a previous blog po...

Microsoft Editor - now available for Edge and Chrome

Posted by Craig Mill on the 29th June, 2022

Microsoft Editor is a built-in spelling and grammar checker available in Word and Word Online. But you can now download it as an extension for the Edge and Chrome browsers.  What is Editor and how does it compare to other online spell checkers? Microsoft Editor uses Artificial Intelligence (AI)...

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