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Created on Monday, 03 May 2021. Posted by Paul Nisbet

Last week a teacher called us to ask how to split up SQA question papers because they need to separate out sections to use in classroom assessments. This blog has some hints and tips. 2021 National Qualifications As we know, this year's National 5, Higher and Advanced Higher awards will be base...

Created on Thursday, 29 April 2021. Posted by Paul Nisbet

Dyslexia Scotland have published an excellent video workshop by Dawn Roberts and Innes Roberts on the use of assistive technology in assessments, and more broadly . The video is well worth a view if you are a teacher, parent or student using digital technology in assessments this term.   D...

Created on Wednesday, 28 April 2021. Posted by Joanna Courtney

Bookbug Explorer bags are gifted by Scottish Book Trust to every 3 year-old child in Scotland through their nursery.  CALL Scotland’s award-winning symbolised resources for children with communication difficulties, learning disabilities or with English as an Additional Language (EAL) enab...

Created on Tuesday, 27 April 2021. Posted by Shirley Lawson

We are starting to get excited about this year's virtual ASL and Technology conference which we are hosting online on 16th June 2021. Now that registration is open, bookings are coming in steadily and we are looking forward to welcoming visitors from Scotland, the rest of the UK, Irela...

Created on Tuesday, 27 April 2021. Posted by Allan Wilson

Immersive Reader and Learning Tools have proven themselves to be very useful tools for supporting people with reading and writing difficulties over the last couple of years, so we were delighted when Microsoft recently added Immersive Reader to the Online version of Powerpoint. Immersive Reader has ...

Created on Tuesday, 13 April 2021. Posted by Paul Nisbet

I was sorry to hear about the death of the Duke of Edinburgh and the tributes and coverage really give us a picture of a remarkable person, a strong character and an extraordinary life. He met so many people over the course of his life and so many people will have stories and anecdotes: here's m...

Created on Friday, 09 April 2021. Posted by Shirley Lawson

I have been working with a group of teachers who are using OneNote Class Notebooks to share resources with pupils who have been at home during lockdown.  Although many pupils have returned to school there are still those who are not able to due to health (both physical and mental) reasons. ...

Created on Tuesday, 06 April 2021. Posted by Craig Mill

Text Predictions is a word completion tool that can help to complete long or difficult words. Text Predictions is available in Word Online through Glow and Office 365. Text predictions - an overview Text Predictions is located in the Editor tool in Word Online. As well as Text Predictions, Editor in...

Created on Tuesday, 06 April 2021. Posted by Paul Nisbet

The Assistive Technology Industry Association (ATIA) AT Connected event is one of the largest and most varied conferences focussing on assistive technology and this year it was an online event held from January 25th to February 4th 2021. I was fortunate to be offered one of 24 AT Scholarships to att...