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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...

Created on Monday, 14 December 2020. Posted by Paul Nisbet

How can we manage and administer digital assessments for National 5, Higher and Advanced Higher in 2021? Can we use cloud-based tools such as OneDrive or Google Classroom? Cloud-based administration of assessments A few years ago, most schools and local authorities in Scotland deployed technology ru...

Created on Monday, 14 December 2020. Posted by Paul Nisbet

All National 5, Higher and Advanced Higher assessments are now going to be assessed by schools and centres internally. What does this involve for learners with disabilities or additional support needs who use technology to access learning? Covid-19 has already had significant impact on teaching, lea...

Created on Monday, 07 December 2020. Posted by Craig Mill

Immersive Reader is part of Microsoft Learning Tools and is designed to improve reading support for learners with literacy difficulties, such as dyslexia. Immersive Reader is available in programs such as Word, Word Online, OneNote and the Edge browser. A recent development is the availability of Im...

Created on Tuesday, 24 November 2020. Posted by Shirley Lawson

 Due to the success of our current online learning workshops focussing on assistive technology to support learners with additional support needs, we are going to continue to deliver Professional Learning online next academic term. Our courses would normally be delivered at the Un...