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Created on Thursday, 13 December 2018. Posted by Paul Nisbet

Many students have difficulty writing and recording maths and science expressions due to difficulties with handwriting or drawing. Can they use technology in examinations and assessments to overcome these difficulties and demonstrate their abilities? ('Yes' I hope is the answer - I wouldn...

Created on Thursday, 13 December 2018. Posted by Paul Nisbet

At the 2018 Digital Question Paper Focus Group meeting colleagues from SQA confirmed that computer readers could be used by candidates in Modern Language examinations. So, given that most schools use Windows computers in examinations, where can we get Windows computer voices for accessing, for examp...

Created on Wednesday, 05 December 2018. Posted by Paul Nisbet

On October 31st CALL hosted the annual Digital Question Papers Focus group meeting to discuss the use of technology as Assessment Arrangements in SQA examinations. The morning was attended by approximately 60 staff from schools, with colleagues from SQA and CALL, and as usual it was a stimulating an...

Created on Thursday, 25 October 2018. Posted by Claire Harrison

With most schools back in full swing from the October break, many staff and learners will be turning their thoughts to all things spooky with Halloween just around the corner.  Let's explore some of the ways assisstive technology can support learning & communication in a complex needs c...

Created on Thursday, 11 October 2018. Posted by Joanna Courtney

Printable PDFs of symbolised curricular resources for inclusive learning and teaching. Created and maintained by CALL Scotland, Symbols for All provides teaching resources in an accessible format for learners with additional support needs. Using picture symbols as visual supports benefits learners o...

Created on Wednesday, 12 September 2018. Posted by Shirley Lawson

There is no end to the demands on teachers’ time and with ever increasing workloads there is pressure to find valuable Professional Learning opportunities.  We have listened to the feedback from past course participants and created new online learning opportunities which offer high qualit...

Created on Thursday, 06 September 2018. Posted by Gillian McNeill

Do you work with learners using Augmentative and Alternative Communication in education and wish to develop your knowledge, skills and best practice techniques? If so, CALL Scotland have launched their new and unique online learning modules - Supporting Learners with Complex Communication Support Ne...

Created on Friday, 31 August 2018. 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 Edinburgh University’s Professional Learning, is offering a new course; Inclusive Digital Technology (IDT). IDT, pitched at SCQF Masters-level 11, is a ble...

Created on Friday, 24 August 2018. Posted by Paul Nisbet

Predictable 5 is a text-based AAC app, which can also now speak with a Scottish accent courtesy of CereProc's Heather and Stuart voices! Predictable is a text-based AAC app for iPad and iPhone from Therapy Box, with word prediction, message and phrase storage, a range of keyboards, and switch a...