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Created on Monday, 23 March 2020. Posted by Claire Harrison

As the ongoing situation with the Coronavirus Pandemic has developed over the last week or so, many people have been freely sharing wonderful resources which they have created to support learners they are working with. This blog is a round-up of symbol resources we’ve come across which are rel...

Created on Wednesday, 18 March 2020. Posted by Craig Mill

There has been a great deal of talk about moving from face-to-face teaching to online. With the latest news from the Scottish Government that schools are to close at the end this week, there is a greater urgency to transition from class-based to online teaching and learning.   Glow will provide...

Created on Wednesday, 18 March 2020. Posted by Robert Stewart

As from Wednesday 18th March, the CALL Scotland team will be working from home as much as possible. We will communicate using phone and email, through video calls using Microsoft Teams on Glow and Adobe Connect and we will keep the blogs, tweets and Facebook going. If you need to get in touch p...

Created on Thursday, 12 March 2020. Posted by Claire Harrison

A couple of weeks ago I had a really interesting conversation with some staff in a special school about options for creating choice making learning and communication activities for people who use switches. PowerPoint had already come up in the discussion when we explored the PowerPoint digital books...

Created on Monday, 09 March 2020. Posted by Allan Wilson

DyslexiFest, organised by Dyslexia Scotland, was held in The Barracks, Stirling on Saturday March 7th 2020. It was described as a "one-stop-pop-up dyslexia" event and included something for everybody with a personal or professional interest in dyslexia. In the morning session I gave a Mast...

Created on Thursday, 05 March 2020. Posted by Craig Mill

I have a pupil with a visual impairment. How do I share my computer screen or whiteboard to their iPad? In this article, I will explain how to mirror or share content from a computer screen to an iPad using Microsoft Teams which is free and available to all schools in Scotland via Glow. How to share...

Created on Monday, 02 March 2020. Posted by Paul Nisbet

SQA have published information on the number of requests for Assessment Arrangements in last year's external examinations. It gives an indication of the methods of support that candidates with disabilities or additional support needs are asking to use in exams. The breakdown of requests for diff...

Created on Thursday, 27 February 2020. Posted by Allan Wilson

[Due to the ongoing public health situation posed by the Covid-19 virus, the decision has been made to postpone the Carers marketing campaign that was to launch on 30 March.] We have been asked by the Scottish Government Carers Branch to let people know that a campaign will be launched on March 30th...

Created on Monday, 24 February 2020. Posted by Paul Nisbet

Amanda Warren, who is a Dyslexia Tutor, has written a fascinating post about how Immersion Reading has opened up books and reading for her son, who is dyslexic. Amanda writes that her son was diagnosed with dyslexia, poor working memory and extremely slow processing at age 10. In school he has been ...