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Created on Thursday, 04 May 2017. Posted by Claire Harrison

Do you have BIGmacks, talking buttons or Step-by-Steps lurking dustily at the back of a cupboard in your classroom? Are you confused about the difference between a Smooth Talker and a QuickTalker S? Do you have no idea what any of these are, let alone how and why you would use them?! If so, our...

Created on Tuesday, 28 February 2017. Posted by Claire Harrison

Can you believe the 2nd of March 2017 will mark the 20th year of World Book Day? Since 1997 children from all over the world have come together to celebrate this festival of reading and all things book related.  This year, why don’t you enable your learners to become the author...

Created on Thursday, 23 February 2017. Posted by Claire Harrison

Topic themed resources are available to download  from the Boardmaker website. For schools using Boardmaker Studio or Boardmaker Online, those of you who have searched for activities on their community sharing site boardmakeronline.com will know the challenge in  wading through the ma...

Created on Friday, 27 January 2017. Posted by Claire Harrison

Many of you who work with learners who use switches as an access method will be familiar with Ian Bean, who over the years has produced many fabulous switch accessible activities. I’m sure I only have to mention ‘The Dancing Hippo’ and you’ll find yourself absent-mindedly hum...

Created on Thursday, 19 January 2017. Posted by Claire Harrison

The Scottish Teenage Book Prize is a new award from the Scottish Book Trust. The award celebrates the best of fantastic Scottish teen fiction. There is still time to register, so be sure to log onto the book trust website and cast your vote. You have until 17th February to vote for your favourite bo...

Created on Thursday, 12 January 2017. Posted by Claire Harrison

I have just joined the CALL Scotland team to take up the post of Development Officer for Assistive Technology and Complex Additional Support Needs. I graduated from the University of Strathclyde in 1997 with a Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) and have spent the last 15 years teaching lea...