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Created on Friday, 07 August 2020. Posted by Paul Nisbet

The latest version of Predictable 6, the text-based communication app from TherapyBox, can speak with the Scottish adult and child voices Heather, Stuart, Andrew and Mairi. Let's find out how they sound and work. Predictable 6 is a text-based communication aid app for iPad, Android and Windows. ...

Created on Friday, 12 June 2020. Posted by Paul Nisbet

Learners who use technology to read and access text need their textbooks in a digital format - so where can we get digital textbooks? Find out in this blog. Many learners with additional support needs have difficulty with ordinary paper textbooks and learning materials. Perhaps your son or daughter ...

Created on Monday, 25 May 2020. Posted by Paul Nisbet

With so many children and young people learning at home through digital technology, it's vital that digital learning resources are properly accessible for all learners, including those with Additional Support Needs. Here's some hints and tips on how to do it. Why must our digital learning r...

Created on Friday, 01 May 2020. Posted by Paul Nisbet

There are so many web sites and online sources offering information and advice for parents that I hesitate to add to them, but in speaking to many folk I find that not everyone is aware of what is out there. Here are a few if you're struggling to find help.   Information and advice is good ...

Created on Tuesday, 28 April 2020. Posted by Paul Nisbet

Teaching and learning at home is pretty much brand new for all of us - so how do we actually do it? Two teachers give some really useful insights for educators, parent/carers and learners. How do we teach and learn at home? When schools closed two weeks before the Easter holidays, there was very lit...

Created on Wednesday, 22 April 2020. Posted by Paul Nisbet

On Monday, Scottish Government published guidance for home learning and suggested that parents should look on our web site to find out about tools to help, such as 'overlays and text to speech'. Yesterday I posted about colour overlays. Today here's an introduction to text-to-speech. Why...

Created on Tuesday, 21 April 2020. Posted by Paul Nisbet

Guidance from Scottish Government published yesterday suggested that parents should look on our web site to find out about tools to help with home learning, such as 'overlays and text to speech'. Here's where to find the information on overlays. We'll do text to speech tomorrow. Why ...

Created on Friday, 17 April 2020. Posted by Paul Nisbet

Connect are running an online survey to gather the voices of parents and carers and the findings after one week give us insight to how families across Scotland are coping with the impact of Covid-19. On Wednesday 1st April, Connect (formerly the Scottish Parent Teacher Council) launched a survey ask...

Created on Tuesday, 07 April 2020. Posted by Paul Nisbet

Playing games is (or should be) fun, motivating and sociable. Here are some offers of games-based digital learning for use at home during Covid-19 school closures.  Sumdog Sumdog offers online maths and spelling games-based practice tool that can be used to support home learning during school c...