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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...

Created on Tuesday, 31 March 2020. Posted by Paul Nisbet

Students with additional support needs can get popular assistive software for use at home during the Covid-19 situation. Read more to find out about some really great software and apps that are available to you. Clicker and DocsPlus Clicker and DocsPlus are well known writing tools with versions for...

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 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 ...

Created on Monday, 10 February 2020. Posted by Paul Nisbet

Tobii DynaVox's Snap Core First for Windows communication app can now speak Scottish!  We're very pleased that the latest version of Snap Core First for Windows can now use the free Scottish computer voices. Previously, we were limited to the Windows 10 voices within Snap Core, but this...