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    Created on Wednesday, 17 April 2019. Posted by Allan Wilson

    Chromebooks are becoming increasingly popular in Scottish schools, partly because they are relatively easy to manage and also because they turn on very quickly so there's no need to wait for the device to boot up. However, the limited range of built-in voices has been a disadvantage for learners...

    Created on Tuesday, 08 January 2019. Posted by Craig Mill

    If you have an additional support need such as dyslexia, visual impairment or a physical disability, the new ‘Chromebook Accessibility’ poster explores some of the features that can help to make your Chromebook easier to use.    The poster highlights important tools such as: &n...

    Created on Tuesday, 16 January 2018. Posted by Shirley Lawson

     FREE Seminar: Chromebooks in Examinations, 07 March 2018 (10:00 - 1:00pm), University of Edinburgh. CALL Scotland are working with the SQA to research the potential use of Chromebooks with digital exam papers.  Many local authorities in Scotland are using G Suite Education (previousl...

    Created on Monday, 15 January 2018. Posted by Paul Nisbet

    Chromebooks are being purchased by many local authorities and schools to replace Windows-based machines. How do Chromebooks measure up for learners with additional support needs? In this blog we look at accessing the Scottish Heinemann Maths and TeeJay digital textbooks that are available from CALL ...

    Created on Wednesday, 15 February 2017. Posted by Allan Wilson

    Text to speech has been available for some Kindle book readers for a number of years, but if you wanted to add this feature to the Kindle apps for a Windows or Mac computer, this involved an incredible amount of faffing about. All this has changed with the latest versions of the apps, available from...

    Created on Friday, 11 November 2016. Posted by Allan Wilson

    We've been fairly busy over the past month updating some of our downloadable posters and creating new ones. It is great that people have been finding them not only attractive, but also very useful....

    Created on Monday, 02 November 2015. Posted by Paul Nisbet

    Barrington Stoke, who publish excellent books for reluctant, struggling or dyslexic readers, have released Tints, an app that lets you buy digital versions of some of their titles. Barrington Stoke have not published digital versions of their titles before because they have significant concerns ...

    Created on Wednesday, 06 August 2014. Posted by Allan Wilson

    Balabolka is a very powerful, free text to speech program that can be used for a lot of different tasks, including basic text to speech, changing the appearance of text to make it more accessible, reading eBooks and creating audio files. This blog will focus on the use of Balabolka to read eBooks in...

    Created on Wednesday, 16 April 2014. Posted by Paul Nisbet

    A new graphic novel based on the life of John Muir, the Scottish pioneering conservationist was launched by the Scottish Book Trust earlier this month. The novel is written by award-winning author Julia Bertagna and illustrated by Glasgow-based artist William Goldsmith, and free copies are being...