You are in:

Blogs Tagged - ' Microsoft'

    Created on Friday, 14 January 2022. Posted by Paul Nisbet

    Microsoft's Immersive Reader and Read Aloud tools provide excellent support for many learners with reading difficulties, visual impairment or other additional support needs. But it doesn't have a Scottish accent voice or a Scottish Gaelic voice. What can be done? Summary Microsoft Lear...

    Created on Monday, 08 February 2021. Posted by Craig Mill

    Microsoft Teams is used by many schools across Scotland as a platform for online learning. This tutorial explores a range of built-in tools that can be found in Teams and Windows 10 to support learners with visual difficulties as well as reading and writing difficulties. This tutorial covers: Zoomi...

    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 Tuesday, 18 June 2019. Posted by Allan Wilson

    Most web browsers now have a built-in "reading mode"* that allows the person viewing an article to remove clutter, making it easier to focus on the text. In most browsers this reading mode also allows text size and spacing to be enlarged, margins adjusted and the use of a text-to-speech fa...

    Created on Wednesday, 22 March 2017. Posted by Allan Wilson

    Teachers in Scotland who have a Glow account can now download for free the Microsoft Office 2016 apps on up to 15 personal devices; up to 5 PCs or Macs, 5 tablets (Windows, iPad and Android) and 5 phones. Making these apps available helps Glow users take full advantage of the opportunities these too...

    Created on Tuesday, 26 May 2015. Posted by Craig Mill

    If you have the latest online version of Office 365 (available through Glow) or if you have downloaded the desktop version, Office 2013 (also through Glow in participating authorities) there’s a new feature, ‘Office Store’ that could offer some handy features to support learni...

    Created on Monday, 27 August 2012. Posted by 

    A well hidden feature in Microsoft Office 2010 is the option to speak text out. Yes, MS Office 2010 includes a text-to-speech feature. It is pretty basic but it is available. As MS Office is integrated with Windows it means that whichever voice is selected in that computer's Control Panel will ...

    Created on Friday, 05 March 2010. Posted by 

    Many pupils benefit from accessing worksheets and workbooks on a laptop or desktop computer. Instead of handwriting they can key in their answers or drag and drop words, symbols or images. They can also use spellcheckers, text-to-speech tools such as the free WordTalk and many other access tools....