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February 2016

iPad Management Survey

As the iPad increasingly grows in popularity as a teaching and learning tool, CALL would like to find out how iPads are being deployed and managed in local authorities and schools in Scotland.

Resolving Problems with ClaroPDF / Heather

ClaroPDF is an excellent iPad app for working with PDFs, particularly when you want to have text in a PDF read out to you, without losing the formatting in a file. It is also the only app that we know about that can use the iPad version of Scottish computer voice, Heather.

Minister Dr Alasdair Allan welcomes Ceitidh

On 19th January, Ceitidh, the world's first Scottish Gaelic Computer Voice, was officially launched by Dr. Alasdair Allan, Minister for Learning, Science and Scotland’s Languages at Sgoil Ghàidhlig Ghlaschu.

Training courses

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Free webinars

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Upcoming events

Some events for your diary.

Family Fun Technology Day 2016

The Family Fun Technology Day on Saturday 16th April provides an opportunity for the families of children with additional support needs to find out more about how various forms of technology can help, particularly with regard to communication.

Collaborative Working in Sensory Support: Strengthening Quality and Consistency of Support Throughout the Learner Journey

CALL will be exhibiting at this College Development Network Event.

What we're reading

Closing the Gap

Bi-monthly online subscription journal from the USA - always lots of interesting articles, including this month: Adults with Autism: Visual Supports, Reading for People with VI, Chromebooks and Assistive Technology, Moving Beyond the Device Mentality for AAC, and more.

Apps Alert and Sensory Surprises

Very useful summary of apps and sensory resources. Issue 60 includes Beginning to Play Simple Games Using the iPad or Tablet.

The Definitive Guide to Android, 2016

Not quite as definitive as the publishers claim, but still useful.