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January 2018

Free webinars for 2018

CALL Scotland's webinars are a valuable opportunity for relevant, practical FREE Professional Learning on the topic of inclusive digital technologies. What you learn from these webinars could enhance your teaching methods and thus increase the learning opportunities for your students

ILF Scotland Transition Fund

The Scottish Government has announced the opening of the Independent Living Fund Scotland Transition Fund which aims to help young people, between the ages of 16 and 21 living with disabilities, with the transition after leaving school or children's services to be more independent.

Commencement date for Scottish AAC Legislation

The Scottish Parliament passed the Health (Tobacco, Nicotine etc. and Care) (Scotland) Act 2016 back on 3rd March of that year. Part 4 of the Act introduced a legal duty for NHS Health Boards in Scotland to provide communication equipment and necessary support for any person who has lost their voice...

Free Speech Recognition in Microsoft Office

Dictate is a speech recognition add-on for Microsoft Office products. Once installed, you can talk aloud in Word, Outlook Mail and PowerPoint and have your words automatically transcribed into the selected field.

Training courses

At our University of Edinburgh training centre.

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Free webinars

30 minute online workshops delivered to your desktop.

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Upcoming events

Some events for your diary.

Chromebooks in Examinations Seminar

Chromebooks are now being bought by schools and local authorities in Scotland in significant numbers. CALL Scotland are working with the SQA to research the use of Chromebooks for digital exam papers. This seminar will showcase our research and provide practical guidance and advice for schools.

FREE Clicker 7 Seminars in Scotland

These seminars will show you how Clicker 7 will help improve literacy standards across the school.

What we're reading

Digital technology and the early years

Technology, including tablets and smart phones, can play a role in supporting early communication, language and literacy. It can offer new learning opportunities, such as interactive and intuitive story telling ebooks and apps, and online video calling.

Effects of text-to-speech software use on the reading proficiency of high school struggling readers

The literature highlights the benefits of text-to-speech (TTS) software when used as an assistive technology facilitating struggling readers’ access to print.

Understanding Autism

First identified over 70 years ago, autism is a lifelong developmental disability affecting how a person communicates with and relates to others, and how they make sense of the world. It is a spectrum condition; all people on the spectrum share certain difficulties, but their condition affects them in different ways.