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March 2017

Pupil Equity Fund, Assistive Technology and impact on attainment

The Pupil Equity Fund is worth £120 million which will be directly allocated to schools to help reduce the poverty attainment gap. In a previous blog I suggested that it could be appropriate to use PEF to invest in Assistive Technology. So is there evidence that Assistive Technology does impact positively on attainment?

John Swinney and Sir Jackie Stewart launch the revised Addressing Dyslexia Toolkit

On Wednesday March 8th, we were honoured to host the launch of the revised Addressing Dyslexia Toolkit, by John Swinney, Deputy First Minister, and Sir Jackie Stewart, president of Dyslexia Scotland.

Reading and Writing Support on a Mac - a new guide

Did you know that Macs have a range of built-in tools to help with literacy difficulties? This new guide will take you through some of the tools that can help to support Mac users with reading and writing.

Training courses

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Free webinars

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Upcoming events

Some events for your diary.

ASL and Technology 2017

Free conference of technology to assist students with Additional Support Needs. Edinburgh on the 14 June and Clydebank on the 15 June.

Tech and the Talk Event - May 18th

Have you been looking for a forum to discuss Assistive Technology with like minded people? This could be the one for you...

What we're reading

Using iPads for cause & effect, does it work?

Iím sat in a quiet classroom with six students all busy using some of the cause and effect apps Iíve been recommending over the last six months. Everyone is busy doing their own thing. So why do I feel so uneasy?

Special Educational Needs and Disabilities tools from Microsoft

As part of Microsoftís aim to empower every student on the planet to achieve more, there are a number of tools and functions available across Windows 10 and Surface devices to help both teachers and students in fulfilling this goal.

The New Periodic Table Of IPad Apps For Primary Aged Pupils

this new Periodic table of iPad apps by Mark Anderson focuses on tools to support younger learners.