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Supporting Learners with Dyslexia Moving into S1 - Using Free Office 365 Tools

The move to high school for some learners with dyslexia (and their families) can be daunting and uncertain mainly due to an anxiety about the increased workload and how they will cope with a wide range of subjects and a greater pressure on their literacy skills.

There are a range of free tools within Office 365 that can be accessed by teachers and learners through Glow (or directly if Local Authorities are not using Glow). As the tools are cloud based the learners are working online which means they are working in an environment which requires no updating or no transfer of information from school to home. This keeps everything organised and in one easily accessible place. With many excellent literacy support features on offer, this support for the learner can help to alleviate some of the worry about how they will cope in S1.

Shirley and Paul will demo what is available in Office 365 with a particular focus on OneNote Notebook and all its freely available and easy to use assistive tools.

10

Mar

10th March 2022
University of Edinburgh

Online learning
£40
per person
Time: 4:00pm - 5:30pm

What you will learn

  • Accessing Office 365 tools on different devices
  • Immersive Reader and Learning tools for literacy support
  • Creating a simple OneNote notebook to support enhanced transitions
  • Assistive features to support dyslexia: Text To Speech, Speech to text, word prediction and spellchecking features
  • Teacher support provided remotely in a variety of formats: Typed comments, audio or video
  • Additional resources to support upper primary school dyslexic pupils feeling anxious about high school

Who is the seminar and workshop aimed at?

  • Accessing Office 365 tools on different devices
  • Immersive Reader and Learning tools for literacy support
  • Creating a simple OneNote notebook to support enhanced transitions
  • Assistive features to support dyslexia: Text To Speech, Speech to text, word prediction and spellchecking features
  • Teacher support provided remotely in a variety of formats: Typed comments, audio or video
  • Additional resources to support upper primary school dyslexic pupils feeling anxious about high school

Meet your presenter(s)

Shirley Lawson
Assistive Technology and ASN Officer

I bring my teaching experience into my role at CALL as Development Officer for Assistive Technologies and Additional Support Needs. I lead the CALL Scotland Professional Learning and am focussing on providing a programme of relevant, quality assistive technology training to those working with children and young people with additional support needs and / or disabilities.

Paul Nisbet
Engineer and Educational Technologist

Paul is a Senior Research Fellow and has an engineering background. He's involved in CALL's assessment and support service for pupils, with a particular responsibility for access technology for pupils with physical disabilities; and for technology to enable students with dyslexia or literacy difficulties access the curriculum.

About the event

  • Duration: 90 minutes, starting at 4:00pm
  • Capacity: Maximum of 20 per workshop.
  • Equipment requirements: Either a Windows PC (or laptop), Mac or tablet device with an internet connection and speakers. Microphone is optional.
  • Weblink for online workshop: This will be emailed to you a week before the event.
  • Preparing for the Webinar: To try and ensure the webinar goes as smoothly as possible for you on the day, we've created a very simple 4 point preparation list that you may wish to follow.

Disclaimer

If you have technical problems and are not able to access the Online Learning on the day you will receive an archived recording of the session. No refunds will be given.

Payment

Course can be paid for by invoice or debit/credit card.

Card payment: You will recieve an email after your booking from Esther.Beeston@ed.ac.uk which will contain a payment link.

Invoice: All Authorities are no 'NO PO, NO PAY' so please make arrangements to provide CALL Scotland with a Purchase Order Number from your local authority or school finance system. We will raise an invoice which will be sent directly to your Finance Office.

NB: We will be on the PECOS system as: The University of Edinburgh and NOT CALL Scotland (this is because we use the University's finance systems).