Category Archives: Assessment

Type and Test

I am often asked about resources to support typing skills, and indeed have previously published a whole blog post on this topic.  Being able to type well is an incredibly useful skill for any young person to have, but particularly for … Continue reading

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On-line Maths Resource: Mathletics

Next in our series on the resources that are available free from Edinburgh City Libraries, it’s Mathletics! Award winning Mathletics helps students enjoy maths and improve their results. It covers all UK national curricula from KS1-5. It can be used … Continue reading

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Text-to-speech

Many pupils would benefit from having the text on their computer screen read out to them. There are many programs that will do this for you, but the two easiest ways for Edinburgh staff to make this happen is to … Continue reading

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Voice Recognition on the iPad

Voice recognition has improved so much over the past 10 years, that it can now be utilised easily, without a long period spent “training” software to recognise your voice. I’m sure that you can imagine how this technology can be … Continue reading

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iOS App Profile: Motion Math Hungry Fish

Well, hello!  I hope you are all well-rested after a relaxing break over the festive period. To kick off the new term, here is a review of a maths app called Hungry Fish that supports the learning of number bonds, … Continue reading

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