Category Archives: Exams

ICT and Literacy Seminar at CALL Scotland

CALL Scotland are running an ICT and Literacy Seminar on Wednesday 10th December, 9.30am-1pm. This FREE event will explore how technology can be used to support learners with additional support needs in assessment of literacy skills. They will look at tools … Continue reading

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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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iOS App Profile – Co:Writer

Many of you will be familiar with Co:Writer in its desktop computer form – this software has been available for Edinburgh schools for some time now.  Don Johnston have produced an iPad app that reproduces many of the functions of … Continue reading

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Setting Up Speech Recognition in Windows 7

I hope everyone enjoyed the February break. Did you know, that on our BT-provided refreshed machines, speech recognition is built in? It’s very easy to set up, and requires no downloads.  Microsoft have published a full guide about how to … 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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RM Books

From time to time I’m going to bring you information on software or resources direct from the companies.  This time, Ross Lennox from RM Education tells us about RM Books: RM Books is a free ebook management platform for schools, … Continue reading

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