Category Archives: Fun

Good-bye ICT ASL website

Hello all, Please note that all future updates/news/information will be published on the new ASL Service website, http://www.edinburgh.gov.uk/aslservice I hope you will join us there and sign up to receive updates (scroll to the bottom and select “follow”. Thanks, Susan

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A Touchable Universe

Ever heard of ‘haptic technology’? No, I hadn’t either, until recently. When I was invited along to Anarkik3D’s ‘A Touchable Universe’ Project : the potential of haptic technology to improve learning outcomes’ I really didn’t know what to expect.  I … Continue reading

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It’s holiday time!

Hello, lovely followers.  Today is an exciting day, not just because it’s the last day of term here in Edinburgh, but because it marks one year since I signed up to wordpress and began to work on this website. I’ve … Continue reading

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Recording speech – various products and ideas for their use

This is a longer post than usual, so please indulge me! Devices onto which a message can be recorded have myriad uses, and are often inexpensive.  Below I’m going to take you through some of the devices available, although there … Continue reading

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Teach Your Monster to Read

I had a look at this fabulous free resource down at BETT last week.  It has been funded by the people behind Usborne books, and is aimed at children following a synthetic phonics programme.  The creators spent some time with … Continue reading

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Happy Holidays!

The holidays are almost here! Thanks to everyone who has signed up to and/or visited the ICT ASL website over the past two weeks – I’ve been so pleased with the really positive feedback I’ve received from you. I hope … Continue reading

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iOS App Profile: Futaba

Futaba is a flexible, fun app that can be used by individuals or groups of up to 4 per device.  Currently, it is available as a free version and a “classroom” edition, priced at £4.99. Futaba basically makes flashcard learning … Continue reading

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