Tag Archives: Dyslexia

iOS 8 and its new accessibility features

Many of you will know that Apple released an update to the operating system of its mobile and tablet devices last week: iOS 8.  For schools, this means that anything from iPad 2 and up can be updated to this … Continue reading

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iOS App Profile: Popplet

Popplet is my favourite mind-mapping app.  There are plenty of others out there, and I’d encourage you to also check out, for a start, Idea Sketch, Inspiration Maps and iMindMap – you may well prefer another option.  So, why is it … Continue reading

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iOS App Profile: Calculator+

On a recent visit to a school, I spoke with a severely dyslexic pupil who mentioned how challenging it was to use a calculator as the numbers were difficult to see.  The pupil may have had some success using a calculator with … Continue reading

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IntoWords App Trial in the City of Edinburgh

I am delighted to tell you that the City of Edinburgh will be running a trial of the iOS app “IntoWords” from now until June 2015. IntoWords is a text-to-speech app, with lots of supportive features such as: It reads … 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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Twitter for teachers – some tips and useful hashtags

I know that many of you who read this blog will be well-versed in the not-so-mysterious mysteries of twitter, but I also know that some of you have never been on it.  Or been interested in being on it.  Until … 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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