Padlet – create and collaborate.

imageThe ATS Service has been using and promoting Padlet since it first appeared under its original name, Wallwisher. It’s a fantastic classroom (or bedroom for homework) tool for collaborative working.

Usually we use it as part of our CPD sessions with staff and just make passing reference to its possibilities. We mention where to find Padlet and most teachers just pick it up and run with it.

Over the years Padlet has had many new features added to it: more ways of recording ideas – text, photos, video, voice recording. It’s had new layout and distribution options added … and more.

I came across a fantastic blog post by Vicki Davis TheCoolCatTeacher that explains Pafdlet in detail and provides a great guided tour through all its functions.

So, if you’re new to Padlet, or have only used its basic functionality you really should have a read through Vicki’s guide which can be found here.

It’s worth having a look at Padlet’s gallery of examples which is here.

 


Google Expeditions Programme: Scotland

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An Accessibility boost for OneNote

Microsoft OneNote could receive an accessibility boost if a group of programers’ work at a Hackathon comes to fruition. They set out during their week at the Hackathon event to try to solve an existing problem and they decided to work on literacy supports for reading and writing within OneNote.

Read about it here: Blog Post.

The add in will create a new tab for ‘Literacy Tools’.

OneNote Add in

Let’s hope this piece of work gets finished and that we can have easy access to these tools.

 

 


Writing in our classrooms – Jane Farrall

imageI always enjoy reading Jane’s blog but this post is especially concise and asks the simple but important questions we need to be asking of ourselves as supporters of young people’s writing development.

http://www.janefarrall.com/writing-in-our-classrooms/

Summary information is available on the blog but jus in case you missed it – here’s a link!


Storyline Online – stories read for you by actors.

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ATS Service iPad Courses

Atss iPad courses May 2015


Vacancy: ATSS Development Officer

Vacancy: Two year contract/secondment with Highland’s Assistive Technology Support Service (ATSS) https://t.co/7GJJfofAYr


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