Posted in Assistive Technology Software, CPD/Training/Events, ICT Support

Ross-shire Area Learning Support Team Days

May 9th and 10th were given over to the West and East Ross Area Learning Support Teams respectively for ICT updates. These two training days were held in the relatively new Fairburn Memorial Hall in Marybank. The light airy venue was much admired – we’re sure to use it again.

The agenda for the day was, as always, flexible to try to meet the needs of the group and individuals. As a starting point I talked to the teams about our attempts to drive forward the agenda of ‘The Digital Teacher‘ in mainstream classes.

The day focused on:

    utilising the multimedia capabilities of Softease Studio Plus
    creation of MP3 files for use within applications or on portable audio players with an eye to the future where we might generate Podcasts
    Jigworks software from Crick – the creators of Clicker
    Using Photostory to create multimedia presentations

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Author:

I'm a teacher who changed direction after a spell teaching visually impaired pupils. I became interested in how technology could assist learners overcome or deal with various disabilities. Since 1992 I've been an Education Support Officer, an ICT Training Support Officer, and have been Coordinator of Highland's Assistive Technology Support Service since 1995.

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