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Time Conference room 1Conference room 2Conference room 3Conference room 8
8.45 Registration
9.15 - 9.45Boardmaker Online, Reading Avenue and Core First Learning to support individuals with specific learning, communication or physical needs
Debbie Breslin, Tobii Dynavox
Using Green Screen App to enhance learning within a secondary ASN school
Karen Sharkey and Kenny Falconer, Holybrook Academy, Glasgow
Inspiration Maps for iPads & iPhones – Mind mapping on the Move
Reeza Awoodun, Inspiration
Nessy Apps: Reading and Spelling, Dyslexia Quest, Writing Beach and Nessy Fingers Touch Typing
Nessy
10.00 - 10.30Improving your students' ability to listen, comprehend and synthesize the teacher's verbal instructions in the classroom with this hearing loop
Gordon Morris, Gordon Morris Ltd
Why it’s important for dyslexic pupils to use technology
Shirley Lawson, CALL Scotland
Access Methods for High-Tech Alternative Augmentative Communication (AAC) Devices & Software
Mark Street, Liberator
Assistive Technology Associate: An SQA customised qualification. Developing study and core skills learners with dyslexia
Stephen Fitchett, Concept Northern
10.30 - 11.00 Break
11.00 - 11.30A demonstration of the Portable C-Pen ExamReader and C-Pen Reader in full action!
Jim Bowen & Jackie Kaur, Scanning Pens
The use of Text to Speech and Speech to Text software to support learners with literacy difficulties
Dave Adams, DHT St Columbkille’s PS
Emergent Literacy Package demonstration showing our ground breaking products – Phonics for All & Leap to Literacy
Marion Stanton, Becka Kitchin, CandLE/ScandLE
A demonstration of IDL Literacy and IDL Numeracy programmes to support learners with dyslexia and dyscalculia
Sarah Hyslop, IDLS Ltd
11.45 - 12.15A demonstration of assistive technology tools ClaroPDF and Claro ScanPen for Chromebooks and Windows
Mary Wilcox, Claro Software
Using 1-1 iPads with children with complex learning needs to develop literacy & communication skills & increase opportunities for pupil voice
Carol Haire, Broomlea PS, Glasgow
Musical Devices in Assistive Technology
Dave Gilbert, Pretorian
Improving student writing with technology
Patrick McGrath, Texthelp
12.15 - 1.15 Lunch
1.15 - 1.45Doing more with the Grid Learn about Grid for communication, new Facebook, Spotify and phone control accessible app
Graeme Innes & Kerry Vacara, Smartbox
Doorway Online – A Teacher’s Toolbox of fully accessible literacy and numeracy games
Craig Mill, CALL Scotland
Demonstration of KAZ’s Neurodiverse Typing Software – developed with advice & guidance from Dyslexia Research Trust
Keene & Sheraleen Braganza, KAZ Type Limited
Assisting communication and writing for all pupils
Carolyn Clark, Crick Software
2.00 - 2.30A demonstration of the new and innovative task management software: Global Tasks
Bob Preston, LexAble
iPad Apps for learners with Complex Needs
Claire Harrison, CALL Scotland
Creating a visual structure around a topic to support independent & emerging decision making
Talking Mats
Sonocent Audio Notetaker & Mobile App – Note taking strategies; Techniques for analysing & Synthesising info & Methodologies for Revision
Lee Chambers, Sonocent
2.45 - 3.15Creating an inclusive digital environment using Chrome devices, the Chrome browser, Android apps and Google’s accessibility features
Kirri Gooch, Google
Accessible Early Reading and Writing resources for Clicker and Grid 3 software
Joanna Courtney, CALL Scotland
Pushing the Boundaries of Communication & Control; Eye Gaze for All & Virtual Reality for Education
Glen Harrington, Inclusive Technology
Technology tools to create an inclusive environment...Livescribe Pens, digital voice recorders and Audio Notetaker
Gillian Hudson, & David Croucher, Iansyst
3.15 Prize Draw

Detailed Descriptions of Presentations

9.15 - 9.45

Boardmaker Online, Reading Avenue and Core First Learning to support individuals with specific learning, communication or physical needs
Debbie Breslin, Tobii Dynavox
Conference room 1

We will highlight resources within Boardmaker Online which address the breadth and depth of skills required to fully participate in school and beyond. Make engaging, inclusive and accessible resources for your whole class or support individuals with specific learning, communication or physical needs. We will also take a closer look at Reading Avenue and Core First Learning

Using Green Screen App to enhance learning within a secondary ASN school
Karen Sharkey and Kenny Falconer, Holybrook Academy, Glasgow
Conference room 2

We will demonstrate how we use this engaging and innovative technology in the classroom to add a new dimension to teaching. It allows our learners to discuss, evaluate and reflect on their learning using their imagination and digital skills.

Inspiration Maps for iPads & iPhones – Mind mapping on the Move
Reeza Awoodun, Inspiration
Conference room 3

Inspiration Maps can be used on iOS devices to help students with specific learning difficulties brain storm, mind map, plan and take notes, making it ideal for use in classes and field trips, where a laptop is less convenient. Students can import and export documents with Inspiration 9, as well as share files with other apps.

Nessy Apps: Reading and Spelling, Dyslexia Quest, Writing Beach and Nessy Fingers Touch Typing
Nessy
Conference room 8

A demonstration of the latest tools from Nessy, will include: ‘Nessy Reading & Spelling’, ‘Dyslexia Quest’, ‘Writing Beach’ and ‘Nessy Fingers Touch Typing’

 

10.00 - 10.30

Improving your students' ability to listen, comprehend and synthesize the teacher's verbal instructions in the classroom with this hearing loop
Gordon Morris, Gordon Morris Ltd
Conference room 1

Classrooms are noisy places. Lively discussions and interactions between teachers and students are vital for effective learning. Unfortunately, the reality is that classroom acoustics are usually less than ideal. This means that a child’s daily learning environment comes with many listening challenges. In this presentation, learn how the Roger Digimaster solution has been proven to have a significant effect on educational outcomes and the reduction of the attainment gap for ALL students.  

How? Roger Digimaster gently amplifies a teacher's voice, making significant improvements to a student's ability to listen, understand and synthesize what is being said.

Why it’s important for dyslexic pupils to use technology
Shirley Lawson, CALL Scotland
Conference room 2

Dyslexic pupils can become disengaged with education and suffer from anxiety because accessing the curriculum is too difficult. In this session, Shirley will demonstrate a range of assistive technologies that can help raise attainment – and confidence – for those with literacy difficulties.  Many of these technologies will be readily available on your school laptops, iPads and Chromebooks – come find out what they are!

Access Methods for High-Tech Alternative Augmentative Communication (AAC) Devices & Software
Mark Street, Liberator
Conference room 3

This is an opportunity to explore the range of high-tech AAC devices, vocabularies including; easyChat (available in SymbolStix, PCS and Widgit Symbols), Unity, LAMP Words for Life, The Grid 3, WordPower and Essence as well as a choice of access methods available in Liberator devices. We will also explore the range of Apps available and supported from Liberator.

Assistive Technology Associate: An SQA customised qualification. Developing study and core skills learners with dyslexia
Stephen Fitchett, Concept Northern
Conference room 8

Our SCQF-rated Qualification develops the essential software, study and core skills learners with dyslexia need to progress to advanced study or into the workplace. Hosted online and consisting of around 100 learning hours, our qualification offers great flexibility allowing schools to effectively embed it in their curriculum.

Our training and support tiers are designed to give schools flexibility depending on their own internal skill set and the needs of their pupils. Our team of specialists can provide full support across various sites or, if you already have internal support staff, we can just be on hand as and when you need us.

For older pupils in S4 and above, we offer our unique SQA Customised Qualification called “Assistive Technology Associate”. The aim of the Qualification is to give pupils the skills and knowledge to improve their literacy, time management and communication potential through assistive technology.

As an Access to Work and Disabled Students' Allowance supplier engaging with a range of employers we are able to continue the support we provide into the workplace or into higher education, laying the foundations for a more successful future.

11.00 - 11.30

A demonstration of the Portable C-Pen ExamReader and C-Pen Reader in full action!
Jim Bowen & Jackie Kaur, Scanning Pens
Conference room 1

The ExamReader & ReaderPen are revolutionary in the assistive tech world. These portable devices are fast becoming an important part of classroom literacy in Scotland. The pen gives students the independence and confidence to access their school work. The pens are also now being used worldwide to help students read exam questions. The pens can be used in the SQA Exams as an alternative accommodation to a computer reader or reading assistant.

This is a great opportunity to see the ExamReader & ReaderPen in full action and see how they work and how you could implement them in your school/college.

The use of Text to Speech and Speech to Text software to support learners with literacy difficulties
Dave Adams, DHT St Columbkille’s PS
Conference room 2

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Emergent Literacy Package demonstration showing our ground breaking products – Phonics for All & Leap to Literacy
Marion Stanton, Becka Kitchin, CandLE/ScandLE
Conference room 3

This is a presentation for Teachers, Teaching Assistants and parents. Our products are suitable for all ages but with 5-15 years being the core age group.

We will be demonstrating how our low-tech Emergent Literacy package works and how it can help with communication and in educational settings. We will also be showing you our ground-breaking products Phonics for All and Leap to Literacy.

A demonstration of IDL Literacy and IDL Numeracy programmes to support learners with dyslexia and dyscalculia
Sarah Hyslop, IDLS Ltd
Conference room 8

IDL Literacy has been designed for those with dyslexia and dyslexic type difficulties as well as those with lower level reading and spelling ability.  IDL Numeracy has been created to help those with dyscalculia and low attaining learners in mathematicsOver 2,500 schools are now using both programmes effectively.

11.45 - 12.15

A demonstration of assistive technology tools ClaroPDF and Claro ScanPen for Chromebooks and Windows
Mary Wilcox, Claro Software
Conference room 1

  Assistive technology is too complicated: we want to make it simpler and better, and get people to use it. Come see how real-world people actually use our hugely-popular Apps, like ClaroPDF and ScanPen, learn how our Windows and Chromebook software fits in to your school or university or exams, and find out what’s new in our wide range of software for every platform.

Using 1-1 iPads with children with complex learning needs to develop literacy & communication skills & increase opportunities for pupil voice
Carol Haire, Broomlea PS, Glasgow
Conference room 2

As the pilot school in the ASN sector for the Connected Learning programme in Glasgow City Council we will share how the deployment of 1-1 pupil iPads has enabled us to develop learning and teaching in literacy, provide opportunities for pupils to develop communication and choice making skills and the active involvement in decision making by using  the Book Creator, ChoiceBoard Creator and Seesaw apps.

Musical Devices in Assistive Technology
Dave Gilbert, Pretorian
Conference room 3

Music has long been recognised for its benefits in therapy and for its ability to engage users with learning difficulties. Despite this, there are relatively few assistive technology devices on the market which provide engaging musical content which can genuinely benefit the user. Pretorian presents its AACtivity (Primary) and Beamz II (All ages) devices which aim to address this shortfall.

Improving student writing with technology
Patrick McGrath, Texthelp
Conference room 8

Join the team at Texthelp to understand how to implement technology best practice to improve writing. We’ll show how ‘machine learning’ can help teachers assess writing and make results less subjective whilst significantly reducing workload. With ‘digital marking’, we’ll see how we can use writing standards to measure results across classes, academies and multiple institutions to track progression and identify specific strategies to help improve writing levels. Using a single tool, we’ll see how to help students and teachers achieve more and provide leadership with the ‘big picture’ of academic progress. We will:

     Show how technology and ‘machine learning’ can improve student writing levels

     Show how digital marking can reduce teacher workload and limit subjectivity

Explore how technology can help teachers and leadership assess, track and monitor progression.

1.15 - 1.45

Doing more with the Grid Learn about Grid for communication, new Facebook, Spotify and phone control accessible app
Graeme Innes & Kerry Vacara, Smartbox
Conference room 1

In this session we will talk about the latest grid sets in Grid for communication and beyond, including several new accessible apps to help users do more. These include Facebook, Spotify and phone control.

We’ll have several different case studies to show examples of how users are using these new grid sets.

Doorway Online – A Teacher’s Toolbox of fully accessible literacy and numeracy games
Craig Mill, CALL Scotland
Conference room 2

Doorway Online’s free attractive and engaging web-based activities cover early literacy; number; money; time; typing tutors for visual impaired and single-handed users. (Also available on CD.) Accessibility options make them ideal for IWBs, eye-gaze and switch operation.
Our activities are being updated to modern web standards and will run on tablets.

Demonstration of KAZ’s Neurodiverse Typing Software – developed with advice & guidance from Dyslexia Research Trust
Keene & Sheraleen Braganza, KAZ Type Limited
Conference room 3

The KAZ presentation will:

·       Demonstrate how the course works

·       Highlight how the skill of touch typing can help meet the challenges faced by neurodivergent individuals

·       Explain how the skill can offer neurodivergent individuals a new and powerful medium for learning and communicating

The edition has proven so effective that it was shortlisted as a finalist for several academic awards: BETT 2019, Teach Primary 2019 and Teach Secondary 2019.

Assisting communication and writing for all pupils
Carolyn Clark, Crick Software
Conference room 8

Clicker 8, DocsPlus, and Clicker Communicator

An overview of our software and apps for Windows, Apple Mac, iPad and Chromebook. Showing support for pupils of all ages and abilities, including those who are using digital exam papers.

 

2.00 - 2.30

A demonstration of the new and innovative task management software: Global Tasks
Bob Preston, LexAble
Conference room 1

A good task management system is a vital tool for all students. Many mainstream solutions present tasks in long lists, which can be hard to digest for students with dyslexia or mental health issues. Factors such as reduced working memory, inability to focus or identify the important tasks make long task lists impenetrable.

Staying on top of busy workloads and deadlines is hard enough as it is. Without a suitable tool it’s a real challenge, and if you’re already stressed out, losing motivation and lacking self-confidence, that’s probably the last thing you need.

New & Innovative - Global Tasks is specifically designed for students with dyslexia and mental health issues, to emphasise visual elements and break down longs lists into an intuitive Overview.

iPad Apps for learners with Complex Needs
Claire Harrison, CALL Scotland
Conference room 2

The CALL Scotland wheel of apps for learners with Complex Needs provides information on useful apps, grouping them into categories for ease of use. This session will explore the app wheel with demonstrations of a variety of apps which can support learning across the curriculum.

Creating a visual structure around a topic to support independent & emerging decision making
Talking Mats
Conference room 3

Talking Mats can support parents to have quality conversations with their children. We will demonstrate how creating a visual structure around a topic can support independent and emerging decision making in young people as evidenced in our recent report: Can Scotland be brave?

Sonocent Audio Notetaker & Mobile App – Note taking strategies; Techniques for analysing & Synthesising info & Methodologies for Revision
Lee Chambers, Sonocent
Conference room 8

In this seminar, we will explore how students with specific learning difficulties in colleges and universities can be given the best chance to succeed in their studies, by combining Sonocent Audio Notetaker and its companion mobile app with a proven set of study skill strategies.

We will look at:

·      Note taking strategies for lectures, seminars and classes

·      Techniques for analysing and synthesising information from digital content such as such as lecture capture recordings, podcasts, Ted Talks and PDFs

Methodologies for revision, essay composition and presentation practice

2.45 - 3.15

Creating an inclusive digital environment using Chrome devices, the Chrome browser, Android apps and Google’s accessibility features
Kirri Gooch, Google
Conference room 1

A presentation of the Google for Education ecosystem and how it supports the development of Inclusive Digital Cultures. We will look at the new baked-in functions of Chrome Devices, the Chrome Browser, Google Accessibility Android Apps, G Suite for Education and essential third party apps that contribute to the solution. As well as the functions, we look at how they can be leveraged for all learners, with multi-modal feedback, digital documentation and distance learning. We will also take a look at essential solutions for exam conditions.

Accessible Early Reading and Writing resources for Clicker and Grid 3 software
Joanna Courtney, CALL Scotland
Conference room 2

In this session you will find out about CALL Scotland’s NEW Bookbug early writing resources for Clicker 7 and Clicker Sentences

You will also learn about our NEW Grid 3 eye gaze accessible versions of the books and our range of free Bookbug symbol resources.

These ready-made digital resources can be used with the Scottish children’s voices ‘Andrew’ and ‘Mairi’ and you will be shown how to access them to use with your learners.

Pushing the Boundaries of Communication & Control; Eye Gaze for All & Virtual Reality for Education
Glen Harrington, Inclusive Technology
Conference room 3

Eye Gaze for all

Looking at eye gaze technology, we’ll be comparing the leading products and explaining the differences between them, from eye trackers that are suitable for emerging users on their steps of using eye gaze and developing their early eye tracking skills through to devices that are designed for advanced eye gaze users and require full computer access through eye gaze.

We will also be unveiling Skyle, the world first eye gaze for iPad, and looking at how this exciting new development in iPad access can aid learning, enhance communication and can be used for environmental control purposes, from simply turning a light on and off to controlling a television.

Virtual Reality for education

In our demonstration of the latest virtual reality technology for the classroom, learn how the CODiE 2019 award winning Inclusive ClassVR can enhance and complement student's real-world exploration and play. Understand how VR technology has helped to develop students engagement skills, aid transition, increase vocabulary, teach important life skills and given students the opportunity to enjoy physical and sensory experiences.

And much more

We will also be demonstrating the very latest online based games now available for iPad and looking at the methods of access available for choice making such as switch, eye gaze and alternative mouse access:

Technology tools to create an inclusive environment...Livescribe Pens, digital voice recorders and Audio Notetaker
Gillian Hudson, & David Croucher, Iansyst
Conference room 8

Come along to hear how a variety of products focused and sold through the DSA Scheme.

Can be used by any individual to assist with recording and transcribing classes. This will cover Livescribe Pens, Digital Voice Recorders, Audio Notetaker

This will be a hands on try session with the technology, to allow comfort of the technology and its merits in the education environment