Supporting learning through technology

Supporting learning through technology

A collection of teaching resources aimed at supporting SEN teaching through technology.   

Kinect interactive activities

  • Fabulous series of tutorials that will build up over time. So many uses and utilises technology in an inspiring and innovative way.

Accessibility in Word 2010

  • Video showing how to use text to speech in Word 2010.

Additional support needs and ICT provision

  • This checklist from CallScotland provides you with an overview of recent developments in Scotland on additional support needs policy and tells you where to find key documents that relate to the use of ICT.

Using Audacity in storytelling

  • Tutorial video giving hints on how to use Audacity as a storytelling tool.

ICT for sensory or physical needs

  • ICTfromBecta’s Guide to ICT provision for pupils with sensory or physical needs.

PrACCtical ACC

  • Useful blog on augmentative communication from PrACCticalACC.

Assistive technology and dyslexia

  • Insight from DysTalk UK on how technology can help with the day-to-day problems that many dyslexics face. Many of the suggestions are easily accessible and are free to use.

Switch games and music

  • A fabulous website. Lots of great musical and switch activities all in one place.

Technostories

  • Blog full of ideas and guidance on how to use common software or free online tools to support learning.

Computers as an aid to learning

  • Great guidance on how computers can be used to facilitate learning for children with Down’s syndrome, but many things are useful elsewhere! From TheDownsSyndromeAssociation.

Creating activities for Minisebran

  • Minisebran is a program with beautiful graphics and many activities available as a free download. This is a ready created activity to support it by languageisheartosay.

Using ICT to support learning

  • Useful advice from CallScotland with lots of links and suggestions.

Basic mouse skills

  • A small program to help new computer users. This is a portable Windows application from Adders-org to run from a memory stick. No installation is required.

Fun with Voki

  • Make a speaking cartoon character in Voki and copy the “embed code” into a VLE or any web site that allows embedding.

ICT to support pupils with behavioural difficulties

  • Helpful support from CallScotland on the use of ICT with pupils who may have ADD, ADHD, ASD or BESD.

Supporting dyslexia in the classroom

  • Short video showing ideas (both tech and non tech) that can make your classroom setting more inclusive