Digital Inclusion Across the City with TextHelp

Aberdeen City Council are the first authority in Scotland to have TextHelp Read&Write for Google Chrome software across all Primary and Secondary schools! It is an exciting time for ACC as our schools lead the way in digital accessibility and have a literacy solution that works for every pupil. Feedback from the recent mentor training has been hugely positive and schools across the City are tweeting excellent examples of pupils leading their peers and staff in learning. (@kaimhillSch  @Charleston_Sch  @QuarryhillP @holyfamilyrc1 )

Information about Fluency Tutor

Fluency Tutor helps students of all ages and ability levels become more avid, engaged and confident readers.  You can find out more on Youtube here or sign up to one of the training sessions on Eventbrite by clicking here.

Read&Write

You can find out about Read&Write for Chrome on YouTube  or sign up to attend one of the training sessions coming up soon. For training on the Google toolbar sign up here, or to find out more about the Windows version sign up here.

Webinars by TextHelp

Texthelp are providing us with exclusive webinars so that we can find out even more!

EXAMS WEBINAR: Using Read&Write for pupils using technology in exams – Wednesday 27th September at 3:45pm. All you will have to do is click on this link to gain access to the webinar. Please check prior to the meeting that the link is accessible to you on your chosen device. Texthelp will host a Q and A session at the end of the demo, which can take place via the chat feature of GoToMeeting.

RESOURCES WEBINAR: Creating teaching resources using Read&Write – 4th Oct, 30th Oct, 13th Nov – 3:45 – 5pm. More information to follow including the sign-up link. Follow @TASSCCAberdeen to be the first to hear!

EQUATIO WEBINAR: Updates and latest news on this fantastic tool for making maths digital. Register NOW using this link and as a registrant, you will receive a follow-up email with the link to the webinar recording, as well as additional valuable resources. This webinar takes place on Thursday 28th September at 4-5pm.

Read&Write on the iPad update

Our central team have deployed the Read&Write app and an activation link to all of the iPads that have been moved to the new DEP system. You will see the activation link shown below – Click on this to automatically update the app with the serial number so you don’t have to type anything in. The app can also be activated by using your ab-ed google account.Use this guide to learn more about how to use the iPad app – click here.

Other information

New updates to the TextHelp PDF Reader – Find out more here.

Use the Snapverter app to create accessible PDFs – Find out more here.

The FULL version of the Windows application can be given to any member of staff or pupil FOR FREE. Email tasscc@aberdeencity.gov.uk for more details on how you can access the software at home in two very easy steps!

For internal staff training opportunities, whole school or small groups please request through TASSCC.

 

 

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