Staying safe on Facebook

If you are a Facebook user I learnt this week that anyone can contact you via messenger. This is a little disturbing but if you get someone contacting you and you don’t know them or they are pretending to be someone you know think carefully.  Is it an odd message from them? Something doesn’t sound quite right. You can block them and this is via opening their message in the chat area and then click on the cogwheel displayed and “block” and it will take you to your Security area to block the unwanted contact.

For further ideas on how to protect yourself on Facebook please go to:- 

Flixel & Cinematography

Came across this unusual app which creates stunning images that gives  parts of the image with moving footage. Great for social media and will have a go at creating something myself. In stunning HD this is so beautiful.


Sri Lanka Beach

Girl on a swing

Outer Space


Wonderful resources for complex needs


pop stars

All the above pictures contain a range of switch method and eye gaze access to give the pupil choices


Find wonderful resources for FREE at Register for free and you will be in for a treat with a wealth of switch accessible resources for p level pupils. Resources are flash media created so won’t run on chrome or ios but will work on PC. As most specialist schools and colleges use PC’s that won’t be a barrier. If you want to use an iPad that may be issue.

Ian is a world renown practitioner and lecturer on ICT SEND whose expertise is legendary in the field of PMLD. There is much to admire and like especially the fact these resources are free. This is the way we have always been in the special education sector. Willing to share the good stuff among fellow professionals. So take a look at:-

WDA 21st Century Dyslexia – 1st October 2018

21stCenturyDyslexia FLYER for DAW

This event focuses on ICT and in particular free and cheap apps to help with recording and learning. I will be presenting along with colleagues such as Jack Churchill from Scanning Pens. It should be a great event and is free! So do come along to County Hall, Bythesea Rd, Trowbridge from 6:30pm.



Clicker 7 & Dyslexia

Crick Software are putting on a  series of breakfast seminars which are free to teachers. These are taking place all over the country. The focus being on Dyslexia and how Clicker 7 can help overcome this learning barrier.

Click below for locations and booking details:-

Beginners Word for Adult Learning Disabilities Support Staff

Working with people with learning disabilities involves a measure of paperwork and organisation of information to people who may have literacy needs. But also the support staff who help them need basic ICT skills to enable them to perform their role. The purpose of this post is to provide useful information and activities. We are concentrating on Word to begin with

Anything underlined is a link

Word Guides

Word 2003

Word 2007

Word 2010 

Word 2013

Word 2016

Skills learnt

– open and save documents
– change font, underline,bold
– make reports using a template
– add photos , change size, wrap text around for a newsletter or poster
– use wordart for posters
– review and comment may be too advanced for some
– headers and footers
– adding page numbers
– insert bullet points and numbers
Training Exercises
Design a letterhead using images
Other than text? Symbols