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:-
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 ianbean.co.uk. 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:-
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.
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:-
Microsoft have announced that office 365 users can now have office installed on 5 devices on their office 365 personal user accounts .
Here’s the post:-
Microsoft Office 365 Personal Account
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
– 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
Design a letterhead using images
Other than text? Symbols