Following on from our earlier article from #TheFeed shedding light on the BDA’s study at Knowl Hill School around the impact of technology on SEND learners, we are pleased to share a post from Microsoft in Education partner Hable, which takes a closer look at some of the features of Learning Tools for OneNote.
OneNote Learning Tools : Explained
by Nic Clark, #TeamHable
With the release of the Learning Tools extension for not only Word online, but also now OneNote online, I thought it was time to explain how to find them and help you learn the basics.… Visit the author's original post
#TheFeed is back for the March/April 2017 edition, and focusses on Accessibility. In the latest issue you’ll find stories from schools specialising in SEND, studies from the British Dyslexia Association, and the latest on technologies that can aid SEND learners and those who teach them.
This extract is from the Microsoft in Education team, and looks at the latest updates and additions to the Learning Tools add-in for OneNote, all within the context of a recent BDA study conducted with a Surrey school to see how experiences outcomes can be improved for SEND learners through the introduction of appropriate technology.… Visit the author's original post
In any given class of students, there may well be some learners with individual difficulties – Special Educational Needs and Disabilities, or SEND. These difficulties can vary greatly even within a small class, and can anything related to vision, hearing, or cognitive struggles that make it harder for the students to understand and engage with different communication mediums, or any given aspect of day to day classroom activities.
As well as the obvious impact on the affected individuals, this also presents challenges for the teachers, who need to ensure that all of their students have equal opportunities to develop their learning, while keeping the pace of learning across the class at a level where students aren’t held back.… Visit the author's original post
The following is a guest post written by Gerald Haigh, exploring Learning Tools for OneNote, and the broader topic of the spectrum of individual needs among students. In the piece he refers to an article in ‘Forbes’ by Dr Jordan Shapiro, who was recently the speaker and moderator for our #HackTheClassroom global online event.
Thoughts on Learning Tools for OneNote
by Gerald Haigh
For a large chunk of my teaching career, I worked with children who were labelled as having ‘special needs’, mainly in mainstream schools, but also briefly in a special school for children with profound learning difficulties.… Visit the author's original post
Following on from last week’s webinar about teaching Modern Foreign Languages with Office 365, (hosted by Teacher Ambassador Natalie Burgess), we are pleased to share further details of the next webinar in the series, which is taking place tomorrow:
Using OneNote Learning Tools to support children with additional learning requirements
Click here to register – Wednesday 5th October, 16:00-16:30
In any given class of students, there may well be some learners with individual difficulties. They may be physical impairments related to vision, problems with hearing, or other mental struggles that make it harder for them to understand and engage with different communication mediums or particular aspects of day to day classroom activities.… Visit the author's original post
At the start of this year, the OneNote team announced Learning Tools for OneNote, an add-in that improves the reading and writing experience for all students, and will be of particular use for students with learning difficulties such as dyslexia. As well as assisting the students who may struggle with reading and writing, Learning Tools for OneNote are immense value to teachers, and are a great example of inclusive design, building on solutions for people with learning differences while working for everyone and being non-stigmatising.