Dragon Software seminar

Report from Mrs Maguire

On Thursday 2nd June, Mrs Sharon Maguire, PT Support for Learning, attended a Dragon Software seminar in Edinburgh University.  She was accompanied by Mr Roddy Moir, the school’s senior technician, as well as two of our pupils currently benefiting from the software across the curriculum. The seminar was organised as part of the pilot scheme that our school has been involved in since the start of the current session.  Mrs Maguire spoke at the seminar, outlining the ways in which the speech-to-text software has been used throughout the school.  The pupils also demonstrated how they use this software on a daily basis to assist them with their dyslexic-type difficulties.  The fellow participants were very impressed with the pupils’ abilities and both were commended for their ICT skills.

NLC Learning Festival

Report by Mrs Maguire

Two of our pupils recently represented the Support for Learning department at the NLC Learning Festival in Motherwell Civic Centre. They showcased their skills using the new Dragon speech-to-text software which was installed in computers across the school at the start of the session.  They were invited along by members of the SAM (Support by Assistive Media) Group, who have been working closely with the pupils over the past few months.  Staff who visited the seminar were very impressed with both pupils’ ICT skills and were keen to find out information about the software and its usage in school.