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by Learning Hub - Monday, 8 May 2017, 10:20 AM
Anyone in the world

This week's sign is "Out."

On-body signing is a technique used to communicate with people with multiple disabilities and visual impairment. The Royal Blind School in Edinburgh developed a form of on-body signing called Canaan Barrie.

A different sign will be posted on our blog each week. Come back next week to see a new sign.


[ Modified: Monday, 8 May 2017, 10:22 AM ]
 
Anyone in the world

By Lauren Lockhart, Languages Teacher, Royal Blind School.

Read part 3 of the blog.

The wonders of wifi

Having embarked upon a series of lessons to teach 'Le petit chaperon rouge' in French, which will encompass a bit of ICT, music and drama, I did not realise how reliant I would be on technology to achieve this. I filmed the students and recorded them with cameras, microphones, but I then realised my phone would do the same job, and then sent the recordings to my email account using the wonderful and magnificent wifi. The pupils have got involved and created music for the movie which was zapped across to my computer in a matter of nanoseconds. You may be asking, how do visually impaired pupils manage to record their music themselves when screens on phones are so small and they wouldn't be able to read print. Well, one uses his phone out of habit and remembers where the buttons are and the other uses his Braille Note (see other post).

It seems that where there is a will, there's a way.

[ Modified: Thursday, 4 May 2017, 4:39 PM ]
 
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by Learning Hub - Thursday, 4 May 2017, 9:45 AM
Anyone in the world

This week's sign is "Work."

On-body signing is a technique used to communicate with people with multiple disabilities and visual impairment. The Royal Blind School in Edinburgh developed a form of on-body signing called Canaan Barrie.

A different sign will be posted on our blog each week. Come back next week to see a new sign.


[ Modified: Thursday, 4 May 2017, 9:46 AM ]
 
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by Learning Hub - Monday, 24 April 2017, 9:44 AM
Anyone in the world

This week's sign is "Sad."

On-body signing is a technique used to communicate with people with multiple disabilities and visual impairment. The Royal Blind School in Edinburgh developed a form of on-body signing called Canaan Barrie.

A different sign will be posted on our blog each week. Come back next week to see a new sign.


 
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by Learning Hub - Friday, 21 April 2017, 12:08 PM
Anyone in the world

The Royal Blind Learning Hub attended Moodle Moot UK & Ireland 2017 at Park Plaza Riverbank, London on 11 - 12 April. We were pleased to have a poster accepted for the conference.

The Learning Hub website is built using Moodle. To find out more visit the Moodle website.

View a PDF of our poster: The Development of the Royal Blind Learning Hub Using Moodle

[ Modified: Friday, 21 April 2017, 3:25 PM ]
 
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by Learning Hub - Monday, 17 April 2017, 9:31 AM
Anyone in the world

This week's sign is "Medicine"

On-body signing is a technique used to communicate with people with multiple disabilities and visual impairment. The Royal Blind School in Edinburgh developed a form of on-body signing called Canaan Barrie.

A different sign will be posted on our blog each week. Come back next week to see a new sign.


 
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by Learning Hub - Thursday, 13 April 2017, 3:18 PM
Anyone in the world

This week's sign is "ill."

On-body signing is a technique used to communicate with people with multiple disabilities and visual impairment. The Royal Blind School in Edinburgh developed a form of on-body signing called Canaan Barrie.

A different sign will be posted on our blog each week. Come back next week to see a new sign.


[ Modified: Thursday, 13 April 2017, 3:18 PM ]
 
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by Learning Hub - Monday, 27 March 2017, 10:03 AM
Anyone in the world

This week's sign is "Stop."

On-body signing is a technique used to communicate with people with multiple disabilities and visual impairment. The Royal Blind School in Edinburgh developed a form of on-body signing called Canaan Barrie.

A different sign will be posted on our blog each week. Come back next week to see a new sign.

 
Anyone in the world

By Lauren Lockhart, Languages Teacher, Royal Blind School.

Read part 2 of the blog.

Assistive Technology

So, that leads me quite nicely to assistive technology, with which I am getting to proverbial grips. With the Braille Note, I can upload any word, open office document and the pupil can read it in Braille. They can create a new document, write and publish it in print so that I can read it. We can link the Braille Note to a VDU display and I can see what the pupil is writing in print as they do it. In short, I do not need to know Braille in order to use this as a medium in my classroom, which goes to show that ANY mainstream teacher can come into this field of teaching.

There is a world of technology out there for the people with a visual impairment, which is encouraging. Pupils can use screen readers to navigate a computer, the internet, google, create blogs, create documents, even build websites. The Braille Note can connect to the internet so children in the UK can correspond with children abroad, and access information; essentially everything their sighted peers are doing in school. That’s what we like to hear.

Please read this website, written by one of our former colleagues and collaborators. Great information about assistive technology: http://it4vi.blogspot.co.uk/

I haven’t even discussed iPads!

[ Modified: Wednesday, 22 March 2017, 10:32 AM ]
 
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by Learning Hub - Monday, 20 March 2017, 10:00 AM
Anyone in the world

This week's sign is "Down / Sit Down."

On-body signing is a technique used to communicate with people with multiple disabilities and visual impairment. The Royal Blind School in Edinburgh developed a form of on-body signing called Canaan Barrie.

A different sign will be posted on our blog each week. Come back next week to see a new sign.

 
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