Saturday, 27 November 2010


Widgit has some special resources for celebrating Hanukkah suitable for young people with a learning disability. The resources can be downloaded free from their website.
There is a PDF explaining the story of Hanukkah supported by widgit symbols.
There is a craft activity :
Making a Dreidel.

There are templates available from The BBC and Activity village which are better for making the Dreidel .

The cutting and sticking bit is too fiddly for me so I will be doing a:

The BBC also has a good explanation of Hanukkah

Friday, 26 November 2010

Off limits to online QR codes

In 2008 Big Tree blog featured some work they had done on using QR codes to improve access to the internet for people with a learning disability.You can see the video below:

Now Tom Barrett at has shown how simple it is to use flash cards with QR codes and a web cam/lap top.

He has also produced some INTERESTING ways series which you can contribute to.

I'd like to give it a go . My only hurdle will be getting the software and web cam installed on a college network computer.
Also see my Blog entry on QR codes

Thursday, 11 November 2010

Mencap Snap! at Gunwarf Portsmouth

The Mencap Snap! Photography exhibition is currently on display at Gunwarf Quays,Portsmouth until the 17th November.
Also see blog entry: Snap Winners

Saturday, 6 November 2010

The Specials Season 1 on DVD

The Specials have just announced that their award winning season 1 is available to buy on DVD. Cost £16.25 .My entry 1 class have really enjoyed this series.
Also see these blog entries:

The Specials do boyfriends and girlfriends

The Specials