Since September we have been running a trial of the OneNote add on, ‘Learning Tools’, which has been developed by Microsoft to help people with Dyslexia. Trials in the US had proved exciting, so we were very pleased to be asked to test this software for the BDA (British Dyslexia Association). Microsoft lent us 25 Surface Pro 4s and the pupils, most of them in the Junior School, used the Learning Tools in lessons which involved lots of text or writing.
On Thursday 2 February 2017 Sky News came to Knowl Hill to get an exclusive on the story. You can watch the film on the Sky News You Tube channel if you don’t have Sky. There is also a written article on the Sky News website that you may be interested to read: http://news.sky.com/story/trial-finds-using-microsofts-one-note-software-boosts-dyslexic-childrens-learning-10761839