Presdales pen another strong application

Presdales have won an Effective Learning award for five C-pen Exam Readers.  As Nikki Albone, Revenue Generation Coordinator quoted in her application:

“The ExamReader is a completely portable, pocket-sized text-to-speech scanner that's half the size of other scanning pens on the market. This device reads with a human-like digital voice in multiple English accents and different languages including: French, Spanish, Italian, German, and more. The ExamReader has been approved for use in exams by exam boards including, AQA. This means students who have reading difficulties, such as dyslexia, can independently take exams knowing that they can read and understand the questions.”

Nikki argued her case well by explaining the school currently has c5% of pupils with “computer reader” as part of their access arrangements.  However, maximum use will be squeezed out of these readers as they will not only be used in examinations but during day-to-day lessons as well.  This will have wide-ranging benefits as Nikki went on to explain:

“This equipment will help students to work independently which will boost their confidence and self-esteem. They will mean that students can remain seated at their desk in the classroom while receiving the support that they need from the pen. Reader pens can also be used in public exams - students will benefit in their public exams from having greater use of the pens in lessons as they will become more familiar with the technology. By students not having to read longer text for themselves (which takes them longer than other students) they will be able to spend more time thinking and learning.”