Last Updated: Thursday, June 27, 2019

Technologies in Aberdeen School for the Deaf - Inspiring and supporting learning

What is this?

​This video demonstrates how Aberdeen School for the Deaf is using a range of digital technologies to enable young people with additional support needs to access the curriculum and support them to learn and communicate.

Who is this for?

​This video is for staff in schools with children and young people with additional support needs who are increasing the use of technologies to support learners.

How to use this exemplar to improve practice

This video along with the reflective questions invites you to consider the impact of your approach using digital technologies to support learners with additions support needs. Watch the video and consider, individually or as a team, the following improvement questions:

  • When considering the use of digital technology, do you focus first on the technology or do you consider what your needs are and how the technology will support and enhance?
  • What technologies are available to support learners with additional support needs?
  • How do you use digital technology to ensure that learners with additional needs are supported to improve their communication and their skills development?
  • How do you enhance your own knowledge of digital software/apps etc. to support learners to improve their skills?
  • What public domain or open-source (free) resources are available to support improvement for learners with additional needs?

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What was done? 

Staff and learners at Pentland School discussed the use of digital technologies to support and enhance improvements in learning.


The headteacher  and staff understood the importance of enhancing learning and teaching through the use of digital resources. They wanted to give learners the opportunity to use new and exciting technologies.

What was the impact?

The use of digital technologies is enhancing the opportunities for children and young people to learn.