Screen Recording on an iDevice

Screen Recording on an iDevice

Recording a screen on your iDevice can be helpful, whether you want to create video tutorials for your team or students, provide video feedback for students, or record a video of students working through the problem to completion.

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Chat Editor Essentials

Chat Editor Essentials

This course is intended as a guide to Chat Editor essentials for those supporting students using TouchChat or Nova Chat devices. Chat Editor is a Windows PC only program for customizing Chat vocabulary for AAC users.

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Math Inquiry at Killarney Secondary

Math Inquiry at Killarney Secondary

Tanya Noble’s Foundations of Mathematics 11 class is full of questions. Sometimes the questions are about quadratic equations and sometimes the questions are about mental health in adolescents, rising ocean levels and the economic impact of invasive species. 

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Supporting Diverse Learners through Technology

Supporting Diverse Learners through Technology

Carolyn Gudmunseth teaches grades 4 and 5 at Tansor Elementary in the Cowichan School District. This is her fourth year in the district. This year her goal was to gain more knowledge on using assistive technology in her classroom with her diverse learners. She applied to SET-BC to receive iPads…

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Assistive Technology in the Classroom

Assistive Technology in the Classroom

This self-directed course will provide you with an overview of how specialized and common technologies can be used to support students who have participation, communication, and learning challenges in the classroom setting.

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Digital Tools to Support Project Based Learning

Digital Tools to Support Project Based Learning

Welcome to this self-directed course exploring Project Based Learning (PBL). This web-based course will highlight the evidence-based framework for PBL, and will also include implementation strategies and technology tools that can help support PBL in the classroom.

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Clicker Apps to Support Learning

Clicker Apps to Support Learning

This resource is designed to provide an overview of the Clicker Suite apps for the iPad and how to implement these tools in the classroom setting to support literacy development in early and struggling literacy learners.

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Conversations with Chase

Conversations with Chase

Chase is a master of switch technology and is adept at using eye gaze technology. He is a smart, determined and inspiring 17 year old with Spinal Muscular Atrophy (Type 1).

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Decisive Dacian

Decisive Dacian

Dacian is an accessibility activist and is passionate about raising awareness about this topic. He is involved in a Youth Leadership group through Community Living Victoria.

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Fayth Says

Fayth Says

Building Augmentative Alternative Communication (AAC) capacity within a school district is one of the many custom requests that can be made at SET-BC. At Rocky Mountain School in Elkford B.C., School Districts 5 and 6 came together for a three year project designed to build understanding of AAC. District specialists,…

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Silver Creek at the Heritage Fair

Silver Creek at the Heritage Fair

Since 2003, the Heritage Fair has been an annual event across the province bringing together 4,000 students and 700 volunteers to demonstrate their knowledge about Canadian history.

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Student Writing Soars with Chromebooks at Macaulay Elementary

Student Writing Soars with Chromebooks at Macaulay Elementary

Deanna Reid teaches grades 4 and 5 at Macaulay Elementary in the Greater Victoria School District and has been teaching for 6 years. When she applied to SET-BC she wanted to see what effect using assistive technology would have on her class – specifically how it would affect her student’s…

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Taking the Technology Leap

Taking the Technology Leap

Maria King is a grade 4-5 teacher at Queen Mary Elementary in School District 39 who is using iPads in the classroom. She has been teaching 26 years in Taiwan, Illinois, New York and Vancouver. Maria is a beginning teacher to implement technology in her everyday lessons and was excited…

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Ruben uses TouchChat for Inclusion

Ruben uses TouchChat for Inclusion

Ruben is currently in Grade 7. He is a very happy and enthusiastic young man who loves stories and enjoys being amongst his peers. His determination and eagerness to learn has increased his stamina in a Grade 7 classroom.

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Spheros Roll Into Martin Morigeau Elementary

Spheros Roll Into Martin Morigeau Elementary

Canal Flats is the perfect location for rolling Spheros – check out how technology is supporting the development of students’ communication, coding, digital storytelling and video production skills in Martin Morigeau Elementary!

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SET-BC DP Conference Registration now open!

SET-BC DP Conference Registration now open!

We are excited to invite all BC K-12 educators and SET-BC District Partners to now register for our February 20th and 21st, 2019 conference. Registration is limited - register quickly! Give yourself a present and register before January 18th to get early bird pricing. Conference and Registration information

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SET-BC Hosts the Children’s Low Vision Clinic

SET-BC Hosts the Children’s Low Vision Clinic

On November 22nd and 23rd, the SET-BC Provincial Centre was honoured to provide space for the Children’s Low Vision Project of B.C. Nineteen students from pre-K to Grade 12 received invaluable support from a dedicated team of professionals.

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Keeping up with Mac

Keeping up with Mac

It is almost impossible to keep up with Mac – a wonderfully capable and intelligent Grade 8 student attending Ballenas Secondary in Parksville. His use of an eye gaze system is truly inspiring!

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Numeracy to Support Diverse Learners – Dr. Jennifer Katz

Numeracy to Support Diverse Learners – Dr. Jennifer Katz

SET-BC was very pleased to have hosted Dr. Jennifer Katz on November 16th as she presented her session entitled "Numeracy to Support Diverse Learners". This session focused on universally designed numeracy instruction for diverse learners and development of numerate ways of thinking. During the session participants learned how to develop goals and design…

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Project Based Learning in SD75

Project Based Learning in SD75

On October 5th, SD75 educators met to explore Project Based Learning and how it can be used to explore curricular content, teach 21st century skills and meet the diverse needs in their classrooms.

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Exploring Multiple Intelligences with Amy Block

Exploring Multiple Intelligences with Amy Block

On September 21st we hosted Amy Block as she facilitated a very interactive workshop that explored how to support students’ multiple intelligences in the classroom setting. It was a great start to another year of SET-BC Provincial Workshops!

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Literacy and Numeracy in SD60

Literacy and Numeracy in SD60

On September 24th, SET-BC has the wonderful opportunity to support SD60 educators as they explored how iOS accessibility features and apps could support the diverse literacy and numeracy needs of their students.

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September 2018 at SET-BC

September 2018 at SET-BC

What a busy start to our school year! SET-BC staff definitely hit the ground running this month with a program-wide meeting, numerous technology shipments, district and team service planning meetings, and facilitation of workshops.

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Technology to Support Executive Functioning

Technology to Support Executive Functioning

Many educators are looking to identify and support students who have difficulty with executive functioning. Our new self-directed web resource, Technology to Support Executive Functioning, is a great place to get started!

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Eye Gaze Technology

Eye Gaze Technology

Are you supporting a student who requires eye gaze access to a computer or communication device? Check out our new online course to learn about conducting trials, calibration, and how to set up and use the various eye gaze technology options!

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SET-BC Services 2018-2019

SET-BC Services 2018-2019

Check out our SET-BC Quick Start Guide now updated for 2018-2019 – one-page guide to all our services and project deadlines! You can view this guide online or download a copy for printing.

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SD36 Support Staff Explores iPad Accessibility

SD36 Support Staff Explores iPad Accessibility

On a sunny day in early November 2017, SET-BC Tier 1 consultants, Carmen Cheung and Debby Lee, presented two 2-hour sessions entitled “Using a Range of Technologies as Tools to Teach to Diversity” and “Showing What They Know”.

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What Makes Squamish Special?

What Makes Squamish Special?

This past school year, grade 2 teacher Beth Smith and her class at Brackendale Elementary School participated in the SET-BC Synergy Project: Supporting the Communication Competency with Technology.

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Learn Where You Live

Learn Where You Live

At Cowichan Lake School in School District #79, classroom teacher, Lindsay Hartshorn believes in learning by doing, and in using the tools and options in your surrounding community to support educational goals.

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The iPad Connection in Dease Lake

The iPad Connection in Dease Lake

It’s minus 17 degrees outside and an impromptu blizzard is blowing in alongside the remaining rays of afternoon sun. But the temperature in Alison Gordon’s kindergarten classroom is far from icy.

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Supporting UDL in SD81

Supporting UDL in SD81

What can technology do for my students? This is the million-dollar question that educators around the world have been asking themselves, particularly since the advent of mobile technologies.

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Shining a Light on Inclusion in Fort Nelson

Shining a Light on Inclusion in Fort Nelson

As a Provincial Resource Program, SET-BC supports school districts, classrooms, and students in all corners of BC. In the northeastern corner, lies the northernmost classroom to receive services in the 2017-2018 school year – R.L. Angus Elementary, in Fort Nelson.

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What is a SET-BC Classroom-Based Solution?

What is a SET-BC Classroom-Based Solution?

Each spring, interested classroom teachers can apply to their district to be one of the classrooms to receive SET-BC service for the upcoming school year. Each district will set their own application deadlines and will decide which classrooms will receive CBS support.

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Complex Needs Technology Project (CNTP) 2017-2018

Complex Needs Technology Project (CNTP) 2017-2018

In its third year, the SET-BC Complex Needs Technology Project, opened its application period on November 1st. This very popular initiative provides district specialist teams with bundles of complex technologies to support student trials and assessments.

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SETdirect 2017-2018

SETdirect 2017-2018

We are pleased to support a second year of our SETdirect initiative. This provincially coordinated project offers simple technology bundles designed to support social inclusion for students with complex needs.

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A Taste of Technology

A Taste of Technology

SET-BC got off to a busy and early start this September presenting the first SET-BC workshop only six days into the start of the year.

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Davidson Road to Success

Davidson Road to Success

Barbara Sveistrup and Jolene Olsen’s kindergarten classes at Davidson Road Elementary in SD23 were busy this year introducing new technology to their already robust list of teaching tools and skills.

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Starting from Scratch

Starting from Scratch

“Scratch for the Classroom” was one of the first applications the Grade 6/7 classroom at Glenbrooke Middle School in New Westminster leapt into with the 15 Chromebooks SET-BC loaned for their Tier 2 Classroom-based Solution.

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Forging ahead with Ford

Forging ahead with Ford

Ford is a bright Grade 1 student who loves to learn. Ford enjoys participating in learning activities in class but has some challenges accessing information because of vision and hearing impairments.

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Team-Building with Clicker 7

Team-Building with Clicker 7

SET-BC Classroom-Based Solutions rely on the Team-building with Clicker 7 committed and invigorating energy that often occurs when teachers collaborate to support their students.

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Start Where You Are

Start Where You Are

Throughout history the practice of teaching has always brought changing ideas. The ability to embrace change is necessary and sometimes intimidating, though teachers are often at the forefront of finding the courage to grow professionally in order to reach students in an evolving world.

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Time to Teach, Time for Tech

Time to Teach, Time for Tech

Is there anything more enjoyable than having time to try, to experiment and to explore? In Andrew’s McPhee’s Grade 5 classroom on Salt Spring Island, learning is measured while observing the growth of students’ interest and problem-solving skills when confronted with various technology challenges.

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J’ai la Technologie Donc J’Essaie

J’ai la Technologie Donc J’Essaie

Enseigner le français langue seconde au huitième niveau demande qu’on cherche toujours de nouvelles façons d’engager les élèves. Jeux, exercices de grammaire, documents authentiques, projets d’art….on essaie tous les trucs pour présenter aux élèves la langue d’une façon intéressante pour qu’on veuille apprendre et qu’on veuille essayer de la parler.

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Complex Needs Technology Project Shipping!

Complex Needs Technology Project Shipping!

We are happy to announce that the CNTP 2016-2017 technologies are starting to ship this week! Boxes should start arriving in districts by mid-week - we look forward to hearing from teams as they receive this important complex needs trial and assessment equipment.

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Hour of Code through a UDL Lens

Hour of Code through a UDL Lens

Only a short time ago the practice of ‘learning to code’ was very inaccessible. A missing semicolon, an uncapitalized letter, or getting the math not quite right meant that a program would simply crash.

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iPads: Learning to App-ly Ourselves!

iPads: Learning to App-ly Ourselves!

Sooke teacher, Melissa Dorran, has excitedly embraced the opportunity to work with a SET-BC Consultant to implement a Tier 2 Classroom Based Solution at Ecole John Stubbs Memorial Elementary.

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SET-BC DP Conference NOT Just for District Partners!

SET-BC DP Conference NOT Just for District Partners!

SET-BC is hosting an exciting conference on February 21st and 22nd! The conference, entitled Supporting Diversity in the Secondary School Setting, is an opportunity for educators (and District Partners!) to get together to learn how to support students who may be using technology in their educational programs.

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Remembrance Day Resources

Remembrance Day Resources

At this time of year, we would like to remind you of some of the Remembrance Day student technology-based resources we have available in our collection.

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SET-BC Service Delivery Update – October

SET-BC Service Delivery Update – October

It has been a very busy October as we approach the October 31st Collaborative Action Plan deadline. SET-BC consultants have been focused this month on completing the planning process with district and school teams for services in all three tiers.

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SETdirect Social Inclusion Project Launches in October

SETdirect Social Inclusion Project Launches in October

We were excited to launch our new SETdirect Social Inclusion Project in October. The focus of SETdirect is to support social inclusion for complex needs students by providing district teams with simple technologies that can be used for a variety of activities by complex needs students and their peers.

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Reaching Across the Pacific to Korea

Reaching Across the Pacific to Korea

On September 26th, SET-BC was delighted to host a large group of Korean students, support workers, teachers, and Korean education ministry delegates as they visited our program as part of their BC tour.

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Focus on Vision Technology

Focus on Vision Technology

On September 30th, eight vision resource teachers and two student support workers came together at the SET-BC Provincial Centre in Vancouver to attend a workshop to learn more about the Focus 40, a refreshable braille display from Scientific Freedom.

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Autumn-themed Student Resources

Autumn-themed Student Resources

With the cool days of fall coming soon, you may be looking for some technology-based resources to support student learning. Take a moment to check out a few examples of our autumn-themed student resources currently available in pictureSET and curriculumSET!

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SET-BC Quick Start Guide

SET-BC Quick Start Guide

SET-BC provides three tiers of both core and supplemental services. We’ve created a “Quick Start Guide” for BC educators to use to determine what services are available, how to apply for the services and where to go on our site for more information.

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Welcome to the 2016-2017 School Year!

Welcome to the 2016-2017 School Year!

We are very excited to be starting the new school year with new staff, new projects, and renewed energy! After enjoying the summer break, our SET-BC consultants are anxious to begin supporting teams using technology to support students.

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Fraserwood FreshGrade: Success in Progress

Fraserwood FreshGrade: Success in Progress

In Shelly Chandra’s grade 4 classroom at Fraserwood Elementary, students are learning how to identify their own “Success in Progress”. Students select, reflect, and share their learning in FreshGrade using a blend of devices provided by SET-BC, the school, and a new BYOD program at the school.

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Little School, Big Impact

Little School, Big Impact

iPads and Clicker Apps are having a big impact on learning at a little school in northern BC. A few years ago, the highly collaborative staff at Kitwanga Elementary began assembling a bank of iPads and experimenting with apps.

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Eralee – Her Team and Technology Click!

Eralee – Her Team and Technology Click!

Eralee is a cheerful grade five student living in Kaslo, B.C. She has a wonderful sense of humour and loves to laugh, but she her lack of functional language makes it very difficult for her to express her wants, needs and knowledge to others.

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“Epic” Learning with iPads & Clicker apps

“Epic” Learning with iPads & Clicker apps

At John Henderson School in Vancouver, Grade 4 students are using iPads and Clicker apps to develop writing fluency. Classroom teacher Joan Jung and resource teacher Kim Grey have been busy implementing a Tier 2 classroom-based solution they received from SET-BC this year.

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Spring Learning Online!

Spring Learning Online!

We have great 30 minute online training opportunities for the end of April and beginning of May. Are you looking for training in Kurzweil 3000, Clicker 6, SOLO 6, Boardmaker, Chrome extensions, Digital Citizenship, Co:Writer app or Sensory apps?

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Going Google in Mountain Elementary!

Going Google in Mountain Elementary!

With a Tier 2 classroom-based technology loan of 15 Chromebooks from SET-BC this year, Shelley Putman is “Going Google” in her grade 5 classroom at Mountain Elementary in SD #34 (Abbotsford).

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Engage Me and I Will Learn!

Engage Me and I Will Learn!

At Sir Alexander MacKenzie Elementary School in Vancouver, teacher Sean Martin has taken a thoughtful, logical approach to introducing technology to his students.

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Spring and the UDL is Easy!

Spring and the UDL is Easy!

The students in Christine Lang’s Grade 2 classroom at Lord Roberts Elementary probably have no idea what Universal Design for Learning is but they experience it every day!

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Adapting to Change

Adapting to Change

For some district teams, the change to SET-BC’s three-tiered service delivery model had initially necessitated facing some challenges around how the district would meet the needs of those students requiring intensive technology supports who were not going to be brought forward for SET-BC Tier 3 services.

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Earth Day Resources

Earth Day Resources

With spring upon us, we naturally think of celebrating our favourite planet – Earth! These resources will help your students participate in Earth Day type activities.

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Dictating a Connection with Family Members

Dictating a Connection with Family Members

As SET-BC consultants delivering technology training to educators all over the province, we hope we are making a difference for students and building team capacity to use technology to support them in the classroom setting.

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iEngaged with UDL

iEngaged with UDL

Allison Bos, a teacher in the Cariboo-Chilcotin school district, explains how supporting Universal Design for Learning (UDL) strategies with iPad technology has transformed her students’ learning and her own teaching.

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Christmas is Coming!

Christmas is Coming!

The holiday season has begun. Along with decorations, crafts and sing-alongs, curriculumSET and PictureSET offer great themed activities that are easy to download and start using with students and classes.

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SET-BC Consultants Meet at Plenary Session

SET-BC Consultants Meet at Plenary Session

SET-BC consultants kicked off the 2015-2016 school year at a three day Provincial Plenary Session where they prepared for the coming year, explored effective Professional Development strategies, and reconnected with colleagues and met new team members.

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Introducing our SETconcierge

Introducing our SETconcierge

Taking the concept of the help you receive from a hotel concierge, our SETconcierge can offer you personalized Professional Development and training help designed to meet your individual learning goals, style and schedule.

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Curriculum for All – Shelley Moore

Curriculum for All – Shelley Moore

We are so excited to be hosting a newly finished self-directed course called Curriculum for All. This course has been developed by Shelley Moore and it is full of great information and strategies to help educators plan to provide an inclusive learning environment for all students.

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PSAP – 10 Years of Great Software Support

PSAP – 10 Years of Great Software Support

It’s hard to believe that PSAP – the Provincial Software Acquisition Plan – is going into its 11th year! The Plan started with a focus on Kurzweil 3000 but, after a couple of years, grew to include many other literacy and communication software programs.

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