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UDL Resource - Because Each Learner is Unique

UDL Resource - Because Each Learner is Unique | 21st Century Concepts- Student-Centered Learning | Scoop.it

"This site hosts information about Universal Design for Learning, and it suggests free and low-cost digital tools that facilitate a UDL approach to learning, as well as tools to support learners with access challenges."

 

Following the principles of UDL, you will discover tools that can provide multiple representation and access to curriculum.  Included are those tools that will engage learners and provide multiple means for them to express what they know.  A special section on handhelds rounds out this one stop resource on UDL.

 

Thank you Paul for creating this resource for educators everywhere!


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From the site: "Universal Design for Learning (UDL) is a framework for designing curricula that enable all individuals to gain knowledge, skills, and enthusiasm for learning. UDL provides rich supports for learning and reduces barriers to the curriculum while maintaining high achievement standards for all." 

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May 2012 EL: Carol Ann Tomlinson

May 2012 EL: Carol Ann Tomlinson | 21st Century Concepts- Student-Centered Learning | Scoop.it
In this video from the PD Online course Differentiated Instruction: Creating an Environment That Supports Learning, Carol Ann Tomlinson offers tips for setting up a classroom for more effective instruction.
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8 Types of Learning Events You Need to Have in Your Classroom

8 Types of Learning Events You Need to Have in Your Classroom | 21st Century Concepts- Student-Centered Learning | Scoop.it
“A good eLearning course requires the right combination of learning events. But what are these exactly?”
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Important ingredients of online learning to enhance student understanding.
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Craig Crossley's curator insight, June 17, 8:13 AM

Reflection....

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How-To: Link Audio Recordings to QR Codes

How-To: Link Audio Recordings to QR Codes | 21st Century Concepts- Student-Centered Learning | Scoop.it
Audio recordings can definitely support students who have trouble reading directions or need extra help with new vocabulary words.  I’ve shared one way to make QR codes talk to students but if you’...

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Helen Farley's curator insight, May 29, 8:32 PM

Recording lectures to be played on mobile devices is a great (and easy) way to make learning mobile.

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4 Tips for Getting to Know the Blended Instructional Model

4 Tips for Getting to Know the Blended Instructional Model | 21st Century Concepts- Student-Centered Learning | Scoop.it
Guest blogger Victor Small, Jr. offers four practical tips for getting comfortable with blended learning: don't assume every kid is a tech wiz, be wary of online textbooks, use PowerPoint sparingly, and encourage student-to-student communication.
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Important tips to make the most of blended instruction!

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Differentiation: making possible the impossible

Differentiation: making possible the impossible | 21st Century Concepts- Student-Centered Learning | Scoop.it
When I think about the students I teach, I probably should make a beeline to their personality traits - their helpfulness, cheerfulness, kindness or pain-in-the-backside-ness. Or, perhaps, I should...
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Excellent post on the challenges of and the response to differents students' needa and abilities.

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84 (And Counting) Bloom's Taxonomy Tools Worth Trying - Edudemic

84 (And Counting) Bloom's Taxonomy Tools Worth Trying - Edudemic | 21st Century Concepts- Student-Centered Learning | Scoop.it
We know y’all love a good list of Bloom’s Taxonomy tools. And the one we’re highlighting below isn’t only good – its growing, because it is crowdsourced by awesome teachers like you! Created by NJ Superintendent Scott Rocco, this list is chock-full of tons of different apps that can fill out just about every category of …

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Looks like a good resource to keep nearby when planning lessons. I like the fact that it is editable so you can add your own tools to the list. Great use of Google Docs!

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No Courses, No Classrooms, No Grades — Just Learning

No Courses, No Classrooms, No Grades — Just Learning | 21st Century Concepts- Student-Centered Learning | Scoop.it
A Boston area innovation studio for middle and high school students is bucking the traditional school model for what students love best: hands-on learning.
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Great look at #PBL and how it is working in one Boston-area school. #edchat
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A Poem of Possibilities: Thinking about the Future - ReadWriteThink

A Poem of Possibilities: Thinking about the Future - ReadWriteThink | 21st Century Concepts- Student-Centered Learning | Scoop.it
After reading John Updike's “Ex-Basketball Player,” students write poems describing themselves five years in the future. The teacher takes the poems and mails them to students in five years.
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This lesson is designed to help students go beyond "studentspeak" to develop their abilities as writers.

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5 Online Tools for Differentiated Instruction and Assessment - EdTechReview™ (ETR)

5 Online Tools for Differentiated Instruction and Assessment - EdTechReview™ (ETR) | 21st Century Concepts- Student-Centered Learning | Scoop.it
The article provides you with the information about some online tools which help you in delivering differentiated instruction for your students.
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One way to introduce a new vocab set

One way to introduce a new vocab set | 21st Century Concepts- Student-Centered Learning | Scoop.it
“ This is a different way to introduce a new vocab set to introduce to your students. I learnt it from my tutor on my CELTA course. I used it recently with my 11-year-olds and it worked really well. ...”
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This looks like a good way to get students to help each other learn new words
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CAST Free Webinar: A Discussion on UDL & Learner Variability - April 30th

CAST Free Webinar: A Discussion on UDL & Learner Variability - April 30th | 21st Century Concepts- Student-Centered Learning | Scoop.it

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UDL Guides Personalizing Learning to Meet the Common Core

UDL Guides Personalizing Learning to Meet the Common Core | 21st Century Concepts- Student-Centered Learning | Scoop.it
Universal Design for Learning (UDL) is used to design curriculum, lessons and instruction based on the diversity of the learners in their classroom. How can UDL guide personalize learning to meet the Common Core? When a teacher understands his/her learners through the UDL lens, he/she creates a flexible learning environment and provides opportunities for learner voice and choice. When lessons are designed using the UDL model, the lesson includes goals, methods, materials, tools, and assessments to reach and support the maximum amount of learners in the classroom. Learners can use this model to help them understand how they learn best and what learning path they can take to become an independent expert learner, leveraging their natural abilities in the process. This process helps the learner create their personal learning profile that is understood by both teacher and learner. The importance of this strategy is that both the teacher and the learner understand who the learner is and how they learn best. The learner and the teacher uses the UDL lens to personalize learning. So what does that look like? An example of an 8th Grade unit on the Civil War serves as an example along with two students who can meet a number of CCSS when they choose and use the tools to support their learning. Explore our new website, Personalize Learning (www.personalizelearning.com), to learn more about the research, models and educators who are personalizing learning.
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How Do We Create Rich Learning Opportunities for All Students?

How Do We Create Rich Learning Opportunities for All Students? | 21st Century Concepts- Student-Centered Learning | Scoop.it
“Every student has the capacity for rich, meaningful learning experiences. How can educators tap into the motivation that helps drive a love of learning in students? They key might be found in the "deeper learning" movement.”
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When High School Students Struggle with Textbook Reading

When High School Students Struggle with Textbook Reading | 21st Century Concepts- Student-Centered Learning | Scoop.it
Many textbooks aren't even close to authentic reading experiences. Minimize student struggle by identifying purpose, assigning reasonable homework, and teaching them to self-monitor for understanding.
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46 Students Explain The Assignments That Got Their Attention This Year

46 Students Explain The Assignments That Got Their Attention This Year | 21st Century Concepts- Student-Centered Learning | Scoop.it
46 Students Explain The Assignments That Got Their Attention This Year by Grant Wiggins, Ed.D, Authentic Education This post is a follow-up to our recent post, Students Learn Best When You Do This. Now, in my final...
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5 Tips for Teaching the Tough Kids

5 Tips for Teaching the Tough Kids | 21st Century Concepts- Student-Centered Learning | Scoop.it
Guest blogger Josh Work shares five techniques for dealing with middle school students who present ongoing discipline issues. His underlying theme is recognizing these kids as adolescents seeking ways to cope with stress or complicated lives.
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Good advice for new teachers and old teachers alike. 

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Differentiating the responsive way

Differentiating the responsive way | 21st Century Concepts- Student-Centered Learning | Scoop.it
In last week’s post – here – I looked at how we might mark students’ written work strategically, considering not just the feedback we will give them, but also the practicalities of how we expect th...
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Denise Lombardo's curator insight, May 17, 9:47 PM

Great post with practical illustrations of how we differentiate by being attentive to the individual progress of our students - at point of need - in a lesson. It's not about worksheets, grand plans, or separate lessons, but knowing our students as individual learners and responding to them as such.

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Classroom design can improve performance by 25%, research reveals - Innovate My School

Classroom design can improve performance by 25%, research reveals - Innovate My School | 21st Century Concepts- Student-Centered Learning | Scoop.it
Different school cultures approach the design of the classroom in different ways. Innova Design Solutions have chosen this time of education reforms to conduct research into the advantages of creating bespoke classrooms to fit the class’ needs.
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Matthieu Dunias's curator insight, May 13, 4:29 AM

Repeindre sa salle de classe avec les élèves, c'est préparer le bac !

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FLLACT: Furniture, Layout, Lighting, Acoustics, Colour, Temperature

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7 Brain-based Tips for eLearning Success

7 Brain-based Tips for eLearning Success | 21st Century Concepts- Student-Centered Learning | Scoop.it

The brain is constantly on the lookout for ways to improve by obtaining new knowledge and skills, even before birth. Unfortunately, retaining information can be challenging, simply because instructors and course designers do not always use methods that facilitate remembering. The following seven points look at key principles from neuroscience research paired with tips that will allow course creators to achieve effective eLearning development.


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Good suggestions to keep in mind when planning your lessons, whether you call them brain-based or not!

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Sandra Carswell's curator insight, May 1, 11:48 PM

Must read.

Siegfried Holle's curator insight, May 2, 1:57 PM

food for thought

Iris Velasquez P's curator insight, May 3, 8:44 AM

Muy interesante y útil.

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High school students are all about computers bu...

High school students are all about computers bu... | 21st Century Concepts- Student-Centered Learning | Scoop.it
“Their lives swirl in technology, but the nation’s high school students spend little time studying the computer science that is the basis of it all.”
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Article expresses the need for students to learn computer science and how some schools are addressing it.
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Mediaecuador's curator insight, April 26, 1:36 PM

Para no quedarse atrás.

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Reading is different online than off, experts s...

Reading is different online than off, experts s... | 21st Century Concepts- Student-Centered Learning | Scoop.it
Our brains, neuroscientists warn, are developing new circuits with a big impact on non-digital reading (Reading is different online than off, experts say - Washington Post | @scoopit via @joevans http://t.co/2w6i3poOhE)...
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Resources for struggling learners: Center on Instruction

Resources for struggling learners:  Center on Instruction | 21st Century Concepts- Student-Centered Learning | Scoop.it
“ Welcome to the Center on Instruction, your gateway to a cutting-edge collection of scientifically based research and information on K-12 instruction in reading, math, science, special education, and English language learning. Part of the Comprehensive Center network, the Center on Instruction is one of five content centers serving as resources for the 16 regional U.S. Department of Education Comprehensive Centers.”
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Reflection in the Learning Process, Not As An Add On

Reflection in the Learning Process, Not As An Add On | 21st Century Concepts- Student-Centered Learning | Scoop.it
“Is it personality? Are some people born with it? Can it be learned? I am talking about REFLECTION. At the beginning of the week, I had the opportunity to be part of a workshop during our pre-servic...”
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Connected Learning: Harnessing the Information Age to Make Learning More Powerful

Connected Learning: Harnessing the Information Age to Make Learning More Powerful | 21st Century Concepts- Student-Centered Learning | Scoop.it
This report introduces connected learning, a promising educational approach that uses digital media to engage students’ interests and instill deeper learning skills, such as communication, collaboration, and critical thinking. The report lists four elements constituting connected learning’s emphasis on bridging school, popular culture, home, and the community to create an environment in which students engage in and take responsibility for their learning.
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30 NCAA Basketball Lesson Links … PBL Series… Best Classroom ...

30 NCAA Basketball Lesson Links … PBL Series… Best Classroom ... | 21st Century Concepts- Student-Centered Learning | Scoop.it
The teacher could hear students compare and contrast strengths and weakness of the various competitors, while others children used mathematics to perform some comparative scoring. There was a massive ...
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Lots of engaging ways to incorporate March Madness into yur classroom. Not just for math!

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10 Examples Of Inclusion: For Those Who Need To See It To Believe It

10 Examples Of Inclusion: For Those Who Need To See It To Believe It | 21st Century Concepts- Student-Centered Learning | Scoop.it

“What Does Inclusion Look Like? One of the questions that I get asked the most being an advocate for inclusive education is, “What does it look like?” Honestly, I think that is the hard part. Inclus...”


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