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A No-Tech/Low-Tech Integration of UDL–”Fantastic!”

A No-Tech/Low-Tech Integration of UDL–”Fantastic!” | Communication and Autism | Scoop.it

 

"As the CCSS has been crafted with principles of Universal Design for Learning (UDL) to support inclusive access for all students with identified learning needs and/or disabilities, English Learners, linguistic minority students, as well as students from fragile families, many educators respond with concern that without technological resources, they feel challenged to design instruction to meet the diverse needs of their students. While technology can provide expanded access, there are many “no-tech and low-tech” options that many teachers utilize that are also UDL-considerate." - Jennifer Finney-Ellison


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Meaningful language experiences, great specific reinforcement, and learning for everyone.

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Rob Hatfield, M.Ed.'s curator insight, April 8, 2013 9:54 PM

Thank you for sharing.

Valerie Chernek's curator insight, April 12, 2013 12:49 PM

An important message!

Valerie Chernek's comment, April 12, 2013 12:49 PM
An important message!
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Everybody Learns, Everybody Works: Using Universal Design for Learning in Workforce Development Programs | NCWD/Youth

Everybody Learns, Everybody Works: Using Universal Design for Learning in Workforce Development Programs | NCWD/Youth | Communication and Autism | Scoop.it

Excellent report on how to apply UDL principles in a Workforce Development Program.

 

"Universal Design for Learning (UDL) is an educational model for creating general curriculums that are accessible to all learners, regardless of learning style. This information brief is for professionals working directly with youth in workforce development programs. It explains the principles of UDL and how these principles can be used in work experiences and training settings to more effectively and efficiently engage all youth, including youth with disabilities. By incorporating UDL into workforce development programs, youth service professionals can use evidence-based practices to support youth as they prepare to transition from education to the workplace."


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Apps and Software for Students with Language-based Learning disabilities | inov8 Educational Consulting

Apps and Software for Students with Language-based Learning disabilities | inov8 Educational Consulting | Communication and Autism | Scoop.it
inov8-ed.com created a handout listing apps for language-based learning disabilities in two categories,

> apps for remediation and

> apps for language support.

 

inov8 Educational Consulting recently presented with Kimberly Murphy (@kimberlyslp, a speech and language pathologist) at the Québec Provincial Association of Teachers conference.  Their presentation focused on the planning and implementation of new assistive technologies; apps and software for students with language-based learning disabilities.

 

They covered the language basis of reading, Assistive Technology and Universal Design for Learning, the SETT framework, and app and software recommendations with a number of screen-capture video demonstrations.

 

Here is a list of their most recommended apps and software, specific to students with language-based learning disabilities. Please note that this is not a full list of software and apps that are currently available. 

 

Thank you inov8 and Kimberly Murphy for this outstanding resource!


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UDL and Transition

UDL and Transition | Communication and Autism | Scoop.it
This week’s session in the UDL course focused on UDL in transition planning.  This really hit home for me as I have been supporting my teenage daughter with significant disabilities through postsec...

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You won't want to miss this if you help with transitions.

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Kathleen McClaskey's curator insight, December 29, 2012 6:25 PM

A father shares how the UDL lens helped in developing a transition plan for his daughter, Brooke. Discover how each UDL principle was used in developing that plan.  Here is just the first:

 

Principle 1: provide multiple means of representation

 

>> Connected Brooke with volunteer opportunities at a dog rescue and kennel to explore hands on what it means to be in a career working with animals, and used a guitar, youtube videos, and iPad apps for pianos, to explore her interest in music

 

>> Explored www.alife4me.org for community career ideas.

 

 

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Great for an ePorfolio map!

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Ways Universal Design for Learning Can Benefit All Types of Learners - Five UDL Tips for Teachers

Ways Universal Design for Learning Can Benefit All Types of Learners - Five UDL Tips for Teachers | Communication and Autism | Scoop.it

The authors of this excellent article on how UDL can benefit all types of learners present a universal design lesson for educators: 

 

"If we think about and plan the best way to deliver the information for all students, not only will our instruction improve but it will also be accessible to everyone in the classroom.

 

For UDL to be both effective and properly implemented, the practitioner needs to know the difference between accommodating and modifying learning."  They illustrate this distinction through a fishing tale. 

 

They go on to describe 5 effective UDL Tips for Teachers that when used effectively as accomodations will cultivate a group of learners capable of experienceing success beyond the classroom.

 

1. Provide digital notes

2. Use screen readers/audio books

3. Allow extra time

4. Use noise-reducing technology

5. Differentiate assessments

 


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