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Ten Steps Toward Universal Design of Online Courses

Ten Steps Toward Universal Design of Online Courses | Differentiated Instruction | Scoop.it

Implementing the principles of universal design in online learning means anticipating the diversity of students that may enroll in your course and planning accordingly. These ten key elements will greatly enhance the accessibility and usability of your course for students with and without disabilities.

 

Step 1: Develop content first, then design.
Step 2: Provide simple, consistent navigation.
Step 3: Include an accommodation statement.
Step 4: Choose CMS tools carefully.
Step 5: Model and teach good discussion board etiquette.
Step 6: Use color with care.
Step 7: Provide accessible document formats.
Step 8: Choose fonts carefully.
Step 9: Convert PowerPoint™ to accessible HTML.
Step 10: If it's auditory make it visual; if it is visual make it auditory.

 

See explanation of these steps on www.ualr.edu


Via Kathleen McClaskey, ADLC-AISI-Cycle 5
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Gloria Inostroza De Celis's curator insight, January 4, 2013 6:21 AM

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Richard G. Bush's curator insight, January 4, 2013 1:54 PM

We have been doing this for the past three years.  Establishing appropriate standards for course delivery, look and feel, and consistency goes a long way in establishing the foundation for a good learning experience for students.

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A Periodic Table of Visualization Methods

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Student Data Binder Free Editable Forms from The Curriculum Corner

Student Data Binder Free Editable Forms from The Curriculum Corner | Differentiated Instruction | Scoop.it
We have created a collection of forms that can be used to help you track student growth. Use these editable documents to create data folders.
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50+ Tools for Differentiating Instruction Through Social Media

50+ Tools for Differentiating Instruction Through Social Media | Differentiated Instruction | Scoop.it
Social media can enhance differentiated instruction if the tools are selected with a careful eye on individual students' readiness, interests, and learning profiles.

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Learning Wheel

Three Principles of UDL clarified with concrete examples and resources...

1. Provide multiple means of representation

2. Provide multiple means of expression

3. Provide multiple means of engagement.

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Differentiated instruction creates learning environments that maximize opportunities and potential for the success of ALL students, regardless of background, skills, interests and abilities.

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A Must See Graphic on How to Do Research ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

A Must See Graphic on How to Do Research ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Differentiated Instruction | Scoop.it
A Must See Graphic on How to Do Research ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning http://t.co/BnB8xqPP9Q

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Great Teacher-tested Games to Engage Your Students ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Great Teacher-tested Games to Engage Your Students ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Differentiated Instruction | Scoop.it
Games can be fun and addicting. Well-designed educational games can make the act of learning just as fun and addicting. Here are some teacher-tested games to engage your learners and get them craving more. Parents may like these for holiday enrichment too.

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Kathy Schrock's Guide to Infographics

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Infographics are a visual representation of data. When students create infographics, they are using information, visual, and technology literacies. This page includes links to help you develop formative or summative assessments that have students creating infographics to showcase their mastery of knowledge.

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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, November 29, 2014 8:24 PM

Here's a treasure trove of expertly curated resources about Infographics.  Thanks Kathy!

Paula King, Ph.D.'s curator insight, December 5, 2014 2:24 PM

I agree that infographics can convey a lot; I need to learn to make them.  

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10 Ways to Get Student-Centered Learning Right

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If there’s been a single educational buzzword with traction over the past few years, “student-centered learning” certainly tops the charts. From the TED stage to experimental classrooms, an increasing number of thought leaders, schools and teachers are advocating a handover of the learning experience to the students who must do the learning.


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FILLING THE TOOL BOX

Most of the strategies described (here) have been developed and tested by teachers in Princeton, Madison and elsewhere. They are offered as practical, effective activities that help shift the focus of classrooms from teacher orchestrated mastery and memory of information to student processing of information to create understanding and improve problem-solving.

 

As one of the primary goals of education is to develop autonomous but interdependent thinkers, students deserve frequent opportunities to shape and direct classroom inquiry. To fuel this inquiry, it is also essential that we validate the importance of curiosity in the process of learning. While curiosity may have killed the cat, there is no reason for us to kill curiosity.

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Four Strategies to Spark Curiosity via Student Questioning

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Author Kevin Washburn looks at curiosity and how to inspire it in students through the questions we ask them.
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Formative Assessment & Technology

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What is Formative Assessment?
Gives teachers information to drive instructionProvides ongoing feedbackHelps students identify their strengths and weaknesses
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Blended and Online Assessment Taxonomy Design

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Are you planning and communicating your feedback criteria? Here is our Blended and Online Assessment Taxonomy Design, an infographic to help you plan better assessments.

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'In the infographic, Blended and Online Assessment Taxonomy, we have organized types of activities that suit various levels of assessments (2001) starting with remember, understand, and apply in the first row. The second row of our infographic includes higher levels of active learning including analyze, evaluate, and create. Engaging curriculum whether face-to-face, blended, or online push student performances to these levels of learning; however, these assessments are less conducive to automated feedback systems as rubrics typically require intelligent judgment. The appropriate level of learning for any assessment should be determined by the learning objective(s).' - This is worthy of your time and reflection.

Georgia Heffernan's curator insight, April 26, 7:43 PM

To enable our students to become assessment literate, teachers need to align their assessment feedback practices with the purpose of the learning. This info graphic provides an easy to use guide based on Bloom's taxonomy of developmental learning - a good reminder to be deliberate!

Gary Stanyard's curator insight, April 29, 5:56 PM

Useful infographic

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For the Love of Teaching: Wildly Successful Metacognition Lesson

For the Love of Teaching: Wildly Successful Metacognition Lesson | Differentiated Instruction | Scoop.it
The BrainEarlier this school year I was inspired by one of my BrainSMART classes to create a lesson on metacognition. I did a post about the lesson here:metacognition lesson.  In that lesson, students twisted pipe cleaners together to represent related concepts and subjects.  Next the pipe cleaners were connected to show how information connects in the brain.  It became our class brain!  Our brain has continued to grow all year.  Students love it!
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Another variation of the class brain activity. Awesome variation for older students!

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5 Fantastic, Fast Formative Assessment Tools

5 Fantastic, Fast Formative Assessment Tools | Differentiated Instruction | Scoop.it
With tools like Socrative, Kahoot, Zaption, Chatzy, and Plickers, teachers can use tech for immediate feedback about how students are learning and understanding the lesson.
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How To Use A Rubric Without Stifling Creativity

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How To Use A Rubric Without Stifling Creativity
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Resources and Downloads for Differentiated Instruction

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Educators from Mesquite Elementary School, in Tucson, Arizona, have provided these resources for you to use in your own school.


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Digital Storytelling and Authentic Assessments - Edutopia

Digital Storytelling and Authentic Assessments - Edutopia | Differentiated Instruction | Scoop.it
Digital storytelling is a powerful way to engage students in the writing process. Whether they are telling stories from a summer vacation or writing a persuasive essay on a community issue, technology tools can help motivate reluctant writers. Students can use their writing, audio recordings, video creations, illustrations, and images to create a digital storytelling product that demonstrates their understanding of a concept.

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6 Ways to Engage Every Learner Using UDL (Universal Design for Learning)

6 Ways to Engage Every Learner Using UDL (Universal Design for Learning) | Differentiated Instruction | Scoop.it
Universal Design for Learning can make your lessons more accessible and your lesson-planning more fun.

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Although this uses the old Bloom's taxonomy, there are still some good questions and activity ideas.

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Great Unsolved Mysteries in Canadian History

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A team of historians have been trying to solve some historical "cold cases" -- old crimes in which the guilty ones walked, and even more insidious crimes where a whole village may have been complicit. There are other mysteries too, about unusual cases from the Viking age to the Klondike Gold Rush.

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Engaging Students Through Effective Questions | Canadian Education Association (CEA)

Engaging Students Through Effective Questions | Canadian Education Association (CEA) | Differentiated Instruction | Scoop.it

In what ways might questioning techniques improve student learning? What kinds of questions enable educators to tap into different parts of the cognitive domain? How can questions engage students when their attention begins to wander? Many questions at the lower levels of Bloom’s Taxonomy – particularly knowledge and comprehension – are closed-ended questions. Higher order reasoning, such as synthesis and evaluation, is stimulated through the use of open-ended questions. Asking an open-ended question is a way to elicit discussion, brainstorm solutions to a problem, or create opportunities for thinking outside the box. The highest-order open-ended questions engage students in dynamic thinking and learning, where they must synthesize information, analyze ideas, and draw their own conclusions, preparing them for the larger community, where few issues are black-and-white. Adolescents need to become critical thinkers, find their own voice, and be recognized for having opinions that matter.

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Wonderopolis | Where the Wonders of Learning Never Cease

Wonderopolis | Where the Wonders of Learning Never Cease | Differentiated Instruction | Scoop.it
Explore. Imagine. Laugh. Share. Create. Learn. Smile. Grow.

Welcome to Wonderopolis®, a place where natural curiosity and imagination lead to exploration and discovery in learners of all ages. Brought to life by the National Center for Families Learning (NCFL), our Wonders of the Day® will help you find learning moments in everyday life—ones that fit in with dinner preparations, carpool responsibilities, a stolen moment between breakfast and the bus, or within school curriculum and education programs.

Wonder is for everyone. It can happen anywhere and at anytime. Connecting the learning we do in our schools, our homes, and our communities, Wonderopolis walks the line between formal and informal education. Each day, we pose an intriguing question and explore it in a variety of ways. Our approach both informs and encourages new questions, sparking new paths of wonder and discovery in family and classroom settings.

 

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