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GoSoapBox: Hear What Your Students are Thinking

GoSoapBox: Hear What Your Students are Thinking | UDL & ICT in education | Scoop.it

GoSoapBox is used during class to break down participation barriers, keeping students engaged, and giving teachers insight into student comprehension that was never before possible. On GoSoapBox, students join a digital space where they can ask questions, contribute opinions, take quizzes, and more. It's easy to get everyone participating, it's fun for students, and you'll be able to quickly assess classroom comprehension.

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20 Must-See Facts About The 21st Century Classroom | Edudemic

20 Must-See Facts About The 21st Century Classroom | Edudemic | UDL & ICT in education | Scoop.it

The classroom of the future is on your doorstep. We’re getting slapped in the face with technology (sorry about that, partially my fault), flipped classroom models, and innovative ideas.

So what is the current state of the 21st century classroom? How many teachers have computers in their classroom? What are the 3 biggest reasons to use technology in your classroom? A new infographic from Open Colleges spells it out. 

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Neuroscience & the Classroom

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Insights drawn from neuroscience not only provide educators with a scientific basis for understanding some of the best practices in teaching, but also offer a new lens through which to look at the problems teachers grapple with every day. By gaining insights into how the brain works—and how students actually learn—teachers will be able to create their own solutions to the classroom challenges they face and improve their practice

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Preparing for a Different Kind of Middle Grades Classroom

Preparing for a Different Kind of Middle Grades Classroom | UDL & ICT in education | Scoop.it

Descriptions of this next generation of classroom paint pictures of places where self-directed learning, student choice, and engagement built around enduring understanding are paramount. The Universal Design for Learning (UDL) is currently being applied to both the development and assessment of Common Core State Standards to measure student achievement. UDL, with origins in the neurosciences, prescribes flexible approaches to learning that are adjusted to meet the individual needs of students.

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Active Learning Infographic

Active Learning Infographic | UDL & ICT in education | Scoop.it

Students in an Active Learning environment demonstrate better improvement in conceptual understanding than traditional lecture hall classes. See the infographic to learn more.

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ZooWhiz | Maths, Reading, Word Skills, Punctuation, Grammar

ZooWhiz | Maths, Reading, Word Skills, Punctuation, Grammar | UDL & ICT in education | Scoop.it

ZooWhiz is FREE for teachers and kids to use at school (and at home or parents may purchase a Premium account). Teachers may create free accounts for their students; there is a comprehensive curriculum correlated with over 17,000 educational activities which includes math, reading, word skills, punctuation and grammar; and teachers may access detailed reports by child and class; activities for ages 5 - 15. A site worth checking out to use with your students.


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PowerUp What Works: UDL-based Approaches for Your Classroom

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PowerUp is a free website for school leaders and Grade 4-6 teachers who want to know how to use technology to help all students excel. It features current research and guides Leadership Teams in using data-driven decision-making to help teachers create PowerUp Classrooms. Become a part of a field test and learn how to transform your classroom through UDL-based approached for students with disabilities and their classmates.


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The Pros And Cons Of Social Media In Education [INFOGRAPHIC]

The Pros And Cons Of Social Media In Education [INFOGRAPHIC] | UDL & ICT in education | Scoop.it

In less than a decade, social media has had a tremendous impact on the world around us. Businesses of all sizes can leverage platforms such as Twitter and Facebook to build large, engaged communities, raise awareness and drive footfall. Equally, social media empowers consumers to make smarter decisions, engage with brands and demand better customer service. Social media is also playing a significant role in the education system, with many schools and universities eager to adopt the use of these tools in the classroom. Managed correctly, these channels can be a great boon for students. But poor understanding of the medium can result in a low level of maintenance and interaction, which can be detrimental to student satisfaction and engagement rates.

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ePals Global Community

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ePals is the social network optimized for K-12 learning. Over half a million classrooms in 200 countries and territories have joined the ePals Global Community to connect, collaborate and exchange ideas.

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Universal Design for Learning in Postsecondary Institutions

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Most people associate the term Universal Design for Learning (UDL) with providing accessible curriculum instruction for students with disabilities in the K-12 school setting. The benefits of applying UDL principles in postsecondary settings are often overlooked and although UDL does not, it is often seen as somehow lowering standards. Conversely universally designing postsecondary classes could ultimately be more valuable to students because of the changes students experience in accommodation provision when they transition to postsecondary settings. 

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Technology Learning Stations: Reaching Every Student | Alliance for Excellent Education

Technology Learning Stations: Reaching Every Student | Alliance for Excellent Education | UDL & ICT in education | Scoop.it

Are you overwhelmed by all the challenges facing classroom teachers today? Do you wonder if you are meeting all the needs of your diverse students? Do you long to add some creative, student-driven activities in your classroom, but don’t know where to begin? If you answered yes to any of these questions, learning stations may be the answer you’ve been looking for. 

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Educating for the Unknown: Universal Design for Learning and the Arts

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Dr. Magee offers a thoughtful insight on UDL and the arts and how we could harness technology and the arts to help solve the dropout epidemic in the US.  "Universal Design for Learning offers foundational tenets for truly egalitarian education where no one is marginalized by being labeled as having “special needs or exceptional needs” rather, UDL widens the circle so that every learner is considered unique and has a full compliment of accommodations offered to them to support a holistic educational experience. Accommodations become invisible, embedded in the classroom and integrated into the way we teach and learn."


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Differentiated Reading Instruction Webcast Video

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Differentiated Reading Instruction: Teaching Every Child is a 60-minute webcast that outlines the most effective strategies teachers can use to address the many different needs of each of their students – so that kids capable of learning to read.

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An Illustration of Flipped Classroom: The Full Picture

The Flipped Classroom: The Full picture is not about watching videos as homework. It is a full circle of learning.

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Discovery Education: Curiosity in the Classroom

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Spark curiosity in the classroom -- Discovery Education and Intel have teamed up to create Curiosity in the Classroom, a website designed to bring teachers, students and families on a journey through life's biggest questions.

 


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UDL in the Classroom - Reaching All Students with Technology - Classroom 2.0

UDL in the Classroom - Reaching All Students with Technology - Classroom 2.0 | UDL & ICT in education | Scoop.it

Lisa Parisi will be presenting on UDL in the Classroom at the 2012 Social Learning Summit.  Here is a description of the presentation that will be filled with great strategies in using social media in a UDL classroom.

 

Session Description: We, as educators, are faced with many different challenges. We have a large amount of curriculum to cover, tests our students must do well on, and a public who believes one size fits all works in the classroom. Our students are getting burned out quickly. And one size fits all does not take into account the learning disabled child, the ADHD child, the hearing impaired child, the bored child, the struggling reader, the math phobic child, the artistic child, the leader, the follower, or any other "out of the norm" student (whatever that might be). Web 2.0 tools afford us the opportunity to help all students meet the curricular requirements, demonstrate knowledge, learn, and enjoy school. Learn how to use collaborative tools such as Google docs, presentation tools like Glogster, and research tools such as Discovery Streaming to enliven your classroom. Today, there is no excuse for not reaching all children. Come hear how easy it is."


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PATINS TV-Weekly Quick Tips, Tricks and Other Thoughts On AIM, AT & UDL

PATINS TV-Weekly Quick Tips, Tricks and Other Thoughts On AIM, AT & UDL | UDL & ICT in education | Scoop.it

"Starting March 20th, 2012 (1 week from Tuesday), PATINS will begin a new online video series on Accessible Instructional Materials (AIM), Assistive Technology (AT), UDL and other collaborations with Indiana service providers. Many of these videos will be LIVE broadcasts and they’ll always be during lunch at 11:45am EST! They will all be short (15-minutes) and practical/applicable to your districts, schools, and classrooms right away."


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Wordia - help students to learn subject vocabulary through free learning games and video

Wordia - help students to learn subject vocabulary through free learning games and video | UDL & ICT in education | Scoop.it

A free resource that uses interactive video and games-based learning to teach students vocabulary. Educators can set school tournaments, and students can play fun learning games challenging classmates and other schools. Let students create their own game and they will be inproving their vocabulary dramatically!


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The i21 Interactive Classroom in San Diego: UDL in Action - March 5th

The i21 Interactive Classroom in San Diego: UDL in Action - March 5th | UDL & ICT in education | Scoop.it

Here is a great way to see UDL in practice sponsored by SETSIG! This webinar will discuss the Universal Design for Learning supports that are available in the newly upgraded i21 Classrooms in San Diego Unified School District. Examples using Kurzweil 3000 and ActivInspire flipcharts to present accessible and engaging lessons will be demonstrated.


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Piazza - The New, Free Way to Q&A for Classrooms

Piazza - The New, Free Way to Q&A for Classrooms | UDL & ICT in education | Scoop.it

Piazza is a free online gathering place where students can ask, answer, and explore 24/7, under the guidance of their instructors. Students as well as instructors can answer questions, fueling a healthy, collaborative discussion.

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Teaching with Comics | Bitstrips for Schools

Teaching with Comics | Bitstrips for Schools | UDL & ICT in education | Scoop.it

Bring comics to the classroom with educational software that helps students create, share and collaborate on comics - without drawing a line. Use Bitstrips for Schools to teach reading comprehension, writing and digital literacy. 

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Speakaboos: Kids' Stories, Songs, Games, Educational Activities for Children -

Speakaboos: Kids' Stories, Songs, Games, Educational Activities for Children - | UDL & ICT in education | Scoop.it

Speakaboos is an educational resource for the classroom and home. Our award-winning videos teach reading skills, life lessons, and creativity in a fun and safe environment. Each story comes to life with educational worksheets, activities, and games. Speakaboos timeless tales are ideal for kids of any age.

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Meeting the Challenge of Variability in Today's Elementary Classrooms

In today's classroom, the mix of students is more diverse than ever. Educators are challenged to teach all kinds of learners to high standards, yet a single classroom may include students who struggle to learn for any number of reasons. Join experts in the field of Universal Design for Learning (UDL) who provide participants with tools, strategies, and principles for designing lessons and units of study that meet the diverse needs of today's students. Universal Design for Learning helps meet the challenge of diversity by suggesting flexible instructional materials, techniques, and strategies that empower educators to meet these varied needs. Participants will.

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Realtime Behavior Management Software - ClassDojo

Realtime Behavior Management Software - ClassDojo | UDL & ICT in education | Scoop.it

Improve student behavior and engagement by awarding and recording real-time feedback. Print or email beautiful behavior reports to easily engage parents and staff. Save time by recording behaviors and accomplishments right in class, with just one click: NO extra data entry required.

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