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Universal Design for Learning: Multiple means of representation, of expression, of engagement
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LingleOnline English Lesson Plans from Real News

LingleOnline English Lesson Plans from Real News | UDL & ICT in education | Scoop.it

Lingle can analyse any digital text. It automatically classifies how difficult an article is by level, identifies grammar patterns and vocabulary usage. From this we can dynamically build glossaries, resources and exercises.

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LingleOnline is great for L2 teachers and learners as it instantly generates interactive L2 teaching and learning  activities from authentic texts! Save time, use LingleOnline!

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EDCompass blog » Three cheers for Universal Design for Learning (UDL)

EDCompass blog » Three cheers for Universal Design for Learning (UDL) | UDL & ICT in education | Scoop.it

Alex Dunn, a Speech-Language Pathologist for the Upper Canada District School Board (UCDSB), located in Oxford Mills, Ontario presented at the 10th Annual CESA 5 School-Based Speech-Language Pathology Institute. She explains how she uses SMART boards, iPads, Apple TV, Dropbox, software and a set of apps to support the principles of UDL in her practice.

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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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Lexipedia - Where words have meaning

Lexipedia - Where words have meaning | UDL & ICT in education | Scoop.it

Lexipedia is an online visual semantic network. Type in a word and an animated word web will appear, letting you know if the word is a noun, verb, adverb, or adjective as well as providing synonyms and antonyms (plus fuzznyms!). 


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Flashcards: The world's largest online library of printable flash cards

Flashcards: The world's largest online library of printable flash cards | UDL & ICT in education | Scoop.it
Create, study, print, share and download millions of flashcards.
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Arcademic Skill Builders: Online Educational Games

Arcademic Skill Builders: Online Educational Games | UDL & ICT in education | Scoop.it
Fun and free online multi-player educational math games and language arts games for students and teachers!
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SwipeStudy Flashcard study tool | Prepare for Exams | Language Vocab

SwipeStudy Flashcard study tool | Prepare for Exams | Language Vocab | UDL & ICT in education | Scoop.it

SwipeStudy Flash-card web-app study tool... so no need to install anything. Just access it online. This is a great tool for educators. You can also create your own flashcards. No need to log in or regsiter unless you want to.


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FrazeIt

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Find phrases and see how they are used in context. This phrase search engine can access multiple languages and can also find words and phrases  in famous quotes.


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iPads in Speech-Language Therapy | BPS Educational Technology Team

iPads in Speech-Language Therapy | BPS Educational Technology Team | UDL & ICT in education | Scoop.it

"Last year, the elementary school speech-language pathologists received iPads to use with their students. They were an immediate hit. Aside from the “cool factor”, we found them to be a new way to engage our students in their speech-language therapy as well as an effective means to address their goals."


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ABCya.com | Kids Educational Computer Games & Activities

ABCya.com | Kids Educational Computer Games & Activities | UDL & ICT in education | Scoop.it

ABCya.com is the leader in free educational kids computer games and activities for elementary students to learn on the web. All children's educational computer activities were created or approved by certified school teachers. All educational games are free and are modeled from primary grade lessons and enhanced to provide an interactive way for children to learn. Grade level lessons incorporate areas such as math and language arts while introducing basic computer skills. Many of the kindergarten and first grade activities are equipped with sound to enhance understanding.

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Multilingual online dictionary with millions of usage examples.

Multilingual online dictionary with millions of usage examples. | UDL & ICT in education | Scoop.it

Online dictionary.Almost all languages available, millions of translations...

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Language and Your Brain - INFOGRAPHIC

Language and Your Brain - INFOGRAPHIC | UDL & ICT in education | Scoop.it

For centuries, researchers have studied the brain to find exactly where mechanisms for producing and interpreting language reside. Theories abound on how humans acquire new languages and how our developing brains learn to process languages. Take a look at the mysteries of language and the brain in this infographic.

 

Use This Infographic In Your Class

We think that infographics are an awesome learning and teaching tool, so our creations will always be available for you to print out, use with your students and embed on your blog!

 

Warm-Up Activity

Before handing out the infographic, discuss the following question with your students: What gives humans the ability to acquire and learn languages?

 

Speaking & Critical Thinking Practice

Questions to ask your students after presenting the infographic:

1. What is the most surprising fact that you discovered from this infographic?

2. Imagine that you are a doctor, and one of your patients has suffered a severe head injury. You show him a picture of three people in a kitchen and ask him to describe what is going on. He answers:

Wife is dry dishes. Water down! Oh boy! Okay Awright. Okay …Cookie is down…fall, and girl, okay, girl…boy…um…

How would you diagnose him? Why?

3. How might a patient with Wernicke’s aphasia describe the same image (from question 2 above) of three people in a kitchen?

4. fMRI is one of the most widely known brain imagining techniques. However, it is not the best technique to use in certain scenarios. Describe a situation in which researchers would need to use an imaging technique other than fMRI.

5. Are biological or environmental factors a greater influence on how we learn language?

6. Do you believe in the critical period hypothesis? Why or why not? Give evidence from your own language learning experiences.

 

Writing Challenge

Many of us know people who seem to pick up languages effortlessly. Ask your students to interview someone that they believe to be a successful language learner. In particular, they should ask their interviewees to describe how they were able to master their new language(s).

Following the interview, students will write an essay or blog post that 1. summarizes the information gathered in the interview and 2. reflects on whether or not language learning abilities could be wired in our DNA/brains.

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Center on Instruction

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.
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MindSnacks Turns Learning a Language Into a Game

MindSnacks Turns Learning a Language Into a Game | UDL & ICT in education | Scoop.it
MindSnacks makes interactive games that help users learn 13 different languages and SAT vocabulary.

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The Music of Language [Audio Slideshow]: Scientific American

Our ability to communicate is inseparable from our musical sense.

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HelloSlide - Bring your slides to life

HelloSlide - Bring your slides to life | UDL & ICT in education | Scoop.it

Simply type the speech for each slide, instead of recording it, and HelloSlide automagically generates the audio. It gives more exposure to your presentations, making them searchable, editable, and available in 20 different languages.

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Forvo: the pronunciation guide.

Forvo: the pronunciation guide. | UDL & ICT in education | Scoop.it
Forvo: the largest word pronunciation dictionary in the world, now with translations.
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Thinkmap Visual Thesaurus

An online thesaurus and dictionary of over 145,000 words that you explore using an interactive map. It's a tool for people who think visually. The most fun you've ever had with words.

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Mingoville.com - English for Kids. Approved by Teachers.

Mingoville.com - English for Kids. Approved by Teachers. | UDL & ICT in education | Scoop.it

Mingoville: The World's Most Comprehensive Online English Lessons for Kids – for FREE! Kids Learn English the Fun Way in Flamingo City! Sign up today to learn English through Mingoville’s fun, free, colourful e-learning environment with exercises, songs, and games. Children learn English best when it’s fun. Kids learn English more effectively when they are immersed in the language. Not all children learn English in the same way.

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Sign 4 Me - A Signed English Translator

Sign 4 Me - A Signed English Translator | UDL & ICT in education | Scoop.it

Sign 4 Me – A Signed English Translator" is the ULTIMATE tool for learning sign language. The ONLY app that provides sign language instruction in 3D

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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 | UDL & ICT in education | 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.

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International project to teach Portuguese worldwide applying UDL

International project to teach Portuguese worldwide applying UDL | UDL & ICT in education | Scoop.it

A team of educators from the United States visited private and public schools on São Miguel island to set up a pilot project to apply Universal Design for Learning (UDL) principles to the development of pedagogy and materials to teach Portuguese as a second language anywhere in the world.

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CaptionTube

CaptionTube | UDL & ICT in education | Scoop.it

Caption Tube is a simple to use tool that allows users to create captions for YouTube videos. Easy and free, this could be an excellent tool for teachers to caption videos that need explanation, translation, used for karaoke, and even for our youngest students or foreign language students. Customizable and works with multiple languages.

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A LETTER, A STORY - YouTube

A LETTER, A STORY - YouTube | UDL & ICT in education | Scoop.it

A cartoon series on the Greek alphabet and language produced by the Greek Educational Radio/Television

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