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Universal Design for Learning: Multiple means of representation, of expression, of engagement
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mATch - Maryland Assistive Technology Connection Hub

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The mATch up Tool provides information on low, mid, and high tech devices for meeting the unique needs of students. The tool was designed with a variety of users in mind – teachers, parents, administrators, and in some cases, students themselves. The idea is to provide a handy, ready-access way of gathering information on tools that might help open access to academic and non-academic settings.Discover the tools that support students in reading, writing, communication, organization, etc.

 


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Jane Strunck's curator insight, January 3, 2013 10:04 PM

This is a fabulous source of information and resources on UDL.

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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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Universal Design for Learning in HCPSS

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These resources will help prepare you to meet the challenge of engaging all learners with diverse needs, abilities and backgrounds and will provide you with practical, hands-on solutions for reaching and teaching 21st century learners.

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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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20+ New Ways Students With Special Needs Can Use iOS 5 | Edudemic

20+ New Ways Students With Special Needs Can Use iOS 5 | Edudemic | UDL & ICT in education | Scoop.it

iOS 5 features a new resource called Assistive Touch. It essentially streamlines more than 20 of the most-used processes for the device.It can help you do just about anything from having a custom lock screen to creating custom gestures that help you send mail. Assistive Touch is a big step forward for everyone with special needs. I suggest you check it out even if you may not think you’d benefit as it could actually help just about anyone looking to customize their experience a bit.

 

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Gary’s Top 25 Apps 2011 | Apps For Children with Special Needs

Gary’s Top 25 Apps 2011 | Apps For Children with Special Needs | UDL & ICT in education | Scoop.it

"Apps for Children with Special Needs is committed to helping the families and carers of children with special needs and the wider community of educators and therapists who support them, by producing videos that demonstrate how products designed to educate children and build their life skills really work from a user perspective."


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Build Your Own Digital Textbooks | Scholastic.com

Build Your Own Digital Textbooks | Scholastic.com | UDL & ICT in education | Scoop.it

Digital textbooks are the key to tailoring curriculum to your disctrict's needs.

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16 Apps for Elementary Students with Non-Verbal Learning Disability

16 Apps for Elementary Students with Non-Verbal Learning Disability | UDL & ICT in education | Scoop.it

In this post, 16 Apps for Elementary Students with Non-Verbal Learning Disability (NVLD) are examined. New apps on the iPad can assist students with remediation as well. While apps are not as advanced as specialized software right now in terms of full support for specific academic skills, they are improving. Most apps that have been developed to date focus on the remediation aspect and not support. There are huge advantages to using an app for remediation or to bypass the challenges associated with NVLD on the iPad: the ability to manipulate the information on the screen, high level of engagement, mobility, and full interactivity. Here are our recommendations for apps for elementary students that have difficulty with the above-mentioned areas."


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Maria Persson's curator insight, May 14, 2014 11:03 PM

Glad to see that there's an app for that - going the extra mile for our students who struggle with their learning should not be impeded by our lack of research! There are a number of very valuable links here:

http://www.inov8-ed.com/2010/12/theres-a-special-app-for-that-part-4-16-apps-for-elementary-students-with-non-verbal-learning-disability/

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The 9 Types of Collaborators - Infographic

The 9 Types of Collaborators - Infographic | UDL & ICT in education | Scoop.it

If you approach your collaboration strategy with a “one-size-fits-all” mentality, your rollout is far more likely to fail. There exist all different types of users that each prefer to work in their own unique ways – some prefer to work in groups, others in silos, some on iPads, others on pen and paper. They also have different needs for the solution – some just need to share files, or manage tasks, or automate processes with workflows. Learning to recognize the different types of collaborators and their reasoning for loving, or hating, collaboration will allow you to help each overcome their biggest barriers or objections.

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Mobile Learning4Special Needs - Apps

Mobile Learning4Special Needs - Apps | UDL & ICT in education | Scoop.it

 

This wiki contains 120 apps categorized into 14 categories for students with special needs. Included are video tutorials and case studies.


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Responsive Open Learning Environments

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This course introduces the main concepts and technologies behind Responsive Open Learning Environments (ROLE). The ROLE project provides tools and services that enable learners to build their own technology-enhanced learning environment based on their needs and preferences.


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The challenge of inclusive higher education in the 21st century | Temple University

The scholarship of teaching and learning at the postsecondary level has enabled a consensus that the conventional methods of college teaching -- characterized at their simplest by full-session lectures, assigned readings and exercises from a textbook, and grading based primarily on two or three exams – simply do not work for a sizable number of students. Moreover, they often do a poor job of fostering some of the more sophisticated types of thinking and skills that our society expects of college graduates. To do justice to the many dimensions of diversity found among Temple students, especially, requires us to attend to two complementary realities: First, creating a learning environment that will be responsive to the interests, abilities, backgrounds, and needs of all students is a daunting challenge; and second, the presence of so many differences among the students in any given classroom creates rich opportunities not only for subject-matter learning, but for meaningful cognitive, social, and moral development as well.

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Pearson HTMLbooks™

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Introducing Pearson HTMLbooks™. Now every child can achieve maximum benefit from Pearson K–12 basal Student Editions. Pearson HTMLbooks are fully compatible with assistive technologies. The versatile digital design makes them ideal for students with disabilities who may have an Individual Education Plan/Program (IEP) and/or 504 plans. Pearson’s HTMLbooks deliver the core content found in Pearson textbooks, which provides equal access to all students. They also are perfect for students who need additional support at home.

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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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Stages of Learning – Knowing your Learners » Universally Designed

Stages of Learning – Knowing your Learners » Universally Designed | UDL & ICT in education | Scoop.it

Jason Gibson makes some important points about how to meet the need of ALL learners.  First and foremost, know your learners before you decide on an instructional  strategy and the technology you may use.  How do you do this?  Use the UDL Class Learning Profile.

 

"I wanted to share a foundational principle for meeting the needs of ALL learners. Before you select the technology, you must identify the strategy. Before you select the strategy, you have to know where your learners are in regards to the content/skill you are teaching! Knowing this will allow you to make the best instructional (including when, what, and how with technology) decision for each learner. Haring, et al., 1978 was one of the earliest to dive into these stages and it has moved forward with a few minor changes through the years. Here they are (drumroll please!): Acquisition, Fluency, Maintenance, and Generalization."


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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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From Differentiated Instruction to Differentiated Assessment

From Differentiated Instruction to Differentiated Assessment | UDL & ICT in education | Scoop.it

For all the ink that has been spilled regarding the issue of differentiated instruction, little has been said about differentiated assessment. There is no doubt that students come to school with a variety of backgrounds and learning needs, and Carol Ann Tomlinson (Tomlinson & McTighe, 2006) and others (e.g., Stefanakis & Meier, 2010; Fogarty & Pete, 2010) have documented the importance of the issue and the potential success of the results. The devil, as always, is in the details, and as Schmoker (2010) recently noted, some teachers find the demands of creating different lessons for the learning needs of each student overwhelming. Here are some practical ideas for busy teachers who want to meet the different needs of students while managing the demands on their already busy schedules

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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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TenMarks Videos - A Different Way to Learn

TenMarks Videos - A Different Way to Learn | UDL & ICT in education | Scoop.it

A better way for students to learn - one that focuses on the student and their individual needs, is interactive and engaging, takes advantage of new technologies, and caters to the changes in student expectations and behavior.

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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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Apps that support the development of autonomy and independence

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There is an interesting “side-effect” of using the iPad or iPod as a communication or educational device. And its a good one… it’s called self-determination. By inov8 Educational Consulting.

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Educational Leadership:Interventions That Work:Differentiated Instruction and RTI: A Natural Fit

Educational Leadership:Interventions That Work:Differentiated Instruction and RTI: A Natural Fit | UDL & ICT in education | Scoop.it

Differentiated instruction and Response to Intervention share a central goal: to modify instruction until it meets the needs of all learners.

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Accessibility of eLearning - Online Courses - schooX

Accessibility of eLearning - Online Courses - schooX | UDL & ICT in education | Scoop.it

It is part of a teaching professional’s skills to understand the needs of a diverse population of students. This unit introduces the challenges for disabled students who may use computers in different ways when taking part in eLearning or may need alternative teaching methods. It covers the technology and techniques used by disabled students, the adjustments to teaching methods that might be reasonable, design decisions which affect the accessibility of eLearning tools and strategies for evaluation.

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Learning A-Z: Teaching Materials: Printable Worksheets, Leveled Books, Lesson Plans & More Classroom Resources

Learning A-Z: Teaching Materials: Printable Worksheets, Leveled Books, Lesson Plans & More Classroom Resources | UDL & ICT in education | Scoop.it

One size never fits all in the classroom. But one source can fit the differentiated needs of today's teachers. Learning A-Z's affordable, easy-to-use teacher resources fill the teaching gaps left by many Reading, Writing, and Science education programs. Explore our site and see why Learning A-Z printable books and worksheets, and other projectable, online interactive and mobile teacher resources, are already being used in nearly half of the school districts in the U.S. and Canada and 155+ countries worldwide.

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An alternative to retro-fitting learning environments | The CORE Education Blog

Making learning spaces and resources work for users is an ongoing challenge. Everyone has different needs and learning styles, and there is definitely no one-size-fits-all.
But one thing we can do, is raise the bar, so that from the outset, our ways of working and the presentation of our resources is the best that it can be.

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