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Universal Design for Learning: Multiple means of representation, of expression, of engagement
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ScootPad :: Practice. Learn. Succeed!

ScootPad :: Practice. Learn. Succeed! | UDL & ICT in education | Scoop.it

ScootPad is a leading math and reading practice platform. Kids are motivated to practice math and reading with ScootPad, gaining confidence and a desire to learn rapidly. ScootPad is easy, fun and free!

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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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MyFakeWall.com

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Creating a fake Facebook page using My Fake Wall could be a fun way for students to publish biographical information about historical figures. Students could also use My Fake Wall to create fake Facebook pages about characters in the novels they read.

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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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Help your child's learning with free tips and eBooks | Oxford Owl

Help your child's learning with free tips and eBooks | Oxford Owl | UDL & ICT in education | Scoop.it

Oxford Owl is a FREE website built to support you with your child’s learning. To help you along the way, you’ll find age-specific reading and maths tips and activities, FREE eBooks, and lots of fun ideas to really bring your child’s learning to life. You will also find support and advice on a range of questions you may have – including helping your child with their phonics, motivating boys to read and ensuring your child is doing their best in maths.

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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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Learn To Read With | ABC Reading Eggs

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Learning to read can be easy and fun! Reading Eggs makes learning to read interesting and engaging for kids, with great online reading games and activities. And it really works!

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Text Compactor: Free Online Automatic Text Summarization Tool

Text Compactor: Free Online Automatic Text Summarization Tool | UDL & ICT in education | Scoop.it

This free online summarization tool was created to help struggling readers process overwhelming amounts of information. However, the general approach will help any busy student, teacher, or professional.

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Apps for Literacy Support

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From Spectronics in Australia, Greg O'Connor has compiled a comprehensive list of apps for reading, writing, etc. along with a description, video and comments on each app. 


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Comprehensive list of apps with video to support literacy.
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U.S. Department of Education Invests in Research and Development of Next Generation Digital Supports for Reading Improvement

The U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs has awarded CAST and Vanderbilt University, along with leading curriculum development partners, $10 million over five years to launch a national R&D center to develop innovative, technology-based approaches to improve literacy for middle-school students with disabilities.

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K3000 v13: Kurzweil Education Systems- Assistive Technology, Text to Speech Literacy Software

K3000 v13: Kurzweil Education Systems- Assistive Technology, Text to Speech Literacy Software | UDL & ICT in education | Scoop.it

Kurzweil 3000 an assistive technology, text to speech, learning tool that supports the concept of Universal Design for Learning as a powerful reading, writing, test-taking, that makes curriculum accessible to all students. It is particularly appropriate for students with learning disabilities such as Dyslexia, those who require reading intervention, students struggling with reading comprehension and English Language Learners (ELL).

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Bookshare - Accessible Books for Individuals with Print Disabilities

Bookshare - Accessible Books for Individuals with Print Disabilities | UDL & ICT in education | Scoop.it

A searchable online library. Bookshare offers approximately 125,000 digital books, textbooks, teacher-recommended reading, periodicals and assistive technology tools.

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Texthelp Systems - Accessibility Software

Texthelp Systems - Accessibility Software | UDL & ICT in education | Scoop.it

Texthelp Systems Ltd is the worldwide leader of literacy software solutions. We develop innovative, assistive software to support individuals with their reading, writing and research skills in Education, the Workplace and at Home. The software supports struggling readers, those with literacy difficulties, dyslexia and where English is a second language.

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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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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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firefly by Kurzweil Educational Systems

Firefly by Kurzweil is a web-based learning solution built on the technology of Kurzweil 3000, the preeminent, comprehensive reading, writing and learning solution. Anytime, anywhere access to digital, text-based content, supplemented by powerful literacy tools that enable individuals with the cognitive ability, but not the literacy skills, to achieve their academic or personal goals. 

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MeeGenius!

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MeeGenius is a great resource for both free and paid ebooks designed specifically for kids. The website has an awesome interface which obviously shows that kids were in mind while designing the template. MeeGenius stands out from the crowd by the unique features it offers to its users. I know several websites provide ebooks for free but not all of them are as good as MeetGenius. MeeGenius is available both on the web and on mobile devices particularly iPhone, iPad, and Android. Among the features that MeeGenius offers to its users and that distinguishes its service from other similar web platforms is the automatic word highlighting option that accompanies each narration of each book. The mobile version of MeeGenius lets users eiither choose to read the stories by themselves or have them read by others.

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Family Playground at Scholastic.com

Family Playground at Scholastic.com | UDL & ICT in education | Scoop.it

Kids and parents can explore and play learning games, read stories, and get printables for Clifford, I SPY, Magic School Bus, and more.

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FunBrain.com - Education Site for K-8 Kids and Teachers

FunBrain.com - Education Site for K-8 Kids and Teachers | UDL & ICT in education | Scoop.it

Since 1997, kids, teachers, librarians, and parents have enthusiastically turned to Funbrain for its free educational games, online books, and comics. Funbrain, created for kids ages preschool through grade 8, offers more than 100 fun, interactive games that develop skills in math, reading, and literacy. Plus, kids can read a variety of popular books and comics on the site.

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A school wide UDL technology solution

Wayzata Public Schools, MN shares a UDL framework that empowered teachers, improved students’ literacy skills, and embedded instruction throughout their curriculum.

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Starfall's Learn to Read with phonics

Starfall's Learn to Read with phonics | UDL & ICT in education | Scoop.it

A free website to teach children to read with phonics. For preschool, kindergarten, and first grade. Exciting phonics games and online interactive books.

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Pacecar - Faster, more focused reading online

Pacecar - Faster, more focused reading online | UDL & ICT in education | Scoop.it

Pacecar is an online reading tool, designed to help you read faster and with more focus. It masks the distracting elements on the page, giving you a reading window that follows your mouse.

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Web-Based Reading Strategies Instruction Program

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The Web-Based Reading Strategies Instruction Program (WBRSIP) offers a wealth of reading strategies' lessons designed to help students learn how to read better. Our reading strategies instruction lessons assist teachers in helping struggling readers improve their literal, inferential and critical comprehension.


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UDL in the Language Arts Classroom

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Meeting the Needs of Adolescents in Reading and Writing Instruction

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A Web & Mobile App for Reading Comfortably: Readability

A Web & Mobile App for Reading Comfortably: Readability | UDL & ICT in education | Scoop.it

Readability is a web & mobile app that zaps online clutter and saves web articles in a comfortable reading view. No matter where you are or what device you use, your reading will be there. Readability turns any web page into a comfortable reading view right in your web browser.

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