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Universal Design for Learning: Multiple means of representation, of expression, of engagement
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GoClass - Redefining classroom learning. Empowering instructors.

GoClass - Redefining classroom learning. Empowering instructors. | UDL & ICT in education | Scoop.it

GoClass is a unique app for teaching and learning interactively within the classroom using iPads. It allows teachers to create lessons, create formative assessments, and garner student response.

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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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MasteryConnect

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MasteryConnect - share common assessments aligned to standards, connect in a professional learning community, and track student performance.

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instaGrok | A new way to learn

instaGrok | A new way to learn | UDL & ICT in education | Scoop.it

instaGrok: finds age-appropriate educational content on any topic presented with interactive multimedia interfaces, generates quiz questions based on student's research activity and skill level, supports creation of research journals and concept maps for learning assessment

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Creative Problem Solving - Download Free Content from TED on iTunes

Creative Problem Solving - Download Free Content from TED on iTunes | UDL & ICT in education | Scoop.it

These speakers from TED assess the prevailing model of education reform by answering the critical question: How do we create educational environments that maximize how students harness their creative and problem-solving potential? Relevant areas of interest, study and coursework include: Education Policy, Curriculum Development, Assessment, Pedagogy, Career and Technical Education, Project-Based Learning, Whole Child Education, 21st Century Skills, and Multiple Intelligences.ve Problem Solving by TED on iTunes.

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Visual Chart of iPad Apps to Use in Formative Assessment

Visual Chart of iPad Apps to Use in Formative Assessment | UDL & ICT in education | Scoop.it

Stacy Stephens has created this amazing document of choices between iPad apps and Web 2.0 applications that can be used to employ types of formative assessments. It is organized to encourage a balanced approach to formative assessment so that teachers can easily see the various options they might have to encourage Write, Do, and Say in the classroom. 


Via Andrea Zeitz, Lisa Johnson , Lars Thim
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A Teacher's Guide to Fixing No Child Left Behind

Test obsession, narrow curricula, blaming teachers--a few problems resulting from the No Child Left Behind law that are unpacked in this animated video. The video details some of the problems created by NCLB and describes President Barack Obama's proposal to reauthorize the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) and solve them. Written by a teacher at the U.S. Department of Education, the animated video offers a vision that strengthens teaching, narrows achievement gaps, raises standards, and prepares all students for colleges and careers in a global economy. It includes video clips of Barack Obama and U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan.


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UDL included in CEA's "The Propeller Model of Learning"

UDL included in CEA's "The Propeller Model of Learning" | UDL & ICT in education | Scoop.it

The Propeller Model of Learning is built upon the concept of the Community of Learners.  Surrounding the centre of the model are three frameworks that support learning: Circle Learning, Universal Design for Learning, and Formative Assessment.


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A Practical Reader in Universal Design for Learning

A Practical Reader in Universal Design for Learning | UDL & ICT in education | Scoop.it

Anne Meyer and David H. Rose bring together a collection of articles on the practical, classroom dimensions of the UDL revolution in education. The authors offer insights on learner differences, the capacities of new media in the classroom, and effective teaching and assessment practices. The volume also includes lessons from teacher professional development workshops, classroom-based research, and UDL practitioners themselves.

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Universal Design for Learning: The next big thing in school reform? | eSchool News

Universal Design for Learning: The next big thing in school reform? | eSchool News | UDL & ICT in education | Scoop.it

As educators brace for new reforms, what will these changes look like? How will assessments and curriculum differ from previous versions? How can all students get the best education possible?

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Ways Universal Design for Learning Can Benefit All Types of Learners

Ways Universal Design for Learning Can Benefit All Types of Learners | UDL & ICT in education | Scoop.it

Canadian independent schools have more and more students with unique learning needs. They primarily come with an educational assessment of a diagnosed learning disability.

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The Best Way to Measure Student Performance (Raw Image)

The Best Way to Measure Student Performance (Raw Image) | UDL & ICT in education | Scoop.it

From standardized tests to graded homework, there are any number of ways to judge how students are performing academically. For teachers, who are often judged on their students' academic achievements, finding the best measurement is especially important. These are the teachers' responses to being asked which forms of student evaluation they feel are used most.

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Tame the Beast: Tips for Designing and Using Rubrics | Edutopia

There are rubrics all over the web, plus tools to create them, and as educators, it can overwhelm us. Rubrics are driven by reforms, from standards-based grading to assessment for learning. With so many competing purposes, it only makes sense that rubrics remain a beast to create and to use. Here are some (only some) tips for designing and using effective rubrics. Regardless of the reforms and structures you have in place, these can be used by all educators.

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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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40 Alternative Assessments for Learning

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When people think of assessment, pencils and bubble sheets may be the first things that come to mind...In the end, all we really want to know is that the skill was mastered, right? Why not make it fun and engaging for students as well?


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The Contours of Inclusion: Inclusive Arts Teaching and Learning

The purpose of this publication is to share models and case examples of the process of inclusive arts curriculum design and evaluation. The first section explains the conceptual and curriculum frameworks that were used in the analysis and generation of the featured case studies (i.e. Understanding by Design, Differentiated Instruction, and Universal Design for Learning). Data for the cases studies was collected from three urban sites (i.e. Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Boston) and included participant observations, student and teacher interviews, curriculum documentation, digital documentation of student learning, and transcripts from discussion forum and teleconference discussions from a professional learning community. The initial case studies by Glass and Barnum use the curricular frameworks to analyze and understand what inclusive practices look like in two case studies of arts-in-education programs that included students with disabilities. The second set of precedent case studies by Kronenberg and Blair, and Jenkins and Agois Hurel uses the frameworks to explain their process of including students by providing flexible arts learning options to support student learning of content standards. Both sets of case studies illuminate curricular design decisions and instructional strategies that supported the active engagement and learning of students with disabilities in educational settings shared with their peers. The second set of cases also illustrate the reflective process of using frameworks like Universal Design for Learning (UDL) to guide curricular design, responsive instructional differentiation, and the use of the arts as a rich, meaningful, and engaging option to support learning. Appended are curriculum design and evaluation tools. (Individual chapters contain references.)

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Comprehensive Assessment: A New York City Success Story | Edutopia

Comprehensive Assessment Drives Long-term Success in Middle and High School. Mission: To ensure that students learn how to think critically and are assessed in an "authentic" way.

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RubiStar

Want to make exemplary rubrics in a short amount of time? Try RubiStar out! Registered users can save and edit rubrics online. You can access them from home, school, or on the road. Registration and use of this tool is free, so click the Register link in the login area to the right to get started now.

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The UDL AA-AAS Evaluation Tool

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The National Alternate Assessment Center (NAAC) created this tool to assist in the evaluation of alternate assessments with regard to implementation or application of the principles of Universal Design for Learning (UDL ).

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