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Universal Design for Learning: Multiple means of representation, of expression, of engagement
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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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Molecular Workbench - An Interface to the Molecular World

Molecular Workbench - An Interface to the Molecular World | UDL & ICT in education | Scoop.it

The Molecular Workbench (MW) software is a modeling tool for designing and conducting computational experiments across science. Provides an authoring system for instructional designers to create and publish model and simulation-based curriculum materials. Delivers an interactive learning environment that supports science inquiry. Is free and open-source.

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The Special Education Paradox: Equity as the Way to Excellence

The Special Education Paradox: Equity as the Way to Excellence | UDL & ICT in education | Scoop.it

Skrtic’s “The Special Education Paradox” is a highly theoretical article, and many A-117 students have experienced difficulty comprehending it in the past. In order to support student learning, the A-117 teaching team has transformed this article into a digital reading environment using CAST ’s UDL BookBuilder, a free tool that allows users to create interactive books with embedded UDL supports. 

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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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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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Digital Learning Now

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Digital Learning Now is a campaign to advance policies that will create a high quality digital learning environment to better prepare students with the knowledge and skills to succeed in college and careers. Digital Learning Now! is building support for the 10 Elements of High Quality Digital Learning, which provides a roadmap for reform for lawmakers and policymakers to integrate digital learning into education.

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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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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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2020's Learning Landscape: A Retrospective on Dyslexia

2020's Learning Landscape: A Retrospective on Dyslexia | UDL & ICT in education | Scoop.it

The article, written by David Rose and Ge Vue in 2010, imagines the future by “pre-creating” the Presidential Address at the IDA Annual Conference in 2020. This article was first published in the International Dyslexia Association, Perspectives on Language and Literacy, Winter 2010. One notable difference between the printed text version and this digital version is the UDL learning supports embedded throughout. To see descriptions of the UDL features and how they support learning, click on "Show UDL Information" located in the upper right hand corner of the page.

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UDL Editions by CAST

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UDL Editions take advantage of the flexibility of digital media to reach and engage all learners. Leveled supports and the Texthelp Toolbar balance challenge and support for each learner, ages 10 and up.

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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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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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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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CAST Science Writer

CAST Science Writer | UDL & ICT in education | Scoop.it

Science Writer is a free web-based instructional tool that supports students through the process of writing a science report with organizational supports, explicit strategy instruction and scaffolds.


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Texas District Finds Support for UDL and RTI Programs | eSchool News

The primary focus for North East’s Atomic Learning training is on special education teachers. But when there is a general ed student who is having difficulties, or has identified the need for special support, Terri and her team are able to quickly send a link to the special ed and general ed teacher on the necessary training, and the problem is addressed. It helps the Assistive Technology team focus on other projects. Learn more about the North East ISD story; download the full case study at http://al.atomiclearning.com/northeast

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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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A Comprehensive Approach to RTI: Embedding Universal Design for Learning and Technology

Response to intervention (Rtl) provides tiered levels of supports to all students and allows for increasingly more inten- sive and individualized instruction. Similarly, universal design for learning (UDL) addresses needs of students by proactively plan- ning for instructional, environmental, and technology supports to allow all students to effectively access and engage in instruction. Although these two frameworks are widely accepted as structures for supporting students with diverse learning needs, the relation- ship between them has not been adequately developed. This arti- cle describes how an ecological Rtl framework that integrates scientifically based instructional strategies, proactive instruc- tional design, and purposeful technology use can provide a more seamless support system for all students.

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CAST Strategy Tutor

Strategy Tutor is a web-based tool designed to support students and teachers doing reading and research on the internet. Strategy Tutor helps students read, research, collect and understand information better and more efficiently. For teachers, Strategy Tutor provides a way to easily create web-based lessons embedded with research-based, highly effective learning strategy and vocabulary supports.

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Using Technology to Support Diverse Learners

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The purpose of this Web site is to focus on how technology already in the classroom or school can support good instruction and research-based strategies that work.

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CAST UDL Book Builder

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This free online tool enables educators to develop their own digital books to support reading instruction for children aged 3 and up. Teachers create, edit, and save resource-rich texts. Terry, an animated character, guides educators as they write text, choose images, and develop scripts for the prompts, hints, and models that will help build young readers' skills.

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