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A Toolbox of Reading Comprehension Apps for the UDL Classroom

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Kathleen McClaskey's curator insight, April 27, 2013 2:51 PM

Mr. Borman surveyed 17 students in one of his classes and discovered that there were a few needs when it came to reading comprehension. He has put together "A Toolbox of Reading Comprehension Apps" that can support the needs of his students in his UDL classroom.  For each app, he has outlined "What it does", "How students can use it" and the "UDL Principles".

 

Check out the Toolbox:

> iBooks

> Popplet

> SyncSpace

> Odyssey (by Homer)

> Toontastic

> Explain Everything

> Ulysses

> Subtext

> Prezi

 

Thank you Mr. Borman!

Jane Strunck's curator insight, April 29, 2013 11:11 AM

Mr. Borman used Edmodo to survey his student's learning preferences and based on the results, identified apps that would support reading comprehension and promote UDL in his classroom.  Would love to know how students responded to the options.  Nice process, Mr. Borman!

Patrice Bucci's curator insight, May 6, 2013 9:46 PM

Useful suggestions for utilizing apps in the UDL classroom...

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iPod, iPad, and Android Apps for College Students

iPod, iPad, and Android Apps for College Students | UDL - Universal Design for Learning | Scoop.it

Diana Petschauer from UNH has shared a link that includes a comprehensive set of apps for iPods, iPads and Androids that could support the college students that may have challenges in reading, writing, organizing, planning, time management and vision. Each app has a description on how it can be used along with the link to iTunes to download the app.

 

Thank you Diana for this list that can "level the playing field" for college students everywhere!

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16 Apps for Elementary Students with Non-Verbal Learning Disability | inov8 Educational Consulting

16 Apps for Elementary Students with Non-Verbal Learning Disability | inov8 Educational Consulting | UDL - Universal Design for Learning | Scoop.it

"In this post, we examine 16 Apps for Elementary Students with Non-Verbal Learning Disability (NVLD).

 

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, 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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Literacy Apps for Students

Literacy Apps for Students | UDL - Universal Design for Learning | Scoop.it

"25 graphic organizers for students to use to organize their thinking while reading preparing to write. Covers all common comprehension skills: cause /effect, main idea/detail, sequence events, pro/con, story elements, characterization, word meaning, plot, KWL and much more."


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Melissa Marshall's curator insight, October 27, 3:57 AM

Some excellent apps here to help students think about their writing!

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Show What You Know Using Web & Mobile Apps [Infographic]

Show What You Know Using Web & Mobile Apps [Infographic] | UDL - Universal Design for Learning | Scoop.it

"Nowadays teachers and students have a variety of ways to show what they know and to express themselves.  These web and iPad apps can turn students into teachers and teachers into super-teachers! Furthermore, most of the apps listed in the infographic are free of charge."


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Tony Vincent has compiled a list of apps and web tools that can have learners express what they know and understand. This aligns well with the UDL (Universal Design for Learning) principle - Multiple Means of Expression and Action.

 

Thank you Tony!

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mariabrean's curator insight, March 2, 2013 2:07 AM

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Brenda Norman's curator insight, March 23, 2013 7:42 AM

This is delicious to look at.

Marlo Payne Thurman's curator insight, November 22, 2013 7:37 PM

This info graphic shows multiple ways that our 2e kids can process, retell, and "show" what they know without ever having to put pencil to paper. At last, light at the end of the tunnel for our very visual kids with dygraphia!

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The Top Apps for Learners who Struggle with Text!

The Top Apps for Learners who Struggle with Text! | UDL - Universal Design for Learning | Scoop.it

Paul Hamilton lists the top apps for students who struggle with text. Just 13 more ways to level the playing field!

 

> Paperport:  Note-taking app with audio and voice recognition

> Text Grabber:  Turn hard copy to readable PDF

> Cloudon:  Do equations and other math on the iPad

> Type on PDF:  Complete tests on the iPad; import PDF's form Dropbox

> Abilipad:  Word prediction with TTS

> Nebulous Notes:  Text editor; integrates with DropBox

> AudioNote:  Combine typed and handwritten notes with built in mic to record voice.

> Dragon Dictation:  Easy to use voice recognition; use "Speak Selection" to read dictated work.

> vBookz PDF Voice Reader:  TTS for reading PDF files

> GoodReader:  Offers TTS for text files; works with DropBox

> Idea Sketch: Create mind map and turn it into an outline.

> Book Creator: Create and share multimedia projects on the iPad

> Side by Side:  Split iPad screen into up to customizable "windows"

 

 

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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.  Share this far and wide.

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Kathleen McClaskey's comment, November 3, 2011 3:10 PM
Comprehensive list of apps with video to support literacy.