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The pedagogical framework to designing learning environments to teach and to support ALL learners!
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Achieving UDL: Arts, Technology & Geometry

Achieving UDL:  Arts, Technology & Geometry | UDL - Universal Design for Learning | Scoop.it
From Kindergarten through Grade 6, a Common Core focus is for students to master 2-Dimensional shapes.  During grades 1-3, this is supported by students honing in on reasoning with shapes and their...
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The author offers suggestions on how you can use technology and the arts to help learners understand and master 2-Dimensional shapes, a Common Core focus in geometry for K to Grade 6.

 

"These arts and technology based activities could be used for your multiple means of engagement, representation, or expression, depending on where/how they are used throughout a unit. Many can be used as whole-class activities, continued small-group practice, or even for assessment purposes following a sequence of lessons. These fit Universal Design for Learning nicely when considering geometry goals because there are multiple ways for learners to absorb and process information as well as convey their understanding. HOW students explore the concepts to be mastered is the key- not just giving them the WHAT."

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UDL Unplugged - The Role of Technology in UDL | National Center On UDL

UDL Unplugged - The Role of Technology in UDL | National Center On UDL | UDL - Universal Design for Learning | Scoop.it

"This paper examines the question of whether technology is central to the foundations of UDL or whether UDL is useful as a pedagogical framework that goes beyond technology. This paper uses the UDL guidelines as a structural framework through which to examine these questions."

 

Download the summary of this article where a lesson is examined through the lens of the three principles of UDL.  Discover how these principles can be easily incorporated in the design of the lesson.

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Board to Cheers: Tech Helps Kids Learn in UDL Project

Board to Cheers: Tech Helps Kids Learn in UDL Project | UDL - Universal Design for Learning | Scoop.it

Smartboards, lap-tops and new methods made the difference in two elementary schools in a UDL project introduced by SET BC (Special Education Technology) in 2007/08.  Here is just a small glimpse of the remarkable results with students at these schools.

 

"Principals Lisa Salloum of Birchland elementary and Anita Strang of Panorama Heights elementary told School District 43 trustees that reading levels for learning disabled students doubled the first year after a Universal Designs for Learning project was introduced in 2007/’08 and tripled the following year."

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Ten Tips for Personalized Learning via Technology | Edutopia

Ten Tips for Personalized Learning via Technology | Edutopia | UDL - Universal Design for Learning | Scoop.it

After reading this article, it sounds like Forest Lake Elementary has created UDL (Universal Design for Learning) environments in their school. In my opinion, by applying UDL principles, a personalized learning environment can be realized.

 

To challenge and support each child at his or her own level, the educators of Forest Lake Elementary deploy a powerful array of digital-technology tools. 

 

"More important than the gadgets themselves, of course, is how the teachers use them to create personalized lessons and a productive environment where each child is engaged. Here are Forest Lake teachers' top tips on how to do it."  

 

Here are just a few of those tips:

 

> Deliver Instruction through Multiple Forms of Media

> Gather and Use Immediate Feedback on Students' Understanding

> Give Students Options

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