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Universal Design For Learning (UDL): A MentorMob Playlist | MyWeb4Ed

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Learning Theory - What are the established learning theories?

Learning Theory - What are the established learning theories? | Universal Design for learning | Scoop.it
This Concept Map, created with IHMC CmapTools, has information related to: Learning Theory, zone of proximal development The area of capabilities that learners can exhibit with support from a teacher., Montessori constructivism, Lave & Wenger...

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Comprehensive concept map!

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UDL Exchange - Sharing UDL Lessons and Resources

UDL Exchange - Sharing UDL Lessons and Resources | Universal Design for learning | Scoop.it

Welcome to the CAST UDL Exchange!


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Kathleen McClaskey's curator insight, February 11, 2013 2:30 PM

CAST has announced the release of the UDL Exchange, a free website community that enables educators to create, mix, and share lesson plans and other teaching resources based on universal design for learning principles and aligned to the Common Core State Standards. Discover lesson plans that address the variability of all learners!

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Kids Do Well If They Can: Links between UDL and the Collaborative Problem Solving Approach

Kids Do Well If They Can: Links between UDL and the Collaborative Problem Solving Approach | Universal Design for learning | Scoop.it

"The central question of Universal Design for Learning (UDL) surrounds the idea of barriers to learning: Is the child “disabled”? Or, could we more accurately say that many of our school environments are disabling to children?

 

We understand, through UDL, that environments can disable learning and the significance of identifying and eliminating barriers to access. Further, we understand that children whose learning is obstructed by the environment, can sometimes behave in challenging ways. CPS takes this one step more, encouraging teachers to recognize that even children with no physical or cognitive barriers to learning, may struggle with emotional barriers. These may be difficult to identify at times, but identifying and collaboratively addressing these barriers is as essential to our work as it is to ensure that children can work within their preferred learning style, or have access to assistive technologies. This doesn’t mean that the demands of the environment are wrong – “no hitting” is a fair and realistic rule, for instance – simply that some children don’t have the skills to abide by these expectations and that preparing them to do so is a teaching task, not a task of punishment.

 

If we believe (and I do), that children who fail to be engaged in school work and learning are in some way disabled by their environments, then I feel we must believe the same of behaviour. Rather than labeling children with unkind and unhelpful descriptors such as “unmotivated” or “defiant”, we need to see challenging behaviours as expressions of an inability to meet the demands of the environment."

 

Katia Reid asks: "Do you see the same relationship to UDL that I am seeing? I’d love to hear your thoughts!"


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Principal dd's curator insight, February 7, 2013 3:45 PM

What a perfect lead-in / intro to a staff meeting discussion around inclusion and integration with adaptations! Katia Reid puts it in perfect 'focus' from a perspective we can all appreciate:

 

"Sitting in a large lecture theatre for a presentation that I was attending voluntarily, I reached into my purse for my glasses and realized I had forgotten them at home. The lecture was two hours long and although my hearing is fine, being within a visual fog that made it impossible to see the lecturer was frustrating. After a while, I gave up trying to listen, and I took out my cell phone instead." 


How many of us experience this scenario on similar levels ... yet we know there are students in every classroom experiencing this same scenario. They're usually the easist to identify ... they 'self-identify' through inappropriate behaviour! 

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EDLD 5364 Week 3 - UDL Lesson Plan - The road from coach to ...

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via both auditory and visual methods using analog and digitized strategies. My students will have the opportunity to choose several avenues of learning based on their individual academic strengths and proclivities.

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Jane Strunck's curator insight, March 18, 2013 4:03 PM

Very helpful to see a lesson plan with UDL principles embedded.  Thank you!

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ACCESS: YouTube

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An accessible interface for users of assistive technologies to play YouTube videos independently

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Smaragda Papadopoulou's curator insight, March 11, 2013 9:10 AM

Access YouTube is a great web tool  that provides YouTube services for users of assistive technologies and allows them to play YouTube videos independently. Access YouTube has a simple interface that is distraction free. It does not serve adds nor does it feature the comment section under videos delimiting thus all the distraction  that usually accompanies YouTube videos.


Besides the simple and user-friendly interface of Access YouTube, it also features videos in a bigger format and on top of every video is the monitor bar where users can pause, play again, or click to watch next clips. Additionally, Access YouTube is cloud-based and does not require any software installation or any sign up and is completely free of charge.

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Autism Software & Support | Universal Design for Learning | VizZle

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Easy and effective Web-based software for visual learning styles, for children with Autism, Aspergers and early childhood education.

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Nexus 10 - Accessibility Feature TalkBack

Nexus 10 Accessibility feature called TalkBack helps anyone who is visually impaired, and or blind. I found the features to be very useful and easy to use on...

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learning designer's curator insight, March 13, 2013 11:58 AM

Great tablet feature that may be useful to a variety of learners.

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Hip-Hop: Beyond Beats & Rhymes

http://www.mediaed.org Hip-Hop: Beyond Beats & Rhymes provides a riveting examination of manhood, sexism, and homophobia in hip-hop culture. Director Byron H...
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Introducing Mobile Accessibility

With Mobile Accessibility a person who is blind or have low vision can use an Android phone in a easy, intuitive and simple way.
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Teach Diverse Learners: Representations, Engagement, and Expression: Potentials of Cognitive Apprenticeship for Creating Universal Design for Learning (UDL)

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Personalize Learning: Infographic: Personalization vs Individualization vs Differentiation

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Teaching Every Student in the Digital Age: Universal Design for Learning

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This multimedia book provides hyperlinks to resources, interactive diagrams, videos of techniques and demonstrations, and downloadable pdfs with templates and frameworks for applying UDL. It offers a nice balance of theory and practice and is divided into two sections. The first four chapters address the concept of UDL and its underlying neuroscientific principles. The last four chapters address practical applications of UDL in the classroom. Because of its multimedia content, the book is engaging, easy to understand, and accessible to all learning styles. It is a great resource and must read for all educators, especially current and future online educators, who are interested in personalizing and differentiating instruction in the digital age.

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Photo Pin : Free Photos for Bloggers via Creative Commons

Photo Pin : Free Photos for Bloggers via Creative Commons | Universal Design for learning | Scoop.it
Photo Pin is a free tool that helps bloggers and designers find beautiful photos for blogs and websites using Creative Commons licensing. Download the photos and get attribution links already formatted for you.

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Universal Design for Learning - Meeting the Needs of Learners

Introduction and UDL Why, What, and How.

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Hillary Brumer's curator insight, June 4, 2013 10:25 AM

This is an excellent presentation on the intro to UDL!

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Equal Access: Universal Design of Distance Learning

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The ten indicators of accessible distance learning programs shared in this publication were identified through a review of the literature and engagement with distance learning administrators. The Distance Learning Program Accessibility Indicators (DLP Accessibility Indicators) can be used as a checklist for documenting changes that lead to improved accessibility of any distance-learning program.

In an iterative pr


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learning designer's curator insight, March 13, 2013 11:48 AM

See the ten indicators of accessible distance learning programs described at this site. Use them as a checklist to document changes that can lead to improved accessibility of any distance-learning program.

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UDL Studio

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Create dynamic, UDL supported learning environments!


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learning designer's curator insight, March 13, 2013 11:51 AM

See this free web-based tool that enables anyone to author and publish educational materials that use the universal design for learning framework to flexibly respond to the needs of all learners.

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Universal Design: Make Your Course Accessible to EVERY Learner (video)

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January 17, 2013: Center for Teaching Excellence 3rd Annual Conference. Dr. Wendy Harbour discusses ways to design courses to make them accessible to EVERY learner."


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Kathleen McClaskey's curator insight, March 2, 2013 2:23 PM

Dr Harbour presents ways that faculty can create courses from the start that are accessible to a variety of learners. Dr. Harbour is Director of the Taishoff Center for Inclusive Education at Syracuse University.

Tom Perran's curator insight, March 3, 2013 10:07 PM

Help all of your students with UDL

Valerie Chernek's curator insight, March 8, 2013 9:02 AM

Expert Kathleen McClaskey always shares such wonderful information!  Here's another insightful presentation.  Thanks Kathleen!

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Supporting the Classroom with Materials for Instruction

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"Materials in a Universal Design for Learning (UDL) classroom are different. These materials will be used to give students multiple means of representation of concepts, multiple means of engaging in learning the concepts, and multiple means of expression for students to demonstrate what they have learned. In a UDL classroom, instruction is more flexible and provides accessibility for all students. Teachers who use the principles of UDL in their classroom recognize that instruction does not come as a one-size-fits-all design."


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learning designer's curator insight, March 13, 2013 11:56 AM

Content is applicable to all learners in every kind of learning environments. Noteworthy is the reproduction of Cengage Learning's Teaching in Today's Inclusive Classrooms matrix. See it at this site.

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UDL Implementation: A Tale of Four Districts | National Center On UDL

UDL Implementation: A Tale of Four Districts | National Center On UDL | Universal Design for learning | Scoop.it

UDL Implementation: A Tale of Four Districts is the story of four school districts taking the journey into the Universal Design for Learning (UDL) implementation process.


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Kathleen McClaskey's curator insight, March 12, 2013 10:50 AM

Baltimore County Public Schools in Maryland, Bartholomew Consolidated School Corporation in Indiana, Cecil County Public Schools in Maryland and Chelmsford Public Schools in Massachusetts participated in the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation funded project to explore and pilot processes and tools developed to support UDL Implementation within their own unique districts. The story is told primarily through the voices of the dedicated educator leaders from these districts and the UDL facilitators who supported them. During the one-year grant, the districts worked with CAST, Inc. to develop and implement an effective and sustainable district plan to support the integration of Universal Design for Learning.

Jane Strunck's curator insight, March 12, 2013 4:59 PM

Roadmaps for scaling up UDL implementation district-wide. 

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Sanford's Action Research: EDLD 5364 UDL Lesson Causes and ...

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EDLD 5364 UDL Lesson Causes and Significant Events of US Civil War. Causes and Significant Events of the US Civil War. Lesson Overview. Title: Causes and Significant Events of the US Civil War Author: Charles Sanford ...

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Jane Strunck's curator insight, March 18, 2013 4:16 PM

Love the polleverywhere formative assessment and the multiple product options.  

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Android Demo For The Blind Part 2: Mobile Accessibility Screen Reader

I am Ramaditya, a visually impaired techno-geek from Indonesia. This time I would like to demonstrate Mobile Accessibility, a screen reader application desig...
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A.T.TIPSCAST Episode 101: UDL NEXT

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Download the audio directly- Episode #101: UDL NEXT Episode Overview- This episode of the A.T.TIPSCAST is sponsored by the book, The Practical and Fun Guide to Assistive Technology in Public School...
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What Can Angry Birds Teach Us About Universal Design for Instruction?

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Prof. Hacker shares a unique perspective on how Angry Birds can teach us about Universal Design for Instruction and Universal Design for Learning.

 

"I think that Angry Birds is so fun to play because it helps develop our meta-cognitive skills. Throughout playing Angry Birds, one must pay attention to the strategies being employed, adjust one’s play as needed to achieve certain goals and objectives, and transfer what you have learned about a bird’s capabilities several levels ago to the current level.

 

In short, Angry Birds is a powerful metaphor for learning. As I was recently playing the game, I could not help but think: what if my classroom was more like this? Would students have a better learning experience?"

 

Consider the following:

> Angry Birds involves practice without penalty.

> Angry Birds offers the opportunity for constant feedback.

> Angry Birds inherently teachers that different tools have different purposes.

> Angry Birds rewards perseverance.

> Angry Birds gives no time limit.

 

"No wonder we are all addicted to this game! Now if only we could ensure that our classrooms are always safe spaces to practice new strategies, offer students a range of possibilities for how to succeed in their learning, give our students constant feedback, and support knowledge transfer within and among our courses."


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Applying Universal Design for Learning (UDL) to Evaluation

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Don Glass, an independent education and evaluation consultant, and a former UDL Fellow at Boston College and CAST has been interested in how we can be as inclusive as possible in the gathering and analysis of data, as well as in the sharing and use of evaluation findings.  He and his colleagues are interested in applying Universal Design to evaluation for the purpose of removing barriers, providing flexibility and promoting engagement.

 

They are "exploring the use of Universal Design for Learning (UDL) as a translational framework for guiding the design and evaluation of curriculum, programs, and materials. The framework moves beyond accessibility to include learning design. UDL provides a research-supported conceptual framework, as well as a well-structured heuristic for guiding inclusive design and evaluation decision-making. UDL prompts for the design of multiple, flexible options to address variability and supports expert learning across the affective, recognition, and strategic neural networks of the brain. I would locate the use of the UDL framework in the transformative evaluation paradigm, and argue that it prompts for evaluation design that aligns with many of the principles of Empowerment Evaluation."

 

Explore the hot tips on this subject:

> Monitor and evaluate outcomes for knowledge, use, AND values.

> Provide flexible options for data collection and sharing.

> Support expert learning strategies.

 

 


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