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I <3 Math Videos | PBS Learning Media

I <3 Math Videos | PBS Learning Media | Universal Design for Learning and Curriculum | Scoop.it
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 "This video series introduces key Common Core concepts in 6th grade mathematics. Each video focuses on building conceptual understanding of a topic, so that students understand the “how” and “why” behind mathematical problem solving. 

 

Use these videos with your students as topical introductions to topics including integers, the concept of ratios, unit rates, percent, and division with fractions."

 

 

PBS Learning Media has put together a set of videos to support learners in math. Take a look around and you will discover brand new, original content from PBS including Peg + Cat (Pre-K) and the PBS Math Club (Grades 6-8)!

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 "This video series introduces key Common Core concepts in 6th grade mathematics. Each video focuses on building conceptual understanding of a topic, so that students understand the “how” and “why” behind mathematical problem solving. 

 

Use these videos with your students as topical introductions to topics including integers, the concept of ratios, unit rates, percent, and division with fractions."

 

 

PBS Learning Media has put together a set of videos to support learners in math. Take a look around and you will discover brand new, original content from PBS including Peg + Cat (Pre-K) and the PBS Math Club (Grades 6-8)!

 

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LEARN - LEAD - GROW : 140 or Less: #PowToon (Part 1)

LEARN - LEAD - GROW : 140 or Less: #PowToon (Part 1) | Universal Design for Learning and Curriculum | Scoop.it
"#UDL and Web 2.0 Inspiration in 140 Words or Less: #PowToon (Part 1)" http://t.co/x3XgYqSqlx
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Now this looks fun, engaging, and  creative - a cross between PowerPoint and Movie Maker.

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Examples 1.1 | National Center On Universal Design for Learning

Examples 1.1 | National Center On Universal Design for Learning | Universal Design for Learning and Curriculum | Scoop.it
RT @MisterMinor: Universal Design for Learning: Here are some great resources. http://t.co/KH6QWlGmGf #TCRWP
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Multiple Means of Representation, Checkpoint 1:1

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Jane Strunck's curator insight, October 30, 2013 12:40 PM

UDL checkpoint:  options for ways information is presented

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Examples 1.1 | National Center On Universal Design for Learning

Examples 1.1 | National Center On Universal Design for Learning | Universal Design for Learning and Curriculum | Scoop.it
RT @MisterMinor: Universal Design for Learning: Here are some great resources. http://t.co/KH6QWlGmGf #TCRWP
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UDL checkpoint:  options for ways information is presented

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Jane Strunck's curator insight, November 15, 2013 9:36 PM

Multiple Means of Representation, Checkpoint 1:1

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Virtual Learning Network: Examples of how various apps support UDL Guidelines

Virtual Learning Network: Examples of how various apps support UDL Guidelines http://t.co/4OkxCHPJBj #udl #inclusion
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Quality apps from SETSIG to support your UDL planning

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Ten Steps Toward Universal Design of Online Courses

Ten Steps Toward Universal Design of Online Courses | Universal Design for Learning and Curriculum | Scoop.it

Implementing the principles of universal design in online learning means anticipating the diversity of students that may enroll in your course and planning accordingly. These ten key elements will greatly enhance the accessibility and usability of your course for students with and without disabilities.


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learning designer's curator insight, October 9, 2013 10:24 AM

An excellent step-by-step guide.

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Universal Design for Learning (UDL)

This overview of Universal Design for Learning (UDL) explores the ways teachers can use this approach to reach all of their students.
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Nice overview with specific classroom examples of UDL 

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Ed Tech Kit: Universal Design for Learning tip: How to screencast ...

Ed Tech Kit: Universal Design for Learning tip: How to screencast ... | Universal Design for Learning and Curriculum | Scoop.it
Universal Design for Learning tip: How to screencast reading accommodations and scaffold reading strategies with screencast-o-matic. Screencasting is a great way to make test reading accommodations more visual and ...
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New grants aim to spur ed-tech innovation - eSchool News (registration)

New grants aim to spur ed-tech innovation
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Or apply the principles of “universal design” to the creation of online courses? There's a new grant for that.
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UDL: Creating a Learning Environment that Challenges and Engages All Students

UDL: Creating a Learning Environment that Challenges and Engages All Students | Universal Design for Learning and Curriculum | Scoop.it

The Iris Center: http://iris.peabody.vanderbilt.edu/module/udl/


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Kathleen McClaskey's curator insight, September 15, 2013 10:32 AM

In this module, The IRIS Center walks you through the five steps to create a learning environment that challenges and engages all learners.

 

"This module examines the three principles of Universal Design for Learning (UDL) and discusses how to apply these principles to the four curricular components (i.e., goals, instructional materials, instructional methods, and assessments)."

Rob Hatfield, M.Ed.'s curator insight, September 15, 2013 8:33 PM

World class teaching resource center!

J. Mark Schwanz's curator insight, July 22, 2014 11:35 PM

RTI and beyond with theory and practice to help with universal design in grades PreK to University level.

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Chisel a Teaching Masterpiece Using UDL

Chisel a Teaching Masterpiece Using UDL | Universal Design for Learning and Curriculum | Scoop.it
With Universal Design for Learning as their chisel, says Elizabeth Stein, teachers can sculpt super learning environments to meet every student's needs.

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Kathleen McClaskey's curator insight, October 13, 2013 3:34 PM

Elizabeth Stein creates a wonderful analogy of using UDL to create learning environments for all learners. Here is a brief exerpt from her blog on this subject:

 

"I’d like to offer my version of a teacher’s chisel–a professional tool that can help us to successfully create optimal learning environments. This tool is called the Universal Design for Learning (UDL).

 

And UDL can be such a powerful chisel. If we stay mindful as we use it, we can not only create one sculpture at a time, like the artist. We also have the power to create a classroom full of masterpieces –simultaneously. It’s simply amazing."

 

 

Rob Hatfield, M.Ed.'s curator insight, October 13, 2013 9:30 PM

For additional information check out this resources site: http://www.cast.org/udl/

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UDL should be one of the cornerstone understandings of all teachers.

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Report - UDL: Initiatives on the Move | National Center On Universal Design for Learning

Report - UDL: Initiatives on the Move | National Center On Universal Design for Learning | Universal Design for Learning and Curriculum | Scoop.it

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Universal Design for Learning...Has a nice ring, doesn't it?

Universal Design for Learning...Has a nice ring, doesn't it? | Universal Design for Learning and Curriculum | Scoop.it

Cover image by Giulia Forsythe


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Kathleen McClaskey's curator insight, November 25, 2013 10:40 AM

Universal Design for Learning (UDL) has a great ring to it as it infers that lessons and instruction are designed for all learners in the classroom. Can you imagine learning environments where all learners can thrive? Using the UDL lens to understand the learners in your classroom can help teachers do exactly that.

 

Placing this concept in the field of education, the Center for Applied Special Technology (CAST) coined UDL to apply to all learners, regardless of (dis)abilities. In 2003, CAST has been creating instructional materials for over 10 years, mostly digital, to fit this principle of “universal”. Now 10 years later, the concept is finally becoming more known in our new times of the Common Core and increasingly accessible digital technologies. 

 

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LEARN - LEAD - GROW : 140 or Less: Collaborative Note Taking Through PowToon (Part 3)

LEARN - LEAD - GROW : 140 or Less: Collaborative Note Taking Through PowToon (Part 3) | Universal Design for Learning and Curriculum | Scoop.it
Collaborative note taking through PowToon? http://t.co/Y15ZENvNhl #edtech #udl #education
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ATU129 - Dr Loui Lord Nelson's new book on UDL: Design and Deliver,

ATU129 - Dr Loui Lord Nelson's new book on UDL: Design and Deliver, | Universal Design for Learning and Curriculum | Scoop.it
Your weekly dose  of information that keeps you up to date on the latest developments in the field of technology designed to assist people with disabilities and special needs. Show notes: Dr. Loui ...
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Dr. Nelson's book on UDL takes us beyond theory into lesson goals, lesson planning, and asessment. 

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Book Creator + Tellagami = eBooks with UDL Supports!

Book Creator + Tellagami = eBooks with UDL Supports! | Universal Design for Learning and Curriculum | Scoop.it
Strange things keep me awake sometimes, and last night it was Tellagami. Some of my EdTechTeacher colleagues love Tellagami. Sure, I can create a talking avatar. It can speak with my own voice if I...
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Beth has a great idea here - to integrate the CAST Book Builder with a tool like Tellagami (talking avatars).  This offers multiple entry points and a fun, engaging way to learn.  

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Common Ground: Freedom, Access, Commitment & Equality: Universal Design Resources

Common Ground: Freedom, Access, Commitment & Equality: Universal Design Resources | Universal Design for Learning and Curriculum | Scoop.it
UDL resources- http://t.co/heDQbS52Fh
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Science Writer and Universal Design for Learning

Science Writer and Universal Design for Learning | Universal Design for Learning and Curriculum | Scoop.it
Your source for news from the world of literacy (Science Writer and Universal Design for Learning: http://t.co/MxriKjXpBX #STEM)
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An Updated Take on Universal Design for Learning | Recognizing ...

An Updated Take on Universal Design for Learning | Recognizing ... | Universal Design for Learning and Curriculum | Scoop.it
UDLbook-flyer_9.20.13 For most of us, the Rose and Meyer (2002) seminal text on universal design for learning, Teaching Every Student in the Digital Age, has guided our work and practice. However, a newly release ...
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Learn about UDL, dialogue about UDL, discover tools and resources to bring UDL into your practice, in multiple formats with built in design features for learner choice.  Take time to explore Recognizing Differences!  

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A Blogger's Insight: Assisted Technology: UDL Guidelines

A Blogger's Insight: Assisted Technology: UDL Guidelines | Universal Design for Learning and Curriculum | Scoop.it
UDL Guidelines. A Blogger's Insight: Review of Pre-Assessment: UDL Lesson. Thumbnail Throughout this past week, we have been diving into each and every aspect of universal design for learning with both feet.
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Universal Design for Learning - Student Services

Universal Design for Learning - Student Services | Universal Design for Learning and Curriculum | Scoop.it
Universal Design for Learning (UDL) is a framework that allows teachers to plan for individual student learning needs as one curriculum that all students can access at their own.
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The iPad in Your Universal Design for Learning Toolkit

The iPad in Your Universal Design for Learning Toolkit | Universal Design for Learning and Curriculum | Scoop.it

Fee-based webinar series sponsored by CEC.


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Alex Dunn will present three free webinars on ipad features that support the UDL Guidelines:  October 29, November 5 November 7, 4:00-5:00

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This three-part webinar series lead by Alex Dunn explores how iPads can be an integral part of your Universal Design for Learning toolkit. You will learn about built-in universal access features to maximize accessibility, as well as how to select appropriate apps from the approximately one million that are now available. In addition, accessories that can multiply the effectiveness of the classroom iPad will be discussed.

 

> iPads and Accessibility - 10/29/2013

> Learning with APPtitude: Top 10 Apps to Support Students with Disabilities - 11/5/2013

> iPads and Accessories11/7/2013

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UDL Institute: Addressing the Variability of All Learners - Nov 14-15

UDL Institute: Addressing the Variability of All Learners - Nov 14-15 | Universal Design for Learning and Curriculum | Scoop.it

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Kathleen McClaskey's curator insight, September 30, 2013 11:09 AM

The UDL Institute will take place at CAST in Wakefield, MA on Nov 14th and 15th and will focus on apply UDL guidelines in practice including:

 

> Connections between learning and neuroscience

> The three UDL principles and related benchmarks and checkpoints

> The curriculum framework of goals, methods, materials, and assessment as a structure for designing lessons

> Examples of practice that illustrate alignment of UDL to curriculum

> Hands-on exploration of technologies that support UDL

> Understanding that UDL is a change initiative

 

Participation is limited to 21 participants.

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Twitter / juliekmarsh: Great quote that truly reveals ...

Twitter / juliekmarsh: Great quote that truly reveals ... | Universal Design for Learning and Curriculum | Scoop.it
Great quote that truly reveals the need for #UDL Always consider your students many diverse needs and talents #crin09 http://t.co/Gis8V3craN
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