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Unlike the articles we read on e-learning, which were largely descriptive, one article in particular grabbed my imagination unexpectedly: Robbin Zeff's “Universal Design Across the Curriculum” (New Directions for Higher ...
Just love how someone new to UDL is so captivated by the possibilities.
"Eight principles with particular relevance for distance education are selected, and their recommendations are discussed in relation to the design of educational materials for a range of mobile devices. The problems and opportunities of mobile learning are discussed as is the need for educators to focus on content design issues rather than on searching for the next new technology."
Universal instructional design principles for mobile learning
First #UDLCHAT on May 16, 2013 (RT @KatieNovakUDL: @Ronbrogers That looks awesome! SO much action in 1/2 hour!
I"m joining this chat!
AIM Center @CAST_UDL wants feedback on draft #Accessible Digital Learning Materials—Publisher/Developer Guidelines http://t.co/QsNs66IHYV
RT @DonGlassTwit: Harvard Ed Review Feature article: Universal Design for Learning and the Arts http://t.co/OS786DkvEG
This site is about about Universal Design for Learning.
This rich, easy to navigate site from British Columbia gives us basic info on UDL, video, and links to resources to support each of the UDL guidlines. Thank you!
Rosie Bertles, English language educator, shares her classroom implementation of UDL with students from the Newcomer Academy in Jefferson Co, Kentucky. Focus...
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Check out the lesson I created on Edcanvas (Check out the new UDL edcanvas at http://t.co/Vum7ezPuYf Videos, interactive resources, texts provide multiple means of engaging with UDL!
Thank you for this highly engaging and informative Edcanvas!
“@KatieNovakUDL: More on #UDL and #CCSS. This time let's look at how it can help with writing standards. http://t.co/sMunGOMKI1”;
What we have below are the guidelines for UDL. To the left are the guidelines. To the right are my notes describing whether or not my plan holds up to the UDL standards. You may also notice that several of my notes are ...
... or will demonstrate their full potential with the assignments and assessments YOU have chosen. The essence of UDL is building choices for students and providing them with the experiences and freedom to understand and ...
Before "doing" UDL, Know and Understand.
This post describes the principles of Universal Design for Learning and how they naturally occur when a full cycle of learning, including ideas related to the flipped classroom, are used within the instructional process.
Vary the ways you present information/how students learn, vary the ways they can express themselves, and provide meaningful ways to engage students in their learning.
Screen Shot 2013-05-14 at 6.31.43 PM. UDL, simply put, is a framework for designing lessons and projects while keeping learner variation at the forefront. (More specific information about UDL can be found here: ...
Flipped Classroom 2.0: Competency Learning With Videos MindShift (blog) Sams and Bergmann turned to the Universal Design for Learning, a set of curriculum principles that maintains students need more than one way to learn information and more than...
“It’s about the active engaged stuff you can do in your class.”
A MiddleWeb Blog by Elizabeth Stein The teacher life is a busy life, no question. Since my last post about integrating the Universal Design for Learning...
A good lesson plan aligned with CCSS is analyzed for the presence of multiple means of representation, expression and engagement. The outcome? Examples of UDL principles are found throughout the lesson plan. Ms. Stein then poses the question: "What more could be done when UDL is intentionally planned and included in lessons......"
With the Universal Design for Learning as their chisel, says Elizabeth Stein, teachers can sculpt masterful learning environments that meet every student's needs.
"Trust me on this: UDL is such a common sense approach to teaching, and it aligns smoothly with the Common Core. In fact, I’m not aware of any other effective way to guide all students to access the core curriculum"
Universal instructional design principles for mobile learning (Universal Instructional Design Principles for Mobile Learning- #mLearn13 http://t.co/t1FKfWiJX8)...
Useful considerations for responsive design
Textivate is an online facility for creating and sharing interactive browser-based activities.
UDL Studio, a free digital tool (funded largely by the Carnegie foundation) has recently been released by CAST. UDL studio is underpinned by the principles of Universal Design for Learning . UDL Studio joins other ...
UDL and the Common Core ... Accommodations are onlytruly supportive if the curriculum and instruction that came before the assessment was accessible to these students in the first place. That means high quality teaching ...
"So when we think about the testing accommodations, clearly we must consider daily instruction. How are these students gaining access to Common Core-related instruction each day so that the testing accommodations are meaningful for them?"
RT @chrissiebutler: Chelmsford MA Public Schools | National Center On Universal Design for Learning http://t.co/vcKv0hlxoG #UDL
I met these guys at the UDL Summer Institute at Harvard. Amazing what they have achieved within their district.
Recently we have been studying and discussing UDL (Universal Design for Learning) in our cohort class. In this post, I will give you the down low on UDL. Sometimes in education we might feel bogged down with acronyms ...