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UDL, Science and Flipping!

UDL, Science and Flipping! | Assistive Technology, UDL, and Inclusion | Scoop.it

"Universal design's focus is that barriers to learning are removed and all students have equal access to the curriculum. Reducing the number of students in the margins. Sounds good. Hard to argue.

 

The flipped classroom affords time to teachers so they can spend more time with students and have more of an opportunity to discover the barriers to learning. When you teach high school science in a full year school (one that is an IB school for example) it is hard to get to know the 200 students you teach. So time is gold.

 

Flipping gets you that time."

 

Don't miss the Google Doc:  UDL Applied and the Science Classroom.  Thank you Jane for your insights and resources!


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Jenna Balk's curator insight, September 11, 5:37 PM
Inquiry Session 1: Universal Design
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10 Apps that can Enhance your Lessons through UDL - This is a WOW!

10 Apps that can Enhance your Lessons through UDL - This is a WOW! | Assistive Technology, UDL, and Inclusion | Scoop.it

This powerful post from D. Mourlam describes the apps that can not only enhance lessons so they are universally-designed but can also be used by learners to express what they know. He provides a description of each app and what the UDL Connections are with each app. 

 

> Videolicious and Flexible Methods of Expression and Apprenticeship

> iMovie and Flexible Methods of Presentation

> Skitch and Flexible Methods of Expression and Apprenticeship

> Evernote and Flexible Methods of Expression and Apprenticeship

> Twitter and Flexible Options for Engagement

> Facebook and Flexible Options for Engagement

> Prezi Viewer and Flexible Methods for Presentation

> VoiceThread and Flexible Methods of Expression and Apprenticeship

> Skype and Flexible Options for Engagement

> Screen Chomp and Flexible Methods of Expression and Apprenticeship

 

 

 

 


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A No-Tech/Low-Tech Integration of UDL–”Fantastic!”

A No-Tech/Low-Tech Integration of UDL–”Fantastic!” | Assistive Technology, UDL, and Inclusion | Scoop.it

 

"As the CCSS has been crafted with principles of Universal Design for Learning (UDL) to support inclusive access for all students with identified learning needs and/or disabilities, English Learners, linguistic minority students, as well as students from fragile families, many educators respond with concern that without technological resources, they feel challenged to design instruction to meet the diverse needs of their students. While technology can provide expanded access, there are many “no-tech and low-tech” options that many teachers utilize that are also UDL-considerate." - Jennifer Finney-Ellison


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Communica8GH's curator insight, April 7, 2013 3:11 PM

Meaningful language experiences, great specific reinforcement, and learning for everyone.

Rob Hatfield, M.Ed.'s curator insight, April 8, 2013 9:54 PM

Thank you for sharing.

Valerie Chernek's comment, April 12, 2013 12:49 PM
An important message!
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Clicker Docs App for Struggling Writers

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"Clicker Docs app for iPad, developed by Crick Software, is a new iOS app that provides differentiated writing support for struggling writers. As one of Crick's  two new apps,  Clicker Docs provides text only word banks and word prediction options offering support for primary aged writers in this Docs app. Clicker Sentences app provides a simpler picture based writing environment for emergent writers."


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Kathleen McClaskey's curator insight, February 17, 2013 4:44 PM

Here are some of main features of Clicker Docs app:

- Talking spell checker
- Dropbox support within the App
- Simple Copy and Paste
- Words from the current Word Bank are now included in predictions
- Hardware keyboard support
- Tool to Create New Word Bank directly from Edit Mode
- Improved pronunciation
- Improved opening of files from email
- Performance improvement when moving between Word Bank tabs

 

Extensive screen shots in this blog demonstrates the strengths and ease of use of this app.

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Explain Everything for iPad Tutorial

Learn how to use Explain Everything, a screencasting app for iPad.

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Paula Jamieson's curator insight, February 27, 2013 8:16 PM

A tutorial for the 'Explain Everything' App for iPad.

 

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Using Clicker Sentences and Clicker Docs on Your iPad to Support Writing | Spectronics Online

Using Clicker Sentences and Clicker Docs on Your iPad to Support Writing | Spectronics Online | Assistive Technology, UDL, and Inclusion | Scoop.it
This webinar will provide an overview of the newly released Clicker apps bought to you by Crick Software.
We will explore Clicker Sentences which is an early writing...

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Communica8GH's curator insight, January 24, 2013 5:54 AM

Writing and Communicating in sentences- all building a lnaguage foundation. Watch the webinar, check out the app.

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Mulitple Means of Expression - Meaning Making: Promoting Deep Understanding of Content

Mulitple Means of Expression - Meaning Making: Promoting Deep Understanding of Content | Assistive Technology, UDL, and Inclusion | Scoop.it

Jackie Gerstein shares Wes Fryer's "Making Media for the Curriculum" that illustrates the media that can support multiple means of expression and ways for all leanrers to demonstrate understanding of the content.

 

The following guidelines related to Provide Multiple Means of Action and Expression are addressed when learners make personalized meaning of the content:

 

> Use social media and interactive web tools (e.g., discussion forums, chats, web design, annotation tools, storyboards, comic strips, animation presentations)

> Compose in multiple media such as text, speech, drawing, illustration, comics, storyboards, design, film, music, visual art, sculpture, or video

> Use web applications (e.g., wikis, animation, presentation)Use story webs, outlining tools, or concept mapping tools

 

 


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19 Free Text To Speech tools for Educators

19 Free Text To Speech tools for Educators | Assistive Technology, UDL, and Inclusion | Scoop.it

At the following list you will find 19 Free Text to Speech tools that your students' will appreciate. Some of them you have to install and some you will install on your browser. The most awesome about these tools is that are FREE!


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Susan's comment, August 23, 2013 4:31 AM
The link does't work!
Lee Hall's comment, August 23, 2013 9:15 AM
I don't know why that one doesn't work anymore try this link: http://elearningindustry.com/19-free-text-to-speech-tools-educators-tts-teachers
Susan's comment, August 23, 2013 5:38 PM
Now it works, thanks!
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A Toolbox of Reading Comprehension Apps for the UDL Classroom

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English with Mr. Borman - A place to reflect and share.


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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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62 Interesting Ways* to use an iPad in the Classroom.ppt


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AT Tools for Everyone's Toolbox, Part One:

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In December I wrote a post, "Self -Accomodation Should be a Standard of Daily Life". In it we looked at the ways we accommodate the tasks we do day to day.

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Communica8GH's curator insight, February 20, 2013 6:59 AM

Learn more about AT

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Assistive Technology and the 1:1 Student

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Meaghan recalls her first moments with the iPad and how she and her liaison discovered the variety of new opportunities that this one device presented. One of the first things she used was the ability to invert the colors of the screen. The iPad gives users the opportunity to read predominantly black text on a lighter screen, or to invert the colors and overlay white text on a black screen. This one feature, Meaghan recalls, was "transformative" in her learning of what the iPad could offer her educational experience.


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Nik Peachey's curator insight, December 17, 2012 5:58 AM

Interesting article about the use of the iPad with a students suffering from visual impairment.

Karen Johnson's curator insight, January 8, 2013 7:15 AM

Some useful tips for lecturers to pass on to their students.  This is why it is better to buy iPads than a less adaptable device.

Kathryn Wyeth's curator insight, January 8, 2013 10:22 AM

Great ideas from how one student with vision loss uses an iPad to participate and learn.