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Twelve Ideas for Teaching with QR Codes

Twelve Ideas for Teaching with QR Codes | UDL, mobile learning, and assistive technology | Scoop.it
Andrew Miller (@betamiller on Twitter) is a National Faculty member for the Buck Institute for Education, an org that specializes in project-based curriculum, and a collaborator with Abeo School Cha

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QR codes are a great tool to consider to expand access options with your students.

 

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Ubleam's comment, October 7, 2013 4:51 AM
@Mat6453 created a #bleam for extension work ideas. Like how these can be very visual : http://twitter.com/ubleam/status/336888385207664640
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Discover the new bleam technology : http://twitter.com/search?q=%40Mat6453%20bleam&src=typd and try it for free: www.ubleam.com
Shawn Galvin's curator insight, October 10, 2013 6:35 AM

Great ideas for almost any grade level, really like the reward/recognize ideas.

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#ATchat Weekly

#ATchat Weekly | UDL, mobile learning, and assistive technology | Scoop.it

 "Chats on Twitter from #ATChat by Brian Wojcik

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Yet another great information resource for assistive technology and UDL.  In this weekly publication, Dr. Wojcik share news from around the world on the latest in AT and UDL.  Active AT Chats connect with experts around the world.  This one is really worth it!
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Upcoming CTD February Webinars! We'd Love for You to Join Us!

Upcoming CTD February Webinars! We'd Love for You to Join Us! | UDL, mobile learning, and assistive technology | Scoop.it
From Innovative Strategies to Enhance Understanding and Comprehension with Assistive Technology with Karen Janowski, to AT and Apps to Support Math for Diverse Learners with Diana Petschauer, the Center on Technology and Disability continues to offer high quality FREE webinars on the latest topics in AT, UDL, and more!  If you haven't yet, you need to follow up on CTD.
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When so many professional learning opportunities are beyond affordable, the CTD offers FREE webinars by the best in the business!  Be sure not to miss out on this excellent professional resource. https://www.ctdinstitute.org/  ;
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Google Accessibility

Google Accessibility | UDL, mobile learning, and assistive technology | Scoop.it

GOOGLE AND ACCESSIBILITY: "Everyone should be able to access and enjoy the web. We’re committed to making that a reality." Accessibility content and links for Google websites.

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It's been a while coming, but now GOOGLE has its own support system and features to address accessibility.  Assistive technology is becoming more ubiquitous every day!
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Free webinars this month on Inclusion, from Birth through Transition

Free webinars this month on Inclusion, from Birth through Transition | UDL, mobile learning, and assistive technology | Scoop.it
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CTC continues to offer great FREE webinars on assistive technology every month!  Previous webinars and many other excellent resources offered at their website, https://www.ctdinstitute.org/  ;
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Design Thinking and its impact on Education Innovation

Design Thinking and its impact on Education Innovation | UDL, mobile learning, and assistive technology | Scoop.it

Today’s episode explores Design thinking. It’s everywhere in education right now, or at least we think it should be. It’s the topic of many of our blogs and we often use design thinking to help our partners reach their goals — whether it be designing a new school, helping to turn around an existing school, or working on resources for educators. But, how does it play into the work of school design and leadership?’, and ‘Where do I get started?’

 

Emily and Adam recently got together to discuss all aspects of design thinking. A lot of educators are just now getting familiar with design thinking, so they dive into the topic to explain what it is, how it can improve their practice, and to rethink how they facilitate learning. Adam has been using the design thinking approach for years and has lots to share, so tune in to this week’s episode to learn more.


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Ness Crouch's curator insight, January 21, 5:13 AM
Design thinking is one of the areas where primary school teachers are having some difficulty in the Design Technologies curriculum. Great ideas here. #designthinking #DT
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Accessible Technology Coalition

Accessible Technology Coalition | UDL, mobile learning, and assistive technology | Scoop.it
Providing AT Solutions. The Power of Community
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ATC is a rich resource for assistive technology resources, free webinar, and other great AT connections.  From the ATC website: "This is the Accessible Technology Coalition. Browse the Categories. Join the Forum. Check out Training. Find answers for your AT challenges."  Check it out!
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Why Students Forget—and What You Can Do About It

Why Students Forget—and What You Can Do About It | UDL, mobile learning, and assistive technology | Scoop.it
Our brains are wired to forget, but there are research-backed strategies you can use to make your teaching stick.
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Such an interesting article in Edutopia - and so UDL!
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The 2017 Assistive Technology Conference of New England | New England's Premier Conference for People with Disabilities, Educators, and Professionals

The 2017 Assistive Technology Conference of New England | New England's Premier Conference for People with Disabilities, Educators, and Professionals | UDL, mobile learning, and assistive technology | Scoop.it
Nov. 30 & Dec. 1.  Pre-conference workshops, diverse AT conference sessions and wide range of vendors in all areas of assistive technology.  Registration ends Nov. 20.
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Don't miss it - the Assistive Technology Conference of New England.  Largest convention of assistive technology professionals, device demonstrations, and AT resources in the North East.  All areas of assistive technology are represented.
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10 Good Ways to Boost Kids Learning Using Mobile Technology

10 Good Ways to Boost Kids Learning Using Mobile Technology | UDL, mobile learning, and assistive technology | Scoop.it
Technology has radically transformed and revolutionized education. From education 1.0 where technology was hardly used to education 3.0 where digitally reigns, learners are becoming more dependent on web technologies to help them with their learning. Of course there are always side effects to any new innovation but when it comes to education the advantages of embracing technology way outnumber its inconveniences. The infographic below from the folks in Pumpic provides some key insights regarding the use of technology especially the mobile one in kids learning. It also suggests some interesting ways to use smartphones and tablets to boost kids’ education and features a number of apps to use in this regard.

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Report on Personalized Learning

Report on Personalized Learning | UDL, mobile learning, and assistive technology | Scoop.it
Education Week examines the expansion of personalized learning in K-12 schools, and the educational and technological challenges ahead for this approach to instruction.
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"The push to design teaching and learning around students’ distinctive academic needs, and even their personal interests, is no longer only happening in pockets of experimentation around the country. This trend has now entered the K-12 mainstream and its expansion is quickening. But the challenges ahead for the next generation of personalized learning initiatives are significant. The research evidence to support comprehensive personalized learning is thin, the approach requires big investments in educational technology, and educators must be committed to transforming how they teach for it to work."
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Personal Learning Backpack: Empower Learners using UDL Lens

Personal Learning Backpack: Empower Learners using UDL Lens | UDL, mobile learning, and assistive technology | Scoop.it
The Personal Learning Backpack uses the UDL lens to define the tools, resources, strategies, and skills learners will need to support learning.
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There is a natural connection between the concept of Personalized Learning and the concept of Universal Design for Learning.  This post helps to make the connections.
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Personalize Learning: The Learner Profile: Get Up Close and Personal Using the UDL Lens

Personalize Learning: The Learner Profile: Get Up Close and Personal Using the UDL Lens | UDL, mobile learning, and assistive technology | Scoop.it

Create a Learner Profile using the UDL lens.  "Each learner comes to school with strengths and challenges along with a set of interests, talents and aspirations."  "Every learner can benefit from creating a Learner Profile. It tells us about a learner that learning styles or an Individual Education Plan (IEP) does not tell us. Here is an example of a learner that may have similar challenges as some of your learners, but we want you to look closely at this learner's strengths along with her interests, talents, passions and aspirations."

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As the school year begins, here is a great resource to help you plan for students with differing needs.  McClaskey and Brey's "Personalize Learning" website and materials have been developed based upon years of classroom experience, and they integrate the principles of UDL and of DI into all of their work.  Try  out this rich educational resource.
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Elizabeth Dalton's curator insight, August 23, 2016 2:27 PM
Personalizing learning is as relevant for adult students as it is for children - perhaps even more so!  McClaskey and Brey have developed materials and approaches that integrate UDL and DI to benefit all learners.
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Gathering STEAM

Gathering STEAM | UDL, mobile learning, and assistive technology | Scoop.it
Presenters: Luis Perez, Ph. D. and Kendra Grant, M.Ed. Ever wondered about how deconstructing a traditional lesson plan could lead to a more inclusive learning environment? Using UDL principles framed by CCSS, Luis & Kendra will take you on a deconstructing journey exploring processes to use available tech tools to create more engaging and supportive lessons that meet academic needs of all learners.
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If you want a UDL webinar (and it's FREE) were you will learn some practical tools and strategies to help in lessons and in your classroom, this is one to be part of.  Taking place tomorrow, August 24, at 4 pm EST.  Hosted by the Center on Technology and Disability.  You can learn more about the many helpful resources of CTD by visiting their website at ctdinstitute.org 
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ditchthattextbook

ditchthattextbook | UDL, mobile learning, and assistive technology | Scoop.it
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Have you come across "Ditch That Textbook"  yet?  Matt Miller share some really great UDL-supportive ideas through this blogs, videos, and other break-out online ideas.  We really can DITCH THAT TEXTBOOK!  Check it out.
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New Online Program from U. Massachusetts Boston in VI

Graduate Certificate in the area of Assistive Technology Instructional Specialist for People with Visual Impairments The University of Massachusetts Boston will launch its new online curriculum to support Vision Education and Rehabilitation Specialists wishing to prepare for ACVREP examination to become a Certified Assistive Technology Instructional Specialist for People with Visual Impairments (CATIS). A "CATIS" engages in a comprehensive approach to vision (re)habilitation addressing visual, physical, cognitive, and psychosocial aspects related to the training and integration of existing and emerging technologies. Methods and strategies include the use of visual techniques, non-visual techniques (auditory and tactual), strategies and problem-solving skills through the use of various Assistive Technology (AT) devices and solutions. 

Core Courses: Introduction to Assistive Technology for People with Visual Impairments (3 credits) Scheduled Summer 2018 cost $1400 Instructor: Rachael Sessler Trinkowsky, Ph.D., CRC, CATIS Assistive Technology Assessment and Instruction for People with Visual Impairments (4 credits) Scheduled Fall 2018 cost $1400 Instructor: Rachael Sessler Trinkowsky, Ph.D., CRC, CATIS Configuration and Exploration of Assistive Technology Solutions (4 credits) Scheduled Spring 2019 cost $1400 Instructor: Rachael Sessler Trinkowsky, Ph.D., CRC, CATIS Technological Methods of Accessibility and Accommodations for People with Visual Impairments (3 credits) Scheduled Summer 2019 cost $1400 Instructor: Rachael Sessler Trinkowsky, Ph.D., CRC, CATIS Internship for Assistive Technology Instruction for People with Visual Impairments (4 credits) Scheduled Fall 2019 cost $1400 Instructor: Rachael Sessler Trinkowsky, Ph.D., CRC, CATIS 
Rachael Sessler Trinkowsky, Ph.D., CRC, CATIS Rachael’s educational background includes a B.A. degree in Special Education, a Master of Health Science in Rehabilitation Counseling, as well as an Educational Specialist and Ph.D. in Computing Technology in Education from Nova Southeastern University’s College of Engineering and Computing. Her dissertation topic focused on accessibility awareness and practices in online learning environments. She has been a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor (CRC) since 1999. Rachael participated as a member of the subject matter expert committee for the development of the new and much needed specialization, called Certified Assistive Technology Instructional Specialist for People with Visual Impairments (CATIS) through the Academy for Certification of Vision Rehabilitation & Education Professionals (ACVREP). 
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This program is MUCH needed, and appears to be completely ONLINE - making it accessible for folks all around the world.  Fantastic!
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Blockchain Technology: Can It Change Education? - InformED

Blockchain Technology: Can It Change Education? - InformED | UDL, mobile learning, and assistive technology | Scoop.it
With blockchain tech, learners could store their own evidence of formal or informal learning, share it with a desired audience, and ensure instant verification.
“This means students have a CV that updates itself and can be shared with employers. Employers, on their part, can reduce their workload since they won’t have to verify CVs and can simply search instantly to see whether candidates have the skills they require.”

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Wow - it's always hard to keep up with technology advances, but here's one that truly is interactive and could change how educators keep track of evidence - by utilizing the power of technology.  Very cool.
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Nik Peachey's curator insight, January 30, 7:32 AM

Really interesting stuff.

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Blockchain developments for educational settings - the ultimate evidence portfolio for employability? 
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Note Taking With Technology | Edutopia

Note Taking With Technology | Edutopia | UDL, mobile learning, and assistive technology | Scoop.it
Despite arguments to the contrary, computers can be effective for note taking—if we adequately support students in using them.
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We can't put the genie back in the bottle - rather we can find ways to leverage digital capabilities to achieve learning goals and develop and teach new skills
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Access and Inclusion through Technology

Access and Inclusion through Technology | UDL, mobile learning, and assistive technology | Scoop.it
A round up of news from the world of accessible technology by David Banes
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A brand new resource site  sharing lots of important information and papers on assistive technology and inclusion.  Looks good!
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Center on Technology and Disability (CTD)

Center on Technology and Disability (CTD) | UDL, mobile learning, and assistive technology | Scoop.it
A center that provides assistive technology, assistive technology devices, assistive technology tools, assistive technology apps, assistive technology for cerebral palsy, assistive technology evaluation, assistive technology software, assistive technology provider, ipad as assistive technology, speech and language assistive technology.
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The Center on Technology and Disability is an amazing resource for the field.  Excellent online seminars and resources from leaders in the AT field and beyond.
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A Modern Professional Learner’s Toolkit for 2018 

A Modern Professional Learner’s Toolkit for 2018  | UDL, mobile learning, and assistive technology | Scoop.it

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So many applications and resources are available now for instructional and learning diversity.
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A Modern Professional Learner’s Toolkit for 2018 | #ModernLEARNing
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Gus Mees does a great job of curating his site about learning in the 21st century.  The Professional Learner's Toolkit provides helpful information for designing an LMS for educators.

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Using Practice Profiles to Monitor UDL Implementation

How can leadership teams determine if they are effectively implementing UDL? What does UDL look like? These questions can be answered with the use of Practice Profiles.
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A great FREE webinar coming up on UDL.  Dec. 12, 3:30 EST.  Don't miss it!
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9 Great iPad Apps to Showcase Students Learning

9 Great iPad Apps to Showcase Students Learning | UDL, mobile learning, and assistive technology | Scoop.it
Students are always excited to showcase their learning but when coupled with using the technology they love this excitement is eve

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Let's celebrate all of these great ways to achieve multiple means of action & expression.
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mrsjgarcia's curator insight, October 22, 2016 10:22 AM
I have just recently discovered canva web version and would recommend it to everyone. Glogster and ThingLink are also great apps which I have only ever used on the web. We use Tellagami on our iPads all the time and it is fantastic for creating Harry Potter type moving newspapers and more. Explain Everything is good for having the kids put together tutorials or for anyone looking for ways to produce media for flipped lessons. I am looking forward to investigating 30 Hands. 
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Richard Whiteside's curator insight, October 28, 2016 6:50 AM
Best use of devices, in my opinion - create and showcase. Student portfolios are the way forward. I particularly like 30hands, Tellagami and SeeSaw from this list.
Donna Meehan's curator insight, October 28, 2016 11:32 AM
Good ideas to get Ss to show what they know.
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Early Bird Rate End Today!

Early Bird Rate End Today! | UDL, mobile learning, and assistive technology | Scoop.it
The Assistive Technology Conference of New England is the largest and most diverse AT venue in the Northeast.  November 17 & 18 at the Crowne Plaza Conference Center in Warwick, Rhode Island.  2 days of workshops and an enormous vendor hall on Friday.  Don't miss it.  Early Bird registration ends today at 11:30 am EST!
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If you want to keep up with the latest information and products in assistive technology, put this conference on your list.  2 packed days of workshops and exhibitors. It is absolutely worth it!
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Why web accessibility benefits us all

Why web accessibility benefits us all | UDL, mobile learning, and assistive technology | Scoop.it
If you asked someone to explain ‘web accessibility’ most people would say it’s something to do with improving the web for disabled people. But it is much more than that.
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Website website accessibility has been a focus of attention for many years, but there is STILL a long way to go before it is achieved equitably. This is some easy-to-understand information that can help us to continue to move forward.
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Differentiated instruction through Snowflake MultiTeach®

Differentiated instruction through Snowflake MultiTeach® | UDL, mobile learning, and assistive technology | Scoop.it
Learn how can teachers reach and engage all learners, create differentiated instruction and how can Snowflake MultiTeach® educational software help.
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This looks like a cool new tool for DI, UDL and multifaceted instruction supported through touch screens.  I have not tried it personally, but wanted to share this new resource to the field.
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Elizabeth Dalton's curator insight, August 23, 2016 12:14 PM
Just came into the education market, and the images show kids, but from the description it looks to have potential for adults with differing learning needs as well.  Worth a look, I think.