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Inquiry-Based Learning: Inquiry Teaching & Learning!

Inquiry-Based Learning: Inquiry Teaching & Learning! | Universal Design for Learning and Curriculum | Scoop.it
Inquiry Teaching & Learning! http://t.co/9ieHptFHga Great examples of #UDL, also. by @Robitaille2011 
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High degree of student engagement with multiple ways to show what you know.

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Universal Design for Math Learning: Bridging the Technology and Policy Divide

Universal Design for Math Learning: Bridging the Technology and Policy Divide | Universal Design for Learning and Curriculum | Scoop.it

MathML is an XML-based application for describing mathematical notation and capturing both its structure and content. Using MathML enables mathematics to be served, received, and processed in digital environments such as the World Wide Web, just as Hyper Text Markup Language (HTML) has enabled this functionality for literary text. 


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learning designer's curator insight, March 2, 2013 2:39 PM

" ... using MathML provides for a standard approach to content tagging and information structure which can make mathematical information available to assistive technology in a way that is comparable to standard access by students without disabilities."

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Todd Rose: Variability Matters

Todd Rose, from CAST, at the Cyberlearning Research Summit on January 18, 2012, Talk Set 1: Learning Science Research: Brains, Games, and Communities. See ht... (Reposting this, What is Universal Design for Learning?
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Creative Book Builder

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Creative Book Builder is a fantastic app that allows students to create books in epub format, which can then be exported to iBooks and shared with others. There are a variety of instructional uses for this app, from using it as a publishing tool for project-based learning to a summative assessment at the end of a unit ...


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MsCarterTL's curator insight, March 1, 2013 1:09 PM

This would work well with the implementation of an eBook signout system that allows the publishing of student work.

Ricard Garcia's curator insight, March 4, 2013 4:47 AM

Let's get ambitious!!! I'm sure students will love it. Hard work and high rewarding outcomes!

Catherine Thomas-Varcoe's curator insight, March 20, 2013 6:21 AM

An app that could be built into student activities or assessment if iPads are introduced across the board.

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Home | National Center on Accessible Instructional Materials

Home | National Center on Accessible Instructional Materials | Universal Design for Learning and Curriculum | Scoop.it
@teachwtechbrox Have you shared http://t.co/VJRvEonL or http://t.co/JM7Po7Ro with your Ts? New resources, new perspective?
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Students with and without a disability may benefit from AIM.

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7 Great Strength-Based Universal Design for Learning Apps for Students with Special Needs

7 Great Strength-Based Universal Design for Learning Apps for Students with Special Needs | Universal Design for Learning and Curriculum | Scoop.it

The list contains some of the best apps I’ve seen for kids with neurodiversities in communication, reading, sociability, attention, and behavior.


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More Tips on Infusing UDL into Your Teaching - Multimedia

More Tips on Infusing UDL into Your Teaching - Multimedia | Universal Design for Learning and Curriculum | Scoop.it

A UVM blog from the Center of Teaching and Learning.

 

"This post focuses on one of the three core principles in UDL: multiple means of representation.

 

This means moving beyond textual representation by presenting information and conceptual knowledge to students in a variety of formats, e.g., images, video, and audio. Not only does research indicate that this practice can enhance student understanding and retention of course content, it can also be used to engage students and prime discussion. Students responding to an image, song or movie clip can spark reflection and debate."


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Kathleen McClaskey's curator insight, February 17, 2013 4:27 PM

This blog offers the steps you need to take to include multimedia as a part of your instruction.

 

>> Step 1:  Finding Multimedia

>> Step 2:  Making Multimedia Accessible

>> Step 3:  Making Multimedia Available on the Web

 

 

 

 

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Universal Design for Learning & Assistive Technologies: What Do They Have in Common? - PresenceLearning

Universal Design for Learning & Assistive Technologies: What Do They Have in Common? - PresenceLearning | Universal Design for Learning and Curriculum | Scoop.it
Watch Now: Universal Design for Learning & Assistive Technologies: What Do They Have in Common? [FREE WEBINAR] http://t.co/gIssJe8r
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Idaho Education News: Guest Post: Bring Universal Design for ...

Idaho Education News: Guest Post: Bring Universal Design for ... | Universal Design for Learning and Curriculum | Scoop.it
Daniel Dyer, from the Idaho Assistive Technology Resource Center, submitted the following blog post on Universal Design for Learning (UDL)—a framework that give all individuals equal opportunities to learn—and UDL ...
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UDL Presentation JHuskey

Reference Laureate Education, Inc. (Executive Producer). (2010). [Webcast]. Universal design for learning: UDL. Baltimore: Laureate Media. Laureate Education, Inc. (Executive Producer). (2010). [Webcast].
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‘Select and Speak’ by iSpeech - Text-to-Speech in Google Chrome

‘Select and Speak’ by iSpeech - Text-to-Speech in Google Chrome | Universal Design for Learning and Curriculum | Scoop.it

Select and Speak review by Paul Hamilton


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Kathleen McClaskey's curator insight, February 9, 2013 3:13 PM

Paul Hamilton has reviewed the Google Chrome TTS tool that can support all learners. Here is what he had to say about "Select and Speak".

 

"Select and Speak is a free extension for Google Chrome that provides high quality text to speech for any selected online text. Once installed, and text has been selected, there are three ways of having the text read aloud. You can click on an icon in the extensions toolbar, or right-click and use the context menu. Alternatively, you can use a customizable keyboard shortcut. This shortcut is ctrl + shift + s by default."

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Interactive Learning Sites for Math

Interactive Learning Sites for Math | Universal Design for Learning and Curriculum | Scoop.it
Interactive Learning Sites for Education

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Kathleen McClaskey's curator insight, February 9, 2013 2:54 PM

Do you want a variety of interactive tools to teach math? Interactive Sites for Education has collected interactive math sites for over 25 different math topics. These interactive sites offer multiple ways to represent math content and multiple ways to engage your learners.

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PowerUp WHAT WORKS! | PowerUp WHAT WORKS!

PowerUp WHAT WORKS! | PowerUp WHAT WORKS! | Universal Design for Learning and Curriculum | Scoop.it
#csun2013 http://t.co/2CLBI4qWne UDL and Technology around Common Core Curriculum
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Interactive activity finder for math - ages 4-11 | Math, Technology and UDL: Closing the Achievement Gap

Interactive activity finder for math - ages 4-11 | Math, Technology and UDL:  Closing the Achievement Gap | Universal Design for Learning and Curriculum | Scoop.it
Find the perfect interactive activity for your math class!Kathleen McClaskey's insight: Do you need a set of interactive activities for your instruction or do you want to give your learners opportunities to practice their math skills?
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Assistive Technology: UDL Guidelines

UDL Center Director David Rose leads the viewer through the UDL guidelines while providing a comprehensive basis of the principles and checkpoints for designing curriculum that supports the different learners in the ...
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Communica8GH's curator insight, February 28, 2013 7:54 AM

PrAACtical earning for everyone.

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Differentiated Instruction with UDL | National Center on Accessible Instructional Materials

Differentiated Instruction with UDL | National Center on Accessible Instructional Materials | Universal Design for Learning and Curriculum | Scoop.it
RT @KarenJan: Want to learn about the differences between Differentiated Instruction and Universal Design for Learning? http://t.co/dd49iI2AS4 #edchat
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It’s Time to Go Beyond Access

It’s Time to Go Beyond Access | Universal Design for Learning and Curriculum | Scoop.it
Always Keep in Mind the Learning Goal and Keep the Challenge Where It Belongs (It's time to go beyond #access .
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Clicker Docs App for Struggling Writers

Clicker Docs App for Struggling Writers | Universal Design for Learning and Curriculum | Scoop.it

"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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Teaching without Words: A Must See Ted Talk

Teaching without Words: A Must See Ted Talk | Universal Design for Learning and Curriculum | Scoop.it

Words are the primary tools we use to convey meanings , of course there are non verbal tools as well but particularly in formal educational settings like schools and classrooms, words take the lion share of our language. Can you imagine yourself delivering a lesson with no words in it ? will it work? Well Peterson has an answer.


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Brilliant - remove language barriers by teaching without words and encourage high level thinking and dialogue.

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learning designer's curator insight, February 18, 2013 9:42 PM

A must view - must read!

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Common Core | Forum VIDEO: Common Core and Special Education—Part 3

Common Core | Forum VIDEO: Common Core and Special Education—Part 3 | Universal Design for Learning and Curriculum | Scoop.it
What tools do you need to help close the #CommonCore gap? http://t.co/Cnui2Q8f #ATchat #ATcollective

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Don Johnston has powerful tools for our students who need AT supports to access the curriculum.

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Mary Perfitt-Nelson's curator insight, February 14, 2013 7:36 PM

Assistive Tech cacn close the common core gap.  

 

Are you, as a special educator, responsible for teaching the common core?  

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Experimenting with Pedagogy: Universal Design for Learning - Basics

Experimenting with Pedagogy: Universal Design for Learning - Basics | Universal Design for Learning and Curriculum | Scoop.it
However, with that we realize that it creates delays in student learning that puts them behind their peers in our classes. It also creates more work for us through the semester as we adapt materials. Enter Universal Design for ...
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It's always helpful when specific examples of the shift from "one size fits all" to multiple means are provided. Thank you!

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Quick Tip for Supporting Student Achievement: Add a Generalization ...

One of the difficulties with the UDL instructional framework is making the connection between multiple means of expression (many ways for the learner to demonstrate knowledge acquisition) and performance on high stakes ...
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App of the week: iSolveIt | eSchool News

App of the week: iSolveIt | eSchool News | Universal Design for Learning and Curriculum | Scoop.it
Free Universal Design for Learning math apps (App of the week: iSolveIt: Free Universal Design for Learning math apps http://t.co/WqvvZqTp)
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Bringing ELA Alive in Middle School Classrooms!

Bringing ELA Alive in Middle School Classrooms! | Universal Design for Learning and Curriculum | Scoop.it

Presentation on web-based tools that can be used to meet the writing strand of the ELA CCSS.


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