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Universal Design in Learning makes curriculum accessible to diverse learners.
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Mirror Neurons - BrainFacts.org

Mirror Neurons - BrainFacts.org | Universal Design in Learning | Scoop.it
Observing the same action, such as grasping a cup, in different contexts elicits different levels of mirror neuron activity in one area of the brain that belongs to the mirror neuron system (right posterior inferior frontal gyrus).
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The basic premise in UDL is teaching in a brain friendly manner making information accessible to all learners. Here's some cool brain facts about mirror neurons. The implications for education are multilayered.

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How to use Tumblr! {basics}

Learn the basics of tumblr! Here is a Link to how to use Tumblr in a more advanced way:
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Using social media to teach. Tumblr can be used to blog visually.

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wcet.wiche.edu

wcet.wiche.edu | Universal Design in Learning | Scoop.it
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WCET is a nonprofit, membership-based organization with reviews of Course Management Systems (like Blackboard) and details of their feaures and tools.

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Dr. Manju Banerjee presents: Getting Ready for Instructional Technology"

2011 SEPTA College Fair
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Dr. Banerjee on YouTube. The connection between technology and LD.

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40 Must-know Web 2.0 Edutools

40 Must-know Web 2.0 Edutools | Universal Design in Learning | Scoop.it
A must reference for every teacher/educator/lecturer/parent/student intended to enhance learning using web technologies
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Step by step guide to use all kinds of online tools like skype, pinterest, Wordpress, glogster. Useful for non-techy's like me.

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Flipped Learning

Flipped Learning | Universal Design in Learning | Scoop.it
Turning Learning on Its Head!
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I went to a workshop on the Flipped Classroom given by Dr. Julie Schell from Harvard. She recommended this book title and here I've found the author's blog.

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Turn to Your Neighbor: The Official Peer Instruction Blog

Connects innovative educators everywhere
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I heard Dr. Schell present a workshop at TWU in March. She is from Harvard and teaches at Columbia and UT Austin.  Dr. Schell is the expert on Peer Instruction. Her blog is full of spot-on suggestions to make college classrooms learing environments.

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Welcome to NB

Welcome to NB | Universal Design in Learning | Scoop.it
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NB is a tool teachers can use to annotate an article online. Different authors can comment and everyone sees everyone's comments. Great way to generate pre-class discussion.

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5 Things To Consider Before Teaching An Online Course - Edudemic

5 Things To Consider Before Teaching An Online Course - Edudemic | Universal Design in Learning | Scoop.it
Before you head off into the wild world of online learning, consider some of these tips and tricks before teaching an online course or even taking one.
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Online courses is the trend of the today. Things to know. Read this.

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Show%20What%20You%20Know%20Infographic%20by%20Tony%20Vincent.pdf

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This super infographic compares web apps versus mobile apps. Easy to use and understand. 

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Designing Digital Texts in/for the Classroom (with image) · rhetoricprof

Making Students Aware of Curricular Choices

By Sarah C. Spring
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Is classroom lecture relevant? Can today's student learn in that environment?

 

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JTECVoiceThread.pdf

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VoiceThread brings student interaction. It's a tool for "flipping the classroom."

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CAST: About UDL

CAST: About UDL | Universal Design in Learning | Scoop.it
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CAST is a nonprofit research and development organization that works to expand learning opportunities for all individuals, especially those with disabilities, through Universal Design for Learning.

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WHAT is the Flipped Classroom? | Center for Teaching and Learning

WHAT is the Flipped Classroom? | Center for Teaching and Learning | Universal Design in Learning | Scoop.it
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UT Austin offers a simple easy to follow explanation for the Flipped Classroom Model.

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Flipped Classroom 2.0: Competency Learning With Videos | MindShift

Flipped Classroom 2.0: Competency Learning With Videos | MindShift | Universal Design in Learning | Scoop.it
The flipped classroom model generated a lot of excitement initially, but more recently some educators -- even those who were initial advocates -- have expre
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A Flipped Classroom aligns with the constructs of Universal Design in Learning which says that there are multiple ways to learn a concept and there are multiple ways to demonstrate learning.

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Interactive Biology, by Leslie Samuel | Making Biology Fun!

Interactive Biology, by Leslie Samuel | Making Biology Fun! | Universal Design in Learning | Scoop.it
Making Biology Fun!
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A great source of information to use in a flipped classroom format. Get the students' first exposure to information before class by use of this kind of videos.

 

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Manju Banerjee: Why I Moved to a College That Focuses on Students With Disabilities - People - The Chronicle of Higher Education

Manju Banerjee: Why I Moved to a College That Focuses on Students With Disabilities - People - The Chronicle of Higher Education | Universal Design in Learning | Scoop.it
An expert on ADHD, she left the University of Connecticut to direct a research center at Landmark College.
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Dr. Manju Banerjee was a researcher at U Conn and now she is at Landmark College. She is a big name in Universal Design in Instruction (UDI).

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How the Flipped Classroom Is Radically Transforming Learning - THE DAILY RIFF - Be Smarter. About Education.

How the Flipped Classroom Is Radically Transforming Learning - THE DAILY RIFF - Be Smarter. About Education. | Universal Design in Learning | Scoop.it
. . .AND how it changes the way teachers talk with parents - - -
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The Flipped Classroom approach dovetails with UDL model.

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Technology and education

Technology and education | Universal Design in Learning | Scoop.it
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The Mazur Group is out of Harvard and all about educational innovations to change education by using technology. The Mazur Group developed a portal called Project Galileo which highlights educational innovations such as Peer Instruction and Just-in-TIme-Teaching.

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Classroom Assessment Techniques (CATs) | Center for Teaching | Vanderbilt University

Classroom Assessment Techniques (CATs) | Center for Teaching | Vanderbilt University | Universal Design in Learning | Scoop.it
Vanderbilt University
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Quick on the spot assessment ideas. Gain a simple sampling of what your students are grasping then adjust your instruction.

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Colleges Go Proactive with Flipped Classrooms

Colleges Go Proactive with Flipped Classrooms | Universal Design in Learning | Scoop.it
Professors are moving away from the lecture approach and running more hands-on learning in class — and they’re using more technology to get it done.
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I never thought I would read about computers and technology. But here I am reading an online magazine about technology and education.

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Free Technology for Teachers

Free Technology for Teachers | Universal Design in Learning | Scoop.it
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Super blog with technology for use in education.

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Jing, screenshot and screencast software from TechSmith

Jing, screenshot and screencast software from TechSmith | Universal Design in Learning | Scoop.it
Jing captures anything you see on your computer screen, as an image or short video, and lets you share it instantly. Sign up for your free a
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A free ap for PC or Mac. Useful for screenshots. And screencasts.

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UDL & Transition Planning

UDL & Transition Planning | Universal Design in Learning | Scoop.it
Universal Design for Learning in Transition Planning As we each move through our lives, there are moments of transition. Some transitions are simple, expected, comforting or hardly worth noticing. ...
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Teaching Without Walls: Life Beyond the Lecture

Teaching Without Walls: Life Beyond the Lecture | Universal Design in Learning | Scoop.it
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Technology offers individualization and flexiblity to address all learners. A paradigm shift: from "sage on the stage" to "guide on the side."

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