Design Thinking Process and UDL Planning Tool for STEM, STEAM, Maker Education

User Generated Education

If this is how the makerspace is set up in your school, then your kids may not have access to the resources, materials, and tools when they need them, especially for STEM or STEAM. This is typically done by sharing documentation of learning and final reflections through social media. Universal Design for Learning® (UDL). Universal Design for Learning® (UDL) developed by David Rose and Ann Meyers is a registered trademark of the Center for Assistive Special Technology (CAST).

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Make your Google Docs more accessible

eSchool News

As educators, there are many things we can do to make our Google Docs more accessible to our students. We should always be thinking about including universal design for learning (UDL) in all that we do. Check out the best practices below to create documents that will be more readable and accessible for everyone, including your students. Related: So you think you understand UDL? 4 ways to make your Google Docs more accessible.


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5 Strategies to Engage Learners Around Flipped Instruction

Catlin Tucker

Instead, students have a repository of on-demand videos they can access any time from anywhere. Instead, give them opportunities to document their thinking with drawings and art. Blended Learning Learning Online Learning Teaching Resources Technology in the classroom UDL Videos

How Colleges Can Improve Accessibility In Remote Courses


Colleges have long had offices designed to support students who have learning disabilities and to encourage broader accessibility in the classroom and beyond. They also addressed audience questions about how to get faculty motivated to adjust their courses to improve accessibility.

Balance Instruction and Feedback with Blended Learning

Catlin Tucker

A video can also make instruction more accessible. They may jump in and out of digital documents leaving comments, suggestions, and linking students to additional resources to help them develop and improve their work.

Plain Language and Inclusive Document Design


I’ve been doing a lot of thinking this month about making teaching documents of all kinds more accessible. Some of this is about a syllabus , but some of it is about rethinking some of our signs and documentation at work, as well as ways that we can make our edX courses more accessible to that highly varied audience. Documentation does not need to be written in highly academic, obfuscatory language. What will make the document more useable for them?

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Teacher Tips: Starting the Year with Station Rotation

Catlin Tucker

Create an overview of the rotations with links to resources and documents. I suggest adding the link to this overview document to your digital planner. Feel free to make a copy of the documents and tailor them to your needs. Guest post written by Amy Tobener-Talley.

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Universal Design for Learning and Blended Learning: Action and Expression

Catlin Tucker

In my last blog, I focused on the Universal Design for Learning (UDL) principle of representation. I highlighted some of the affordances available online that can help students to manipulate digital information to make it more accessible.

When Education Is Designed for All Learners

ED Surge

Propping up her vigorous routine are the poles of Universal Design for Learning (UDL) and the perfect blend of education technology, ensuring that everything keeps spinning along at the right pace and momentum. When I think about UDL, I want my students to have independence and autonomy.

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Universal Design for Learning and Blended Learning: Representation

Catlin Tucker

In my last blog, I focused on the Universal Design for Learning (UDL) principle of engagement. In this post, I want to explore the principle of representation, which is focused on providing students with access to multiple ways of experiencing or receiving information.

Breaking the Blockbuster Model


Recently, I’ve been a part of some really good conversations around trends in grading practices , parent access to the classroom curriculum , and use of UDL. I had a couple of high-school and college professors who were amazing lecturers, but that experience definitely wasn’t accessible–nor enjoyable–for a lot of my peers. Otherwise, provide physical copies of materials so that their access isn’t curtailed.

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Read and Write for iPad


Last year I outlined the helpful features obtained by signing up for Read and Write for Google , a toolbar accessible in Chrome that brings to webpages and documents (particularly Google Docs) text to speech (always free) and text prediction, dictionary, and other features (via premium account or teacher subscription after 30 days). assistive technology auditory comprehension reading comprehension UDL

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The Innovator’s Mindset and the Profile of a Graduate

The Principal of Change

We were discussing the best entry points to teach high school staff about the importance of Universal Design for Learning (UDL) and providing all students with opportunities to become expert learners. . Sometimes called a p ortrait of a graduate or a vision of a graduate, “a graduate profile is a document that a school or district uses to specify the cognitive, personal, and interpersonal competencies that students should have when they graduate” ( Kay, 2017 ).

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Back to School with Choice Boards – SULS0121

Shake Up Learning

A choice board will give students what UDL requires through multiple means of engagement, representation, and actions or expressions of their learning. Optimize access to tools and assistive technology. . 30, 2021 (or one-year access with the ALL-ACCESS PASS ).

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Technology Removes Obstructed Writers’ Barriers to Learning

Ask a Tech Teacher

High school senior at Newton North High School in Newton, MA, Yishai Barth, feels strongly about the importance of Universal Design Language (UDL). In the afternoon they might be given a math or science assignment where they have to document the results. I call on all educators and educational stakeholders to throw their weight behind that lunge so that new heights of educational accessibility and excellence can be reached around the world.

ASHA 2013 Update- from a Techie Point of View!


Additionally, WiFi was in my experience generally accessible in conference rooms, and free to boot! This session always focuses on facilitating access to curriculum for LLD students through a strategic language-based focus. In one segment, they presented a unit that might be encountered in an 8th grade Health class (I''ve seen it, though not as intense as in this example) in which students needed to engage in tasks such as documenting a nutrition diary.

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