A Back-to-School, Personalized Learning Toolkit

Edsurge

Today, I’m amazed at the impact technology can have on the learning process—especially when it enables teachers to personalize learning. And I never tire of hearing stories from educators who are successfully implementing personalized approaches to provide their students a truly unique learning experience. Today, I'm amazed at the impact technology can have on the learning process—especially when it enables teachers to personalize learning.

So you think you understand UDL?

eSchool News

I thought I had a pretty good handle on universal design for learning (UDL), but after chatting with Katie Novak , Ed.D., Novak, author of UDL Now! A Teacher’s Guide to Applying Universal Design for Learning in Today’s Classrooms, Second Edition and assistant superintendent of schools at the Groton-Dunstable (MA) Regional School District, helped me truly understand what UDL is and, perhaps more important, what it isn’t. Tell me more about UDL.

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Present Slides with Captions for Screen Readers with Google Docs

Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners

The Captions feature is powered by machine learning and it is quite accurate. The accessibility features available in Google Docs provide ALL students with access to a common learning tool that is widely available and FREE for education. To learn more about accessibility features and ways to use them to design learning experiences that support ALL learners, I invite you to attend one of my upcoming webinars, or contact me through the form below. Learn more about SK12.

Join Our Wednesday Webinars in October

Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners

Each session will take a look at ways to use the design features available in this fee and accessible mainstream suite of tools to support the principles of Universal Design for Learning, UDL. Join me and MyInfinitec.org to explore ways to put UDL to practice in a Google-powered learning environment. Join us for an in-depth look at designing a digital writing workshop that will provide students with opportunities to become active participants in their own learning. .

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Personalizing the Journey for Our Students

The Principal of Change

Katie Novak , an internationally recognized expert in Universal Design for Learning (UDL) and all-around awesome person, discusses this personalization of learning for students and why it is so significant : Imagine this scene in a 3rd-grade classroom: Students are sitting quietly on the floor as a teacher reads Charlotte’s Web aloud. The learning experience is not personalized and thus will not meet the needs of all students.

Universal Design for Learning and Blended Learning: Engagement

Catlin Tucker

Universal Design for Learning (UDL) is a framework that is based on a scientific understanding of how people learn. The goal of UDL is to design “barrier-free, instructionally rich learning environments and lessons that provide access to all students” (Nelson, 2).

EdTech and the accessibility paradox

The Christensen Institute

For a number of years, her district has pursued personalized learning. That’s given Cox a front seat to a new movement in education, which calls for recreating classrooms in a manner that supports learning for each child. Cox has a unique outlook on where personalized learning is headed: she helps oversee the district’s special education programs and strives to ensure that students with disabilities are included in the overall vision for structural and instructional reform.

How to apply the Universal Design for Learning in the classroom

Neo LMS

The way people learn is as unique as cats’ noses. So even though students in a classroom may look alike, they each have a unique combination of background, strengths, needs and interests that affect their learning outcomes. Universal Design for Learning (UDL) is thought to be the solution to the above problem. Why Universal Design for Learning in the classroom matters. UDL provides multiple means of representation. This answers the WHAT of learning.

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5 Digital tools for making the virtual classroom more inclusive

Neo LMS

Nowadays, education also takes place online, as an integral part of academic education or lifelong learning programs. For this to occur, online education has to follow the Universal Design for Learning (UDL) standards, addressing learning barriers while providing multiple modes of engagement.

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PowerUp WHAT WORKS - free resources for struggling students and those with disabilities

Educational Technology Guy

PowerUp WHAT WORKS ( www.powerupwhatworks.org ) provides customizable materials, lesson plans, instructional strategies, videos and more to enhance learning for students with diverse needs, and to personalize learning with technology and Universal Design for Learning (UDL). PowerUp allows teachers to access training and resources to allow them to enhance learning for students with disabilities, personalize learning with technology.

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PowerUp Your Virtual Classroom with FREE Online PD

Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners

If your school is temporarily closing the doors of their brick and mortar learning facilities, or you just want to learn about teaching virtually online, this webinar is for you! Learn to embrace e-portfolios to empower students as stakeholders in their own learning.

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What are this year’s top trends at SXSW EDU?

eSchool News

Connecting leaders across the learning lifecycle and around the world, SXSW EDU serves as a melting pot for the latest approaches to education. What follows is a curated list of the top 10 trends impacting teaching and learning as exhibited in the programming at SXSW EDU 2019. At a high level, this year’s trends represent a human-centered approach to empowering both the educator and student to define their own learning pathway. Future of Assessment & Accountability.

Power Up Your Virtual Classroom with FREE Online PD

Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners

If your school is temporarily closing the doors of their brick and mortar learning facilities, or you just want to learn about teaching virtually online, this webinar is for you! Learn to embrace e-portfolios to empower students as stakeholders in their own learning.

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How Colleges Can Improve Accessibility In Remote Courses

Edsurge

Colleges have long had offices designed to support students who have learning disabilities and to encourage broader accessibility in the classroom and beyond. EdSurge: In terms of accessibility during this time, what have you learned? We've learned so much from them.

April 22 Learning Revolution Mini-Conference: Emergency Remote Teaching & Learning: Survive, Thrive, & Plan for What Comes Next

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

If you are learning about the mini-conference right before or during the event, please join LearningRevolution.com and while you are waiting for your approval we will have a special link for you to use to join the sessions.

Wednesday's "Emergency Remote Teaching & Learning" Mini-Conference - New Sessions Added

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

If you are learning about the mini-conference right before or during the event, please join LearningRevolution.com and while you are waiting for your approval we will have a special link for you to use to join the sessions.