Meeting the Needs of Your Students: UDL

WJU EdTech

The Center for Applied Special Technology (CAST) is a leading proponent of the Universal Design for Learning (UDL). “Universal design for learning (UDL) is a framework to improve and optimize teaching and learning for all people based on scientific insights into how humans learn.

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Tips, Tricks and Tools to Build Your Inclusive Classroom Through UDL


Many educators know it as the building blocks behind Universal Design for Learning, or UDL. Developed by CAST , UDL is comprised of three guiding principles that seek to increase engagement and accessibility: Providing learners with multiple means of engagement; representation; and action and expression. UDL is not a special ed thing or even a general ed thing. UDL is not a special ed thing or even a general ed thing. Find ways to infuse UDL into learning activities.

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AT and UDL: Acronyms for Equity


When I first began my job as an Assistive Technology Coordinator in my district back in 2008, the lines between educational tech and assistive tech were pretty crisp. Second, as we moved into using the Chromebook as a 1:1 universal tool in our district, students had access to technology resources that were typically reserved only for students with a demonstrated need. Finally, I had the great opportunity to attend the UDL Summer Institute at Harvard University in 2015.

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EdTech and the accessibility paradox

The Christensen Institute

These efforts, however, may be thwarted by how EdTech companies go about building software tools and by the current compliance-driven attitude that many curriculum providers take toward meeting the requirements of Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 , which ensures software and website accessibility to people with disabilities. Increasingly, policymakers are suggesting or outright requiring that EdTech products support UDL requirements.

How to apply the Universal Design for Learning in the classroom


Universal Design for Learning (UDL) is thought to be the solution to the above problem. There are three basic principles to UDL , and before we go on to the part about how to apply it in the classroom, these principles need to be highlighted. UDL provides multiple means of engagement.

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Bloom's Taxonomy Presented Visually

Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners

bloom''s edtech education student teacher tools technology udl Inspired by Kathy Schrock''s Bloomin'' iPad , I decided to use to create a collection of visual resources to support Bloom''s Revised Taxonomy. View the collection on

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Tag Galaxy

Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners

classroom edtech education free free technology fun student tech technology. udl vocabulary web 2.0 Tag Galaxy is a Cool Tool to visually explore word relationships.

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Simplify and Summarize Digital Text

Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners

Technology is a tool that can help. Many thanks to Sheri Lenzo , assistive technology expert, for teaching me all of this and much more. cool tool digital text edtech education free technology reading technology udl universal design for learning

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A Back-to-School, Personalized Learning Toolkit


Today, I’m amazed at the impact technology can have on the learning process—especially when it enables teachers to personalize learning. Today, I'm amazed at the impact technology can have on the learning process—especially when it enables teachers to personalize learning.

Learner Variability: The Why of Personalized Learning from Tom Driscoll


Much of this overlaps with Universal Design for Learning (UDL). The UDL framework and associated guidelines help educators “address the predictable variability in learning that we know will be present in any environment.”

100K and Counting: A Celebration of the EdSurge Twitter Community


FrankCatalano sometimes seems like an edtech news outlet of one, sharing EdSurge and edtech news around the web with fresh commentary. . ISTE17 fades, @EdSurge releases its list of 50+ K-12 #edtech events for the next year, from industry to educator [link] katrinastevens1 , Making IT Happen awardee #ISTE17 [link] #edtech via @EdSurge. CUE #UDL #ELA protocols at @EdSurge in November: [link] #cuerockstar.

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

eSchool News

AI, XR, & Blockchain: A New Era in EdTech. The advancement of emerging technology is laying the foundation for a new age of learning. UDL: Designing for Learner Variability. Learning Sciences and Edtech: Uncovering the Facts.

My Edublog Awards Nominations for 2011


It is tough to make a list like this because I wish I could nominate everyone for everything, but here goes: Best individual blog- iLearn Technology ''s focus on edtech interactives and webtools for general educators consistently highlights resources that SLPs can put to use.