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

User Generated Education

Sketch Design: A blueprint or sketch of the selected design is created through pencil and paper or through an online tool such as Google Draw or Sketchup. Universal Design for Learning® (UDL). UDL was designed to reduce the barriers to the curriculum and maximize learning.

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5 ways our centralized LMS supports UDL

eSchool News

When your LMS supports UDL, students reap the benefits. Unlike pedagogies that attempt to teach to a broader group of students with a broad brush, UDL encompasses a wide swath of learning content—lectures, lessons, videos, audio recordings, group projects, individual projects, etc.—to

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Putting UDL to Practice for Increased Engagement in a Standards-Based Learning Environment

Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners

Educators who provide students with learning experiences based on the principles of UDL (Universal Design for Learning) can greatly boost the engagement of ALL learners, not just students with significant learning needs. . What is UDL? Putting the UDL Principles to Practice.

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Using Microsoft Immersive Reader with Google Docs

Teacher Tech

Have Documents Read to Students with Immersive Reader UDL, Universal Design Learning, is a principle for designing lessons that accommodate all students. The post Using Microsoft Immersive Reader with Google Docs appeared first on Teacher Tech.

Digital Differentiation: Power Up the Portfolio Process with Google

Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners

This session is designed to help educators l earn to embrace the many features available in Google Docs for Education to power up the ePortfolio process for increased student engagement. Sign Up for Digital Differentiation: Power Up the ePortfolio Process with Google.

Join Us for Wednesday Winter Webinars Dedicated to Digital Differentiation with Google

Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners

I’m excited to be kicking off the new year with Wednesday Winter Webinars dedicated to Digital Differentiation with Google. The 2020 model features efficient and effective ways to provide ALL students with flexible learning paths for success by leveraging the power of Google Tools.

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Join Us for Digital Differentiation with Google Docs 2020

Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners

Join me and @MyInfinitec for a webinar series designed to help educators dig deeper into Digital Differentiation with Google Docs 2020. Google Docs and Digital Differentiation. Digital Differentiation: Power Up the Portfolio Process with Google Docs for Increased Engagement.

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. Related: So you think you understand UDL?

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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Text to Speech in Google Earth – From Brenda Doucette


Recently, some of our 6th graders came into the computer lab to do research using Google Earth. The teachers on the 6th grade team had spent many hours digitizing curriculum and making Google Earth Tours (. I just love it when Apple products work so well with Google products!

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Present Slides with Captions for Screen Readers with Google Docs

Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners

While facilitating a webinar series for MyInfinitec, an agency whose goal is to provide access to the core curriculum for all learners, I’ve taken another deep dive into the current accessibility features in Google. Great ways to use Google Docs for Student Driven Learning Projects.

Google’s New Voice Typing Feature for Google Docs


Check out this fantastic new feature of accessibility and efficiency, now built into Google Docs. How-To Screencasting UDL accessibility google typing voice

Join Our Wednesday Webinars in October

Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners

Each webinar is designed to help educators leverage the power of Google Docs to boost the engagement of ALL 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 to explore ways to put UDL to practice in a Google-powered learning environment. Turn up Creativity with New Audio in Google Slides

Read and Write for iPad


As with Read and Write for Google, the keyboard will be usable for all its features for 30 days; after that you will need to have signed up for a teacher account or purchased the features for students. assistive technology auditory comprehension reading comprehension UDL

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8 New Books to Jump-Start Your Summer Learning

Tom Murray

Recommended for Classroom Leaders: Book: Teaching Math with Google Apps: 50 G Suite Activities. In Teaching Math with Google Apps, author-educators Alice Keeler and Diana Herrington reveal more than 50 ways teachers can use technology in math classes. Book: Hacking Google for Education.

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Free Webinar: Options for eText: Facilitating Access and Comprehension Through Electronic Text


These include: iOS and Mac built-in accessibility features, Read and Write for Google and iPad, eText Platforms such as EPIC! assistive technology professional development reading comprehension UDLedWeb recently hosted a Webinar in which I discussed resources related to electronic text, sponsored by Mobile Education Store, creator of great apps such as Conversation Builder and Crack the Books. This webinar and many others are available to you for free on the edWeb site.

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

Educational Technology Guy

PowerUp WHAT WORKS ( ) 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).

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5 Reasons to Love Hyperdocs and Digital Lesson Design


More than just an online worksheet, Hyperdocs allow teachers to intentionally design powerful lessons reflecting UDL principles in a sequence of personalized tasks. Check out the Hyperdoc Handbook: Digital Lesson Design using Google Apps by Lisa Highfill, Kelly Hilton and Sarah Landis.

PleIQ: the early-years interactive smart toy that fosters multiple intelligences through an Augmented Reality experience

Educational Technology Guy

All learning activities are Common Core and Universal Design for Learning (UDL); any teacher in the US or abroad can experience the next ed-tech frontier of augmented reality in their classrooms. Follow me on Twitter and Google

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A HyperDoc Is Not A WebQuest!


Whether you are trying to reach a language learner or student with Special Ed needs, want to integrate ISTE standards, increase the level of critical thinking, or design a lesson based on the UDL framework, HyperDocs help educators accomplish this!

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Connected Educator Series

The Electric Educator

Google Apps in Education - Google provides far more free resources for classrooms than just web searches. John Sowash, a Google Certified Teacher and Trainer, from Southfield Christian Schools shares 10 ways to use Google apps in your classroom. Clearing the Path with UDL - Universal Design for Learning (UDL) provides a lens that educators can use to make content accessible for all students.

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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. Is the 20 minutes of copy/pasting from one Google Slide into another worth it?

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3 Steps to a More Accessible Classroom

Graphite Blog

On Google OS (Chromebooks), go to Settings > Advanced > Manage accessibility features. A truly inclusive classroom goes beyond accessibility and adheres to Universal Design for Learning (UDL). For more information about digital accessibility and UDL, check out the following resources: Common Sense Media's Learning Differences & Special Needs Guide. Universal Design for Learning (UDL): What You Need to Know. "Turn on the subtitles, Ms. Olague!"

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SLPs Make Great Showing (AGAIN) among 2013 Edublog Finalists- VOTE!


This year the voting is being done through, which you can sign into with Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn or Google+ accounts. The finalists for the 2013 Edublog Awards were just announced, and voting is now open. The Edublog Awards is an annual initiative to promote the value of social media in education and share some great resources. Speech-language-related blogs and resources again are well-represented among this year''s finalists, so I would encourage you to go explore and vote.

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Lesson Planning with a POP

Fractus Learning

I often provide my students with a visual dictionary called Blanchan Shahi , which combines the power of text definitions with pictures from Yahoo, Flickr, and Google images. Have you looked around your classroom lately?

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Plain Language and Inclusive Document Design


However, don’t just copy and paste text into Google Translate and call it good. Using a succinct, clear, and active voice directly supports UDL’s guidance to use clear vocabularies and structures (CAST, 2014).

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Go Ahead, Scam Me Kids!

The Daring Librarian

That's why I'm such a big fan of PBL and UDL as a Teacher Librarian. Yeah, I just stalked him real fast on Google. WARNING: Rant Below.

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To Flip or Not to Flip? That is the Question!

Fractus Learning

Google recently introduced a new Voice Typing feature in Google , which takes a user’s voice and transfers it to text in Google Docs.

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ASHA 2013 Update- from a Techie Point of View!


Many visitors to the booth reported that the site is definitely something they have been looking for- a "Google for therapy apps." ASHA 2013 in Chicago is in the books. It was great traveling to one of my favorite cities for this event.

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Learning Revolution Free Events - Future of Museums Conference Announcement - #EdTechMonth Events Today and Thursday - The Fallacy of Linearity

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Tag your questions #eduquestion or post them on our Facebook page or Google+ community. Tuesday, May 20th at 3:30pm #EdTechMonth: Learn About Differentiated Instruction and UDL; Personalize Your PD , Explore ways to use differentiated instruction and UDL principles to personalize your professional development. Education Revolution Google+ Community Shifting Paradigms in Education. The Learning Revolution Weekly Update May 13th Nine tenths of education is encouragement.

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Learning Revolution Free Events - "Reinventing the Classroom" Online Conference This Week - GlobalEdCon Call for Proposals - RSMiniCon This Weekend

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Topics include: Personalize Your Math Professional Development, Learn About Differentiated Instruction and UDL, Personalize Your ELA Professional Development, and more. Tag your questions #eduquestion or post them on our Facebook page or Google+ community. Check out the Google Hangout on Air session and hear from experts in the field as they discuss these questions. Education Revolution Google+ Community Conversational Competency and 21st Century Skills.

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Learning Revolution Free Events - The Conference - Next Up #Reinvent14 - Appreciative Inquiry and AERO

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Topics include: Personalize Your Math Professional Development, Learn About Differentiated Instruction and UDL, Personalize Your ELA Professional Development, and more. Tag your questions #eduquestion or post them on our Facebook page or Google+ community.