How UDL can get you to personalized learning

eSchool News

UDL theory can help embed a personalized approach to the instructional design process. Personalized learning. There’s nothing new about personalized learning, either as an aspiration or a practice. Today, computer-based medical technologies, such functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), have showed us that learning is far more personal than we ever knew. At the same time, new technologies have revolutionized how we learn.

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Throw out Learning Styles and Replace it with UDL

The CoolCatTeacher

Kathleen McClaskey talks about the research on learning styles and the alternatives for teaching and reaching every child. Throw out Learning Styles and Replace it with UDL. Vicki: Today we’re talking with Kathleen McClaskey @khmmc , founder of Making Learning Personal, about personalizing learning. Defining Personal Learning. Kathleen, how would you define personal learning? We know that that helps learning.

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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.

New guide offers tips to use UDL for personalized learning

eSchool News

New guide explains benefits of UDL as a framework for creating learning-driven environments and how districts can put theory into practice. The new Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) for K-12 education specifically endorses Universal Design for Learning (UDL), a set of principles that require teachers and students to shift roles as they collaborate around student-driven learning paths. ” Digital Learning and Tools News Special Education

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5 ways our centralized LMS supports UDL

eSchool News

Applicable to every student in every classroom, the Universal Design for Learning (UDL) principles of offering multiple means of representation, action and expression, and engagement help teachers leverage every child’s strengths while supporting a very personalized learning path based on student choice. When your LMS supports UDL, students reap the benefits. Related content: 5 ways to leverage UDL for student inclusivity. 5 ways our LMS supports UDL.

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

Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners

With abundant access to data, schools can personalize learning to help each student demonstrate success in a standards-based. learning environment. 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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5 ways a centralized LMS can support UDL

eSchool News

Applicable to every student in every classroom, the Universal Design for Learning (UDL) principles of offering multiple means of representation, action and expression, and engagement help teachers leverage every child’s strengths while supporting a very personalized learning path based on student choice. When your LMS supports UDL, students reap the benefits. Related content: 5 ways to leverage UDL for student inclusivity. 5 ways our LMS supports UDL.

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5 ways a centralized LMS can support UDL

eSchool News

Applicable to every student in every classroom, the Universal Design for Learning (UDL) principles of offering multiple means of representation, action and expression, and engagement help teachers leverage every child’s strengths while supporting a very personalized learning path based on student choice. When your LMS supports UDL, students reap the benefits. Related content: 5 ways to leverage UDL for student inclusivity. 5 ways our LMS supports UDL.

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Learner Variability: The Why of Personalized Learning from Tom Driscoll

EdTechTeacher

Learn more from Tom by following him on Twitter: @Mr_Driscoll. Over the past few years, in several different roles, I have researched and experimented with various frameworks and approaches to Personalized Learning. Despite the vast amount of resources out there that describe what personalized learning is and how to implement it, it is often difficult to find quality research that gets to the “why” of personalization. .

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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Digital Differentiation A Webinar Featuring Tools to Support Flexible Learning Paths for Personalized Learning

Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners

Technology is a tool that can be used to help teachers facilitate personalized learning experiences to address the diverse needs of all students. When combined with student-driven learning experiences that are fueled by essential questions and offer flexible learning paths, use of digital tools can break the learning barriers that exist in our classrooms. Uncategorized Events #webinar #sk12 #UDL

4 Steps to Implement Universal Design for Learning in the Classroom

EdTech Magazine

By Amanda Murphy UDL provides multiple paths to student success. Classroom Curriculum Digital Content Personalized Learning

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

Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners

These online sessions will focus on a model I designed and developed in 2011 to provide educators with resources to leverage the power of technology for teaching and learning. 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. These free, mainstream education tools are packed with accessibility features allowing all educators to level the playing field for learning and growth.

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Join Us for Digital Differentiation with Google Docs 2020

Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners

The model was designed to provide resources, pedagogy, and inspiration to empower educators to leverage the power of tech as a tool to support the unique learning needs of ALL students. Digital Differentiation is the process of designing and facilitating student-driven learning experiences that are fueled by standards-based essential questions and powered by digital tools. Universal Design for Learning supports the idea that our learning needs are as diverse as our fingerprints.

Join us for Digital Differentiation with Google Docs

Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners

Digital Differentiation: Great Ways to Use Google Docs to Design Differentiated Learning Experiences. Learn to leverage the power of Google Docs to design personalized learning experiences that meet the unique needs of ALL learners in the classroom. Provide students with flexible learning paths and maximize instruction by embracing the powerful features available in this mainstream tool for education.

Digital Differentiation: Power Up the Portfolio Process with Google

Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners

Learn to embrace e-portfolios to empower students as stakeholders in their own learning. Discover powerful ways students can create collections of artifacts to document learning as they engage in self-reflection and goal setting. digital tools Events google docs personalized learning udl ePortfolioWe hope you can join our next Wednesday Winter Webinar on February 5th.

Facilitate a Writing Workshop in the Virtual Classroom

Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners

Learn how to utilize the many features available in Google Docs to facilitate a virtual writing workshop and maximize writing instruction. Join us for an in-depth look at launching a virtual writing workshop that will provide students with opportunities to become active participants in their own learning. Please connect through the form below to learn about upcoming sessions or schedule one for your group.

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.

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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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).

Live Thursday, February 2nd - Panel on Personal Learning Profiles

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Join me today, Thursday, February 2nd, for a live and interactive FutureofEducation.com panel discussion on "Personal Learning Profiles," also referred to in variously as "personal success plans," "learner profiles," or "personalized learning paths." With a growing sense of the value of personalized, customized, and student-driven learning, what is the best way to capture and communicate students'' learning plans and goals?

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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.

8 New Books to Jump-Start Your Summer Learning

Tom Murray

School leaders begin to make their plans for the summer months; from professional learning days to administrative PLCs. To prepare for the upcoming summer, I wanted to share eight books that I’ve recently reviewed or read for my own personal growth. Each book – although very different in nature – supports dynamic teaching and learning practices. and Grow Each Day A focus on personal and professional development helps these educators succeed.

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Free Webinar: Transform Teaching & Learning with ThingLink

Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners

Are you looking for a user friendly and flexible tool to help you easily create engaging multimedia rich content to redefine teaching and learning? Are you interested in using technology to meet the personal learning needs of the students in your classroom? ThingLink EDU is a digital tool that provides users with the ability to turn any image or video into a multimedia rich interactive learning tool.

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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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“With accessible technology, we have the opportunity to break down barriers to education (and beyond) for people with disabilities.” – Megan Lawrence, USA

Daily Edventures

Lawrence and her team are laser-focused on improving the accessibility and inclusive design of Microsoft’s products and services to make Universal Design for Learning (UDL) easier for educators to leverage. If we provide students with inclusively designed curriculum – we open doors to STEM education for students with disabilities and students with a range of learning styles.”. Accessibility Information UDLMegan Lawrence.

Explore student agency, storytelling, and more at SXSW EDU 2019

eSchool News

Student agency is a form of personalized learning that encourages students to take initiative when it comes to their own learning experiences in the classroom. Therefore, students get to decide what and how they learn. Students are presented with choices, making them more inclined to be engaged and invested in learning. Student-centered learning empowers student voice and gives students a platform.

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5 Ways to Make Learning Personal

The CoolCatTeacher

In their book, Make Learning Personal, they talk about how you enlist the support of learners beneath their own process of learning. They argue that student should assemble a “ personal backpack.” ” This is not a physical backpack, necessarily but includes tools and strategies that help them learn according to their own style of learning. I highly recommend Make Learning Personal, it is an excellent book for your summer reading.

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The NEO Blog is now 4!

Neo LMS

During the past 12 months we published exactly 102 blog posts, the number of the contributing authors grew to 23, and everyone’s work made the NEO Blog advance into the first 4% of all e-learning blogs (based on this impressive list )! Although it was hard to decide which blog posts have been the best of the best, here are 10 of them that we think deserve the spotlight: How to apply the Universal Design for Learning in the classroom. E-learning trends come and go.

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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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PleIQ: the interactive smart toy that fosters multiple intelligences through Augmented Reality

Ask a Tech Teacher

Augmented Reality takes students into bold new worlds where they become part of the learning, not passive viewers. Here’s an overview: PleIQ (Play-Q) is the best new educational toy that beautifully merges the physical and digital worlds to provide our children with an immersive learning experience. PleIQ is the perfect complement to high-quality classroom instruction—a hands-on, 21 st Century, augmented reality toy that appeals to all learning styles.

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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 tips and tricks for keeping students engaged, organized and connected throughout the online learning experience. Learn how to utilize the many features available in Google Docs to facilitate a virtual writing workshop and maximize writing instruction.

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An Educator’s Gift to Their Learners: Seeing Each One of Them

User Generated Education

In essence, giving students voice in their own learning is allowing them to express their views, opinions, and thoughts on how they feel they should be taught. Giving Students a Voice Models High-Quality Learning Processes ). Some ways educators can give students voice is by: Giving learners an opportunity to use their unique voices to show what they know-what they learned (see UDL’s multiple means of action and expression ). Personalize Learning.

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

Educational Technology Guy

PleIQ: the early-years interactive smart toy that fosters multiple intelligences through an Augmented Reality experience PleIQ (Play-Q) is the best new educational toy that beautifully merges the physical and digital worlds to provide our children with an immersive learning experience. PleIQ is the perfect complement to high-quality classroom instruction—a hands-on, 21 st Century, augmented reality toy that appeals to all learning styles.

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