Throw out Learning Styles and Replace it with UDL

The CoolCatTeacher

Throw out Learning Styles and Replace it with UDL. I would really like you to develop a good set of skills using this type of tool.” So the focus in the classroom is really developing great independent learning skills, based upon who they are, using the UDL lens of Access , Engage , and Express. There are some things that I have on my blog, that we’ve done before on UDL that we’ll link to, and personalized learning and that sort of thing.

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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 why we decided to create a planning tool for makerspaces in the classroom for you using the Design Thinking Process and Universal Design for Learning®. Learners are encouraged to use the tools and building processes that work for them. Universal Design for Learning® (UDL).

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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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5 ways a centralized LMS can support 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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Free Conference! Design and Delivery in a Blended Learning Jungle

The CoolCatTeacher

Tech Tools and Writing. Just remember that if students are working from home or at a distance, the over the shoulder approach won’t help as much as the “in your browser” approach of some technology tools that can support and help them. UDL and Reading Online.

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? A UDL classroom is carefully crafted to provide ALL students with multiple opportunities for learning and growth. For a great overview of UDL, please watch this CAST video, UDL at a Glance. Putting the UDL Principles to Practice.

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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. With itslearning, we saw a platform where we could truly implement the three principles of UDL.

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AT and UDL: Acronyms for Equity

EdTechTeam

I worked with my teams to match the correct tools to help close the existing barrier for identified students. 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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Tips, Tricks and Tools to Build Your Inclusive Classroom Through UDL

Edsurge

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. It’s not all high-tech tools, though.

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Tips, tricks and tools to build your inclusive classroom through UDL

FETC Converge

UDL is not a special ed thing or even a general ed thing. Uncategorized Action engagement Expression FETC Representation UDLFuture of Education Technology Conference speaker Mike Marotta explains how to build an inclusive classroom using Universal Design for Learning. Would you want to be a learner in your classroom? That’s not a trick question—think about it,” Marotta writes. It’s just an ed thing.

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The Perfect Planning Tool for School This Fall

MiddleWeb

Two Teachers in the Room Universal Design for Learning back to school Covid 19 Elizabeth Stein two teachers in the room UDL

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UDL in the ASHA Leader!!!

SpeechTechie

The concept of Universal Design for Learning (UDL) is one that many SLPs and teachers don''t yet know about (or think they don''t, when they really do), and it is critically useful for helping us take on a consultative role that maximizes our students'' learning. I was absolutely thrilled to see UDL highlighted in an article in the most recent (nicely schools-themed) ASHA Leader , the publication that probably reaches the most SLPs as it is still mailed to our homes.

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Tools of the Trade

Digital Promise

An innovative organization provides free tools and resources to make learning accessible to all students. Educators can do all of that with a set of free tools created by CAST , a nonprofit research and development company dedicated to breaking down barriers to learning. At CAST, making curriculum accessible to all takes many forms, including the production of resources and tools that break down barriers to learning. UDL Book Builder. UDL Curriculum Toolkit.

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Great Ways to Embrace Virtual Learning and Increase Student Engagement

Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners

digital classroom digital tools digital writing Events google docs udl #UDL #Webinar #GoogleEDUAre you an educator looking for practical tips and tricks for keeping students connected and actively engaged in learning while our schools are closed?

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. At the most basic level, digital tools can be used to help students find, understand, and use information. 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.

Great Ways to Embrace Virtual Learning and Increase Student Engagement

Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners

digital classroom digital tools digital writing Events google docs udl #UDL #Webinar #GoogleEDUAre you an educator looking for practical tips and tricks for keeping students connected and actively engaged in learning while our schools are closed?

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

Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners

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. Digital Differentiation Overview – Leverage the Power of Tech as a TOOL for ALL Learners.

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Differentiating Instruction with Technology

EdTechTeacher

It is the process by which teachers utilize a variety of tools and strategies to meet the needs of their diverse group of students. To be successful in creating different avenues to acquire content, analyze, problem solve, and synthesize ideas, educators need to be armed with tools and strategies to take on the unique challenges inherent in the diversity of today’s classrooms. UDL Framework from CAST. UDL can help meet the needs of the widest range of student variability.

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. Leverage the Power of Tech as a TOOL for ALL Learners.

Digital Differentiation: Power Up the Portfolio Process with Google

Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners

digital tools Events google docs personalized learning udl ePortfolioWe hope you can join our next Wednesday Winter Webinar on February 5th.

Universal Design for Learning (UDL) Lesson Plan Reflection

EdTechSandyK

Putting together a lesson plan in the Universal Design for Learning (UDL) format for Week 3 of my Teaching with Technology class was challenging and rewarding. I have been out of the classroom for a few years, so I felt a little rusty at formal lesson design, but the UDL model was easy to follow. The challenging parts were striving to address all three of the UDL brain networks and finding quality resources in a variety of formats to incorporate into the lesson.

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Digital Differentiation: Power Up the Portfolio Process with Google

Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners

digital tools Events google docs personalized learning udl ePortfolioWe hope you can join our next Wednesday Winter Webinar on February 5th.

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

Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners

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. Digital Differentiation Overview – Leverage the Power of Tech as a TOOL for ALL Learners.

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Facilitate a Writing Workshop in the Virtual Classroom

Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners

digital classroom digital tools digital writing Events google docs personalized learning udl #VirtualClassroom #LearningInfinitec and I are offering a webinar designed to help educators facilitate a writing workshop in the virtual classroom.

Applying Universal Design for Learning in remote classrooms

Neo LMS

This, after all, is the concept of Universal Design for Learning (UDL), a framework that aids curriculum designers and educators in ensuring that all learners receive the accommodations that are needed to help them excel in school.

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Join us for Digital Differentiation with Google Docs

Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners

Provide students with flexible learning paths and maximize instruction by embracing the powerful features available in this mainstream tool for education. digital classroom digital tools Events google docs personalized learning udlJoin me and @MyInfinitec at 3:30 CST for a Wednesday Webinar that is FREE to Illinois educators and also members of MyInfinitec outside the state. Digital Differentiation: Great Ways to Use Google Docs to Design Differentiated Learning Experiences.

Join us for Digital Differentiation with Google Docs

Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners

Provide students with flexible learning paths and maximize instruction by embracing the powerful features available in this mainstream tool for education. digital classroom digital tools Events google docs personalized learning udlJoin me and @MyInfinitec at 3:30 CST for a Wednesday Webinar that is FREE to Illinois educators and also members of MyInfinitec outside the state. Digital Differentiation: Great Ways to Use Google Docs to Design Differentiated Learning Experiences.

Facilitate a Writing Workshop in the Virtual Classroom

Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners

digital classroom digital tools digital writing Events google docs personalized learning udl #VirtualClassroom #LearningInfinitec and I are offering a webinar designed to help educators facilitate a writing workshop in the virtual classroom. The live webinar will be held on March 25th @ 3:30 CDT. This webinar is available for FREE to ALL Illinois educators, as well as Infinitec members in MN, KS, and PA.

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. Leverage the Power of Tech as a TOOL for ALL Learners.

Tap Into Sound with ThingLink & Audioboo

Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners

ThingLink is a multimedia rich and flexible tool that can be used to design learning experiences built for success, putting power in the hands of the facilitator of a well designed lesson. Learn About UDL Universal Design for Learning supports the idea of designing lessons from the start that are equipped with support for all learners to overcome learning barriers and to meet their diverse learning needs. What this CAST video, UDL at a Glance , enhanced by ThingLink for Video.

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Some Resources for Summer Rejuvenation

MiddleWeb

Once refreshed and centered, co-teachers can look ahead to the new school year by tapping into UDL guidelines and planning tools & templates. Summer Growth Two Teachers in the Room centering co-teaching co-teaching models Elizabeth Stein guidelines learning Patti Ralabate rejuvenation relaxation Summer tools UDL Universal Design for LearningElizabeth Stein offers resources to support the rejuvenation educators need to enjoy, learn, grow, and relax this summer.

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. Google Slides can be a useful tool for providing students with learning experiences that break traditional barriers and engage them in the process of creating.

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Present Slides with Captions for Screen Readers with Google Docs

Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners

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. Google Slides can be a useful tool for providing students with learning experiences that break traditional barriers and engage them in the process of creating. Consider using Google Docs, a suite of powerful tools that you can use to maximize your instructional time.

An Updated Digital Differentiation Model

Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners

This is part of a Digital Differentiation model, my way i of weaving a web of flexible tools together for teaching and learning. To keep the model relevant, frequent updates are required, as new tools and trends emerge. Of course, ten months is a long time in the world of edtech, and I''ve added some new tools and resources to my personal teaching toolkit, so I decided it was time to update the model and tweak it just a bit.

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 Scoop.it to create a collection of visual resources to support Bloom''s Revised Taxonomy. View the collection on Scoop.it.

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