Ten Steps Toward Universal Design of Online Courses: Home Page Implementing the principles of universal design in online learning means anticipating the diversity of students that may enroll in your course and planning accordingly. These ten key elements will greatly enhance the accessibility and usability of your course for students with and without disabilities. Source: ualr.edu Great advice: Step 1: Develop content first, then design.Step 2: Provide simple, consistent navigation.Step 3: Include an accommodation statement. Step 4: Choose CMS tools carefully. How to Teach with Technology: Science and Math Students fire off ideas for using digital tools to teach scientific and mathematical concepts. Check out these tips from students and educators for high tech teaching: Science
Just ASK Publications and Professional Development - Making the Common Core Come Alive! "A rock pile ceases to be a rock pile the moment a single man contemplates it, bearing within him the image of a cathedral. - Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, The Little Prince Creativity and innovation are key competencies to target during the implementation of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS). While these competencies are critical to college and career readiness, they are not explicitly addressed in the Common Core document which is focused on expected outcomes. Educators need, however, to use these standards to design curriculum and assessments and establish engaging classroom environments that promote creative thinking and innovative ideas. Now is the time, as districts align their curriculum with the Common Core, to get students engaged in authentic, real world, rigorous learning experiences that focus on the meaningful application of core academic knowledge.
UDL Guidelines 2.0 The goal of education in the 21st century is not simply the mastery of content knowledge or use of new technologies. It is the mastery of the learning process. Education should help turn novice learners into expert learners—individuals who want to learn, who know how to learn strategically, and who, in their own highly individual and flexible ways, are well prepared for a lifetime of learning.
UDL Examples and Resources Disclaimer: The examples and resources highlighted on these pages have been gathered for educational purposes. CAST does not necessarily endorse the products listed, nor does their inclusion here mean that these products are complete expressions of the UDL principles and guidelines. They may illustrate certain principles and not others. udl4all / CONTENTS [Scroll down for Table of Contents to information about resources.] Supporting Learning Diversity with Free Digital Resources Joe's Non-Netbook Digital Technology, especially Digital Text, changes EVERYTHING!!! [Click this link for more--on a resource wiki with a different format]
Factors and Multiples Jeopardy Game Factors and Multiples Jeopardy is a free online game for middle school students and teachers. The questions in this game focus on important concepts such as factors, multiples, prime factorization, GCF, and LCM. Important facts you should know that will help with this game. A number is divisible by its factors A number is divisible by 2 if the last digit is even. A number is divisible by 5 if its last digit is 0 or 5. A number is divisible by 3 if the sum of all of its digits is divisible by 3.
Center for Parent Information and Resources November 2012 Links updated, February 2014 A legacy resource from NICHCY Ready for the Common Core? You’ve probably heard a lot about this new initiative in education called the Common Core State Standards(CCSS). What’s it all about? How does it relate to you as an educator, administrator, or parent? UDL Toolkits: Teaching Every Student The Planning for All Learners (PAL) process builds upon two prerequisites: A basic understanding of Universal Design for Learning, andCommitment of participating educators to make the curriculum and learning accessible for all learners. The PAL process begins with the formation of the PAL team, comprised of general education and special education teachers and other appropriate educational specialists at one grade level or with a content specific focus.