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Universal Design for Learning Universal Design for Learning (UDL) is an educational framework based on research in the learning sciences, including cognitive neuroscience, that guides the development of flexible learning environments that can accommodate individual learning differences.[1] Recognizing that the way individuals learn can be unique, the UDL framework, first defined by the Center for Applied Special Technology(CAST) in the 1990s,[2] calls for creating curriculum from the outset that provides: Multiple means of representation to give learners various ways of acquiring information and knowledge,Multiple means of expression to provide learners alternatives for demonstrating what they know, andMultiple means of engagement to tap into learners' interests, challenge them appropriately, and motivate them to learn.[3][4] Origins[edit] The concept and language of Universal Design for Learning was inspired by the universal design movement in architecture and product development, originally formulated by Ronald L.

Java RPG Game Maker for Windows, PC, MAC, Linux This Java based rpg game making program allows you to quickly and easily create simple games using pictures, photographs or drawings as the scenes within the game. Make games with no programming knowledge. The Java RPG Game Maker will run on Windows, PC, MAC and Linux platforms. The 1.6 Java Runtime Environment or higher must be installed for the game maker to work. Download Getting Started Download and Install the Java Runtime Environment (Note: Skip this step if you already have it installed)Download the Game Maker .zip archiveExtract the .zip archive to a location on your computerOpen the extracted folder and click on "Game_Maker.jar" Downloads Previous VersionsNo previous versions. v1.8 is the earliest public release. Further Information The Java RPG Game maker was the final year univeristy project of Andrew Lee Ward from the University of Birmingham School of Computer Science.

You Make Me Sick! In You Make Me Sick, students take on the role of a pathogen and custom design their disease to infiltrate a variety of unique target hosts. As they progress, they must improve their infectious properties in order to infect hosts that have progressively stronger defenses (like antibiotics and stellar hygiene), ultimately learning about the anatomy and function of bacteria and viruses and how they are spread. This game is designed to be used in inclusive science classrooms that have a diverse range of students (e.g., average and above average students, students with high incidence disabilities, English language learners, and students who struggle with reading). It is designed using the Universal Design for Learning framework, strategically aligned to key state standards, and formulated to integrate seamlessly with existing curricula. The research reported here was supported by the Institute of Education Sciences, U.S.

AGK App Game Kit 2011 Horizon Report Download the 2011 Horizon ReportPDF • ePub The 2011 Horizon Report is made possible via a grant from HPHP creates innovative technology solutions that benefit individuals, businesses, governments and society. HP’s Office for Global Social Innovation applies HP’s global reach, broad portfolio of products and services, and the expertise of its employees to support initiatives in education, healthcare and communities around the world. The 2011 Horizon Report is a collaboration betweenThe New Media Consortium and theEDUCAUSE Learning Initiative An EDUCAUSE Program Since 2005, the annual Horizon Report has been the most visible aspect of a focused collaboration between the EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative (ELI) and the New Media Consortium in which the two organizations engage their memberships in both the creation and outcomes of the research. The New Media Consortium (NMC) is a globally focused not-for-profit consortium dedicated to the exploration and use of new media and new technologies.

Educational Research Industry or market research is the acquisition of corporate intelligence on a broad range of issues including: Industry and market research business[edit] Well-known analyst firms include Canalys, Pell Research, Business Monitor International, Current Analysis, Forrester Research, Frost & Sullivan, Gartner, IBISWorld, and IDC. See also[edit] Running on Empty Computer science and the technologies it enables now lie at the heart of our economy, our daily lives, and scientific enterprise. As the digital age has transformed the world and workforce, U.S. K–12 education has fallen woefully behind in preparing students with the fundamental computer science knowledge and skills they need for future success. The report finds that roughly two-thirds of the country have few computer science education standards for secondary school education, and most states treat high school computer science courses as simply an elective and not part of a student’s core education. Executive Summary Full Report Read the Full Report: View the State-by-State Results: Authors Cameron Wilson, ACM Leigh Ann Sudol, Carnegie Mellon University Chris Stephenson, The Computer Science Teachers Association, Member of ACM’s Education Policy Committee Mark Stehlik, Carnegie Mellon University, Member of ACM’s Education Policy Committee

Web 2.0 Tools World Wide Web sites that use technology beyond the static pages of earlier Web sites Web 2.0 (also known as participative (or participatory)[1] web and social web)[2] refers to websites that emphasize user-generated content, ease of use, participatory culture and interoperability (i.e., compatibility with other products, systems, and devices) for end users. The term was coined by Darcy DiNucci in 1999[3] and later popularized by Tim O'Reilly and Dale Dougherty at the first Web 2.0 Conference in 2004.[4][5][6] Although the term mimics the numbering of software versions, it does not denote a formal change in the nature of the World Wide Web,[7] but merely describes a general change that occurred during this period as interactive websites proliferated and came to overshadow the older, more static websites of the original Web.[2] History[edit] Web 1.0[edit] Some Web 2.0 capabilities were present in the days of Web 1.0, but were implemented differently. Characteristics[edit] Web 2.0[edit] Search

Khan Academy NGAkids SEA-SAWS SEA-SAWS is fun for kids of all ages. Select photographs of natural and man-made objects, then arrange the pieces to create a seascape or an abstract composition. The BUILD tool helps you construct animated characters and set them in motion. (Shockwave, 7.5 MB) FACES & PLACES helps children of all ages create portraits and landscape paintings in the style of American naive artists. Photo Op is a large program and it may take some time to download. The NGAkids Still Life (Shockwave, 8 MB) helps you create interactive art that mirrors the paintings of the old masters. A still life slideshow (Flash, 32K) features photographs of real paintings and art objects in the National Gallery of Art that were the inspiration for this interactive. BRUSHster is a painting machine for all ages. In Holland during the 17th and 18th centuries, the "poppenhuis" or dollhouse was an adult diversion, but our online DUTCH HOUSE is fun for kids of all ages.

Top 10 TED Talks Home » Classroom Technology, Education Written by Grace22 September 2011 Do you have ideas that are worth spreading? TED certainly does. Get inspired by watching the following 10 Education TEDTalks that our Personal Learning Network recommended. TEDTalks: "Riveting talks by remarkable people, free to the world". JK Rowling: The fringe benefits of failure At her Harvard commencement speech, "Harry Potter" author JK Rowling offers some powerful, heartening advice to dreamers and overachievers, including one hard-won lesson that she deems "worth more than any qualification I ever earned." What do you think of these TEDTalks? Share this post with your friends and colleagues: Now powered by Educadium, the leader in affordable learning management. Last day of service for and August 20th, 2013. Please make immediate plans to back up all content and transfer to a new LMS. Questions? Email Support This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it Thinking about Moodle or need help with online course management? Create courses with Educadium’s powerful SCORM-compliant LMS. Custom services and course authoring help available when you need it. Perfect for nonprofits, schools, government agencies, and healthcare providers. See how easy it is to create great online training with our Course Wizard: Create a Course For more information, download the PDF step guide below: FreeWebClass QuickStart Guide No-risk monthly subscription Need more package options?