THE POWER OF 3
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INTRODUCING UNIVERSAL DESIGN FOR LEARNING
A QUICK THOUGHT ON EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGY...
- Offer ways to customize the display of information
- Offer alternatives for auditory information
- Offer alternatives for visual information
OPTIONS FOR READING SUPPORTS
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Start with an existing Google Slides presentation (you can also upload a PowerPoint file to Google Drive)
Use the Pear Deck add-on for Google Slides to convert your slides presentation into a Pear Deck.
Insert interactive slides, questions, and activities, between your instructional slides.
BONUS: you can also browse through the Pear Deck “orchard” to find a deck that is ready to go!
Explore our Pinterest page filled with ideas here. (Pear Deck along with other tools for formative assessment)
ACTIVITY: TEACHING IS LIKE....
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EdPuzzle adds learning moments to your videos. You can use a video you created or something from YouTube. Next, identify points in the video that you want students to pause and answer a question, record their own thoughts, etc. EdPuzzle can capture these responses and summarize them for you.
A hyperdoc is a document that contains a series of resources, questions, and activities that must be completed by a student.
Hyperdocs provide a central location for information and resources while allowing students to take full advantage of the breadth power of the web.
Hyperdocs can be completed individually or in a group setting.
Empower students through CHOICE while ensuring adherence to important LEARNING GOALS.
KINDS OF MENUS
- MENU: Main Dishes, Side Dishes, and Desserts
- AGENDA: Imperatives, Negotiable’s, and Options
- CHOICE BOARD: Complete a specific number, row, column or diagonal line of activities.
- Vary the methods for response and navigation
- Optimize access to tools and assistive technologies
KEY RESEARCH FINDINGS
- The more students use both linguistic and nonlinguistic systems of representing knowledge, the better they are able to think about and recall what they have learned (Marzano, Pickering, & Pollock, 2001).
- Visual representations help students recognize how related topics connect (NCTM, 2000).
- Finding patterns helps students organize their ideas so they can later recall and apply what they have learned.(Bransford et al., 1999; Lehrer & Chazen, 1998).
- After brainstorming to generate ideas, students can improve their reading, writing, and thinking skills by using thinking maps to help them organize key concepts in a visual way (Hyerle, 1996).
- Using visual representation software in a science classroom helps students express their developing understanding of core chemistry concepts in the form of visual representations that are readily created and shared. (Michalchik, V., Rosenquist, A., Kozma, R., Kreikemeier, P., Schank, P., & Coppola, B., in press).
This free video response tool, recently acquired by Microsoft, allows students to respond to questions through video. Students who may not be comfortable participating in whole-group activities may be more inclined to participate via pre-recorded video. Students can also leave video comments for classmates and engage in deeper discussions.
PICCOLLAGE & SKITCH
Explore our pinterest page filled with ideas here. (PicCollage & Skitch)