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Universal Design for Learning – Representation

Universal Design for Learning – Representation

Reposted with permission from blog.texthelp.com In last week’s post I gave a high level overview of Universal Design for Learning (UDL), a framework designed to give all students equal access to learning. In this post, I will be diving deeper into one of the UDL Principles, Multiple Means of Representation, by providing ideas and strategies to use when …

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Universal Design for Learning – Tips for Integrating into the Classroom

Universal Design for Learning – Tips for Integrating into the Classroom

Reposted with permission from blog.texthelp.com The term Universal Design for Learning, or UDL, continues to appear across the field of Assistive Technology. At the ATIA conference alone this year there were five sessions that integrated Universal Design into their title. While the topic is an important one, I find that confusion still exists about what exactly Universal Design …

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Making Google Forms Accessible for Struggling Readers

Making Google Forms Accessible for Struggling Readers

Reposted with permission from blog.texthelp.com In last week’s post I talked about how easy it is to create Google Forms to evaluate progress and listed a few reasons why you may want to create one. In this post I will be taking things a step further by showing you how to make those forms more accessible… For free! …

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Using Google Forms to Evaluate Progress

Using Google Forms to Evaluate Progress

Reposted with permission from blog.texthelp.com It appears that most schools and universities are back in session by now (unless of course you live near me in KY where schools are still closed due to weather). This means that it’s time to start thinking about what you hope to accomplish between now and the end of the semester. To …

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5 Goal Setting Tips for the New Year

5 Goal Setting Tips for the New Year

Reposted with permission from blog.texthelp.com The start of a new year always gets me thinking about what I’ve accomplished over the last year and what I hope to accomplish over the next 12 months. A simple glance at my social media stream and the number of ads I see for fitness centres tells me I’m not alone. So …

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Increase Reading Fluency Over the Holidays

Increase Reading Fluency Over the Holidays

Reposted with permission from blog.texthelp.com It’s that time of the year when most students are dismissed for a couple of weeks to enjoy the holidays. While the winter break isn’t nearly as long as its summer counterpart, taking any extended break from school means students begin losing some of the knowledge they’ve worked so hard to obtain. This …

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Google Story Builder

Google Story Builder

Reposted with permission from blog.texthelp.com I recently stumbled upon Google Story Builder and found it to be a great way to engage students in writing, which I find is half the battle in classrooms today. In this post I wanted to share a short demonstration of how Google Story Builder works along with some ideas for using this …

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Using Writing Prompts to Jumpstart Student Writing

Using Writing Prompts to Jumpstart Student Writing

Reposted with permission from blog.texthelp.com The last few posts on this blog have been on word prediction software, which is a technology that can help a variety of struggling writers. While the technology itself is great, it is important to keep in mind that great technology without appropriate instructional strategies can still lead to poor results. One of …

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629 More Free Fonts

629 More Free Fonts

Reposted with permission from blog.texthelp.com I recently posted about a Free Dyslexia Font that many readers found useful. While the font that I referenced may be beneficial to a number of individuals, there are actually hundreds of fonts that are available to download for free. My favorite resource for fonts is currently through Google and can be found …

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