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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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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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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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