Selection & Integration
April 9th, 2012
Multiple means of representation (the “what” of learning):
Apple App Store Description
This app is for teachers and parents to search for content specific online teaching resources aligned with Universal Design for Learning. Users can complete a "Class Profile" narrowing the resources by content, grade level and topic. When prompted, questions in the profile tool narrow the search further by asking questions aligned with UDL. In the resources section of the app, teachers can search for lesson plans, multimedia, practice, games, tutorials or by topic and unique search terms. As users navigate the resources, they can save as favorites, share and view on their mobile device. The app also has a section for Universal Design for Learning linking teachers and parents with resources shared directly on the CAST website.
This app was developed as a product of the College and Career Readiness Support Project, a federal ARRA Title-II-D Ed Tech partnership grant, in collaboration with the Maryland State Department of Education.
This app can serve as the initial point of reference for guidance in the design and development of UDL-based courses, lesson plans, and the use of web 2.0 tools.
The iPad device natively supports accessibility in a variety of ways, which are configured via the “Settings” application. Options include:
Supports learners with visual, hearing, or motor challenges. These settings are global in nature and can be used to assist learners in a variety of settings accessing a variety of learning modules.
For example, students experiencing visual difficulties could use the “large text” feature when using Internet-based learning management system-based courses.
Extra Resource for Beginning Readers
Tar Heel Reader
A collection of free, easy-to-read, and accessible books on a wide range of topics.
Support for Writing
Multiple Meaning of Engagement (the “why” of learning):
PaperPort Notes is a digital note taking tool for the iPad that is transforming the way people create and share information. Now you can combine documents, web content, audio, typed text as well as handwritten notes into a single document that you can easily organize and share with anyone.
Alternatives to Writing
Multiple means of Expression (the “how” of learning):
Audioboo is an application for recording and sharing your voice with the world.
The simple way to create your own beautiful iBooks, right on the iPad.
Dragon Dictation is an easy-to-use voice recognition application powered by Dragon NaturallySpeaking that allows you to easily speak and instantly see your text or email messages. In fact, it’s up to five (5) times faster than typing on the keyboard.
The Google Search app.
Idea Sketch lets you easily draw a diagram - mind map, concept map, or flowchart, and convert it to a text outline, and vice versa.
Tools 4 Students
App features 25 graphic organizers for students to use to organize their thinking while reading or preparing to write.
Supports for Written Math OutPut
Panther Math Paper
Panther Math Paper uses Universal Design. So people can do math independently on the iPad, even if they can't hold a pencil.
Quick Graph +
A powerful, high quality, graphic calculator that takes full advantage of the multi-touch display and the powerful graphic capabilities of the iPad.