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Universal Design Learning
All students are different. The Myth of Average points out there is no average! When we design for the average student we leave a lot of students out. Considering when we build our lessons to plans for all students, regardless of what student disabilities we may or may not realize are in our class is good for ALL students.
PROVIDE MULTIPLE MEANS
- Use Google Classroom to provide text, PDF, and video resources for choice in accessing information.
- Use Screencastify to create short videos that automatically save to Google Drive.
- Use captioning in Google Slides to provide text when presenting to the class.
- Give students access to Texthelp Read & Write Chrome extension to provide supports for interacting with text.
- Provide editable Google Docs to highlight, insert comments, and actively interact with the text.
- Allow students the option to voice type in Google Docs or voice type into the speaker notes of Google Slides.
- In Google Classroom allow students to create the documents or add other file types to choose their representation of demonstrating the assignment.
- Focus on the learning objective and state this in Google Classroom.
- Allow students multiple choices for how to address the learning objective.
- Use the Private Comments in Google Classroom to interact with students, encourage them, and allow them to ask questions.