Flexible Materials:<br />UDL in the Classroom II<br />EXPLORER<br />
CAST’s UDL Editions<br />
7 Examples of Genres<br />All with extensive reading supports<br />
Reader Resources<br />TextHelp Toolbar<br />TextHelp Toolbar installed automatically<br />Three levels of reading support ...
Reader Resources<br />Summary<br />Activate background knowledge<br />List of characters<br />5<br />
Supported Texts<br />Prompts<br />Prompts for understanding <br />6<br />
Supported Texts<br />“Show button”<br />Coaches that highlight relevant information in the text<br />Coaches<br />
Supported Texts<br />Vocabulary support<br />Vocabulary Support for unfamiliar words<br />
Supported Texts<br />Literary devices<br />Explanations of literary devices<br />
Supported Texts<br />Author’s Craft<br />Explorations of author’s craft<br />
Supported Texts<br />“Where’s Buck” in Chapter One?<br />Use of web resources to anchor student understanding<br />
Supported Texts<br />Buck is right here!<br />Use of Google Maps<br />
Thanks To<br />Thanks to Google, the Carnegie Foundation, TextHelp Systems<br />
UDL Book Building:<br />Creating accessible books with embedded learning supports<br />New & Improved !<br />BookBuilder 3...
Book Builder Home<br />
Getting Started<br />Background information on UDL<br />
Getting Started<br />Model books created in Book Builder<br />
Getting Started<br />Explore books built by other teachers and students<br />
Getting Started<br />Expert tips on book building<br />
Getting Started<br />Build your own books!<br />
Create a Book Builder Account<br />It’s FREE!<br />
Create an account<br />Account required to save and store books<br />
Book Components<br />TextHelp<br />Toolbar<br />Text<br />Images<br />Embedded<br />Sound<br />“Coach” support<br />Multim...
The UDL Coaches<br />Pedro engages the affective and strategic networks by prompting readers to actively think about the t...
The UDL Coaches<br />Haliengages the strategic network by providing hints<br />
The UDL Coaches<br />Monty engages the recognition network by offering models of expert strategy use and think-alouds <br />
Creating a Book<br />
Creating a Book<br />Choose title, grade level, content area, genre, orientation, & coaches<br />Choose your coach, choose...
Customizing Coaches<br />Refer to “Terry’s Tips” for guidance on how to use each coach<br />What will your coach have to s...
Help with Book Creation<br />Refer to “Tips and Resources” for expert guidance on book creation, content, & design<br />
Publish!<br />Book Builder runs on both PCs & Macs<br />Book Builder books can be read online or downloaded<br />Have fun!...
Science Writer<br />http://sciencewriter.cast.org<br />
Report Writing in Science with UDL Supports and Scaffolds:<br />
Create an Account<br />Signing in creates a space to save and store your science report <br />
Getting Started in Science Writer <br />Select names for sections of your science report <br />
Section title options:<br />Research Question<br />Introduction<br />Methods<br />Results <br />Conclusion <br />Default<b...
Supports the Writing Process (Draft, Revise, & Edit)<br />
Supports:<br /> Models & Think Alouds from Agents<br />
Sentence Starters<br />Break down into smaller sections <br />
Checklists for revise and edit phases available  with agent support<br />Many options for text changes and formatting, Spe...
View your Project <br />At any time, users may view the entire report <br />Users may also print or email the report<br />
Simple email window<br />
Print Version Preview Window<br />
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UDL Editions - http://udleditions.cast.org/
BookBuilder - http://bookbuilder.cast.org/
Science Writer - http://sciencewriter.cast.org
TTS video; AIM Explorer - http://aim.cast.org/experience/training/explorer

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Flexible Materials: UDL in the Classroom

  1. 1. Flexible Materials:<br />UDL in the Classroom II<br />EXPLORER<br />
  2. 2. CAST’s UDL Editions<br />
  3. 3. 7 Examples of Genres<br />All with extensive reading supports<br />
  4. 4. Reader Resources<br />TextHelp Toolbar<br />TextHelp Toolbar installed automatically<br />Three levels of reading support are selectable <br />Levels of support<br />
  5. 5. Reader Resources<br />Summary<br />Activate background knowledge<br />List of characters<br />5<br />
  6. 6. Supported Texts<br />Prompts<br />Prompts for understanding <br />6<br />
  7. 7. Supported Texts<br />“Show button”<br />Coaches that highlight relevant information in the text<br />Coaches<br />
  8. 8. Supported Texts<br />Vocabulary support<br />Vocabulary Support for unfamiliar words<br />
  9. 9. Supported Texts<br />Literary devices<br />Explanations of literary devices<br />
  10. 10. Supported Texts<br />Author’s Craft<br />Explorations of author’s craft<br />
  11. 11. Supported Texts<br />“Where’s Buck” in Chapter One?<br />Use of web resources to anchor student understanding<br />
  12. 12. Supported Texts<br />Buck is right here!<br />Use of Google Maps<br />
  13. 13. Thanks To<br />Thanks to Google, the Carnegie Foundation, TextHelp Systems<br />
  14. 14. UDL Book Building:<br />Creating accessible books with embedded learning supports<br />New & Improved !<br />BookBuilder 3<br />http://bookbuilder.cast.org<br />
  15. 15. Book Builder Home<br />
  16. 16. Getting Started<br />Background information on UDL<br />
  17. 17. Getting Started<br />Model books created in Book Builder<br />
  18. 18. Getting Started<br />Explore books built by other teachers and students<br />
  19. 19. Getting Started<br />Expert tips on book building<br />
  20. 20. Getting Started<br />Build your own books!<br />
  21. 21. Create a Book Builder Account<br />It’s FREE!<br />
  22. 22. Create an account<br />Account required to save and store books<br />
  23. 23. Book Components<br />TextHelp<br />Toolbar<br />Text<br />Images<br />Embedded<br />Sound<br />“Coach” support<br />Multimedia<br />Glossary<br />
  24. 24. The UDL Coaches<br />Pedro engages the affective and strategic networks by prompting readers to actively think about the text<br />
  25. 25. The UDL Coaches<br />Haliengages the strategic network by providing hints<br />
  26. 26. The UDL Coaches<br />Monty engages the recognition network by offering models of expert strategy use and think-alouds <br />
  27. 27. Creating a Book<br />
  28. 28. Creating a Book<br />Choose title, grade level, content area, genre, orientation, & coaches<br />Choose your coach, choose a name, and choose a language!<br />
  29. 29. Customizing Coaches<br />Refer to “Terry’s Tips” for guidance on how to use each coach<br />What will your coach have to say?<br />
  30. 30. Help with Book Creation<br />Refer to “Tips and Resources” for expert guidance on book creation, content, & design<br />
  31. 31. Publish!<br />Book Builder runs on both PCs & Macs<br />Book Builder books can be read online or downloaded<br />Have fun!<br />
  32. 32. Science Writer<br />http://sciencewriter.cast.org<br />
  33. 33. Report Writing in Science with UDL Supports and Scaffolds:<br />
  34. 34. Create an Account<br />Signing in creates a space to save and store your science report <br />
  35. 35. Getting Started in Science Writer <br />Select names for sections of your science report <br />
  36. 36. Section title options:<br />Research Question<br />Introduction<br />Methods<br />Results <br />Conclusion <br />Default<br />Hypothesis<br />Thesis <br />Procedures<br />Results<br />Discussion<br />
  37. 37. Supports the Writing Process (Draft, Revise, & Edit)<br />
  38. 38. Supports:<br /> Models & Think Alouds from Agents<br />
  39. 39. Sentence Starters<br />Break down into smaller sections <br />
  40. 40. Checklists for revise and edit phases available with agent support<br />Many options for text changes and formatting, Spell Check also available in each text box. <br />
  41. 41. View your Project <br />At any time, users may view the entire report <br />Users may also print or email the report<br />
  42. 42. Simple email window<br />
  43. 43. Print Version Preview Window<br />

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