learn about Universal Design for Learning (UDL) to understand how your learners learn best.redesign the learning activities so learners have access to multiple strategies that best meet their needs and the way they learn best.encourage learners to create learning goals and a plan describing the strategies and resources that are appropriate to meet their learning goals.encourage learners to select how they choose to access and engage with content.
Why Assistive Tech? The fairness
debate.UDL Overview: http://youtu.be/bDvKnY0g6e4Rick Lavoie on Fairnesshttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6G9-- hUQDwYThis 8 month old baby was born deaf, watch themoment as his cochlear implant is activated and hehears sound for the first time, and his mothers voice.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HTzTt1VnHR
What assistive tech do we
use everyday? Is it fair?Technology Original Purpose Current UsePredictive Text Quadra-pelagic Head Google Searches – Is it activated communication Fair?Wheel chair ramps Wheel chairs Baby strollersSiri
Potential Barriers to Learning @ADLC?Potential
Barrier to Tool/Strategy Effective / Ineffective?Learning:Reading Ability Text to SpeechWritten ExpressionProcessing SpeedMotor ControlAttentionMemorySocial SkillsCritical/Higher OrderThininking
Blueprint to Build Capacity inUDL
Develops and Creates vision Establishes a ADLC Senior Implements with Community of Admin Team Strategy plans to stakeholders Practice (CoP) support UDL Establishes Supports teachers Coordinators & Provides flexibility respect of learner to develop Department of curriculum differences as courses with UDL Heads redesign and PD school culture principles Encourages Participate in Understands learner voice CoP and learner and choice, Teachers develops difference and applies UDL personal goals to UDL principles principles in support UDL courses Self selects and Becomes a self Understand how uses appropriate directed and Learners they learn best tools to support independent learning tasks learner
What does buy in dependupon?
Does adding UDL benefit the function of my classroom/course? Does UDL benefit Does UDL the learning of my streamline my students? responsibilities? Are the benefits worth the time investment?
Instructional Practice for UDL: Sound
familiar? Integrated Curriculum Student Choice Flexible Groups/Co-operative Learning Differentiated Instruction Differentiated Assessment Assessment for/of/as learning Inquiry UBD – Understanding by Design Social and Academic Inclusion of Students with Exceptionalities
Ten Steps Toward Universal Design
of Online Courses1) Content first, then design.2) Provide simple, consistent navigation.3) Include an accommodation statement.4) Choose LMS tools carefully. Students who use assistive technology - Students receiving the accommodation of "extended time"5) Model and teach good discussion board etiquette.6) Use color with care. Provide good color contrast.7) Provide accessible document formats.8) Choose fonts carefully.9) Convert PowerPoint™ to accessible HTML.10) If its auditory make it visual; if its visual make itauditory.
Accessibility in Windows 7 Accessibility
in Windows 7 Make your computer easier to use - get recommendations via a questionnaire. (ie. Magnifier, no keyboard, Narrator, color, sound, font size, speech recognition, touch screen. Each has an Accessibility Demo video.)
Apple Accessibility Apple includes assistive
technology in its products as standard features — at no additional cost. For example, iPhone, iPad, iPod, and OS X include screen magnification and VoiceOver, a screen-access technology, for the blind and visually impaired. To assist those with cognitive and learning disabilities, every Mac includes an alternative, simplified user interface that rewards exploration and learning. And, for those who find it difficult to use a mouse, every Mac computer includes Mouse Keys, Slow Keys, and Sticky Keys, which adapt the computer to the user’s needs and capabilities. Apple Assistive Tech for Diverse Learners http://images.apple.com/education/docs/L360989C- US_L360989C_DiverseLearners_ff_acc.pdf
Siri 1) Settings - General
- Accessibility - Vision - Speak Auto-text ON and set Speaking Rate. 2) Settings - General - Siri - ON (available for iPhone 5/4S, iPad2/3, iPad mini, iPod Touch - to activate Siri, hold down the iPad Home button for 2 seconds - use to open apps, set up reminders “Remind me to call my mom”, weather “What will the weather be like tomorrow?” for local or ask for a specific city (great for Social Studies and calendar work with students), send a tweet, do a web search, etc. Also, Siri with VoiceOver can speak any response texts from Siri.
MyStudyBar"MyStudyBar is a tool which
helps overcomeproblems that students commonly experiencewith studying, reading and writing. The toolconsists of a set of portable open source andfreeware applications....MyStudyBar puts awhole range of individual and essential tools atyour fingertips. Together, these...http://eduapps.org/?page_id=7
Audacity Audacity is a free,
easy-to-use and multilingual audio editor and recorder for Windows, Mac OS X, GNU/Linux and other operating systems. Can use it to record live audio, convert old recordings, edit .mp3/.wav sound files, cut-copy-splice-mix sounds together, change speed/pitch, etc. Easy to attach to an email or put into a website. How - to use
Dragon Naturally Speaking -software and
app Dragon speech recognition software makes it easier for anyone to use a computer. You talk, and it types. Use your voice to create and edit documents or emails, lunch applications, open files, control your mouse, and more. Quickly and easily capture your thoughts and ideas.
Paperport Notes App Take note
taking to a whole new level by leveraging your iPad to capture hand written notes, dictation notes, typed text, images, web content and audio. Video example
Mobile Devices iOS - iPad,
iPod Touch, iPhone Vision - Built-in VoiceOver, Zoom, White on Black (see YouTube video explaining first three), Speak Selection, Tactile Buttons, Large Text, Headset Compatibility, Audible Alerts, Digit- Eyes App, Eyeglasses App, Apple TV for magnifying text Hearing - MonoAudio, FaceTime, Skype, Closed Captioning of iTunes content, soundAMP R App, Sign 4 Me App, Music - podcasts, audiobooks, voice recordings, speeches, Voice Memos
Internet Explorer Accessibility in
IE9 Google Chrome Chrome Vox - screen reader for visually impaired users. Video example. Chrome Vis - magnifies any selected text on a webpage for users with low vision. Video example. SpeakIt! - converts text into speech. DEMO Readability - takes away the clutter of the web and saves info in a personalized format. CBC News.
10 Apps that can enhance
yourlessons through UDL http://dmourlam.wordpress.com/2012/11/29/10 -apps-that-can-enhance-your-lessons-through- udl/