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UDL, Universal Design for Learning, with Mobile Devices for All Learners

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UDL, Universal Design for Learning is a set of principles for curriculum development that give all individuals equal opportunities to learn. WIth Mobile Devices as tools UDL allows for equitable access to learning for all.

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UDL, Universal Design for Learning, with Mobile Devices for All Learners

  1. 1. Universal Design for Learning with Mobile Devices for All Learners Susan Wells School Based Administrator www.SusanSWells.com & Lynne Goodhand Special Education Teacher www.MobileLearningEquity.com June 27, 2014
  2. 2. Universal Design for Learning  Not a single, one-size-fits-all solution but flexible approaches that can be customized and adjusted for individual needs  Related to mobile and learning…there are “more mobile devices than toothbrushes in the world today.” from Dr. Paul Kim’s EdWeb webinar “Opening a New Can of Worms? Teacher Competency Revisited in the Era of Mobile Learning” http://home.edweb.net/opening-a-new-can-of-worms-teacher-competency- revisited-in-the-era-of-mobile-learning/  Many configurations for mobile learning & access including BYOD, Mobile Learning Labs, 1:1  Mobile is how we learn and function in our world
  3. 3. How many examples of UDL can you find?
  4. 4. Access and Ease of Use for Staff Tech Tubs http://www.eschoolnews.com/files/2014/05/Tech- Tubs-by-Copernicus-Susan-Wells1.pdf? How do we make mobile learning work in our schools?  Security  Ease of movement  Flexibility
  5. 5. “The Big 3” Learning Challenges & Mobile Tools to Help 1. Communication Students own best advocates, digital communication through texts, email *Edmodo Free *Google Docs Free Augmentative/Alternative Communication *TaptoTalk Free/$99.95/$179.95 Visually Impaired *ClaroMagX Free iOS
  6. 6.  2. Organization lAll students stay connected to course assignments/links, due dates, planning of assignments for project completion, staff expectations, parent need to know *Edmodo free *Google Docs free *Evernote free
  7. 7.  3. Notetaking Need to capture action of individual classes, what is important from each instructor during each class; what is important during collaborative work *Dragon Dictation free *Notes iOS free *Voice Memos free *Evernote/Skitch free
  8. 8. UDL Resources  Using Apps to Support UDL http://setsig.com  Organize, focus, share http://evernote.com/skitch/  Making teaching a little easier… http://www.copernicused.com  The Search Engine for Apps https://www.quixey.com  Creating Inclusive Learning Enviroments https://itunes.apple.com/us/course/creating- inclusive-learning/id580283794
  9. 9. Mobile devices provide access & equity = UDL

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