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Readings: The Center for Applied Special Technology website provides very good information on Universal Design Learning for anyone interested in learning more about it. This is a lot of information to take in at one time, but this site has been bookmarked for me to reference when creating lessons for my students. The “book builder” site seems like it will be a great tool to create books to go with lessons for students to refer to if they are having trouble or need clarification on the topic. They can be used to reinforce the points taught in the lesson. I can’t wait to complete my readings and lesson plan, so I can move on to creating a book.Chapter 4 of Web 2.0: New tools, New schools, shares some web tools available (blogs, wikis, podcasts, digital storytelling) and ways teachers are using them in various subjects (literature, English, media literacy, social studies, journalism, broadcasting, video production, math, science, geography). The authors stated at the end of the chapter, “The selection we have presented is by no means exhaustive and, in fact, it’s hard to keep up with all the creative ideas.” (Solomon & Schrum, 2007, p. 97) There is so much out there, but we (at least me and my coworkers) are so overwhelmed with the things given to us from our district and state that we have to do, it is hard to find the time to look for new things and learn how to use them in our classrooms. Ideally it would be great if all the available tools were located in one place, organized so things are easy to find, have directions of how to use the tools, and have ways to incorporated it into the classroom.
In Using technology with classroom instruction that works, Chapter 2 explains about providing feedback. “Research shows that the more immediate feedback is in classroom settings, the greater its impact on student behavior.” (Kulik & Kulik, 1988) Again, I love how the book shares ways to achieve this with the tools available (word processing application, data collections tools, classroom response systems, grading software, web resources, communication software).
Cast.org (2009). Cast UDL book builder. Center for Applied Special Technology. Retrieved from http://bookbuilder.cast.org
Cast.org (2009). Model UDL lessons. Center for Applied Special Technology. Retrieved from http://udlselfcheck.cast.org/
Pitler, H., Hubbell, E., Kuhn, M., & Malenoski, K. (2007). Using technology with classroom instruction that works. Alexandria, VA: Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, 41-58, 217-225.
Rose, D., & Meyer, A. (2002). Teaching every student in the digital age: Universal design for learning. Alexandria, VA: Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development. Available online at the Center for Applied Special Technology Web site. Chapter 6. Retrieved from http://www.cast.org/teachingeverystudent/ideas/tes/
Solomon, G., & Schrum, L. (2007). Web 2.0: New tools, New schools. Eugene, OR: International Society for Technology in Education, 77-98.