Leverage technology to engage students with learning disabilities! The Corwin Connected Educators series is your key to unlocking the greatest resource available to all educators: other educators. This book shows you how to harness the power of today’s technology to improve learning and engagement for students with learning disabilities. Uncover and highlight their strengths by implementing:  • New ideas for using assistive technology to teach core subjects and study skills  • Positive opportunities for students to show what they know  • Tools that provide better content accessibility Being a Connected Educator is more than a set of actions: it’s a belief in the potential of technology to fuel lifelong learning. To explore the other books in this series, visit the Corwin Connected Educators website at http://www.corwin.com/connectededucators/. “Every educator can implement these methodologies to transform their learning environment into a place that honors and respects the differences of EVERY learner. Follow these simple steps: Read the book. Employ the content. Observe the successes. Then share those achievements with others!” Christopher R. Bugaj, Author and Presenter The Practical (and Fun) Guide to Assistive Technology in Public Schools “The authors have produced a practical approach to engaging students with learning disabilities. Educators will find great tools, ideas, and strategies to support students with learning challenges. Sprinkled throughout the book are case studies from noted educators, which are useful when thinking through the process of integrating technology in the classroom. This is a must read!” Brian S. Friedlander, Ph.D. AssistiveTek, LLC

Technology and UDL

Technology and UDL

Universal Design for Learning (UDL) is a framework first defined in the 1990s by David Rose, Ed.D., of the Harvard School of Education. It addresses the primary understanding that individuals learn in different ways through multiple means of engagement, representation, and expression. UDL “is a set of principles for curriculum development that give all individuals equal opportunities to learn. UDL provides a blueprint for creating instructional goals, methods, materials, and assessments that work for everyone—not a single, one-size-fits-all solution but rather flexible approaches that can be customized and adjusted for individual needs.”1 Creating a learning environment that embraces these constructs provides opportunity for all learners to find success.

UDL is so much easier to incorporate today through rapidly increasing ...

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