If you are an iPad user, then this new book from CAST will inspire you by linking the use of iPad apps directly with Universal Design for Learning (UDL) principles.
Written by Luis Perez, a leading commentator on using iPads to cater for diversity, the book is full of simple UDL strategies to offer alternative pathways to suit all learners in our classroom. This book has just been published by CAST and is part of their skinny book series – more information http://castpublishing.org/skinny-books/learning-on-the-go/
In this video, Luis Perez explains why he chose the iPad as an accessibility tool
This is a nice graphic summarising the main points of Universal Design for Learning.
artsineducation.ie is the new arts portal for Irish education. It aims to be the key national digital resource of arts and education practice in Ireland. The site features some excellent resources including videos and guidelines for integrating arts.
This is an interesting article on how to support learners with additional needs, from a Canadian perspective. One sentence in particular jumps out:
“The gap between what we know these students are capable of and what they are able to achieve at the moment is where the “disability” lies.”
This in essence sums up the challenge for teachers working in this area.
Dr David Rose, one of the founders of UDL, gives some practical examples of what a UDL classroom looks like.
Just follow this link for a free version of Learning to Read in the Computer Age – a seminal book written by Anne Meyer and David Rose – the developers of Universal Design for Learning.