Technology and Universal Design for Learning
Set of recommendations for using technology tools to support the principles of Universal Design for Learning when designing learning experiences.
You’ve probably seen the lists of technology tools you can use in your classroom. They can be mind-boggling! The question is what can you do with the tools to use them meaningfully for teaching and learning? Start by looking at the core features of the tool and considering its fit for your task.
Resist the urge to use tech tools just for the sake of the tool, especially if it is a new technology for students.
- Less can be more! You don’t need a huge range of different tools.
- Start with tools you and the students are already familiar with: there are probably some technology tools, apps, or platforms you’ve used in class that can be useful.
- Technology can be a helpful tool for closed schools, but focus on teaching and learning and maintaining relationships, not just what tech to use (low tech might be better!).
- Consider what you want to accomplish and how you can do that remotely/online.
Rao, K. & Torres, C. (2020). Technology and UDL. https://schoolvirtually.org
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October 18, 2021