Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Using Technology To Create Universally Designed Materials

At the start of each school year, Stephanie Davis (8th grade Social Studies) and I work together to teach students how to write news article responses in a way that matches the HHS expectations for 9th graders.  In order to accomplish this in a way that uses the principles of Universal Design for Learning, I created an interactive graphic organizer using an App called Thinglink.  Using iPads, students can access the graphic organizer  and touch "pins" to see definitions, graphics, and even a video about how to construct a thesis statement.  This technology allows teachers to scaffold information in a way that is fun, interactive and engaging for students.
Here is a link to check it out:
Interative Graphic Organizer

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