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UDL Guidelines - Version 2.0: Examples and Resources

Checkpoint 3.3: Guide information processing, visualization, and manipulation

I. Provide Multiple Means of Representation

Comprehension

Key Concepts

  • How does this help learners meet the goal?
  • How does this account for the variability of all learners?
  • Are learners being guided in using learning strategies?

 

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Example/Resource Why UDL?
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Read With Me eBooks

Education Oasis offers a collection of graphic organizers to help students organize and retain knowledge. The website contains PDFs that can be read with Adobe Reader and printed for classroom use. Organizers are divided into the following categories:
Cause and Effect 
Character and Story 
Compare and Contrast 
Sequence, Cycle, Timeline, and Chain of Events 
Vocabulary Development and Concept 

The Read With Me eBook program provides teachers and parents with information and materials to help engage young children in activities that support the development of literacy skills.

Age Group: 3-4; Teachers and parents
Content Area: Early Literacy
Cost: Free
Technology Involved: Internet connection; print versions of the stories are also available

Why UDL? Read with Me eBooks help to guide the information processing of adults as well as children! The instructional approach guides teachers and parents in how to “talk” to children when they read storybooks aloud. And, this "talk" helps to guide children's information processing as well!

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Education Oasis: Graphic Organizers

Education Oasis offers a collection of graphic organizers to help students organize and retain knowledge. The website contains PDFs that can be read with Adobe Reader and printed for classroom use. Organizers are divided into the following categories:
Cause and Effect 
Character and Story 
Compare and Contrast 
Sequence, Cycle, Timeline, and Chain of Events 
Vocabulary Development and Concept 

Education Oasis offers a collection of graphic organizers to help students organize and retain knowledge - cause and effect, character and story, compare and contrast, and more!

Age Group: K-12
Content Area: All
Cost: Free
Technology Involved: Internet connection needed to access the site; can print graphic organizers to use in the classroom with no technology

Why UDL? Graphic organizers are effective examples of guiding information processing. These supports help students to organize their thoughts and establish relationships between ideas. 

See also:
6.3: Facilitate managing information and resources

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Exploratree

Exploratree is a free web resource where you can access a library of ready-made interactive thinking guides, print them, edit them, or make your own.

Age Group: All ages
Content Area: All
Cost: Free
Technology Involved: Internet connection to access site; fill "thinking guides" out online or print them for use in the classroom with no technology

Why UDL? Exploratree's "thinking guides" or "frameworks" are a great way to guide students' information processing. As an introduction, choose a few different organizers to fill out as a class and/or create models to serve as scaffolds for students as they build independent organizational skills.

See also:
3.4: Maximize transfer and generalization

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Online Thinking Tools

Online thinking tools are active learning places where students can engage in robust discussions, analyze complex information, pursue investigations, and solve problems.

Age Group: All ages
Content Area: All
Cost: Free
Technology Involved: Internet connection

Why UDL? The tools presented here that support students in ranking, identifying relationships, and constructing well-reasoned arguments are excellent examples of options that guide information processing.

 

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Webspiration

Use Webspiration to map out ideas, organize with outlines and collaborate online with teams or colleagues.

Age Group: K-12
Content Area: All
Cost: Free
Technology Involved: Internet connection

Why UDL? Implementing Webspiration's array of visual thinking models into the classroom is an effective way to guide students' information processing.

See also:
3.4: Maximize transfer and generalization

6.2: Support planning and strategy development

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UDL Editions

UDL Editions by CAST are classic texts from world literature presented in a flexible online interface that provides just-in-time, individualized supports for struggling readers, and added-value features that engage novice and expert readers alike.

Age Group: K-12
Content Area: All
Cost: Free
Technology Involved: Language Arts, History, Science

Why UDL? UDL Editions guides information processing through the use of "Stop and Think" prompts. These prompts encourage students to reflect upon the text by providing oppotunities to practice comprehension strategies such as predicting, questioning, summarizing, and visualizing. Students can also click on three different animated coaches for additional support.

See also:
1.3: Offer alternatives for visual information

2.1: Clarify vocabulary and symbols

2.1: Clarify vocabulary and symbols

2.2: Clarify syntax and structure

8.2: Vary demands and resources to optimize challenge

Writing Fun

Writing Fun by Jenny Eather

Students can choose from a variety of "text types" such as persuasive, narrative, information report, response, or poetry. They are then provided with prompts and a text organizer to support them in their writing.

Age Group: Grades 3-12
Content Area: Writing
Cost: Free
Technology Involved: Internet connection

Why UDL? Writing Fun supports students' information processing by segmenting the main tasks of composing an essay and providing scaffolds on how to organize and use proper phrasing.

See also:
2.2: Clarify syntax and structure

Last Updated: 01/03/2012

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