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UDL Guidelines - Version 2.0: Examples and Resources

Checkpoint 3.4: Maximize transfer and generalization

I. Provide Multiple Means of Representation

Comprehension

Key Considerations

  • How does this help learners meet the goal?
  • How does this account for the variability of all learners?
  • Are learners applying their understanding to new situations?

 

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Example/Resource Why UDL?
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CueCard

CueCard is a simple and intuitive flash card program. Just make up cards for what you want to memorize, and CueCard will quiz you on them.

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

Why UDL? CueCard flash cards heighten the memorability of information through repetition and allow students to make flash cards with text, image, and sound to enhance comprehension.

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Quizlet

Quizlet is a lightning fast way to memorize vocabulary lists. It's like flashcards, but much more fun and interactive.

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

Why UDL? Creating flash cards is a method to support memory and transfer through the process of creating a visual or textual reminder of information.  This process is likely to be most effective when intentional strategies, such as using mnemonic devices are understood by students and developed though practice.

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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" provide formats for organizing information to support students' memory and transfer.  As an introduction, choose a few different organizers to complete as a class and/or create models to serve as scaffold for students as they build independent organizational skills.

See also:
3.3: Guide information processing, visualization, and manipulation

Four colorful charts that display information in different visual ways

Webspiration

Webspiration is an online visual thinking tool with features that assist students in capturing ideas, organizing information, diagramming processes, and creating concise written documents.

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

Why UDL? Using Webspiration to create visual thinking models is a great example of supporting memory and transfer.

See also:
3.3: Guide information processing, visualization, and manipulation

6.2: Support planning and strategy development

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Vocab Ahead

Vocab Ahead offers videos that give an active demonstration of vocabulary with audio repeating the pronounciation, definition, various uses, and synonyms.  Students can also go through flash cards which give a written definition and visual representation of the word.

Age Group: Grades 5 and up
Content Area: Literacy
Cost: Free
Technology Involved: Internet connection

Why UDL? Vocab Ahead goes beyond a single text definition to increase depth of word knowledge and memory by also supplying visual representations, models of pronunciation, and examples that show how the word is used in a real context.

See also:
2.1: Clarify vocabulary and symbols

Last Updated: 01/03/2012

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