Implementation

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UDL Guidelines - Version 2.0: Examples and Resources

Checkpoint 6.3: Facilitate managing information and resources

II. Provide Multiple Means of Action and Expression

Executive Function

Key Considerations

  • How does this help learners meet the goal?
  • How does this account for the variability of all learners?
  • Are learners being helped in managing their learning?

 

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Example/Resource Why UDL?
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Zoho Notebook

While conducting research online, Zoho notebook allows you to highlight useful text or images and then save the information directly into the notebook.

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

Why UDL? The amount of information available online is overwhleming. Zoho Notebook's ability to aggregate useful information into one document is an effective way to manage information and resources.

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The Learning Toolbox

This site is intended to help students, teachers, and parents become more familiar with developing students' strengths in areas such as organization, study skills, note taking, and more!

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

Why UDL? The section on organization and note taking offers excellent strategies for managing information and resources.

See also:
6.2: Support planning and strategy development

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Study Guides and Strategies

This site is intended to help students, teachers, and parents become more familiar with developing students' strengths in areas such as organization, study skills, note taking, and more!

Age Group: High school & Higher ed
Content Area: All areas
Cost: Free
Technology Involved: Internet connection

Why UDL? The section on mapping offers helpful tips on ways to better manage information.

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6.2: Support planning and strategy development

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CAST Strategy Tutor

Strategy Tutor is a web-based tool designed to support students and teachers doing reading and research on the internet.

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

Why UDL? There are an array of scaffolds built into Strategy Tutor that support managing information and resources: support for evaluating information on the internet, support for evaluating search results, and more!

See also:
5.3: Build fluencies with graduated levels of support for practice and performance

6.2: Support planning and strategy development

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X-Mind

Want to share ideas? The world's coolest brainstorming and mind mapping software has now joined the open source community.

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

Why UDL? Mapping is an effective way to organize and manage information.

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8.3: Foster collaboration and community

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Education Oasis: Graphic Organizers

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 areas
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 tools to manage information and resources. These supports help students to organize their thoughts and establish relationships between ideas. 

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Rubistar: Ruberic Making Tool for Teachers

This site allows teachers to create, save, and print rubrics for their classes. Models and prompts are available as well as online tutorials. Check out the option to make interactive rubrics!

Age Group: K-12
Content Area: All areas
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? Rubrics are a good source for external organization.

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Teacher Vision: Graphic Organizers

A collection of ready-to-use printable graphic organizers to facilitate understanding of key concepts.  Graphic organizers are available for use across content, including reading, writing, science, math, and general use.  There is a slideshow of "favorite organizers" for each subject area.

Age Group: All ages
Content Area: All areas
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 tools to manage information and resources.

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Lovely Charts

Lovely Charts is an online diagramming application that allows you to create professional looking diagrams such as flowcharts, sitemaps, organization charts, etc.

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

Why UDL? Organizing information into flowcharts, charts, and graphs is an effective way to manage resources.

Last Updated: 01/03/2012

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