Implementation

Be the change

UDL Guidelines - Version 2.0: Examples and Resources

Checkpoint 8.1: Heighten salience of goals and objectives

III. Provide Multiple Means of Engagement

Sustaining Effort and Persistence

Key Considerations

  • How does this help learners meet the goal?
  • How does this account for the variability of all learners?
  • Do learners understand the goals?

 

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Example/Resource Why UDL?
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RubiStar

RubiStar is a tool to help the teacher who wants to use rubrics, but does not have the time to develop them from scratch.

Check out a demo video on Teacher Tube

Age Group: All ages
Content Area: All areas
Cost: Free
Technology Involved: Internet connection to create rubrics, but you can print them out for students

Why UDL? Creating rubrics for students to make the criteria and expectations of the assignment explicit is an effective way to heighten the salience of goals and objectives.

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Teachnology's Rubric Maker

"Create 100s of custom rubrics in seconds!"

Age Group: All ages
Content Area: All areas
Cost: Free
Technology Involved: Internet connection to create rubrics, but you can print them out for students

Why UDL? Rubric Maker is a great resource for creating rubrics that make goals and objectives meaningful to students.

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The Surprising Science of Motivation

Dan Pink's video reveals some surprises about human motivation - traditional rewards may not be as effective as we once thought!

Age Group: All ages
Content Area: All areas
Cost: Free
Technology Involved: Internet connection to view the video; strategies suggested require no technology

Why UDL? Although this video is framed in terms of business, it translates to education as well. Rewards can be an effective way to heighten the salience of goals and objectives, but these rewards must have value to students.  

The unique way in which this video is presented is also a great example of UDL! The images illustrate text non-linguistically, Pink highlights critical features throughout, and he presents information in an engaging way in order to recruit interest!

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TeacherVision's Creating Rubrics

"This five-part series explores how one teacher designs, refines, and implements rubrics in a variety of subject areas."

Age Group: All ages
Content Area: All areas
Cost: Free
Technology Involved: Internet connection to access the series, but you can print rubrics out for students

Why UDL? This series reveals how implementing rubrics in the classroom help to make the goals and the objectives of activities and assignments more explicit.

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Edutopia's How Do Rubrics Help?

This teaching module explains how rubrics can make a positive impact in your classroom, discusses different types of rubrics, and offers tips on getting started.

Age Group: All ages
Content Area: All areas
Cost: Free

Technology Involved: Internet connection to access the module, but you can print rubrics out for students

Why UDL? Rubrics are an effective strategy for heightening the salience of goals and objectives.

Last Updated: 01/03/2012

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