Category Archives: Universal Design for Learning

10 UDL-inspired tips for teachers prompted by squirrels

Two squirrels inspire 10 UDL tips for teachers. 10 UDL-inspired tips for teachers Create tasks/opportunities that enable everyone to demonstrate their understanding and ability through multiple pathways. Offer a range of options for expression: including  text, images, voice, video, animation, performance or a combination. Ensure that the “means” of showing understanding is not a barrier…

Maximising the effective use of digital tools in the UDL classroom

Implementing Universal Design for Learning (UDL) without digital tools is possible, but the technologies open the door to learning for so many more students. Take a look at the video below. Consider how that same solution (background music and headphones) might give confidence to other students who dread public speaking or oral exams. UDL in…

UDL Harvard/Canada 2012 reflections – implications for the teaching and learning in NZ

So here is the last of my posts from this UDL adventure to the US and Canada. There are so many stories to tell, but here are some thoughts from my final evening. Huge thanks to all those who have so generously given of their time, their expertise and their vision. I look forward to…

Inclusive education – reflections on the most successful options for all learners

Here’s a video on a few of my reflections on inclusion prompted by today’s discussions on options for learners with autism. You can also view the “Inclusive education” video with its’ interactive transcript on YouTube. Transcript So just come out of the 4th day of class here. And again, great big days. I think that there…

Beyond random acts of improvement – UDL at Harvard day 2.

So here is my second video post from Boston. Transcript: So at the end of 2nd day here at the Universal Design for Learning “Reaching all learners” course. And yes, two huge huge days. The first one really about getting everyone on the same page and just kind of introductory stuff. But definitely a huge big…