|CAST UDL Exchange||
CAST is a nonprofit organization that focuses on expanding learning opportunities for all individuals. It integrates the concept of universal design into course design, learning accessibility & ways to express what has been learned.
This link offers 3 E-Flashcard options for the students to use to assist with their learning efforts.
Google Translate is a free & multilingual translation program which translates text, speech, images, or real-time video from one language into another. Google translate is integrated into chrome & can be downloaded as an app on smart phones. It boasts over 100 languages including Spanish, German, French, Japanese, Yiddish, & Zulu.
Kahoot! is a game-based learning platform that uses multiple-choice questions to engage learners. It has added a new game called 'Jumble' which requires player to order answers rather than just select the best answer. Players (learners) either individually or in teams of 2-4, answer questions using their own devices.
Livescribe smartpens bring your words and ideas into your digital world.
Create unlimited mind maps for free, and store them in the cloud. Your mind maps are available everywhere, instantly, from any device. Brainstorm, create presentations and document outlines with mind maps, and publish your ideas online and to social networks. MindMup is great for individual note-taking, collaborative planning, teamwork & classrooms.
Turinitin is an integrated service in AsULearn for faculty and students that provides a number of writing-related tools.
|UDL on Campus||
Specific to higher education this site offers ideas, options & examples for creating more universally designed learning experiences. resources & guides cover: course design & course design options; assessment; selecting media & technology; improving institutional policies & practices; planning & teaching approaches.
A free download developed for use with all versions of Microsoft Word (from Word 97 up to Word 2013). Stationed in your Microsoft Word toolbar it is highly configurable. It will speak the text of the document & will highlight it concurrently. For people with reading and writing difficulties, having text reinforced by hearing it read aloud can be very useful. It is also useful for proof reading and learning another language.