Date
09 December 2019

Support students to manage their learning

Suggestion for implementing the strategy ‘Providing multiple ways to create, learn, and demonstrate understanding’

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Design online learning environments

Design online learning environments

Use these suggestions to design accessible and useful online environments, such as blogs, wikis, and moodle, for your students.

  • Keep the design simple.
  • Use a clear predictable structure to help students find what they need.
  • Reduce visual and auditory clutter. (Students with ADHD and autism may also find this strategy useful.)
  • Support navigation with both high contrast text and visual cues.
  • Check with students that the way you are organising instructions and resources is working for them.
  • Hyperlink to visual calendars and mind mapping options to support planning.

Flip learning

Flip learning

Students learn at different rates. Flipping learning provides more opportunities for processing and retaining information.

These 6 steps provide a guide to flipping learning in your classroom.

  1. Plan: Identify what information and resources would make a difference for students needing extra support e.g embed or create an instructional video, link to practice games, create a quiz.
  2. Record: Make or select a video, choose online practice activities, create a quiz, link to useful information that incorporates key information and steps for learning.
  3. Share: Share the information and resources with your students and their whānau, on your website or blog. Provide clear learning intentions and instructions for use.
  4. Teach: Explore the learning intention in depth with students, and identify where further support is needed.
  5. Practice: Give students a followup task to apply their learning, this can be a group or individual task.
  6. Regroup: Bring students back together to share their learning. Encourage them to revisit the online information and resources as needed to reinforce understanding.

Source: eLearning Infographics (opens in a new tab/window)

Self advocacy

Self advocacy

Matt reflects on his use of technology, effective partnerships with teachers, and self-advocacy skills for successful learning. 

Useful resources

Useful resources

Website

UDL Tech toolkit

Publisher: Joyce Valenza

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Website

Graphic organizers

Publisher: For The Teachers

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Website

With project management app Trello, it's all in the cards

Read time: 10 min

Publisher: Ted Curran

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Next steps

More suggestions for implementing the strategy “Provide multiple ways to create, learn, and demonstrate understanding”:

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