Date
17 June 2019

Provide options for expression and communication

Suggestion for implementing the strategy ‘Enable action and expression ’

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Overview

Overview

An introduction to guideline "Provide options for expression and communication".

The video focusses on digital tools, options and supports.

Utilise multimedia

Utilise multimedia

Support communication with more than talking.

Use visuals and hands-on activities to maximise participation and understanding.

Offer physical and digital tools

Offer physical and digital tools

Support access to a variety of tools and approaches giving students options in how they present and share their learning.  

Visual tools and approaches:

  • drawings, graphics, infographics, posters, acrostics, comics
  • mural, display, timeline, collage, installation
  • board game, magazine, brochure, digital presentation
  • movie, storyboard, stop motion film, photographs, advert.

Auditory tools and approaches:

  • write and record songs, raps, slam poetry, jingles
  • voice avatar (Voki or Voicethread)
  • make a news report, podcast
  • conversation in social media (Twitter or Facebook)
  • publish a blog post, website
  • design a survey and interview, talk show, debate, lecture, questions for a trivia show
  • soundtrack to a novel, poem, time period, feeling.

Physical tools and approaches:

  • construct a model (for example, diorama), installation, sculpture
  • create a role play, skit, tableau, dance, puppet show, demonstration, costumes.

Source: Adapted from UDL supporting diversity in BC schools (opens in a new tab/window)

Build in scaffolding

Build in scaffolding

Offer tools such as Popplet to plan stories, document, and connect ideas.

Select tools that support students to link ideas together and organise them in different ways.

Reflection questions

Reflection questions

 
  • What creates barriers to expression in assignments and activities? How can I minimise or remove these barriers?
  • What tools can I offer to increase students’ ability to express knowledge (spell-checkers, calculators, manipulatives, text-to-speech)?
  • How am I building students skills in communicating ideas using a range of media?

Useful resources

Useful resources

Website

UDL tech toolkit

Publisher: CAST

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Website

UDL Strategies

Publisher: Enome Inc

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Website

Read and Write for Google Chrome

Publisher: Texthelp

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