Universal Design for Learning Apps, Tools, and Resources That We Love
Are you looking for universal apps, tools, and resources that you can use with your students? If so, we have you covered. Check out our list below. Let us know if there are any that we missed.
Crazy Plant Shop– This game uses the universal design for learning framework to enable students to learn about the model of inheritance and genetic replication. It uses fun made-up plants such as Chomplex (plants with big chompy teeth), Catcus (cactus cats), and Bunnyon (onion bunnies), and shows how they pass on dominant and recessive traits to their offspring. It is useful in science classrooms that include students of different ability levels.
Spiral – With Spiral’s suite of free educational apps, teachers can transform their classroom into an interactive learning space. Apps can be used by the teacher to give quick formative assessments, help compile student portfolios, facilitate group projects, and turn any video into a live chat with discussion questions. Students simply need to have a device (smartphone, tablet, computer), and Spiral takes care of the rest, linking the devices and pushing out the teacher-designed content. Teachers can load pre-designed content or ask questions on the fly—Spiral can adapt to any teaching style. There is even a grade book section that teachers can use to document summative assessments, record student notes, and export to share with parents. Spiral can be applied across grade levels and with any subject.
Goalbook – Goalbook empowers teachers to differentiate instruction to help all students succeed. The Goalbook Toolkit supports educators working with specific student populations to measure the levels of instruction.