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ACTIVITY GOAL:

Students will be able to become an expert on one aspect of Michigan’s economy by creating a Google Presentation. By
sharing their presentations on Google Classroom, students will be able to learn from their classmates about unfamiliar
aspects of Michigan’s economy.

TECHNOLOGIES USED FOR ACTIVITY:


iPad
Google Classroom
Google Presentation
Teacher Approved Websites
Google Survey

UDL CHECKLIST
(adapted from CAST UDL curriculum self-check)

UDL principle Example How it fits into UDL

Multiple and varied media are used Text, images, graphics, audio,
to present concepts and content video, and multimedia

Materials and media provide visual Captions for videos, text outlines
equivalents for auditory information for lectures, text-to-speech or
and vice versa as needed digital voice tools for text

Options for diverse Hyperlinked multimedia glossary


linguistic/language abilities are definitions; foreign language
provided in materials and media translations; language modality
translations—ASL/speech

Visual organizers, rubrics, and Using advanced organizers Students are given a form of checklist to
checklists are available to help guide their learning both while they create
students to learn, plan, and complete their presentations and while they explore
lessons other presentations.

Materials and media are designed to Comparing work over time


help students monitor their own during the activity, picking their
progress and promote self-reflection best work, choosing new
personal goals

Materials and media provide More structured vs. open-ended Students are given sources of media to use
students with varied levels of tasks in the activity, different and a checklist of the information they need
challenge and support to address levels of difficulty to include in their final product, but are
diverse abilities and challenges allowed to create it in a way that makes
sense to them
EVALUATION

 how would you modify your media and materials to address the diverse challenges, talents, and
preferences of your students?

After completing the UDL Checklist, I realized that the technology I picked does not support most of the
UDL principles. However, from completing the checklist, I saw that there are many ways that I can modify
my lesson to include more principles of UDL. Most of the media I chose to use all come from the same
source, Google. Since my lesson was more research based, using the internet and textbook, there is no
way to ensure that the students were going to encounter different forms of media to learn the target
concept. For this, I could be more specific about the “teacher approved websites” I cited as a form of
technology. I could specifically outline websites for the students to explore that offer various forms of
media, such as text, audio, video, etc. In line with this, I can make sure that the websites I choose offer
accommodations for all types of learning (audio for text, captions for videos, etc.). I can also ensure that
there is a way for students to be able to define and/or translate words that are unclear. Also, while this
lesson promotes independence, it does not have an element of self-assessment or reflection. In order to
incorporate this, imbedded in the checklist the students receive will be places to stop and get feedback, not
only from teachers and peers, but themselves. The students will then get to take this feedback to reflect on
what they have done and see if they have been able to include the information needed. Also, in addition to
the google survey, the students will have the opportunity to reflect on how the assignment went. What went
well, what was challenging, what they learned, what they wish they could change, etc. This section is
helpful for the students to reflect on how they worked through the assignment, but also helpful for the
teacher to see what learning styles their students have and how to change the assignment in the future.

REFLECTION

Briefly describe your thoughts about the UDL-ization process:

1) How is UDL changing how you view technology for teaching and learning?
At first, I thought that there just needed to be a variety of technology in order to make the lesson more
technology focused. After learning about UDL, I learned that this is not always the case. There is so
much more into incorporating technology to promote the best learning. There needs to be variety in the
types of technology and the ways in which the technology is used. Also, the technology needs to be
inclusive to all types of learners.

2) How will you implement UDL in your future classroom?


I think that I will use UDL every time I think about including technology in a lesson. I think it is a great
way to check to make sure that technology is not just being added, but added in a way that supports
the most beneficial learning. Beyond technology, I think that using the principles of UDL will help me as
a teacher create an inclusive classroom that promotes engaged learning.