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UDL Resource FlipKit

The UDL-aligned instructional strategies and tools are organized according to the UDL principles.  It is essential to understand that resources and strategies can be utilized for multiple UDL checkpoints, depending on the intended purpose of the lesson or activity and the barriers identified.

Use the dropdown menus below to explore strategies and digital tools to help eliminate barriers to learning within the learning environment or specific lesson plans being designed.

Music

Music

Recruiting Interest

Teaching Strategies

Kahoot

Kahoot

This is an engaging game-based learning platform that can be accessed on any device. Spanish language is available!

Digital

Kaizena

Kaizena

A tool that attaches verbal recordings of comments and feedback to specific highlights in a document.

Digital

Challenge Based Learning

Challenge Based Learning

A framework for learning while solving real-world challenges, this site offers collaboration and helps students gain deep subject area knowledge.

Digital

Self-Regulation

Self-Regulation

The Center for the Developing Child offers information and resources to help foster self-regulation skills in children.

Digital

FlipGrid

FlipGrid

Flipgrid is a video discussion platform. Teachers post topics to spark conversations and students respond with short videos.

Digital

Socrative

Socrative

Create engaging, fun, effective, and on-the-fly assessments with this tool. Students can give responses using any device or platform. Teachers review student understanding using the report feature.

Digital

Social Thinking

Social Thinking

The site offers free read-aloud and think sheets which were developed using evidence-based strategies to improve self-regulation, SEL learning, executive functioning, perspective taking, and social problem-solving.

Digital

Self-Generated Goals

Self-Generated Goals

Self-Regulation

Teaching Strategies

Mid-Workshop Interruption

Mid-Workshop Interruption

Self-Regulation

Teaching Strategies

Flexible Seating

Flexible Seating

Self-Regulation

Teaching Strategies

Goal Setting

Goal Setting

Self-Regulation

Teaching Strategies

Silent Discussion

Silent Discussion

Self-Regulation

Teaching Strategies

Exit Ticket

Exit Ticket

Self-Regulation

Teaching Strategies

Personalized Learning Logs

Personalized Learning Logs

Sustaining Effort & Persistence

Teaching Strategies

Praise and Mindset

Praise and Mindset

Sustaining Effort & Persistence

Teaching Strategies

Self Assessment

Self Assessment

Sustaining Effort & Persistence

Teaching Strategies

Productive Academic Talk

Productive Academic Talk

Sustaining Effort & Persistence

Teaching Strategies

Co-Teaching Models

Co-Teaching Models

Sustaining Effort & Persistence

Teaching Strategies

Peer Buddies

Peer Buddies

Sustaining Effort & Persistence

Teaching Strategies

Chunking

Chunking

Sustaining Effort & Persistence

Teaching Strategies

Games

Games

Sustaining Effort & Persistence

Teaching Strategies

Flexible Workstations

Flexible Workstations

Recruiting Interest

Teaching Strategies

Real World Math

Real World Math

Recruiting Interest

Teaching Strategies

Text Sets

Text Sets

Recruiting Interest

Teaching Strategies

Comic Strip Writing

Comic Strip Writing

Recruiting Interest

Teaching Strategies

Guest Speaker

Guest Speaker

Recruiting Interest

Teaching Strategies

Student Voice

Student Voice

Recruiting Interest

Teaching Strategies

Games

Games

Recruiting Interest

Teaching Strategies

Visuwords

Visuwords

An online graphical dictionary. Look up words to find their meanings and associations with other words and concepts.

Digital

Strict Workflow

Strict Workflow

This Chrome app enforces a 25-minute workflow followed by a 5-minute break.

Digital

iPad Accessibility

iPad Accessibility

Click to view video tutorials on iOS accessibility features.

Digital

TED Ed

TED Ed

Free content and lessons with videos with WATCH, THINK, DIG DEEPER, and DISCUSS options. Browse content created by others or create your own.

Digital

MathLearning Center

MathLearning Center

Explore this FREE math site for math activities and virtual manipulatives. The activities have built-in tools making them ideal for direct instruction and student exploration.

Digital

Highlight Tool

Highlight Tool

Allows highlighting inside a Google Doc.

Digital

Epic! Kindness Collection

Epic! Kindness Collection

This online literature resource has interactive and high-interest eBooks. Audiobooks and videos are also available. This is a FREE resource for educators.

Digital

Web Paint

Web Paint

A Chrome extension when you want to annotate, draw of paint on a webpage.

Digital

Speak Screen iPad

Speak Screen iPad

Use the "speak screen" tool to read aloud full pages as well as eBooks. Swipe down with 2 fingers to activate or just tell Siri to "speak screen."

Digital

Natural Reader

Natural Reader

This text-to-speech tool is available across platforms and is a free Chrome extension and Web app. It highlights as it reads web pages and Google Docs with options for voice, speed, and more.

Digital

MockoFun

MockoFun

An online graphic design tool to create sites and print materials.

Digital

EquatIO

EquatIO

A robust math tool for all platforms offering visual options as well as productivity choices. Includes speech input, graphing, handwriting recognition, and more. Free educator premium subscription.

Digital

Interactive Note Taking

Interactive Note Taking

Comprehension

Teaching Strategies

Think Aloud

Think Aloud

Comprehension

Teaching Strategies

Graphic Organizers

Graphic Organizers

Comprehension

Teaching Strategies

Reading Prompts

Reading Prompts

Comprehension

Teaching Strategies

Anchor Charts

Anchor Charts

Comprehension

Teaching Strategies

Sketchnoting

Sketchnoting

Comprehension

Teaching Strategies

Chunking

Chunking

Comprehension

Teaching Strategies

Rubrics

Rubrics

Comprehension

Teaching Strategies

Cultural Perspectives

Cultural Perspectives

Language & Symbols

Teaching Strategies

Visual Dictionary

Visual Dictionary

Language & Symbols

Teaching Strategies

Cloze Sentences

Cloze Sentences

Language & Symbols

Teaching Strategies

Frayer Model

Frayer Model

Language & Symbols

Teaching Strategies

Story Board

Story Board

Language & Symbols

Teaching Strategies

Thesaurus

Thesaurus

Language & Symbols

Teaching Strategies

Dice

Dice

Language & Symbols

Teaching Strategies

Choral Reading

Choral Reading

Perception

Teaching Strategies

Symbols & Images

Symbols & Images

Perception

Teaching Strategies

Visual Cueing

Visual Cueing

Perception

Teaching Strategies

Number Chart

Number Chart

Perception

Teaching Strategies

Brain Breaks

Brain Breaks

Physical Action

Teaching Strategies

Plickers

Plickers

This is a formative assessment tool. It is designed for in-classroom teaching using our standard Plickers Cards. It is not appropriate for asynchronous learning environments but can be used during live virtual sessions.

Digital

Pic Collage

Pic Collage

Personalize with images and text using this app. Create brochures, announcements, collage books, and more!

Digital

Google Keep

Google Keep

Along with helping students with organization and planning, Google Keep can also be used to collect research and organize information for projects.

Digital

Simple To Do List

Simple To Do List

There are many to-do list extensions in the Chrome web store. This truly is the most simple one and very easy for students to manage.

Digital

OneNote Math Assistant

OneNote Math Assistant

Write or type any math problem and Math Assistance can solve it.

Digital

WeVideo

WeVideo

A cloud-based video and creativity tool which integrates with Google Classroom.

Digital

CommonLit

CommonLit

This resource supports reading, writing, communication, and problem-solving skills. Free accounts are available for teachers, students and families.

Digital

Flocabulary

Flocabulary

Engaging videos engage students to help deepen content knowledge and improve vocabulary acquisition.

Digital

Stay Focused

Stay Focused

This Chrome tool aims to increase productivity by managing time spent at specific websites.

Digital

RealWorldMath

RealWorldMath

Free lessons are student-centered, task-oriented; active-learning, and project-based activities, aligned to the standards. Lessons include utilizing Google Earth.

Digital

Citizen Math

Citizen Math

Citizen Math inspires young people to develop the problem-solving skills they will need.

Digital

PUMAS by NASA

PUMAS by NASA

Content experts offer example lessons & activities to engage students in math based on their interests, abilities, and needs.

Digital

NearPod

NearPod

Teacher shares a live session, students enter a code, and the interactive lesson is synced. Includes quizzes, polls, and drawings. Create from scratch or explore pre-made lessons.

Digital

Create an Interactive Notebook Using Book Creator

Create an Interactive Notebook Using Book Creator

Create digital interactive notebooks for any subject or topic. This is a very engaging and flexible tool with many features to support students. Click for ideas or click here to see how a math teacher uses Book Creator with his students.

Digital

Reflection Questions

Reflection Questions

Self-Regulation

Teaching Strategies

Behavior Contracts

Behavior Contracts

Self-Regulation

Teaching Strategies

Empathic Listening

Empathic Listening

Self-Regulation

Teaching Strategies

Token Boards

Token Boards

Self-Regulation

Teaching Strategies

Brain breaks

Brain breaks

Self-Regulation

Teaching Strategies

Agendas

Agendas

Self-Regulation

Teaching Strategies

Project-Based Learning

Project-Based Learning

Sustaining Effort & Persistence

Teaching Strategies

Group Discussions

Group Discussions

Sustaining Effort & Persistence

Teaching Strategies

Think-pair-share

Think-pair-share

Sustaining Effort & Persistence

Teaching Strategies

Guided Peer Questions

Guided Peer Questions

Sustaining Effort & Persistence

Teaching Strategies

Co-Teaching Stations

Co-Teaching Stations

Sustaining Effort & Persistence

Teaching Strategies

Shout outs

Shout outs

Sustaining Effort & Persistence

Teaching Strategies

Feedback

Feedback

Sustaining Effort & Persistence

Teaching Strategies

Blogs

Blogs

Sustaining Effort & Persistence

Teaching Strategies

Restorative Questions

Restorative Questions

Recruiting Interest

Teaching Strategies

Graffiti Boards

Graffiti Boards

Recruiting Interest

Teaching Strategies

Dialogic Reading

Dialogic Reading

Recruiting Interest

Teaching Strategies

Real-life Examples

Real-life Examples

Recruiting Interest

Teaching Strategies

Choice Boards

Choice Boards

Recruiting Interest

Teaching Strategies

Hyperdocs

Hyperdocs

Recruiting Interest

Teaching Strategies

Memes

Memes

Recruiting Interest

Teaching Strategies

Screen Shader

Screen Shader

Give your eyes a rest with an orange color shade to reduce eye strain and fatigue.

Digital

Khan Academy

Khan Academy

Khan offers standards-aligned lessons in math, grammar, science, history, and more. It's free for all learners and teachers.

Digital

Voice Over-iPad

Voice Over-iPad

VoiceOver is the iPad's built-in screen reader. Turn it off and on easily by pressing the home button 3 times. Initial setup is required in the settings.

Digital

DESMOS

DESMOS

Interactive digital math activities for students and teachers to explore. This FREE site has no advertisements.

Digital

Illuminations

Illuminations

Use this FREE online resource to explore math interactives without advertisements. Use during direct instruction or as a tool for students to utilize.

Digital

Gutenberg

Gutenberg

This is the oldest FREE repository of public-domain classic digital literature. The text comes in most formats from .html and .txt to Kindle downloads and MP4 files.

Digital

ReadWorks

ReadWorks

Reading passages include audio supports, question sets, embedded vocabulary support, and much more. Create a teacher log in to have access to this FREE resource.

Digital

Canva

Canva

1000's of templates, images and quality content bringing your ideas to life.

Digital

Speak Tool for MS Word

Speak Tool for MS Word

Yes! Microsoft Word has a built-in speech-to-text tool. You'll just need to add it to your toolbar. Once it's set up, it will read aloud documents.

Digital

Visor

Visor

This Chrome extension places a visual semi-transparent overlay on the screen. It has an adjustable reading window to help with visual tracking and focus. Great for both direct instruction and an individual tool for students.

Digital

Easy Reader

Easy Reader

This Chrome extension removes visual clutter on web pages and provides a customization option for viewing the content.

Digital

Read & Write

Read & Write

A tool designed for all platforms, with UDL in mind. Included TTS, word prediction, vocabulary and translation tools, speech-to-text, scaffolding, and more. Educators can register for a FREE premium subscription.

Digital

Fixing the Fuzziness

Fixing the Fuzziness

Comprehension

Teaching Strategies

Service Learning

Service Learning

Comprehension

Teaching Strategies

Essential Questions

Essential Questions

Comprehension

Teaching Strategies

Guided Reading

Guided Reading

Comprehension

Teaching Strategies

Brainstorming

Brainstorming

Comprehension

Teaching Strategies

Reading for Fun

Reading for Fun

Comprehension

Teaching Strategies

Role Play

Role Play

Comprehension

Teaching Strategies

Polling

Polling

Comprehension

Teaching Strategies

Virtual Math Manipulatives

Virtual Math Manipulatives

Language & Symbols

Teaching Strategies

Vocabulary Journal

Vocabulary Journal

Language & Symbols

Teaching Strategies

Multiplication

Multiplication

Language & Symbols

Teaching Strategies

Anchor Charts

Anchor Charts

Language & Symbols

Teaching Strategies

Geo Board

Geo Board

Language & Symbols

Teaching Strategies

Dictionary

Dictionary

Language & Symbols

Teaching Strategies

Math Manipulatives

Math Manipulatives

Perception

Teaching Strategies

Closed Captioning

Closed Captioning

Perception

Teaching Strategies

Learning Stations

Learning Stations

Perception

Teaching Strategies

Peer Teaching

Peer Teaching

Perception

Teaching Strategies

Text-to-Speech

Text-to-Speech

Perception

Teaching Strategies

Mote

Mote

Mote is the audio toolkit for educators and learners. Makes leaving voice notes easy.

Digital

Toontastic

Toontastic

Students and teachers can express themselves by creating 3D cartoons! The sky is the limit with this tool...narrate adventures, create news stories or science reports (whatever your ideas are, this is a fun way to express them). Works across platforms.

Digital

Google Calendar

Google Calendar

Google Calendar is the ultimate planning tool for school. Teachers can share specific calendars with their students, and students can add tasks, due dates, reminders, and color-coding to help keep them organized.

Digital

Timer (Chrome)

Timer (Chrome)

Just search the Chrome web store and find numerous clocks and timers. This extension shows the passage of time and can be customized with pre-set times.

Digital

GarageBand

GarageBand

Students have fun creating music with this iPad app with its large collection of touch instruments and full-featured recording studio.

Digital

Natural Reader

Natural Reader

Upload text and documents or convert to mp3 to listen to anywhere anytime.

Digital

Clips

Clips

Use this FREE online resource to explore math interactives without advertisements. Use during direct instruction or as a tool for students to utilize.

Digital

Quizziz

Quizziz

Teachers can utilize pre-made or created quizzes. Students can engage at their own pace and integrates with Google Classroom.

Digital

GoSoapBox

GoSoapBox

This flexible and intuitive student response system allows students to engage in classroom activities using their web-based devices. Teachers know quickly how students are learning.

Digital

Khan Academy

Khan Academy

A personalized learning environment offering instructional videos and practice exercises. Content areas include math, science, computer programming, history, art history, economics, and more.

Digital

Understood

Understood

Among the many resources, this site offers a wealth of information on Executive Functioning. This particular article discusses ways to promote self-regulation during the writing process.

Digital

YouCubed

YouCubed

Resources to support a positive mathematical mindset for your students.

Digital

Time Timer

Time Timer

This visual timer can help students of all ages and abilities see and understand the passage of time. It can help them focus and promote self-regulatory skills.

Digital

Brainology

Brainology

Brainology by MindsetWorkds is "a blended learning curriculum that teaches students how to develop a growth mindset. The program includes online animated instructional units, as well as offline classroom activities".

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