ALL Students Learn
is a North American built
laptop alternative that's loaded with the latest
technologies, including text to speech, word prediction, wireless
data transfer, and a large graphics-capable screen.
unprecedented focus on curriculum based learning outcomes is
influenced by an ongoing process of consultation with
teachers, special needs workers and other dedicated
educators. Fusion is manufactured by Advanced Keyboard
Technologies, of Paso Robles, California.
designed by educators, Fusion is a perfect fit for the Universal Design for Learning
framework. It's also priced so reasonably that more
students can benefit from a laptop alternative than ever
before. Perhaps one of the greatest needs of today's youth
is the need to stay focused on their writing--not Facebooking, My
Spacing, YouTubing, and Online Gaming. This is why they need
something like Fusion. It avoids the distractions of a
laptop, provides tools and assistance that students appreciate,
and allows teachers to better teach to diversity.
To explore how Fusion may fit
in your UDL framework, please check out these links:
I believe that Canada is capable of becoming "the
best-educated, most literate jurisdiction on the continent."
As educators who are teaching to diversity know, that goal
is most likely to be met if more teachers and schools utilize the
Universal Design for Learning framework and familiarize
themselves with UDL and other resources that will help their
Why this Site?
site makes it easier for educators to learn about and assess
potential resources that fit or complement the UDL
framework. Using video demos & tutorials, plus reviews,
and feedback from other knowledgeable users, this site
provides practical information that people need to know when
considering these resources. The growing
collection of informative provided here is often not found
anywhere else, so by returning frequently - and by
submitting "resource information requests" for
additional details--you can help keep this site growing and
disseminating useful UDL resource information for teachers,
parents, and students everywhere!
Reading Fluency and Comprehension --
Educational Software's My Reading Coach is
a structured, flexible, mastery-based, multi-sensory program that
provides a virtual reading specialist and speech pathologist to
every student. Embedded Teacher Intelligence™
individualizes instruction to help each student reach grade level
in the skill areas of Phonemic Awareness, Phonics Sounds and
Rules, Vocabulary, Word Structure, Syntactic Processing and
Reading Comprehension. This program is designed to actually teach
"reluctant readers" how to read confidently and
Reading Trainer (FLRT) is a
brand new fluency training tool that quickly helps
students increase reading speed while improving reading
comprehension. FLRT trains the eyes to move from left to right
efficiently and to sweep in one movement enhancing visual memory,
silent reading skills, speed and reading comprehension. For students who use
becomes easier, reading becomes more meaningful, vocabularies
explode and higher education becomes attractive and attainable. Students improve their reading speed from 50 to
over 300 words per minute.
Associates' Reading Plus® is a
comprehensive, evidence based software solution for reading
assessment and improvement that develops foundational fluency
skills for students of all ages. It is the result of over 70 years
of research and development in the area of reading improvement
technology. Reading Plus® addresses all the elements of reading
cited by the National Reading Panel including: Phonemic Awareness,
Phonics, Vocabulary, Comprehension and, what is most important,
summary of the research that relates to the Reading Plus® program
Studies containing treatment and control group
Studies published in journals and presented at conferences
Doctoral dissertations involving our approach to fluency
Studies involving the Visagraph™ and standardized tests
Research Reports demonstrating gains
Unpublished studies not specifying a control group.
More UDL Resources:
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difference in the lives of people with disabilities by creating
products and ideas that make teaching students with disabilities easy,
fun and fulfilling. They believe that all children deserve the tools
to help them learn and interact with those around them. Their
dedicated staff of educators, parents and other professionals are
working to simplify real-life challenges, both in and out of the
classroom, with innovative and easy-to-implement technology and ideas.
to the International Business Division of AbleNet
Inc., I am pleased to share 17 excellent demo
videos of their exciting new products. Click
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The best & latest Universal Design for Learning resources come from companies like these...
and updated UDL information is being added frequently to this site. This is
Pro-D material that is difficult or impossible
to find anywhere else on the Internet--ranging from video tutorials to
FAQ sections to product reviews/comparisons. If there's a
particular resource or resource type that you would
like to see, please don't hesitate to contact me and I'll do my
best to get it posted here as soon as possible.