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We, as a national center, aim to develop, research, and use the design that promotes the positive impact of educational technology in special education, early intervention, and related services. Check out this post to read more about Design within the CIDDL framework.


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Making Your Social Media More Accessible

Author: Nicholas J. Hoekstra; Michelle S. Patterson; info@ciddl.org Chances are, you have engaged with social media sometime in the last several minutes. Estimates from 2020 indicate that the average adult …

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Tools and Tips for Gathering Student Feedback

Author: Tania Lee; info@ciddl.org One approach to checking in with students is by calling on raised hands during class. However, this may only give you a limited view of the …

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Pinning, Posting, and Tweeting: Making Your Social Media Accessible Through UDL

Author: Nicholas J. Hoekstra; Michelle S. Patterson; info@ciddl.org How can I make my social media more accessible? Social media provides teachers boundless opportunities to build communities while offering a flexible …

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Building Effective Professional Learning Networks to Improve Engagement

Author: Ling Zhang; Richard A. Carter info@ciddl.org Extensive research suggests that effective professional development (PD) programs usually build on teachers’ previous knowledge, meet personal development needs, provide active learning opportunities, …

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Creating System-Wide Change for the Provision of Accessible Educational Materials

Author: Nicholas Hoekstra info@ciddl.org In the July 2021 CIDDL Research and Practice Brief, we interviewed Cynthia Curry, who is the Director of Technical Assistance and Program Director at the National Center on Accessible …