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Using Pear Deck in Teacher Preparation Programs

Author: Samantha Goldman; info@ciddl.org Pear Deck is a great tool to use in teacher education programs because it allows for modeling of interactive lessons that are designed to be used …

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Learning the Ins-and-Outs of LMS: Managing Your Management System

Author: Nicholas Jay Hoekstra; info@ciddl.org What is an LMS? A learning management system, or LMS, is a web-based software platform that provides an interactive online learning environment while helping automate …

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Assistive Technology and UDL: Past Lessons and Future Opportunities

Author: Nicholas Jay Hoekstra; info@ciddl.org In the December 2021 CIDDL Research and Practice Brief, we interview Dr. Dave Edyburn. Dr. Edyburn is Senior Research Scientist and Professor Emeritus in the …

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Jamming with Jamboard in Your Higher Ed Classroom

Author: Samantha Goldman; info@ciddl.org What is Jamboard? Collaboration is key, and finding ways to offer collaborative activities in a socially distant classroom can pose some challenges. Enter Google Jamboard. A …

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UDL Applications in K-12 Classrooms: Modeling for Teacher Candidates

Author: Ling Zhang; info@ciddl.org The Universal Design for Learning (UDL) framework is premised to guide instructional designs that support learning for individual learners with diverse needs. Because variability is inherent …

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Range of Use for Educational Technologies: Why It Matters to Teacher Education

Author: Ling Zhang; Samantha Goldman; info@ciddl.org Are you aligning technology use and learning goals in your classrooms? Are you thinking critically about what tools students are gaining familiarity with through …

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Offering FAPE in Online Settings: Implications for Teacher Education

Author: Samantha Goldman; info@ciddl.org At the December Affinity Group “Evolving Roles and Experiences in Virtual Classroom: Implications for Teacher Preparation”, we explored how higher education faculty members learn about and …

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Meeting the Needs of Students with Disabilities in Online Classrooms

Author: Samantha Goldman; Sean Smith info@ciddl.org There are many advantages to learning in the online classroom. In the November CIDDL/CEEDAR Affinity Group – Preparing Teacher Candidates for Online/ Hybrid Instruction, …

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Shift from Generational Teaching to UDL Design in Teacher Preparation

Author: Michelle Patterson; info@ciddl.org In one of our most recent Research to Practice Briefs, we had a conversation with Dr. Eric Moore who shared ways that higher education faculty can …

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A Day in the Life of An Elementary Online Teacher

Author: Sean Smith; Samantha Goldman; info@ciddl.org It’s not news that teaching in the K-12 online/hybrid classroom requires a different skill set. The pandemic has taught us much that teaching online …