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Placing Universal Design for Learning at the Heart of Instructional Design

Author: Nicholas Jay Hoekstra; info@ciddl.org In the September 2021 CIDDL Research and Practice Brief, we interview Dr. Kavita Rao, who is a professor in the Department of special education at …

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CIDDL Cizzles: Predictability-The Key Ingredient in Any Recipe and Intervention

Author: Samantha Goldman; info@ciddl.org Want a quick, reliable, trusty, and easy treat? How about a resource website that provides quick, reliable, and trusty information and materials to use in your …

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CIDDL Cizzles: Rising to the Occasion-Baking Bread and Using Podcasts as A Learning Tool with Higher Ed Faculty

Author: Samantha Goldman; info@ciddl.org The proof is in the bread in the CIDDL Ctadium as Dr. Trey Vasquez, associate professor for the Department of Child, Family, and Community Sciences Exceptional …

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CIDDL Cizzles: How Can Video Games and Key Lime Pie Support Fractions Learning?

Author: Samantha Goldman; info@ciddl.org What might come to your mind when you’re eating a Key Lime Pie? CIDDL’s Christine Parsons and Dr. Ling Zhang bring contestant #1, Dr. Mattew Marino, …

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CIDDL Cizzles: Voice User Interface and At-Home Learning

Author: Samantha Goldman; info@ciddl.org Have you ever wondered what would make your cooking time more interesting? How about learning something new while cooking? To spice up your cooking time, CIDDL’s …

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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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Engage in Conversation: How Does Social Justice Intersect Educational Technology?

Author: Samantha Goldman; info@ciddl.org How does research on social justice intersect educational technology? An earlier CIDDL Research and Practice Brief may give us some insights into this topic. In this …

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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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Micro-Credentials: Personalized Professional Development

Author: Samantha Goldman; info@ciddl.org In an earlier CIDDL Research and Practice Brief, we interviewed Dr. Richard Carter, an assistant professor at the University of Wyoming (UW), who researches the education …