Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Using Apps & Universal Design for Learning to Support Students - 09/14/12

Are you interested in learning about some of the Apps that are available to help children with special needs? There are thousands available, but which ones should we choose to help students with reading, writing and math concepts? How can Apps be used to meet individual student needs?

These questions and more will be answered by our guest, Kathleen McClaskey! A past guest, Kathleen will be sharing a wealth of information with on The Inclusive Class Podcast on Friday, September 14, 2012 at 9 AM EST.

Kathleen is a recognized UDL Expert and Digital Learning Consultant with over 29 years experience in using technology in the classroom. She is a frequent international, national and regional workshop presenter on topics that include Universal Design for Learning (UDL), Technology for Diverse Learners, and Math and Technology: Bringing Research to Practice. In 2007, she was awarded a three-year NH Math and Science Partnership grant for the “Science4All” project, applying UDL principles in the science classroom.  In 2009, Kathleen designed and directed the Tools for Learning Math Intervention Project where tools were applied to UDL researched-based instruction in math.  In late 2009, she became the professional development director of three ARRA technology funded projects in NH to create 21st Century Classrooms.  Kathleen is passionate about leveling the playing field for all learners with the use of tools and apps.

In addition, Kathleen currently curates several sites on Scoop.it that are full of resources, strategies and information about ways to support student learning. Her topics include:

Universal Design for Learning (UDL):   http://www.scoop.it/t/udl-universal-design-for-learning

Math, Technology and UDL - Closing the Achievement Gap:  http://www.scoop.it/t/math-technology-and-udl-closing-the-achievement-gap

Leveling the Playing Field with Apps:  http://www.scoop.it/t/leveling-the-playing-field-with-apps 

For more information about Kathleen and her work you can go to www.edtech-associates.com or www.personalizelearning.com.

You can listen to Kathleen's interview live on Friday, September 14, 2012 at 9 AM EST by clicking on the link below. It will be recorded in case you miss it!


  1. great podcast with lots of great links and resources mentioned. Is it possible to provide a list of the links and apps dicussed in today's program? Thanks! :-)

  2. Yes! I will put a list together :) Thanks!