Deborah VanderLinde - Further Perspective

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Possibilities for Inclusion with Music Technologies

Universal design for learning is a commitment to differentiation on every level, presenting and engaging with content in varied and flexible ways. That is, teachers might provide multiple ways for students to engage with content and to express what they know with multiple avenues for applying and assessing understanding (aural, oral, singing, verbally, visually, enactively and kinesthetically, with iconic representation, with manipulatives and assistive technologies). These principles are best practices for all teaching, but essential for learners with exceptionalities.

Mobile technologies have much to offer as a form of assistive technology for learners with exceptionalities. The content in this “further perspective” explores these possibilities.