Michael C. Warren

Technology and Education

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Book Builder Reflection

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The Book builder tool was pretty cool. I liked that it showed the way for what to do. I don’t know if all students will use the coaches but I think they are an a unique tool.  I found that there a few times when the application would not save some of my data. I would have to attempt several times to save information specifically with the use of the coaches. I think it is a nice tool because it will read the text for the students, it allows for audio to be added that might relate to the book. It may also help with keeping students interested because of the characters.

CAST Lesson Builder

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As part of my assignment for week 3 of EDLD 5364 I had to use the CAST Lesson Builder to create a lesson that allows for universal learning. My experience with the site was very disappointing. The information about Universal Design for Learning that they provided on their web site was limited and somewhat difficult to take in. While I understand they are trying to provide multiple ways for people to learn, the site could have been organized a little better. The lesson planning tool for me was not very helpful. It seemed as if they were simply providing a basic template. Maybe because I was not developing a lesson in a core curriculum. When I choose to create my lesson plan, all it gave me was a blank template. Each section did provide a little help box. I have used other sites that provide a little more assistance with developing a lesson plan.