Monday, August 1, 2011
CAST Learning Tools
CAST.org strives to provide using UDL (Universal Design for Learning). For instance, the CAST UDL Book Builder allows a teacher to create a digital book to support various types of learners. The students can view the pictures of the book and read along as the computer reads the story aloud. Also, the student can select the text and ask the computer to re-read that section or translate it to to Spanish. You can also read and rate books that were created by other teachers/authors.
The CAST UDL Lesson Builder helps teachers to customize their lessons to meet individual learning needs. I haven't had a chance to play with the lesson builder yet, but I'm eager to test it out.
There are many other Learning Tools at CAST.org and the best part...it's FREE!