Putting UDL to Practice for Increased Engagement in a Standards-Based Learning Environment

With abundant access to data, schools can personalize learning to help each student demonstrate success in a standards-based learning environment. Educators who provide students with learning experiences based on the principles of Universal Design for Learning, UDL, can greatly boost the engagement of ALL learners, not just students with significant learning needs. 

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Explore Women’s Rights 360 Virtual Field Trip

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Women’s Rights 360 is an interactive virtual field trip created by the ThingLink Education team last year to help teachers and students discuss the complex topic of global gender equality and women’s rights in the classroom. We invite you to explore, modify and create a ThingLink 360 Virtual Field Trip.

Explore Women’s Rights 360 Virtual Field Trip

Travel across the world and learn about education, healthcare, and social justice, as well as women’s economic and political participation in each country. Look around and click on the icons to activate audio narration. Use the arrows to travel from one country to another to learn about women’s rights across the globe.

 

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Modify

ThingLink allows users to Clone a 360 image on our platform to make a copy of it for modification and reuse. This feature allows users to add a question, present new information, and require students to dig deeper into ideas. They can even remix the images to tell their own stories.

In this quick example, the original 360 image was Cloned and two tags were added. This quick modification allows educators to use the content to meet your own learning goals. Start by clicking on the Question icon, then click on the Form icon to see how input can be added directly to a 360.

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Create

The highest learning gains are achieved when students are actively involved in content creation, and ThingLink was built for student creativity. Students can use ThingLink to construct knowledge as they build a 360 experience to communicate an idea and demonstrate learning

We’re creating a collection of professional, high-quality images for our users to tag, and we started with 360 photos of international capital cities, perfect for exploring global issues. Find many images for use in our Teleport Library, or search for images created by our community members for reuse on ThingLink.com.

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Share Your Stories

We love to share ThingLinks created by our community members and our goal is to inspire educators with examples and stories from the classroom. Please consider submitting your designs, lessons, and activities to be featured on this blog. We’re happy to award you the opportunity to select a 360 image for use on our platform in exchange for sharing..