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    Using ProQuest or related online reference searches, submit a 3-5-page paper on integrating technology within a specific curriculum content area. In your paper, identify the curriculum content, the strategies that support technology integration, and the potential challenges that are posed. Discuss how curriculum and technology standards are integrated and complement each other. Discuss how educators may observe effective implementation of curriculum and technology.

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    Please see ** ATTACHED ** file(s) for examples and details!!

    I think that I can definitely give you some information and get you started. I'm a National Board Certified Teacher, and I frequently give presentations to staff members about how to use technology in the classroom. I will talk to you today about UDL, which is simply a way of incorporating technology into your lessons to help kids learn better. I know it's okay to cite UDL in your paper, because I first learned about it when I was taking a graduate technology in education class. I figured that giving you as much info as possible to use in writing your paper would be most helpful.
    I will also try to upload one of my anticipation guides (on penguins, for a story I was doing with second graders called "The Emperor's Egg.") You can do these yourself to teach, but you can also teach students to make them, and to show what they've learned about a story, a chapter, or a unit. Here I go with the information:

    What is UDL? (Philosophy/Process)
    UDL Stands for "Universal Design for Learning." The philosophy behind UDL is that through the use of technology, we can make learning accessible for all students. This goes along with the federal IDEA (Individuals with Disabilities Education Act), which guarantees individuals at all ability levels the right to have access to learning. This means that educators must be proactive when it comes to technology; often there is a way to help a student learn utilizing new forms of technology. Making content accessible for all students is the goal for UDL, and there are three main principles guiding it:

    "1) The curriculum provides multiple means of representation. Subject
    matter can be presented in alternate modes for students who learn best
    from visual or auditory information or for those who need differing levels
    of complexity.
    2) The curriculum provides multiple means of expression to allow students
    to respond with their preferred means of control. This accommodates the
    differing cognitive strategies and motor-system controls of students.
    3) The curriculum provides multiple means of engagement. Student's
    interests in learning are matched with the mode of presentation and their
    preferred means of expression. Students are more motivated when they
    are engaged with what they are learning."
    The process of using UDL requires that a teacher have different approaches to teaching that utilize choices and alternatives that utilize technology support. The availability of websites, computer researching, digital media, voice word ...

    Solution Summary

    This is a paper on how to integrate technology into your lessons in specific areas. Examples, details, and explanations are provided.