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Differentiate Student Actions and Expression With Google

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Explore and create : Playground

This is presentation 3 of 3, at station "Universal Design for Learning (UDL) with Google Tools" within the playground "Google for Education Playground: Creating an Impact"; scroll down to see more details.

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Dr. Hue-An Wren  

Allowing students to use the tools that best demonstrate mastery and skills will provide them with opportunities that have never been afforded before. See how Google tools can be used by students to produce high quality work that accurately demonstrates mastery of the content.

Audience: Coaches, Teachers, Teacher education/higher ed faculty
Skill level: Beginner
Attendee devices: Devices required
Attendee device specification: Laptop: Chromebook, Mac, PC
Tablet: Android, iOS, Windows
Participant accounts, software and other materials: Attendees will need to have a Google account.
Topic: Universal Design for Learning/differentiated learning
Grade level: PK-12
ISTE Standards: For Educators:
  • Explore and apply instructional design principles to create innovative digital learning environments that engage and support learning.
  • Create learning opportunities that challenge students to use a design process and computational thinking to innovate and solve problems.
  • Model and nurture creativity and creative expression to communicate ideas, knowledge or connections.

Proposal summary

Purpose & objective

The purpose of this session is to highlight the different ways teachers can use Google tools such as Google Slides and Docs to meet the Action and Expression guidelines within the UDL framework. Teachers will be able to design lessons that allow students to demonstrate mastery of content in a variety of ways. The session will highlight the use of choice boards and Hyperdocs to package different ways for students to complete assignments.


Opening: A Review of the Action and Expression guidelines in the UDL framework.
-Why is it important and how it affects the learning experience.

Designing learning experiences with student choice. Presenter will highlight the different ways teachers can embed student choice in their learning experiences.
-Student Choice Boards

Google Tools to help package activities for learning.
-Google Docs to package Hyperdocs and delivery of instructional resources and guide the learning path.
-Google Slides to create and share the learning and demonstrate mastery of content.
-Extensions like Screencastify for multimedia expression.

Wrapping up the UDL guidelines and how all three components play a role in student learning experiences.

Supporting research

CAST (2018). Universal Design for Learning Guidelines version 2.2. Retrieved from

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Dr. Hue-An Wren, Garden Grove Unified School District

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