Universal Learning Supports for Students

Universal Learning Supports for Walled Lake Students

Don Johnston Snap&Read and Co:Writer

Snap&Read and Co:Writer offers a range of powerful support tools to help students gain confidence with reading, writing, studying and research. These two tools are available to all Walled Lake Consolidated Schools teachers and students. 

Using a tools like Snap&Read and Co:Writer can provide learning support for all (called  "universal support").  

Written instructions on how to install the tools 

Video showing how to install the tools

Classroom posters to remind students about the availability of these tools: Snap&Read, Co:Writer

Snap&Read Tutorials:

Text-to-Speech (3 min video)

Text Reader, for inaccessible text (3.5 min video)

Dynamic Text Leveler (3 min video)

Outliner (3 min video)

Tip Sheet

Co:Writer Tutorials:

Vocabulary Support (6 min video)

Speech Recognition (2 min video)

Tip Sheet

Educator Dashboard (for student reporting data)

Set-up instructions


About Universal Design for Learning (UDL)

Universal design for learning (UDL) is a framework to improve and optimize teaching and learning for all people based on scientific insights into how humans learn. UDL guides the design of instructional goals, assessments, methods, and materials that can be customized and adjusted to meet individual needs. Universal Design for Learning is a way to build in support systems during the lesson planning process. The video below provides an overview of UDL. 


UDL Resources:

UDL Tech Toolkit 

UDL Strategies Wiki