Personalized Learning Strategy:

Use Tech Tools to Nurture Inclusion

NOTE: This strategy is part of the self-paced Customize the Learning Experience Course

Listen to students and include their voice in the classroom through more than just verbal discussions. This can include tools such as text-to-speech or speech-to-text software, interactive whiteboards, and online tools that allow students to engage in collaborative and reflective learning by creating text or video content.

Bright Spots

Gain inspiration from authentic examples of this strategy shared by teachers who have used them with their learners.

Creating your own Bright Spots? Let’s get them out into the world! Share yours here.


Debbie Iway from Orange County, CA uses FlipGrid to hear from every learner and for students to easily listen to one another.

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Catlin Tucker uses Padlets to learn student names & interests. Learners post a selfie and a fun fact, and all learner voices are virtually heard.

photo credit: Catlin Tucker on Twitter


Inspired? Use the resources below to bring this learner-centered strategy to your learning community.

🧰 Padlet

🧰 Flip

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Associated Learner-Centered Competencies:

Design for equitable access:
I design learning experiences that are flexible and ensure that all learners are able to equitably access, engage with, and share their learning.

Leverage Technology:
I use technology to efficiently track progress, engage learners in different ways, and offer academic supports.

Promote Equity of Voice:
I use protocols and methods to ensure all learner voices are heard.