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Online Tools

As part of our barrier-busting mission, CAST offers a number of robust (and often free) learning tools. These tools—many designed and tested as part of CAST’s research projects—help educators, developers, families, and other individuals experience the power of flexible learning environments.

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Clusive®️: An Accessible, Digital Reading Platform

Try our free, adaptive, and accessible web-based reader for students in grades 5–12.

Learn about Clusive

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Corgi: Co-organize Your Learning

Corgi takes what’s already great about graphic organizers and makes them even more flexible and accessible.

Learn about Corgi

Biofab Explorer: Invent your future

Biofab Explorer

Invent your future. Explore this free career guidance resource created to attract and inspire students to the emerging field of biofabrication.

Visit biofab explorer

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TIES Lessons for All: The 5-15-45 Tool

Five minutes is all you need to get started creating more inclusive lessons for all students through collaboration with colleagues.

Visit the 5-15-45 Tool

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CAST Figuration®️

A feature-rich, responsive, mobile-first, accessible, front-end framework for web developers. Get started fast with reusable components, interactive widgets, and customization options with plenty of examples and documentation.

Learn about CAST Figuration

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UDL Guidelines™

A tool used in the implementation of Universal Design for Learning that can be applied to any discipline or domain to ensure that all learners can access and participate in meaningful, challenging learning opportunities.

Visit the UDL Guidelines

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AEM Pilot

Designed for teams that represent the range of AEM-related services and supports in schools and communities, including administration, instruction, technology, data management, and students and families.

Visit the AEM Pilot

CAST's Online Tool Museum

Explore a selection of CAST's online tools from the past. These well-loved products influence our current work, but are no longer maintained as stand-alone applications.

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UDL Studio™

Make universally designed educational materials with levels of learning supports, assessments, and interactive elements.

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UDL Exchange™

Create, remix, and share instructional resources based on UDL and aligned to the Common Core State Standards.

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UDL Book Builder™

Develop your own digital books to support reading instruction and literacy learning.

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Retired: 2022

UDL Editions™

Publicized by Google around the world, UDL Editions was a model for presenting classic texts from world literature in a flexible online interface with just-in-time, individualized supports for struggling and expert readers alike.

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Retired: 2022

iSolveIt™ Math Puzzles

Teaching algebraic reasoning skills in a non math-specific context helps students overcome barriers to learning.

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Retired: 2022

UDL Curriculum Toolkit

Learn about the UDL Curriculum Toolkit, an open-source web application designed to support the creation of interactive, multimedia curricula.

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Retired: 2022

CAST Science Writer

CAST Science Writer guided students through the science report-writing process. The UDL-supported tool provided myriad opportunities for practice — a critical element to successful reading or writing strategy instruction.

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Retired: 2022

CAST Folktales

The CAST Folktales line of work supported literacy development for students, with a special focus on encouraging English Language Learners to leverage their home language to build reading comprehension skills in English.

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Retired: 2022

Strategic Reader

This article describes the experimental study which evaluated the effectiveness of The Strategic Reader. Strong evidence supported that students using the online tool experienced significant growth in comprehension scores.

Access the article abstract

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