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“Common Assessments” vs “Common Understandings”

The Principal of Change

In a recent discussion, I was asked about “common assessments” in a classroom. The thought here is that no matter what classroom you were in, the assessments would look the same.

How to Differentiate Rigor and Assessment

MiddleWeb

The refreshingly clear way that Barbara Blackburn collects and presents best practices in her book on rigor and assessment should help teachers become more effective at providing well differentiated instruction in a positive classroom environment, writes Roy Palmer.

Helping Learners Move Beyond “I Can’t Do This”

User Generated Education

Struggles with authentic tasks mimics real life so much more than completing those types of tasks and assessments done at most schools. I have a three before me policy in my classrooms, but sometimes when I tell them to ask for help, they look at me like I am speaking another language.

EDpuzzle Curriculum

Technology Tidbits

EDpuzzle the amazing simple to use site that educators everywhere are using to "flip" a classroom and differentiate instruction has recently release their "online" curriculum for teachers. assessment differentiate instruction Digital video flipped classroom

EDpuzzle Curriculum

Technology Tidbits

EDpuzzle is the amazing learning tool that educators everywhere are using to flip their classroom, assess student learning, differentiate instruction, and much much more. assessing differentiate instruction Digital video flipped classroom

EDpuzzle

Technology Tidbits

EDpuzzle the amazing simple to use site that educators everywhere are using to "flip" a classroom and differentiate instruction has recently release their "online" curriculum for teachers. assessing differentiate instruction Digital video flipped classroom flipped learning

EDpuzzle

Technology Tidbits

EDpuzzle the amazing simple to use site that educators everywhere are using to "flip" a classroom and differentiate instruction has recently release their "online" curriculum for teachers. assessing differentiate instruction flipped classroom

5 Simple Ways to Improve Teacher Professional Development

The CoolCatTeacher

In my own experience, I remember sitting through a class on differentiated instruction. To further make this point, let’s discuss what differentiation is. But during this class on differentiation, the teacher didn’t differentiate with us.

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169 Tech Tip #127: 12 Tips on Hard-to-teach Classes

Ask a Tech Teacher

In these 169 tech-centric situations, you get an overview of pedagogy—the tech topics most important to your teaching—as well as practical strategies to address most classroom tech situations, how to scaffold these to learning, and where they provide the subtext to daily tech-infused education.

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Night Zookeeper

Technology Tidbits

Best of all, the educational portal allows educators to: assign lessons, track student progress, and assess their work in real-time. This makes it easy for teachers to differentiate instruction and implement project based learning in their classroom.

Answer Pad

Technology Tidbits

It is an ideal tool for engaging students for any grade/subject area, and turning a classroom paperless. This is great way for classroom discussion w/ the names hidden. Students complete the first step and classroom discusses the anonymous responses.

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Answer Pad

Technology Tidbits

It is an ideal tool for engaging students for any grade/subject area, and turning a classroom paperless. This is great way for classroom discussion w/ the names hidden. Students complete the first step and classroom discusses the anonymous responses.

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The Google Infused Classroom

EdTechTeam

What are the best apps for formative assessments? How can I differentiate instruction? The Google Infused Classroom by Holly Clark and Tanya Avrith has broken all of that down. Leticia de la Garza Interventionist Instructional Coach Level 1 Google Certified Educator Dallas, Texas @ LDLG Get your very own copy of The Google Infused Classroom today! Get inspired by other books by EdTechTeam Press! .

Night Zookeeper

Technology Tidbits

Best of all, the educational portal allows educators to: assign lessons, track student progress, and assess their work in real-time. This makes it easy for teachers to differentiate instruction and implement project based learning in their classroom.

Blended Instruction vs Blended Learning

A Principal's Reflections

However, there seems to be a bit of confusion as to what blended learning is or the conditions that have to be established for it to improve feedback, differentiate instruction and empower learners. Here is the difference: Blended instruction is what the teacher does with technology.

OPINION: Seven traits of Massachusetts’ most effective classrooms

The Hechinger Report

The first is differentiated instruction. Related: In one state, students are ditching classrooms for jobs. Instead of one teacher and 25 students, in a truly great classroom there are 26 “teachers”.

Storyboard That for Halloween

Technology Tidbits

Storyboard That is an excellent learning tool w/ educational portal, where teachers can manage, track, differentiate instruction, and assess student accounts in a safe environment. This easy-to-use site has an abundance of teacher guides and lesson plans, that makes it easy to integrate into any classroom or curriculum. differentiating instruction digital storytelling project based learning storyboards timelines Web 2.0

Flip It! The Flipped Classroom Model is for Everyone. Here’s Why.

Fractus Learning

“Will a flipped classroom work in your subject and grade level? hosts Jon Bergmann and Aaron Sams demonstrate basic ways subject-area educators can apply the flipped classroom model to their teaching practice. Never heard of a Flipped Classroom?

Technology doesn’t drive blended learning success … or does it?

The Christensen Institute

All five schools use some variation of the Station Rotation or Lab Rotation blended-learning models for core instruction in math and English language arts. But even though blended learning is a deliberate part of their instructional approaches, it didn’t seem to be the differentiating factor driving their success. Data-driven instruction. Data-driven instruction is another core strategy that all five schools have employed to improve student learning.

Can teachers really do it all?

The Christensen Institute

Traditional classrooms were never designed to prepare all students for academic success nor to meet students’ social, emotional, and non-academic needs. The basic tenants of this design were to group students by age; provide them with standardized, one-size-fits-all instruction; rate them based on how well they responded to the standardized approach; and then sort them into different academic and career tracks.

Curriculum Design is Emotional Work—This Teacher Makes It Easier

Edsurge

Beginning that very first year in my Algebra classroom, I've strived to make it easier for educators to design their own curriculum. standards-based) school for at-risk youth, pre-packaged curriculum and assessments offered very little flexibility for personalization or modification. Despite the immense amount of work involved, my colleagues and I fine-tuned our curriculum every year based on student skill gaps and results from formative assessments.

?How Game-Based Learning Encourages Growth Mindset

Edsurge

Given that most older children and teens play digital games outside of school— according to one study , 99% of boys and 94% of girls aged 12 - 17 play at least 7-10 hours per week—it’s no surprise that game-based learning is proving to be an effective classroom tool. Our classrooms can too. Grouping math students to target instruction has become widespread, with students often placed in one of three categories—intervention, advanced, and somewhere in the middle.

Inclusive Schools Week Giveaway with Brookes Publishing

edWeb.net

For Inclusive Schools Week , which took place from December 5th to 9th, Brookes Publishing , sponsor of the Teaching All Students: Practical Strategies for Inclusive Classrooms professional learning community (PLC) on edWeb.net , celebrated with a five-day giveaway.

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Finding Your Happy Place Along the Problematic ‘Personalized Learning’ Continuum

Edsurge

Here’s what I mean: At one end of this spectrum, we have “siloed differentiation,” a version of personalized learning where the focus is using digital platforms to facilitate an automated (ie: NOT teacher-driven) assessment to differentiated instruction. Personalized Learning as Siloed Differentiation. If used incorrectly, these methods can lead to a mentality of teacher-proofing our classrooms.

SMATH: How to Turn 2 Subjects Into 1 Super-Class

Edsurge

But with so much happening in our individual classrooms, we teachers often don’t take our own good advice. We realized combining classes could help us integrate science and math standards, while team-teaching would allow us to differentiate instruction. We realized combining classes could help us integrate science and math standards, while team-teaching would allow us to differentiate instruction. Two teachers, two classrooms, one super-class.

Getting Blended Learning Right in Your School

edWeb.net

Since blended learning is about changing instruction, technology must follow an instructional plan. They should be participating in the design process, rethinking blended learning strategies, and solving the problems they are actually facing within the classrooms.

Readers react: Inability to afford dream school “a bitter, bitter pill”

The Hechinger Report

May 1, 2017) was both insightful and convicting. May 9, 2017), the issue is mainly that schools are mainly designed to be competitions not trainings. Only then we would manage to assess competency and group individuals according to it.

When Students Drive Learning, They Can Do So Much More

Edsurge

To me, being able to provide 100 percent individualized instruction that was truly dynamic for student needs within our high school program, without any additional money, facilities or special hours seems like a natural evolution. Current trends in education include three key concepts in student-centered learning: differentiated, personalized and individualized instruction. At the completion of his first project I asked him to complete self-assessment and reflection.

Catholic schools turn to blended learning as a way to address students’ individual needs

The Hechinger Report

SEATTLE — After years of declining enrollment, a growing number of Catholic schools nationwide are placing their faith in blended learning, a teaching approach in which computers share the instructional load with teachers, and one that appeals to many parents disillusioned with traditional schools.

Key Findings and Tips for Adaptive Learning

edWeb.net

The use of differentiated instruction to individualize each student’s learning experience is becoming more common in today’s elementary classrooms, but creating meaningful differentiation for a typical class of 25 students or more can still be a challenge.

Let Learners Get in Their Zone (of Proximal Development)

Edsurge

The lack of precision about what the term means—whether it’s about tailoring instruction for individual students or the technology that enables it—leads to confusion and inappropriate assumptions. “As Reyes recognizes that personalized learning overlaps with a number of long established instructional philosophies, frameworks and practices. He warns that differentiating expectations rather than supports maintains or exacerbates the opportunity gap.

EDpuzzle

Technology Tidbits

EDpuzzle is vastly becoming one of the premiere web/iOS tools around for learning in the classroom. It is being used to flip a classroom or lesson, Project Based Learning, grading/assessing, and even for differentiating instruction.

Narrowing the Focus in Math: Differentiation is The Key

The Mobile Native

There are many ways in which TenMarks Premium has benefitted my students this year, but the ability to differentiate instruction and the opportunity for students to self-reflect has made a major impact within my classroom.

AnswerGarden

Technology Tidbits

AnswerGarden the widely popular web tool that classrooms and educators are using to ask a question and generate responses into a word cloud is now available for the iPad. Also, it's great for group work and to assess students.

When It Comes to School-Wide Changes, Teachers Need Scaffolds Too

Edsurge

In the stations, students work on adaptive online programs, collaborate in small groups, and receive differentiated instruction from the teacher. New models like station rotation offer an idealized vision of what a truly personalized classroom can look like. Maybe a principal visited a model classroom and aspired to create something similar in his or her own school. For example, a new teacher’s focus may be entirely on classroom management.