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Curriculum Design is Emotional Work—This Teacher Makes It Easier


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. This was at odds with my experience, because I relied extensively on edtech for assessments.

?How Game-Based Learning Encourages Growth Mindset


What’s more, game-based learning (GBL) can address some of the most common roadblocks encountered by math teachers and students alike. 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. Intervention students can get stuck in a deficit model of instruction that repeatedly focuses only on they skills and knowledge they lack.

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Category: Differentiation. These are like the games students love and teach important to Common Core standards as well as the demands of life. In fact, any chance you have, differentiate instruction.

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


We realized combining classes could help us integrate science and math standards, while team-teaching would allow us to differentiate instruction. Common Core math standards and Next Generation Science Standards were being implemented, and subjects were becoming more interconnected. We realized combining classes could help us integrate science and math standards, while team-teaching would allow us to differentiate instruction.


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iPracticeMath is a wonderful FREE (Common Core aligned) site for Math grades K-12. Not only are these reports generated in real-time but they make it easy to assess students and differentiate instruction. assessments educational resources mathI like to think of this as the "ultimate" Math resource, as students/educators can find whatever they are looking for, such as: worksheets/printables, interactive problems, detailed problem-walkthroughs, and more.

Differentiate Math Instruction with Tech

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Assessment: Assess your students on their math skills. Common Sense Education has a large collection of reviewed apps for math. Front Row differentiates instruction based each student’s work. It also differentiates the instruction each student receives.

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Technology Tidbits ) BoomWriter — Using a unique collaborative writing and peer assessment platform, BoomWriter features interactive tools for fiction writing, vocabulary development, and assignments across grades 2-12 for all subject areas.