Achieve3000 updates blended learning, differentiated instruction tools

eSchool News

Achieve3000 offers innovative new ways to empower blended learning and accelerate student literacy gains through differentiated instruction in the 2016-2017 school year. To support data-driven instruction, Achieve3000 has also improved data integration for rostering and dashboards.

“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. Differentiated instruction cannot come with standardized assessments, or am I way off here?

Quizster

Technology Tidbits

Quizster is a innovative site/app that I just found out about for assessing and grading students work. Best of all, this is a great way to gauge student's learning and differentiate instruction. assessment differentiate instruction grading

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. Provides feedback and assessment throughout the learning process, not just after a major assessment.

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

HOOPs

Technology Tidbits

HOOPs is a new basketball game by Zzish for assessing students learning and differentiating instruction. This is done using Zzish which creates quizzes and gamifies formative assessments. assessing differentiate instruction game based learning

What I Wish My Teacher Knew: One Question That Could Change Everything

The CoolCatTeacher

Today’s Sponsor: GradeCam is a web-based tool that lets you customize assessments with multiple choice, true/false, number grids, rubrics, and more. Monday, September 4, 2017.

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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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

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.

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

Answer Pad

Technology Tidbits

Live Monitor - watch live as students work through an assessment More resources Overview presentation Interactive step by step guide I highly recommend checking out Answer Pad by clicking here !!!! assessment differentiating instruction learning management system student response system

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Answer Pad

Technology Tidbits

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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.

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.

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

Ask a Tech Teacher

Category: Differentiation. In fact, any chance you have, differentiate instruction. Assess knowledge, but remember: Assessment isn’t static —nor is it ‘bad’. Classroom management Problem solving Tech tips 169 tech tips differentiation

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Answer Pad Free

Technology Tidbits

assessing differentiate instruction mobile based learning student response systemAnswer Pad is a wonderful mobile learning solution and student response system that educators everywhere are using to integrate technology into their curriculum. Recently, they just announced that existing users will now receive the premium version for free w/ the attached coupon by entering the activation code by March 31st. I highly recommend checking out Answer Pad by clicking here !!!

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. differentiating instruction digital storytelling project based learning storyboards timelines Web 2.0 Storyboard That the wonderful resource that educators everywhere are using for a variety of educational purposes (i.e.

15 Culturally-Responsive Teaching Strategies and Examples + Downloadable List

Prodigy

Rooted in differentiated instruction principles, culturally-responsive pedagogy aims to link content — from delivery to assessment — with students’ ancestral and contemporary cultures.

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

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. Today, when teachers try to differentiate instruction or do things outside of their teaching duties to support students, they do so contrary to the intended purpose and design of the traditional model.

?How Game-Based Learning Encourages Growth Mindset

Edsurge

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. Adaptive GBL platforms can help by doing the heavy lifting, handling instructional planning, delivery, and data collection in mixed ability classrooms.

Curriculum Design is Emotional Work—This Teacher Makes It Easier

Edsurge

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.

From “Data Driven” to “Evidence Driven”

The Principal of Change

In my last post, “Common Assessments” vs “Common Understandings” , I was reminded of how powerful comments are on a blog, and why blogging is a hugely powerful tool for not only sharing your learning, but learning from others.

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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. Certainly elements of the siloed differentiation version of personalized learning could be used for good.

Getting Blended Learning Right in Your School

edWeb.net

Since blended learning is about changing instruction, technology must follow an instructional plan. Julia recommended assessing what works best for what students in what circumstances.

Inclusive Schools Week Giveaway with Brookes Publishing

edWeb.net

The giveaway began with a survey in which Brookes Publishing asked special ed educators for their opinions on webinar topics for 2017. The survey results will help guide Brookes Publishing in selecting webinar topics for the community in 2017.

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

Edsurge

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. If one of us must be absent due to illness, the lessons are still taught because they were planned by both of us, therefore, there are no missed opportunities for instruction.

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.

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.

OPINION: Seven traits of Massachusetts’ most effective classrooms

The Hechinger Report

The first is differentiated instruction. At our BSRI partner schools, students are expected in first grade to be able to differentiate fact from opinion (a skill, alas, in scarce supply these days!).

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.

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

Fractus Learning

Differentiated instruction is a big benefit of the flipped classroom model. In it, Bergmann and Sams share strategies to get stakeholders on board, formative assessment tools, programs for recording and delivering lessons, and how to overcome common challenges.