Achieve3000 updates blended learning, differentiated instruction tools

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Achieve3000 offers innovative new ways to empower blended learning and accelerate student literacy gains through differentiated instruction in the 2016-2017 school year. plus several international editions – Achieve3000 is ensuring both teachers and students have the standards-aligned, grade-appropriate content they need to meet grade-level state standards, perform on high-stakes state assessments, and achieve college and career readiness literacy goals.

Using tech to help differentiate instruction

Kathy Schrock

Differentiated instruction is defined by Carol Tomlinson as “an approach to teaching that advocates active planning for and attention to student differences in classrooms, in the context of high quality curriculums”. Tomás Franceschin provides an overview of both differentiated instruction and how technology can enable it in this 2017 blog post. I loved the fact he put the student first and foremost by targeting “differentiated learning”!

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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. ” So here is where I struggle with this concept of “common assessments” If teacher A does not work with classroom B, do they know the students in that room? Differentiated instruction cannot come with standardized assessments, or am I way off here?

Learning Styles: Fact or Fiction? What This Decades-Old Theory Can Teach Us

Waterford

2] Whether the evidence points for or against learning styles, however, this theory can remind us that some students may need individualized instruction or resources to best help them learn. Measuring learning styles often involves an assessment such as this one from the Georgia Department of Education. Instead of planning activities based on learning styles, teachers may want to opt for a different, but better researched technique: differentiated instruction.

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. By allowing students to learn from their mistakes, or circling back through the curriculum will allow more students to access your instruction and for you to have a better understanding of where they are at with their learning. Provides feedback and assessment throughout the learning process, not just after a major assessment.

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. Book Reviews Rigor assessment Barbara R. Blackburn differentiation eye on education ownership performance-based assessments preparation rigor Routledge Roy Palmer

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. All the content on differentiation was delivered in a non-differentiated way. So, if differentiation works – do it. An Instructional Coach.

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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. She has spoken internationally about supporting students, differentiating instruction for students learning English, and building strong communities in classrooms.

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 classroomEducators can now access all video-lessons and questions for the whole school year. This is a great way to easily gage student learning in a wide range of subjects.

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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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. Based on what I have seen during my work in schools and through the sharing on social media, the majority of what educators are calling blended learning is blended instruction. Here is the difference: Blended instruction is what the teacher does with technology.

Pear Deck

Technology Tidbits

This is ideal for Differentiating Instruction and assessing students in real-time. For my Pinterest board on Differentiated Instruction click here. assessment differentiated instruction google drive guided learningPear Deck is a cool educational tool that interacts w/ Google Chrome (extensions) or Google Drive to create interactive quizzes/slides/presentations.

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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. Best of all are the detail reports that are generated which help educators assess students. assessing differentiate instruction game based learningTeachers can use this for any subject and for individual students or in teams/groups.

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 classroomThis is done by adding questions to a video and modifying it to make it work for YOU. Best of all, are the wide range of lessons and resources that are available for students and educators.

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 classroomEducators can now access all video-lessons and questions for the whole school year and search for them by subject or grade level.

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 learningEducators can now access all video-lessons and questions for the whole school year and search for them by subject or grade level.

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 !!!

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. As w/ Zookeeper, Writing Sparks will assess students in real-time to help teachers assess student's learning. differentiate instruction project based learning writing writing prompts

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.

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.

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. No single teaching approach will engage each student at once, but building a strategy to consistently deliver culturally-responsive lessons will help you appeal to diverse learners with distinct backgrounds.

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

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 differentiated instruction mobile learning student response system

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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. As w/ Zookeeper, Writing Sparks will assess students in real-time to help teachers assess student's learning. differentiate instruction project based learning Web 2.0

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.

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. If I ask students to show that they understand the same objective, does the way we assess truly have to be the same? 2 What I think we mean is that we are looking for “common understandings”, not “common assessments”.

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?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.

How ‘early exit’ prepares students for the 22nd Century

eSchool News

The transition from bilingual to strictly English classrooms was often a jarring experience, affecting our student’s grades and performance on state assessments. In an early exit model, students who demonstrate the readiness to transition from Spanish to English instruction can do so as early as the first or second grade. Next page: ELL instruction, early exit for the future). San Benito CISD (SBCISD) lies at the southernmost tip of Texas, right on the border of Mexico.

The Google Infused Classroom

EdTechTeam

What are the best apps for formative assessments? How can I differentiate instruction? 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! . Cross-posted from [link] Ever found a book that while you’re reading it, you get so excited because you know, “This is it!”

How to make math a key part of your ELL curriculum

eSchool News

Historically, English language learner (ELL) instruction has primarily focused on reading and writing. For that success to happen, however, ELLs need individualized, differentiated instruction to close the math gap—but challenges abound. The general idea is to use instruction at school combined with smartphone-based lessons at home that are monitored by teachers.

Adaptive literacy? 3 must-knows for teachers and admin about adaptive learning

eSchool News

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. In “ Adaptive Literacy Learning 101 ,” presenters reviewed findings from Tech & Learning’s 2017 survey on adaptive learning and highlighted key points that everyone should know.

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.

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.

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.