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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. The program continuously evaluates each student’s exact skill level, learning temperament and learning pace.

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

Waterford

If you’ve been in the educational field long enough, you’ve probably come across Fleming’s learning styles theory. For over forty years, researchers have sought to classify how different students learn and what teachers can do to support them. What Are the Four Learning Styles?

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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”. Top Ten: Uncovering the instructional WHY S.O.S.

Blended Instruction vs Blended Learning

A Principal's Reflections

We are beginning to see more and more innovative uses of technology not just to personalize, but also to make the learning process more personal. This, combined with relevance grounded in authentic contexts and applications, empowers students to own their learning.

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

User Generated Education

Too much school curriculum is based on paper for quick and one shot learning experiences (or the comparable online worksheets). Struggles with authentic tasks mimics real life so much more than completing those types of tasks and assessments done at most schools.

“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

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

The CoolCatTeacher

Learn the story and the lesson plan and book that will help you build bridges with your students. 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.

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. This is a great way to easily gage student learning in a wide range of subjects.

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 learning

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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. Think of it this way — Some students learn by seeing. Others learn by hearing. Others learn by doing.

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

The Christensen Institute

Blended-learning proponents can point to a growing number of schools that consistently achieve extraordinary student learning results. Recently, I visited five blended-learning schools in Las Vegas and the San Jose area that are earning accolades for serving low-income and minority students and achieving strong student learning outcomes: Dr. Owen C. So what does high-quality teaching in these blended-learning schools look like? Data-driven instruction.

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

The Difference Between Personalized Learning And Individualized Learning

TeachThought - Learn better.

The Difference Between Personalized Learning And Individualized Learning. What is the difference between personalized learning and individualized learning? The term personalization and individualization are often used synonymously for differentiating instruction.

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 Digital video flipped classroom flipped learning

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 flipped classroom

?How Game-Based Learning Encourages Growth Mindset

Edsurge

Like gaming, learning math requires grit and persistence—cornerstones of growth mindset—and is grounded in problem solving, flexible thinking, and pattern recognition. The same kind of tenacity is crucial when learning math. Like gaming, learning math requires grit and persistence—cornerstones of growth mindset—and is grounded in problem solving, flexible thinking, and pattern recognition. Gamers embrace challenges and use mistakes to learn.

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.

Answer Pad Free

Technology Tidbits

Answer Pad is a wonderful mobile learning solution and student response system that educators everywhere are using to integrate technology into their curriculum. assessing differentiate instruction mobile based learning student response systemRecently, 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.

Storyboard That for Halloween

Technology Tidbits

timelines, digital storytelling, project based learning, etc), has just release their latest bundle for Halloween. 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

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

Edsurge

Recently I was asked, “What do you think about personalized learning?” Personalized learning seems to be one of the buzziest of the buzzwords in the edu-jargon grab bag and yet its exact definition is rather elusive. 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.

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.

Getting Blended Learning Right in Your School

edWeb.net

When implementing a blended learning model, it is important for schools to be aware of key components and steps to integrate into their plan. Although it may seem easier to dive right in, schools cannot go technology-first into a blended learning model.

When Students Drive Learning, They Can Do So Much More

Edsurge

Our communities are being deprived of engaged citizens equipped with the skills required to be productive and compassionate, and who have ownership of their learning journey. Another student, Warren, had a passion and needed substantial time to work on a project on integrated service learning aimed at educating peers and younger students on issues of diversity and inclusiveness, specifically aimed at LGBTQ+ anti-bullying. What Is Individualized Learning?

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. Plus, the available content was designed around how much time I’d spend teaching it versus what I actually needed to get students adept at learning the topic at hand. This was at odds with my experience, because I relied extensively on edtech for assessments.

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.

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.

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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'Lost in the Cracks' Alabama District Brings Personalized Learning to Incarcerated Youth

Edsurge

The K-12 school is a part-virtual and part-blended learning space—meaning students from all over the state can attend the virtual school (which serves over 1000 students, according to the principal Nelson Brown) and students within a 70 mile radius can participate in the blended version of the school (which has approximately 300 to 400 students depending on the year). We sit down with students and create a personalized learning plan for each of them.

OPINION: Seven traits of Massachusetts’ most effective classrooms

The Hechinger Report

The first is differentiated instruction. The bottom line is that the more time each student’s mind is engaged (he is being taught or is practicing at his appropriate level), the more he’ll learn. Sign up for our Future of Learning newsletter.