How Differentiated Instruction Can Help You Reach Every Student in Class

Waterford

Research around differentiated instruction confirms this is true. If you can adapt your instruction to reflect your students’ needs and learning preferences, you can make class time more effective and help students become more engaged. What is Differentiated Instruction?

Why teachers should consider differentiated instruction

Neo LMS

While it’s definitely easier to treat students the same in the classroom — after all, there is but one teacher to 30 students (more or less) — the best teachers are those who understand that students are not the same. And act accordingly, by differentiating instruction to better meet their learning needs. The concept of differentiated instruction is nothing new. Differentiated instruction is anything but one-size-fits-all.

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Differentiating Instruction with Technology

EdTechTeacher

As educators, we innately know that our students bring different learner profiles to our classrooms. Differentiated instruction is a method by which we can tackle this challenge and find new ways to help our students. To be successful in creating different avenues to acquire content, analyze, problem solve, and synthesize ideas, educators need to be armed with tools and strategies to take on the unique challenges inherent in the diversity of today’s classrooms.

ST Math: Differentiating Instruction with Mastery-Based Embedded Assessment

MIND Research Institute

Differentiate to Meet Students Where They Are. Differentiate by Adapting at the Moment of Learning. Differentiate the Student Learning Pathway. Equitable Access and Equitable Growth. ST Math's visual approach makes the program accessible to all learners.

How Differentiating Instruction Helps Students Connect to Learning

Edsurge

I pay close attention to classroom solutions that can meet these students exactly where they are. I pay close attention to classroom solutions that can meet these students exactly where they are. Making the Connection to Learning Through Differentiation Connecting this way requires teachers to differentiate instruction—recognizing their students’ individuality and then planning learning experiences with the range of student needs, interests, styles, and preferences in mind.

Convert PDFs to Google Docs to Differentiate Instructional Materials – From Brenda Doucette

EdTechTeacher

Recently, we discovered a feature of Google Drive that has changed how we prepare and access materials and resources for our students. PDFs are just not editable in most situations, and this was an issue when it came to modifying and differentiating documents. Google & Web Tools in the Student-Centered Classroom. Differentiating with Technology. The Chromebook Classroom.

The Open Classroom: A Perspective on Differentiated Instruction

Leadership Lounge

However, what has made the biggest gains in the sciences has been the use of technology to better engage students and to give access to better materials. We have seen this development accelerate over the past decade with virtual labs, learning collaboration tools and a differentiated curriculum tailored to the student and course requirements. The motivation was not in response to Sputnik, but to addressing the growing diversity in classroom composition and student numbers.

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”!

Differentiate and Personalize Literacy Instruction for Your Elementary Classroom!

Kleinspiration

Adaptive, Personalized Learning for Literacy Instruction in Blended Learning Environments What Is Lexia Core5 ? Lexia Reading Core5 is an online literacy program developed with an instructional model and scope and sequence based on research published in numerous peer reviewed journals. School-to-home access allows students to continue their independent work at home, in blended learning models, extended-day programs, or libraries and other community centers.

3 steps to a more accessible classroom

eSchool News

In my first-grade classroom, a third of my students were learning English as a second language. As a public school teacher, I had to constantly evaluate how my teaching practices and materials could better include and empower the vast diversity in my classroom. Plus, the students who struggled with attention didn’t miss out on any information since they could access the content through the voice-over, the visuals in the video, and the text in the captions.

Using a Flip Flop Design for the Concurrent Classroom

Catlin Tucker

” This is a sentiment I’ve heard repeatedly from teachers navigating the demands of the concurrent classroom. As I’ve said in previous blog posts, teaching in a concurrent classroom is the most challenging teaching assignment I can imagine.

Best Practices for Teaching Math to Unique Learners: Math Vocabulary

N2Y

It is an essential part of the scaffolded instruction process. This differentiation of talking in math class still requires them to reflect on the purpose of the four operations and match the correct one to the specific word problem. Set students up for success with their math writing by creating a text-rich environment throughout your classroom. Hang anchor charts with purposeful use of bold colors and clear visuals in easily accessible places.

10 Awesome Courses To Improve Your Online Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Teaching online and blending classrooms is a hot topic, but there’s always room for improvement. In this blog post, you’ll discover ten topics that can help you improve your online or blended classroom. 1 – Flipped Classroom Concepts for Homework The flipped classroom has been around for a while. In a flipped classroom, students watch lectures and other lesson content on video.

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Best Practices for Teaching Math to Unique Learners: Examples and Scaffolding

N2Y

Sometimes the confusion happens because the teacher didn’t present a particular kind of problem in the instructional examples. Every teacher understands the difficult choices necessitated by a finite amount of instructional time. Here’s another way to scaffold instructional examples.

How to Make Standards Mastery Accessible to All

N2Y

Before many states adopted extended (accessible) educational standards for students with unique needs, we began developing differentiated materials to provide students with the ability to learn skills, demonstrate knowledge and raise the bar for educational expectations. Differentiation to ensure access and compliance. You and Unique Learning System—address grade-specific extended standards using differentiated activities.

3 Ways to Differentiate Learning in the Classroom with HyperDocs

EdTechTeacher

HyperDocs or “HyperLearning” as I prefer to call it, involves a well-crafted digital lesson for student use which engages them in inquiry-based learning and can differentiate learning in the classroom. It typically involves the hyperlinking of material, resources, tasks, and information students can access from a single document or access point. With various roadmaps for each learner, differentiation in the classroom is necessary to meet student needs.

3 Steps to a More Accessible Classroom

Graphite Blog

In my first-grade classroom, a third of my students were learning English as a second language. As a public school teacher, I had to constantly evaluate how my teaching practices and materials could better include and empower the vast diversity in my classroom. Plus, the students who struggled with attention didn't miss out on any information since they could access the content through the voice-over, the visuals in the video, and the text in the captions.

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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. Educators can now access all video-lessons and questions for the whole school year. assessment differentiate instruction Digital video flipped classroom

Why Technology in Classrooms Doesn’t Always Boost Education Results

The CoolCatTeacher

Technology in classrooms means little. In some countries, like Turkey and Mexico, about half of the students don’t have access to a computer at home. ” The Wall Street Journal, “Technology in Classrooms Doesn’t Always Boost Education Results, OECD Says”. You have to: Have technology in the classroom, Students must have access , and. Using Technology in Ways that Improve Classroom Learning. When I do a workshop on differentiation, I differentiate.

20 Ways to Personalize Your Learning This Summer

The CoolCatTeacher

Blended Learning In my opinion, the best 21st-century classrooms are “bricks” and “clicks,” blending together the best of face-to-face and online. Research around the pedagogy of effective blended learning will help you understand how to effectively combine your physical classroom and your online classroom. Blended Learning Classrooms are made of “bricks’ and “clicks” and every teacher should be ready.

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. Educators can now access all video-lessons and questions for the whole school year. differentiate instruction Digital video flipped classroom project based learning

Creating Future Ready Schools and Classrooms

Tom Murray

Strands for district leaders , principals , instructional coaches , tech leaders , and librarians, created and led by over 70 innovative practitioners, are available and supporting the vision forward. The gears of the FRS Framework are as follows: Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment. In a Future Ready district, curriculum, instruction, and assessment are tightly aligned, redesigned to engage students in 21st Century, relevant, technology-empowered, deeper 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. Educators can now access all video-lessons and questions for the whole school year and search for them by subject or grade level. assessing differentiate instruction Digital video flipped classroom flipped learning

3 Ways to Differentiate Learning in the Classroom with Google Docs

EdTechTeacher

HyperDocs or “HyperLearning” as I prefer to call it, involves a well-crafted digital lesson for student use which engages them in inquiry-based learning and can differentiate learning in the classroom. It typically involves the hyperlinking of material, resources, tasks, and information students can access from a single document or access point. With various roadmaps for each learner, differentiation in the classroom is necessary to meet student needs.

Otus

Technology Tidbits

Cleaner Interface: A polished, streamlined functionality lets users more easily navigate existing features including polling for instant feedback, a real-time assessment center, blogging capabilities and classroom organization tools. Toolbox: Otus functions as an open, interoperable educational ecosystem allowing teachers to integrate and quickly access the third party apps and content that they use everyday 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. Educators can now access all video-lessons and questions for the whole school year and search for them by subject or grade level. assessing differentiate instruction flipped classroom

Otus

Technology Tidbits

Cleaner Interface: A polished, streamlined functionality lets users more easily navigate existing features including polling for instant feedback, a real-time assessment center, blogging capabilities and classroom organization tools. Toolbox: Otus functions as an open, interoperable educational ecosystem allowing teachers to integrate and quickly access the third party apps and content that they use everyday in their classroom.

Otus

Technology Tidbits

Cleaner Interface: A polished, streamlined functionality lets users more easily navigate existing features including polling for instant feedback, a real-time assessment center, blogging capabilities and classroom organization tools. Toolbox: Otus functions as an open, interoperable educational ecosystem allowing teachers to integrate and quickly access the third party apps and content that they use everyday in their classroom.

Otus

Technology Tidbits

Cleaner Interface: A polished, streamlined functionality lets users more easily navigate existing features including polling for instant feedback, a real-time assessment center, blogging capabilities and classroom organization tools. Toolbox: Otus functions as an open, interoperable educational ecosystem allowing teachers to integrate and quickly access the third party apps and content that they use everyday in their classroom.

Otus

Technology Tidbits

Cleaner Interface: A polished, streamlined functionality lets users more easily navigate existing features including polling for instant feedback, a real-time assessment center, blogging capabilities and classroom organization tools. Toolbox: Otus functions as an open, interoperable educational ecosystem allowing teachers to integrate and quickly access the third party apps and content that they use everyday in their classroom.

EDpuzzle Update

Technology Tidbits

EDpuzzle the world's leading tool for "flipping" a classroom or lesson has been hard at work w/ new features and updates to make it easier and even better for teacher to integrate in their classroom. Gradebook: All teachers will now get access to this feature for free. Teachers will be able to truly differentiate their instruction. assessing differentiate instruction Digital video flipped classroom

6 Ways to Add Video to Your Classroom with Animoto

EdTech4Beginners

As a teacher, you can apply for a free Animoto Classroom account , and create up to 50 free sub-accounts for students. Animoto also has a free mobile app available for iOS and Android devices if you’ve got a BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) classroom. If you’re not sure what kind of project you or your students should make, here are 6 accessible ideas to help you add video to your classroom: 1.

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Otus

Technology Tidbits

Cleaner Interface: A polished, streamlined functionality lets users more easily navigate existing features including polling for instant feedback, a real-time assessment center, blogging capabilities and classroom organization tools. Toolbox: Otus functions as an open, interoperable educational ecosystem allowing teachers to integrate and quickly access the third party apps and content that they use everyday in their classroom.

EDpuzzle

Technology Tidbits

EDpuzzle the world's leading tool for "flipping" a classroom or lesson has been hard at work w/ new features and updates to make it easier and even better for teacher to integrate in their classroom. Gradebook: All teachers will now get access to this feature for free. Teachers will be able to truly differentiate their instruction. differentiate instruction flipped classroom project based learning

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4 EdTech Ways to Differentiate in a Student-Centered Classroom

The Web20Classroom

Educators are looking for ways to personalize the learning environment for every student while trying to find ways to differentiate; it can become paralyzing. On the one hand, they have the traditional methods of accessing content and assessing what students have learned. Carol Ann Tomlinson said it best: “At its most basic level, differentiation consists of the efforts of teachers to respond to variance among learners in the classroom. differentiation Shaelynn

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