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

They function the same from a physical point of view, they dress annoyingly the same (even when — or especially when — there’s no compulsory school uniform) they all have to learn almost the same things in school and they all use their brains to do that. Students come to school from different cultures, they may speak different languages, they have different academic backgrounds and have been shaped by different learning experiences. 4 Classroom aspects to differentiate.

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Differentiating Instruction with Technology

EdTechTeacher

Differentiated instruction is a method by which we can tackle this challenge and find new ways to help our students. It focuses on utilizing teaching strategies that provide students with multiple options for taking in and processing information, making sense of ideas, and then expressing their learning. Teachers need to acquire their own skills in using technology to provide accessible instructional materials and alternatives that will provide voice and choice for students.

ST Math: Differentiating Instruction with Mastery-Based Embedded Assessment

MIND Research Institute

Let’s call this flawed theory of action the “Swiss Cheese Model of Learning.” It’s the idea that we can “diagnose” students with a surgical assessment, find the gaps in their learning, and then fill those gaps by providing materials that address them.

Differentiate Instruction With Blended Learning Tool

techlearning

App of the Day picks are selected from the top edtech tools reviewed by Common Sense Education, which helps educators find the best ed-tech tools, learn best practices for teaching with tech, and equip students with the skills they need to use technology safely and responsibly. Kiddom LMS offers tangible options to differentiate learning Pros: Partnerships with companies like LearnZillion, CK-12, and Newsela give teachers access to ready-made lessons and resources.

How Differentiating Instruction Helps Students Connect to Learning

Edsurge

After visiting literally hundreds of schools and talking with thousands of K-12 educators, students, and parents over two and a half decades, I know that it’s crucial that we strive to connect all students to learning regardless of their needs or levels of readiness. How to Navigate the Needs of (M)any Student(s) So All Paths Lead to Learning. Content —Select and adapt content so students at all levels of readiness can access the same ideas and information. “Stay out of jail!”

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. Using Achieve3000’s patented and proven method of online differentiated instruction, students of all ability levels work with grade-appropriate content delivered at 12 levels in English and 7 levels in Spanish, along with scaffolding precisely tailored for their learning needs.

MobyMax: Tablet + help differentiating instruction

iLearn Technology

Each student gets their very own learning plan with MobyMax with the adaptive curriculum. One of the things that I really appreciate about MobyMax is the mix of direct instruction and the ability for students to discover learning on their own through discovery-based instruction. As a teacher, the continuous progress monitoring makes formative instruction that much easier. At Anastasis, our learning portfolios are digital.

The Open Classroom: A Perspective on Differentiated Instruction

Leadership Lounge

In the 1960s, when America became frightened by the Soviets' rapid space advancements during the Cold War, educators pushed new approaches on how students should be taught and how they should learn. Math rods and other visuals replaced rote learning seemingly overnight. New curricula were developed, including "Physics Computer Support Center" Physics and "Chemical Bond Approach" Chemistry, both of which offered a different way to learn these subjects.

Adapting Books to Increase Accessibility: A Multisensory Approach

N2Y

Books can ignite imagination, provide an escape from the pressures of reality and help us learn. When books and stories are readily accessible to all who want them, many positive outcomes are possible. We remember and learn things more effectively when there is a multisensory element attached. Effective teachers use a multisensory approach when introducing literacy and teaching reading to students because it cements learning and promotes meaningful participation.

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. DETERMINING LEARNING STYLE There are commonly several ways to determine a student’s learning style.

20 Ways to Personalize Your Learning This Summer

The CoolCatTeacher

But the reality is also that we’re going to have to prepare for a fall that – whatever it looks like – will include an online learning component. Even if we go back to face-to-face learning, we will all have to be prepared to teach online, and the best way to do this is to first educate ourselves with research and pedagogy. Learning online will also help us become better teachers and now is the perfect time to take an online course. Blended learning is not new.

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. The program provides explicit, systematic, adaptive learning, scaffolding students as they struggle and advancing them to higher levels as they demonstrate proficiency.

Using adaptive learning to personalize learning experiences

Neo LMS

A version of this post was originally published on August 13, 2020, in Open Access Government. When this happens, the student has the highest chances of understanding the concepts being taught and later remember what they learned. How adaptive learning works. E-learning

Best Practices for Teaching Math to Unique Learners: Math Vocabulary

N2Y

It is hard to learn a new language! Encouraging students to verbalize their decisions and solutions to math problems is an evidence-based practice for students with learning disabilities and learning difficulties in math. It is an essential part of the scaffolded instruction process. Sentence starters provide the scaffold needed by many students with learning disabilities as well as English language learners (ELLs).

How to Achieve Powerful Digital Learning

Digital Promise

The abrupt transition to remote learning was a shock to our national education system. Districts, schools, educators, and families scrambled to get plans in place for distance learning. Verizon Innovative Learning Schools were prepared for the shift to distance learning.

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.

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. My students loved having subtitles on during short videos because it gave them more opportunities to interact with and learn from the content. All my students were learning how to read, and the captions helped them connect the audio to the visual representation of text. Evaluating accessibility. Next page: Learn how to make your classroom more accessible).

Actively Learn

Technology Tidbits

Actively Learn is a site I've covered many times in the past and is excellent for comprehension/reading where educators can take a text and make it their "own" by adding questions, assessments, polls, to assess a student's learning and differentiate instruction. Recently, Actively Learn announced they will help w/ online learning during school closures by making their learning platform free through the end of the summer. Actively Learn can help.

Renaissance Offers Unlimited, Free Access to More Than 6,500 Digital Books and News Articles

eSchool News

To highlight the importance of daily reading during the COVID-19 pandemic, Renaissance , a global leader in pre-K–12 education technology, is offering unlimited free access to myON digital books and news articles from February 1–7, 2021.

How to Make Standards Mastery Accessible to All

N2Y

n2y was founded on the belief that everyone can learn. 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. Instructional targets that bridge to general education standards.

Renaissance Offers Unlimited, Free Access to More Than 6,500 Digital Books and News Articles

eSchool News

To highlight the importance of daily reading during the COVID-19 pandemic, Renaissance , a global leader in pre-K–12 education technology, is offering unlimited free access to myON digital books and news articles from February 1–7, 2021. In fact, research shows that kids with access to at least 500 books at home are more likely to graduate high school, while kids with minimal access to books often don’t make it past grade 9.*.

Makerspaces and Equal Access to Learning

Edutopia

Laura Fleming & Billy Krakower Maker Education Makerspaces can democratize learning, create a culture of participation, allow for teaching with visual cues, offer thematic planning opportunities, and facilitate differentiated instruction

Podcasting So Accessible, Even a ‘Technophobe’ Can Do It—and Teach It

Edsurge

Carter spoke with EdSurge about how her podcast project came together, the ease of using the Soundtrap platform, and some of the ways educators can use podcasting to differentiate instruction and help meet core curriculum requirements. I really enjoyed doing the editing because it was so accessible and so easy to figure out. It was really easy to follow the menus and learn how to stop something, bracket some words, and then just press delete—and it was gone.

Summer Success for Unique Learners

N2Y

Does your district’s summer school program support students with unique learning needs and/or children receiving Extended School Year services? Or perhaps you know parents who are looking for summer learning and enrichment for their unique learner who is not enrolled in a program? In each of these cases, having access to high-quality differentiated lessons, activities and instructional support is critical to a successful outcome. A Recipe for Summer Success.

Join Me in the Personalized Learning EdWeek Summit with Texthelp

The CoolCatTeacher

We'll be in Room 8: Texthelp: Enabling Students to Personalize Their Own Learning From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. We can enable students to personalize their own learning. With apps, tools, and knowledge about how they learn, students who have learning differences can empower themselves to learn better and faster. Because they learn differently, they need different tools.

Using Book Creator for Differentiated Learning

EdTechTeacher

As educators, we understand that our students bring different learner profiles, strengths, challenges, and interests to learning. Differentiated instruction gives students multiple options for taking in information, making sense of their ideas and then expressing what they know (Tomlinson, 2001). We need to plan alternative approaches to what students need to learn, how they will learn it, and how they will show what they have learned.

New Professional Learning Opportunities with Micro-credentials

Digital Promise

Scaffolding Learning to Support Refugee Students focuses on implementing scaffolds to assure learning is both accessible and meaningful to students. The Differentiating Instruction to Support Refugee Students micro-credential aims to build differentiation strategies along content, process, product, and learning environment to promote the highest levels of learning for all students in a classroom.

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.

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. This is a great way to easily gage student learning in a wide range of subjects. assessment differentiate instruction Digital video flipped classroom

Address and Achieve Standards in a Remote Learning Environment

N2Y

Join us to learn how to maintain standards-based instruction, and create foundational steps to establish compliance. Deliver interactive, personalized learning with Unique Learning System, and make the most of our progress monitoring tools.

Otus

Technology Tidbits

Otus is a all-in-one mobile learning solution for schools that combines the best features of a: learning management system, data management system, and more. 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. Any Otus user can access free third-party apps or content.

Otus

Technology Tidbits

Otus is a all-in-one mobile learning solution for schools that combines the best features of a: learning management system, data management system, and more. 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. Any Otus user can access free third-party apps or content.

Learning and Reflecting with Video

A Principal's Reflections

If you were to ask me why I really write, my response would be to reflect and learn openly. In my quest to practice what I preach and grow, I have begun to utilize video as a means to articulate ideas, share my learning, and openly reflect. The result has been the creation of a vlog (video blog) in the form of a YouTube Channel, which you can access HERE. Image credit In the classroom, or even outside of it, video is one of the most powerful learning tools there is.

Video 201

Otus

Technology Tidbits

Otus is a all-in-one mobile learning solution for schools that combines the best features of a: learning management system, data management system, and more. 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. Any Otus user can access free third-party apps or content.