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15 Sites for Differentiated Instruction

Technology Tidbits

"Differentiated instruction and assessment (also known as differentiated learning or, in education , simply, differentiation ) is a framework or philosophy for effective teaching that involves providing students with different avenues to acquiring content; to processing, constructing, or making sense of ideas ; and to developing teaching materials and assessment measures so that all students within a classroom can learn effectively, regardless of differences in ability."

15 Sites for Differentiated Instruction

Technology Tidbits

"Differentiated instruction and assessment (also known as differentiated learning or, in education , simply, differentiation ) is a framework or philosophy for effective teaching that involves providing students with different avenues to acquiring content; to processing, constructing, or making sense of ideas ; and to developing teaching materials and assessment measures so that all students within a classroom can learn effectively, regardless of differences in ability."

Edcite

Technology Tidbits

Edcite is an innovative site for creating digital assignments that I learned about from Monica Burns excellent blog. Best of all, Edcite can automatically grade student responses in real-time and generates detailed reports which allows teachers to differentiate instruction.

ASCD's #Empower18 Conference Report

techlearning

The conversations in these presentations centered on impactful instruction and the magnitude of digital options. It is used to develop interactive presentations and assessments that can be used to add amazing effects in the classroom. TL Advisor Blog

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.

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.

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.

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. *Be sure to check out Otus at ISTE, booth #2152.

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.

How Teaching Compares to Working in an Ed-Tech Startup

Ed Tech from the Ground Up

I came out of the newsroom as a senior reporter for WBUR in Boston. The skills of being able to engage students and control a classroom are very different from selecting public radio stories or writing curriculum and assessments.

Four innovative staffing takeaways from personalized learning schools

The Christensen Institute

For the better part of the past year, the Christensen Institute has worked in collaboration with Public Impact , a national education policy and management consulting firm, to study how schools are implementing innovative staffing models in conjunction with blended learning to personalize instruction and improve student achievement. At Navigator Schools in Gilroy and Hollister California, small-group instructors help teachers give students more targeted instruction. Education Blog

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.

Prodigy Math Game: Game-Based Learning for the Common Core

Kleinspiration

Game-based learning is a topic we have revisited numerous times on this blog. The progress reports highlight individual strengths and needs. This helps with my planning and differentiation for my students. The views and opinions expressed on this blog are purely the blog owners.

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. These school administrators have reported that they spend roughly 70 percent of their time providing coaching to teachers. Data-driven instruction.

Why Technology in Classrooms Doesn’t Always Boost Education Results

The CoolCatTeacher

Here’s why: “The report suggested that “we have not yet become good enough at the kind of pedagogues that make the most of technology; that adding 21st century technologies to 20th century teaching practices will just dilute the effectiveness of teaching.”. This report is no surprise.

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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Blended learning proof points showcase district schools

The Christensen Institute

We published the first of these reports recently as a series of case studies titled Proof Points: Blended Learning Success in School Districts. The Virtual Instruction to Accentuate Learning program in Putnam County Schools in Cookeville, Tenn., The elementary school in the Randolph Central School District uses blended learning to actually differentiate instruction and has significantly improved its students’ math scores on state assessments.

What to Avoid – and Embrace – in Personalized Learning

Digital Promise

I am glad to report I’ve never seen a district make all these mistakes, but most districts make at least a few. Risk #2: Curricular and Instructional Misalignment: Personalized learning is about shifting pedagogy and thinking about curriculum and instruction differently. Element #2: Targeted Instruction: In Benjamin Bloom’s famous study, he found that effective small group instruction supported student learning nearly as much as one-on-one tutoring.

Gamechanger: Type to Learn is Now in the Cloud!

Ask a Tech Teacher

With the push to move assessments online, students need good keyboarding skills. It does this through a process of review, demonstration, practice, and assessment. This takes you to your teacher dashboard where you will find student reports and more.

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

The CoolCatTeacher

Kyle Schwartz on episode 141 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Today’s Sponsor: GradeCam is a web-based tool that lets you customize assessments with multiple choice, true/false, number grids, rubrics, and more.

Strategies for Supporting ELL Students in Math

edWeb.net

According to nprEd , in 2016 32 states reported not having enough teachers for ELL students. “We At Compton Unified, ELL students receive differentiated instruction with a teacher and language development through blended learning activities, Michele explained. For many of the 4.5

Differentiating with Personalized Learning

Ask a Tech Teacher

In a sentence, personalized learning: “tailors instruction, expression of learning, and assessment to each student’s unique needs and preferences.” Use the self-grading features of programs like Google Forms to assess student work.

What is the VARK model of Student Learning?

Ask a Tech Teacher

Interestingly enough, Dr. Fleming reports that Kinesthetics (the K in VARK) is the most common learning style though not the most common teaching style. Differentiated instruction, also called “personalized learning”, addresses the truism that every student learns differently.

What to Avoid - and Embrace - in Personalized Learning

Digital Promise

I am glad to report I’ve never seen a district make all these mistakes, but most districts make at least a few. Risk #2: Curricular and Instructional Misalignment: Personalized learning is about shifting pedagogy and thinking about curriculum and instruction differently.

10 Sites Teachers Really Love

Technology Tidbits

I’ve heard from many teachers over the years I’ve been writing this blog of new tech tools and their standby favorites. Many of TextHelp’s tools integrate with Google, and their software for exams and assessment is aligned with the Common Core and other State Standards.

Part 1: Tech Resources and Tools for Differentiated Learning … Reading

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

Welcome to a series that supports the use of technology in support of differentiated learning in and beyond the PBL classroom. Part 1: Tech Resources and Tools for Differentiated Learning … Reading. This is a program that really does allow for whole class differentiation.

Project Based Learning Tips that Will Transform Your Classroom – SULS015

Shake Up Learning

She teaches technology, blogging, photography and more. When she goes home, she blogs and podcasts. She teaches keyboarding, digital film, and blogging. At night, Vicki blogs and podcasts and she is a mom of three. [07:50] 22:37] Differentiate instruction with technology.

Part 3: Tech Resources and Tools for Differentiated Learning … Writing Process

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

Welcome to the third post in a series designed to support the use of technology for differentiated learning… in and beyond the PBL classroom. Part 3: Tech Resources and Tools for Differentiated Learning … Writing Process.

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Part 4: 20 Tech Resources and Tools for Differentiated Learning … Writing Engagement

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

Welcome to the fourth post in a series designed to support the use of technology for differentiated learning… in and beyond the PBL classroom. Part 4: Tech Resources and Tools for Differentiated Learning … Writing Engagement.

The Biggest Give-Away Yet - Thank You Readers and my Personal Learning Network!

Kleinspiration

Thank you to everyone who supports the work we all share through our blogs and social networks. Autographed Books : (per Amazon): In The Book Whisperer , Miller takes us inside her sixth grade classroom to reveal the secrets of her powerful but unusual instructional approach.

Kiddom’s Planner: A new (free) teacher tool to simplify planning for differentiation

The Cornerstone Blog

I shared with you before how much I love Kiddom as an easy tool for managing standards-based grading , and there’s a couple of new updates that you definitely need to know about if you’re spending too much time creating resources for differentiated instruction.

Real talk on how to make differentiation less time-consuming

The Cornerstone Blog

This week on the Truth for Teachers podcast: Real teachers talk about differentiated teaching strategies that worked — and didn’t work — in their classrooms. This time around, we’re talking about how to manage differentiation. Differentiation should be meaningful and purposeful.

Projects are not Project-Based Learning

wwwatanabe

Does the assessment measure the learning? Instead, teach it through direct instruction, look it up online or in a book, and then move on. That might be good differentiated instruction, but that does not make it PBL.

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200 Ways to Use Word Clouds in the Classroom

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

I plan on providing sessions that integrate PBL with STEM, Makers, Differentiated Instruction, Inquiry, Deeper Learning, and Technology Integration. Have students create word clouds of a lab report and compare results. Welcome to a post that grows each time I write it.