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How Differentiating Instruction Helps Students Connect to Learning

Edsurge

As we got near each other, the young man literally grabbed and hugged me,” my colleague reported. 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. Webinar: Accelerating Literacy with Precision Differentiation. “Stay out of jail!”

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."

MobyMax: Tablet + help differentiating instruction

iLearn Technology

MobyMax also includes “Power Tools” acting like a clicker, monitoring behavior, messaging, a social wall for students, a parent portal, manipulatives and time reports. As a teacher, the continuous progress monitoring makes formative instruction that much easier.

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."

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.

Using Data-Driven Instruction and SEL to Make the Most of Assessments

EdNews Daily

As other districts experiencing these factors know, this presents a variety of challenges to the fidelity and cohesiveness of instruction. Our solution is a combination of strong data-driven instruction and social-emotional learning (SEL). Data-Driven Instruction.

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Bloom's Taxonomy and a Praying Mantis

wwwatanabe

The students realized that writing a report would be at this level because they were applying some structure and organization to their new knowledge from what they understood. I assured them we did not, but we would look it up on the Internet or in our books.

100+ Ways to Use a Chromebook in the Classroom – SULS033

Shake Up Learning

You will also see a summary overview, tips for success; some will have differentiated instruction strategies for English Language Learners and special accommodations. Chromebook Idea Spark #1: Personalized Story Telling with Book Creator. Assess class performance.

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

Kleinspiration

I''ve organized the gifts into three categories : Autographed Books : a few of my friends who are authors have generously donated a signed copy of their book - I personally have a copy of these and simply love each book!

Night Zookeeper's International Writing Cup

Technology Tidbits

Also, it has an educational portal that 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. The Writing Triathlon Stage 1: Instructions - The students will write a set of instructions how to write an excellent adventure story. Books contest Publishing Web 2.0

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. Book Giveaway Contest.

Teachers: Don’t Feel Guilty About What You Can’t Do. The System Needs to Change.

Edsurge

We were lucky to have a full class set of books and were rationed two reams of copy paper per teacher for the entire semester. Students collaborated, constructed their designs, collected data, wrote reports and gave presentations. What if I could differentiate instruction in more effective ways than providing extra worksheets to advanced students or offering after-school tutoring for those who struggled?

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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. Writing: Storykit , Book Creator.

STEAM Learning in Action

EdNews Daily

According to its findings, “teachers report that arts integration stimulates deep learning, creates increased student engagement, and cultivates students’ investment in learning.” Approaches like these can all enhance their understanding of the book they read.”.

Night Zookeeper Star Writing Challenge

Technology Tidbits

Also, it has an educational portal that 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. Recently Night Zookeeper announced they are running two different Star Writing Challenges where the students have the chance(s) to get their writing published in the third Night Zookeeper book.

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.

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. Booking Info – It is time to think about your school or conference needs. Check out my Booking Page. Look for contact information at the Booking Site.

Is the new education reform hiding in plain sight?

The Hechinger Report

Photo: Laura Pappano for The Hechinger Report. Photo: Laura Pappano for The Hechinger Report. Differentiated instruction was conceived in the 1950s. We discuss their goals and what they are working on, and if they had an assessment we might talk about that,” she said.

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. Booking Info – It is time to think about your school or conference needs. Check out my Booking Page.

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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. Booking Info – It is time to think about your school or conference needs. Check out my Booking Page.

Project Based Learning Tips that Will Transform Your Classroom – SULS015

Shake Up Learning

14:18] Technology can be used for learning, assessment, and feedback. [15:41] 22:37] Differentiate instruction with technology. There are also project managers who report at the beginning of the class. [26:30] Title : Teacher and Instructional Technology Director.

In the marketplace: Science achievement skyrockets, makerspaces expand, and more

eSchool News

Makerspaces are expected to reach accelerated classroom adoption in less than one year, according to the K-12 Edition of the 2016 New Media Consortium Horizon Report.

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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? There is diversity in the product, and it''s not something that can be looked up online or read in a book. Instead, teach it through direct instruction, look it up online or in a book, and then move on.

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Google Apps and Chromebooks Web App Recommendations - a whole lot!

Educational Technology Guy

Real ti me feedback from students for formative assessment. Teachers can use MoveNote to explain directions to individual students, making it easier to differentiate instruction. hl=en Social Studies Google Maps - https://maps.google.com/ G o Social Studies Go - A Good Alternative to Social Studies Textbooks - Multimedia books about US History, World History and World Religions.

Top 50 Sites/Apps of 2015

Technology Tidbits

Oncore - A free to use iPad app for teachers that acts like an all-in-one Learning Management System, where educators can assess students, take attendance, communicate w/ parents, and much more. Grammarly - A terrific site for helping students w/ their grammar, spelling, and more w/ detailed reporting. Help Teaching - A very nice site for educational resources, printables, assessments, and more. Story Shares creates digital books that are customized per Reading Level.

200 Ways to Use Word Clouds in the Classroom

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

Booking Info – It is time to think about your school or conference needs. Check out my Booking Page. I am now almost booked through the end of July, and the second half of the 2016 calendar is beginning to fill. Look for contact information at the Booking Site.

Top 100 Sites/Apps of 2014

Technology Tidbits

Educators can manage/create student accounts, take attendance, grade, and assess students in real-time, and much much more. Best of all this game differentiates instruction and educators can track student''s progress as well as generate detailed reports.

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Five Ethical Considerations For Using Virtual Reality with Children and Adolescents

MindShift

Addressing a persistent anxiety, Suter used Samsung Gear’s Public Speaking Simulator to successfully prepare a few nervous students for class presentations, reporting they felt “much more calm” during the live delivery. The tragic events of Sept.

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Top 100 Sites/Apps for Game Based Learning

Technology Tidbits

Arcademic Skill Builders - Amazing site w/ educational games and portal to allow for student tracking and progress reports in Math, Reading, and more. Also, this game is aligned to Common Core Standard and can send progress reports to pareants/teachers via email.