Implementing differentiated instruction: the good and the bad

Neo LMS

Differentiated instruction is an approach to teaching focused on students and their uniqueness. What is differentiated instruction? Read more: Why teachers should consider differentiated instruction.

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?

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How to Use Wizer to Create Digital Worksheets that Differentiate Instruction

The CoolCatTeacher

Also, those who believe in differentiated instruction, multiple ways of asking (and answering questions) like text, voice, and video, and the ability for teachers to share with each other will love Wizer.

Why teachers should consider differentiated instruction

Neo LMS

And act accordingly, by differentiating instruction to better meet their learning needs. The concept of differentiated instruction is nothing new. The problem with it is that it doesn’t fit perfectly in the standardized one-size-fits all education system we’re all too familiar with. Differentiated instruction is anything but one-size-fits-all. Differentiation means tailoring instruction to meet individual needs.

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.

Last Chance: Differentiated Instruction Online Class (MTI 563)

Ask a Tech Teacher

MTI 563: The Differentiated Teacher. Differentiation in the classroom means meeting students where they are most capable of learning. Assessment is based on involvement, interaction with classmates, and completion of projects so be prepared to be fully-involved and an eager risk-taker.

ST Math: Differentiating Instruction with Mastery-Based Embedded Assessment

MIND Research Institute

I took what for me seemed like the most logical path, I gave a diagnostic assessment, provided the relevant online remediation materials for the students as needed, and tried to do some reteaching of the “big gaps” that were shared by a large number of the students (like fractions, for example).

30 Sites/Apps for Differentiated Instruction

Technology Tidbits

Wikipedia Differentiation, the ability for teachers to meet the needs of a variety of learners, is a key component for successful teaching. Also, the "Go Interactive" features allows teachers to collaborate w/ students in real-time and gauge student understanding to differentiate instruction.

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."

Differentiating Instruction in the Math Standards: Self-Directed Pathways for All Learners

Battelle for Kids

The need to educate students so they achieve lifelong learning and academic success in a global community has changed the way teaching is approached in classrooms across the United States. Where instruction once was more passive for students, 21st Century Skills, habits, and attitudes require students to not only become active learners, but to also advocate and self-direct their own learning. What will the instruction look like in the classroom so that standards are addressed?

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. At the 2016 ISTE Conference & Expo in Denver, Colorado, Achieve3000® will showcase an array of new and enhanced literacy solutions, all designed to help students and educators make a strong start when they head back to school. Upcoming LevelSet Writing Assessments.

Formative Assessment in Kindergarten

The CoolCatTeacher

Becky Holden talks about formative assessment in kindergarten. From notetaking on how knowledge is forming as students are learning to the importance of understanding a child’s learning path, Becky relates this topic to all ages as we discuss the best practices in formative assessment. ” The post Formative Assessment in Kindergarten appeared first on Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis @coolcatteacher helping educators be excellent every day.

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. For more on precision differentiation, check out the infographic, How to Navigate the Needs of (M)any Student(s) So All Roads Lead to Learning , and the eBook, Differentiating Instruction for Acceleration and Equity.

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."

Reading Plus Insight Assessment Approved As Universal Screener For Hawaii Department of Education Longitudinal Data System

eSchool News

Literacy Measurement Tool is the Only LDS-integrated Assessment That Provides Data on Student Motivation and Silent Reading Rate. InSight, which gives a composite reading proficiency grade-level score, is strongly correlated with national and state reading assessments.

Using tech to help differentiate instruction

Kathy Schrock

This article originally appeared in the Discovery Education blog " Kathy Schrock's Katch of the Month " in October 2018 and is re-posted here with permission. 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”. I loved the fact he put the student first and foremost by targeting “differentiated learning”!

Renaissance Launches Major Updates to Star Spanish Assessments

eSchool News

Renaissance, the global leader in pre-K–12 education technology, has enhanced Star Spanish , its assessment platform for students who speak, or are learning to speak, Spanish, with new reports and the first authentic K–12 learning progression for Spanish available in the country.

Chronicle Cloud

Technology Tidbits

Chronicle Cloud is a wonderful mobile (iOS/Google Play) app that makes it easy for teachers to assess student learning, differentiate instruction, and maximize their best teaching "strategies".

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North Carolina State Board of Education Names i-Ready® as the Recommended Competency-Based Assessment for Summer Learning Programs

eSchool News

Award-winning Diagnostic, which is already widely used across the state, provides educators with actionable criterion-referenced and normative data to deliver impactful student instruction.

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. 2] Whether the evidence points for or against learning styles, however, this theory can remind us that some students may need individualized instruction or resources to best help them learn. In talking about the learning styles theory, we’re defining it here as the educational model proposed by Neil Fleming in 1984 that presents four types of learning styles.[18]

SplashLearn

Technology Tidbits

SplashLearn is an ideal learning tool to use for teachers and parents because of the educational portal. This portal/dashboard allows educators/parents to create and manage student accounts, track/manage progress, generate detailed reports that can emailed, and even set daily schedules.

Thinkio

Technology Tidbits

Thinkio is a fantastic tool for educators to use to create interactive worksheets or online lessons. Best of all, once a student is done saving their work a teacher has the ability to view their work and edit/add notes making it easy to assess student learning and differentiate instruction.

Top Tips to Create an Organized, Blended Learning Space for Students!

Kleinspiration

Join us May 21st to see how international classroom design consultant and elementary teacher, Erin Klein, is leveraging technology to maximize her teaching time, while differentiating and personalizing her instruction for all students. blended learning brain friendly brain-friendly class design differentiated instruction education free webinar kurzweil personalized learning teaching

BookWidgets

Technology Tidbits

BookWidgets is an excellent site for creating educational games/quizzes. BookWidgets is ideal looking for teachers to save time by having their educational games/quizzes automatically graded. differentiate instruction educational games quizzes

Socrates

Technology Tidbits

Socrates is an innovate new site where educators can seamlessly differentiate instruction for each student through a unique game based learning system. differentiate instruction assessing game based learning self paced learning

Buncee

Technology Tidbits

Buncee, is one of the most versatile learning tools around for: project base learning, digital storytelling, scrapbooking, and much much more, just a new feature that makes it easy for teachers to assess student's virtual assignments and performance.

Chronicle Cloud

Technology Tidbits

Chronicle Cloud is an innovative educational all-in-one iOS app for teachers. Educators can use Chronicle Cloud in a number of different ways such as: assessing (using their "traffic light" system), note-taking, providing feedback, and much much more.

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 was developed and refined based on educator feedback and rigorous, ongoing research, and has been recognized by independent review organizations.

Rhode Island Department of Ed Names Curriculum Associates’ i-Ready® an Approved Interim Assessment

eSchool News

The Rhode Island Department of Education (RIDE) recently named Curriculum Associates’ i-Ready Diagnostic as an approved interim assessment for the 2020–2021 school year. i-Ready makes the promise of differentiated instruction a practical reality for K–12 teachers and students.

Parlay

Technology Tidbits

Parlay is a very innovative online tool that educators are using to take classroom discussions to the next level. Also, Parlay is great for assessing students making it easy to differentiate instruction and for "blended" learning.

Gimkit

Technology Tidbits

Gimkit is an excellent game based learning solution that makes it easy for educators to assess learning and differentiate instruction. This is done through fun educational games that even students can help create and use for self paced learning.

Chronicle Cloud

Technology Tidbits

Chronicle Cloud is an innovative educational all-in-one iOS app for teachers. Educators can use Chronicle Cloud in a number of different ways such as: assessing (using their "traffic light" system), note-taking, providing feedback, and much much more.

How to Differentiate Rigor and Assessment

MiddleWeb

The refreshingly clear way that Barbara Blackburn collects and presents best practices in her book on rigor and assessment should help teachers become more effective at providing well differentiated instruction in a positive classroom environment, writes Roy Palmer. Book Reviews Rigor assessment Barbara R. Blackburn differentiation eye on education ownership performance-based assessments preparation rigor Routledge Roy Palmer

Chronicle Cloud

Technology Tidbits

Chronicle Cloud is an innovative educational all-in-one iOS app for teachers. Educators can use Chronicle Cloud in a number of different ways such as: assessing (using their "traffic light" system), note-taking, providing feedback, and much much more.

Gimkit

Technology Tidbits

Gimkit is an excellent game based learning solution that makes it easy for educators to assess learning and differentiate instruction. This is done through fun educational games that even students can help create and use for self paced learning.