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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."

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. 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. Access these resources about differentiation: PowToon: One Teacher's Approach to Differentiated 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."

Sites/Apps Every Teacher should try for Back to School

Technology Tidbits

Answer Pad - A fantastic Student Response System that lets educators seamlessly assess students, differentiate instruction, and turn their classroom paperless. Book Creator - The world's leading eBook creator for education that can be used in a wide variety of ways.

Flocabulary debuts student assessments, reporting tools

eSchool News

New tools aim to help teachers use student assessments to target individual learning needs. In addition to the educational hip-hop videos and interactive activities, each instructional unit now features an auto-graded formative assessment for students.

Edcite

Technology Tidbits

Edcite allows educators to create digital assignments/quizzes from over 60 different question types (i.e. 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

More than 7,500 educators from around the globe gathered in Boston to participate in ASCD's #Empower18 conference. Attendees attended Learning Labs and Poster sessions facilitated by educators. Ellevation is a software company focused on ELL educators and the students they serve.

ThinkFluency

Technology Tidbits

ThinkFluency is an innovative new iOS app that lets teachers assess a student's Reading fluency in real-time. All a educator has to do after creating a account, is add students/classes, select a Reading passage or create your own, and then begin the assessment.

HOOPs

Technology Tidbits

HOOPs is a new basketball game by Zzish for assessing students learning and differentiating instruction. This is done using Zzish which creates quizzes and gamifies formative assessments. assessing differentiate instruction game based learning

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.

ThinkFluency

Technology Tidbits

ThinkFluency is an innovative new iOS app that lets teachers assess a student's Reading fluency in real-time. All a educator has to do after creating a account, is add students/classes, select a Reading passage or create your own, and then begin the assessment.

Paperscorer

Technology Tidbits

Paperscorer is a fantastic new mobile (iOS/Android, or Chrome plug-in) app that allows educators and students to assess their learning in real-time. The student then uses those forms to answer the question and take the assessment/quiz.

iPracticeMath

Technology Tidbits

I like to think of this as the "ultimate" Math resource, as students/educators can find whatever they are looking for, such as: worksheets/printables, interactive problems, detailed problem-walkthroughs, and more. Best of all, is the educational portal which allows educators/parents to manage/track student accounts and generate detailed reports. assessment differentiate instruction math

Research roundup: 4 new reports on what’s working for blended learning practitioners

The Christensen Institute

Even though we aren’t even half-way through 2018, there are already several insightful reports on blended and personalized learning from this year that are worth highlighting. These reports examined various tools and approaches to implement blended and personalized learning models, as well as the potential impact these models could have on students and teachers. Another point of interest was how technology allowed teachers to change how they provided instruction to students.

Fabmath

Technology Tidbits

Fabmath is a great learning tool w/ educational portal that allows educators to assign tests, worksheets, and more, while tracking their students progress and needs. This allows teachers to different instruction and assess students in real-time while generating detailed reports. differentiate instruction educational apps mathFabmath is an excellent resource for teachers/students for Math grades 1st-8th.

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.

Prodigy

Technology Tidbits

Best of all is the teacher portal which allows for educators to assess students and get instant real-time reporting. Prodigy, even has a unique learning engine which allows the game to differentiate instruction and help students w/ areas they are struggling in.

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.

LEAP Innovations, Leader in Personalized Learning, Reports Impressive Double-Digit Student Gains in Schools Using Lexia Reading Core5 as their Literacy Solution

techlearning

BOSTON (May 7, 2018)– Educational technology that adapts to meet the personal needs of individual students is in big demand in the pre-K-12 learning environment, with reading being a discipline where one technology-based adaptive literacy tool is driving better outcomes and learning experiences.

Paperscorer

Technology Tidbits

Paperscorer is a fantastic new mobile (iOS/Android, or Chrome plug-in) app that allows educators and students to assess their learning in real-time. The student then uses those forms to answer the question and take the assessment/quiz.

Why a K-12 Operating System is the Next Step in the Evolution of Edtech

Edsurge

Nearly ten years ago, I started my career in education as a math teacher at a new alternative high school serving over-age, under-credited youth in New York City. If we, the educators, were going to serve our students well, we were going to have to get pedagogically creative. If we, the educators, were going to serve our students well, we were going to have to get pedagogically creative. Many education technologies are not interoperable.

Is the new education reform hiding in plain sight?

The Hechinger Report

Photo: Laura Pappano for The Hechinger Report. When it comes to their children’s education, parents are like drug-sniffing dogs. Their changed view — and that of others who shunned Rogers and now want in — is driven by what seems to be a magic educational elixir: personalized learning.

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.

Here’s how we made data usable for our teachers

eSchool News

With a few clicks, we can view detailed reports on student test scores, formative assessments, progress reports from self-paced software, attendance, and so much more. After much research, it was clear that we would benefit from administering benchmark assessments.

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iPracticeMath

Technology Tidbits

I like to think of this as the "ultimate" Math resource as students/educators can find whatever they are looking for, such as: worksheets/printables, interactive problems, detailed problem-walkthroughs, and more. assessments math printables worksheets

ThinkFluency

Technology Tidbits

ThinkFluency is an innovative new iOS app that lets teachers assess a student's Reading fluency in real-time. All a educator has to do after creating a account, is add students/classes, select a Reading passage or create your own, and then begin the assessment.

iPracticeMath

Technology Tidbits

I like to think of this as the "ultimate" Math resource, as students/educators can find whatever they are looking for, such as: worksheets/printables, interactive problems, detailed problem-walkthroughs, and more. Best of all, is the educational portal which allows educators/parents to manage/track student accounts and generate detailed reports. Not only are these reports generated in real-time but they make it easy to assess students and differentiate instruction.

Utah State Board of Education Approves Lexia Reading Core5 as K–3 Reading Improvement Program

techlearning

NYSE: RST) Company, today announced that Lexia Reading Core5® has been named by the Utah State Board of Education (USBE) as an approved provider of early interactive reading software for literacy instruction and assessment for grades K–3.

GrammarFlip

Technology Tidbits

The way this works is that a student watches a educational video on grammar (i.e. Not only is this ideal for self paced learning, but this can help educators differentiate instruction as well as "flip" a classroom/lesson.

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.

STEAM Learning in Action

EdNews Daily

The need for STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) education is critical, especially because there will be more than 3 million job openings in STEM-related fields by 2018. Secretary of Education John B. Education is under pressure to respond to a changing world.

How You Can Take the Pain Out Of Data-Driven Classrooms

Edsurge

How often do you hear your fellow educators talking about data, data, and more data? This will not be another article about how you need to use data to drive your instruction. Instead, let's take a look at some ways to use data regularly in your classroom and take some of the pain out of obtaining it to differentiate instruction. The additional beauty in formative assessments is that we can use the data without always having to assign a grade to it.

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

The CoolCatTeacher

Today’s Sponsor: GradeCam is a web-based tool that lets you customize assessments with multiple choice, true/false, number grids, rubrics, and more. But some educators criticize and say, “You shouldn’t have shared any of that.” Tip #2: Remember that we’re mandatory reporters.

Class Compete

Technology Tidbits

Class Compete is a fantastic Game Base Learning and Assessment system that educators are using to help boost student''s test scores and eliminate test anxiety. Educators can even create their own content and best of all assess student progress through detailed reports.

What teachers want in a data dashboard

eSchool News

The data dashboard has become more sophisticated, but it is still only one lens through which educators should view their students. When Amber Teamann was a teacher in Garland, Texas, seven years ago, her use of data to help guide her instruction was fairly limited.

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Answer Pad

Technology Tidbits

It is fantastic learning tool that is being used by classrooms all around the world that allows educators to assess their students in real-time on their mobile devices. The way this works is the educator creates from scratch or uses Common Core Aligned templates to create assignments, tests, quizzes, etc and then pushes them out to their student''s mobile devices. The students then complete the assignment and the teacher is able to view/assess their work.

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

Edsurge

I stepped out of the classroom in 2010 to work on education systems change at the state and national level, learning from creative public educators across the country. But the debate over reinvesting in public education in LAUSD contextualizes my work, resurfacing all the things we did—and wish we could have done—to promote success for all learners. It is clear the public education system needs reinvestment.

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Differentiating with Personalized Learning

Ask a Tech Teacher

Personalized learning is the latest buzzword in an education environment bursting with new ideas but this one is impressive. In a sentence, personalized learning: “tailors instruction, expression of learning, and assessment to each student’s unique needs and preferences.”