MobyMax: Tablet + help differentiating instruction

iLearn Technology

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.

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.

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10 Awesome Courses To Improve Your Online Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

Flipping Your Classroom: Redefining Homework and Instruction is an excellent course to help you with this. 2 – Designing Online Assessments As you assess learning online, you’ll want to use the research-based best practices for online assessments.

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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.

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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5 Ways to Help Kids of All Ages Code #HourofCode

The CoolCatTeacher

I’ll be co-hosting a panel conversation on how I help kids learn how to personalize their own learning, how we can differentiate instruction, and we’ll have an “old fashioned” tool share at 2 pm in the room.

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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. All Subjects Education Elementary Grades 1-5 (Ages 6-10) Monday Motivation Social Emotional Learning Students Teachers

iPads in Students' Hands

wwwatanabe

This was our first year with iPads in the elementary classrooms, purchased with Title funding. Using the iPads to help facilitate differentiated spelling tests Bonnie Barrett , 1st and 2nd grade teacher, used the iPad to deliver the spelling tests to her two grade levels of students.

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Consistent Use of Lexia Reading Core5 Leads to Surge in Charter Schools USA Elementary Students Literacy Gains

techlearning

BOSTON (March 12, 2018) – An analysis of more than 22,600 K–5 students within the Charter Schools USA (CSUSA) network found that incorporating recommended use levels of the Lexia Reading Core5® program into instruction resulted in substantial growth in reading skills during the 2016/17 school year, over and above that achieved with non-Core5 instruction.

A Back-to-School, Personalized Learning Toolkit

Edsurge

One of my favorites is from Kate Wagner, principal of Red Mill Elementary, who says, “ We are no longer teaching to the middle.” 4) Blog—Five Steps to Differentiated Instruction In this blog, we take a deep dive into differentiated instruction by laying out five steps to get you started.

New Hampshire testing pilot breaks the federal accountability mold

The Christensen Institute

Department of Education made a groundbreaking decision to allow four school systems in New Hampshire to pilot a new accountability regime based on a mix of local and state assessments. New Hampshire’s Performance Assessment for Competency Education (PACE) pilot will allow locally managed assessments to count toward federal accountability requirements. A new approach to assessment sits at the fulcrum of any competency-based approach. This week the U.S.

One District's Journey From 'State of Emergency' to Student Success

Edsurge

In a conversation with EdSurge, Gilmore—who became Allendale’s superintendent a year ago—discusses how she is turning around her district, and outlines her six-step instructional process that drives teacher and student success. performing formative assessments.

Common Core: Addressing Text Complexity through Digital Resources

wwwatanabe

The Arizona Department of Education (ADE) issued a letter informing us they will increase the text complexity as well as higher Lexile levels on the current AIMS test this year to help transition to the PARCC assessment. 21st Century Learning Common Core differentiated instruction

Site Visit & Shift Happens

wwwatanabe

The teachers were masters at differentiated instruction with technology. What was interesting was the learning taking place in 6th-8th grade looked similar to the elementary with the students working in small learning groups. The other was an 8th grade math class, where they were presenting their research to their small group for peer assessment. The students had their paper packets out with their rubrics to assess their peers.

Differentiation strategies to support learners

Kathy Schrock

This article originally appeared in the Discovery Education blog " Kathy Schrock's Katch of the Month " in May 2018 and is re-posted here with permission. __ Differentiation of instruction for all students in your classroom is sometimes a daunting task.

Does proposed federal policy leave room for disruptive innovation?

The Christensen Institute

For years there’s been consensus that we need to hit refresh on the federal Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA). Encouragingly, the current ESSA draft mentions blended learning as one such innovation, if schools manage to effectively integrate technology into their instructional core. In many ways, disruption is already underway in the K–12 education system, relative to how we deliver content and structure assessment.

Curriculum Design is Emotional Work—This Teacher Makes It Easier

Edsurge

standards-based) school for at-risk youth, pre-packaged curriculum and assessments offered very little flexibility for personalization or modification. With students on my roster performing at a range of grade levels from elementary to beyond high school, I decided against bundled curriculum and textbooks and instead committed to building an in-house curriculum tailored to my students’ needs.

?How Game-Based Learning Encourages Growth Mindset

Edsurge

Grouping math students to target instruction has become widespread, with students often placed in one of three categories—intervention, advanced, and somewhere in the middle. Intervention students can get stuck in a deficit model of instruction that repeatedly focuses only on they skills and knowledge they lack. Adaptive GBL platforms can help by doing the heavy lifting, handling instructional planning, delivery, and data collection in mixed ability classrooms.

What teachers want in a data dashboard

eSchool News

When Amber Teamann was a teacher in Garland, Texas, seven years ago, her use of data to help guide her instruction was fairly limited. Based on the programs I was using, I could evaluate how to differentiate instruction for my students,” she said.

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Blended Instruction vs Blended Learning

A Principal's Reflections

However, there seems to be a bit of confusion as to what blended learning is or the conditions that have to be established for it to improve feedback, differentiate instruction and empower learners. Here is the difference: Blended instruction is what the teacher does with technology.

Innovation Study Tours Explore Equity in Diverse Settings

Digital Promise

The school visit demonstrated how they integrate culturally relevant pedagogy, differentiated instruction, and varied assessments to highlight Black brilliance in mathematics.

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6 EdTech Resources and Strategies to Gain a Deeper Understanding of Students

EdTechTeacher

It is therefore essential to personalize instruction based upon learner differences if we are going to ensure that all students thrive in our schools. The key strategy to get to this level of understanding involves a tried-and-true instructional practice: formative assessments and feedback.

Helping Learners Move Beyond “I Can’t Do This”

User Generated Education

I work part-time with elementary learners – with gifted learners during the school year and teaching maker education camps during the summer. Struggles with authentic tasks mimics real life so much more than completing those types of tasks and assessments done at most schools.

Data Interoperability Provides a Path Toward Equity—4 Lessons Learned

Edsurge

Together with the San Diego County Office of Education , Stephenville Independent School District , Vancouver Public Schools , and a team of researchers and developers, Uinta County School District #1 formed the Digital Promise Assessment Data Interoperability Challenge Collaborative.

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Why educators are moving away from the Station Rotation model

The Christensen Institute

The Station Rotation has consistently reigned as the most popular blended-learning model implemented by elementary schools. Of the 235 active elementary schools currently profiled in the BLU school directory , 136, or 58 percent, of them have a Station Rotation program.

Data Interoperability Provides a Path Toward Equity—4 Lessons Learned

Edsurge

Together with the San Diego County Office of Education , Stephenville Independent School District , Vancouver Public Schools , and a team of researchers and developers, Uinta County School District #1 formed the Digital Promise Assessment Data Interoperability Challenge Collaborative.

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

Kleinspiration

Prodigy takes game-based learning a step further and provides teachers with a powerful set of reporting and assessment tools that allow them to easily identify trouble spots, differentiate instruction, and better manage classroom time.

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

Edsurge

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. In Support of Formative Assessment As educators, we can use formative assessments to monitor progress while we still have time to reteach, fix misconceptions, and give more practice time.

Technology doesn’t drive blended learning success … or does it?

The Christensen Institute

Roundy Elementary , Vegas Verdes Elementary , and Elaine Wynn Elementary , three franchise schools in Las Vegas’s Clark County School District, and Hollister Prep and Gilroy Prep, two charter elementary schools operated by Navigator Schools in the San Jose area. 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. Data-driven instruction.

Broward County Public Schools Selects Science A-Z As District-wide Supplement to K–5 Science Curriculum

techlearning

Florida’s second largest district partners with Learning A-Z to provide its elementary schools with professional learning and an award-winning curriculum resource that blends science and literacy TUCSON—Aug. Resources can be used for one-to-one, small-group, and whole-class instruction.

Prodigy - free math game that helps students learn math while having fun

Educational Technology Guy

Prodigy takes game-based learning a step further and provides teachers with a powerful set of reporting and assessment tools that allow them to easily identify trouble spots, differentiate instruction, and better manage classroom time.

4 keys to supporting college and career readiness

eSchool News

Our efforts seem to be paying off, as all of our elementary and middle schools are rated by the state as either “shows progress” or “excels” in terms of reading and math achievement. We would not have known this was a problem without our common district assessments to evaluate instruction.

Launch, Fail, Grow: Using Iteration To Build Great Schools

TeachThought - Learn better.

Readers will know that I promised a thoughtful follow-up to my previous post in which I criticized DeLisle’s recent Ed Week rant on differentiated instruction. For, surely, this is the issue with Differentiated Instruction. Using Iteration To Build Great Schools.

Emphasize Flexibility and Adaptability When Grouping Students

edWeb.net

Base groupings on information: Use pre-tests, formatives assessments, learning styles, and even student interest surveys to divvy up the students. Don’t assess and forget: For groupings based on ability or readiness, don’t just plop the kids together and assume they’re all set.

8 essential qualities of a digital literacy curriculum

eSchool News

That was a voicemail message I received from a friend, a principal at a local elementary school one sunny summer afternoon. “Jeff. I’ve got a big challenge. Help!”. What was the challenge?