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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!”

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.

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. This makes it easy 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.

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. Paperscorer is an advertiser of Technology Tidbits.

Why Technology in Classrooms Doesn’t Always Boost Education Results

The CoolCatTeacher

Technology Research and News A recent Wall Street Journal Article is attracting attention. Technology in classrooms means little. ” The Wall Street Journal, “Technology in Classrooms Doesn’t Always Boost Education Results, OECD Says”. IT IS HOW YOU USE TECHNOLOGY!

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 is an advertiser of Technology Tidbits.

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. Paperscorer is an advertiser of Technology Tidbits.

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.

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 is an advertiser of Technology Tidbits.

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 is an advertiser of Technology Tidbits.

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

The Christensen Institute

But is technology the key to their success? 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. Data-driven instruction. Small-group instruction. and technology?

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

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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.

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

Edsurge

Little did I know this experience would eventually propel me to help develop a school operating system that tackles technology issues plaguing educators and supports them with more opportunities to offer individualized instruction. To supplement in-person support offered during class and lunch periods, I published a simple Google site to house my lessons, assessments, and other resources. Many education technologies are not interoperable.

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 is an advertiser of Technology Tidbits.

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.

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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.

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

Edsurge

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? Education Technology School Models Project-Based Learning Practice and Implementation Strategies Professional Development

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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. She suggests using technology to teach subjects like social studies and science. “I

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.

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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Project Based Learning Tips that Will Transform Your Classroom – SULS015

Shake Up Learning

She teaches technology, blogging, photography and more. We talk about how Vicki brings her students passions to light by using technology to get them to create projects based on things that they are actually interested in. 22:37] Differentiate instruction with technology.

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.

25 Reading Sites and Apps

Technology Tidbits

Also, a great way to "flip a lesson" and gauge student learning to help differentiate instruction. Also, the educational portal allows for student tracking to generate detailed reports and differentiate instruction.

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.

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.

Personalized Learning and Digital Tools Weave Strong Fabric for Student Success

EdTech Magazine

As reported in April 2016 (the most recent year for which data is available from the National Assessment of Educational Progress ) only 37 percent of high school seniors in the U.S. Traditional teacher-centered instructional practices, such as recitation or lectures, have given way to hands-on activities, student-led discussions, ­collaboration and group learning — all hallmarks of personalized learning. Technology impacts instruction in a positive way, the report states.

Four innovative staffing takeaways from personalized learning schools

The Christensen Institute

Through our research over the past few years, we’ve seen schools around the world adopt technology to amplify the impact of teachers and make learning more student-centered. And, while technology is a powerful learning resource, it’s not the only lever for helping students succeed. At Navigator Schools in Gilroy and Hollister California, small-group instructors help teachers give students more targeted instruction. Software to support better teacher-led instruction.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Prodigy Update

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.

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.

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.

MobyMax launches K-8 cognitive skills science curriculum

eSchool News

MobyMax, developer of personalized and blended learning curriculum for K-8 students, is kicking off the 2015-2016 school year by releasing a new Touch Curriculum technology that uses more than 20,000 cognitive skill manipulatives to deepen students’ mastery of science concepts.

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.

10 Sites Teachers Really Love

Technology Tidbits

10 Sites Teachers Really Love (Sorry Admins) Though it’s the administrators’ job to steer the ship with regards to technology use in school, every teacher has their favorite edtech websites and apps they love to use with their students.