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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."

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.

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.

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. Buncee - Buncee is a fantastic learning tool and digital canvas that educators are using in a wide variety of ways (i.e.

ASCD's #Empower18 Conference Report

techlearning

These opportunities encouraged participants to take a deep dive into educational topics and try tools like laptops, 3D printers, exploratory equipment like Google cardboards, and other interactive tools and programs. 34+ Nonsense Apps, Web Tools and Resources to Wake Up the Brain Cells!

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.

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. Digital math tool produces gains in student achievement.

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.

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. *Be sure to check out Otus at ISTE, booth #2152.

What’s New: New Tools for Schools

techlearning

Achieve3000 will apply its online differentiated instruction to the content, helping students to digest critical material so they can read, discuss, and debate core U.S. KAHOOT EDTRENDS REPORT FOR EDUCATORS ( kahoot.com/files/2018/05/EdTrendsreport-May-2018-educators.pdf

Personalized Learning and Digital Tools Weave Strong Fabric for Student Success

EdTech Magazine

Personalized Learning and Digital Tools Weave Strong Fabric for Student Success. 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. An effective personalized-learning approach successfully threads digital tools into the mix , creating a solid fabric for students heading out into the modern working world.

Stories from the Road to Data Interoperability

Digital Promise

Creating the Assessment Data Interoperability Challenge Collaborative. Together with a team of researchers and developers, this group formed the Assessment Data Interoperability Challenge Collaborative. DIFFERENTIATING. INSTRUCTION. Schools are drowning in data.

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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. Part 1: Tech Resources and Tools for Differentiated Learning … Reading. I came up with several categories I thought tools might come fit under.

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.

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. Part 3: Tech Resources and Tools for Differentiated Learning … Writing Process. Please keep in mind these tools are web 2.0

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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.

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. Part 4: Tech Resources and Tools for Differentiated Learning … Writing Engagement. The Twenty Tools.

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

Edsurge

One of the first curricular tools I built to share—on the first day of school—was a public, student-friendly gradebook on Google Sheets. 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. It felt like every tool I used in the classroom was inherently designed to work in isolation.

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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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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.

Kiddom’s Planner: A new (free) teacher tool to simplify planning for differentiation

The Cornerstone Blog

I shared with you before how much I love Kiddom as an easy tool for managing standards-based grading , and there’s a couple of new updates that you definitely need to know about if you’re spending too much time creating resources for differentiated instruction.

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

Educational Technology Guy

There are some great adaptive games out there, and when used as a supplemental teaching tool, can have a profound impact on student learning. Here’s what teachers we spoke to had to say about the program: “The Prodigy program has been an invaluable tool to my students and me.

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 students then complete the assignment and the teacher is able to view/assess their work. This is a great way to differentiate instruction and even flip a lesson. Answer Pad is a great way to turn the classroom paperless as all test taking/reporting can be done on a mobile device.

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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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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Turning static content into digital lessons

eSchool News

Our user-friendly platform has saved teachers countless hours in grading assignments and helped them offer more personalized, targeted instruction.”. Digital Learning and Tools News

How Teaching Compares to Working in an Ed-Tech Startup

Ed Tech from the Ground Up

They also have the perspective of people who have used good and bad teaching tools in their classrooms. “I am extremely passionate about delivering a tool that makes teachers’ lives easier and their jobs more efficient,” Corto said.

25 Reading Sites and Apps

Technology Tidbits

As a follow up to my recent list on Math Sites/Apps found here, I've decided to compile a list of my favorite learning tools for Reading. Finally, this list does includes tools that help w/ comprehension and Language Arts as a whole.

Florida School Districts Participate in Achieve3000 FSA Goal-tracking Program

techlearning

Lakewood, NJ , (November 1, 2018) – Achieve3000 , the leader in differentiated literacy instruction, today announced that select school districts are participating in the Florida State Achievement (FSA) Goal Tracker Project.

Gamechanger: Type to Learn is Now in the Cloud!

Ask a Tech Teacher

Students graduated from the thirty-forty lessons (that took about a year to get through) with the skills they needed to become fast and accurate typists who could use the keyboard as an effective tool in both classwork and homework.

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.

Four innovative staffing takeaways from personalized learning schools

The Christensen Institute

For the better part of the past year, the Christensen Institute has worked in collaboration with Public Impact , a national education policy and management consulting firm, to study how schools are implementing innovative staffing models in conjunction with blended learning to personalize instruction and improve student achievement. At Navigator Schools in Gilroy and Hollister California, small-group instructors help teachers give students more targeted instruction.

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. Tip #2: Remember that we’re mandatory reporters.

Curriculum Associates Enhances i-Ready® with Major Upgrades for Back to School 2018

techlearning

The upgrades—including a newly-redesigned teacher experience, the addition of a new differentiated growth model, new and expanded K–5 reading and mathematics lessons, and an iPad-compatible student experience—will improve the teaching and learning process for the program’s 5.6

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

According to its findings, “teachers report that arts integration stimulates deep learning, creates increased student engagement, and cultivates students’ investment in learning.”

10 Sites Teachers Really Love

Technology Tidbits

I’ve heard from many teachers over the years I’ve been writing this blog of new tech tools and their standby favorites. Many of TextHelp’s tools integrate with Google, and their software for exams and assessment is aligned with the Common Core and other State Standards.