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!


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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Differentiation vs. Tracking

Catlin Tucker

I recently had a reader ask me to clarify the difference between tracking and differentiation. By contrast, differentiated instruction is the adjusting of lesson activities and tasks for students in a single class who are at different levels. .

A Back-to-School, Personalized Learning Toolkit


More from Edmentum If you're looking for more personalized learning programs, check out Edmentum's full suite of K-12 evidence-based assessments and digital curriculum and see why almost a million educators in the U.S.

Online Class Starts Aug. 12th–Tech-infused Teacher

Ask a Tech Teacher

In MTI 562 The Tech-infused Teacher, you will use a suite of digital tools to make your lesson plans pop while addressing overarching concepts like digital citizenship, internet search and research, authentic assessment, digital publishing, and immersive keyboarding.

Last Chance for this College-credit Class

Ask a Tech Teacher

Assessment is project-based so be prepared to be fully-involved and an eager risk-taker. Guide students in selecting writing strategies that differentiate for task, purpose and audience. Assess student writing without discouraging creativity via easy-to-use tech tools.

Site Visit & Shift Happens


The teachers were masters at differentiated instruction with technology. One girl chose the same exact assignment that the teacher was doing by utilizing the SMART Software. 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. Every teacher mastered differentiating instruction with technology.

The simple LMS move that has made our teachers more effective

eSchool News

Migrating to a single platform for assessment, data analysis, and instruction has simplified most everything for one district. They have to plan instruction for all of their classes. They have to tie this instruction to rigorous state and national standards.

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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. We knew that MVUSD’s math scores were low on the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP).

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Last Chance for this College-credit Class (Differentiation)

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.

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A new framework to unlock edtech’s potential for teachers

The Christensen Institute

We expect them to differentiate their instruction, address students’ social and emotional challenges, close achievement gaps, and ensure all students are prepared for life in the 21st century. Essay grading software automates some aspects of essay grading and feedback.

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Do we gain by debating the merits of blended learning?

The Christensen Institute

Like any effort to deliver instruction, we’ve witnessed both good and bad implementations of blended learning. And although that answer may be technically accurate to researchers, let’s be honest: “sometimes” is rarely useful to real leaders making real decisions about how to tailor instruction to their real students’ needs. Blended-learning models stand to offer more precise data that can facilitate more precise differentiated instruction.

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.

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. No more software downloads. It does this through a process of review, demonstration, practice, and assessment.

Reframing ed tech to save teachers time and reduce workloads

The Hechinger Report

For much of the previous decade, advocates of education technology imagined a classroom where computer algorithms would differentiate instruction for each student, delivering just the right lessons at the right time, like a personal tutor.

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

The Christensen Institute

Successful blended learning comes from a combination of different instructional models, teaching practices, and digital tools. In a recent report , WestEd, a nonprofit research agency, analyzed the impact of one such tool: Spatial-Temporal Math (ST Math), a game-based, instructional software for K-12 students developed by the MIND Research Institute. Another point of interest was how technology allowed teachers to change how they provided instruction to students.

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.

How to Differentiate Teaching for the advancement of student Thinking Skills: Simplifying Approaches to Teaching & Learning Series (Part 5)


In the previous installments of our series, we have shared ideas on instructional strategies that allow the simultaneous implementation of Approaches to Teaching and Learning (ATLs). This fifth post addresses h ow differentiated teaching can advance students’ thinking skills.

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


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.

Getting Blended Learning Right in Your School

Since blended learning is about changing instruction, technology must follow an instructional plan. Finally, it is important to evaluate software by use case. Julia recommended assessing what works best for what students in what circumstances.

Why educators are moving away from the Station Rotation model

The Christensen Institute

Differentiated instruction. In these settings, teachers can more easily differentiate instruction for groups of students based on their respective needs.

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. Data-driven instruction. Data-driven instruction is another core strategy that all five schools have employed to improve student learning.

Here’s Why Teachers Adopt New Tech — and Why They Don’t


And the number of education-specific apps, services, and software I actually used consistently? The district-mandated PD tech instruction I experienced was inconsistent, infrequent and seemed to focus heavily on early-education apps like ClassDojo. Will It Facilitate Instruction?

What We Learn from the Edtech Games the Government Plays


Department of Education as well as other federal departments, with support from the Entertainment Software Association. The Kennedy Center is committed to incorporating differentiated instruction and multi-modal learning in our education programs,” an official statement shared. What can you learn from some of the games the government has going on?For For starters: Algebra, history, chemistry, English and yes, even civics and how to brush your teeth.

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Key Findings and Tips for Adaptive Learning

The use of differentiated instruction to individualize each student’s learning experience is becoming more common in today’s elementary classrooms, but creating meaningful differentiation for a typical class of 25 students or more can still be a challenge.

50 Sites/Apps for Educational Games

Technology Tidbits

Also, there is an educational portal that allows teachers to track/monitor students, generate detailed reports, and assess student's learning to make it easy to differentiate instruction. Sheppard Software - A nice site w/ lots of games on different subject areas.

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.

36 Edtech Tools I’m Using Right Now in My Classroom and Life

The CoolCatTeacher

It is taking me a while to convert my most popular speeches like “Differentiating Instruction with Technology” to the new software, but after I do, I’m so much happier with the flow of the presentation. Assessment Blogging Education Free Resources How to Guides.

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Is the new education reform hiding in plain sight?

The Hechinger Report

Differentiated instruction was conceived in the 1950s. We discuss their goals and what they are working on, and if they had an assessment we might talk about that,” she said. Dan D.

Adaptive literacy? 3 must-knows for teachers and admin about adaptive learning

eSchool News

The use of differentiated instruction to individualize each student’s learning experience is becoming more common in today’s elementary classrooms, but creating meaningful differentiation for a typical class of 25 students or more can still be a challenge.

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


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.

The 6 Fundamentals of Technology Coaching

EdTech Magazine

Schools often launch new technology without a plan for supporting and coaching teachers through the process of using the devices and software in their classrooms. They maximize their learning when teachers know how to integrate existing tech with the latest instructional best practices and strategies. Just like with teaching, integration specialists need to differentiate instruction and support to meet the needs of the teachers.

ASCD's #Empower18 Conference Report


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.

When Students Drive Learning, They Can Do So Much More


To me, being able to provide 100 percent individualized instruction that was truly dynamic for student needs within our high school program, without any additional money, facilities or special hours seems like a natural evolution. Current trends in education include three key concepts in student-centered learning: differentiated, personalized and individualized instruction. At the completion of his first project I asked him to complete self-assessment and reflection.

'Lost in the Cracks' Alabama District Brings Personalized Learning to Incarcerated Youth


In the traditional model, you still want to differentiate and meet students’ needs, but sometimes it can be challenging when you need to move a student a little bit faster.” Brown says technology has made differentiating instruction based on students’ needs easier, noting how the curriculum is personalized through programs such as Odysseyware, a learning management system that allows students to move through lessons at their own pace (based on assessed content mastery).