30 Sites/Apps for Differentiated Instruction

Technology Tidbits

Wikipedia Differentiation, the ability for teachers to meet the needs of a variety of learners, is a key component for successful teaching. Also, the "Go Interactive" features allows teachers to collaborate w/ students in real-time and gauge student understanding to differentiate 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."

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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."

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

Edsurge

Morale was low, teacher turnover was high and residents didn’t trust that Allendale could educate their students. Morale was low, teacher turnover was high and residents didn’t trust that Allendale could educate their students. performing formative assessments.

Digital Storytelling and Stories for the Desktop

wwwatanabe

It is great differentiation for all students including ELs , gifted, and special needs. It increases student engagement in a meaningful and relevant task. It can be used as an authentic assessment. How does it protect, store, and secure student data?

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Top 15 Sites and Apps for Flipped Learning

Technology Tidbits

A "Flipped Classroom" is a classroom that uses class time to do activities/lessons (guided by the teacher) and "homework" time (at home) for guided instruction (usually through video). Top 15 Sites and Apps for a Flipped Learning Answer Pad - The ultimate assessment tool for teachers to use w/ their mobile devices or browser to gauge student's learning. Once a book/story is completed a trade paperback copy can be ordered turning students into published writers.

21st Century Learning & Writing

wwwatanabe

17th, focusing on strategies and approaches for helping students become better writers , got me thinking about what writing looks like in 21st century learning. There should be a balance between teacher led instruction and student led discussion, interaction, and collaboration.

Site Visit & Shift Happens

wwwatanabe

You see, all week long I indulged in PBL lessons such as STEM with GPS and students doing amazing projects, projects that I aspired to do when I was still in the classroom but hadn''t quite gotten there. Instead of being wowed, I got consistent active student engagement with seamless technology integration in every classroom. The teachers were masters at differentiated instruction with technology. 21st Century Learning differentiated instruction ed reform PBL

10 Strategies to Strengthen Instruction and Learning

A Principal's Reflections

When it came to the lesson plan piece, many of my colleagues and I in the Northeastern United States were educated in the Instructional Theory Into Practice Model (ITIP) developed by Madeline Hunter. As a realist, there is still value in direct instruction.

Improve Differentiated Learning Through Ed Tech

Omega Notes

Differentiated learning in a post-secondary environment can improve not just student engagement and retention of material but instructor responsiveness to student needs. What is Differentiated Learning?

4 EdTech Ways to Differentiate in a Student-Centered Classroom

The Web20Classroom

Co-Written with my friend and business partner Shaelynn Farnsworth In all the work that Shaelynn and I do with teachers across the US and beyond we see educators creating amazing learning environments for students. Differentiation comes in many varieties. differentiation Shaelynn

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

Kleinspiration

The implications it has on student engagement and learning cannot be overstated. Prodigy is a free, adaptive math game that integrates 1 st to 7 th grade math into a fantasy style game that students absolutely love playing.

Why educators are moving away from the Station Rotation model

The Christensen Institute

Many educators, particularly at the elementary school level, have rotated students among centers or stations for decades. Differentiated instruction. In these settings, teachers can more easily differentiate instruction for groups of students based on their respective needs.

Turning static content into digital lessons

eSchool News

New learning platform creates dynamic learning experiences, provides instant feedback to students, and saves teachers hours on grading. Virtual interactive manipulatives including number board, geometry toolbox, and multimedia flashcards that deepens student engagement. “We

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

The Christensen Institute

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. Successful blended learning comes from a combination of different instructional models, teaching practices, and digital tools. The first point of interest that the DOE observed was student outcomes.

What We Learn from the Edtech Games the Government Plays

Edsurge

Another 200 students and their families visited later in the evening. Although the grand atrium of the Kennedy Center more typically hosts ball gowns and Mozart fans than students with VR goggles swiping at invisible objects, the center is keen to show its appreciation for learning. The Kennedy Center is committed to incorporating differentiated instruction and multi-modal learning in our education programs,” an official statement shared.

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STEAM Learning in Action

EdNews Daily

The Every Student Succeeds Act, which replaced No Child Left Behind in 2015, encourages the incorporation of arts and design into the curriculum by citing states’ obligation to support arts education programs in public schools. You may have students create collages of the characters.

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.

Does Presence Equal Progress? Tracking Engagement in Online Schools

Edsurge

We all remember classmates who sat in the back of the room, eyes glued to a comic or dog-eared paperback, anything to escape a learning environment that did not—or could not—engage them. Today, students have choices when it comes to their education; technology has enabled new school models and a growing number of students are finding success through personalized pathways. It’s true that not all of them are serving the best interests of their students.

How To "Amp Up" Your Traditional Lesson Planning in Today's Classrooms

Kleinspiration

If We Expect Students to Collaborate, Are WE Leading By Example? Any observer can see the vast amount of student collaboration transpiring online from teachers sharing their classroom practices via Twitter chats, class blogs or websites, Instagram, Periscope and more.

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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. Of course your students will need to write the script.

OPINION: Seven traits of Massachusetts’ most effective classrooms

The Hechinger Report

What is particularly striking is that these schools, public elementary and middle schools across Massachusetts, are truly joyful places; you can see it in the enthusiasm of the students and the smiles of their teachers! The first is differentiated instruction.

Finding Inspiration within the League of Innovative Schools

eSpark

Committed to reimagining learning to better meet the needs of all students, this cohort of visionary districts has a shared set of best practices for bringing purposeful technology into the classroom to transform learning.

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Project Based Learning Tips that Will Transform Your Classroom – SULS015

Shake Up Learning

She shares lots of tips for project-based learning, using the “In-Flip,” method, and how she helps students discover their passions. Support for this episode comes from Pear Deck , the tool that helps you supercharge student engagement.

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. Best of all, students experience voice and choice as they write.

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Part 5: 12 Tech Ideas and Tools for Differentiated Learning … Online Discussions

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

Welcome to the fifth post in a series designed to support the use of technology for differentiated learning… in and beyond the PBL classroom. Part 5: 12 Tech Ideas and Tools for Differentiated Learning … Online Discussions. How might students show that connection?

In the marketplace: Science achievement skyrockets, makerspaces expand, and more

eSchool News

eScholar announced the launch of a new solution for states seeking to directly certify eligible students for free or reduced-price school meals through the USDA Food and Nutrition Service (FNS).

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Let Learners Get in Their Zone (of Proximal Development)

Edsurge

The lack of precision about what the term means—whether it’s about tailoring instruction for individual students or the technology that enables it—leads to confusion and inappropriate assumptions. “As If we’re okay with that soft definition, it will harm students,” he says. Reyes recognizes that personalized learning overlaps with a number of long established instructional philosophies, frameworks and practices.

Resources from Miami Device

Learning in Hand

I had a great time encouraging educators to give students as much ownership over their devices and learning as possible. Building Early Footprints by Tanya Avrith We want to encourage our students to begin to create and publish content at an early age.

Virginia district launches summer kindergarten readiness initiative

eSchool News

Achieve3000 and Virginia Beach City Public Schools have partnered to create Smarty Summer: Diving into Early Literacy, a new kindergarten reading readiness initiative exclusively for Virginia Beach students.