iPads to Differentiate Instruction in Early Elementary Education

The CoolCatTeacher

Emily Lynch talks about how to use iPads in the classroom to differentiate instruction. Today as our ongoing spotlight this week on K-2 education, we focus on iPads with younger students and differentiating instruction with them.

How Differentiating Instruction Helps Students Connect to Learning

Edsurge

I pay close attention to classroom solutions that can meet these students exactly where they are. I’ve spent 16 years serving on and chairing the board of the National Dropout Prevention Center (NDPC) and 25 years leading companies that serve schools and students of all kinds. I pay close attention to classroom solutions that can meet these students exactly where they are. Webinar: Accelerating Literacy with Precision Differentiation. “Stay out of jail!”

Achieve3000 updates blended learning, differentiated instruction tools

eSchool News

Achieve3000 offers innovative new ways to empower blended learning and accelerate student literacy gains through differentiated instruction in the 2016-2017 school year. To support data-driven instruction, Achieve3000 has also improved data integration for rostering and dashboards.

Setting Up Digital Workstations

Kleinspiration

Try utilizing existing tools in your classroom to set up digital workstations that allow for differentiation, collaboration, choice, and active engagement. Image Credit: Learning Resources I have a partnership with the educational company, Learning Resources.

The #ISTE19 Recap Show

The CoolCatTeacher

Record Date: Thursday, June 27, 2019) These three educators co-authored Don’t Ditch That Tech: Differentiated Instruction in a Digital World and talk about research, differentiation tools, and so much more from ISTE19.

Meet Us at FETC 2016 – Booth 844!

Benchmark Education

This week, Benchmark Education Company will be one of hundreds of exhibitors at this year’s Future of Education Technology Conference, or FETC. ’ You can find Benchmark Education Company at booth 844, where we will be demo-ing our latest technology as well as our popular digital platform, Benchmark Universe. Do you want to learn How to Amp-Up Differentiated Instruction Digitally ?

New Efficacy Research Demonstrates Curriculum Associates’ i-Ready® Meets Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) Federal Funding Requirements, Including School Improvement Funds

techlearning

February 21, 2018— Curriculum Associates’ K–8 i-Ready Instruction meets the federal funding requirements for the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). NORTH BILLERICA, Mass.,

Lexia Efficacy Research Meets the Highest Standards of Evidence as Defined by the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA)

techlearning

BOSTON (April 12, 2018) – As educators across the country strive to align their instructional plans with the requirements of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), Lexia Learning, a Rosetta Stone Inc. NYSE: RST) Company, stands apart with an unmatched depth and strength of evidence of program effectiveness. ESSA requires Title I schools to utilize evidence-based instructional programs that have demonstrated positive effects on student learning outcomes.

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Eduprotocols for Littles with Jon Corippo #kinderchat

The CoolCatTeacher

Finally, we get the feedback that we need on apps for young children and meet content standards. iPads to Differentiate Instruction in K-2 Classrooms. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I believe will be good for my readers and are from companies I can recommend.

5 Things That Harm a Student’s Ability to Succeed

The CoolCatTeacher

Register for my free Differentiating Instruction with Technology webinar sponsored by SMART Learning Suite next Thursday, February 9 at 4pm. If the winner does not meet qualifications, another winner will be selected.

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

Edsurge

The district-mandated PD tech instruction I experienced was inconsistent, infrequent and seemed to focus heavily on early-education apps like ClassDojo. When assessing return, teachers look for the following: Will It Help Meet Learning Objectives? Will It Facilitate Instruction?

#07: Getting Started Using Twitter for Educational Excellence

The CoolCatTeacher

Register for my free Differentiating Instruction with Technology webinar sponsored by SMART Learning Suite next Thursday, February 9 at 4pm. If the winner does not meet qualifications, another winner will be selected.

Don Kidd Joins Achieve3000 as Vice President of Strategic Sales

techlearning

Lakewood, NJ, (September 17, 2018) – Achieve3000 , the leader in differentiated literacy instruction, today announced that Don Kidd has joined the organization as vice president of strategic sales.

Why teachers should free up their time

The Christensen Institute

I am concerned when I see a classroom that is locked in teacher-led instruction. If it is part of a Station Rotation blended-learning model, then teacher-led instruction can be a good opportunity for teachers to enhance the content their students learn online.

5 Simple Ways to Improve Teacher Professional Development

The CoolCatTeacher

In my own experience, I remember sitting through a class on differentiated instruction. To further make this point, let’s discuss what differentiation is. But during this class on differentiation, the teacher didn’t differentiate with us.

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Curriculum Associates’ i-Ready® Instruction Aligns to WIDA PRIME V2 Correlation Criteria for English Language Learners

techlearning

June 13, 2018—Curriculum Associates’ i-Ready Instruction for Grades K–8 recently met all correlation criteria for the WIDA PRIME V2 Protocol for Review of Instructional Materials for ELLs (PRIME V2). NORTH BILLERICA, Mass.,

Ohio Department of Education Names Curriculum Associates’ i-Ready® Diagnostic an Approved Assessment Provider

techlearning

Assessments had to meet the minimum criteria in the RFQ in order to be approved for use. We are proud to support Ohio educators with this tool, helping them identify students’ needs and individualize instruction.” NORTH BILLERICA, Mass.,

Resource Review: Mentoring Minds

Ask a Tech Teacher

Mentoring Minds is an education publishing company and resource site created by former teachers. Materials enable differentiated instruction, student practice, and teacher evaluation of progress.

Fuel Education Honors Seven Programs for Transforming Education for Students

techlearning

That’s why innovative educators across the country are implementing creative programs to better meet those needs. The company provides innovative solutions for pre-K through 12th grade that empower districts to implement successful online and blended learning programs.

Professional Opportunities for Educators in 2014

Kleinspiration

I love meeting those who share the same passion for creativity in the classroom that I have. These new friendships strengthen as we visit each other''s classrooms and schedule meet-ups to plan collaborative projects and connect our students to flatten our walls.

Mississippi Department of Education Approves i-Ready® as a Universal Screener for Grades K–3

techlearning

The online diagnostic and instruction program is currently used by districts across Mississippi and more than 7 million K–12 students nationwide. “ NORTH BILLERICA, Mass., August 8, 2018— approved universal reading screener for Mississippi students in Grades K–3.

Key Findings and Tips for Adaptive Learning

edWeb.net

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.

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.

Does Presence Equal Progress? Tracking Engagement in Online Schools

Edsurge

Today, I lead a company that creates online models for teaching and learning, yet my mission is much the same as it was when I was in the classroom. Immediate data visualization is a powerful tool that enables truly personalized interaction and differentiated instruction. Corporate managers use regular online meetings and a host of online tools to monitor the progress of geographically disbursed teams. Woody Allen once said, “Showing up is 80 percent of life.”

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

techlearning

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.

New K to 5 Science Kits Feature Digital Simulations from Science Education Leader Carolina Biological

techlearning

BURLINGTON, NC, April 10, 2018 – During the recent NSTA conference, Carolina Biological Supply Company, the leading school science supplier and an NSTA show sponsor, launched the new Building Blocks of Science|3D hands-on unit kits for students in grades K to 5.

ASCD's #Empower18 Conference Report

techlearning

The conversations in these presentations centered on impactful instruction and the magnitude of digital options. It includes carefully crafted content and direct instruction to support students’ foundational skills.

How School Districts Are Shaping the Edtech They Use

eSpark

Having just celebrated our company’s sixth anniversary, I reflected on a few of the magic moments that have pushed us to where we are today and exemplify the grit, innovation, and healthy skepticism of the district leaders we work with. For the past six years, district Superintendent Dr. Michael Nagler has championed and thoughtfully questioned our strategy for meeting the needs of every learner.

Louisiana’s East Baton Rouge Parish Schools Launches New STEM Initiative in Partnership with Discovery Education

techlearning

As part of this effort, district educators have for years integrated Discovery Education Streaming Plus , a comprehensive digital service supplementing instruction across all K-12 curricular areas provided by Louisiana Public Broadcasting , into classroom instruction.

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Thankful for Technology Bridging Distance and Timezones

Learning With Lucie

Between Google Apps, email, chat, text, and video conferencing, I hardly feel the difference in time zones (except when meetings are scheduled at 8:00 EST) So today. Hope that you are all in a place where you can be thankful today with family and friends.

Give Students the Tools and Skills They Need for Media Literacy

edWeb.net

This criteria should serve as a model for students so that when they see something that doesn’t meet it, they can spot the difference. Building a Community of Readers is a free professional learning community that provides a place where educators can collaborate on literacy instruction.

California’s Beaumont Unified School District Selects Discovery Education to Support STEM Teaching and Learning in District Elementary School

techlearning

As part of the effort to meet these goals, Beaumont USD is creating a strong culture of STEM that will transform instruction as it contributes to a positive climate in the district’s Palm Elementary School.

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. The companies will roll out the updated Renaissance-U platform in August 2018.

Personalization and Teacher Engagement Play Vital Roles in College and Career Readiness

edWeb.net

But being college and career ready takes more than just career counseling or use of software in the classroom, it takes personalized, differentiated instruction that starts at an early age.

I Named My Cat After a Vampire: a post about reading instruction

Kleinspiration

Meet Edward and Bella Just Kidding. I couldn''t believe the amazing company I was with. The three of us quickly discovered how much we all enjoyed the same type of literature (these crazy coincidences kept happening throughout the night - it was destiny for us to meet!).

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. We look forward to using the findings from this research to motivate 100 percent of our students to meet their usage targets!” “We

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

eSchool News

As educators continue to embrace a transformative shift in classroom instruction and design, the Union City School District in New Jersey pioneers district-wide STEAM curriculum through the integration of 3D printing technology with the Dremel Idea Builder.

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The Importance of Technology in Education, Pt. 2

eSpark

Ashley - One of the biggest challenges I faced as a teacher was differentiating instruction for ELA. The huge range in abilities, from students already reading well above grade level to students who didn’t recognize letters, made differentiation challenging. Chris - Differentiation. Trying to meet each student at his or her level was exceptionally challenging. Trying to meet each student at his or her level was exceptionally challenging.

I've Written My Representatives; Have You? #TxEdBudget #SaveTxSchools

EdTechSandyK

Source: [link] Texas public schools and the educators they employ have made concerted efforts toward meeting the high goals demanded by the citizens of Texas and our federal government. This is how families and companies balance their budgets.

The Biggest Give-Away Yet - Thank You Readers and my Personal Learning Network!

Kleinspiration

Last week, I had the pleasure of meeting many of my virtual friends face to face in San Diego at the International Society for Technology in Education Conference. per Heinemann website): Troy Hicks holds sight on good writing workshop instruction.