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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.

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

The Christensen Institute

But is technology the key to their success? Roundy Elementary , Vegas Verdes Elementary , and Elaine Wynn Elementary , three franchise schools in Las Vegas’s Clark County School District, and Hollister Prep and Gilroy Prep, two charter elementary schools operated by Navigator Schools in the San Jose area. 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.

Eduprotocols for Littles with Jon Corippo #kinderchat

The CoolCatTeacher

Eduprotocols for kindergarten and early elementary with the book’s co-author Jon Corippo. Instead of selecting many apps, many are now recommending just a few tools/protocols for how things are taught with edtech. iPads to Differentiate Instruction in K-2 Classrooms.

Innovative Science Teaching in Grades 6-12

The CoolCatTeacher

Isabella Liu is a science teacher in Hong Kong who is using technology with her grade 6-12 classrooms. From augmented reality to game-based learning and online portfolios, she has a variety of ideas to share about how she amps up her science teaching with technology.

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

EdTechTeacher

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.

How School Districts Are Shaping the Edtech They Use

eSpark

Over 1,000 Mineola elementary school students are using eSpark in four buildings throughout the district, while a team of Mineola middle schoolers helped us build new product features to better engage and challenge students. Under the leadership of Superintendent Dr. Christine Johns, Utica Community Schools saw the lasting impact that using purposeful technology with fidelity can have on student achievement and engagement. EdTech News District Leadership

Reflecting On My Visit to Saint Stephen’s College in Australia: The Learning Spaces #flipclass #edtech

techieMusings

Their school is committed to organization-wide change to effectively infuse technology into the curriculum and they are truly forward-thinking in their approach; the school has already implemented many innovative teaching practices and spaces. Arts and Applied Technology.

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The Importance of Technology in Education, Pt. 2

eSpark

In the following interview, find out what inspired them to work in edtech and why they're so excited about classroom technology. This is the second installment of a series of interviews about the importance of technology in education. Ashley - One of the biggest challenges I faced as a teacher was differentiating instruction for ELA. Chris - Differentiation. Ashley - While teaching, I started to realize how common it is to find technology in classrooms.

The secret element in blended learning

The Christensen Institute

Given this fact, it’s easy to get caught up in thinking of technology—devices and software—as blended learnings’ core, defining feature. To illustrate this point clearly, consider how technology and teachers stack up on John Hattie’s rankings. Technology with learning needs students – 0.57. Technology in other subjects – 0.55. Information communications technology – 0.47. Technology with elementary students – 0.44. Technology in writing – 0.42.

#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. Listen to last week’s tech tools show about iPads in the Elementary Classroom with Karen Lirenman and Kristen Wideen.

CUE 2018: 4 Ways Google Forms Create Efficiencies for Teachers and Administrators

EdTech Magazine

Google Forms are really my favorite tech tool,” said Brent Coley, principal of Alta Murrieta Elementary School (Calif.), SIGN UP : Get more news from the EdTech newsletter in your inbox every two weeks! Differentiate Instruction with Homework Feedback Forms. For teachers with large classes, differentiating instruction for each student can be quite difficult, but Google Forms can provide a big assist. Technology is a huge driver of personalized learning.

Curriculum Design is Emotional Work—This Teacher Makes It Easier

Edsurge

To somewhat quote Darth Vader, I found the lack of quality edtech curriculum deeply disturbing. With students on my roster performing at a range of grade levels from elementary to beyond high school, I decided against bundled curriculum and textbooks and instead committed to building an in-house curriculum tailored to my students’ needs. To somewhat quote Darth Vader, I found the lack of quality edtech curriculum deeply disturbing.

Two Lexia Learning Products Honored in the 2018 Tech Edvocate Awards

techlearning

The Tech Edvocate awards recognize outstanding products in the edtech industry that are focused on advocating for students by catering to identified classroom and learning needs. Core5 provides explicit, systematic instruction through personalized learning paths in six areas of reading.

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.

Million-Dollar Advice: The High Cost and Limited Return on Personalized Learning Consulting

Edsurge

Follow education technology-reform projects, and you’ll find mixed academic outcomes and expensive consultants. If you are giving a school a technology that they cannot use—or it is not really going to make a difference in reading scores or school performance—then it is not the right input, not the right system. For some, the model is centered around adaptive technology that students use independently to drive their own learning.

Creating a Culture of STEAM Teaching and Learning the Focus of Florida’s Marion County Public Schools’ New Partnership with Discovery Education

techlearning

Through this new collaboration, the Marion County Public Schools will combine Discovery Education’s Science Techbook , Streaming Plus , and a sustained professional development program to support the district’s effort to create a rich culture of STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math) teaching and learning across the school system. Discovery Education’s Science Techbook series empowers educators to transform science instruction.

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Inside DC Schools: The Struggle to Develop Personalized Learning’s Independent Learners

Edsurge

One of the lines in the sand that I have drawn from the very beginning is that this is not an edtech tool. shows that implementing technology is only part of the struggle for public schools seeking to make the switch to personalized learning models. Last year, the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, the “venture philanthropy” affiliated with the Facebook CEO, took over building the technology platform. The technologies enable students to go through content at their own pace.

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. Formative assessments give us an idea of what our students are understanding during instruction, and can be embedded in the lesson activities. Natalie Davis ( @divein2edtech ) is an edtech integrator in Virginia.

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What you Need to Know about K-12 Fundraising Tech

Technology Tidbits

Today, we’re taking a look at some of the most important aspects of K-12 fundraising technology that you need to know about before you embark on one of these engaging fundraisers with your students. We’ll show you how fundraising technology aimed at K-12 schools is effective because it is: Shareable Educational Adaptable User-Friendly Let’s get started with one of the most important aspects of any online fundraising effort: how shareable the campaign is! edtech fundraising

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. Tech Education News Education Technology

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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.

Interactive Learning Menus (Choice Boards) with G Suite – FREE Templates

Shake Up Learning

Differentiate with Learning Menus and Choice Boards. I love learning menus, and it is one of my favorite ways to incorporate student choice and to differentiate learning. Digital Differentiation offers teachers and students many ways to reach all learners. edtech Click To Tweet.

What If Your PD Looked Like This?

Graphite Blog

Teachers are no strangers to differentiating instruction for their students, and neither are instructional coaches and digital learning facilitators. direct examples of how to embed technology into my lesson to maximize learning in my classroom." " Many of their experiences have perpetuated a distaste of technology professional development, leading to low levels of teacher self-efficacy when integrating technology in daily classroom instruction.

Reflecting On My Visit to Saint Stephen’s College in Australia: The Learning Spaces #flipclass #edtech

techieMusings

Their school is committed to organization-wide change to effectively infuse technology into the curriculum and they are truly forward-thinking in their approach; the school has already implemented many innovative teaching practices and spaces. Arts and Applied Technology.