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.

Differentiate Instruction With Blended Learning Tool


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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.

How Technology Unlocks Personalized Learning

Where Learning Clicks

The post How Technology Unlocks Personalized Learning appeared first on Where Learning Clicks. EdTech differentiated instruction individualized instruction keys to differentiated instruction personalized learning personalized learning programs personalized lesson plans

The 3 things edtech can’t do illustrate why teachers matter now more than ever

The Christensen Institute

We’re swimming in a world of technologies that have huge implications for the future of schooling. To illustrate this point, consider these three things educational technology can’t do. Technology can’t … provide higher-order feedback. Technology can’t … get to know a student.

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EdTech definitions every teacher should know: Part 2


Welcome to Part 2 of our EdTech terminology post — where we hope to give you a relatively simple roadmap to help navigate the thickets of education technology buzzwords and phrases that tend to appear in discussions and debates.

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Why Technology in Classrooms Doesn’t Always Boost Education Results

The CoolCatTeacher

Technology Research and News A recent Wall Street Journal Article is attracting attention. Technology in classrooms means little. ” The Wall Street Journal, “Technology in Classrooms Doesn’t Always Boost Education Results, OECD Says”. IT IS HOW YOU USE TECHNOLOGY!

How Do We Make Edtech More Effective? (Hint: It Has Nothing to Do With Technology)


She personalized her instruction around his passions as well as his developmental needs, met his stubbornness with patience, and worked incredibly hard to reveal his extraordinary gifts. When we think about how to make learning most effective, it is easy to get stuck in a maze of school reform initiatives, or become enamored with the latest edtech trend. Just like in all areas our lives, it is natural to think about where and how technology can help.

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5 ideas for creating captivating experiences in class

Ditch That Textbook

Differentiated instruction. In this book that I co-authored with educators Nate and Angie Ridgway, we give TONS of practical ideas for differentiating well with technology. Differentiation is something many of us wish we did better. Thankfully, the technology we have available to […]. Creativity Ed Tech Teaching edtech educational technologyGreat tech use. They’re both doable — and they can work in harmony!

4 EdTech Ways to Differentiate in a Student-Centered Classroom

The Web20Classroom

From the use of 1:1 technology to enabling students to learn authentically, these really are incredible times to teach and learn. Educators are looking for ways to personalize the learning environment for every student while trying to find ways to differentiate; it can become paralyzing.

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What We Learn from the Edtech Games the Government Plays


The Kennedy Center is committed to incorporating differentiated instruction and multi-modal learning in our education programs,” an official statement shared. SBIR grants are typically awarded in two phases: Phase I awards provide about $200K for 8-months to develop a prototype of an education technology product; Phase II awards can be up to $1 million for more extensive development. Education Technology Gaming Technology in School Game-based Learning

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

The Christensen Institute

But is technology the key to their success? 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. Small-group instruction. and technology?

Using Technology to Support English Learners in the Classroom


The integration of technology allows for great possibilities in meeting the needs of this diverse group of students while providing options for personalizing the user experience. There are many apps and edtech tools available today, but very few are made specifically for EL students.

Are your edtech tools really working?

eSchool News

We’re also 10th in the state for ACT scores, 12th for high school math, 8th for English II instruction, and we’re 3rd in the state for biology. But determining if we’re using the best piece of technology for every student in every instance has often been a challenge.

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


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. I generated logins for my students and started “blending” instruction using the free content from these publishers. When I Buy Edtech Products, Our Teachers Don’t Use Them… What Do I Do? Many education technologies are not interoperable.

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3 things edtech can’t do

eSchool News

We’re swimming in a world of technologies that have huge implications for the future of schooling. To illustrate this point, consider these three things educational technology can’t do. Technology can’t … provide higher-order feedback.

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


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.

To Prepare Kids for Their Futures, Incorporate Technology Into Core Curriculum


In a study of 140,000 classrooms in K-12 schools across 39 states, more than half showed no evidence of students using technology to gather, evaluate, or use information for learning. And in nearly two-thirds of the classrooms, students didn’t appear to use technology to solve problems or work collaboratively. The problem is that many schools haven’t figured out how to leverage technology to accelerate and enrich learning. For many schools, this isn’t for lack of technology.

The 6 Fundamentals of Technology Coaching

EdTech Magazine

The 6 Fundamentals of Technology Coaching. 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. Supporting teachers is key to launching and continuing the marriage of educational technology and curriculum. They maximize their learning when teachers know how to integrate existing tech with the latest instructional best practices and strategies.

How School Districts Are Shaping the Edtech They Use


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. Committed to transforming every K-2 classroom in her district, Dr. Johns worked with eSpark to ensure that teachers received the support and professional development they needed to successfully transition to student-centered learning and adjust to new technology.

4 Important Lessons from 15 Years in EdTech

Gaggle Speaks

One of my very memorable failures was in 2003, when I went to Austin ISD to present to the technology team as the final step of a large purchase. But, when the technology fails and you can’t take a breath no matter how hard you try, it’s called a panic attack.

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Why Classroom Technology is a Necessity for 21st Century Learning


New legislation has been passed that, in the coming years, will make classroom technology more accessible for public and charter schools. Three reasons why districts should invest in edtech: 1) Classroom technology can narrow the achievement gap and challenge high performing students.

4 Important Lessons from 15 Years in EdTech

Gaggle Speaks

One of my very memorable failures was in 2003, when I went to Austin ISD to present to the technology team as the final step of a large purchase. But, when the technology fails and you can’t take a breath no matter how hard you try, it’s called a panic attack.

Beyond Technology: Blended Learning Conference Debates Equity, Cultural Inclusion


Michele Williams-George, an education consultant and researcher, claimed there were 25 words people inaccurately used interchangeably with the term, such as differentiated instruction and flipped classroom. New technology tools and school models have emerged, offering educators more options about how to appropriately blend online and face-to-face teaching in the classroom. Education Technology Events Community

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. Integrating technology into classrooms, when done well, can mark a sharp departure from the indisputable temptation to teach to the middle in analog classrooms.

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


I can’t count the number of technological tools that were marketed directly to me during my 14-year teaching career. You see, as a high school English teacher working more than 50-hour weeks, I just didn’t have the time to invest in new technology. Will It Facilitate Instruction?

Use Student Data to Inform Teaching With This Free LMS


Otus Free LMS feels rich in offering data-driven differentiated instruction Pros: Extensive features and options for classroom management rival those of many paid systems. App Classoom edtech App of the Day LMS Resources

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The Importance of Technology in Education, Pt. 2


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.

Reflecting Upon Teaching With Technology


The following post was written as a reflection on my learning during the fifth and final week of a Teaching with Technology course I am taking as I pursue a master''s degree in educational technology leadership. edtech educational technology lamar pedagogy standardized testing teachin

Digital Differentiation with G Suite Tools – SULS016

Shake Up Learning

The post Digital Differentiation with G Suite Tools – SULS016 appeared first on Shake Up Learning. Today, we are chatting about one of my favorite topics: Digital Differentiation with G Suite! Differentiation is a big buzzword in teaching, but it is often easier said than done.

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

The CoolCatTeacher

She also has a Technology Jump Start Course with 8 modules to help get you comfortable with technology in the classroom.) As I was reading The Teacher’s Guide to Tech last week, I realized that it had been a while since I’d shared my own favorite edtech tools.

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Eduprotocols for Littles with Jon Corippo #kinderchat

The CoolCatTeacher

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.

How to Use Technology to Support ELLs in Your Classroom

Graphite Blog

Because there are so many apps and edtech tools available today, you might expect to find lots of them made specifically for ELL, bilingual, or dual-immersion classrooms. There are, nevertheless, a lot of great edtech tools and strategies you can use with your ELLs, even if the tools themselves aren't ELL-specific. Lots of online tools have built-in features to support differentiated instruction for a variety of learners.

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


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.