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Why teachers should consider differentiated instruction

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They function the same from a physical point of view, they dress annoyingly the same (even when — or especially when — there’s no compulsory school uniform) they all have to learn almost the same things in school and they all use their brains to do that. Students come to school from different cultures, they may speak different languages, they have different academic backgrounds and have been shaped by different learning experiences. 4 Classroom aspects to differentiate.

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.

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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."

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. At the 2016 ISTE Conference & Expo in Denver, Colorado, Achieve3000® will showcase an array of new and enhanced literacy solutions, all designed to help students and educators make a strong start when they head back to school.

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."

Wooclap

Technology Tidbits

Wooclap is an excellent learning tool that I just found out about from Larry Ferlazzo's blog that is ideal for Distance Learning. Wooclap is a tool that reminds me a lot of Kahoot, where a teacher can create a poll/quiz and students can respond in real-time from their mobile device.

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Wooclap

Technology Tidbits

Wooclap is an excellent learning tool that I just found out about from Larry Ferlazzo's blog that is ideal for Distance Learning. Wooclap is a tool that reminds me a lot of Kahoot, where a teacher can create a poll/quiz and students can respond in real-time from their mobile device.

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16 educators share their digital learning strategies

eSchool News

Digital learning tools are invaluable when they’re used by confident educators. In fact, when used appropriately, digital and mobile learning resources engage students–and they can even help boost achievement.

GoSoapBox

Technology Tidbits

GoSoapBox is a wonderful online "clicker" tool that is an easy-to-use student response system for educators. Student's can respond to teachers questions via their mobile device and teachers receive their answers in real-time using GoSoapBox.

Otus

Technology Tidbits

Otus is a all-in-one mobile learning solution for schools that combines the best features of a: learning management system, data management system, and more. For more information check out Otus on Technology and Learning.

Wooclap

Technology Tidbits

Wooclap is an excellent learning tool that I just found out about from Larry Ferlazzo's blog that is ideal for Distance Learning. Wooclap is a tool that reminds me a lot of Kahoot, where a teacher can create a poll/quiz and students can respond in real-time from their mobile device.

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Otus

Technology Tidbits

Otus is a all-in-one mobile learning solution for schools that combines the best features of a: learning management system, data management system, and more. For more information check out Otus on Technology and Learning.

Top 20 Sites for Creating a Quiz

Technology Tidbits

Not only does this help teachers easily assess students but differentiate instruction as well. This is especially useful considering schools are closed right now during the pandemic and remote learning is in effect.

Sites/Apps Every Teacher should try for Back to School

Technology Tidbits

Regardless of if you're making a New Year's resolution to integrate new, more or better technology into your teaching in 2019, here are a few outstanding tools that almost every teacher should consider with school right around the corner: *In alphabetical order 30hands Learning - An excellent Learning Management System as well as digital storytelling app for 21st Century Learner. flipped classroom, project based learning, digital storytelling, etc.)

Otus

Technology Tidbits

Otus is a all-in-one mobile learning solution for schools that combines the best features of a: learning management system, data management system, and more. Toolbox: Otus functions as an open, interoperable educational ecosystem allowing teachers to integrate and quickly access the third party apps and content that they use everyday in their classroom. For more information check out Otus on Technology and Learning.

Otus

Technology Tidbits

Otus is a all-in-one mobile learning solution for schools that combines the best features of a: learning management system, data management system, and more. Toolbox: Otus functions as an open, interoperable educational ecosystem allowing teachers to integrate and quickly access the third party apps and content that they use everyday in their classroom. For more information check out Otus on Technology and Learning.

Vocab Victor

Technology Tidbits

Vocab Victor is an innovative mobile (iOS/Android) app for building vocabulary words/skills that I just found out about from the wonderful blog, Class Tech Tips. Vocab Victor uses "game based learning" to help students develop their vocabulary. Best of all, Vocab Victor monitors and tracks students progress while differentiating instruction to help student's learn words. differentiate instruction educational apps esl games based learning Vocabulary

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). Basically, it turns a classroom upside down (or on it's head) where the learning of a topic is done at home and then they applied practice or "work" is done at school. Also, this is a great way to "flip a classroom" and with an educational portal that allows educators to track and monitor students.

GoClass

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GoClass is a fantastic learning tool for the mobile classroom. This is a free site/web app that allows educators to conduct lessons on student''s mobile devices (iOS/Android), track their learning and progress, and so much more. The way this works is an educator creates an account through the GoClass web portal and then starts creating their multimedia digital lessons that get shared w/ students when they join a session.

Answer Pad Free

Technology Tidbits

Answer Pad is a wonderful mobile learning solution and student response system that educators everywhere are using to integrate technology into their curriculum. assessing differentiate instruction mobile based learning student response systemRecently, they just announced that existing users will now receive the premium version for free w/ the attached coupon by entering the activation code by March 31st.

GoClass

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GoClass is a excellent free all-in-one solution for Mobile Learning or the mobile (1:1) classroom. This is an innovative way to integrate technology into the classroom by using their free app on their mobile devices. The way this works is the educator creates their class/students through the web interface and then creates the lesson. The students then use their mobile devices to complete the assignment and interact w/ the teacher/lesson.

Zap Zap Math

Technology Tidbits

Zap Zap Math is an excellent new mobile (iOS/Android) app for Math grades K-6th. All of this is done in a fun game based learning environment. Best of all, the school version tracks student progress, generates detailed reports, and makes it easy to differentiate instruction. For my Pinterest board on Educational iOS Apps click here. differentiate instruction game based learning math self paced learning

geddit

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geddit is fantastic free learning tool that is ideal for a 1:1 environment where educators can assess student''s learning/understanding in real-time. This is all done through a very easy to use visual interface where students use mobile devices to inform teachers of their understanding in private and real-time. assessment differentiated instruction mobile learning

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Paperscorer

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Paperscorer is a fantastic new mobile (iOS/Android, or Chrome plug-in) app that allows educators and students to assess their learning in real-time. Once the form is complete the user can then open the app on a mobile device and take pictures of the forms. Also, Paperscorer will import student responses back to a educator's Google account. This makes it ideal for teachers to differentiate instruction.

ClassMind

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ClassMind is a nice learning tool that reminds me a lot of Geddit in that it lets educators assess students in real-time using their mobile devices. The way this works is an educator asks a question and then students respond on their mobile device while answers are recorded in real-time. This is a great way to track students learning as well as differentiate instruction. For my Pinterest board on Differentiating Instruction click here.

Blended Instruction vs Blended Learning

A Principal's Reflections

We are beginning to see more and more innovative uses of technology not just to personalize, but also to make the learning process more personal. When a solid pedagogical foundation is in place, the stage is set to challenge students to demonstrate thinking and learning in ways that we could never have imagined a few short years ago. This, combined with relevance grounded in authentic contexts and applications, empowers students to own their learning.

Otus

Technology Tidbits

Otus is a all-in-one mobile learning solution for schools that combines the best features of a: learning management system, data management system, and more. Toolbox: Otus functions as an open, interoperable educational ecosystem allowing teachers to integrate and quickly access the third party apps and content that they use everyday in their classroom. For more information check out Otus on Technology and Learning.

Answer Pad

Technology Tidbits

Answer Pad is one of the best free (per 1 teacher - 8 groups & 200 students) tools around for mobile devices. This is a easy to use graphical student response system that helps turns a classroom paperless by allowing for all testing/assessing to be done on mobile devices. Educators use the web interface to create lessons then push them out to student devices using the free TapIt app. For example, an educator can download a template of a graph, map, clock, grid etc.

Otus

Technology Tidbits

Otus is a all-in-one mobile learning solution for schools that combines the best features of a: learning management system, data management system, and more. Toolbox: Otus functions as an open, interoperable educational ecosystem allowing teachers to integrate and quickly access the third party apps and content that they use everyday in their classroom. For more information check out Otus on Technology and Learning.

Weo

Technology Tidbits

Weo is an excellent new site for mobile learning that reminds me a tad of Pinterest. The way this works is educators create a class and then can manually add students or have them join via a unique "class code" (i.e. Once the class is created then educators can then search for assignments and "pin" them to a board similar to the way Pinterest works. differentiated instruction mobile learning

Answer Pad

Technology Tidbits

The Answer Pad is a great student response system and mobile learning tool I've covered before in the past. This excellent site/app allows educators to turn their classroom paperless and do all their testing, assessing, etc. on a mobile device (i.e. Also, Answer Pad is an excellent learning tool that teachers are using to integrate technology into their curriculum as well as differentiate instruction.

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Weo

Technology Tidbits

Weo is an excellent new site for mobile learning that reminds me a tad of Pinterest. The way this works is educators create a class and then can manually add students or have them join via a unique "class code" (i.e. Once the class is created then educators can then search for assignments and "pin" them to a board similar to the way Pinterest works. differentiate instruction mobile learning

Otus

Technology Tidbits

Otus is a all-in-one mobile learning solution for schools that combines the best features of a: learning management system, data management system, and more. Toolbox: Otus functions as an open, interoperable educational ecosystem allowing teachers to integrate and quickly access the third party apps and content that they use everyday in their classroom. For more information check out Otus on Technology and Learning.

Brainscape

Technology Tidbits

Brainscape is an excellent free iOS app for studying any topic based on mobile flashcards. This "smart" flashcards get rated by the user and based on those ratings will differentiate instruction to help the student learn. This is great for collaborating, study groups, and for educators looking to create classroom flashcards for their students. differentiated instruction educational iOS apps flashcards

Otus

Technology Tidbits

Otus is a all-in-one mobile learning solution for schools that combines the best features of a: learning management system, data management system, and more. Toolbox: Otus functions as an open, interoperable educational ecosystem allowing teachers to integrate and quickly access the third party apps and content that they use everyday in their classroom. For more information check out Otus on Technology and Learning.