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.

Using Technology to Differentiate Instruction

iLearn Technology

One of the major benefits of using technology in the classroom is the ability to differentiate instruction to meet the needs of every student in every lesson. |Kelly Tenkely|.

MobyMax: Tablet + help differentiating instruction

iLearn Technology

One of the things that I really appreciate about MobyMax is the mix of direct instruction and the ability for students to discover learning on their own through discovery-based instruction. As a teacher, the continuous progress monitoring makes formative instruction that much easier.

Differentiate and Personalize Literacy Instruction for Your Elementary Classroom!

Kleinspiration

Adaptive, Personalized Learning for Literacy Instruction in Blended Learning Environments What Is Lexia Core5 ? Lexia Reading Core5 is an online literacy program developed with an instructional model and scope and sequence based on research published in numerous peer reviewed journals.

The Open Classroom: A Perspective on Differentiated Instruction

Leadership Lounge

"New math" pedagogy was introduced in the elementary schools in the early '60s with very sketchy results. Elementary teachers were ill-prepared to execute properly, which resulted in a decade or so of students who never "got it" in math.

Top Tips to Create an Organized, Blended Learning Space for Students!

Kleinspiration

Join us May 21st to see how international classroom design consultant and elementary teacher, Erin Klein, is leveraging technology to maximize her teaching time, while differentiating and personalizing her instruction for all students.

Inspiring Elementary Learners

wwwatanabe

Our year is wrapping up, and as it does, I''d like to dedicate the next several posts to celebrating some fabulous educators and incredible learning, starting with the AJUSD elementary level.

5 Ways to Help Kids of All Ages Code #HourofCode

The CoolCatTeacher

I’ll be co-hosting a panel conversation on how I help kids learn how to personalize their own learning, how we can differentiate instruction, and we’ll have an “old fashioned” tool share at 2 pm in the room.

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Blending with Playlists

A Principal's Reflections

The key is to shift the balance of power and time from instruction (what the teacher does) to learning (what the kid does). Many times, blended instruction is confused with blended learning. I'm currently working on how to make it even more differentiated.

Eduprotocols for Littles with Jon Corippo #kinderchat

The CoolCatTeacher

Eduprotocols for kindergarten and early elementary with the book’s co-author Jon Corippo. iPads to Differentiate Instruction in K-2 Classrooms.

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

techlearning

- Discovery Education´s Digital Resources and Comprehensive Professional Development System to Create Authentic STEM Teaching and Learning Environments for Elementary Students- Silver Spring, Md. Discovery Education’s Science Techbook series empowers educators to transform science instruction.

Practical examples of social media in elementary school

The Innovative Educator

Using a blog hits many important curriculum areas, such as differentiating instruction as well as meeting many Common Core Standards (see here & here for examples). Everything done with social media is done to help create a transparent learning environment, teach 21st century skills and proper use of related digital tools, and meet the needs of all learners through differentiation while also meeting CCSS.

iPads in Students' Hands

wwwatanabe

This was our first year with iPads in the elementary classrooms, purchased with Title funding. Using the iPads to help facilitate differentiated spelling tests Bonnie Barrett , 1st and 2nd grade teacher, used the iPad to deliver the spelling tests to her two grade levels of students.

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What I Wish My Teacher Knew: One Question That Could Change Everything

The CoolCatTeacher

She has spoken internationally about supporting students, differentiating instruction for students learning English, and building strong communities in classrooms. All Subjects Education Elementary Grades 1-5 (Ages 6-10) Monday Motivation Social Emotional Learning Students Teachers

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.

Common Core: Addressing Text Complexity through Digital Resources

wwwatanabe

Primary/Elementary examples: If your class has just read one of the Strega Nona books by Tomie DePaola, then ask the essential question , "How do authors create their characters and plots for their stories?" 21st Century Learning Common Core differentiated instruction

Kindergarten Kindness Superheroes and the DNA of Kindergarteners

The CoolCatTeacher

iPads to Differentiate Instruction in Early Elementary Education. Laurie McIntosh on episode 374 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter.

Innovative Science Teaching in Grades 6-12

The CoolCatTeacher

I’ll be co-hosting a panel conversation on how I help kids learn how to personalize their own learning, how we can differentiate instruction, and we’ll have an “old fashioned” tool share at 2 pm in the room. Creating Elementary Portfolios with SeeSaw.

New Posted Resources 06/04/2010

The Web20Classroom

100 Helpful Web Tools for Every Kind of Learner tags : tools , resources , favorite A 21st Century Professional Development Proposal - LeaderTalk - Education Week A 21st Century Professional Development Proposal tags : professionaldevelopment , favorite Tech-Fueled Differentiated Instruction Engages Elementary School Students | Edutopia Tech-Fueled Differentiated Instruction Engages Elementary School Students tags : differentiation , favorite Posted from Diigo.

Take 5! for Science: 150 Helpful Prompts

MiddleWeb

is a handy science resource targeted for K-5 teachers that can also help differentiate instruction in higher grades, says Laura Von Staden. Take 5! The year's worth of prompts will help young students to tie science, writing and critical thinking together.

How to make time for innovation

The Christensen Institute

Although we often talk about blended learning as a tool to differentiate instruction with greater frequency and precision, blended learning is also a critical solution for any school facing time and human capital shortages.

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Site Visit & Shift Happens

wwwatanabe

The teachers were masters at differentiated instruction with technology. What was interesting was the learning taking place in 6th-8th grade looked similar to the elementary with the students working in small learning groups. Every teacher mastered differentiating instruction with technology. But, having differentiated instruction through technology in every classroom from Kindergarten through 8th grade was quite impressive and powerful.

#05: 5 Ideas for Using Game-Based Learning in your Classroom Today

The CoolCatTeacher

Register for my free Differentiating Instruction with Technology webinar sponsored by SMART Learning Suite next Thursday, February 9 at 4pm. Here are instructions for iPhone/iPad or PC/Mac instructions.

Inspiration Stations: A Creative Spin on the Station Rotation

Catlin Tucker

more effectively differentiate instruction. Unfortunately, it’s rare to see students engage in play at school after they’ve left elementary school, but secondary students need this time too.

Blended Instruction vs Blended Learning

A Principal's Reflections

However, there seems to be a bit of confusion as to what blended learning is or the conditions that have to be established for it to improve feedback, differentiate instruction and empower learners. Here is the difference: Blended instruction is what the teacher does with technology.

A Back-to-School, Personalized Learning Toolkit

Edsurge

One of my favorites is from Kate Wagner, principal of Red Mill Elementary, who says, “ We are no longer teaching to the middle.” 4) Blog—Five Steps to Differentiated Instruction In this blog, we take a deep dive into differentiated instruction by laying out five steps to get you started.

East Baton Rouge Parish Schools Partners with Discovery Ed

techlearning

Discovery Education will support EBR’s educators with digital content and professional learning that aims to help them develop a culture of STEM teaching and learning at Westdale Heights Academic Magnet School and Park Elementary School.

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

Kleinspiration

Prodigy takes game-based learning a step further and provides teachers with a powerful set of reporting and assessment tools that allow them to easily identify trouble spots, differentiate instruction, and better manage classroom time.

Prodigy - free math game that helps students learn math while having fun

Educational Technology Guy

Prodigy takes game-based learning a step further and provides teachers with a powerful set of reporting and assessment tools that allow them to easily identify trouble spots, differentiate instruction, and better manage classroom time.

Why educators are moving away from the Station Rotation model

The Christensen Institute

The Station Rotation has consistently reigned as the most popular blended-learning model implemented by elementary schools. Of the 235 active elementary schools currently profiled in the BLU school directory , 136, or 58 percent, of them have a Station Rotation program.

Broward County Public Schools Selects Science A-Z As District-wide Supplement to K–5 Science Curriculum

techlearning

Florida’s second largest district partners with Learning A-Z to provide its elementary schools with professional learning and an award-winning curriculum resource that blends science and literacy TUCSON—Aug. Resources can be used for one-to-one, small-group, and whole-class instruction.

Helping Learners Move Beyond “I Can’t Do This”

User Generated Education

I work part-time with elementary learners – with gifted learners during the school year and teaching maker education camps during the summer. Giving learners tasks a little above their ability levels is actually a definition for differentiated instruction.

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

The Christensen Institute

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. Data-driven instruction.

Launch, Fail, Grow: Using Iteration To Build Great Schools

TeachThought - Learn better.

Readers will know that I promised a thoughtful follow-up to my previous post in which I criticized DeLisle’s recent Ed Week rant on differentiated instruction. For, surely, this is the issue with Differentiated Instruction. Using Iteration To Build Great Schools.

How do Mississippi’s requirements for instructional time compare to the rest of the country?

The Hechinger Report

Mississippi requires 180 days of instruction each year. Mississippi is in line with the majority of states in requiring at least 180 days of instruction time each school year. Kids in Colorado have a short school year, the state requires only 160 days of instructional time.

#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.

If you give a kindergartner a Chromebook…

eSchool News

We had surprising outcomes from students with special needs,” said Jamie Morgan, an elementary school teacher in the Wichita Falls ISD in Texas.

Giving Voice to the End Users in Districts’ Technology Decisions

Digital Promise

We spent nearly two years talking to stakeholders and developing our instructional and academic goals before considering what technology to purchase. Richard L. Gay is the purchasing manager at Baltimore County Public Schools , a member of the League of Innovative Schools.

Professional Opportunities for Educators in 2014

Kleinspiration

Pre-Conference: Power Up ( click here )* I Teach K ( click here ) I Teach 1st ( click here )* Singapore Math Strategies ( click here ) Differentiated Instruction ( click here )* I am presenting at three of the conferences.

The secret element in blended learning

The Christensen Institute

Technology with elementary students – 0.44. Online learning also gives teachers new options for how they group students, provide feedback, and use instructional time. When we look at many of the “offline” activities that online learning makes possible—such as small group instruction and mastery-based learning—we see even more favorable effects, ranging from around 0.3 By definition , online learning is part of any blended learning classroom.