Using Technology to Differentiate Instruction

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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. Just as every student grows and develops at different rates, they learn in different ways and at different speeds.

A Back-to-School, Personalized Learning Toolkit

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Today, I’m amazed at the impact technology can have on the learning process—especially when it enables teachers to personalize learning. Today, I'm amazed at the impact technology can have on the learning process—especially when it enables teachers to personalize learning.

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Differentiate and Personalize Literacy Instruction for Your Elementary Classroom!

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Adaptive, Personalized Learning for Literacy Instruction in Blended Learning Environments What Is Lexia Core5 ? This lowers expenditures on assessments and, according to a national survey, saves teachers up to a month of instructional time.

The Open Classroom: A Perspective on Differentiated Instruction

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In the 1960s, when America became frightened by the Soviets' rapid space advancements during the Cold War, educators pushed new approaches on how students should be taught and how they should learn. Math rods and other visuals replaced rote learning seemingly overnight.

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

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Click Above to Register Now I am honored to share some of my most useful tips for setting up a brain-friendly learning space that encourages student collaboration and hands-on learning.

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

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In July of 2015, the district paid more than $400,000 for alignment, strategy and professional services from Education Elements, a for-profit personalized learning consultant, according to receipts obtained by EdSurge from the district. million to the firm for personalized-learning consulting services. To help teachers implement the learning model, schools and districts are increasingly paying top-dollar for specialized consultants.

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A Principal's Reflections

In an effort to personalize learning more and more educators are turning to blended learning strategies. When it comes to personalized learning , the “personal” should be emphasized. Blended learning , as a means to personalize, is one way to accomplish this.

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

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I''ve organized the gifts into three categories : Autographed Books : a few of my friends who are authors have generously donated a signed copy of their book - I personally have a copy of these and simply love each book! Elementary Work Folders / Daily Folders Covers ~ Ant & Froggie Theme!

5 Ways to Help Kids of All Ages Code #HourofCode

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Brian Aspinall, author of Code Breaker : 15+ Ways to Get Started with Coding, shares how students from kindergarten to high school can start to learn coding. SPONSOR: Join a Free Personalized Learning Session with Me and TextHelp! Get ready to talk about Personalized Learning.

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

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It is therefore essential to personalize instruction based upon learner differences if we are going to ensure that all students thrive in our schools. Students learn to set goals, self-assess, monitor their progress over time. You Need Data to Personalize Learning.

Is the new education reform hiding in plain sight?

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Rogers Elementary fourth-grade teacher Sudhir Vasal created math lesson pathways so each child can progress at their own pace. Rogers Elementary School here set a three-alarm fire in the library. But personalized learning raises big questions about educational equity.

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

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Game-based learning is a topic we have revisited numerous times on this blog. The implications it has on student engagement and learning cannot be overstated. If you have not already experimented with game-based learning with your class, make 2015 the year you do!

Innovative Science Teaching in Grades 6-12

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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. SPONSOR: Join a Free Personalized Learning Session with Me and TextHelp!

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

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- Discovery Education´s Digital Resources and Comprehensive Professional Development System to Create Authentic STEM Teaching and Learning Environments for Elementary Students- Silver Spring, Md.

Blended learning proof points showcase district schools

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Public school districts began innovating with blended learning before most charter schools. According to surveys that Brian Bridges has conducted in multiple states, including California where blended learning is growing rapidly, more school districts utilize blended learning than do charter schools. And the pace of innovation with blended learning is picking up within school districts nationwide.

Does proposed federal policy leave room for disruptive innovation?

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For years there’s been consensus that we need to hit refresh on the federal Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA). Encouragingly, the current ESSA draft mentions blended learning as one such innovation, if schools manage to effectively integrate technology into their instructional core. Online learning is penetrating school systems nationwide by providing course options and learning experiences where students lack any alternative.

OPINION: Seven traits of Massachusetts’ most effective classrooms

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What is particularly striking is that these schools, public elementary and middle schools across Massachusetts, are truly joyful places; you can see it in the enthusiasm of the students and the smiles of their teachers! The first is differentiated instruction.

Consistent Use of Lexia Reading Core5 Leads to Surge in Charter Schools USA Elementary Students Literacy Gains

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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.

Data Interoperability Provides a Path Toward Equity—4 Lessons Learned

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During this collaborative research and development (R&D) process, participants learned that achieving data interoperability is a multifaceted challenge. Originally, SDCOE wanted to build a “universal transcript” that showed data from elementary through career.

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Data Interoperability Provides a Path Toward Equity—4 Lessons Learned

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During this collaborative research and development (R&D) process, participants learned that achieving data interoperability is a multifaceted challenge. Originally, SDCOE wanted to build a “universal transcript” that showed data from elementary through career.

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Curriculum Design is Emotional Work—This Teacher Makes It Easier

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standards-based) school for at-risk youth, pre-packaged curriculum and assessments offered very little flexibility for personalization or modification. Plus, the available content was designed around how much time I’d spend teaching it versus what I actually needed to get students adept at learning the topic at hand. As I gained more experience teaching, I realized the most effective curriculum for students should provide a variety of options for assessment and instruction.

How to make time for innovation

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First, school systems might consider leveraging blended learning. 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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Why educators are moving away from the Station Rotation model

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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.

Improving Social-Emotional and Reading Skills

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As the importance and benefits of social-emotional learning (SEL) have become more widely recognized, many teachers have struggled to combine this type of learning with their required curriculum. edWeb Blog Literacy Reading skills social emotional skills social-emotional learning

Are computer labs a thing of the past? Not so fast.

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In our blended learning research at the Christensen Institute, we see schools implement blending learning using technology along a wide spectrum, from a lab of desktops to 1:1 hand-held devices, 3D printers, VR headsets, and more. We also observe that at the end of the day, technology isn’t the most important component of a strong blended-learning program. In fact, computer labs are still a key stepping stone for many schools aiming to transform instruction.

Giving Voice to the End Users in Districts’ Technology Decisions

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This blog post is part of a series that highlight different stakeholders' perspectives on purchasing practices for K-12 personalized learning tools. Richard L. Gay is the purchasing manager at Baltimore County Public Schools , a member of the League of Innovative Schools.

The secret element in blended learning

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By definition , online learning is part of any blended learning classroom. It is the key innovation for enabling student-centered learning at scale. Given this fact, it’s easy to get caught up in thinking of technology—devices and software—as blended learnings’ core, defining feature. The most important element in blended learning is one that’s been in classrooms for centuries. Technology with learning needs students – 0.57. Web-based learning – 0.18.

OPINION: ‘Programs that give every student a computer instead of time with a teacher are misguided’

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In recent years, the state of Rhode Island has engaged in many innovative learning projects. This past semester I had the opportunity to observe two elementary classrooms using technology in new and exciting ways. One was a fifth-grade class at Whelan Elementary School in North Providence, Rhode Island, that had just agreed to begin a commercial personalized learning program. Related: Rhode Island’s lively experiment with blended learning.

Close the Achievement Gap: 5 Specific Strategies

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A key facet of instructional leadership is addressing and closing the achievement gap. Every single child who enters our buildings deserves the right to learn and have the opportunity to succeed. We’ve added one more: creating a personalized environment. 1. Access to challenging curriculum and instruction. Provide a Rigorous Learning Environment. Those needs are best met when you and your faculty provide students with a rigorous learning environment.

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

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For educators, Google Forms are an integral component of facilitating personalized and adaptive learning. Google Forms are really my favorite tech tool,” said Brent Coley, principal of Alta Murrieta Elementary School (Calif.), 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.

Closing the Gap for ELs and Students of Color

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And to ensure that students’ learning and work remains challenging, Dr. LaCour emphasized the need for educators to go beyond standard lesson plans when necessary, in order to encourage creative and critical thinking.

MobyMax launches K-8 cognitive skills science curriculum

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MobyMax, developer of personalized and blended learning curriculum for K-8 students, is kicking off the 2015-2016 school year by releasing a new Touch Curriculum technology that uses more than 20,000 cognitive skill manipulatives to deepen students’ mastery of science concepts.

Two Lexia Learning Products Honored in the 2018 Tech Edvocate Awards

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Lexia Learning today announced that its personalized literacy programs Lexia® Core5® Reading (Core5) and Lexia PowerUp Literacy™ (PowerUp) were both honored in the 2018 Tech Edvocate awards.

Fuel Education Honors Seven Programs for Transforming Education for Students

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Students learn in different ways and have varying needs. The Fuel Education ® Transformation Awards program celebrates schools, districts, or organizations that are successfully transforming the way teachers teach and students learn. To learn more, visit fueleducation.com and Twitter.

5 technologies that support differentiated learning

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It’s no secret that 21st century teachers and school administrators are under enormous pressure to differentiate instruction to enhance learning for all students, regardless of ability or their innate interest in the material. Enter classroom learning centers.