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. link] A free online word processor, and presentation tool. They are drawn to information that is presented visually.

Professional Opportunities for Educators in 2014

Kleinspiration

Come see me present and be sure use my personal VIP code of EK10 to receive my partner discount of 10% your registration at any of these 7 events. I thoroughly enjoyed listening the the three keynote presenters: Dan Pink, Russell Quaglia, and Sir Ken Robinson.

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Resources from 25 Presentations at Miami Device 2015

Learning in Hand

Miami Device had an amazing collection of presenters, all speaking about hot education topics. Fortunately, some of the speakers have provided digital handouts and resources from their presentations. Nelson shares a PDF with the colorful slides from his amazing presentation.

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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. The other was an 8th grade math class, where they were presenting their research to their small group for peer assessment. This was a great way for each person to present to a small group, but it only took up part of one class hour.

Innovation Study Tours Explore Equity in Diverse Settings

Digital Promise

For the inaugural study tour, participating districts attended three webinars presented by the Toronto District School Board (TDSB) that culminated in a meeting in Toronto, Ontario, on January 30–31.

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How School Leaders Can Make Lasting Change

edWeb.net

As a new principal at the Dunwoody Springs Elementary School, Fulton County Schools, GA, Ivy Goggins faced pockets of success in the building, a climate of teachers working in silos, and the lack of true collaboration. About the Presenters. WATCH THE EDWEBINAR RECORDING.

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.

Closing the Gap for ELs and Students of Color

edWeb.net

English learners (ELs) and students of color are persistently underrepresented in advanced classes and in programs for students identified as gifted, according to research presented during a recent edWebinar led by professors Julia Nyberg and Misty LaCour of Purdue University Global.

Using Data-Driven Instruction and SEL to Make the Most of Assessments

EdNews Daily

As other districts experiencing these factors know, this presents a variety of challenges to the fidelity and cohesiveness of instruction. Our solution is a combination of strong data-driven instruction and social-emotional learning (SEL). Data-Driven Instruction.

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

The Christensen Institute

In fact, computer labs are still a key stepping stone for many schools aiming to transform instruction. In our BLU directory, many schools profiled are differentiating in important ways for their students, in part thanks to access to a computer lab. The Lab Rotation is a popular blended-learning model that integrates teacher-facilitated online learning in a lab setting with face-to-face instruction and other offline learning modalities in the classroom.

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.

Tapping into Creativity with Student Choice

eSpark

Educators like Dr. Nagler, Superintendent at Long Island’s Mineola UFSD , have come to believe that creativity can be nurtured and developed so long as teachers steer clear of outdated methods of instruction.

SMATH: How to Turn 2 Subjects Into 1 Super-Class

Edsurge

Piedmont Elementary in Alabama, we decided to finally try it. We realized combining classes could help us integrate science and math standards, while team-teaching would allow us to differentiate instruction. We realized combining classes could help us integrate science and math standards, while team-teaching would allow us to differentiate instruction. Brandi Todd has been an elementary teacher for sixteen years.

Emphasize Flexibility and Adaptability When Grouping Students

edWeb.net

For instance, one group might need constant prompts and direction instruction while another is set with a learning goal and list of resources. There’s no point in grouping the kids if they aren’t getting differentiated instruction. About the Presenters. The gifted group.

Part 1: Tech Resources and Tools for Differentiated Learning … Reading

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

Welcome to a series that supports the use of technology in support of differentiated learning in and beyond the PBL classroom. I have delivered hundreds of workshops and presentations. Part 1: Tech Resources and Tools for Differentiated Learning … Reading.

New Hampshire testing pilot breaks the federal accountability mold

The Christensen Institute

Starting this year, the four PACE implementing districts—Sanborn Regional, Rochester, Epping, and Souhegan—will administer the Smarter Balanced assessment once in elementary school, once in middle school, and once in high school (in three grades instead of seven). Many New Hampshire high school students, even under the new law, still experience cohort-based instruction, testing, and grading. This week the U.S.

Redesigning Professional Learning with Video: Igniting District-Wide Leadership and Learning

eSchool News

in education, is an Instructional Coach in Mathematics and a Professional Development Leader for Upland Unified School District. Date: Tuesday, June 2nd. Time: 3:00 pm EST / 12:00 pm PST. About the event.

?How Game-Based Learning Encourages Growth Mindset

Edsurge

Grouping math students to target instruction has become widespread, with students often placed in one of three categories—intervention, advanced, and somewhere in the middle. Intervention students can get stuck in a deficit model of instruction that repeatedly focuses only on they skills and knowledge they lack. Adaptive GBL platforms can help by doing the heavy lifting, handling instructional planning, delivery, and data collection in mixed ability classrooms.

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.

Strategies for Supporting ELL Students in Math

edWeb.net

elementary and middle school classrooms, learning and understanding the language of mathematics can be a challenge. At Compton Unified, ELL students receive differentiated instruction with a teacher and language development through blended learning activities, Michele explained.

Cloudschool: a free LMS that makes it easier to plan and teach lessons

The Cornerstone for Teachers

Imagine how much time you could save if you had a way to create, document, share, and present your lessons from a single place. This is an amazing feature that can help you provide interventions and differentiate instruction for students.

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Top 25 Sites/Apps of 2018

Technology Tidbits

Book Creator - A fantastic mobile (iOS/Chrome) app for creating stunning eBooks/presentations, that can be used for digital storytelling, project based learning, and more. Socrates - A cutting-edge new site where educators can seamlessly differentiate instruction through game based learning. Elementari - A fun site for digital storytelling and project based learning where students can create: digital stories, portfolios, or choose-your-own adventures.

Part 4: 20 Tech Resources and Tools for Differentiated Learning … Writing Engagement

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

Welcome to the fourth post in a series designed to support the use of technology for differentiated learning… in and beyond the PBL classroom. I have delivered hundreds of workshops and presentations. Part 4: Tech Resources and Tools for Differentiated Learning … Writing Engagement.

Real talk on how to make differentiation less time-consuming

The Cornerstone for Teachers

This week on the Truth for Teachers podcast: Real teachers talk about differentiated teaching strategies that worked — and didn’t work — in their classrooms. This time around, we’re talking about how to manage differentiation. Differentiation should be meaningful and purposeful.

Data Interoperability Provides a Path Toward Equity—4 Lessons Learned

Edsurge

Originally, SDCOE wanted to build a “universal transcript” that showed data from elementary through career. However, the district quickly realized that having such wide representation presented its own set of challenges.

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Data Interoperability Provides a Path Toward Equity—4 Lessons Learned

Edsurge

Originally, SDCOE wanted to build a “universal transcript” that showed data from elementary through career. However, the district quickly realized that having such wide representation presented its own set of challenges.

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I Named My Cat After a Vampire: a post about reading instruction

Kleinspiration

Yet, I don''t recall a class library or being taken to the school''s library (only in elementary). A practical lesson planning process to use with the Common Core, based on Classroom Instruction That Works, 2nd Ed., Meet Edward and Bella Just Kidding.

Conversations that Clarify PBL

wwwatanabe

One of those conversation occurred with our elementary teachers. These conversations helped them realize learning activities were fabulous differentiated instructional activities, but those activities did not make it PBL on its own.

Resources from Miami Device

Learning in Hand

When I attend sessions, in addition to taking my own notes, I like to photograph the presenter, enhance the photo, and overlay text on top to make an infopic. Luckily, many generous presenters at Miami Device shared their resources, notes, and handouts digitally.

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.

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Google Apps and Chromebooks Web App Recommendations - a whole lot!

Educational Technology Guy

Seven Free Online Whiteboard Tools for Teachers and Students [link] Chromebook Apps and Extensions for Elementary Teachers [link] 3 Simple Ways to Zip and Unzip Files on a Chromebook [link] Take Your Reading Offline With These 5 Chrome Apps [link] Geddit free web-based student response system for gaining valuable information about student understanding. Students can then begin recording additional information or ideas to their documents or presentations.

Top 50 Sites/Apps of 2015

Technology Tidbits

Ignite Teaching - An excellent free iPad app for Project Based Learning through collaborative digital presentations/projects. Galxyz - An innovative mobile app (Android/iOS) for Elementary Science that is COPPA compliant and aligned to Common Core Standards. TenMarks - A very popular site for Math for grades 1st-12th that tracks student progress as well as helps teachers differentiate instruction. It's the time of year again for my favorite annual sites and apps.

Collaboration Coaching

wwwatanabe

It''s a great example of the culture change and increased rigor with digital age instructional strategy in their reflection. At the elementary schools, there were similar culture shifts in the learning taking place in the classroom.

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

techieMusings

The learning spaces they have set up open up so many possibilities and opportunities for blended and differentiated instruction and individualized learning, meeting the needs of all different learning and personality styles. Their end goal is to create a digital presentation.

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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. " 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. If the education community recognizes the use of assessment to further drive instruction, why shouldn't I?