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.

Finding Balance in Today's Classroom

A Principal's Reflections

Since I was not very open to risks and convinced that the most critical aspect of my job was to get through the curriculum, my sole focus was on direct instruction. The science department invested in mobile carts outfitted with television sets.

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Installing Network Infrastructure for Mobile-First Learning

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Pre-K–12 schools and districts are shifting toward personalized learning through blended learning, project-based learning, design thinking, STEM/STEAM, and other inquiry-based learning models, whether or not they are 1:1. In fact, instructional strategies are shifting away from those that are teacher directed to more collaborative learning environments where students take responsibility for their own learning.

Blending with Playlists

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. Putting all kids in front of a device and having them engaged in an adaptive learning tool all at the same time is not personalized. In many cases, but not all, technology is a catalyst to facilitate the personalization of the learning environment.

IXL, Wyzant and Miami-Dade County Public Schools Partner to Provide Personalized Math Instruction

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December 7, 2021 — IXL Learning , developer of personalized learning products used by more than 12 million students, announced an agreement with Miami-Dade County Public Schools (M-DCPS) to supply two of its award-winning platforms to the district’s 334,000 students and 17,500 teachers.

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Technology Tidbits

Zodlr is a new mobile learning platform that comes in two Zodlr Zig or Zodlr Zag. Zig is the personal learning platform where a student subscribes to one of their learning streams and selects what topic they want to learn about (i.e. Zodlr Zag is the fully customizable version where a user can personalize their learning experience by determining how many lessons to study each day on a given topic. differentiate instruction mobile learning

Why Technology in the Classroom is a Necessity for 21st Century Learning

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This boom in classroom technology and the success that innovative districts have had with data-based differentiation suggests that edtech has become a 21st century necessity. 21st century students need differentiated instruction and one-on-one support.

Kiddom’s Content Library Makes Differentiation Faster Than Ever

Ask a Tech Teacher

Kiddom is designed to help teachers curate individual learning experiences with pages that are visual and easy-to-understand, and enable teachers to quickly determine student progress and where remediation is needed. Designed to offer lessons, videos, lectures, quizzes, and more that differentiate for individual students, its real power is making the resources of the most respected names in edtech available with one click. IXL Learning. Learn Zillion.

What is the VARK model of Student Learning?

Ask a Tech Teacher

If you use the VARK model of Student Learning , you know why I’m excited about it. VARK started as a questionnaire to help students and teachers understand their best approach to learning but has since become more of a guideline for teaching and learning. The acronym VARK refers to four learning modalities — Visual, Auditory, Reading/Writing, and Kinesthetic. Others start by reading instructions, watching videos, and observing the work of their neighbor.

How to Differentiate Teaching for the advancement of student Thinking Skills: Simplifying Approaches to Teaching & Learning Series (Part 5)

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This post is part of a 6-part series highlighting how we, as IB teachers, can bring Approaches to Teaching to our classroom and challenge students to engage in Approaches to Learning. In the previous installments of our series, we have shared ideas on instructional strategies that allow the simultaneous implementation of Approaches to Teaching and Learning (ATLs). This fifth post addresses h ow differentiated teaching can advance students’ thinking skills.

Top 100 Sites/Apps of 2014

Technology Tidbits

As w/ the previous year''s list, more and more mobile apps are making the list as mobile learning continues to be the rising trend in education. However, that''s not to say that there isn''t a good amount of websites and Learning Management Systems showing up as well. Otus - A fantastic and easy to use 1:1 learning solution for mobile classrooms (i.e Rosetta Stone for Kids - A wonderful free iPad app for kids ages 3-7 learning how to read.

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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. 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. The other was a third-grade blended-learning classroom at Lincoln Central Elementary School, in Lincoln, Rhode Island. Related: Rhode Island’s lively experiment with blended learning.

Improving the Education of Kids in Poverty and Other Helpful News

The CoolCatTeacher

10 Questioning Strategies to Differentiate Instruction | Minds in Bloom. Laura Poinier’s post has some easy-to-do strategies that can help you start differentiating NOW. As they also show, it matters how the new money is spent–such as on instruction, hiring more teachers, increasing teacher pay, hiring guidance counselors and social workers. ” Music and Learning: Why Teachers Should Consider Music in the Classroom | The Inspired Classroom.

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Why Classroom Technology is a Necessity for 21st Century Learning

eSpark

A recent study shows that the number of preschool classrooms using tablets doubled from 2013 to 2015, and research conducted by the Bill and Melinda Gates foundation indicates that “the adoption of personalized learning approaches has increased significantly in recent years due in part to rapid advances in technology platforms and digital content.” Project-based and activitity-based learning ensure that students of every ability level are challenged, engaged, and praised.

A Dictionary For 21st Century Teachers: Learning Models & Technology

TeachThought - Learn better.

Learning Models, Theories, and Technology: A Dictionary For 21st Century Teachers. Purpose: Improving our chance for a common language in discussing existing and emerging learning trends, model, and technology in hopes of innovation in classrooms, and collectively, education at large. Form: An index of learning models, theories, forms, terminology, technology, and research to help you keep up with the latest trends in 21st century learning. Activity-Based Learning.

A Teacher’s Guide For Creating A School Twitter Chat

TeachThought - Learn better.

It is essentially a chat room, with everyone sharing and talking and hanging out virtually—discussing learning strategies, classroom management techniques, and technology. The motivated, technology-enthusiasts will jump at the chance to learn about the next big thing from their peers—-and will genuinely pursue new ideas. Each person who participates in the chat gets a sticker for a free jeans day. Each person who participates in the chat gets to leave 15 (or even 30?)

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The Learning Revolution Has Begun

The Learning Revolution Weekly Update May 13th Nine tenths of education is encouragement. Anatole France The Learning Revolution Project highlights our own "conference 2.0" virtual and physical events and those of our over 200 partners in the learning professions. We also highlight good conversations about learning taking place between educators, learners, leaders, and others from the school, library, museum, work, adult, online, non-traditional and home learning worlds.

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Learning Revolution Free Events - The Conference - Next Up #Reinvent14 - Appreciative Inquiry and AERO

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

The Learning Revolution Weekly Update April 22nd The only person who is educated is the one who has learned how to learn.and change. Carl Rogers The technologies of the Internet and the Web are reshaping where, when, and from whom we learn--and even how we think about learning. The Learning Revolution Project highlights our own virtual and physical events and those of our more than 200 partners. Interested in becoming a Learning Revolution Partner?