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Differentiation with Social Media Tools - Google Sheets. An Updated Digital Differentiation Model. This is part of a Digital Differentiation model, my way i of weaving a web of flexible tools together for teaching and learning.

An Updated Digital Differentiation Model

To keep the model relevant, frequent updates are required, as new tools and trends emerge. To access the most current resources, please click on the tab at the top of this blog: Digital Differentiation - Current Updating Ten months ago I published a Digital Differentiation model on this blog. Technology is a tool that can be used to help teachers facilitate learning experiences that address the diverse learning needs of all students and help them develop 21st Century Skills, an idea supported by the Common Core.

At it's most basic level, digital tools can be used to help students find, understand and use information. UDL Resource - Home. Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction. Universal Design for Learning (UDL) is a scientifically valid framework that provides multiple means of access, assessment, and engagement and removes barriers in instruction to achieve academic and behavioral success for all.

Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction

The Universal Design for Learning framework can provide educators with a structure to develop their instruction to meet the wide range of diversity among all learners. Universal Design for Learning is based on brain research that suggests a one-size-fits-all approach to education is not effective. The inspiration behind Universal Design for Learning was the concept of universal design in architecture, where design features intended for individuals with disabilities have had unexpected benefits for the general population (e.g. curb cut outs designed for wheelchair access have benefits for strollers, rolling luggage, skateboarders, etc.) TheDifferenceBetweenUniversalDesignforLearningUDLandTraditionalEducation. The Anatomy Of An Infographic: 5 Steps To Create A Powerful Visual. Information is very powerful but for the most bit it is bland and unimaginative.

The Anatomy Of An Infographic: 5 Steps To Create A Powerful Visual

Infographics channel information in a visually pleasing, instantly understandable manner, making it not only powerful, but extremely beautiful. Once used predominantly to make maps more approachable, scientific charts less daunting and as key learning tools for children, inforgraphics have now permeated all aspects of the modern world. I designed a couple of infographics back in college, the need arising especially around the time Soccer World Cup fever spiked. Online Tools to Support Organization/Graphic Organizers. International Debate Education Association (IDEA)


Vocabulary Resources. Poem From 10-Year-Old Dyslexic Student Emphasizes Power Of Perspective - How To Prepare Students For 21st Century Survival. 7 Skills Students Will Always Need by Jennifer Rita Nichols Ed note: This post has been updated from a 2013 post.

How To Prepare Students For 21st Century Survival

As educators, we constantly strive to prepare our students for the ‘real world’ that exists around them. We teach them how to read, write, and calculate. Then, of course, there are the less tangible skills we teach; such as how to work in a team, think critically, and be curious about the things they encounter each day. 10 Metacognitive Prompts To Help Students Reflect On Their Learning - By TeachThought Staff & Peter Pappas It’s well-established that reflection is critical in the learning process.

10 Metacognitive Prompts To Help Students Reflect On Their Learning -

While it sounds formal, ‘reflection’ simply means to ‘think again’ about something that happened. Using the SAMR Model, Google, and Common Core Standards. Teachthought. Turning Mistakes Into Learning Opportunities by TeachThought Staff Today, if you asked me about my most memorable learning failures, I will tell you I am glad they happened.


My errors have made me a better teacher and learner. 60 Smarter Ways To Use Google Classroom. 60 Smarter Ways To Use Google Classroom by Terry Heick Google Classroom is quietly becoming the most powerful tool in education technology. It may lack the visual appeal of iPads, or the student credibility of a BYOD program.

It may not be as forward-thinking as we’d like here at TeachThought, but Google Classroom excels in providing solutions for a broad swath of teachers who have a variety of expertise and comfort level with education technology. It also uses Google’s familiar template that many teachers have used for years. So below are (at least) 60 thing you can do with Google Classroom. Vocabulary Practice: Improv + Vocabulary = Kinesthetic Vocab Vim! I had grand aspirations of becoming an integral member of my college’s improv comedy troup[1] but I just cannot be funny so spontaneously and so continually.

Vocabulary Practice: Improv + Vocabulary = Kinesthetic Vocab Vim!

However, in the midst of tryouts, I learned a truly amazing warm-up that I adapted for vocabulary learning. Chaos and laughter will ensue if you try this kinesthetic exercise, and I guarantee that students will learn at least two vocabulary words fully –and upwards of 15 words in about 10-15 minutes of play. I hope you can get the last laugh! Steps: Assign each student in your class a different vocabulary word 1 min Have each student quickly learn the definition to his/her word 1 min Have students form one large circle so they are all side by side[2] 1 minStart with the first student and have him/her loudly say his/her vocabulary word along with a quick motion for the word (if the word is exhilarated, s/he could wave hands in the air while shouting “exhilarated!”)

Vocabulary Strategies. Google for Education: Teacher Center. Why Digital Reading Is No Substitute for Print - Google Jamboard. Printing from Mercury Reader Mode. Infographic: Why Audiobooks Work! How to create a TED-Ed Lesson – TED. TED-Ed offers a set of tools that allow you to create interactive lesson pages around great YouTube video content.

How to create a TED-Ed Lesson – TED

Follow these three steps to create your own! To get started, visit our video search page to select a video. You can search by keyword, or paste in a YouTube URL. TED-Ed Lessons can be created around either public or unlisted YouTube videos. Growth Mindset vs. Fixed Mindset. Mercury Reader by Postlight. 15 Rules of Netiquette for Online Discussion Boards [INFOGRAPHIC] “Netiquette” refers to rules of etiquette that apply to online communication.

15 Rules of Netiquette for Online Discussion Boards [INFOGRAPHIC]

Follow these 15 rules of netiquette to make sure you sound respectful, polite, and knowledgeable when you post to your class’s online discussion boards. Before posting your question to a discussion board, check if anyone has asked it already and received a reply. Just as you wouldn’t repeat a topic of discussion right after it happened in real life, don’t do that in discussion boards either.Stay on topic – Don’t post irrelevant links, comments, thoughts, or pictures.Don’t type in ALL CAPS!

If you do, it will look like you’re screaming.Don’t write anything that sounds angry or sarcastic, even as a joke, because without hearing your tone of voice, your peers might not realize you’re joking.Always remember to say “Please” and “Thank you” when soliciting help from your classmates.Respect the opinions of your classmates. RULE OF THUMB: If you wouldn’t do or say something in real life, don’t do it online either. How to Create an Infographic & Other Visual Projects in 5 Minutes.

This article can help you if you are worried about designing infographics or visual projects from scratch.

How to Create an Infographic & Other Visual Projects in 5 Minutes

In this post, you will learn how to create an infographic and other visual projects in five minutes using Piktochart. If you want to create something specific, like an event flyer, check out our blog post on making one in 5 minutes here. Step 1: Log in and select a theme First, begin by logging in to Sample Piktochart. How to Create an Org Chart with Lucidchart.

5 Ways to Get More Out of Google Keep (App Tips & Tricks) Scrible Edu Demo Video 20180330. VideoAnt: Getting Started. How to Make Edpuzzle Videos. Kaizena (Voice Comments) - Google Docs add-on. Untitled. Day 1 12 Days 12 Tools Word Walls by Dr. Kimberly Tyson Learning Unlimited. Visuwords.