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The Lower Elementary Cottage: Meeting Sensory Needs For Kids with Autism/Asperger's. ICS-005.pdf. New Classroom Questioning Techniques for the Best Year Ever. Teachers ask 400 questions a day -- 70,000 a year, according to The Guardian.

New Classroom Questioning Techniques for the Best Year Ever

While preparing so many questions is a lot of work, you can save time by using some of the questioning techniques (QTs) described below. But first . . . Take the Questioning Quiz QTs have been the subject of hundreds of studies, many of which Kathleen Cotton summarizes (PDF, 161KB). I've worded some of her most insightful takeaways into this short quiz. Question 1.

Video Archive 2 - Differentiation Central. A Special Sparkle. Do2Learn: Educational Resources for Special Needs. Powerpoints - Formative Assessment and Differentiated Instruction. Home « Smart Kids With LD Smart Kids With LD. BetterLesson. Math english language arts Kindergarten Counting & Cardinality Operations & Algebraic Thinking.

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Products Subject. Misunderstood Minds. The Inclusive Class: 10 Easy Changes Teachers Can Make to Facilitate Inclusion. "Over, under, around or through find a way, or make a way" is a quote by Paula Kluth that recently reminded me of how I found ways to include all my students in a classroom activity, regardless of their ability level.

The Inclusive Class: 10 Easy Changes Teachers Can Make to Facilitate Inclusion

While I am speaking with Dr. Cheryl M. Jorgensen about this topic on an upcoming podcast, I wanted to share one of the most successful ways that I used as a classroom teacher to facilitate inclusion. Bloomin' Apps. This page gathers all of the Bloomin' Apps projects in one place.Each image has clickable hotspots and includes suggestions for iPad, Android, Google and online tools and applications to support each of the levels of Bloom's Revised Taxonomy.I have created a page to allow you to share your favorite online tool, iOS, or Android app with others.

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Researched-Based Strategies. Related Classroom Examples Guiding Cooperation Teacher turns to technology to guide cooperative learning in a blended fourth-fifth science class.

Researched-Based Strategies

Collaborative Writing Middle school students polish skills for writing, reflection, and collaboration. Cues, Questions, and Advance Organizers. Related Classroom Examples Charting The News High school students use Web-based news services to view, explore, and chart current events.

Cues, Questions, and Advance Organizers

Advancing Learning Using graphic advance organizers scaffold students' sense of community. Questioning Experts Planning for videoconferencing with scientists, middle school students learn to ask good questions. Daretodifferentiate - home. The Differentiator. Try Respondo!

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Choice Boards. Differentiation - tools, tips and resources. Differentiation is an important aspect of education.

Differentiation - tools, tips and resources

Students learn differently, have different needs, different backgrounds, different skills, different ability levels, different interests and more. As educators, we try to create engaging lesson activities that provide a variety of learning experiences and allow students to demonstrate their learning in different ways. Differentiation should occur in both how students learn and gain knowledge and skills, and in how they demonstrate and are assessed on what they have learned. What Is Differentiated Instruction? Click the "References" link above to hide these references.

What Is Differentiated Instruction?

Csikszentmihalyi, M. (1997). Finding Flow: The Psychology of Engagement with Everyday Life. New York: Basic Books. Differentiating Using 21st Century Tools - Mahara. Bloomin' Apps. Bloomin' Apps. 10 Assessments You Can Perform In 90 Seconds. Good assessment is frequent assessment.

10 Assessments You Can Perform In 90 Seconds

Any assessment is designed to provide a snapshot of student understand—the more snapshots, the more complete the full picture of knowledge. On its best day, an assessment will be 100% effective, telling you exactly what a student understands. More commonly, the return will be significantly lower as the wording of questions, the student’s sense of self-efficacy, or other factors diminish their assessment performance. It sounds obvious, but a student is a human being with an entire universe of personal problems, distraction, and related challenges in recalling the information in the form the assessment demands.

This makes a strong argument for frequent assessment, as it can be too easy to over-react and “remediate” students who may be banging against the limits of the assessment’s design rather than their own understanding. Simple Assessments The word “simple” here is misleading. The How's, Why's and Value of Educational Technology. Educational Technology - it's a term that technically can mean anything from a pen or overhead to laptops and interactive web 2.0 technologies. Some schools and teachers use a lot of technology with their classes, some use very little. Some schools and teachers use technology very well and others don't.

Some use it to do things differently and some use it to do different things. Dare to Differentiate - 50 Terrific Teacher Tips! The Best Resources On Differentiating Instruction. My colleague Katie Hull-Sypnieski is leading a February 1st Education Week Webinar on differentiating instruction, and I would strongly encourage people to participate.

Katie’s the best teacher I’ve ever seen…. In addition, Katie and I have co-authored a piece for Education Week Teacher on the topic that will be appearing there soon (it’s appeared: The Five By Five Approach To Differentiation Success), and an upcoming post in my blog there will be talking about it, too (that two part series has also appeared). Including isaac. Differentiating Using 21st Century Tools - Mahara.