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Inclusion in the 21st-century classroom: Differentiating with technology - Reaching every learner: Differentiating instruction in theory and practice

Inclusion in the 21st-century classroom: Differentiating with technology - Reaching every learner: Differentiating instruction in theory and practice
In this video, students in a gifted classroom use the multi-user learning environment Quest Atlantis to explore issues related to the creation of a game reserve in Tanzania. Interviews with the teacher and students offer perspectives on the value of using virtual worlds in the classroom . About the videoDownload video (Right-click or option-click) The diversity of the 21st-century classroom creates numerous challenges for teachers who may not have known the same diversity themselves as students. Among these, teachers must balance the requirements of high-stakes accountability while meeting the needs of diverse students within their classroom. The 26th Annual Report to Congress on IDEA reported that approximately ninety-six percent of general education teachers have students in their classroom with learning disabilities. Differentiation as effective instruction Overcoming obstacles to effective differentiation Setting the scope A framework for technology integration Differentiation in 2-D

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Five-Minute Film Festival: 10 Videos About Generosity and Giving Back Thanksgiving is traditionally a time for reflecting on the things you're grateful for, and it's a known fact that practicing gratitude is a valuable tool for building character. Some say the other key to the pursuit of happiness is gratitude's counterpart, generosity. So I thought I'd kick off the season of giving by shining a little spotlight on simple acts of kindness that can have a huge impact: I've gathered ten videos about people giving back, paying it forward, and helping others -- to inspire us all to do the same this holiday season and all year long. Video Playlist: Random Acts of Kindness and Generosity Watch the player below to see the whole playlist, or view it on YouTube.

Are we ready to revolutionize K-12 learning? SmartBlogs Recently I’ve been escorting my first grandchild, Luke, on tours of the garden and grounds around our home. It’s probably more accurate to say that Luke — who has just turned one — is towing me through the tulips. With my finger in his hand, he’s pulling “B” (his pet name for me) at what for him is breakneck speed through an incredible learning adventure.

Differentiating Instruction Through Interactive Games (Tech2Learn Series) Mr. Pronovost: Really trying to address giving every student what they need, and giving them that differentiated instruction is where the technology really comes in handy. Not only are they getting immediate feedback and they're able to move at their own pace, but then I'm also able to support the students who really need my support. Today, what we are gonna talk about is addition and subtraction. If she gives away ten pencils, how many pencils will Teresa have left? I want you to think about it. How Technology Is Helping Special-Needs Students Excel For Kevin O'Brien, a seventh-grader with physical disabilities who attends Charlotte Wood Middle School in Danville, Calif., there's a definite difference between good and great when it comes to assistive technology. For years, he used a desktop version of Tobii Technology's eye-gaze device, which allowed him to type papers, participate in art classes, conduct online research, communicate with his teacher and do well academically. But it also tethered him to the classroom in which the wired device was located. So when a wireless version of the product came out last year, Wendy Burkhardt, assistive technology ­coordinator for the San Ramon Valley Unified School District of which CWMS is a part, immediately got it for O'Brien, who attached it to his wheelchair. Now, she explains, "Kevin can be far more involved in group activities.

Why Integrate Technology into the Curriculum?: The Reasons Are Many VIDEO: An Introduction to Technology Integration Running Time: 5 min. Technology is ubiquitous, touching almost every part of our lives, our communities, our homes. Yet most schools lag far behind when it comes to integrating technology into classroom learning. Many are just beginning to explore the true potential tech offers for teaching and learning. Properly used, technology will help students acquire the skills they need to survive in a complex, highly technological knowledge-based economy.

Clara Barton Biography Clara Barton was an educator, nurse and founder of the American Red Cross. Synopsis Clara Barton was born on December 25, 1821, in Oxford, Massachusetts. She became a teacher, worked in the U.S. Patent Office and was an independent nurse during the Civil War. St. Petersburg College Critical Thinking Gateway Rubrics as an Assessment Tool for Critical Thinking Assessments that require students to use information they have learned rather than to regurgitate facts helps students develop critical thinking skills as well as measure their proficiency. Therefore, assessments can become an important part of a curriculum aimed at developing students' critical thinking skills. Such assessments often take the form of essay tests, term papers, research projects, or performance tests. Grading assignments such as these can present a challenge because there is not one correct answer that can be scored quantitatively.

Differentiated Instruction in an Online Classroom by Theresa Melenas, Ed.D. My role as an administrator and instructional coach in K-12 public education has me working collaboratively with teachers to create better learning opportunities for students. A majority of teachers I encounter need support in how to differentiate their instruction to reach all learners. The concept of differentiated instruction (DI) may seems to be only applicable to the bricks and mortar setting of a traditional classroom, but many DI strategies can enhance the educational experience of online adult learners. According to Tomlinson (2000), differentiation means tailoring instruction to meet individual needs, by differentiating the content, process, products, or the learning environment.

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