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Tips & Strategies for Effective Differentiation & Instruction.wmv

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An Updated Digital Differentiation Model | Cool Tools for This is part of a Digital Differentiation model, my way i of weaving a web of flexible tools together for teaching and learning. 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. The goal is to design student-driven learning experiences that are fueled by standards-based Essential Questions and facilitated by digital tools to provide students with flexible learning paths. 3 Components: Essential Questions Flexible Learning Paths

Answers To The Biggest Questions About Flipped Classrooms Flipped classrooms are truly changing education (see ‘ How To Flip An Entire School ‘ and a report on how the flipped classroom can improve test scores .) As a school psychologist intern highly interested in ‘flipping classrooms’, I have consulted with many teachers and school staff that have adopted (or have expressed interest in) the flipped classroom model, and those that have implemented the model, have nothing but great things to say. Below are some frequent questions I get about flipped classrooms from teachers; and my answers, based on personal interactions and professional consultations with teachers. Has it “solved” the homework problem? It is a giant leap in the right direction. What she found was that a majority of students were watching the videos, with only 1 or 2 out of 19 students that would ‘forget’ to watch the video. How did she ensure students were watching the videos? Does the advanced technology motivate the students?

Differentiation for the School Librarian – TeachersFirst Blog Differentiating instruction is defined as “shaking up” what goes on in the classroom so that students have multiple options for taking in information, making sense of ideas, and expressing what they learn” according to Carol Ann Tomlinson. This can be achieved through a process called Universal Design for Learning (UDL). The UDL process emphasizes representation (offering information in more than one format, action and expression), offering students more than one way to interact with material and show what they know, and engagement (using different ways to motivate students). How does that look in the school library? Utilizing Universal Design for Learning in the school library is one tool that School Librarians should have in their toolbox. Differentiation in the school library builds upon UDL in the implementation stage. Differentiation in the school library is an excellent way to connect students with your library and collaborate with teachers!

In School Libraries, Differentiation through Curation by Rebecca J. Morris on September 17,2015 Curation is a concept that seems to appear everywhere today. Just about anything can be marketed as “curated,” from music playlists to personalized retail boxes of snacks and makeup. Anyone can be a curator, not just sanctioned experts—and that’s actually an important point concerning curation in the school library context. Curation tools put content selection and organization in the hands of users, not just librarians. In a science inquiry project on the Earth’s atmosphere, students curate meteorology collections about severe storms. When students use digital tools to curate content as part of an inquiry process, the multimedia materials are easy and engaging to collect, view, and share. Curation tools, like ALA Best Websites honorees Gibbon and Blendspace, and some of my favorites, and, are digital spaces for collecting articles, text, images, videos, websites, and other media. About the Author:Rebecca J.

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