Differentiation Using Technology
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Differentiation Tips: Pre-Assessment Pre-Assessment strategies Pre-Assessment strategies Pre-Assessment tools (begin at slide 23) Pre-Assessment Tools: Before Learning Assessment Strategies A Differentiated Instruction Approach to Close the Achievement Gap: Pre-Assessment Pre-Assessment: A Differentiation Power Tool Assessment and Differentiation Practical Strategies for the Classroom: Pre-Assessment How to Create and Use Pre-Assessments Effective Instruction Begins with Pre-Assessing Students (video) Differentiation: Checklist for Teachers Activating Prior Knowledge
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. At it's most basic level, digital tools can be used to help students find, understand and use information.
Differentiation is an important aspect of education.
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, and an upcoming post in my blog there will be talking about it, too.
Use reflection as a learning opportunity. Defuse potentially harmful moments by having students reflect on their unacceptable behavior. This forces students to think about the situation and come to terms with why their actions were inappropriate.
Use Bingo Maker to write vocabulary words, ideas, and/or concepts that you would like your students to know and understand.