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Differentiating with Technology Based on the book, Differentiating Instruction with Technology in K-5 Classrooms Stacie D. Shaner August 2010
Collecting Resources Blogs By subscribing to educational blogs, teachers have access to lists of technology tools that can easily and safely be implemented in the classroom. Websites & Links With technology constantly changing, it is important to constantly update the websites and links you collect from in-services and Google searches. Try and set a side a few minutes every morning to Google the topic you are currently teaching to see what is available online.. Organization Once you find valuable resources it is important to organize them in a manner that makes it easy for you to use them again.
Blogs Tech Chick Tips Teachers Teaching Teachers This Week in Education The Education Technology Blogs To find blogs that you may be interested in following, use Google Blog search. Simply go to http://www.google.com, select “more in the upper right corner, and then “blogs.” http://www.google.com
Websites & Links Blogs are an easy way to find new links and free technology resources. Kathy Schrock’s Guide for Educators http://school.discoveryeducation.com/schrockguide.edres.html http://school.discoveryeducation.com/schrockguide.edres.html Sites for Teachers http://www.sitesforteachers.com http://www.sitesforteachers.com GOOGLE!
Organization No matter how you choose to organize your blogs and links, it is important that you find ease of use. Do not try to use something that will confuse or complicate your life. Online Bookmarking Tools DiigoDel.icio.us Firefox Bookmarks RSS Reader
Technology Ability Student Ability - Technology Survey - Whole Group Instruction - Technology Scaffolding Teacher Ability - COMFORT - EASE OF USE - TIME
Differentiate by Learning Profile “Students’ learning profiles, shaped by many factors, suggest their preferred learning style or “customary” method of learning.”
H.G.’s Theory of Multiple Intelligences Analytical Intelligences Interactive Intelligences Introspective Intelligences
Create Your Own Using your current plans for the school year, select a topic of study. (One lacking in a culminating activity may help you the most.) Send some time online collecting appropriate resources. You may also used non-technology based activities. Begin streamlining your expectations for each of the activities chosen for each of the multiple intelligences. Make sure you have a way to assess student learning. Make your Tic-Tac-Toe Board!
Differentiate by Process “To empower students to consider a concept from several viewpoints by means of a series of tasks, often writing based.”
ThinkDots Choose FOCUS from your upcoming topics of instruction Create 6 tasks that focus on your essential question or topic. Create the Cards To use in your classroom, give each pair of students a set of cards and a number cube. Have the students roll the number cube to select the activity they are going to complete
Differentiating Subjects with Technology To engage students in active learning tasks at various stations in order to apply and extend specific skills, content-based knowledge, exploration, or enrichment.
Technology Learning Centers Technology Learning Centers are best used when you do not have a 1:1 ratio. These can be created a number of ways and taught through a mini-lesson so that in the future students can work independently.