One of the easiest ways to differentiate written products, use of technology, and the writing process is to explore the options available on your computer. If you run Windows, there are many adaptations built into the software. Some of these are most appropriate for the teacher to [Read more...]
I love each and every one of the ideas shared on Animoto Blog. Video scavenger hunt? Yes, please! Video as a “sneak peek” of what is to come in the unit? Absolutely!
These ideas are not only fun for students, but potentially fun for teachers to create. I can think of dozens of ways that these videos can help you differentiate instruction. For instance, you can use them to build background knowledge for some students, employ them as [Read more...]
I cannot wait to try today’s idea in the classroom. Student tutorials go into our “why didn’t I think of this” file!
Kim Cofino of Always Learning has a great blog and a wealth of tech-related ideas. You have to check out her post on video student tutorials. Although, Kim shares that this isn’t her original idea, her explanation of her lesson and her tips for creating tutorials are [Read more...]
Are you sensing a theme yet? For the entire month of December, I will be focusing on tech-themed differentiation ideas. You may want to let your tech support folks know about this series so that they can help you develop new skills as you personalize instruction for your students.
Lately I have been talking to a lot of teachers about the flipped classroom as a way to individualize instruction and meet the needs of diverse learners.
Flipped classrooms allow students to see presentations of key content repeatedly, let teachers spend class time coaching and supporting instead of delivering material, and provide students opportunities to [Read more...]
Looking for a fun idea for teaching algebra, geometry, and other mathematical concepts? Visit Colin Graham’s blog (Sine of the Times) and you will find a list of 11 ways to use Legos to teach, demonstrate, and engage active learners. Graham does not provide specific lesson plans but provides an image of how each concept can be illustrated. Check out the image of how to teach [Read more...]