Students as virtual teachers

As this detailed post on Flipping with Kirch illustrates, e-tutorials are becoming really popular in K-12 classrooms. I am a big fan of using them as assessments and as teaching tools as they allow students to address a host of different skills and let learners showcase abilities that may not be otherwise seen or recognized in a [read more…]

Campaign commercials

I got this idea from The New York Times and it is a real gem. In just a few weeks, educators will be talking about elections again. Therefore, it may be time to consider using this unique learning product. Contributed by Ms. Razee, a teacher in Honolulu, this assessment involves teaching students [read more…]

Differentiating deliciously

One of the easiest ways to become a differentiating expert is to spend some time watching the short, free video clips on The Teaching Channel. This one on teaching the engineering design process provides an idea for a really unique lesson product- an edible car. Let students demonstrate [read more…]

HOW MANY WAYS CAN YOU FACEBOOK?

Not all teachers can use Facebook in the classroom, but some may be able to take advantage of the great ideas in this list of “100 Ways You Should Be Using Facebook in the Classroom” over on OnlineCollege.org. You will find ideas for making [read more…]

FUN FRIDAY: Differentiation is newsworthy

Not every lesson involving student writing needs to be an old-fashioned narrative.  Using the unique tool at Fodey, students can create their very own newspaper “clipping”.

With this tool, everyday classroom topics can be treated as news events to be covered by your newly hired student reporter staff. Let creativity run wild to include both the [Read more…]

How many ways can you Facebook?

Not all teachers can use Facebook in the classroom, but some may be able to take advantage of the great ideas in this list of “100 Ways You Should Be Using Facebook in the Classroom” over on OnlineCollege.org. You will find ideas for making [Read more…]

Testing….testing….ready to differentiate?

We just love OTs for Apps over here at Differentiation Daily. It is so hard to keep up with all of the emerging tools for our iPads and smart phones, but we don’t have to because of great sites like this one. This recent [Read more…]

Apps for students with low vision

We are featuring some ideas for your learners with low vision today. Over at Sam’s Cool Tools for the Classroom, you will find a post highlighting apps that teach cause and effect, help students with math, and more.

Microsoft Word can do that?

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…]

FUN FRIDAY: Animoto ideas for all ages

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…]