TODD’S TECH TUESDAY: Lights, flip camera, action

Teach Science and Math is such a great resource for K-12 educators. I check it regularly and sometimes look back at the archives to see if I have missed anything!

Chapter in a box

Today, I get to bring Differentiation Daily visitors over to my professional website: On this site, I do share some ideas on differentiation, but mostly focus on short articles, posts, and reflections on the topic of inclusive schooling. In April, however, I did focus a lot on classroom supports. I honored Autism Awareness Month […]

Cell animation resource

John Kryk, biologist and artist, has created a phenomenal web resource for educators. His cell biology “movies” will be a great supplement to lectures and whole class discussions. The clips would also work well during a stations/centers lesson where learners had many different ways to study cells (e.g., watching clips, reading about cells).

I can write a note, letter, recipe, or…

There are so many great posts about teaching writing on Teaching With Love and Laughter, but this one featuring a choice menu caught our attention because it is one of the best of its kind we have ever seen. Many teachers have choice boards in their writing centers, but Lori’s features work samples, colorful backgrounds, […]

FUN FRIDAY: Stunning science bulletin boards

Looking for a way to jazz up your classroom during the blah days of February?

TODD’S TECH TUESDAY: Powerful PowerPoints

We thought some of you would be interested in some tips for creating better PowerPoint presentations so we went straight to the experts at Presentation Zen. These ideas may help you communicate content more effectively (especially for content that is more complex in the upper grades). Consider that many learners with autism think in pictures […]

FUN FRIDAY: Adjectives in bloom

Click over to The Teachers Lounge to learn about these sweet visuals for learning about adjectives.

TODD’S TECH TUESDAY: On-line quizzes for integrated tech

A really unique idea for tech Tuesday today. You will love this idea from Mr. Kelly, an Integrated Technology teacher. In place of a traditional pen and paper quiz, Mr. Kelly posts an online quiz with photos of students in class. Students match steps for using a belt sander, spindle sander and so on with […]

Take your spot in line

We love visual supports here at Differentiation Daily, so we knew we had to feature Miss J at “Smiles, Crayons, and Endless Stories”. She shared an easy and effective way to help students who are having difficulty lining up. Simply give each student  a number that corresponds with a number on the floor. Ask them to […]

FUN FRIDAY: Number necklaces

Number necklaces are a simple yet engaging way to practice comparing numbers with your students. Katie from Once Upon a Teaching Blog made these necklaces for her 4th grade students using index cards, a hole punch, and string. She wrote 5 and six digit numbers on their necklace cards. For some physical activity, she calls […]