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Differentiated Instruction PD


Objectives:

  • Learn various strategies to provide differentiated instruction with technology.
  • Explore a variety of tools that can be used to meet the learning needs of your students.

What is Differentiated Instruction?

  • Enhances instruction and learning
  • Matches student characteristics and interests to instruction and assessments
  • Provides more student engagement based on interests and ways to provide proof of synthesis

Focus Points of Differentiated Instruction

  • Content
  • Process
  • Products

Meeting the Needs of Learners

  • To meet the needs of learners, take into consideration:
    • Readiness: knowledge, understanding and skills
    • Interests: making connections with what is intriguing
    • Learning Profile: multiple intelligences and learning style

Questions to Ponder

  • What is the make up of your classroom?
  • What skills and content are you teaching?
  • How can you adjust the content, process or product to meet your students needs?

Classroom Considerations

  • Time
  • Resources
  • Platform
  • # of Computers, Applications: Web 2.0 and standard
  • Mandated curriculum
  • Classroom Assistance

Getting Started

  • Use diagnostic assessments to determine student readiness and interest levels
    • KWL Charts (ActivStudio/Inspiration)
    • Pretests
    • Learning Contracts
    • Interest Inventories
    • Surveys (Created in Zoho or with Google)

Lessons:

English:

Exploring Poetry.pdf

Math:

The Pythagorean Theorem Theory
http://www.prometheanplanet.com/server.php?show=nav.2813

Social Studies:

AmerRevolution.pdf

Science:

Cells Voicethread and Wiki
http://mrsmaineswiki.wikispaces.com/Cells

Webquests

Webquests About Webquests
The Great Plant Escape
Filamentality

Digital Story Telling

  • Provides Many Creative Outlets
    • Research
    • Writing
    • Drawing
    • Speaking
    • Video
    • Photography
    • Self Exploration
    • Presentation
  • Digital Story Telling Projects
    • All about me
    • Life Cycles
    • Famous people
    • Class Poems
    • How to project
    • History Project
    • Teach a math lesson
  • Digital Story Telling Tools
Digital Story Telling Ideas

Digital Story Telling Tools

Voicethread
Garage Band
Photobooth
iMovie
Photo Story
Movie Maker

Drawing Tools

Kids Pix
Tuxpaint
Sumopaint
Scratch
Flashpaint
Touchpaint - PC only

Presentation Tools

ActivStudio
Smart
Keynote
Powerpoint
Google Presentation

Visual Literacy

Kidspiration/Inspiration
Mind 42
My Webspiration
Comic Life
Wordle
Glogster

Projects

Follow Me Project
Morpheus Fortuna
Project Lemonade
Math Connections