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Title: Adapted from Lake Lands Schools The Technological Way to


1
The Technological Way to Differentiate Instruction
  • Adapted from Lake Lands Schools

2
The Technological Way to Differentiate
Instruction What is Differentiated Instruction
anyway?
  • Beginning where the students are. Recognize
    individual differences
  • Engage students in different modalities
  • Varied rates of instruction, complexity levels,
    and teaching strategies
  • Challenge students to
  • compete against themselves

3
The Technological Way to Differentiate
Instruction Why Use Technology?
  • Wide gaps in student experience and ability
  • Motivating
  • Flexibility of the medium
  • Real World application

4
The Technological Way to Differentiate
Instruction What Types of Technology support DI?
  • WebQuests
  • Inspiration
  • Subject Sampler
  • Internet Scavenger Hunt
  • Excel
  • Power Point

5
The Technological Way to Differentiate
Instruction What are the Components of DI?
  • Pre-Assessment
  • Flexible Grouping
  • Learning Profile
  • Interest
  • Readiness
  • Instruction
  • Independent /Group Work
  • Assessment

6
The Technological Way to Differentiate
Instruction What are the ways to Differentiate?
  • Product
  • The way a students knowledge of a subject is
    assessed
  • Process
  • The way a student gains access
  • to knowledge
  • Content
  • The depth/complexity of the knowledge base a
    student explores

7
The Technological Way to Differentiate
Instruction What are some additional resources?
  • The Differentiated Classroom Responding to the
    Needs of all Learners
  • How to Differentiate Instruction in Mixed-Ability
    Classrooms
  • -Carol Ann Tomlinson

8
The Technological Way to Differentiate
Instruction Where can I find Pre Assessment
Tools?
  • Quia
  • Funbrain
  • Teacher Tools

9
The Technological Way to Differentiate
Instruction Where can I find Differentiated
WebQuests?
  • Differentiated by Interest
  • Differentiated by Learning Style and Product
  • Pre assessment
  • Modified

10
The Technological Way to Differentiate
Instruction How can I use Inspiration to support
Differentiation?
  • These three vocabulary webs ask students to do
    the same task. The final part of the activity is
    differentiated.
  • One Two
    Three
  • There are many sites on the Internet that have
    vocabulary-building activities for students. This
    site allows for different levels of difficulty.
  • Learning Vocabulary Can be
    Fun

11
The Technological Way to Differentiate
Instruction What is a Subject Sampler?
  • Many Internet projects are differentiated by
    interest.
  • Find a lesson and simply design the pre
    assessment.
  • Subject Sampler
  • Pre assessment

12
The Technological Way to Differentiate
Instruction How are Scavenger Hunts
differentiated?
  • This Internet project, "Inventor Scavenger Hunt",
    is differentiated by Internet readiness (ability)
    and by interest.
  • Treasure Hunt Pre Assessment
  • Internet Scavenger Hunt

13
The Technological Way to Differentiate
Instruction How can I use EXCEL to Differentiate?
  • This activity is differentiated by content.
    Students are first pre assessed to determine
    their understanding of percents and then are
    directed to either Tab A or Tab B of the
    spreadsheet, based on their ability.
  • Preassessment Excel

14
The Technological Way to Differentiate
Instruction What other resources can be used to
Differentiate?
  • Pre-assessment survey of technical readiness
    (multimedia, desktop publishing and web page
    creation)
  • Publicity assignment following
  • the completion of a novel

15
The Technological Way to Differentiate
Instruction How can PowerPoint be used to
Differentiate?
  • PowerPoint offers many opportunities for
    differentiation.
  • All About Canada (note that this is shown as an
    example only - it is not completed)
  • This PowerPoint is used to create learning
    centers for students. These centers can be
    differentiated by learning profile or by
    readiness. The content and
  • process may be differentiated as well.
  • Western Hemisphere Geography Preassessment
  • The sample is a pre-assessment used as an
  • anticipatory set for the introduction of a new
    unit.

16
The Technological Way to Differentiate
Instruction What other resources can be used to
Differentiate?
  • These lessons both lend themselves to
    differentiating through compacting the
    curriculum. Both are from the WNET website, which
    is free to educators once you sign on with a user
    name and password.
  • Cool! Awesome! What Is It?
  • A Picture Is Worth a Thousand Words

17
The Technological Way to Differentiate
Instruction What other resources can be used to
Differentiate?
  • ThinkQuest Jr. and Internet Challenge projects
    are excellent ways to differentiate through
    independent study.
  • ThinkQuest Website
  • Some examples of ThinkQuest sites (last year's
    winning sites)
  • The Inside Scoop on Farms
  • Of Mind and Matter the Mystery of the Human
    Brain
  • The German Tutor (runner up)
  • Peacemakers and Breakers (runner up)

18
The Technological Way to Differentiate
Instruction What other resources can be used to
Differentiate?
  • The Internet offers the ability to learn by
    visiting a different site every day, based on
    student interest.
  • A New Twist on the Daily Calendar (simple
    version for early elementary)
  • Another Set of Links for Daily Use (more
    comprehensive for older elementary students)
  • Daily Links for Kindergarten
  • Daily Links for First Grade
  • Daily Links for Second Grade
  • Daily Links for Fifth Grade
  • More places that you can visit every day, from
  • Education-world.com

19
The Technological Way to Differentiate
Instruction What other resources can be used to
Differentiate?
  • Sites that lend themselves to differentiation
  • Ben's Guide to Government for Kids
  • Learning Vocabulary Can Be Fun
  • Animals Database (three levels)
  • Other valuable resources for teachers
  • WNET School The Web Service
  • for Teachers
  • Eduscapes
  • New York Times Learning Network
  • Time for Kids
  • Marco Polo
  •  

20
The Technological Way to Differentiate
Instruction What other resources can be used to
Differentiate?
  • Filamentality
  • Trackstar
  • Technology Tutorials on the Web
  • Education World Techtorials
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