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Resources and rationale for implementing differentiated instruction in the classroom
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What Can Angry Birds Teach Us About Universal Design for Instruction?

What Can Angry Birds Teach Us About Universal Design for Instruction? | 21st Century Concepts- Student-Centered Learning | Scoop.it

Prof. Hacker shares a unique perspective on how Angry Birds can teach us about Universal Design for Instruction and Universal Design for Learning.

 

"I think that Angry Birds is so fun to play because it helps develop our meta-cognitive skills. Throughout playing Angry Birds, one must pay attention to the strategies being employed, adjust one’s play as needed to achieve certain goals and objectives, and transfer what you have learned about a bird’s capabilities several levels ago to the current level.

 

In short, Angry Birds is a powerful metaphor for learning. As I was recently playing the game, I could not help but think: what if my classroom was more like this? Would students have a better learning experience?"

 

Consider the following:

> Angry Birds involves practice without penalty.

> Angry Birds offers the opportunity for constant feedback.

> Angry Birds inherently teachers that different tools have different purposes.

> Angry Birds rewards perseverance.

> Angry Birds gives no time limit.

 

"No wonder we are all addicted to this game! Now if only we could ensure that our classrooms are always safe spaces to practice new strategies, offer students a range of possibilities for how to succeed in their learning, give our students constant feedback, and support knowledge transfer within and among our courses."


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The Concept of UDL | National Center On Universal Design for Learning

The Concept of UDL | National Center On Universal Design for Learning | 21st Century Concepts- Student-Centered Learning | Scoop.it

Universal Design for Learning is a set of principles for curriculum development that give all individuals equal opportunities to learn. UDL provides a blueprint for creating instructional goals, methods, materials, and assessments that work for everyone--not a single, one-size-fits-all solution but rather flexible approaches that can be customized and adjusted for individual needs.


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One week with personalised learning - A Teacher's Reflection

One week with personalised learning - A Teacher's Reflection | 21st Century Concepts- Student-Centered Learning | Scoop.it

Kevin McLaughlin decided a few weeks ago that he would personalize the learning for each student in his class.  He makes a special note that "Personalizing the curriculum requires a knowledge of every learner in your class".   After one week, he offers a thoughtful reflection and shares his observations.

 

"One week has passed with my class using Personal Journey’s, each one containing their very own personalised curriculum for the week ahead. Has the week been successful? Has learning improved? Well, one week is far too short to give detailed answers but I can say that personalising the curriculum for every child in my class has been an inspiring journey for me. I have watched in awe at children working their way through their learning, solving problems in pairs, discussing and thinking, coming up with solutions, offering suggestions and advice to their peers. It has confirmed my belief that if we give learners opportunities to follow a personalised approach they will fly."

 

"Observations after week 1

> Every child preferred this approach to their learning

> Every child was on task every day without having to be told

> Every learner made progress in Numeracy and achieved two targets that I had set them

> Every learner achieved at least 1 of their own targets

> Every learner told me they are looking forward to the next week of learning in their Personalised Journey"

 

Thank you Kevin for sharing your journey!


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Digital Differentiation ~ Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners

Digital Differentiation ~ Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners | 21st Century Concepts- Student-Centered Learning | Scoop.it

Technology is a tool that can be used to help teachers facilitate learning experiences that address the diverse learning needs of all students and help them develop 21st Century Skills. At it's most basic level, digital tools can be used to help students find, understand and use information. When combined with student-driven learning experiences fueled by Essential Questions offering flexible learning paths, it can be the ticket to success. Here is a closer look at three components of effectively using technology as a tool for digital differentiation.


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