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Larry Ferlazzo: Differentiating Lessons By "Content, Process or Product"

Larry Ferlazzo: Differentiating Lessons By "Content, Process or Product" | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

By Larry Ferlazzo: An award-winning English and Social Studies teacher at Luther Burbank High School in Sacramento, Calif., Larry Ferlazzo is the author of Helping Students Motivate Themselves: Practical Answers To Classroom ChallengesThe ESL/ELL Teacher's Survival Guide, and Building Parent Engagement In Schools.

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Seeking ways to differentiate instruction in your classroom? Look here for quality outsources on a complex topic. Ferlazzo's "power-packed line-up" of guest responders speak to the issue. Additionally you'll find a compilation of Best Resources on the subject.    

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I find it challenging to work out how to differentiate (or whether I am differentiating) lessons in secondary school classes where everything is driven by the needs of an examination system. This idea, that there are multiple incarnations of differentiation, I find quite helpful.

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Dennis T OConnor's insight: Seeking ways to differentiate instruction in your classroom? Look here for quality outsources on a complex topic. Ferlazzo's "power-packed line-up" of guest responders speak to the issue. Additionally you'll find a compilation of Best Resources on the subject.
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Smartpen - How to use it - Wow! This is simple! - livescribe co nz

How to use the Livescribe pen. 


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What Ed Said: 10 ways to differentiate learning…

What Ed Said: 10 ways to differentiate learning… | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
Once upon a time in the olden days, the teacher stood out front and taught the whole class the same material in the same way. Everyone was expected to do the same tasks, some passed and some failed and were labelled ever after. The focus was on teaching, not on learning. One size was supposed to fit all and if you learned in a different way, too bad for you.


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ed out that everyone didn’t learn in the same way after all. The teacher realised that learners have different needs, interests and abilities. Differentiated instruction was invented. The teacher prepared different tasks for each group in her class and preparation now took a whole lot longer. The needs of the learner were being better catered for, but the teacher was up all night.

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Helping To Educate Autistic Children: There's An App For That

Helping To Educate Autistic Children: There's An App For That | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
The iPad is increasingly becoming a top tool for educating autistic children. And one local nonprofit is helping families capitalize on this cutting-edge technology.

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The 200 Best Special Education Apps | Edudemic

The 200 Best Special Education Apps | Edudemic | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

If you’re a special education teacher or are simply looking for an innovative way to reach a student… this is for you. Many apps out there are useful in the classroom but they’re not always easy to find in the clogged-up app store.

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Personalization vs Differentiation vs Individualization

Personalization vs Differentiation vs Individualization | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

Here's a chart that explains the differences between personalization, differentiation, and individualization. After some research on these terms, Kathleen McClaskey and I were able to determine the differences between these terms in relationship to teaching and learning.


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Barbara Bray's comment, January 23, 2012 11:00 AM
Thank you for your comment. Kathleen and I are looking for feedback on how educators are using this chart.
rwteam's comment, January 23, 2012 11:07 AM
I am in Wisconsin and we are part of CESA 1 NxGL. I team teach with 42 kindergarten kids and we are using personalized learning. We are working through the tangles of being able to personalize with kids who are just learning to read, write and compute. It has always been a struggle to be able to differentiate the difference between true personalized learning vs. differentiation and individualization. You have done a beautiful job of creating a chart that makes this clearer for all stakeholders. This chart will be useful for helping colleagues, administration and parents see the true definition of personalized learning and the potential that it holds.
Kathleen McClaskey's comment, January 23, 2012 1:18 PM
Hello rwteam in WI,

Thank you for your comments on this chart that Barbara and I created. We would be glad to have you share this with your colleagues in WI and elsewhere. We commend you and your teams in CESA 1 NxGL on the hard work that you are doing to make personalized learning a realty for your students.
Kathleen
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How Will Personalized Learning Really Work?

How Will Personalized Learning Really Work? | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
“How will personalized learning really  work?” The question was asked today by someone who should know the answer—the strategy director for an educational software company.  But that’s the nature of the dynamic shift underway.
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