It's Top-Pick List Friday! This week, we are featuring websites and apps to help kids create great classroom presentations. Many kids and teens dread presenting. One way to help them get over their fear is to make presentations fun.
Steve Miletto's insight:
Great websites and apps for helping #teachers and #students do presentations in the #classroom.
Here is a great strategy for teachers to use to make current and future lessons better. With this informal assessment strategy, teachers can take notes on student work and learning without interfering with the lesson.
Steve Miletto's insight:
Using a clipboard and a response sheet so that the #teacher can keep track of the #feedback she is gathering on individual #students. Helps make #formative#assessment purposeful.Great idea!
Universal Design for Learning (UDL) is used to design curriculum, lessons and instruction based on the diversity of the learners in their classroom.
How can UDL guide personalize learning to meet the Common Core?
When a teacher understands his/her learners through the UDL lens, he/she creates a flexible learning environment and provides opportunities for learner voice and choice. When lessons are designed using the UDL model, the lesson includes goals, methods, materials, tools, and assessments to reach and support the maximum amount of learners in the classroom.
Learners can use this model to help them understand how they learn best and what learning path they can take to become an independent expert learner, leveraging their natural abilities in the process. This process helps the learner create their personal learning profile that is understood by both teacher and learner.
The importance of this strategy is that both the teacher and the learner understand who the learner is and how they learn best. The learner and the teacher uses the UDL lens to personalize learning. So what does that look like?
An example of an 8th Grade unit on the Civil War serves as an example along with two students who can meet a number of CCSS when they choose and use the tools to support their learning.
Explore our new website, Personalize Learning (www.personalizelearning.com), to learn more about the research, models and educators who are personalizing learning.
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