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Equity doesn’t mean that every student should receive the same instruction, instead, it demands that reasonable and appropriate accommodations be made as needed to promote access and attainment for all students.”  The purpose of differentiating instruction is to engage students in instruction and learning in the classroom.
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A different way to think about technology in education: Greg Toppo at TEDxAshburn - YouTube

When did Technology become a tool in our lives? A quick synopsis of technology as adopted throughout history. In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is...
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ASCD Webinars - Revisiting The Differentiated Classroom: Looking Back and Ahead with Carol Ann Tomlinson

ASCD Webinars - Revisiting The Differentiated Classroom: Looking Back and Ahead with Carol Ann Tomlinson | Supporting Differentiated Instruction | Scoop.it
Founded in 1943, ASCD (formerly the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development) is an educational leadership organization dedicated to advancing best practices and policies for the success of each learner.
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5 Critical Mistakes Schools Make With iPads (And How To Correct Them) - Edudemic

5 Critical Mistakes Schools Make With iPads (And How To Correct Them) - Edudemic | Supporting Differentiated Instruction | Scoop.it
While we’ve witnessed many effective approaches to incorporating iPads successfully in the classroom, we’re struck by the common mistakes many schools are making with iPads, mistakes that are in some cases crippling the success of these initiatives. We’re sharing these common challenges with you, so your school doesn’t have to make them.
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Differentiation of tools

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three-part webinar series built on the framework of using technology for discovery of information, discussion, and demonstration of knowledge


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Challenges In Addressing Student Learner Differences - Differentiated Instruction - YouTube

Provided by Teach n' Kids Learn. For more information contact PD@TeachnKidsLearn.com Differentiated Instruction is a major challenge that all teachers face i...
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Project/Problem based learning in elementary school. - YouTube

Project/Problem based learning at work in elementary school. Imagine what students can accomplish in high school and beyond when they have been learning in a... (RT @zeitz: ▶ Project/Problem based learning in elementary school.
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High school students are all about computers but get little instruction in ... - Washington Post

High school students are all about computers but get little instruction in ... - Washington Post | Supporting Differentiated Instruction | Scoop.it

Their lives swirl in technology, but the nation’s high school students spend little time studying the computer science that is the basis of it all. Few are taught to write lines of code, and few take classes that delve into the workings of the Internet or explain how to create an app.

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8 Things to Look For in Today's Classroom

8 Things to Look For in Today's Classroom | Supporting Differentiated Instruction | Scoop.it

This moment is all about learners having an amazing new freedom to learn, not teachers having an amazing new freedom to teach. I’d love to see 2014 all about making that shift in our thinking around education.

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Although technology is not the focus, it does give us many opportunities to magnify the opportunities that are listed.  So with that being said, here are some things that I believe will help the learner of today be successful in our world, both today and tomorrow.

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Teaching Adolescents How to Evaluate the Quality of Online Information

Teaching Adolescents How to Evaluate the Quality of Online Information | Supporting Differentiated Instruction | Scoop.it
An essential part of online research is the ability to critically evaluate information. This includes the ability to read and evaluate its level of accuracy, reliability and bias. When we recently as (New!
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How Multiple Intelligence Theory Can Be Implemented in eLearning

How Multiple Intelligence Theory Can Be Implemented in eLearning | Supporting Differentiated Instruction | Scoop.it
In this article, I will talk about the different ways in which Multiple Intelligence Theory can be implemented in eLearning to help the learner effectively acquire, retain, and utilize the information being provided within the eLearning course.
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Multiple Intelligence Theory can be implemented in eLearning based upon the nine multiple intelligences. Let's take a closer look at each category and which multiple intelligence-based activities can be utilized during instructional design to create the best possible eLearning experience for the learners:

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Students learning English benefit more in two-language instructional ...

Students learning English benefit more in two-language instructional ... | Supporting Differentiated Instruction | Scoop.it
Against this backdrop, researchers at the Stanford Graduate School of Education (GSE) and San Francisco Unified School District (SFUSD) are examining student performance in various types of English-language learning ...
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Should we be teaching feminism in primary schools? - New Statesman

Should we be teaching feminism in primary schools? - New Statesman | Supporting Differentiated Instruction | Scoop.it
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Should we be teaching feminism in primary schools?
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Should they really be teaching this in schools? It's a minor thing, I know, but the hair-brushing annoyed me.
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Teaching independence to adolescents with autism can boost chances for ... - News-Medical.net

Teaching independence to adolescents with autism can boost chances for ... - News-Medical.net | Supporting Differentiated Instruction | Scoop.it
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Students Matter: 3 Steps for Effective Differentiated Instruction

Students Matter: 3 Steps for Effective Differentiated Instruction | Supporting Differentiated Instruction | Scoop.it
Differentiated instruction (DI) is a vast system in which it is difficult for many teachers to find a foothold for supporting students in a meaningful way. Teachers want and expect everyone to succee

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Teachers matter as well.

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There Are 7 Learning Styles. Which One Fits You?

There Are 7 Learning Styles. Which One Fits You? | Supporting Differentiated Instruction | Scoop.it
How you learn can make a difference in the way you should study. Here, find out the techniques that can work best for you. (Everyone learns differently. Which of these 7 learning styles is yours?
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How Teaching Is Changing: 15 Examples

How Teaching Is Changing: 15 Examples | Supporting Differentiated Instruction | Scoop.it

"It’s tempting to say that no matter how much technology pushes on education, every teacher will always need to know iconic teacher practices like assessment, curriculum design, classroom management, and cognitive coaching.

This may end up being true...Below are 15 tasks that are less skill-based. and a bit more conceptual, collectively representing how teaching is changing."


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How do you see education changing? How prepared are our schools for these changes?

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I suspect that every teacher has seen major change over the last few years. This post provides a look at changes that have happened, or are in the process. The first seven provide the change and a look at the old, the new, the difference and a short summary. One example from the post is quoted below.

Personalization

The Old: Administer assessment, evaluate performance, report performance, then–maybe–make crude adjustments the best you can

The New: Identifying, prioritizing, and evaluating data for each student individually–in real time

The Difference: Precision

For more information click through to the post.

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Universal Design vs. Differentiated Instruction for Student Learning - YouTube

Provided by Teach n' Kids Learn. For more information contact PD@TeachnKidsLearn.com Interview with Donald "Chip" Morrison: Sr. Education Researcher at Unive...
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I Think Therefore IB - Critical Thinking in Mathematics Examinations - Education & Schools Resources - Cambridge University Press

I Think Therefore IB - Critical Thinking in Mathematics Examinations - Education & Schools Resources - Cambridge University Press | Supporting Differentiated Instruction | Scoop.it
Why is critical thinking important to IB Diploma maths? Find out more in our author blog post http://t.co/RBgpLpGi6v #ibdp #mathchat
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Challenging Gifted Students in the Regular Classroom

Challenging Gifted Students in the Regular Classroom | Supporting Differentiated Instruction | Scoop.it
Challenging Gifted Students in the Regular Classroom: an online course from Teach n' Kids Learn Inc. 


The course will help educators answer such questions as: What is the difference between a truly gifted student and a hard-working, highly-motivated student? How can I best help my gifted students stretch and grow in a heterogeneous or clustered classroom? What are disabled gifted students and how can I help these students experience the success they deserve? How do I differentiate my lessons so that I challenge my gifted students yet do not overwhelm my struggling students? How can I answer parent questions and help them best support the needs of their gifted children at home and at school?

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No Courses, No Classrooms, No Grades — Just Learning - KQED (blog)

No Courses, No Classrooms, No Grades — Just Learning - KQED (blog) | Supporting Differentiated Instruction | Scoop.it
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Most K-12 classrooms in America are fairly new to project-based learning, or don't offer it at all.
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How Would the Smartest Man in the World Have Done in Your Classroom?

How Would the Smartest Man in the World Have Done in Your Classroom? | Supporting Differentiated Instruction | Scoop.it

In his best-selling book Outliers, Malcolm Gladwell talks about Christophen Langan, who has been referred to as possibly being the smartest man in the world.  Christophen has described academia as, “A heartless, cold bureaucracy.” Why would such a highly intelligent person feel this way about educational institutions?

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Is it possible that the very system that is supposed to be designed to educate and foster learning stifled this gifted student's progress? If so why?

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Differentiating Project-Based & Problem-Based Learning

Differentiating Project-Based & Problem-Based Learning | Supporting Differentiated Instruction | Scoop.it
In this video, I look at the similarities and differences of two popular instructional frameworks being used today: project-based learning and problem-based learning.  (Differentiating Project-Based & Problem-Based Learning
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Is Adaptive Learning the Wave of the Future?

Is Adaptive Learning the Wave of the Future? | Supporting Differentiated Instruction | Scoop.it
21st century learners are waiting for educational institutions to catch up to their technological needs. That's why adaptive learning is so important--it allows 24/7 access with personalized learning plans and life-like coaches, ...

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Will adaptive learning type assessments begin to delivery on the promise of differentiated assessments? Thoughts?

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Differentiated Instruction in the Classroom

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New Academic Language Game Uses Game-Based Learning and Non ... - PR Web (press release)

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