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Delivering Differentiated Instruction in Your Classroom

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Carol Ann Tomlinson, author of “The Differentiated Classroom: Responding to the Needs of All Learners,” is the country’s preeminent scholar on differentiated instruction. Tomlinson defines differentiated learning as “ensuring that what a student learns, how he/she learns it, and how the student demonstrates what he/she has learned is a match for that student’s readiness level, interests, and preferred mode of learning.” She likens the reluctance to integrate modern knowledge of the learning process into the classroom to settling for a Model T instead of embracing 21st-century engineering.


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Dennis Swender's curator insight, November 8, 2014 6:10 AM

Tomlinson is one of the contributors to ED 262 content

Audrey's curator insight, November 12, 2014 3:20 PM

Differentiation works when students take responsibility for their own learning.  Students in particular those doing A levels are given booklets, notes, presentations and textbooks with lesson plans and schemes of work.  When a teacher walks into the classroom students should not be sitting waiting for the teacher to tell them what to do.  They should already be engaged in looking over their own notes and ready to ask the teacher questions about aspects of the course that they are not certain of. Or ready to ask where they can get more information.

 

Most students have I-pads, mobile phones that can access the whole web.  They can look for information on youtube for most subjects which can add to their learning.  Differentiation has never been easier.  The teacher's job is to give out the resources, point students to where to find information, give overviews of the lessons based on the syllabus, which he students also have.  During class, time should be spent  understanding the information, discussions,  showing how to answer exam questions, followed by essays.  This is 21st Century learning and it works!

 

Have a look at http://www.hotmoodle.com  a website for psychology .

 

 

 

 

tom cockburn's curator insight, December 24, 2014 6:23 AM

Sounds ideal in theory

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Big educational laptop and tablet projects -- Ten countries to learn from

Big educational laptop and tablet projects -- Ten countries to learn from | Girltechlover | Scoop.it
A number of the high profile 'one laptop per learner' projects have now reached new phases of development, and new sets of large scale educational laptop programs are being announced. At the same time, 'educational tablets' have gone from a curiosity and novelty in some education systems to become the primary computing devices meant for students and teachers in others.

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, October 28, 2014 9:22 AM

This article has links to a varied range of projetcs.

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The Impact of Digital Tools on Student Writing

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These teachers see the internet and digital technologies such as social networking sites, cell phones and texting, generally facilitating teens’ personal expression and creativity, broadening the audience for their written material, and encouraging teens to write more often in more formats than may have been the case in prior generations.  At the same time, they describe the unique challenges of teaching writing in the digital age, including the “creep” of informal style into formal writing assignments and the need to better educate students about issues such as plagiarism and fair use.


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CECI Jean-François's curator insight, November 10, 2014 2:49 AM

Enquête sur la litteracie numerique, des chiffres intéressants...

Sarah McElrath's curator insight, January 9, 2015 9:38 AM

I definitely see the need to "better educate students about issues such as plagiarism and fair use."

Pamela D Lloyd's curator insight, January 12, 2015 9:46 PM

This study provides insight into the issues teachers see, positive and negative, regarding the ways in which digital tools impact student writing. Overall, they see many benefits, but there are specific areas of concern.

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3 Awesome Grammar Visuals to Use in Class ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

3 Awesome Grammar Visuals to Use in Class ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Girltechlover | Scoop.it

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good reminder for all!
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4 Important New Gmail Updates You Should not Miss ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

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Educational Technology Guy: Lesson Plans using Google Apps in Education

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#GA-repost: Educational Technology Guy: Lesson Plans using Google Apps in ... http://t.co/vNmpa8tr #googleapps: ...

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High-Tech Kids in No-Tech Schools

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The jury is still out on the academic benefits of e-books, “There is very little evidence that kids learn more, faster or better by using these machines,” (Jury still out on educational value of digital technology, with one exception: it's opened ...

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Quizzes within Moodle

Quizzes within Moodle are a great way of helping both teachers and students measure progress within a course. Quizzes can be marked automatically, giving students a quick way of gauging their performance and allowing teachers to give them feedback, either as a whole at the end of the quiz, or for each question individually.

 

Quizzes within Moodle are very flexible, with plenty of different questions types, grading criteria and feedback options.

 

There are also several other types which are provided by 3rd parties, such as:

- Drag & Drop onto text

- Drag & Drop onto an image

- Pattern matching

- Variable numeric questions

- Algebra questions

 

Question Bank

 

The question bank allows all quiz questions to be stored and organised by categories which you can set up in the question bank. This makes creating quizzes much faster and easier once you have built up a good collection of questions. Giving you the option to select random questions to build a quiz with and helping to keep all your questions well organised.


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How to make Moodle grader report easy to read

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In a Moodle course teachers can grade students' work and view the report via the Grades option under the “Course administration” (see figure 1). However the default view of the report is not easy

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Adding a Twitter feed to Moodle

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Last year Twitter changed their API which caused a lot of custom blocks which implemented the Twitter API to stop working. Today I will tell you how we can re-add this feature into Moodle without any block development.

 

1. Open the Twitter account that you want to show in Moodle and navigate to this page: https://twitter.com/settings/widgets

2. Click “Create New” to create a new widget and copy the html code to your clipboard (Ctrl + C)

3. Turn on Editing and add a new HTML block. You can do this by turning editing on on the home page, find the “Add a Block” block, as shown below, and then select “HTML”.

4. Click HTML Source view.

5. Paste (Ctrl + V) the widget code into the HTML editor

6. Save your changes and view your new Twitter block in Moodle


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Top 6 Apps for Flipping Your Classroom

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Teachers all over the world are flipping their classrooms. Instead of doing homework and projects at home, students watch lectures and videos.

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Embedded Formative Assessment - Assessment Strategies

Author Dylan Wiliam provides perspective on his book Embedded Formative Assessment

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23 Great Sources For Free Educational Videos Online

23 Great Sources For Free Educational Videos Online | Girltechlover | Scoop.it
Students love to watch and learn. Why not showcase some of the best free educational videos and their repositories then?

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María Dolores Díaz Noguera's curator insight, November 28, 2013 7:26 AM

Very nice sharing. Thanks

Mojca Pivk's curator insight, December 1, 2013 7:53 PM

Here are some fantastic and free links teachers can use!

Maggie McGuirk Veres's curator insight, September 3, 2014 1:48 PM

It's worth a look.

 

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Designing the classrooms of the future

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The results of the project have been published in a form of a magazine "Designing the future classroom" Nº2, available in five languages. The articles include stories from teachers and project partners, as well as a preview to the iTEC school pilot results and training activities, including the Future Classroom Scenarios course.


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Georgia Papas's curator insight, November 1, 2014 8:17 AM

Some required changes to the 21st century classroom.

 

Carlos Rodrigues Cadre's curator insight, November 15, 2014 7:53 PM

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1:1 Computing: Reality, Possibilities, and Ways Forward

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Although the full potential of 1:1 computing is yet to be discovered, the question of access privilege has to be seriously considered. Thus, effective and smart partnerships and collaboration are crucial in reaching educational goals and changes in this sphere

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, November 2, 2014 5:10 AM

Short article on 1:1 computing

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Bb Exemplary Course Rubric


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Moodle_UK's curator insight, May 30, 2014 5:05 AM

Don't shoot me until you have  taken a look! Good online learning is good online learning whatever VLE you use. I think that this document provides a very useful reference framework for measuring and identifying good practice

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This $200 Google Glass competitor looks just like ordinary glasses -- and can hold prescription lenses

This $200 Google Glass competitor looks just like ordinary glasses -- and can hold prescription lenses | Girltechlover | Scoop.it
A tiny, unfunded five-person startup in Massachusetts has created a Google Glass alternative that, it says, is much more immersive than Glass -- and much less geeky.The product is a set of smart gl...

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David W. Deeds's curator insight, November 27, 2013 5:02 PM

Check out SmartSpecs! 

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Teaching In The Cloud: How Google Docs Are Revolutionizing The Classroom

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Google's online word processor has transformed the way teachers support students through the writing process.

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High-Tech Kids in No-Tech Schools

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Why is Moodle the Best LMS? - EdTechReview™ (ETR)

Why is Moodle the Best LMS? - EdTechReview™ (ETR) | Girltechlover | Scoop.it
Moodle has constantly maintained its top spot among the LMS tools and has been ranked 11th overall among the top 100 tools for learning in 2013 .

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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, November 10, 2013 3:21 PM

Moodle has been my first choice for years.  Honestly I can't see why anyone would pay the overhead of outfits like Blackboard or D2L when they could put their money into staff professional development. 

Cultus's comment, November 11, 2013 3:58 PM
Moodle has several advantages over other LMSs, here’s the list of a few:<br><br>It is an open source learning platform.Users can share changes with the Moodle community for others to use for free. All this leads to the extension and reformation of the software.<br>It makes use of simple technologies, as a result of which its developers are easy to find.<br>It is built on some of the most reliable technologies, such as PHP, MySQL, Apache.<br>It has a fully cooperative development model which offers constant scope for improvement by allowing many high quality contributions to acquire new modules, features and enhancements.<br>It makes use of the more advanced programming approach, the object-oriented programming which makes its functionality all the more efficient and allows users to proceed at their own pace, as well as customize it according to their needs.
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Enrolling all members of a given role in a course using MIS

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This can be useful for courses aimed at a large number of users, for instance “Staff Room” or “Careers Information” courses. You could go into the course and enrol each user manually, but that would take ages and if you wanted to unenrol them all afterwards, that would take even longer.

 

A far quicker way to do it would be to add all of those users to a cohort – using this method you can add or remove them from a course with just a couple of clicks.

 

 

To do it, we will do the following:

 

1.Create the cohort
2. Bulk enrol the users onto it
3. Enrol the cohort on the course.


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How to make Moodle grader report easy to read

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In a Moodle course teachers can grade students’ work and view the report via the “Grades” option under the “Course administration” (see figure 1). However the default view of the report is not easy to read as there are too many available columns in the table and teachers have to scroll left and right horizontally to be able to see all the column data. Although it is not a big problem when there are only couple of students, imagine that you have more than 10 students in the course – it will get difficult to keep track of whose grade report you are looking at as you scroll the student names column out of view.

 

Luckily there is a useful “Static student column” feature which can be enabled to make the Moodle Grader report easier to read.

 

All you need to do is to navigate to Administration > Grades > Report settings > Grader report and tick the checkbox for the “Static students column” option. Click the “Save changes” button before you leave the page.


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Moodle Plugins Directory: Realtime Quiz

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A multiple-choice quiz designed for use in a face-to-face lesson.
Each student receives each question at the same time with a time limit to answer it (default 30 seconds). In between each question the correct answer is displayed, along with the number of students giving each answer (and some statistics about the percentage class / individual correct answers). This allows each question to be discussed before moving on.

 

Teachers can review the answers, once the quiz is finished, to identify any areas that need to be covered again.


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What is Disruptive Innovation in Education? | Learning Impact Blog

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Mark P's curator insight, September 1, 2013 9:04 AM

I talked about Gartner Hype Cycle before, but enjoy its applications so much that I will add it here again.

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21st-Century Teacher Education : Education Next

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Bryan Hartsig's curator insight, April 25, 2013 8:29 AM
Ed schools don’t give teachers the tools they need