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Differentiation and Technology Presentation

  1. 1. Differentiation: Making it Work Presented by Betsey Kennedy 4th Grade Teacher, Big Shanty Intermediate School elizabeth.kennedy@cobbk12.org
  2. 2. Differentiation Pre-Assessment • Login to your remote using the number at the top of your packet. • Answer the questions at your own pace. Remember to press “SEND” after you answer each question.
  3. 3. The Truth Is… • Differentiation makes a huge difference in student success and enjoyment, but • it can take a lot of planning time. • classroom management can become problematic. • standards call the shots on what to teach.
  4. 4. But Don’t Worry… • There are things that teachers can do to differentiate in a meaningful way without eating up all your time or creating classroom management nightmares.
  5. 5. Differentiation comes in many forms. • Differentiation of resource or text. • Differentiation of task. • Differentiation of dialogue. • Differentiation of support. • Differentiation of pace. • Differentiation of content. • Differentiation of independence or responsibility. Descriptions of these are available at http://stivodifferentiation.wordpress.com/differentiation-tips/
  6. 6. Management is Manageable • Teach Teamwork • Cooperative Learning Stop Signs • Acceptable Noise Level Plan • Student Contracts
  7. 7. Technology Tips • Start simply. • Try it yourself first. • Limit student choices. • Never enter the computer lab without a detailed plan.
  8. 8. Differentiation Tasks • Examine the sample differentiation task provided for your grade level. • Consider how this differentiation strategy and/or website could be used in other ways in your classroom. • Be prepared to share your thoughts.
  9. 9. Sharing Time • How could this differentiation strategy be used in other ways in your classroom? • How could this website be used in other ways in your classroom?
  10. 10. Sharing Time • How could this differentiation strategy be used in other ways in your classroom? • How could this website be used in other ways in your classroom?
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