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  • 1. Using Technology to Differentiate Instruction Presenters: Lady Bernadette Dolandolan (Didi) Maria Salud Mercado (Ricci)
  • 2. Differentiated Instruction
    • " is a model of instruction that revolves around the belief that students learn in many different ways." (Verde, 2004)
    • It means –
    • providing materials and tasks at varied levels of difficulty with varying degrees of scaffolding, through multiple instructional groups, and
    • encouraging student success by varying ways in which students work: alone or collaboratively, in auditory or visual modes, or through practical or creative means.
    • (Tomlinson, 2000)
  • 3. Why differentiate instruction?
    • Because not all children learn in the same way.
    • Because NCLB says all children need to become proficient.
    • Because research and practice demonstrate that differentiated instruction techniques are effective.
    • Because we can maximize student's growth by meeting each student where he or she is and helping them progress.
    • Because of the diversity of students found in today's classrooms. (ELL, disabilities, cultural backgrounds, etc.)
  • 4.
    • Technology can help you tailor instruction to meet the needs of all students by allowing changes to:
      • content
      • channels of input, and
      • means of output.
    • Technology is also an excellent platform for cooperative learning.
  • 5. Content
    • Provide various means of engaging students in processing and transforming information.
    • Internet – Web Resources
    • Thinking Maps
    • Graphic Organizers and Concept Maps
    • KWHL Charts
  • 6. Internet – Web Resources
    • A modern computer connected to the Internet and running standard software provides a wide array of features, as well as access to a vast amount of information.
    • Finding online books and text has become increasingly easy thanks to the creation of indices designed specifically for teachers, as well as searchable collections of books and documents.
    • Example of Websites – Starfall, Super Why, United Streaming, Safari Montage
  • 7. Internet – Web Resources
  • 8. Internet – Web Resources
    • PBS Kids
  • 9. Internet – Web Resources
    • United Streaming
  • 10. Internet – Web Resources
    • Safari Montage
  • 11. Thinking Maps
    • The development of a thinking map serves to deepen the thought process. It engenders questioning and evokes higher reasoning powers.
  • 12. Internet – Web Resources
  • 13. Graphic Organizers and Concept Maps
    • “… a visual representation of concepts, knowledge, or information that can incorporate both text and pictures.”
  • 14. Graphic Organizers and Concept Maps
    • Graphic organizers are particularly suited to:
    • generating ideas (brain-storming, etc.)
    • organizing & displaying information
    • aiding learning by explicitly integrating new and old knowledge
    • assessing understanding or diagnosing misunderstanding
    • increasing recall
    • designing a complex structure (long texts, large websites, etc.)
    • incorporating both images and text
  • 15.
    • Types of graphic organizers
    • Concept maps
    • Matrices
    • Flow charts
    • Venn diagrams
    • Time lines
    • Compare/contrast
    • Generating graphic organizers electronically, using specialized software such as Kidspiration 2/Inspiration, graphics software such as Kid Pix
    Graphic Organizers and Concept Maps
  • 16. KWHL Chart
    • It allows students to access their own prior knowledge of a topic, plan their inquiry and assess what they learn from the process.
  • 17. Using Technology to Differentiate Instruction
    • Technology can help you tailor instruction to meet the needs of all students by allowing changes to:
    • content
    • channels of input
    • means of output
  • 18. Channels of Input
    • Accessibility Options   are important considerations for students with visual, hearing or motor difficulties.
    • Text  – Besides traditional reading intake, digitized text can be manipulated onscreen for easier reading.  Text fonts can be reformatted and resized.
  • 19.
    • Visuals
    • Maps, charts, graphs, diagrams, concept maps
    • Video (enable close captions when available)
    • Photographs & drawn or computer generated images
    • Digital photography can enhance student learning and
    • communication. Examples include:
        • Photo essays
        • Digital scavenger hunts
        • Prompts for work on literacy skills
        • Math illustrations
        • How-to books
        • Trading cards
  • 20.
    • Sound
    • A text reader can help English language learners as well as students with visual difficulties.
    • Kindergarteners can listen to individual letters and work in an exploratory fashion. Talking text is an important additional tool for supporting comprehension for some students, and several research studies have identified its promise for helping students with reading disabilities comprehend written materials (National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, 2000).
    • Recorded readings of various literary genre.
  • 21.
    • Manipulatives work well for kinesthetic learners.
    • Computer simulations and educational games
    • Internet interactivity with on-screen manipulatives for language, math or science learning.
  • 22.
    • An online Dictionary/Thesaurus offers immediate access to unfamiliar words.
    • Virtual Field Trips afford students a chance to visit and learn about far-away places.
  • 23. Using Technology to Differentiate Instruction
    • Technology can help you tailor instruction to meet the needs of all students by allowing changes to:
    • content
    • channels of input
    • means of output
  • 24. Means of Output
    • Explore various options for using technology for students to show what they know. Determine which are appropriate and how to apply them in your classroom setting.  How can these tools allow individual creativity to flourish while meeting content standards?
  • 25.
    • Write
    • Word processed document
    • Web page
    • Draw, Photograph, Animate
    • Any paint or draw program that comes with the computer operating system can be used to express what a student understands.
    • Hand-drawn student artwork or photos can be scanned into a computer to add to a project.
    • Digital cameras allow for quick transference of images into a computer for editing and adding to a project.
    • There are many commercial programs such as MS PhotoDraw, Adobe Photoshop, Macromedia Flash, MS PowerPoint, HyperStudio or  KidPix for younger students, that can help students express their knowledge and understanding of a topic.
  • 26.
    • Speak
    • Students may have their understanding assessed orally while using a multimedia presentation to demonstrate as they speak.
  • 27.
    • Perform
    • Role-play, dance, play an instrument, engage in a sport, conduct an experiment, demonstrate how to build or create something.
  • 28.
    • Record
    • Sound recorders, video cameras and editing software give students access to a wonderful multi-medium for showing what they know.
  • 29. References
    • Technology Tips for Differentiated Instruction by WestEd’s Regional Technology in Education Consortium (RTEC) in partnership with the Alliance for Technology Access
    • Using Technology to Differentiate Instruction A Professional Development Workshop for Educators © 2003  Dr. Carolyn O Burleson , Instructor
    • Using Flexible Technology to Meet the Needs of Diverse Learner written by Lisa Wahl and Julie Duffield