to Engage Learners and Differentiate Instruction Andrew Halter Instructional Technology Coach Hampton Twp School District Tech Based Strategies
www.cffresources.wikispaces.com Click on the Differentiation with Tech link on the left
How do you relate? I am the tech leery monk I am the tech savvy monk I am somewhere in between
Student Needs—The BIG picture: We are "moving from the Information Age to the Conceptual Age." Schools must prepare students for a different workplace--one that values innovation, imagination, creativity, communication, and emotional intelligence. ~ Daniel Pink, A Whole New Mind 2005
“Admit that the waters around you have grown…” ~Bob Dylan
Anderson, L. W., & Krathwohl, D. R.. A Taxonomy for Learning, Teaching, and Assessing: A Revision of Bloom’s Taxonomy of Educational Objectives. 2001. New York: Addison Wesley Longman.
Today’s students demand… "Engage me or enrage me." ~Mark Prensky Student Needs—The Reality
i.e. the “digital natives” are restless (or resting)!
Technology Engages Content--by giving teachers and students instant access to information in practically infinite and ever growing forms. Process--by providing tools to vary instructional practice , engage learners, and provide opportunities for collaboration and authentic audience. Product --by providing tools to CREATE dynamic, authentic products t0 show understanding and find relevance.
Click on the Wallwisher Activity link on the wiki Click anywhere on the “wall” and share a differentiation strategy you have already used with technology (or without). “I have used ____________ to ________________.” Your Turn…
Rate your tech savvy 1-beginner 4-expert 2 3 Is this in English? I recognize/have used a few of these I’ve used many of these tools I could be running this session
Formative Assessment(assessment FOR learning) Learning style and MI surveys Survey and quiz creators Response devices Chatrooms/discussion boards Other Web 2.0 applications
Click on the Tech Check Survey link on the wiki and check all boxes that apply. Your Turn (again)
Classroom Websites Discussion Platform Individual Web Portfolio Flexible Grouping Webquests Project Based Learning Ways to Wiki
http://bonaparte01.edublogs.org/ http://mrsthomsonenglish11.edublogs.org/ http://emmett1.edublogs.org/ Blog Examples
More Teacher Tools Jing—record screencasts of lessons Google Docs—comment on student writing, share web-based power point type presentations Etherpad-Create a collaborative document in real time Chatzy-set up an instant chatroom Cover it Live—Chatroom hosting that can be embedded on a wiki and closely moderated Wallwisher-A visually engaging collaborative bulletin board Scriblink—Online, collaborative whiteboards
Geogebra—Create and manipulate geometric objects Google Sketch Up—Create 3-D Drawings and objects Google Earth-Take students on a virtual field trip anywhere in the world. Delicious and Diigo-Social bookmarking tools that allow you to tag, organize and share web resources. Browse my resources at: http://delicious.com/AHalter Open Culture—one of the most comprehensive educational media sites on the web. More Teacher Tools
More Tools Photostory--create narrated slideshows Animoto--create engaging videos Audacity--create podcasts Glogster--create digital multi-media posters WixandWeebly--create flash-based websites ToonDoo--create comic strips and graphic novels Gliffy/Webspiration--create collaborative concept maps and graphic organizers Inspiration--Multimedia graphic organizers Openzine—Create and publish online magazines and newsletters
Jog the Web-Create an annotated tour of websites Quizlet –create flashcards an online quizzes Survey Monkey-Create quizzes, surveys and collect and analyze data Toon Doo—Create comics and graphic novels Timeglider/Dipity/Xtimeline—create a web hosted multimedia timeline. Glogster—Create digital posters More Tools
Your Turn Scroll to the bottom of the wiki to the EXIT SLIP Share a sentence or two about what you would like to take back to your classroom from today’s session.
Find one tool and run with it YOU don’t have to be the expert Share student work Monitor and adjust Share the wealth with colleagues Tips For Trying