DISCOVERY EDUCATIONo http://app.discoveryeducation.com/exploreo Steps: o 1) curriculum standards search (under search bar at the top) o 2) enter criteria for MN o 3) Click on the standard you wanto Videos, clips, lesson plans and blackline masterso Don’t forget about the teacher center and the lesson plans available there!
BRAINPOP http://www.brainpop.com/user/loginDo.weml Click on “standards” on the left hand side Choose your subject, grade level, etc…
IXL MATHwww.ixl.com• Click on “reports”• Click on “state standards” • Standards performance • Standards performance by student • Standards trouble spots • Improvement by strand
READ WRITE THINKhttp://www.readwritethink.org/about/standards.html• Click on “classroom resources”• Click on “lesson plans”• Enter a phrase from the standard under “search by keyword”• There is a standards tab for each lesson• ** check out the “student interactives” section for interactive graphic organizers, writing organizers and other activities!
MN LEARNING LOOP http://learningloop.informns.k12.mn.us/resourcesFilter by grade and by content area
THINK QUESThttp://www.thinkquest.org/pls/html/think.library• Browse by age and content• Variety of websites, lesson plans, interactives, etc
HOW DO I DO THAT? Teach the same content Questions to ask yourself What do I want my students to: know? understand? do? How do I want them to learn it? How will they show what they know? http://www.slideshare.net/jjmorris/differentiation-basics
CONTENT IS DIFFERENTIATED WHEN… (a) when you preassess students’ skill andknowledge, then match learners with appropriateactivities according to readiness; (b) when you give students choices about topicsto explore in greater depth; (c) when you provide students with basic andadvanced resources that match their current levels ofunderstanding.(Diane Heacox)
YOUR TURN TO DIFFERENTIATE BY CONTENT• Choose a unit/lesson/concept you need to teach or reteach• Choose one of the resources you just learned about• Search for lesson plans, activities, interactives, etc. that will help you• Be ready to share out what you are doing at the end