Technology Supports for Differentiated Instruction Steve Spengler [email_address] Coordinator of Educational Technology Co...
 
Ways to differentiate… <ul><li>Product  - The way in which a student’s knowledge of a subject is assessed </li></ul><ul><l...
So why technology??? <ul><li>Existence of wide gaps in student experience and ability </li></ul><ul><li>Motivating factor ...
Some tools for D.I.… <ul><li>WebQuests </li></ul><ul><li>Inspiration Software and (Internet-based) Curricular Software </l...
How about pre-assessment… <ul><li>eSchool Builder, Blackboard or Moodle… </li></ul><ul><li>Quia.com </li></ul><ul><li>Clas...
Student choice…tiered tasks (technology products) <ul><li>Tiered tasks…p.40-41 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Shakespeare in Busine...
Differentiated by readiness… <ul><li>Pre-assessment : survey of technical readiness (multimedia, desktop publishing and We...
Student choice…unit menus <ul><li>Unit Menus…p.54 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Earth Science Class Learning Meteorology </li></ul...
Technology-based learning centers <ul><li>PowerPoint offers many opportunities for differentiation. </li></ul><ul><li>Can ...
Technology-based learning centers Learning About Canada Geography Government History
Whole-Class Instruction <ul><li>Use PowerPoint…it modifies lectures! </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Give students copies or make th...
Whole-Class projects <ul><li>P.73 – 74 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Whole Class Project Examples </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>V...
WebQuests for D.I. <ul><li>Use PowerPoint…it modifies lectures! </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Give students copies or make them av...
WebQuests for D.I. WebQuest - The Scottsboro Boys' Trials Race, Gender, and Lies Your Job, Should You  Choose  to Accept I...
WebQuests for D.I. In addition to your written letter to Aunt Sally, your group must choose one of the following activitie...
Software for D.I. <ul><li>Does  things  better </li></ul><ul><li>Does  better  things </li></ul><ul><li>Provides feedback ...
Software for D.I. <ul><li>Vocabulary Webs – Inspiration </li></ul><ul><li>Three vocabulary webs created using the software...
Software for D.I.
Software for D.I.
Software  for D.I.
Not to mention Web sites for D.I.
Not to mention…all of these!
So it’s not just about this…
It’s about this! <ul><li>Product  - The way in which a student’s knowledge of a subject is assessed </li></ul><ul><li>Proc...
Technology Supports for Differentiated Instruction Steve Spengler [email_address] Coordinator of Educational Technology Co...
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  1. 1. Technology Supports for Differentiated Instruction Steve Spengler [email_address] Coordinator of Educational Technology Colonial Intermediate Unit 20
  2. 3. Ways to differentiate… <ul><li>Product - The way in which a student’s knowledge of a subject is assessed </li></ul><ul><li>Process - The way in which a student gains access to knowledge </li></ul><ul><li>Content - The depth/complexity of the knowledge base a student explores </li></ul>
  3. 4. So why technology??? <ul><li>Existence of wide gaps in student experience and ability </li></ul><ul><li>Motivating factor of using technology </li></ul><ul><li>Flexibility of the medium </li></ul><ul><li>Preparing students for the real world </li></ul>
  4. 5. Some tools for D.I.… <ul><li>WebQuests </li></ul><ul><li>Inspiration Software and (Internet-based) Curricular Software </li></ul><ul><li>Internet Subject Samplers </li></ul><ul><li>Internet Scavenger Hunts </li></ul><ul><li>PowerPoint type formats </li></ul><ul><li>Internet2 opportunities </li></ul><ul><li>eSchool Builder or Blackboard or Moodle </li></ul><ul><li>and the list goes on… </li></ul>
  5. 6. How about pre-assessment… <ul><li>eSchool Builder, Blackboard or Moodle… </li></ul><ul><li>Quia.com </li></ul><ul><li>Classroom Performance System (CPS) </li></ul><ul><li>Profiler Pro </li></ul><ul><li>Zoomerang </li></ul><ul><li>Quizstar </li></ul><ul><li>Easy Test Maker </li></ul><ul><li>QuizLab </li></ul><ul><li>Survey Monkey </li></ul>
  6. 7. Student choice…tiered tasks (technology products) <ul><li>Tiered tasks…p.40-41 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Shakespeare in Business: Money Makes the World go Round </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Tier One: Influence Chart </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Table format in Word </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Tier Two: Influence Web </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>PowerPoint </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Tier Three: Influence Pyramid </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Inspiration </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  7. 8. Differentiated by readiness… <ul><li>Pre-assessment : survey of technical readiness (multimedia, desktop publishing and Web page creation) </li></ul><ul><li>After reading a novel, students were presented with the following situation: </li></ul><ul><li>You are the publicist for the new paperback version of the novel. Your task is to create an advertisement that is both informative and persuasive. Advertisements can take many forms. </li></ul><ul><li>The teacher assigns one of the following forms for presenting the advertisement: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Group A – story board for a TV ad using PowerPoint </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Group B – informational flyer for distribution at book stores, using desktop publishing program (Print Shop, MS Word, Publisher) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Group C – Web page promoting the novel </li></ul></ul>
  8. 9. Student choice…unit menus <ul><li>Unit Menus…p.54 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Earth Science Class Learning Meteorology </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Essential Questions </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>What are the causes and effects of heat? </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>What are the causes and effects of currents? </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Thematic Unit Questions </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>How do convection currents cause winds? </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>What are the patterns of the phenomenon knows as the sea breeze? Why does the sea breeze occur? </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Weather report, written report, detailed maps </li></ul></ul></ul>
  9. 10. Technology-based learning centers <ul><li>PowerPoint offers many opportunities for differentiation. </li></ul><ul><li>Can even be in an eSchool Builder type format! </li></ul><ul><li>Reinforce and/or review </li></ul><ul><li>Less complex…more concrete </li></ul><ul><li>Apply learning to investigation, cases, and problems </li></ul><ul><li>Advances learning to include more depth and complexity </li></ul><ul><li>Special needs students…adjust the learning mode </li></ul><ul><li>Socialize learning…interaction with teams or groups </li></ul>
  10. 11. Technology-based learning centers Learning About Canada Geography Government History
  11. 12. Whole-Class Instruction <ul><li>Use PowerPoint…it modifies lectures! </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Give students copies or make them available with notes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Give the special education teacher copies so that he/she can work with students </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Give to advanced students…have them add to it </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Adjust to meet different levels of students </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Visuals…graphics…meet the needs of today’s diverse learner </li></ul></ul>
  12. 13. Whole-Class projects <ul><li>P.73 – 74 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Whole Class Project Examples </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Virtual Museums (create one or visit one) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Virtual Zoos (create one or visit one) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Virtual Fieldtrips (create one or visit one) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Virtual Expeditions (create one or visit one) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Technology can make whole-class instruction meaningful for students at various levels  </li></ul>
  13. 14. WebQuests for D.I. <ul><li>Use PowerPoint…it modifies lectures! </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Give students copies or make them available with notes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Give the special education teacher copies so that he/she can work with students </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Give to advanced students…have them add to it </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Adjust to meet different levels of students </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Visuals…graphics…meet the needs of today’s diverse learner </li></ul></ul>
  14. 15. WebQuests for D.I. WebQuest - The Scottsboro Boys' Trials Race, Gender, and Lies Your Job, Should You Choose to Accept It (which you'll do if you want to pass) PICK ONE! CHOICE #1: Prove Price Lied - Highest Possible Grade: A CHOICE #2: Why Did (S)he Do It? - Highest Possible Grade: C
  15. 16. WebQuests for D.I. In addition to your written letter to Aunt Sally, your group must choose one of the following activities to present to the class: Brochure - Create a travel brochure urging people to move westward. Use the positive information you have compiled through your Web Quest. You must include at least 5 reasons why people should join the westward movement and examples of how people have benefited from moving out west in the past. Debate - Divide your group in half. Have one half present the positive side of your person moving west. Have the other half present the negative side of the person moving west. Include the information from your web quest to support both sides your arguments. Commercial - Create a story board and act out a commercial with your group telling and &quot;selling&quot; reasons why people should or should not move west. Include the information from your web quest to support your position.
  16. 17. Software for D.I. <ul><li>Does things better </li></ul><ul><li>Does better things </li></ul><ul><li>Provides feedback </li></ul><ul><li>Has multiple levels for different learners </li></ul><ul><li>Tracks student performance </li></ul><ul><li>Triggers different problems depending on individual performance </li></ul>
  17. 18. Software for D.I. <ul><li>Vocabulary Webs – Inspiration </li></ul><ul><li>Three vocabulary webs created using the software, Inspiration , all ask students to do the same task: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Identify three synonyms and three antonyms for a given vocabulary word. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The final part of the activity is differentiated - each student completes the final task based on their interest. </li></ul></ul>
  18. 19. Software for D.I.
  19. 20. Software for D.I.
  20. 21. Software for D.I.
  21. 22. Not to mention Web sites for D.I.
  22. 23. Not to mention…all of these!
  23. 24. So it’s not just about this…
  24. 25. It’s about this! <ul><li>Product - The way in which a student’s knowledge of a subject is assessed </li></ul><ul><li>Process - The way in which a student gains access to knowledge </li></ul><ul><li>Content - The depth/complexity of the knowledge base a student explores </li></ul>
  25. 26. Technology Supports for Differentiated Instruction Steve Spengler [email_address] Coordinator of Educational Technology Colonial Intermediate Unit 20

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