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    • Differentiation and Technology Vicky O’Boyle Three principles from brain research: emotional safety, appropriate challenges, and self constructed meaning suggest that a one-size-fits-all approach to classroom instruction teaching is ineffective for most students and harmful to some."  ~Tomlinson 1998
    • Feel alone? Find people in your building to work with. Learning with technology is always more fun when you have support!
    • Even though the spots look similar…. they are all different. We have to teach children the same way…..differently.
    • Web 2.0 & Differentiation
      • Start simple
      • Explore tools that can be seamless not forced
      • Differentiate by Interest
      • Differentiate by Readiness
      • Differentiate by Product
      • Differentiate by Content
    • Start Simple
      • Conduct a learning profile survey using Google Docs, Zoomerang , Surveymonkey , or fo.reca.st . If you’re stuck here are some samples
      • Set up a social bookmarking account to help you connect with other teachers and their resources. Diigo or Delicious .
      Differentiate by Interest Students whose interests are tapped and deepened in school are more likely to be engaged and to persist in learning . Tomlinson, 2003
    • Seamless & Basic Integration
      • Explore tools that can be easily integrated into your curriculum
      • Math Games , Writing , Science , Social Studies , Spelling
      • More readiness resources
      Differentiate by Readiness
    • Differentiate by Product Voicethread Samples Read/Write/Think Digital Storytelling Glogster
    • Differentiate by Content
      • Compacting
          • A research based way of accelerating instruction that enables students to skip work they already know and learn more challenging curriculum .
        • Scaffolding
            • The process by which students are given extra support until they learn a new skill and can do it independently.
      • Varying resources through which students learn the content
    • Summative Assessment
      • Blogs/WIkis
      • Podcasting
      • Google Docs
      • Electronic Portfolios
    • Things to Consider
      • Language proficiency
      • Background experiences
      • Motivation
      • Technology available
      • Support
      • Learning styles, abilities, and interests
      • Never give up and stick your neck out to learn something new!