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  • 1. 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
  • 2. Feel alone? Find people in your building to work with. Learning with technology is always more fun when you have support!
  • 3. Even though the spots look similar…. they are all different. We have to teach children the same way…..differently.
  • 4. 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
  • 5. 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
  • 6. 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
  • 7. Differentiate by Product Voicethread Samples Read/Write/Think Digital Storytelling Glogster
  • 8. 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
  • 9. Summative Assessment
    • Blogs/WIkis
    • Podcasting
    • Google Docs
    • Electronic Portfolios
  • 10. 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!

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