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  1. 1. Differentiating Instruction with Technology Colleen Greenwood and Robert Hardina
  2. 2. Objectives <ul><ul><li>Learn various strategies to provide differentiated instruction with technology. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Explore a variety of tools that can be used to meet the learning needs of your students. </li></ul></ul>
  3. 4. Differentiation is <ul><li>doing &quot;whatever it takes to ensure that struggling and advanced learners, students with varied cultural heritages, and children with different backgrounds experiences all grow as much as they possibly can each day, each week, and throughout the year.&quot; </li></ul><ul><li>Carol Ann Tomlinson </li></ul>
  4. 5. Four Main Ways to Differentiate: Content Process Product Learning Enviroment
  5. 6. Differentiate by.. <ul><ul><li>Content </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Reading Materials </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Curriculum adjustment </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Reading buddies </li></ul></ul>
  6. 7. Differentiate by... <ul><li>2. Process </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Tiered Activies </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Manipulatives </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Personal Agendas </li></ul></ul>
  7. 8. Differentiate by... <ul><li>3. Product </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Choice </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Activities matching to learning styles/strengths </li></ul></ul>
  8. 9. Differentiate by... <ul><li>4. Learning Environments </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Varied groups </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Varied activity levels </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Routines </li></ul></ul>
  9. 10. Curiosity <ul><li>It is a curiosity of teaching that no two days are alike, but, if we are not careful, all the days can take on a deadening sameness. We must remember that we have every opportunity to transform ourselves and our practice, just as we have every opportunity to stagnate, remaining much the same teachers we were when we began. </li></ul><ul><li>Carol Ann Tomlinson </li></ul>
  10. 11. Expect that there will be issues. <ul><ul><li>Stay calm </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Trouble shoot </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Use the students as a resource </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Accept it </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Don't give up on technology as a tool to instruction and learning </li></ul></ul>
  11. 13. Technology... <ul><li>Cameras </li></ul><ul><ul><li>video </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>still </li></ul></ul><ul><li>iPods </li></ul><ul><li>Individual response devices </li></ul><ul><ul><li>phones and texting </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Computers </li></ul><ul><li>Internet </li></ul>
  12. 14. Now it's your turn... <ul><ul><li>log onto </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>select &quot; browse maps&quot; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>in the search box type, Differentiating Instruction with Technology </li></ul></ul>