Monday, October 19, 2015

Differentiated Instruction: Resource Roundup

In this collection of tools and advice from Edutopia and the web, find resources to help you adjust instruction in response to diverse learner needs and interests.
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Understanding Differentiated Instruction

Knowing and Assessing Students

Planning Tips, Ideas, and Tools

  • 50+ Tools for Differentiating Instruction Through Social Media by John McCarthy (2015)
    Social media can enhance differentiated instruction if the tools are selected with a careful eye on individual students' readiness, interests, and learning profiles.
  • Enhancing Learning Through Differentiated Technology by Julie Stern (2015)
    Three tech tools -- SAS Curriculum Pathways, Newsela, and EDpuzzle -- can help differentiate instruction by showing where students are and offering appropriate formative assessment.
  • Small Group Work With "I Choose" by Edutopia Staff (2015)
    When teachers began asking for time to work with students in small groups, Humboldt Elementary found the time for them. In addition to adjusting the schedule, they empowered students by mixing scaffolded supports with a variety of student-friendly elective enrichments

Teaching Diverse Learners

How do you approach differentiated instruction in your classroom? Share tools, resources, experiences, or advice in the comments.