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Getting a Foothold on Differentiated Instruction
All administrators who seek a school flourishing with differentiated instruction (but who likely didn't teach that way when they were in the classroom) can apply these approaches to building teacher buy-in.
What Innovative School Leaders Do
What are your sources for the best ideas in education? How do you translate ideas into action? What can educators in the United States learn from successful international schools? Why do some reforms take hold while others fall flat? What sacred cows in education are due for an overhaul? Which classic education ideals deserve renewed attention in the 21st century?
Technology and Differentiated Instruction
Technology has the potential to make differentiated instruction more seamless and viable in busy classrooms. How can teachers best pair technology with student needs and learning objectives, and how can technology reconnect teachers to the fundamental core of all good teaching—knowing your students?
Identifying Technology to Support Differentiation
Before adopting a technology program to support differentiation, make sure there is a match between learner needs, program objectives, and evidence of program success.
Becoming Better Listeners
Technology can help teachers track the observational data and ask frequent, meaningful questions that help them know their students. It also provides a platform for students to tell their stories.
Technology Strengthens a Simple Writing Revision Strategy
Recording technology allows students to focus on ways to improve their writing, regardless of their reading or writing fluency.
Differentiated with Technology for ELLs
This clip from the ASCD DVD Educating English Language Learners: Building Academic Literacies shows how teachers use technology to differentiate instruction for English language learners.
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Using Technology to Differentiate the Learning Process and Product
At this middle school, technology facilitates self-paced learning, flexible grouping, and greater student choice in presenting learning.
Internet News Sites Vox and FiveThirtyEight
Noted journalists Ezra Klein and Nate Silver launch news sites that include education coverage and make good curricular source materials.
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