Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Not all students are alike.

Not all students are alike. Based on this knowledge, differentiated instruction applies an approach to teaching and learning so that students have multiple options for taking in information and making sense of ideas. The model of differentiated instruction requires teachers to be flexible in their approach to teaching and adjusting the curriculum and presentation of information to learners rather than expecting students to modify themselves for the curriculum. Classroom teaching is a blend of whole-class, group and individual instruction.

Differentiated Instruction is a teaching theory based on the premise that instructional approaches should vary and be adapted in relation to individual and diverse students in classrooms.

Digital Students @ Anlaog Schools

I attended Alan Novembers BLC06 conference last summer and Marco Torres, was a keynote. In one of his smaller sessions he showed a great movie clipped and asked the audience to promote and share it. Movie: Digital Students @ Analog Schools Students today are native to technology and schools seem to be stuck in the past. They are not accommodating to todays digital learners. Here is a video where students speak out on what it means to be a digital student at a analog school.

Articles, Slides, links and more

Slides from day one - Posted using slideshare.net

Technology & Learning Magazine - April 2007
Blogs Are Not the Enemy by Jeff Utecht
Why teachers need to reconsider their attitudes toward blogging and how blogs can help students learn to express themselves. Plus: Vicki Davis shows us how to blog like a king or queen. Article

From this month's
Technology and Learning Magazine

David Warlick
A Day in the Life of Web 2.0 - article

Edutopia: Information and Inspiration for Innovative Teaching in K ...Hundreds of articles, expert interviews, research, and resources highlighting success stories in K-12 education. Short videos provide case studies in ...


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Welcome and introductions to Integrating Technology to Support Differentiated Instruction in the Classroom

Welcome to your class blog.

This class is designed to provide you with an overview of emerging technologies to inspire collaboration and provide tools to engage 21st century learners. Some of the technologies will include Blogs, Podcasts, Skype multimedia tools (YouTube, TeacherTube, FlickR and more).

This class will support differentiated instruction models of learning and can be applied to all grade levels and content areas (language arts, social studies, science, math, world language, music, special education, library/study skills, etc). Students will apply this knowledge to an Understanding by Design (UBD) unit.

Please take the following Zoomerang Survey the week prior to class or during our first session. (6/11-6/18).

We will also post a reply to this blog in class. This will provide you with the opportunity to tell us a little about yourself and your experience with technology and any other information you would like to share.