Differentation
teacher and kids
boy on computer girl on computer
Using  Technology to Differentiate Instruction
No two children are alike. -- No two children learn in the same way. 
An enriched environment for one student is not necessarily enriched for another. 
In the classroom we should teach children to think for themselves.
Strategies to Use for Differentiation
Adjust Questions -- Compact the Curriculum -- Tiered Assignments -- Accelerate or Decelerate the Pace --
Flexible Grouping --  Peer Teaching -- Reading Buddies -- Independent Study Projects -- Learning Centers
Articles and Information
Differentiation: Differentiating Instruction for Advanced Learners Differentiating Instruction:
Finding Manageable Ways to Meet Individual Needs
www.ascd.org/ed_topics/cu2000win_willis.html
Differentiation of Instruction in the Elementary Grades by Carol Tomlinson

"Do Technology Based Lessons Meet the Needs
of Student Learning Styles?"
http://edweb.sdsu.edu/courses/edtec596r/students/\
Rosen/Rosen.html

"Enhance Learning with Technology"
http://enhancelearning.ca/

"Enhance Learning with Technology:
Differentiated Instruction"
http://members.shaw.ca/priscillatheroux/
differentiating.html

Internet 4Classrooms: links, tutorials, integration ideas
http://www.internet4classrooms.com/
integ_tech_lessons.ht
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"Personal Computers Help Gifted Students Work Smart"
http://www.kidsource.com/kidsource/content/pc.gifted.html


Reconcilable Differences? Standards-Based Teaching and Differentiation
www.ascd.org/publications/ed_lead/200009/tomlinson.html

Rethinking How We Do School – And for Whom
www.ascd.org/pdi/demo/diffinstr/tomlin99book.html#chap3

Teaching in Mixed-Ability Classrooms
www.weac.org/kids/1998-99/march99/differ.htm

Teaching Strategies: 9 Types of Adaptations

Technology and Differentiated Instruction Web Resources
http://k12.albemarle.org/Technology/DI

Using Flexible Technology to Meet the Needs of Diverse Learners

Using Technology to Differentiate Instruction
http://www.lakelandschools.org/EDTECH/
Differentiation/home.htm

Examples of Differentiated Instruction
PowerPoint  Teaching  & Games Student Examples
Instructional examples of using technology to differentiate education.
Literary Terms 1-
(Not differentiated----Too much text-----No auditory or visual aides)
Literary Terms 2-
(Differentiated---Auditory and Visual Context Clues)
Literary Terms - Jeopardy with Examples    (easy)
Literary Terms - Jeopardy without Examples  (hard)
Western Hemisphere Geography Preassessment 
(Allows for differentiation--teacher created review using PowerPoint--background clear and easy to read) 
Win Big Jeopardy (Elementary review using PowerPoint)
Algebra 1 Review-(student created review using powerpoint)
Algebra 1 Review- (2 students created review using jeopardy)
Chapter 10-Science Jeopardy
(group of students created review game using PowerPoint)



Jeopardy Game Template
More Teacher Created PowerPoint



E-mail  honaker@wcs.k12.va.us for more information on student projects.

Examples of students using technology to differentiate their education.
Movie Maker in the Secondary Classroom
Clay M.
Napoleon III --English
Becca H. Paris -- French
Scott P. & Chris L. Coliseum --English
Movie Maker in the Elementary Classroom
Mason Eli


LE--President PowerPoint
LE-President Video

(Two 4th grade students )
Native American --Legend--"Old Wolf"--TG (2nd & 4th gr. project)
MG-President PowerPoint
MG-President Video

(2nd grade & 4th grade students working together)
Native American-- Legend--"7 Mattinue-TD
(2nd & 4th gr. project)





PowerPoint in the Classroom


Who I Am-AP Nolan
Millionaire Volcano Plate Tectonics






Lesson Plans
Video
Bully Busters
Bringing the World to You
Popcorn
 Lesson Plan Web Sites
  United Streaming
Adding United Streaming video to PowerPoint
 
(pdf -- 5 pages)
United Streaming Training Manual   (pdf -- 33 pages)
Resources

WNET School: Web for Teachers A Picture Is Worth a Thousand Words
ThinkQuest Website The Inside Scoop on Farms
Of Mind and Matter: the Mystery of the Human Brain Marco Polo
Tech 4 Learning Snacks New York Times Learning Network
Education World Techtorials Eduscapes
Technology Tutorials on the Web Time for Kids
Cool! Awesome! What Is It? Educational Newsletters
Assessment WebQuests
Quia.com
Bernie Dodge WebQuests
Quiz Lab from Funbrain.com
Filamentality
www.vantagelearning.com
Tom March WebQuests
Ocean Fantasy
www.gomyaccess.com
Raging Waters
Virtual Field Trips
Track Star
Monticello
Cleopatra's Palace
Alaska
Appomattox

More Field Trips
Check out the Track lessons below.
Volcanoes--279661
Earthquakes--279234
Presidential Trivia--279219
Tales, Tales, and More Tales--280890
Algebra Help--280872
Track Star Instructions
Track Star Handout

Rubrics Search Engines
Oral Presentation
Multimedia Presentation
Group Project--3 rubrics
Foreign Language Project Rubric
Teamwork-Rubric
Paragraph-Writing-Rubric
Persuasive-Writing-Rubric
Essay-Writing-Rubric
Presentation-Rubric
WebQuest-Rubric


Kids Click.com
Vivisimo.com
Kartoo.com

More Safe Search Engines
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Updated June 13, 2008
Questions: email honaker@wcs.k12.va.us

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