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Differentiation Jump Start

Page history last edited by Kim Zito 8 months, 3 weeks ago

 

 

Differentiation by Content 

 

Name

Description

Choose your process

Readworks 

 http://www.readworks.org

/books/passages.

 
ReadWorks provides research-based units, lessons, and authentic, leveled non-fiction and literary passages directly to educators online, for free, to be shared broadly. The ReadWorks curriculum is aligned to the Common Core State Standards and the standards of all 50 states. Most importantly, ReadWorks is faithful to the most effective research-proven instructional practices in reading comprehension. 

Video

 

Text

 

Edshelf Review 

LearnZillion

 https://learnzillion.com/resources/73944-close-reading-lesson-library

 

(Requires free registration) 

LearnZillion is an online database of short video lessons that address learning topics aligned to individual Common Core standards. The lessons cover math, close reading, and some writing standards. Experienced teachers create the 3- to 5-minute videos and lesson plans, complete with leveled practice problems, anchor texts, and writing prompts.

For kids, the videos feature commentary, extra hints, tricks, and a “try it yourself” segment to help them practice on their own, using pencil and paper to follow the video’s guidance. Multiple-choice quizzes help assess students' learning. When both kids and teachers create accounts, teachers can assign lessons to individual students or to the whole class, see who's completed a lesson, and view students' scores.

From commonsense.org 

 

Video: What is Learn Zillion?

 

Edsurge  Review 

Rewordify

 http://rewordify.com/

 

Rewordify.com is powerful, free, online software that claims to improve reading, learning, and teaching. This site can:

  • Intelligently simplify difficult English, for faster comprehension
  • Effectively teach words, for building a better vocabulary
  • Help teachers save time and produce engaging lessons
  • Help improve learning outcomes
 

Video 

 

Interactive Demo

 

Text Description--scroll down on home page

Front Row Math 

https://www.frontrowed.com/school-edition/

 

(Also see Front Row ELA)

 

Front Row is a math practice website (and Chrome app) for grades K-8 that is aimed at addressing Common Core skills. Front Row will work on devices that use the Google Chrome web browser as well as some iOS and Android tablets and phones (see here for more details). Upon signing up, teachers are directed to the dashboard, where they'll create rosters and add students. Once there, teachers will also notice the dashboard's myriad other capabilities: a report card feature, an analysis tool, grouping options for differentiated instruction, printable worksheets, a weekly student-practice feed, grade-level graphs of student progress, and a list of K–8 Common Core math standards. What's more, upon clicking standards in this list, a set of sample student questions and teacher resources appear. These resources might also include YouTube videos or lessons from other outside sources. Front Row is offered to teachers for free.

From Commonsense.org

Click here and select  Watch Video or read for more information

 

Video: How to Use Front Row Math

Handout

FAQ 

Fluency Tutor by Google

https://www.texthelp.com/en-us/products/fluencytutor.aspx

 

Available on Google Chrome

Fluency Tutor for Google lets students record themselves reading and share with the teacher - away from the pressures of reading aloud in the classroom environment. Fluency Tutor for Google integrates with Google Drive and Google Classroom. Works alongside other online instructional programs

Video Explanation 

 

 

About

MobyMax

http://www.mobymax.com/

 

Moby Reading pairs literature and informational texts with similar topics to encourage deep reading and facilitate learning. Informational texts draw in students with interesting topics, and each grade has three reading levels with 10 lessons at each level.

Video Channel

 

Curriculum Overview 

TweenTribune

http://tweentribune.com/

From Smithsonian

Features topics about animals, fashion, entertainment, school, science, technology, national and world news written by kids and professional journalists.

Lexile-leveled for K-12

Also in Spanish

Video Playlist 

 

About

 

Review from Common Sense Education

 

Don't forget that many of our subscription databases contain materials identified by Lexiles!

  

 

Differentiation by Process:

 

 

BrainRush  

 http://www.brainrush.com/

 

BrainRush consists of short, modular learning games (or “BrainRushes”) to teach foundational knowledge about a variety of subjects. The product can be used for any K-12 student and is free for teachers (though premium features are available for a monthly license.)

 

 

Video Channel

 

 

Edsurge product Review 

Matific: 

 https://www.matific.com/us/en-us

 
K-6 Math  individualized Lessons ; free for teachers 

Video channel

 

Edshelf review  

PowerMyLearning.com

 http://powermylearning.org/learn/learning-games-activities

 
PowerMyLearning Connect is a free platform for driving personalized instruction and self-directed learning. Find activities in all K-12 subjects, aligned to the Common Core. Teachers can explore free Common Core-aligned content, build classes, customize and assign playlists of activities and assessments. 

Video Channel

 

 

Edshelf Review  

PBS Learning Media

http://www.pbslearningmedia.org/

 
PBS LearningMedia is the go-to destination for instant access to tens of thousands of classroom-ready, digital resources including videos, games, audio clips, photos, lesson plans, and more! You can search, save, and share with ease. Best of all, PBS LearningMedia is free for educators. 

Video Channel

 

 

EdShelf Review  

National Library of Virtual Manipulatives

http://nlvm.usu.edu/en/nav/vlibrary.html

 

 

A library of uniquely interactive, web-based virtual manipulatives or concept tutorials, mostly in the form of Java applets, for mathematics instruction (K-12 emphasis).

Video Tutorial 

Read&Write for Google 

Read & Write for Google Chrome allows the user to hear words, passages, or whole documents read 

Video Overview 

 

About

 

***Don't forget your school's video streaming subscription: BrainPop for K-8 or Learn360 for 6-8.

See your librarian for login information.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Differentiation by Product

Why Choice?

ISTE 2016 Student Standards

South Brunswick Tech Reflection Tool

 

Products Choice Board

Make a sketch or drawing

~Google Drawings 

Create a timeline of events

~Dipity

~ReadWriteThink Timeline Maker

 

Make a screencast 

~QuickTime

~Screencast-o-matic

~Jing

Create a word cloud

~Wordle 

~WordFoto

~Tagzedo

Write an analysis, response, research paper

~Google Docs 

Make a cartoon or animated presentation

~Toontastic

~Powtoons

~Moovly

 

Develop a game

~Tynker 

~WordSearch

Create a 3D visual

~Tinkercad 

~123D app

~Model materials

Write a letter 

~Google Docs

Create a mind map or graphic organizer

~Popplet

~Mindmup

Write and answer 10 questions 

~Google Docs

 

Make a trading card

~BigHugeLabs 

Write or perform a song or rap 

~Vocaroo

~GarageBand

Create a picture book 

~BookCreator

~iBooks

Make an audio recording

~Vocaroo 

~Kaizena

~Chirbit

 

Film yourself

~Green Screen DoInk

 

Cartoon yourself or another person or character

~Voki

~Bitmoji

Write a poem 

~Google Docs

~Google Drawing

 

Make a presentation

~Haiku Deck

~Google Slides

~Prezi

~Emaze

 

Create a magazine cover or movie poster

~BigHugeLabs

Take photographs and create a gallery 

~Flavors.me

~Canva

~Aviary

Make a collage  

~BigHugeLabs

Design and produce a commercial

~Animoto

Create an ad, banner or slogan 

~Smore

Design a review game 

~Sporcle

~Kahoot

~Plickers

 

Role play an event 

~Green Screen DoInk

 

Design a brochure or flyer 

~Smore

~Canva

Compare and contrast

~Venn diagram

 

Create a recipe or step-by-step instructions 

~ShowMe

 

Create an infographic

~Piktochart 

~Canva

~easel.ly

Create a map

~NatGeo Mapmaker 

Create a video or multimedia presentation 

~Shadowpuppet

~Tellagami

~Lego Movie Maker

~Animoto

~Voicethread

 

Find a song that represents your topic or character

~iTunes

~Pandora

~Spotify

Tell a story

~30Hands

Animate an image

~Blabberize

~Chatterpix Kids

~Yak-It Kids

Write a story

~LittleBirdTales

Create a bulletin board

~Padlet

~Glogster

 

 

 

Create an annotated image

~ThingLink

Create a portfolio of work

~Seesaw: a Learning Journal

Develop and teach a lesson

~Google Classroom

~PearDeck

~Nearpod

Curate or collect resources

~LiveBinders

~Story.li

~Symbaloo

 

Create a graph

~Google sheets

~Desmos

 

Create and survey others

~Google Forms

~PollEverywhere

~Socrative

 

Create a journal entry or entries

~Google Docs

 

Write a blog post

~Weebly

~Wordpress

~KidBlog

 

Share information on social media, following all safety and AUP guidelines

~Twitter

~Pinterest

~Instagram

 

Annotate a video

~Edpuzzle

~Zaption

Student Choice--why not let them invent their own product?

 

 

 

 

Refresher: What is Differentiation?

Choose your process:

Read an article:

http://www.edutopia.org/blog/differentiated-instruction-ways-to-plan-john-mccarthy

OR

Watch a video:

http://www.differentiationcentral.com/videos.html

OR

Review a prezi

https://prezi.com/3r_lthozf4uv/differentiated-instruction/

OR

Play a Jeopardy Labs Game

https://jeopardylabs.com/play/activating-your-di-iq

OR

Study an Infographic:

What Differentiation is and What It's Not:  http://www.ascd.org/ASCD/pdf/siteASCD/publications/Differentiation_Is-IsNot_infographic.pdf 

 

More resources for future reference:

 

Try This!

The Differentiator: Create objectives

http://byrdseed.com/differentiator/

 

Big List of Google Apps

http://www.appsusergroup.org/biglist

 

"Flipperentiated" Instruction

http://www.edutopia.org/blog/fliperentiated-instruction-create-customizable-classroom-joe-hirsch

 

Dare to Differentiate Wikispace Choice Boards

http://daretodifferentiate.wikispaces.com/Choice+Boards

Examples of choice boards in all subject areas, including World Language

See links at left for even more resources

 

Collections of Articles and Resources:

http://openingpaths.org/blog/resources/di/

 

Edutopia;

http://www.edutopia.org/blogs/tag/differentiated-instruction

 

Carol Ann Tomlinson's website:

http://www.caroltomlinson.com/

 

Larry Ferlazzo's Best Resources on Differentiating Instruction

http://larryferlazzo.edublogs.org/2012/01/09/the-best-resources-on-differentiating-instruction/

 

Differentiation Wiki

http://differentiation.asb-wiki.wikispaces.net/

 

Student Learning Profile Quizzes

http://openingpaths.org/blog/2014/07/slp-quick-surveys/

 

Differentiating using Khan Academy videos:

http://www.electronicbrains.ca/opinion/differentiating-math-instruction-wit-khan-academy/

 

Creative Ways to Maximize Learning Using Google Tools

http://www.edudemic.com/creative-ways-to-use-google-tools-to-maximize-learning/

 

Scoop-It: Google Docs for Learning

http://www.scoop.it/t/google-docs-for-learning

 

Digital Differentiation on Pinterest

http://www.pinterest.com/ShakeUpLearning/digital-differentiation/

 

Pinterest: Learning Menus

http://www.pinterest.com/ShakeUpLearning/learning-menus/

 

Math Virtual Manipulatives

http://www.ct4me.net/math_manipulatives_2.htm

 

 

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