Digital Differentiation: Let the Technology Do the WorkLindsay Ginn & Lindsay Skidmore
Welcome & Introductions
- Housekeeping Items
- Sign In
- Silent I.D.:
- On your piece of paper, write words or draw pictures that describes yourself without talking.
- Pin paper to your chest and walk around the room and look at each other without talking.
- Try to remember each picture and person.
Today's Meet is a great tool to allow students to provide input or ask questions without having to interrupt current discussion or allowing the timid student a chance to provide input.We will use Today's Meet to post comments, questions, or suggestions as we go through our session today.
- Questions, Answers, & Comments - Today's Meet
Learning Targets & Success Criteria
- Learning Targets:
- Teachers will understand differentiation, and how tiered assignments allows for increased student learning and success.
- Teachers will be able to utilize various tech tools for differentiation and tiered assignments.
- Success Criteria:
- I can create analyze the data collected from formative assessments to differentiate my instruction.
- I can develop tiered assignments to meet the different levels of the learners in my classroom.
- Things to Keep in Mind Today...
So What is CIF (Common Instructional Framework)?
- Set Boundaries
- Time Limits
- Choose 2 to 3 to implement at a time
- Ask for Help
- Identify the FAQ & Help sections for each tool
- Join the community of users
- Create someway to keep up with them all - use Google sign in if possible
Formative Assessment in My Classroom
- What is Formative Assessment?
Now decided on some success criteria that you think is necessary to accomplish in the classroom in order for formative assessment to be successful.
- Success Criteria for Formative Assessment
- Examples of Formative Assessment
Now think about examples of formative assessment that you use in your classroom (ex. bell ringer).
- Tips for Great Formative Assessment
Tools for Formative AssessmentCollaborative Whiteboard ToolsQuiz ToolsInteractive Video Tools
Interactive Assignment Tools
- Interactive video tools allow you to take a video and add interactive elements such as questions, polling, annotation, etc. to ensure that students are engaged with the video content.
- Tools Overview:
- Interactive assignment tools allow you to create assignments with a variety of content and resources.
- Tools Overview:
- Each person will be assigned to an "expert" group from the formative assessment tool categories listed above. Explore the tools listed in your "expert" category and record information about the tools on the following collaborative document. Also, see the Digital Tools Comparison Chart for more information about each tool.
- Now gather with a jigsaw group to share the tool category and tools that you explored in your expert group. Each participants will have 2-3 minutes to share.
Understanding Differentiated InstructionAs a formative assessment to gauge your knowledge of differentiated instruction, please click here to complete the Quizalize pre-assessment on differentiated instruction.Class Code: ujh283
- If you scored in the high group on your quiz, complete the "Differentiation Myths & Struggles" blog.
- If you scored in the middle or low group on your quiz, complete the "Setting the Stage for Differentiated Instruction" blog.
Incorporating Differentiation in Your Instruction
Appropriate Struggle for AllStudents Should Never Have to Wait to Learn!
- Reflecting on Our Practice: Think about a whole group activity that you did with your students recently. Reflect on your high, middle, and low students and their behavior and actions during the lesson.
Elements of Teaching for DifferentiationClick here to participate in the interactive video. The join code is KGMHJ.
Tiered InstructionSmall Group Activity
- Review the 6 ways to structure tiered assignments and label each assignment with the correct structure category. Some assignments may be structured by two categories. Click here to make a copy of the assignment for your group. Below are a additional resources on tiered assignments.
Other Options for Tiered InstructionRAFT AssignmentsTic-Tac-Toe Choice Boards
Tools for Organizing Tiered InstructionFormative, Classkick, and Blendspace make it easy to differentiate instruction, allowing you to create customized lessons with student-specific content and individualized assessments in a fraction of the time.Augmented Reality allows you to overlay digital content over object is reality. Aurasma is an augmented reality app that allows you to connect images or videos to a target. This can be a great tool to allow you to have instructions, demonstrations, and examples available for students that are working on differentiated assignments.Seesaw is a student portfolio that allows students and/or teachers to document things they have learned or assignments they have completed.
- Students can add artifacts by uploading files, taking pictures, recording video, or writing about what they have learned.
- Teachers can access artifacts added by students, add artifacts for students and track student progress.
- Parents can create accounts and see the work of their children.
Let's Work on Tiered AssignmentsSelect one of the following tiered assignment options below. Create a tiered assignment for an upcoming lesson, topic, or unit of the subject area that you teach.
You may utilize the templates below for your planning. After planning the tiered assignment, begin using the tech tools explored to build your tiered assignment.
- Tiered assignment by challenge level
- Tiered assignment by complexity
- Tiered assigned by resources
- Tiered assignment by outcome
- Tiered assignment by process
- Tiered assignment by product
- Tiered assignment by multiple structures
- Tic-Tac-Toe by Bloom's Taxonomy
- Tic-Tac-Toe by Garden's Multiple Intelligence
EvaluationPlease complete the following evaluation to share your thoughts on today's session.