Differentiated Instruction Using Technology: A Guide for Middle and High School Teachers

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Eye On Education, 2005 - Education - 161 pages
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Like Amy Benjamin's other books, this one is easy to read and simple to implement. It demonstrates that you can manage the complexities of differentiated instruction – and save time -- by using technology as you teach. It showcases classroom-tested activities and strategies which are easy to apply in your own classroom.
 

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Contents

Foundations
1
Technology in Education
3
Working Collegially
4
Features of Technology that Support Differentiated Instruction
5
No Teacher Left Behind
6
Matching Tech to Teacher
7
Models of Differentiated Instruction
8
Essential Questions for Teachers About Differentiated Instruction
10
Modernize Your Handouts
72
Four WholeClass Projects
73
RealTime Data Projects
74
Differentiating Traditional Tests
75
Determining Learning Needs Through Item Analysis
76
The Great Depression Test
77
Directions to the Students
78
Organizing Your Test
79

Summary
11
The Language of Differentiated Instruction
13
Tiered Tasks
27
Planning the Tiered Task
28
Grading and Grouping
29
Constructing the Tiers
31
Organizing Principles of Tiered Tasking
32
Example of Tiered Task Structured by Blooms Taxonomy
33
Concrete to Abstract
35
Tiering Math Tasks by Teaching with Concrete Examples
36
Cartesian Coordinates and Ruby Rock
37
Other Models That Concretize Math
38
Shakespeare in Business Money Makes the Globe Go Round
40
The Influence Web
41
Preassessing for Tiered Tasking
42
Using Technology to Make Tiered Tasking More Effective
43
Common Teacher Concerns About Tiered Tasking
44
The Tic Tac Toe Chart
45
Conclusion
46
Unit Menus
47
Dos and Donts of Unit Menu Design
48
Limit the Choices
49
Essential Questions and Thematic Unit Questions
50
Unit Menu
51
NinthGrade Social Studies Class Studying the Leadership of Julius Caesar
52
Level 2 Spanish Class Learning About Direct Objects
53
Earth Science Class Learning Meteorology Convection Currents
54
A SixthGrade Math Class is Learning When to Use Particular Operations
55
Conclusion
56
Using Technology to Construct Learning Centers and Stations
57
Using PowerPoint to Create Learning Centers and Stations
59
Why ECenters?
60
Transitioning to ECenters
62
Audio Centers
63
WebBased Centers
64
How to Build a Learning Center
65
Conclusion
68
Differentiated Instruction in WholeClass Instruction
69
WholeClass Instruction in the CollaborativeInclusion Class
70
The Modified Lecture Format
71
Building Tests for Differentiation
80
FollowUp on Wrong Answers
82
Conclusion
84
ECommunications
85
II Intraclass Communications Electronic Conferencing
89
III TeacherStudent Communications email
90
Active Rehearsal
91
Conclusion
92
Prescriptives
93
RxWrite
94
Using the RxWrite Rubric
97
RxResearch
98
Prescriptive Lessons for Other Subjects
100
Conclusion
101
Assistives Tutorials Quia for Reinforcement and Review
103
Using Databases to Make Instructional Decisions
107
Using the Database to Make Decisions About InClass Grouping
110
Using Standardized Test Scores to Counsel Students About Class Placement
111
Process Analysis
112
Conclusion
113
Models
115
Differentiating Math Instructing Through Instant Messaging How Did You Get That?
119
WordProcessing Features Autocorrect
122
Additional Suggestions for Autocorrect Comments
123
Other Applications of Autocorrect
126
Hotlisting
127
WebQuests Information Adventures
131
An Internet WebQuest on Prohibition
132
WebQuest Discussion Questions
140
Differentiation and Technology
141
References
143
Internet Resources
144
Appendix
145
ThinkQuest wwwthinkquestorg
147
Handhelds Gadgets Gizmos
148
15 Independent ComputerBased Activities
149
Best Use of Video
150
Library of Blue Ribbon Learning Sites
152
Working the Web for Education Activity Formats
153
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