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EdTech News Saturday, March 31 Students, Reflective journals students, New book & more…

EdTech News TLDR / Table of Contents

  • Student-Made E-Books: A Beautiful Way to Demonstrate Learning
    • Need a fresh idea for the end of a unit? Instead of writing a paper or doing presentations, have students create PDF e-books they can enjoy and share for years.
    • students, Reflective Journals students, e-books, professional portfolios, PDF e-books
  • Dynamic Learning
    • new book, Practical Ideas, meaningful learning transformation, Dynamic Learning Model, blog posts
  • A Starter Kit for Differentiated Instruction
    • A collection of the clearest, most high-quality books, articles, videos, and downloadable documents for learning how to differentiate in your classroom.
    • Teaching Channel video, Differentiate Instruction, Amazon Affiliate links, differentiation, basic principles
  • Listen to this post as a podcast: – – Youve reached the end of a unit or year, and you want students to demonstrate their learning in a way that requires them to synthesize information, apply it in new ways, and reflect on how they have grown.
  • But heres one more: Have students create their own PDF e-books, packaging up some aspect of their learning into a finished digital product they can enjoy and share for years.
  • Because this kind of e-bookis ridiculously easy to create, having students make them is an excellent option for all kinds of final projects.
  • And because lots of businesses now use e-books like these in their own work, assigning them to students gives theman extra skill they can take into their adult lives.
  • E-bookscould be assigned to a whole class or as a way to offer additional challenge to advanced students.

Tags: students, Reflective Journals students, e-books, professional portfolios, PDF e-books

  • Dynamic Learning Blog Posts and Resources – Below are the blog posts that are related to the idea of Dynamic Learning and other ideas shared in my new book, Shake Up Learning:Practical Ideas to Move Learning From Static to Dynamic.
  • Related Posts: – – Top 20 Tech Tips for Teachers – – Dynamic Learning v. Static Learning (DO THIS, NOT THAT Infographic) – – Move from a Static Classroom to a Dynamic Classroom – – How to Push the Boundaries of School with Dynamic Learning – – In the Game…
  • Check out my new book, Shake UpLearning: Practical Ideas to Move Learning From Static to Dynamic.
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  • Is the learning in your classroom static or dynamic?

Tags: new book, Practical Ideas, meaningful learning transformation, Dynamic Learning Model, blog posts

  • Watching this process in action makes it really clear HOW to make it work: – – In this Teaching Channel video, high school math teacher Maria Barchi demonstrates how she tiers instruction by giving different exit slips to students based on their mastery of a lesson, then adjusts instruction the…
  • Finally, this Teaching Channel video shows how Mary Vagenas uses Learning Menus to differentiate in her 7th grade Social Studies class: – – Once you understand the basic principles of differentiation, its a good idea to have a few basic tools on hand.
  • They are all the rage in some classrooms: The basic idea is that you take tasks and questions that might normally appear on worksheets and put them onto laminated cards (one item per card), whichallows you to better individualize instruction, set up centers, and group students according to need (plus,…
  • Leading and Managing a Differentiated Classroom – – by Carol Tomlinson and Marcia Imbeau – – Although I have not read this one, I got a recommendation from Dr. Jennifer Beasley, an assistant professor in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction at the University of Arkansas.
  • This resource offers many practical examples for putting some routines in place to allow for working in groups, answering questions, or even talking with your students about differentiation.

Tags: Teaching Channel video, Differentiate Instruction, Amazon Affiliate links, differentiation, basic principles