The Educator's PLN

The personal learning network for educators

Differentiating Instruction Using Web 2.0

Differentiating Instruction Using Web 2.0

Differentiating instruction has always taken time to set up because of supplies and supplemental materials needed. In today's world with the Web 2.0 tools--students only need access to a computer and the world of differentiated instruction if available for FREE! Here a few of my favorites:

PB Works This allows my students to create an online portfolio of their online work. It's quick and easy to work with. It also allows be to grade items and evaluate them. You need a place to embed their work or link to their online projects.

Wall Wisher This site allows students to brainstorm and solve problems. I also use it to have students ask questions. Or a bell ringer activity at the beginning or end of the hour to pull students ideas together. Its great the next day to start by answering the questions on the wall. The students can add question at night or in study hall when ever they have one they can add it.

Quizlet Allows you to create flash cards for students. They can be printed or used online. It creates games and tests for the students to practice the information. I use it for tests reviews. My students scores have increased noticeably since I started to use it. I paste the link in my website but could embed the code.

Glogster It allow students to create interactive posters that they can share with the class. Check it out the kids love it and it is free--you do have to do some set up.

Flicker Storm Online picture to use for visual learners. Easy to use and easy to search for what you are looking for. Use it for vocabulary posters for my walls. Student create and print I use in class for my units.

Prezi More fun than a Power Point and all online so you don't have to own a program. It creates interactive presentations. Easy the students have no problem creating them.

Zamzar Converts videos so you can use them in your class--in case YouTube is blocked in your school. We also use it to convert Quicktime Player videos and audio into something useable for all computer types. Have the students record a video or audio from the computer using a webcam--not perfect but it works!

Watch and Know for Students
Good videos on many subjects that are short and to the point. They are great starters for a subject.

The Search Engine List This helps the students pick the right search engine for the type of research they are doing. Its organized and contained search engines I didn't know existed. Very helpful. Great link for your website!

Online Web 2.0 Sites This is a listing of many Web 2.0 sites and organized by type. Whenever I need an idea I check this site and find one that fits the project I want to produce. It is an amazing site and a must bookmark for every teacher.

These are just ten sites I used weekly. I will put more up as I have time. Hope this helps you find a new site or idea to use in your classroom. Please post your favorite site so we can all learn about what works in a 21st Century Classroom.

Views: 447

Tags: 2.0, Differentiating, Instruction, Using, Web

Comment

You need to be a member of The Educator's PLN to add comments!

Join The Educator's PLN

About

Thomas Whitby created this Ning Network.

Latest Activity

Lynda Way posted a status
"Have A Spooky and Safe Halloween. http://j.mp/1vnEzFB"
9 hours ago
Rick Jones updated their profile
yesterday
Paul Chick updated their profile
Wednesday
Paul Chick and Mrs. Janet Hayson are now friends
Wednesday
Profile IconRosa Martinelli, Jamie laBree, Emily Cirullo and 83 more joined The Educator's PLN
Tuesday
Lane Braun joined Kaitlyn Martin's group
Thumbnail

Middle School Language Arts

Discussion about ideas for incorporating technology into lesson plans and focusing on the growth of life-long learners.
Tuesday
Thomas Whitby's blog post was featured

Stop 20th Century Thinking

In the 21st Century our approach to education can and should be very different from previous centuries. The basic skills we teach are pretty much the same, but the tools we have to use require a different approach, as well as additional and very different literacies from centuries past. Information once difficult to find, maintain, and disseminate is now found by a voice command to a mobile device. The model of the teacher as the content expert standing in the front of the room, lecturing to…See More
Tuesday
Thomas Whitby posted a blog post

Stop 20th Century Thinking

In the 21st Century our approach to education can and should be very different from previous centuries. The basic skills we teach are pretty much the same, but the tools we have to use require a different approach, as well as additional and very different literacies from centuries past. Information once difficult to find, maintain, and disseminate is now found by a voice command to a mobile device. The model of the teacher as the content expert standing in the front of the room, lecturing to…See More
Tuesday

Awards And Nominations

© 2014   Created by Thomas Whitby.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service