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WHAT WORKS IN EDUCATION The George Lucas Educational Foundation

Differentiated Instruction

Build lessons, develop teaching materials, and vary your approach so that all students, regardless of where they are starting from, can learn content effectively, according to their needs.

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Enhancing Learning Through Differentiated Technology

Three tech tools -- SAS Curriculum Pathways, Newsela, and EDpuzzle -- can help differentiate instruction by showing where students are and offering appropriate formative assessment.

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Differentiation Is Just Too Difficult: Myth-Busting DI Part 3

Most teachers differentiate their instruction intuitively because not all students are the same. For those willing to commit to DI, the next step is intentional differentiation.

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50+ Tools for Differentiating Instruction Through Social Media

Social media can enhance differentiated instruction if the tools are selected with a careful eye on individual students' readiness, interests, and learning profiles.

3 Ways to Plan for Diverse Learners: What Teachers Do

Teachers aiming to differentiate learning in their classroom can focus on content, process, and product in giving students opportunities to grow and shine as individuals.

Differentiated Instruction: Resource Roundup

In this collection of tools and advice from Edutopia and the web, find resources to help you adjust instruction in response to diverse learner needs and interests.

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5-Minute Film Festival: The Basics of Blended Learning

Get a better understanding of the definition and the promise of blended learning from this playlist of nine videos and additional resources gathered by VideoAmy.

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Students Matter: 3 Steps for Effective Differentiated Instruction

Education consultant and guest blogger John McCarthy advocates for student-centered education via three strategies for differentiated instruction: knowing students' strengths, involving them in planning, and leveraging the strengths of fellow...

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Uppervention: Meeting the Needs of Gifted and Talented Students

Middle school teacher and guest blogger Josh Work coins the term "uppervention" to describe his strategies for keeping gifted and talented students engaged, challenged and inspired to learn and achieve with the rest of their classmates.

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6 Scaffolding Strategies to Use With Your Students

Blogger Rebecca Alber shares scaffolding strategies to use in your lessons. (Updated 01/2014)

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Embracing Messy Learning

Guest blogger Joshua Block, a high school humanities teacher, explains how student confusion and frustration aren't necessarily a reflection of your teaching skills, but rather an integral part of any authentic learning experience.

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6 Ways to Honor the Learning Process in Your Classroom

Edutopia blogger Terry Heick reflects on the fluid nature of student learning and how assessment needs to reflect that, and then suggests six strategies for enhancing depth of understanding.

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The Power of Introverts: An Essential Understanding for Teachers

Edutopia blogger Elena Aguilar shares how understanding the characteristics of an introvert can help teachers better serve shy and quiet students.

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How to Plan Instruction Using the Video Game Model

Dr. Judy Willis shares some tips for structuring achievable challenge and demonstrating incremental progress to plan more effective instruction.

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15+ Readiness Resources for Driving Student Success

Students learn when ready, but not everyone reaches that point simultaneously. Discover resources to help meet the readiness needs of all your students.

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Schools Use Games for Learning and Assessment

Computer simulations are natural learning tools for a generation of video game players.

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Using QR Codes to Differentiate Instruction

Edutopia blogger Monica Burns, a longtime fan of QR codes as classroom tools, is now applying them as a way of meeting Common Core expectations to differentiate instruction.

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Resources and Downloads for College and Career Readiness

Educators from MC2 STEM High School in Cleveland, Ohio, have provided these resources and tools for integrated project-based learning, real-world experiences, and other strategies to prepare students for college and beyond.

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The Virtual Classroom: Online Learning

Virtual schools make available a world of new courses -- from obscure electives to Advanced Placement classes -- that challenge students intellectually and open up new doors educationally.

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