Resources for Teachers
Differentiation is responsive teaching rather than one size fits all teaching. To put it yet another way, it means that teachers proactively plan varied approaches to what students need to learn, how they will learn it, and/or how they will show what they have learned in order to increase the likelihood that each student will learn as much as he or she can, as efficiently as possible (Tomlinson, 2005). Click here to download an amazing guide for teachers on how to implement differentiation in the classroom. Differentiation Central also offers a plethora of resources, including lesson plan ideas centered on differentiating for all learners. www.diffcentral.com
Click here to go to Share My Lesson, the largest online community for US teachers to collaborate and share teaching resources and innovative ideas with significant emphasis on resources to guide teachers on implementing the new Common Core State Standards.
Internet-based Creation Tools Comparison
Below is a useful comparison chart for internet-based creation tools, made by @tina_zita from makelearn.org. It contains various app/tool suggestions for students using iOS and Android devices. The learning areas on the chart are: creating a digital story, organizing ideas, creating an animation, capturing thinking and creating a game.
Here is a PDF (with links) for the below chart.
The Teacher’s Guide To Choosing The Best Digital Content
A blended learning environment means you’re mixing technology with standard teaching practices in order to enhance education. Blended learning is becoming the biggest trend in education technology lately as teachers (hey that’s you!) realize technology isn’t the magical unicorn of education. It’s not enough to simply throw an iPad into a student’s hands and walk away… Click here to read the rest of Edudemic’s guide to choosing digital content.
Flipping Traditional Teaching on its Head: The Flipped Classroom
The Definition: The flipped classroom inverts traditional teaching methods, delivering instruction online outside of class and moving “homework” into the classroom.
Professional Development Organizations for Educators
The International Baccalaureate (IB)
A non-profit education foundation that provides resources and support for one of the most rigorous and highly regarded pedagogical programs in the world.
The Council of International Schools (CIS)
A membership community committed to high quality international education.
English Teachers Association Switzerland (ETAS)
The largest English language teaching network in Switzerland.