With abundant access to data, schools can personalize learning to help each student demonstrate success in a standards-based learning environment. Educators who provide students with learning experiences based on the principles of Universal Design for Learning, UDL, can greatly boost the engagement of ALL learners, not just students with significant learning needs.
I created the original Digital Differentiation model in 2011 for use as a professional development resource to help teachers leverage the power of technology as a tool for learning. The model has been frequently updated throughout the years to reflect the growth, progress, and use of data to inform instruction.
Join me and Simple K12 on Wednesday, April 24, 2019, @ 5:00 PM EST for an overview of digital tools and resources to help educators design personalized learning experiences that effectively incorporate digital differentiation.
Are you looking for ways how to leverage the power of technology to maximize student learning? Researchers have determined that technology integration typically moves through four specific levels: Substitution, Augmentation, Modification, and Redefinition (SAMR). The higher the level of activity the greater the educational benefit.
Join Our Webinar: Teaching Above the Line – Using the SAMR Model for Tech Integration
This webinar will show how to use the SAMR model of technology integration as a guide for planning and implementing classroom learning experiences that take student learning to higher levels.
Join me and Simple K12 on Wednesday, April 17th @ 6 pm EST as we look at some traditional standards-aligned learning tasks and walk them up the line to show how to transform your teaching and “Teach Above the Line.”
Educators who engage students in the collaborative writing process can help them acquire the 21st-Century Skills needed to be successful in school and beyond. A digital writing workshop can provide students with opportunities to become active participants in their own learning. All it takes is a well-executed plan powered by Google Docs.
Welcome to the Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners blog in its new location! Here you will find an ongoing collection of ideas for helping educators leverage the power of technology for transforming teaching and learning.
Pardon the Dust
After 10 years, the old CoolTools blog has moved to WordPress. With a few clicks, years of content made its way to the new site. The words are in tact, the posts are in order, but much of the media has been replaced by messy links. All in all, the process has given me the freedom to revisit ideas and build on them to reflect progress and shifts in the Digital Classroom of today.
The Updated Digital Classroom
The new model has been created with some hover text to provide a preview of the topics that will be explored here. Stay tuned to watch the layers unfold!
The Digital Classroom 2019 — Watch it grow!
- ThingLink is aligned with SAMR and designed to grow with you from start to finish!
- ThingLink Virtual Reality Content Creation Promotes Highest Levels of Learning.
- ThingLink works with your existing equipment and is a sustainable resource.
Celebrate and share in the learning that has resulted from ThingLink 360/VR Bootcamps across the US. Get inspired by educators who are transforming teaching and learning through interactive 360/VR images. Learn how easy it is to Bring a Bootcamp to Your Backyard!