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Chapter 2: Using Technology to Differentiate by Interest
Basics of differentiation by interest:
Allow students choices to explore their own interests.
It boosts motivation.
Technology that enhances instructional strategies by focusing on student interest:
ISearches
Jigsaw Groups
R.A.F.T.
WebQuests
Presentations by 6th Grade Team
Prezi
Examples by Grade Level
5th: Explorers as an ISearch  How can you use this?
4th: Volcanoes as a Jigsaw Group  How can you use this?
3rd: Multiplication and Cryptography as a WebQuest  How can you use this?
2nd: The Chalk Box Kid R.A.F.T.  How can you use this?
1st & Kindergarten: Here are two projects that combines several of the above strategies 
Perspective in Voki
&
Digital Storytelling in VoiceThread
 How can you use this?
Closure Discussion Questions:
How can you create ISearches for your Harcourt Themes? SS Themes?
How can you jigsaw content, such as parts of the SS curriculum or science curriculum?
How can you use R.A.F.T. with your curriculum, while allowing students to choose by interest?
How can you use WebQuests with your content standards, while allowing student choice?
How can you adapt these instructional strategies to differentiate based on student interest?
Exit Cards:
What takeaways do you have as a result of this training?
What questions do you still have?
What will you try as a result of this training?
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Chapter 2: Using Technology to Differentiate by Interest
Basics of differentiation by interest:
Allow students choices to explore their own interests.
It boosts motivation.
Technology that enhances instructional strategies by focusing on student interest:
ISearches
Jigsaw Groups
R.A.F.T.
WebQuests
Presentations by 6th Grade Team
Prezi
Examples by Grade Level
5th: Explorers as an ISearch  How can you use this?
4th: Volcanoes as a Jigsaw Group  How can you use this?
3rd: Multiplication and Cryptography as a WebQuest  How can you use this?
2nd: The Chalk Box Kid R.A.F.T.  How can you use this?
1st & Kindergarten: Here are two projects that combines several of the above strategies  Perspective in Voki & Digital Storytelling in VoiceThread  How can you use this?
Closure Discussion Questions:
How can you create ISearches for your Harcourt Themes? SS Themes?
How can you jigsaw content, such as parts of the SS curriculum or science curriculum?
How can you use R.A.F.T. with your curriculum, while allowing students to choose by interest?
How can you use WebQuests with your content standards, while allowing student choice?
How can you adapt these instructional strategies to differentiate based on student interest?
Exit Cards:
What takeaways do you have as a result of this training?
What questions do you still have?
What will you try as a result of this training?