Examples of ways to differentiate instruction

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Pear Practice - Pear Deck

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K to 12
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Pear Practice is a gamified learning experience that promotes collaborative learning and independent practice using tools provided by Pear Deck, reviewed...more
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Pear Practice is a gamified learning experience that promotes collaborative learning and independent practice using tools provided by Pear Deck, reviewed here. Use Pear Practice to create learning experiences or choose from the large selection of activities in the practice sets. When creating a set, Pear Practice allows members to create multiple-choice, fill-in-the-blank, drawing, and drag-and-drop questions. Once a practice set is chosen, create an assignment for individual practice or start a live practice by choosing one of the game mode options. Options within live practice activities allow educators to set time limits for questions, allow guest students not in Pear Deck classrooms, and create random groups. Students join activities using the unique code or by sharing a link. When sharing as an assignment, specify a start and ending date and assign an accuracy goal for students to achieve. Students can retake the assignment as often as needed to meet the accuracy goal. Many activities in Pear Practice's public library correlate to Common Core Standards.

tag(s): assessment (145), differentiation (83), quiz (66), quizzes (88), Teacher Utilities (143)

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Include Pear Practice as part of your ongoing practice and formative assessment activities. Browse the site's public library to find many activities for all grade levels and subjects, then edit questions to fit your needs. Use this feature to differentiate practice materials and games to accommodate the different needs of your students. Create sets that meet your specific needs as you become comfortable using Pear Practice. For example, generate practice sets for multilingual learners to learn vocabulary before beginning a new unit or make a set for students needing additional math facts practice. Include a link to assigned Pear Practice activities on your class website or parent newsletter for at-home practice.

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230+ Accessibility Improvements Added to Book Creator - Book Creator/Dan Kemp

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K to 12
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This article shares many accessibility features added to Book Creator, reviewed here that offers options that make it easier for all students to access...more
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This article shares many accessibility features added to Book Creator, reviewed here that offers options that make it easier for all students to access and use Book Creator. Highlights include dictation support for over 120 languages, video captions, and transcripts to audio recordings. Other additions include features that improve color contrast to make reading more accessible for all and screen reader support. Learn more about how this supports educators by watching the included video that shares the updated features and has suggestions for differentiating lessons using Book Creator.

tag(s): Accessibility (9), differentiation (83), ebooks (38), professional development (379), Special Needs (52)

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Bookmark and save this article to support your use of Book Creator in your classroom and develop your understanding of how to use this resource to differentiate learning for all students. Learn how to use Book Creator in your classroom by visiting Supporting Language Learners with Book Creator, reviewed here and completing the Book Creator Certified Author course, Book Creator, reviewed here.

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ReadTheory Reading Passage Generator - ReadTheory

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K to 12
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ReadTheory's Reading Passage Generator is a quick and easy tool for generating reading passages and questions for any topic and grade level. Enter your topic in the chat box, then ...more
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ReadTheory's Reading Passage Generator is a quick and easy tool for generating reading passages and questions for any topic and grade level. Enter your topic in the chat box, then move to the next step to select a grade level, and then generate text. Within about a minute, your reading passage is created. Use the edit button in the title or reading passage to tweak the contents as desired. When satisfied, choose the looking good link to generate multiple choice questions based upon the text. Enter your email to receive the passage and questions, or download them as a PDF document.

tag(s): artificial intelligence (79), differentiation (83), reading comprehension (142), worksheets (71)

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Use this reading passage generator to create introductory and review passages for any subject; no registration is required. Differentiate for student ability levels by selecting different grade levels while providing all students the same information. Take some time to practice generating texts and questions to understand different ways to create questions that meet your needs. For example, when choosing lower elementary grades, sometimes the passages are too short in length. When entering the topic for your prompt, include guidelines for the passage length to create. If you want a passage about stars and planets, have the instructions to make the passage longer than 100 words. Extend learning using other AI tools such as MagicSchool, reviewed here by copying your prompt into one of the many tools available. Use MagicSchool's translator tool to translate for multilanguage learners, generate a list of vocabulary words, or create a science lab activity to accompany your chosen text and topic.
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New American History - University of Richmond

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New American History offers free digital media resources for teaching American History for middle and high school teachers, along with a few resources for upper elementary-level educators....more
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New American History offers free digital media resources for teaching American History for middle and high school teachers, along with a few resources for upper elementary-level educators. The included content focuses on connecting America's past to the present; find much of this content under the tabs at the top of the site to journalism, audio, video, and maps resources. Use the link on the home page to find the search tool to find resources. The filters include options to search by term, learning topic, reading level, grade level, standards, and learning strategies. Lesson plans include all information and resources for teachers, and most have a link to a student version.

tag(s): american revolution (82), black history (120), branches of government (62), civil rights (191), civil war (133), colonial america (95), colonization (20), constitution (85), elections (80), emancipation proclamation (11), environment (237), great depression (27), immigrants (32), immigration (63), inequalities (23), native americans (89), primary sources (113), racism (76), segregation (17), underground railroad (12), womens suffrage (41), world war 1 (72), world war 2 (148)

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This site is an excellent resource for American History teachers; be sure to add it to your collection of teaching resources. Each lesson provided by New American History includes several ideas for using digital tools within the teaching tips; take advantage of these ideas to engage students in learning and differentiate instruction for learning styles and abilities. Google Jamboard, reviewed here is often suggested for use as a teaching tool; however, Jamboard will be shut down at the end of 2024. Use Figjam, reviewed here as an alternative. Figjam allows members to migrate Jamboards into projects in just a few steps. As students complete activities such as KWL charts, use the graphic organizer templates found at Canva Edu, reviewed here to share students' ideas. Extend learning by asking students to use Canva tools to show what they know by creating infographics, presentations, flyers, and other multimedia projects.

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Literacy at Home: Digital Children's Reading Initiative - NC Dept of Public Instruction

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K to 5
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Literacy at Home is a curated digital resource of literacy activities for pre-K through 5th-grade students that also includes a collection of resources for online libraries. This site...more
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Literacy at Home is a curated digital resource of literacy activities for pre-K through 5th-grade students that also includes a collection of resources for online libraries. This site is organized by grade level; begin by selecting the link for any grade level offered, then choose a skill to be developed. Skills offered include phonological awareness, phonics, vocabulary, fluency, comprehension, and oral language. Each section includes a short description and example of the skill, practice activities, and links to online activities that support learning the chosen skill. If your district blocks YouTube, then the videos may not be viewable.

tag(s): fluency (24), literacy (106), phonics (49), preK (254), reading comprehension (142), science of reading (31), vocabulary (234)

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This site is a must-add to any elementary teacher's toolbox. Use this resource to find resources and information on reading skills at all elementary levels, then use the information to differentiate and enhance reading instruction. For below-level readers, find information and resources to remediate reading skills, and for advanced readers, use this site to find activities that promote further reading growth. Share information from this site with parents to use as a guide to understanding reading skills by grade level and find resources supporting their students. Include this information in your class newsletter or on your class website. Curate and share resources with parents using Symbaloo, reviewed here to make all information accessible in one location.

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SchoolAI - SchoolAI, Inc.

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SchoolAI provides a suite of artificial intelligence (AI)- based tools and resources for K-12 classrooms. In addition, AI features provide feedback and allow educators to moderate and...more
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SchoolAI provides a suite of artificial intelligence (AI)- based tools and resources for K-12 classrooms. In addition, AI features provide feedback and allow educators to moderate and manage student use of resources such as the Sidekick assistant. SchoolAI offers many easy-to-create student activities, such as the Historic Figure Chatbot, Book Explorer, Choose Your Own Adventure, and chat-based Tutoring Sessions for any subject. Use the discover feature to choose an activity, then provide the requested information. Most activities include an option to view a preview or try the activity out before being added to Spaces. After adding an activity to your Spaces, it is shared with students using the URL or QR code provided.

tag(s): artificial intelligence (79), assessment (145), chat (39), churchill (7), darwin (12), Formative Assessment (69), leonardo davinci (3), lincoln (58), martin luther king (43), newton (19), shakespeare (94), Special Needs (52), Teacher Utilities (143), washington (24)

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Use SchoolAI to create and share engaging activities with all students and for all subjects. For example, differentiate text easily to fit the abilities of all students, generate a list of engaging activities for any topic, or quickly create a worksheet or multiple choice quiz as a formative assessment. As students engage in chats with historical figures or choose your own adventure activities, ask them to use the information learned as a starting point for additional research. Use Symbaloo, reviewed here or another curation tool to collect and share additional resources with students, such as videos, online articles, and book suggestions. As a final extended learning activity, ask students to share their learning using Sway, reviewed here, Genially, reviewed here, or Adobe Creative Cloud Express, reviewed here to create multimedia presentations. This tool would also be great to share with gifted students. As always, use best practices when sharing AI tools with students.

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Eduaide - Eduaide.Ai. LLC

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K to 12
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Eduaide uses generative AI (artificial intelligence) to generate, refine, and personalize instructional materials. Follow each step to select a subject and grade, choose the resource...more
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Eduaide uses generative AI (artificial intelligence) to generate, refine, and personalize instructional materials. Follow each step to select a subject and grade, choose the resource type, and add topics or standards for the activity. Eduaide provides a broad range of resource options, including unit plans, engagement activities, assessments, and more. Also offered is a teaching assistant that generates ideas for report card comments, class announcements, and more. Eduaide's Assessment Builder creates assessments based on your objectives or standards and offers a variety of choices to include in the evaluation. When complete, add the assessment to your workspace and copy it to a Google Doc or Word document. Sign up for a free account with your Google account or email.

tag(s): artificial intelligence (79), assessment (145), Formative Assessment (69), rubrics (32), Teacher Utilities (143)

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Use Eduaide as a resource to quickly generate ideas for planning and preparing activities for any subject or standard and to differentiate activities to fit the needs of any student. After generating activities, use the provided tags to find project-based learning and scaffolding activities. Other options allow you to create questions for games like Jeopardy and Bingo instantly.

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Retro Report Education - Retro Report

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9 to 12
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Retro Report is an independent, non-profit newsroom sharing over three hundred videos and lessons focusing on bringing history to life for students. Browse through the home page to...more
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Retro Report is an independent, non-profit newsroom sharing over three hundred videos and lessons focusing on bringing history to life for students. Browse through the home page to explore by subject or periods including America's Rise to Power 1890-1945, The Postwar Era 1945- 1980, and The Modern Era 1980- present. Visit the link on the home page to explore all topics, then use the options to search for specific terms, filter options by type of activity, or select from tagged subjects and topics. Another helpful option is the collections; choose this link to find collections curated for AP classes, topics such as 9/11 and The Supreme Court, and current topics including political ads and extremism. The lesson plans include links to all materials, including handouts, videos, and primary source documents. Lessons also correlate with Social Studies and Common Core Literacy Standards. The videos are hosted on YouTube. If your district blocks YouTube, then they may not be viewable.

tag(s): 20th century (59), advanced placement (26), bill of rights (28), black history (120), civil rights (191), cross cultural understanding (154), cultures (130), difficult conversations (58), drugs and alcohol (27), environment (237), freedom of speech (13), media literacy (102), native americans (89), news (228), politics (113), primary sources (113), psychology (67), sept11 (18), supreme court (27), terrorism (41), world war 1 (72), world war 2 (148)

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High school social studies teachers will want to bookmark and save this site as an excellent resource for lessons and videos to accompany current lessons. Use the lessons to differentiate activities based on student interests. For example, when teaching about the Bill of Rights, offer groups of students different topics to explore from the provided lessons, including the Pentagon Papers, evolution in science class, conspiracy theories, and Waco as a 2nd amendment battleground. Use Padlet, reviewed here, or Wakelet, reviewed here as a curation tool for you and students to gather resources related to their topic. Ask students to share their findings using a presentation tool like the ones found at Canva Edu, reviewed here, which includes options for adding links to resources shared.

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AI (Artificial Intelligence) Resources for Student Assessment - TeachersFirst

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AI offers exciting opportunities to transform assessment practices. View this collection to find education-specific AI tools to create engaging, practical, formative, and summative...more
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AI offers exciting opportunities to transform assessment practices. View this collection to find education-specific AI tools to create engaging, practical, formative, and summative assessments for your students. Some examples of AI tools for assessment creation include tools to help develop rubrics, feedback, reports connected to your learning objectives and standards, quizzes, portfolios, and more.

tag(s): artificial intelligence (79), assessment (145), Formative Assessment (69), quizzes (88)

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AI is ever-changing, and the tools evolve and change every day. Use the tools in this collection to stay informed and learn about new tools that you can use to assess students. AI assessment tools save you time and can allow you to personalize the assessment to differentiate for all needs. Share this collection with colleagues looking for ways to assess using AI.

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Brisk - Brisk

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Brisk is a Chrome extension that uses AI to convert the reading level of any webpage to a different grade level or language, creates quizzes and resources from YouTube videos ...more
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Brisk is a Chrome extension that uses AI to convert the reading level of any webpage to a different grade level or language, creates quizzes and resources from YouTube videos and documents, and much more. Once converted to a chosen level, Brisk offers tools for creating quizzes, giving feedback, and detecting writing created with AI. Begin by clicking the link to download Brisk from the Chrome store for free, and install the extension to your device. Once installed, click the Brisk icon on your toolbar from any website, then select the grade level and language desired. Brisk opens a new Google Doc with the information requested. Use the Brisk icon from within this Google Doc to find options for additional tools for creating quizzes, giving feedback, and detecting AI. Brisk offers a tutorial video that provides instructions for new members.

tag(s): artificial intelligence (79), differentiation (83), Teacher Utilities (143)

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Use Brisk to quickly adapt and differentiate text or content by reading level and language needs or to translate text into the native language of multilingual learners and generate comprehension questions. Differentiate text for special needs students or gifted students based on their ability. Use the quiz creation tool to quickly generate quizzes that include multiple choice or short response questions based on the website's information. After generating quiz questions, copy and paste them into an online quiz creation tool such as Formative, reviewed here. Use Formative to engage students through teacher-paced or student-paced activities.

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Perplexity - Perplexity

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Perplexity is an artificial intelligence (AI) chatbot assistant. Use Perplexity to ask questions in a conversational tone and assist with tasks. Perplexity offers several features that...more
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Perplexity is an artificial intelligence (AI) chatbot assistant. Use Perplexity to ask questions in a conversational tone and assist with tasks. Perplexity offers several features that allow you to refine content to provide responses that meet students needs. For example, use the focus tool to narrow searches to academic publications, generate text without a web search, or narrow searches to information found on YouTube. Perplexity allows free members to upload a limited number of files daily for use in the chat. Use the CoPilot feature as an interactive assistant that asks clarifying questions to guide viewers toward the best response for their needs. CoPilot offers a limited number of daily uses when using a free account. Organize information provided in Perplexity within collections, including options to share and create with collaborators. Always verify responses for accuracy when using AI tools such as Perplexity.

tag(s): artificial intelligence (79), chat (39), search strategies (23)

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Use Perplexity to increase your productivity, create assessments, and as a resource for finding classroom resources and lessons. For example, ask Perplexity to share lesson ideas for upcoming topics. Include your grade level, subject and topic, standards, and the type of lessons you would like to find. The more specific you are with your prompt, the better the results will be. Quickly create exit tickets, quizzes, portfolio ideas, and more simply by chatting with Perplexity. Upload a lesson plan, worksheet, or infographic as part of a prompt to create or differentiate assessments and activities. Use Perplexity to write letters of recommendation, generate information for classroom newsletters, and write grant applications. Learn more about using AI by watching the archive of OK2Ask: Using AI for Teacher Productivity reviewed here.

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Twee (Beta) - Twee

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K to 12
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Twee offers a selection of artificial intelligence (AI) tools designed with English teachers in mind. Create a free account to access the many resources that work with video, interact...more
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Twee offers a selection of artificial intelligence (AI) tools designed with English teachers in mind. Create a free account to access the many resources that work with video, interact with text, develop vocabulary, provide grammar practice, and more. Twee's video tools work with YouTube reviewed here to create questions based on the video's content, create summaries of the video, and suggest warm-up questions for use before watching videos. Additional tools provide options to create various assessments, topics for discussion, and homework ideas. After selecting a tool, follow the prompts to make your activity. Some of Twee's tools offer the option to create text from an image, including turning a screenshot of a text page into text to use with the chosen resource. Copy the completed activities into any document to share with students or save as a PDF.

tag(s): artificial intelligence (79), assessment (145), differentiation (83), Formative Assessment (69), grammar (138), grammar review (31), listening (65), reading strategies (96), speaking (22), vocabulary (234), vocabulary development (89)

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Twee isn't just for English teachers! Use Twee to create content for any subject area to engage students and enhance comprehension. Use Twee to differentiate instruction by creating reading passages with different levels of difficulty based on the same content. Twee's vocabulary tools are an excellent option when introducing new vocabulary for science content, social studies, or math terminology. Extend learning using NearPod, reviewed here to create interactive lessons using the content created with Twee, such as drag-and-drop activities and using comprehension questions as formative assessments.

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Diffit - Adam Black and Vlad Gutkovich

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Diffit is a tool that helps teachers differentiate lessons using any text, article, or web page. To use Diffit, you need to create a free account. Then, select one of ...more
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Diffit is a tool that helps teachers differentiate lessons using any text, article, or web page. To use Diffit, you need to create a free account. Then, select one of three options: Literally Anything, An Article (or URL), or Any Text or Excerpt. Then, choose the approximate reading level you want for the differentiated materials. After entering all the necessary information, click Generate Output. Diffit will produce an adaptive reading passage, a summary, key vocabulary words, multiple-choice and short-answer questions, and open-ended prompts. All of the generated content can be edited or added to. Use the dropdown box to adjust the reading level or language. Share the materials with students by copying them into a document, printing, or exporting them to Google Docs/Forms.

tag(s): artificial intelligence (79), assessment (145), differentiation (83), multilingual (62)

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Use Diffit to quickly adapt and differentiate text or content by reading level and language needs. Use Diffit to translate text into the native language of multilingual learners and generate comprehension questions. Differentiate text for special needs students or gifted students based on their ability. Engage students in the learning process by copying the questions generated by Diffit into an interactive quiz format resource such as Blooket, reviewed here. Extend learning by asking students to respond to the open-ended questions by sharing a video response using Flip, reviewed here. Encourage students to show creativity in Flip by using the included features in the camera, such as images, filters, and stickers.

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Skew the Script - Skew the Script

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7 to 12
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Skew the Script provides AP Statistics and Algebra 1 and 2 free Creative Commons-based math lessons. The lessons are created using math in relevant contexts, such as the cost ...more
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Skew the Script provides AP Statistics and Algebra 1 and 2 free Creative Commons-based math lessons. The lessons are created using math in relevant contexts, such as the cost of college, the economic viability of electric cars, and how much income social influences make. Each lesson includes links to supporting materials, including videos, handouts, slide presentations, and alignment to standards and/or textbooks. Although registration isn't required to access all of the site's materials, it is recommended to allow unlimited access to all materials.

tag(s): advanced placement (26), functions (53), probability (97), quadratics (26), statistics (116)

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Take advantage of the many lessons and teaching materials provided by Skew the Script to find lessons and supplemental materials for use in math classrooms. Include the lessons as an engaging way to show students how these mathematical concepts relate to everyday life. Differentiate activities based on students' interests and abilities. For example, provide advanced students with supplemental activities that feature advanced concepts or use lessons to review previously learned materials. Many lessons include activities that use Desmos, reviewed here and include an accompanying teacher guide. Ask students to share their work created in Desmos by creating screenshots and including them as part of a reflection activity using Google Docs or Google Slides, reviewed here.

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Claude - Anthropic

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Claude is an artificial intelligence (AI) chatbot that serves many purposes, such as summarizing and analyzing information, translating text and data, and creating ideas and responses...more
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Claude is an artificial intelligence (AI) chatbot that serves many purposes, such as summarizing and analyzing information, translating text and data, and creating ideas and responses to text. One useful feature in Claude is adding up to five files in PDF, txt, CSV, and other formats. Begin by creating an account using your email address or Google account. Enter your message in the chat box, and Claude will respond based on your input. Use the option to regenerate the request if you want to see different answers, or use the chat box to type in clarifying information to improve the response. View your chat history below the message box and click any chat to review the reply. Use the drop box with the message's title to rename the chat or delete it from your history. Always verify any information provided by ChatGPT before using it. Claude is an evolving tool, and many features regularly change (or upgrade).

tag(s): artificial intelligence (79), chat (39), search strategies (23)

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Use this resource to improve productivity by asking it to create quizzes, rubrics, lesson plans, and more. Because Claude includes the option to add files, increase productivity further by attaching a worksheet and asking it to modify the content to differentiate learning or to suggest ideas for presenting the content in a different format. Be sure to ask for information as precisely as possible by including grade-level information, the subject you teach, content standards and teaching objectives, and options for differentiating instruction. Math teachers can ask Claude to explain the content differently or ask for ideas on applying math topics to everyday life. In social studies or science, ask Claude to generate a vocabulary list or create a story based on your lessons incorporating essential vocabulary terms. ELA teachers might use Claude to get suggestions for interventions to support struggling readers or to find additional resources to support current lessons. Always verify any information provided by ChatGPT before using it. Claude is an evolving tool, and many features change (or upgrade) regularly.

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Superheroes of Science - Purdue University College of Science

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Discover the wonders of science from the experts at Purdue University by tuning in to their podcasts and watching their educational video lessons on YouTube. Visit the podcast channel...more
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Discover the wonders of science from the experts at Purdue University by tuning in to their podcasts and watching their educational video lessons on YouTube. Visit the podcast channel for episodes covering various science topics, including agriculture, space, weather, and more. Superheroes of Science's YouTube Channel includes close to eight hundred videos (with new episodes added weekly) available in several different categories. Visit the channel for science demos and information about the Kids STEM degree program reviewed here, STEM careers, science for kids, and many other topics. If your district blocks YouTube, then the videos may not be viewable.

tag(s): agriculture (48), engineering (117), friction (9), gravity (42), oceans (144), podcasts (69), rivers (13), solar system (108), sound (74), STEM (254), sun (69), water (101)

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Bookmark and save this site to find engaging science videos and podcasts for virtually any topic. Use the search features found in the Superheroes of Science YouTube channel and podcast page to search for episodes related to your current topic. Share a link to episodes with students to introduce a new topic, as a computer station activity, or as part of a flipped learning lesson. Include videos in lessons created with NearPod, reviewed here and add questions to the videos to enhance student understanding; include short questions in your slide presentation as a formative assessment and a quick option for creating differentiated learning activities. After watching videos and conducting your experiments and lab activities, ask students to create learning videos and podcasts to share with peers demonstrating the science content learned. Buzzsprout, reviewed here is an easy-to-use tool for creating and sharing podcasts, while moovly, reviewed here offers many free resources for creating and sharing engaging videos.

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ReadM - ReadM

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K to 4
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ReadM is a reading app that uses artificial intelligence (AI) to support and encourage practicing reading skills. Use the contact form to request a teacher's account or sign in to ...more
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ReadM is a reading app that uses artificial intelligence (AI) to support and encourage practicing reading skills. Use the contact form to request a teacher's account or sign in to view as a student. Student accounts include a dashboard that shares the number of coins won by reading, reading speed, number of books completed, and time spent reading. Students select books from the library that offers three different reading levels. Click on each word to hear the pronunciation, or use the microphone to read a sentence at a time and receive feedback on accuracy. Teacher accounts provide instant feedback on students' performance and reading progress. Use your teacher account to assign groups by reading level and grade, use your voice to record content for students, and create and add books using AI tools.

tag(s): artificial intelligence (79), digital reading (15), fluency (24), literacy (106), multilingual (62), reading comprehension (142), reading strategies (96), Teacher Utilities (143)

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Use ReadM to engage and support new readers and to assist multilingual learners of any age. Include ReadM as a literacy center for students to practice reading skills and assign different reading levels to differentiate instruction as needed. Enhance student learning by using ReadAhead, reviewed here to create a guided reading activity. Share ReadM with parents to use as a reading practice tool at home or to demonstrate reading progress as demonstrated on the teacher dashboard. Extend learning using some of the many available literacy resources and interactives on Class Tools, reviewed here.

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Propello - NE USA

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Propello offers a standards-based middle school science curriculum based upon Next Generation Science Standards that includes tools that make it easy to personalize content through...more
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Propello offers a standards-based middle school science curriculum based upon Next Generation Science Standards that includes tools that make it easy to personalize content through engaging tools and materials. Begin by creating a course by choosing from the library of materials that include activities, projects, assessments, and more. Use the drag-and-drop features to customize content to add to a learning path. Share lessons with students easily via Google Classroom, Microsoft Teams, or with a shared link. Use Propello's formative, summative, and project-based assessments to guide lessons and adjust content as needed. Propello materials include support for all learners, such as translation to over 100 languages using Immersive Reader, leveled readings, text-to-speech features, and visuals. Registration is required using an educator's email address.

tag(s): adaptations (14), animals (275), biodiversity (30), cells (80), chemicals (39), climate (79), climate change (85), conservation (82), differentiation (83), earth (184), ecosystems (70), energy (130), evolution (87), forces (37), genetics (76), light (52), mass (19), matter (47), moon (70), motion (48), natural resources (35), oceans (144), organisms (16), solar system (108), space (211), stars (65), sun (69), Teacher Utilities (143), temperature (35), water cycle (22), weather (163)

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Use Propello's library of materials to supplement your current science curriculum by creating customized learning paths for students. Differentiate content based on student's abilities and interests. Propello's built-in assessments provide real-time feedback on student understanding and use that data to adapt instruction as needed. In addition to sharing activities on this site, engage students in science instruction using interactive simulations such as those found at phET, reviewed here. Instead of administering a paper and pencil test at the end of your teaching unit, enhance student learning by asking them to demonstrate learning by creating videos using Animoto, reviewed here or interactive presentations made with Genially, reviewed here.

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Almanack - Almanack.ai

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K to 12
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Almanack uses AI (artificial intelligence) to generate lesson plans and materials for educators. Create an account to begin using Almanack and access your account dashboard. Select...more
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Almanack uses AI (artificial intelligence) to generate lesson plans and materials for educators. Create an account to begin using Almanack and access your account dashboard. Select the Resources link to choose from options to create a resource. Options include assessments, group activities, slide decks, and additional activities. After selecting one of the tools, follow the prompts to add course information, learning objectives, and outcomes. Export materials created by Almanack to Google Docs, PowerPoint, or Google Slides and edit as needed, depending on the type of tool made. Use the Courses link to develop lessons and units using Almanack's suggestions or add information manually.

tag(s): artificial intelligence (79), assessment (145), presentations (15), Teacher Utilities (143), worksheets (71)

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Use Almanack to quickly create classroom slide presentations, worksheets, and learning activities. Quickly create materials to differentiate instruction using the same topic but adjusting for different grade levels to meet students' abilities. A straightforward way to learn how to use Almanack is by beginning with the resources section. For example, start with video recommendations to find YouTube videos to include with your lessons. Being as specific as possible with requests will lead to the best suggestions that meet your needs.

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ChatGPT - OpenAI

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ChatGPT is an artificial intelligence chatbot that allows members to have conversations that answer questions and assist with many tasks. Create an account using your email address,...more
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ChatGPT is an artificial intelligence chatbot that allows members to have conversations that answer questions and assist with many tasks. Create an account using your email address, Google, or Microsoft account. Use the "Send a Message" box at the bottom of the page to type a chat request and click send. ChatGPT provides a response based on your input. Use the option to regenerate the request if you want to see different answers, or use the chat box to type in clarifying information to improve the response. Find your previous chats on the left side of the screen, and click any chat to edit, view, delete, or obtain a link to share. Always verify any information provided by ChatGPT before using it. This is an evolving tool, and many features change (or upgrade) on a regular basis.

tag(s): artificial intelligence (79), chat (39), search strategies (23)

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Use ChatGPT to increase your productivity and as a resource for finding classroom resources. For example, use the chat to find activities accompanying your current book study. An example question might be, "What are some activities to add to our study of Charlotte's Web in third grade?" Use a clarifying question to select one of the provided activities and ask for free online resources that support the provided response. This example includes several clarifying questions that provide additional ideas for books and activities to accompany Charlotte's. Ask ChatGPT to differentiate activities for students who need extra support or for those that need enrichment activities. Another use for ChatGPT is to write Student of the Week paragraphs; ask ChatGPT to write a paragraph including the student's name and accomplishments and revise the section to fit your needs.

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