Module 3:

Differentiating the Products

One fairly simple and effective way to differentiate learning consists of giving students various options of how to express their required learning and goals. Additionally, students can use various technology tools to enhance their learning and reach their goals.

Utilize rubrics that match and extend learners’ various skill levels. This will help students have clear expectations about their desired achievements and ways to meet their specific goals. We offer extensive content about rubrics in our Rubrics to the Rescue unit, which you might find helpful as you create new rubrics for your learners.

You may also encourage students to think creatively about the ways in which they can meet their learning goals by creating products that demonstrate their new required knowledge. Choice boards are another great option, as learners can decide which way or ways to show that they have met the learning objectives.

Lastly, differentiating assessments and thinking carefully about appropriate pacing and learning outcomes is also important. Not all students will require the same amount of time to complete a test or other assessment. Some may need less time, while others will need more time. Consider breaking assessments into smaller portions or provide a testing break when needed.

QuickRubric (reviewed here) - Develop rubrics to assess what you expect students to learn with QuickRubric.

Vocaroo (reviewed here) – Vocaroo has a wide variety of applications in any type of classroom! For basic technology integration, extend and enhance learning with this tool. Record snippets of information as reminders on your class website or instructions for students to follow. This is terrific for learning support students or non-readers!

Pablo (reviewed here) – Engage your class by creating a teaser for upcoming units using an image created with Pablo. Create images with favorite quotes as an introduction to any lesson.

Adobe Express for Education (reviewed here) – Use this tool to create multimedia projects or presentations using the available templates and graphics tools.

Canva for Education (reviewed here) – Canva presents a simple way to design almost anything with drag-and-drop technology. Create custom timelines, posters, business cards, infographics, presentations, badges, flyers, charts and graphs, and more using a custom layout or a blank page.

Clipchamp (reviewed here) – Clipchamp provides a variety of free tools for creating and editing video. The free services include a video editor, video conversion, and webcam recorder.

Students using post-it notes and calculators