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Edutopia has a great piece by John McCarthy with dozens of tools for differentiating instruction. It’s a strong list with something for everyone. Even the strong tech user will likely find something in his list that they haven’t tried yet.
When students address concepts from diverse perspectives, especially in collaborative groups, it can lead to in-depth understanding. Learning profiles are about providing each student with experiences that incorporate a variety of learning style elements, not just one. Such activities help students find deeper connections, especially if they share points of view via peer reflection and dialog.
Try these tools:
- Thinglink uses pictures to place links in different places where viewers can click to learn more. Here’s an example.
- Piktochart lets you create infographics to offer a visual explanation of a concept or idea.
- Tackk lets you create small interactive pages or build a portfolio of work using different media tools.
Here are an additional 50+ tools for exploration. Consider which will best fit the “current” needs of your diverse learners. More will be added on a regular basis. What tools do you use?”
Read the entire piece here.