Here are some tips from the teachers on how they use this technology with their students.
- Deliver instruction through multiple forms of media
- Teachers access instructional videos, audio clips, animations, instructional games and other available online resources.
- Teachers use remote-response clickers with practice questions to see where to customize subsequent lessons to meet the needs of all students.
- Using digital media students are allowed to show learning through a variety of media tools.
- Teachers use Study Island and EducationCity to identify weaknesses in student skills and then assign lessons according to the students’ needs.
- Teachers have procedures so students know how to use the technology and what to do if they have a question.
- Teachers provide a list of personalized “must-do” tasks that all students need to complete and a list of “may-do” tasks that students may choose from so all students always have something to do.
- Teachers assess prior knowledge and tailor lessons to each child’s needs.
- Teachers model good problem-solving behaviors and involve students in devising alternative approaches when technology isn’t available or not working.
- Teachers let students lead the lesson at the whiteboards giving them the opportunity to capitalize on their skills.
- Teachers work together to plan units of study with activities to meet the needs of all students.
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