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Using technologies to differentiate and personalise teaching

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Started by Karen Spencer 20 Dec 2012 2:56pm () Replies (4)

One of the exciting opportunities that increased access to technologies can have in our classes is the ability to personalise the learning experience with our students more easily. We can tailor learning environments, questions, groupings and pathways by aligning web tools/apps/sites to our students' needs and passions.


Here's a neat story just published on English Online that highlights Tamaki College's approach to differentiation:

"The introduction of netbooks for all students, and the move to a Google Docs environment, raised a need to individualise the learning programmes planned for each student....Students’ ability to access their work in their own time and work at their own pace. Learning is more readily accessible for students and is not contained to the resources selected by the teacher. The global choice of texts and genre writing is limitless so students are able to choose a wide variety of texts..."

Check out the video clips that go with the story.

In Enabling e-Learning, too, there are stories that highlight the way we can personalise learning more effectively with technology as an enabler; for example, 'Passion projects' from St Hilda's Collegiate:

Got another example/story to add? How will you try and tailor learning according to students' needs using technologies in 2013?

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