Technology Integration and Differentiation for Meeting the Needs of Diverse Learners

Technology Integration and Differentiation for Meeting the Needs of Diverse Learners

Jennifer G. Beasley (University of Arkansas, USA)
Release Date: August, 2015|Copyright: © 2016 |Runtime: 2 hrs 1 min
EISBN13: 9781466696006|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-9600-6


Technology can present possibilities as well as challenges for contemporary teachers. New innovations in technology for instructional purposes can assist teachers in locating meaningful curricular resources which can aid in challenging and supporting students.

The Technology Integration and Differentiation for Meeting the Needs of Diverse Learners video lecture series presents online resources, instructional tools, and professional community sites to help 21st Century learners excel in the differentiated classroom. As educators become more media savvy, they will be better prepared to apply the principles of differentiated instruction to support a wide range of learners in the same classroom. This video lecture is an excellent educational resource for pre-service and in-service teachers, educational technology developers, administrators, and researchers in the field of education.

Topics Covered

  • Assessing Learner Needs
  • Classroom Routines
  • Differentiated Instruction
  • Educational Technologies
  • Online Learning
  • Student Learning Profiles
  • Student Readiness

Table of Contents

Introduction and Biography
1:59 mins
Section 1:What is Differentiation?
Lesson 1:The Principles of Differentiation
4:58 mins
Lesson 2:Why Differentiate?
4:09 mins
Lesson 3:Differentiation and Technology Working Together
6:23 mins
Section 2:Locating Sources for Content
Lesson 4:Utilizing Professional Organizations
5:50 mins
Lesson 5:Online Learning Opportunities
7:45 mins
Lesson 6:Wikis, Blogs, and Podcasts
9:43 mins
Section 3:Using Technology to Assess Learner Needs
Lesson 7:Pre-Assessing Learner Needs
8:08 mins
Lesson 8:Ongoing Assessment Needs
6:01 mins
Lesson 9:Summative Assessment
7:11 mins
Section 4:Using Technology to Adjust Instructions
Lesson 10:Adjusting for Readiness
12:50 mins
Lesson 11:Adjusting for Interest
7:37 mins
Lesson 12:Adjusting for Learning Profile
7:11 mins
Section 5:Managing the Challenge of Technology in the Classroom
Lesson 13:Routines and Procedures for the Classroom
7:38 mins
Lesson 14:Managing the Classroom Expectations
12:10 mins
Lesson 15:Taking the First Step
11:21 mins

Author(s)/Editor(s) Biography

Jennifer Beasley has more than 25 years of experience in education as an elementary school teacher, gifted facilitator, and university professor. After receiving an M.A. in Education Administration and Gifted Education, Jennifer completed her doctoral work in Educational Psychology at the University of Virginia. She is currently an Assistant Professor in Curriculum and Instruction at the University of Arkansas and works preparing preservice teachers for today’s classrooms. She received 2012 College of Education and Health Professions Innovative Teaching Award for her work at the University of Arkansas.

Other professional contributions include writing several articles for educational publications as well as serving as a regular columnist for the National Association for Gifted Children’s publication Teaching for High Potential. In addition to providing workshops and training both nationally and internationally in differentiating instruction, Beasley has also facilitated ASCD Professional Development Institutes across the United States focusing on Common Core State Standards (CCSS) Math and English Language/Literacy.