December 18, 2015
Tool of the Week- EDPuzzle
Tip of the Week- Differentiation With Google Classroom
Creating a template/worksheet is easy in Google classroom. Students can be given their own copy and then they can edit it without messing up everyone else's stuff. But what if you want to give some students a document that is slightly different than others?
One solution is this:
- Create one Google Doc that will be sort of a master doc. This will act as a place where students will choose their pathway.
- Make each of the differentiated worksheet documents you want the students to use in Google Drive
- Get the shareable link for those documents
- Change the last word in each of the URLs from edit to copy
- Paste these updated URLS on the Master Doc.
- In Classroom, Attach this master document and choose the view only option.
- Students will view the document and click on the link for the specific worksheet document they need.
- To turn in the document, tehy simply attach it from their Google Dirve in the assignment submission.
What a good idea! Found from Tom Mullaney at http://www.bamradionetwork.com/edwords-blog/google-classroom-a-differentiation-strategy
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If you are anxious to see the Ball drop, you can follow @NYRE (New Years Rockin' Eve) or @TimesSquareNYC . Believe it or not, the ball even has it's own Twitter account (verified with the little blue check mark) @timessquareball
ISTE Standard of the Week
Well, I know teachers sure have to do this a lot more than ever before. Really this is happening everywhere. Technology gives us the ability to collect data which means our students need to know what to do with it.