If you could make an info-graphic like the one above for YOUR classroom, what would it look like?
An infographic is a visual representation of knowledge. These are great tools for sharing information with students in a visually appealing way. There are many pre-made infographs available to you, or you can create your own in just a few minutes. This website by the amazing Kathy Schrock will tell you everything you need to know!
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Be in the Know
Here are a few tips and tricks to keep you in the know.
Changes to Student Avatars
Become a DEN Ambassador: If you are interested in being a part of this innovative program please click here: Search for DiscoveryEd and continue as you would with any other professional development.
Troubleshooting 101- Visit and bookmark this Amplify Troubleshooting link. The folks in New York update this site frequently and should be your first resort when things go wrong with the tablet.
Strategy Spotlight - Choice Boards
Choice boards are a differentiated instructional strategy that empowers students. One of the goals of your developing PLE is to increase student ownership by allowing them choice in how they wish to showcase mastery. When students are given the freedom to choose their projects, the quality of work -- and student pride -- soars.
Simply put, a choice board is an organizer that contains different activities based on student interests and abilities. From the teacher perspective, you will see the level of excitement and willingness to learn increase in your classroom.
Choice boards can be employed a variety of ways - from a printed document, a display board to online access, find a method that works best for you and your students. You'll find many examples on the Dare to Differentiate wiki. Also ask your PLEF for guidance in creating a choice board to cater to the various learning styles in your classroom.
Below are digital resources that make it easy to share Choice Boards with students:
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