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Explorers Task Card


Goal:

Explore introductory links for D.I. -- determine your own first/next steps in using DI -- if possible enhanced with technology, then share and discuss expected classroom impact.

Resources to Use:

Tech4DImini Podcast -- 15 min.
Online D.I. Resources -- Definitions, Discussions, & Approach and, if time, Ready-to-Use Activities & Strategies
For later use: Tech2DI4BootCamp.pdf, slides 13-16; and slides 17-24

Session Tasks:

  • DI Overview - Do one or both of the following for a quick overview of DI (15 min. or less)

  • Individual or Paired Explorations (10 to 15 minutes)

  • Reflect and Respond (about 5 minutes)

    • When prompted, briefly discuss your findings and plans so far in your Pair or Triad.
    • Share some of your work and plans with the larger group by responding in the NECC2008 thread under the Discussion tab at the top of this wiki page.
    • Be prepared to share something you learned/discovered in the large-group Wrap Up discussion -- sites you found especially valuable, insights you gained, and how you plan to continue your own explorations.
    • Start to complete the online BYOL Survey for NECC 2008 -- http://www.iste.org/byol2008 -- Please finish before you leave.
    • Comment on the NECC 2008 NING or in the NECC 2008 discussion thread in the Discussion tab above. Your feedback on the session is extremely valuable. If you don't have time at the end of the session, please come back later.

Follow-up:

  • Postings in the Discussion threads on this page and elsewhere in the wiki may be completed or extended after the workshop. Although this page will be updated for future workshops and presentations, the Discussion tabs will remain. Please feel free to return and add to these discussions at any time in the future. Remember, this is a public wiki.
  • Participants are encouraged to re-visit the Tech4DI wiki often and contribute resources for Differentiation and Technology in the External Links and Resources pages as well as your own strategies and experiences in the Tech Tips & Strategies pages.
  • Consider using the Notify Me tab at the top to monitor one or more Tech4DI pages via email notification when changes occur, or by using the RSS subscription feature. You may also choose to monitor the entire Tech4DI wiki site by selecting the Space-Wide Notification Page link here or from the Notify Me tab on any page.
  • Comment on the NECC 2008 NING
  • Please feel free to use this wiki with your colleagues and in your own practice.