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Star.gifIntegrating Differentiated Instruction & Understanding by Design: Connecting Content and Kids

by Carol Ann Tomlinson and Jay McTighe
Published by ASCD, 2006
From the preface: "examines the essential underpinnings of both models and demonstrates how the logic of each intersects with the other to promote classrooms that provide rich, durable, meaningful curriculum for the full range of learners that populate today's schools."
It is my opinion that this text is a "must-read" for every educator! ~posted by Bill Dolton (visit my Shelfari bookshelf)
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Fulfilling the Promise of the Differentiated Classroom

by Carol Ann Tomlinson
Published by ASCD, 2003
The Toolbox section of the book provides specific examples and templates for many standard D.I. strategies.
~posted by Bill Dolton (visit my Shelfari bookshelf)

How to Differentiate Instruction in Mixed-Ability Classrooms, 2nd Edition

by Carol Ann Tomlinson
Published by ASCD, 2001
From the preface: "Differentiation suggests it is feasible to develop classrooms where realities of student variance can be addressed along with curricular realities. The idea is compelling. It challenges us to draw on our best knowledge of teaching and learning. It suggests that there is room for both equity and excellence in our classrooms."
Any text from Carol Ann Tomlinson is recommended reading! ~posted by Bill Dolton (visit my Shelfari bookshelf)

The Differentiated School: Making Revolutionary Changes in Teaching and Learning

by Carol Ann Tomlinson, Kay Brimijoin, and Lane Narvaez
Published by ASCD, 2008
Question posed in Chapter 1: "What does it mean to lead for schoolwide change for differentiation?"
This book is for educational leaders to support the efforts of teachers differentiating in the classroom.`posted by Bill Dolton (visit my Shelfari bookshelf)

Differentiating Instruction with Technology in K-5 Classrooms

by Grace E. Smith and Stephanie Throne
Published by ISTE, 2007
From the introduction: "to help you strengthen your teaching skills by adding technology tools to differentiated instructional strategies."
Note from B. Dolton, wiki creater/adminstrator: A large number of examples in this text refer to Windows-specific applications. Mac users have equivalent or similar applications in virtually all instances.
Visit the Dare to Differentiate wiki by the authors.
~posted by Bill Dolton (visit my Shelfari bookshelf)

Differentiating Instruction with Technology in Middle School Classrooms

by Grace E. Smith and Stephanie Throne
Published by ISTE, 2009
From the website: "Middle school is a time of growth and change for students, with each student changing and growing in different ways and at different rates. These students, like the rest of us, have different interests, different backgrounds, and different goals for their lives. Educators have a responsibility to treat and teach them as individuals. Differentiated Instruction (DI) makes this possible, and technology makes DI easy, effective, and engaging."
Visit the Dare to Differentiate wiki by the authors.
~posted by Bill Dolton (visit my Shelfari bookshelf)

Differentiated Instruction Using Technology: A Guide for Middle and High School Teachers

by Amy Benjamin
Published by Eye On Education, 2005
Excerpt: "The purpose of this book is not just to encourage the use of computers, telecommunications, and multimedia. My purpose, more specifically, is to show how DI can be accomplished through technology. Once we understand what DI is all about, why shouldn’t we use technology to get us there?"
~posted by Bill Dolton (visit my Shelfari bookshelf)

Using Technology with Classroom Instruction that Works

Using Technology with Classroom Instruction that Works, Second Edition

Using Technology with Classroom Instruction that Works, Second Edition eBook

by Howard Pitler, Elizabeth R. Hubbell, Matt Kuhn, and Kim Malenoski
Published by ASCD & McREL. 2007
From the introduction: "to show teachers effective ways to use the dynamic technology tools available to them to enrich students' learning experiences, encourage project-based instruction, and give students the skills they need to become lifelong learners and critical thinkers."
Combines the work of Robert Marzano and the research at Mid-continent Research for Education and Learning (McREL).
~posted by Bill Dolton (visit my Shelfari bookshelf)

Three Books for Summer Reading

Disrupting Class "How Disruptive Innovation Will Change the Way the World Learns" by Clayton
Christiensen
The Disciplined Mind by Howard Gardner
The Unschooled Mind by Howard Gardner
Also, if you get the chance, visit my blog Virtuality High School . I plan to contribute throughout the summer as I read these three provocative books.
Jon Edwards