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Differentiation Resources


Wikipedia has a sister site called  http://simple.wikipedia.org. I discovered it only recently and it’s a very useful differentiation tool for those students who insist on using Wikipedia as their first port of call when researching homework etc on the net but may struggle with the content. It still remains to be said that students should be reminded to always compare resources and to evaluate the content.

I have shown an example (side by side) but please feel free to click on the link and trial it with a subject matter that students would find the benefits.

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More differentiation resources:

http://rewordify.com/index.php   I think this could be used with students who have difficulty in this area of understanding and deciphering text.


http://www.snappywords.com/  A visual dictionary

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Natalie (Library)



Using social media to enhance learning – CPD


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We looked at two specific social media tools and how to use them in the classroom.

1. www.linoit.com is an online workspace which looks like a real pinboard and allows students to share their ideas or peer-assess each other using virtual post-it notes! Students can post text, attach word/ppt/pdf files, post images and embed videos. This could be used to collate revision tips, brainstorm ideas and the best thing is that you can’t loose any ideas and review them later. Examples can be found here: http://linoit.com/users/bertramrichter/canvases/Urlaub (holidays) or here: http://linoit.com/users/bertramrichter/canvases/Die%20Welle (Y9 film review)

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2. www.voki.com: allows to creating little “speaking” avatars which gives your more reluctant speakers a platform and a voice! Great for speaking and listening tasks. Students could create a voki for homework, email you the link and you/the whole class can then listen to their work. An example can be found here: http://www.voki.com/pickup.php?scid=8773128&height=267&width=200

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Let me know if you’d like to use these or any other social media tools in your lessons and I’d be more than happy to support you!


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