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Learning Technologies Bulletin 8: Differentiation in Learning (Humanities & Languages)

This bulletin examines the applicability of ICT tools to classroom practices and focuses on differentiation for the humanities and languages classrooms. 
 
Implications
ICT Tools
Possible Application
Product
Students demonstrate evidence of learning in different ways.
·      Portfolio tools such as Google site
·      Blog WordPress such as blogspot.com 
·      Tools for recording of podcasts such as Audacity and Garage Band
·      Tools for making video clips such as iMovie
·      Tools for creating comic strips such as Toondoo
·      
Technological tools allow for the creation of new tasks, previously inconceivable. E.g. websites, videos, comic strips, podcasts etc.
Process
The process of how the material is covered varies according to differences in learning styles and interests.
·      Simple web-page creation tools such as Google site and Wix
·      Online games for learning such as Magnetic Poetry
·      Mindmapping and idea-collecting tools such as Popplet or Linoit
·      Online whiteboards or meeting spaces such as twiddla or todaysmeet
·      Annotation and knowledge-management tools such as Diigo
 
Technological tools provide substitutes for conventional instructional methods, allowing more flexible variations in speed/mode/sequence of content coverage.
Content
The content of lessons may be differentiated based on what students already know. E.g. choice of text
 
·      Simple web-page creation tools such as Google site and wikispaces
·      Educational social networking sites such as Edmodo 
 
Technological tools allow for the simultaneous provision of a range of material that caters to different levels of readiness within a classroom.
We hope that you will find the information helpful. 
 

Posted byChristopher Foo, Fan Wenying and Pamela Ng

Learning Technologies Team (LTT)

Raffles Girls’ School


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