Link to agenda and tools:

Day 1: Google Apps and Google Classroom


Google Drive

Google Docs
Using chat in Google docs etc.
Feedback using Screencastify and Google docs
Draftback--playback the revision history of a google doc

Google Sheets
Trend lines and viewing formula:
In "view" mode, mouse over trend line to view formula.

trendline equation.JPG
First, highlight data & click on chart. Then, select insert >> chart >> click on customization tab

Google Data

Google Forms
Hand grade in Flubaroo


Google Classroom

Links to examples, tutorials
YouTube: options for managing in schools

Google and Canvas

Evaluation Day 1: Google Apps and Google Classroom

Day 2: Differentiation

Introduction to Differentiation

Advancing Differentiation Thinking and Learning for the 21st Century by Richard M. Cash
Strategies That Differentiate Instruction compiled and edited by June Preszler, TIE

Carol Ann Tomlinson, differentiation expert, has developed a framework for implementing differentiation. There are many components of differentiation--today's session will focus on:
  • Ways teachers can differentiate via content, process and product
  • How teachers can differentiate according to student via readiness, interest and learning profile
Source: Tomlinson, Carol Ann. "The Differentiated Classroom: Responding to the Needs of All Learners." Alexandria, VA: ASCD, 1999Page 4: "On Target: Strategies That Differentiate Instruction" compiled by June Preszler

At the end of today's session you will:
  • learn about differentiated instruction
  • practice differentiating your lessons based on content, process and product
  • explore technology tools that facilitate classroom differentiation

Differentiation: Introduction
Activity: Share a differentiated instruction observation here

Tying it all together: Differentiating with Google Apps

Differentiation Check-in: What are you doing (handout)

Learning Environment / Flexible Grouping / Know the Learner

Learning Modality: Know the Learner

Learning Style Quiz
Modeling Learner Profile Assessment

Learning Profile Cards
Create Your Own Learning Profile Card
  • Option 1: 3x5 card
  • Option 2: Trading Card Creator ReadWriteThink Or Big Huge Labs
  • Option 3: Create your own learning profile template in word/docs/publisher to share (email to

Flexible Grouping
Activity: KWL-Flexible Grouping Activity

Tiered Assignments
Assignment Scaffolding
Tier Activity (handout)

Assessment Options

Formative Assessment: Resources:

Question: Resources:

Activity:Formative Assessment & Questioning Technique Sharing

Additional Assessment Resources

10 Tips for Differentiating Instruction

Content, Process and Product in Response to Readiness, Interest and Learning Profile (download and edit) (handout)

All the tools

For content, look at the tabs for:

For process, look at the tabs for:
  • Graphic Organizers and Storyboarding
  • Annotation
  • Video and Audio Tools

For product, look at the tabs for:
  • Presentation & Poster Creators
  • Infographics
  • Digital Storytelling

For differentiation management, check out the tabs for:
  • Content Delivery Applications
  • Text Complexity
  • Assessment

Evaluation Day 2: Differentiation

Materials at different reading levels
Small group instruction
Graphic organizers
Contemporary lecture
Differentiated homework
Centers based on student readiness
Tiered assignments
Learning contracts or menus
Models of work
Graduated rubrics with personalized learning targets
Materials at different levels of complexity
Teacher examples related to student interest
Student choice application of skills and ideas
Interest centers
Independent studies
Student choice products constant with KUD’s
Learning Profile
Teacher use of multi-media
Student use of multi-media
Emphasis on whole to part and part to whole
Work alone or work with a partner; options
Choice of modes of expression
Picturing, writing
RAFT options
Choice of modes of expression
Choice of media
Varied approaches to organization