Ian over at byrdseed.com has revised his Differentiator tool, and it looks great. This is a great resource for teachers (or students who are good at working independently), allowing you to target different thinking skills for groups of students based on their needs. You can add depth and complexity to the required content, offer up different choices for resources or products, and select the number of students in each group. The best part? It now works on iPads! (I previously mentioned this tool in my “Extend-a-Menu” post.)
Extend a Menu (Reblog)
For the summer, I have decided to use my Tuesday and Thursday posts to reblog some of my favorite posts that some of my readers may have missed the first time around. I think that you can find some of the best resources for differentiation at http://www.byrdseed.com. For more of my posts about tools and lessons from that site, check this out: http://engagetheirminds.com/?s=byrd
This is an invaluable tool for teachers to help with differentiation for all levels. If you click on the “Demo” at the top, you can create your own menu using “The Differentiator”. You do not need to pay to use the demo, but there is a $20 subscription service that allows you to save your menus online. These are brought to you by www.byrdseed.com.