On this website, Darla Grant provides brief descriptions of adaptive learning technologies that are well-suited for specific groups of students, including gifted and talented, students with disabilities, and English Language Learners. Although the technologies and digital tools are indicated for use in the language arts classroom, they have wide applications across other content areas as well.
Do you have students in your class who are advanced learners? They may be ready to move ahead and may become frustrated and bored, waiting for the rest of the class to "catch up". Adaptive learning is one approach that can be used with gifted students to help them stay motivated and engaged, and to allow them to move at their own pace and accelerate their learning.
This short guide is a primer on adaptive learning. It provides a discussion of models of adaptive learning, the impact of gamification (which can be an important and interesting piece of adaptive learning), the use of data and analytics, and a discussion of different adaptive learning platforms.
As classrooms become more linguistically diverse, teachers are always looking for new instructional approaches. In this video tutorial, you will learn about how adaptive learning can support English language learners. Throughout he use of images and video, building on prior knowledge, and using intelligent tutoring to meet specific learning needs.
This wiki entry contains a discussion of a variety of technology and digital tools that can be used to make learning accessible for students with disabilities. There is a discussion of the uses of SMART boards, iPads, iPhones, text readers and more. Links to these tools are also included in the wiki.
What if you could provide individualized instruction to your students with disabilities? Instruction that has built-in support, and is flexible, moving at the pace of your students? You CAN, if you use adaptive learning. In this video tutorial, you will learn about the benefits and challenges involved in using adaptive learning with students with disabilities.