Tuesday, May 24, 2011

ASCD's New Research a Topic Page for Differentiated Instruction

ASCD has just launched a new Research a Topic page for Differentiated Instruction.

If you’re not familiar with ASCD’s Research a Topic pages, these finding aids are designed to guide ASCD site visitors to the best resources on education-related topics and to put them in touch with fellow educators who share their interests. Each page contains a definition of the topic, a comprehensive list of ASCD material and professional development opportunities, and our picks for the best resources that exist beyond ASCD’s catalog.

We're pleased that our blog has been included in ASCD's Research A Topic page for Differentiated Instruction.

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Augmented Reality Technology and DI

Augmented Reality Technology (AR) brings a new dimension to learning in the differentiated classroom. Augmented Reality technology combines virtual and real-world data using broadband and GPS tools with video and pattern recognition. Such technology appeals to visual, tactile, kinesthetic, and audio learners because all four modes are utilized.

You have already experienced AR yourself if you have seen the Haunted Mansion's Hitchhiking Ghosts or tried out the Wizarding World of Harry Potter map.  You can also try AR out if you have a computer with a webcam.  Visit the Getty Museum for an augmented reality of the Augsburg Display Cabinet and be sure to read this EdTech article to learn more about the benefits of AR in classrooms. Common Craft explains AR nicely in a new video!