MagicSchool.AI is a helpful resource for planning, designing, and customizing lesson or unit plans. As an instructional coach, I believe that Magic School can supplement the district-provided resources and enhance the pacing guide. Some of the highlights of Magic School include ideas for choice boards, project-based learning, text leveling, accommodation suggestions, and much more. This is an excellent tool for both new and veteran teachers to help spark differentiated instruction magic into small-group instruction and lesson plans.
As an instructional coach, I often get asked how to differentiate reading levels in a classroom where students have different reading abilities. This is where diffit.me comes in handy, as it removes the guesswork and makes it easy to provide differentiated instruction and activities to all students.
Before diffit.me, I used to suggest newsela.com to teachers. It provides the same article in five different lexile levels along with questions and external links for a fee. However, diffit.me is currently free and offers more than just leveled text. It also has question sets, vocabulary, open-ended questions, and much more.
Moreover, diffit.me can turn a reading passage into an interactive Google or PowerPoint activity, which can be completed online or printed for the learning studio activities. Watch the video below to learn more about this helpful tool. I will be sharing this with all my teams to help with differentiated instruction and learning studio days.
As an adult, I enjoy learning from classroom teachers. They are passionate, insightful, and have a lot of knowledge about different subjects. However, sometimes when I attend a Chemistry or Algebra 2 class, I have to concentrate harder to understand the learning goals. If I feel this way, how does a fifteen or sixteen-year-old comprehend the information?
Fortunately, there is a tool called "Explain Like I'm Five" or explainlikeimfive.io. This AI-powered tool allows teachers to enter the learning targets or standards into the website and receive an explanation of the content in four different levels. The levels are distinguished as "dumb", "dumb-ish", "smart-ish", and "smart". This is a great way to break down complex content for all students, regardless of their level of understanding. However, the website requires tokens to access the answers, which means that teachers or students will have to pay for the differentiated content.
Don't be intimidated by the tokens. Give explainlikeimfive.io a chance and see how it works for you.
I must say, I am absolutely thrilled with EduAide.ai! Using it feels like I've hit the jackpot as an instructional coach. I'm not exaggerating when I say that, if I had to pick just one AI tool to help educators with Differentiated Instruction, EduAide.ai would be my top recommendation.
To see for yourself, start by watching the video below. You'll be amazed at how easy it is to use EduAide.ai to plan learning objectives, provide leveled independent texts, create engaging collaborative activities, and so much more. It's truly magical!
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