Differentiating EP work assigned to your students
Students all learn at different paces, and the process of differentiation can be done on EP in a number of ways. This guide explores a range of different ways that content on EP can be differentiated for your students.
Assign Specific Sections: Automarked Questions
Teachers are able to assign different sections of a lesson to students rather than the entire lesson at once. This is a great way to introduce key concepts to students without diving too deeply into the content.
Assigning just the information sections alongside the automatically marked questions will allow the students to achieve a sense of success as they will be required to ‘master’ content before they finish the lesson.
This also avoids students leaving blank or basic responses to the extended response questions, as they have yet to develop a deeper understanding of the content.
Assign Specific Sections: Extended Response Questions & Peer Review
The extended response sections can then be assigned to students without the information and automatically marked questions for them to complete with support from their teacher and their peers.
This can be done in the classroom setting and even set as a Peer Review task. Once students have developed a stronger understanding, they will be able to provide much more in-depth responses to these long answer questions. For Peer Review, students will be required to give each other effective feedback.
This guide shows how you can assign specific sections of Smart Lessons.
Assign to Specific Students
Differentiation can also be achieved by assigning different work to different students.
When assigning a Task or Assessment, teachers have the ability to switch different students ‘on’ and ‘off’ using the Assign to specific students option.
Teachers can then select which student(s) to include in the specific task. Students will not know who has been assigned the same work as them, so there is no chance of students finding out that the work they are being assigned is different to those within their class.
This guide shows how to assign Tasks and Assessments to specific students.
By using the Recommended Next Steps feature of the platform, teachers are able to determine which areas of content students require extra assistance with or those students who may need to be pushed a little further.
Recommendations can be automatically assigned (freeing up teacher time), or they can be manually assigned, allowing teachers to selectively determine which students will be assigned lessons for them to work on.
See this guide to learn how to include Recommended Tasks in your Assessments.