Differentiating EP work assigned to your students
As teachers, we know that students all learn at different paces and the process of differentiation can be done on EP in a number of ways. This Help Guide will explore a range of different ways that the content on EP can be differentiated for your students.
Assign Specific Sections - Automarked Questions
Firstly, teachers are able to assign different sections of a lesson to students rather than the whole 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’ the content before they are able to finish the lesson. This will also avoid students leaving blank or basic responses to the extended response questions as they have yet developed 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 the students have developed a stronger understanding of the content, they will be able to provide much more in depth responses to these long answer questions. They will also be able to give each other effective feedback when conducting the Peer Review part of the task.
This Help Guide shows you how to 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 under ‘Who’. This will allow them to selectively choose which students will access which work. 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 Help Guide shows you how to assign Smart Lessons and Assessments to specific students.
By using the ‘Targeted Remediation’ feature of the platform, teachers are able to determine what areas of content students require extra assistance with or those students who may need to be pushed a little further. By creating a Quick Test or using one of our prebuilt assessments, the data provided will provide an idea of where students are placed in terms of their understanding of the content as well as where they are placed alongside their peers. Targeted Remediation can be automatically assigned, freeing up teacher time or it can be manually assigned, allowing teachers to selectively determine which students will be assigned lessons for them to work on without having all work being assigned to them at once.
This Help Guide shows you how to include Targeted Remediation in your Assessments.