I’ve been counting down to summer break with simple spring engagement tips. It’s hard to believe that there are only two weeks left in the 2017-2018 school year, but our goal is to finish strong (even though most of us [ahem…me] aren’t feeling strong). In the words of one of my former admins, “We need to outlast them.”
And SO… I’ve been cataloging simple strategies to keep the students engaged to the bitter end–Use Your Smart Phone to Make Discussions Count, Get Students Moving with Speed Drawing, Create a Classroom Simulation in Four Steps, and Five Ways to Make Test Week Manageable (When You’re Not Testing)
This week, I want to talk about an INSANELY simple way to differentiate. In this end of the year context, I’m using it for exam review. But that doesn’t do it justice…not at all. We can use this tool to differentiate all year. With MINIMAL effort.
Think pretests and other formative assessments having leveled assignments pushed out to students based on their scores. AUTOMATICALLY. Thank you, MaryEllen West, my hero, for creating this astoundingly useful differentiation tool. Scroll to the end of this post for a video tutorial and downloadable Cheat Sheet for using the free Add-On AutoMastery.
How to Differentiate with AutoMastery
Of course, you set up assignments and assign the links–just remember to change the link to force a copy if you are using Google Docs or Slides so that the students can edit without messing up your originals.
|Thanks to Natasha Rachell for the time-saving Force Copy tip!|
How I Used AutoMastery to Differentiate Exam Review
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