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Using Technology to Differentiate Instruction

Using Technology to Differentiate Instruction


These learners learn best visually and organize their thinking spatially. They are drawn to information that is presented visually. These students love to illustrate projects, color-code, and create visuals for projects.

Websites to encourage learning for Visual-Spatial students:

1. -Students can draw and create picture stories

2. Students create a character and illustrate a world

3. Students create and direct their own movies

4. Students interact with online painting, media arts, sculpture, and theater

5. Students can create animations to illustrate a concept or story

6. Shows information visually on a color wheel to help students discover relations in any topic

7. A picture sharing website

8. – Edit photos add effects, fonts, shapes, and frames

9. Students can view photos of thousands of animals

10. Create videos with pictures

11. Create online posters to visually display knowledge


These learners benefit from physical activity, hands-on tasks, and constructing things. These students are able to express ideas through movement. They like to act, manipulate objects, operate the mouse, take pictures, and be involved physically in a project.

Websites to encourage learning for Bodily-Kinesthetic students:

1. A virtual world that taps into mouse manipulation, typing, and manipulating objects on the screen

2. A virtual world that requires mouse manipulation, typing, and manipulating objects on the screen

3. An enchanting virtual world where students can interact with historical figures

4. Augmented reality site that lets students manipulate Google Earth objects by using a web cam and print out. As students move the paper, the virtual model on the screen adjusts accordingly

5. Another augmented reality site that shows students a digital hologram of smart grid technology


These learners learn best through auditory experiences. They enjoy making songs, rhythms, and patterns. These students will appreciate displaying knowledge with audio and video recorders.

Websites to encourage learning for Musical/Rhythmic students:

1. Students can create podcasts

2. Students interact with music, sounds, and patterns

3. Record video with a webcam

4. Students explore and interact with music

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5. Download and listen to audiobooks

6. Create timelines with audio and video

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