Presenter: Will Waghorne
Core Area: Differentiated Curriculum
Grade Level: Elementary & Secondary
Hours: 1

As a teacher, it becomes crucial to use technology to help your gifted students engage in their learning process. Using tools like Google Apps not only encourages them to participate, they provide convenience for both you and your students, and allows a greater level of differentiation and collaboration.

Visit the TAGT website to learn more about the Texas Association for the Gifted and Talented.

© Texas Association for the Gifted & Talented, Austin, Texas 2020

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Learn how to use Google Apps and other Web 2.0 applications to create differentiation in mixed ability classrooms. Session will cover assessments using Google Forms, how to grade writing assignments in Google Docs, and much more. Discover a wealth of links and ideas to strengthen your teaching with technology and to make classroom assignments more unique and individualized.

In this course, participants will:

  • Be introduced to many technological tools, including:
    • Google Forms
    • Choose Your Own Adventure
    • Kaizena
    • Google Earth
    • Google Lit Trips
  • Investigate how these tools can be used in designing curriculum and instruction
  • Observe how teaching and learning can be made more individualized for all students, while particularly challenging those that are gifted

Visit the TAGT website to learn more about the Texas Association for the Gifted and Talented.

    Presenter Bio

    Will Waghorne is a middle school history teacher in Austin, Texas. A Texas State Historical Association David C. DeBoe Award winner, he engages TAG learners in digital environments and engages like-minded colleagues in an international personal learning network. You can find him online at waghorne.net and @mr_wag on Twitter, or IRL (in real life) exploring museums and historical sites around Texas. 

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    1071 reviews for Using Technology to Differentiate for Gifted Students

    1. YVETTE – DEL VALLE ISD (verified owner)

      Very informative but may be a bit overwhelming.

    2. Steven – MCALLEN ISD (verified owner)

      The information, overall, was useful. It does require the individual to follow through with further research of the tools.

    3. Gabriele – Pilot (verified owner)

      A lot of good tools

    4. Oralia – DALLAS ISD (verified owner)

      Many of the tools provided I am already using.

    5. Lori – GEORGETOWN ISD (verified owner)

      5 stars:
      The presenter shared several new technology apps through Google that will benefit both teacher and student.

    6. Dora – UNITED ISD (verified owner)


    7. Anabel – UNITED ISD (verified owner)

      This course is very interesting.

    8. Adriana – DALLAS ISD (verified owner)

      Some resources presented were great, however it is not up to date – Google+ is not accessible for free anymore.
      Many of these tools are already of common use for most teachers.

    9. Douglas – KILLEEN ISD (verified owner)

      Multiple avenues to create teacher and student resources.

    10. Karen – GEORGETOWN ISD (verified owner)

      Good overall review of google apps

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