Evidence-Based Practice Library

“Since starting Digitability, two of my students' communication skills have improved. Whenever the students volunteer to direct a lesson activity, they use a clearer tone of voice. Using Digitability is a great tool for generalizing communication skills practice from the classroom to inquiring about open job positions (CBI trips to shopping malls/retail stores).”

- Guy Thielman (PACE Classroom), Southwest Career & Technical Academy, Clark County School District (Las Vegas, NV)

Activating Prior Knowledge in the Warm Up

During the Warm Up, it is important that teachers ask multiple questions, engage multiple students, and access the necessary prior knowledge from previous lessons and activities. A strong and engaging Warm Up sets the tone for the lesson and primes students to participate for the duration of class.

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Ways to Differentiate

Using Digitability's pre-made, differentiated resources, teachers can utilize resources from Tier 1, 2, or 3 to engage their students in portions of the lesson that access prior knowledge.

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Activating Prior Knowledge: Warm-Up.

It's important to engage multiple students, and access their prior knowledge. Learn More

 

Five Types of Prompting: Informal Assessment.

Teachers increase their use of prompting methods throughout the Informal Assessment. Learn More

 

Literacy Support: Guided Activity

Teachers increase literacy of new tech and work-ready vocabulary, by creating a word wall. Learn more

 

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“As we lead our students into a tech-driven future, Digitability moves students closer to their career and life goals.”     

 -Jane Cordero, M. Ed., Secondary Special Education Coordinator at Hill-Freedman World Academy.