One size does not fit all when it comes to teaching science. More and more, we hear talk about "personalized education" and the need to meet every learner where they are. I think we can agree that’s a great idea, however, as a teacher trying to accommodate the learning needs of 20-100 students on any given day, preparing one high quality lesson is challenging enough. Thankfully, an awesome new site is here to help science teachers differentiate the content for the different readers in their classroom.
With BirdBrain Science, every student is able to access science content at their instructional reading level, ensuring that every student is able to fully participate in the lesson (and increase their reading ability at the same time.) Think adaptive, personalized science texts for each of your students!
The company was started by Brendan Finch, a former Los Angeles science teacher. Brendan left the classroom in June in order to reinvent science education. Brendan has graciously agreed to provide free access to any friend of EdTechTeam for the rest of the academic year though this special page. Be sure to forward this along to the science teachers in your life, it'll make their day!
I even hear a rumor that they plan on moving into history next….
Hopefully I’ll see you at the next EdTechTeam event!