The EdMod App is a platform developed by Education Modified LLC to support teachers in differentiation, specifically as it applies to special education. The platform provides ideas on classroom practices for individualizing teaching to support teachers in meeting the need of all students. Teachers can search for teaching strategies based on students' disabilities or learning styles. Additionally, teachers have the ability to tag, track, and evaluate the strategies in individual student portfolios.
Upon logging into the teacher portal, the teacher has three options for “access tools.” First, a Modification Strategies Search tool allows the teacher to search for modification techniques based on a student’s particular disability. Second, a section for support on writing IEPs (an Individualized Education Program plan) helps teachers write their IEPs in alignment to the Common Core State Standards. Third, a section for individual student folders provides a space for teachers to keep these documents and information organized for each of their students.
The EdMod App is still in beta, so it is currently free for schools and/or teachers that are interested in using it.
Education Modified was founded in 2011 by high school special education teachers Melissa Corto and Elisa Altorfer after they met while mentoring teachers-in-training. Education Modified was launched with the goal of providing teachers with user-friendly, technology-based tools that maximize teachers’ knowledge of differentiation practices. In 2013, Education Modified was chosen to participate in 4.0 School’s Design Lab Spring Accelerator Program.
The EdMod App Overview
Rhode Island Tech for Schools Summit (October 2013)
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