Apps to Support Differentiating Instruction

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Apps to Support Differentiating Instruction


Kahoot is a classic. Everyone loves Kahoot. Kahoot is an interactive quiz app. Teachers or students can create multiple-choice quizzes. Students use their own phones to answer the questions. The quizzes reward correct students and they all race against each other to get the top spot. is a tool that has resources like presentations, assessment and record keeping for more than 4,000 lessons in 13 content areas. Teachers can assign small video lessons with matching quizzes to do on their own time. This is a great way to make sure you are differentiating instruction. also has a fun interactive quiz app, Quiz Party, which is a fun way for students to collaborate.


Badaboom is similar to Kahoot. The major difference is that Badaboom offers the option for students to handwrite or free text answers.


Flipgrid is an app that allows students to record videos and audio of themselves for presentations, discussions, or assignments. This allows them to choose the learning style that suits them best. Students can even edit their videos on the app and share them like on social media!


Edublogs is an easy to use WordPress-powered platform that allows students to be creators.  They can write at their own pace and still have something published.


Edcite is great for differentiation. Teachers can create tests and quizzes with different types of questions. Questions can be answered by checking boxes, highlighting text, dragging and dropping boxes, labeling diagrams, typing out equations, and even answering in multiple steps.


Prezi is another common app. It is used to create fun presentations. Templates make it easy and it’s web-based so there’s no app needed.

Explain Everything

Explain Everything is an interactive whiteboard app that is used for presentations. The app has fun visuals and collab abilities. One of the coolest features of the app is the ability to record and share streamed videos.


Piktochart is used to create infographics, presentations, and posters using templates.

Google Classroom

Google Classroom is a huge tool for teachers. It’s an awesome tool for differentiating instruction with students. You can share different readings and assignments and comment on students’ work with personalized critiques.

For more information on how you can use Google Classroom for your students check out “Getting Googled – Your Students Will Never Lose Their Homework Again”.


Newsela is great for differentiating instruction because it offers reading material at all reading levels. Newsela also provides quizzes, annotations, and writing prompts based on the reading.


TED Talks are familiar to many of us now. TED-Ed offers talks in a range of subjects that will keep students entertained, educated, and inspired.


Padlet is an app used to organize and collab with peers. Students create online boards using templates. You can insert text, images, videos, and links all in one place.

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