Webb's Depth of Knowledge

Depth of Knowledge: 4 DoK Levels & Proven Strategies to Increase Rigor

In theory, Norman Webb’s Depth of Knowledge (DoK) makes sense. But, many teachers feel they’re missing a puzzle piece. 🧩

That’s because there are hurdles to consistently applying each of the four DoK levels in your classroom, from recall and reproduction to extended critical thinking.

Above all, it demands creativity and calculated preparation to deliver engaging tasks that range in complexity — all while providing scaffolding.

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What Is Project Based Learning? 10 Best PBL Ideas to Boost Outcomes

For some teachers, project-based learning (PBL) is classroom bliss.

Students work together to investigate an authentic and nuanced problem. They build curriculum-aligned skills in the process. They’re rewarded with enhanced communication and problem-solving skills.

But organizing and running suitable PBL activities isn’t always easy, as the pedagogy is surrounded by debate and takes form in a range of exercises.

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How to use Prodigy for formative assessments

Determining student comprehension as you teach facilitates effective instruction, but delivering and evaluating formative assessments can be a time drain.

To simplify this process, you can deliver formative assessments through Prodigy Math’s engaging game-based learning environment. And you’ll automatically track results within your teacher account!

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5 Easy Steps for Gamification in Education

Let’s assume you already know the “whys” behind gamification in education: why it works, why it’s backed by research, and why so many teachers love it.

Now, let’s focus on the next step: how to gamify your classroom.

While there are a range of different methods and opinions on the best ways to do it, we’ve performed the research and broken down five actionable steps to gamify education. 

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3 Easy Steps to Differentiate Using Prodigy

It’s one of the toughest parts of teaching math.

But differentiating instruction for each student is one of the most effective methods of addressing their unique skills deficits.

You can use Prodigy to simplify math content differentiation. You’ll deliver specific in-game problems to each student — or distinct student groups — in three quick steps!

You can teach from home while your students learn from home. Take advantage of your Assessments tool to create Plans, Assignments and Test Preps. Delivering curriculum-aligned math content will help your students keep pace and stay engaged.

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How to Put the Six Blended Learning Models into Action [+ Examples & Download]

Many teachers cannot always satisfy the learning needs and speeds of all students — whether they be gifted, struggling or anywhere between – with the limited amount of time in today’s classrooms.

Administrators can introduce blended learning to address this issue. The practice is divided into six models, which each combine traditional teaching methods with different ways of using computerized instruction.

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