Unlocking student potential: the power of edtech for differentiation

Megan White

Marketing Specialist at Atomi


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Research from our 2024 'Tech in schools' report revealed that 78% of teachers believe that technology plays a crucial role in supporting differentiation. Classrooms are more diverse than ever, with educators needing to tailor their instruction to meet the unique needs of each learner. And with technology, adapting content and designing personalised learning experiences is easier to do at scale. 

At the heart of this transformative shift is the recognition that every student deserves the support they need to thrive. Whether they’re excelling or struggling with course content, research shows that educators see edtech solutions as pivotal in adjusting teaching strategies and resources to align with their unique learning needs. 

Educator insights and survey results 

In the report, we explored the insights of over 250 teachers across Australia. Survey results found that a whopping 70% of educators believe that online learning platforms can help students who are falling behind. Furthermore, 73% of educators believe that online learning is a game-changer for catering to the unique needs of neurodiverse students. 

Differentiation can be broken down into four elements; content, process, product and learning environment. Technology has a role to play in each of these, either by giving teachers time back through digital progress tracking and reporting, or through the very content itself, personalised to the individual students' needs.

With a holistic view of student progress and performance, teachers can spot those that might need additional attention, and assign resources to best support them. 

A story of success: Kildare Catholic College

Angie Cooper, the PDHPE Coordinator at Kildare Catholic College faced the challenge of finding resources that went beyond static written notes to engage her students in a meaningful way. That's where Atomi stepped in, empowering her to cover complex concepts through mind maps, tables, and animations–transforming learning into an interactive and enjoyable experience.

Thanks to cutting-edge testing and tracking functions, Angie is now able to consistently monitor her students' performance. This allows her to adapt her teaching approach and provide personalised resources and instructions to those who may need a little extra support.

Angie shares a compelling success story from her experience, highlighting the impact of personalised learning facilitated by edtech. 

I had a Year 12 PDHPE student who set some goals for improved learning during his HSC year, and Atomi formed part of his approach to developing a more structured approach to his independent study both at school and at home. I was able to assign the relevant previous lessons to the student as tasks from the Atomi dashboard to guide the content and skills that he needed to revise. I observed some very positive changes in his application to the course, which resulted in improved results in the Trial HSC Examination.

Empowering educators, transforming learning

In this age of personalised learning, edtech is not just a tool; it's a catalyst for unlocking the full potential of each and every student. Let's continue to harness its power to create a future where education is truly tailored to the individual, providing the keys to success for learners of all abilities and backgrounds.

If you’d like to get started on creating personalised learning experiences for your students with Atomi, get in touch and a member of our team will get you set up with a free trial. 


Published on

February 7, 2024

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