One of the most common comments of teachers is that they are always looking for “toolboxes” to help them in a given situation. Whether it is how to deal with a certain difficult child or ways to…Continue
I recently viewed a colleague giving a lesson in a flipped model. He made a video of himself reading and explaining the Gemara. He then had a worksheet that the students needed to complete on the topic which was also done on computer. This was given first at home as homework and then reinforced the next day in class.
The lesson was absolutely remarkable and I thought the teacher did a masterful job. I have to say that I have never seen such diligence on the part of the students to…Continue
The topic of the effectiveness of technology in education is one that has gotten a lot of attention, anywhere from this site to the publicity it received nationally due to the recent NY Times article. My recent parent teacher conference day led me to share my own thoughts on the matter.
In completion of my YU Partnership Ed Tech Course of 2011, I undertook to create a wiki for my 6th grade Gemara classes. The wiki contained handouts that we did in class or that were assigned…Continue