As an advocate of Educational Technology I'm constantly asked by colleagues (who haven't yet seen the light!), Whats the big deal about Edtech? This usually occurs in the hallway on the way to class;…Continue
As I write these words, the excitement I felt hours ago is still here!
Those three letters basically sum up what took place today at Yavneh Academy. The first, ever, JedcampNJNY (second Jedcamp ever!) began at 9am and what an event it was! (You just didn’t want it to end!)
From the get go, educators from all over began to pour in and the connections began.
I couldn’t keep up.
Everywhere you turned another new face was ready to connect (Wow!). The…Continue
I love assessments. They’re a great way of figuring out how well your students are receiving, reacting and engaging with the learning that is going on in the classroom. Unfortunately most of us are used to utilizing only one type of assessment i.e. summative (tests, final exams, regents, SAT’s, etc.). It’s the “other” assessment which I enjoy as an educator: formative assessment.
According to the book, Transformative…Continue
YU2.0 FEATURED BLOG
In my Edtech class we recently have begun to learn about Wiki’s. I think that wikis are probably the most amazing collaborative webtool for the classroom.
What is a wiki? A wiki is a webpage (or pages) where people can collaborate and use to write, edit, and add different elements to the wiki. Think of it as one big workspace that everyone has access to and…Continue
I love technology and I believe it has and will continue to have a tremendous impact on education. But I also believe that just because something is technology, doesn't mean we must find a way to stick into the classroom.
One example of this is the concept of a virtual environment platform such as Second life. Second life is a program in which students create for themselves an avatar in which they build, interact and explore with…