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What Are Ways Students Can Learn Through Collaboration and Reflection?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jane Taubenfeld Cohen Dec 7, 2011. 3 Replies

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BLENDED LEARNING; HOW MUCH IS ENOUGH?

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At Envision Academy in Oakland, CA, students who struggle with math are learning in a blended environment. The results of the pilot…Continue

Do Schools Kill Creativity?

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Pesach clip

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How Moshe used technology to get out of Egypt: very funny short Pesach clip by Aish recommended to  show your students! …Continue

 

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Reflecting on Educational Technology

I am definitely in favor of incorporating educational technology in today’s learning environment. I can’t even see my students without turning on a computer, let alone think about engaging them with lots of different methods, technology included. In this course on Educational Technology, I have been exposed to and encouraged to use additional tools to enhance my teaching and learning experience. I think a major factor was also to continue conquering whatever ‘fear’ factors that might have been…See More
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Student Blogging

Blogging is very different for adults and students. Adults use it as a way to expand their PLN, express their thoughts d about professional or personal topics and air their feelings. If we as teachers request students to blog, this changes the whole nature of a place to 'air your feelings.' Part of the fun of blogging is wondering who will read it and how they will react. Students know their teachers and fellow students will be reading it, and even grading or critiquing it. This is fine to do,…See More
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JconnecTing

Each week, I teach seven students in nine different cities in an online supplementary school called JconnecT. Background: The program began two years ago, when I met Rabbi Gil Perl at the NAJDS conference. He was looking to provide Jewish education to middle school students, specifically in the south, whose Jewish day school tend to end at grade 6. His high school dorm, at the Margolin Hebrew Academy in Memphis, is a great alternative for southern residents, but not till the ninth grade. I had…See More
Jan 30, 2012
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Cultural Diversity Unifies: Africa and Israel meet in NJ!

In this week's reading, there was much emphasis on developing cultural understanding with students. There are many ways to evaluate students cultural preferences, both with technology, and with good old paper and pen. While some North American schools I've conducted distance learning sessions in are rather homogeneous, others have very different students from very different backgrounds. But an experience in the Frisch School in Paramus, NJ, took this to a whole other level. I think authors of…See More
Dec 19, 2011
Jane Taubenfeld Cohen replied to Semadar Goldstein's discussion What Are Ways Students Can Learn Through Collaboration and Reflection?
"I think reflection is a skill.  We are agreeing....   I think best practice includes more skills but not entirely-  All this stems from the sense that content  is easier to find than ever before but that we need to know what to…"
Dec 7, 2011
Semadar Goldstein replied to Semadar Goldstein's discussion What Are Ways Students Can Learn Through Collaboration and Reflection?
"Jane, I think skills or content definitely plays a part, but reflection should be allowed for every class, otherwise, how do we know what's behind rote student responses? Yet, I find that when pressed for time, reflection is the first thing I…"
Dec 7, 2011
Jane Taubenfeld Cohen replied to Semadar Goldstein's discussion What Are Ways Students Can Learn Through Collaboration and Reflection?
"Doesn't it depend on whether the curriculum is about skills or content?  I am not suggesting that there is no need for content based goals, but I think curriculum now needs to teach those skills that can be applied to any new learning.…"
Dec 7, 2011
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What Are Ways Students Can Learn Through Collaboration and Reflection?

In the image above from Harry Tuttle'sblog Education with Technology, he offers a few interesting perspectives of student collaboration. Now that classrooms are portable and transferable, options of student collaboration have increased significantly.…See More
Dec 6, 2011

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Jerusalem EdTech Solutions
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Israel
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Reflecting on Educational Technology

Posted on June 10, 2012 at 5:41am 0 Comments

I am definitely in favor of incorporating educational technology in today’s learning environment. I can’t even see my students without turning on a computer, let alone think about engaging them with lots of different methods, technology included. In this course on Educational Technology, I have been exposed to and encouraged to use additional tools to enhance my teaching and learning experience. I think a major factor was also to continue conquering whatever ‘fear’ factors that might have…

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Flipping Bloom's Taxonomy

Posted on May 17, 2012 at 6:22am 0 Comments

This post by Shelley Wright I recently read suggests flipping Bloom's Taxonomy to begin with 'creating' and working backwards, imitating a flipped classroom model. 

http://plpnetwork.com/2012/05/15/flipping-blooms-taxonomy/

I was excited when I read Wright's blog post and thought it has major potential to 'flip' education in the Jewish studies classroom as well. What if students went straight to…

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web 2.0 Tools - I love Lino Boards

Posted on May 17, 2012 at 6:16am 1 Comment

I love using Lino boards (www.linoit.com) and my students have given great feedback about their enjoyment in using it. I set up the Lino Board ahead of time, posting photos, videos and questions ahead of time. Students are then requested to post their…

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Comment Wall (2 comments)

At 3:35pm on February 24, 2011, Eliezer Jones said…
Hi! Welcome to the community! Hope you are doing well and it was great meeting you in LA. If you have any questions about the community feel free to message me or email me at ejones1@yu.edu
At 8:15am on March 22, 2011, Richard D Solomon, PhD said…

Hi Semadar,

 

It seems like things are doing well for you, and I am delighter.

 

Richard

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