A science teacher in my school gave her students an assignment to follow the moon every night and report on it. I suggested combining it with teaching about the lunar Jewish calendar and to tie it…Continue
What is the role of the ed tech coach when it comes to suggesting new apps or software in the classroom?One of my roles in my school is to be an ed tech coach, to aid classroom teachers in…Continue
I am going to Israel and missing 2 sessions of my classes. I am looking for good lesson plan - digital citizenship & Torah values for middle school kids explore & create while i"m away.…Continue
As part of my assignment for YU's "Educational Technology" certificate program, I was assigned to post a file on YU2.0 which deals with meeting the needs of diverse learners. I found an excellent…Continue
Education, as I experienced it in the second half of the 20th century is quite different from the education that my younger grandchildren are experiencing now, and dramatically different than the education I hope my great grandchildren will be familiar with.
Educational technology is one of the main ways a teacher can change from being the “sage on the stage,” to the “guide on the side.” Education today, has to be learning anywhere, anyway, by any means. Students…Continue
This assignment was supposed to be a blog about our favorite Web 2.0 tools. How can I even think of limiting it to one favorite. Until 3 years ago, I had no idea that Web 2.0 existed. I signed up for a course in NY on “web 2.0 in the classroom,” not even knowing what Web 2.0 was. Wow, that opened a new world to me.
How do I use Web 2.0? From the time I wake up, I am using it. When I get up, I check my…Continue
I tried navigating Second Life and frankly do not see the beauty or the need for it in education. I found it hard to navigate and actually got a little nauseous trying to find the treasures. It did not even hold my interest enough, to want to go back and explore more on Second Life. I am also not sure, I accomplished what was asked of me in the assignment.
I went into YU2.0 and tried looking at other blogs about Second Life. I went into Eliezer Jones' Second Life about the Kotel. I…Continue
Since I went to ISTE for the past 2 years, I wasn’t interested in watching a video of one of the sessions. Since we are a 1;1 iPad school, in some grades, my principal asked me to “attend” an online webinar (6 days before Erev Pesach) on “Implementing Best Practices in Planning for 1:1 iPad Programs”. With Meir Wexler’s permission, I am reporting on this excellent and informative webinar. …Continue