I wonder if you have seen this example of Problem Based Jewish Education.
http://jewishedd.blogspot.com/2011/11/project-based-learning-and-big-flip.html?spref=tw Note this YouTube on Mishna Zevachim 14:6 :…
Added by Richard D Solomon, PhD on November 30, 2011 at 8:11am — No Comments
Reading chapter 9 sparked my interest in virtual field trips. At Sinai Akiba our gesher class always visits the local fire station as part of their unit on community. Quite often our children arrive at the fire station and the fire fighters are either away on a call or have to leave soon after the children arrive at the fire station. A virtual trip like this one on You Tube …Continue
In preparation for this course-assigned post, I undertook to learn about Inspiration, something I have never tried before. I went through the entire tutorial to the point that I have a working knowledge of the very basics of the program. It is evident that much flexibility is built into it and I am certain that with a few more hours of time and experimentation I will learn more about how to utilize the program to conform to my needs.
My concern with Inspiration—and, again, I’m a…Continue
Added by Laurence Scheindlin on November 28, 2011 at 11:05pm — No Comments
Still reading Technology Integration For Meaningful Classroom Use, and here are some interesting questions from pg. 203: “When you select the ‘I agree’ button, do you actually know what you are agreeing to? Do you know whether you can have multiple copies of the program? Can you share it with other teachers? Is there a limit to how long you can use it? What if it’s just for educational purposes?” I find I have similar discussions…Continue
Added by Aaron Feigenbaum on November 28, 2011 at 12:21am — No Comments
Often, when speaking to friends or relatives who work in the
public school system, I will be asked how our school’s test scores were this
past year. Thank Gd, our students do
beautifully on the standardized tests we administer each year for grades 2 – 7. In their public school world, the scores on
the state tests often drive much of their instruction. We in private school are able to focus on
using multiple means of assessment that gives us…
Added by Rebecca Troodler on November 26, 2011 at 11:29pm — No Comments
After a month of paperless classes, learning was going strong. Here are 5 of my most meaningful observations:
1- Students with organizational issues were excelling using their 'digital backpacks' and were championing their time management. (Ironically those same students weren't necessarily excelling in their other subjects.) Two students who I spoke with mentioned they enjoyed learning with a computer and they felt good about themselves because they were staying organized with…
This is one my favorite talks on the use of technology in education. I don't want to spoil the fun of watching it but, in a nutshell, Meyer, a weblogging high school math teacher, talks about how he approaches the challenge of motivating his students to think about math in a fresh, new way, and how he transforms them into "patient problem-solvers." In his introduciton, he says:
I teach high school math. I sell a…
Added by Seth Dimbert on November 23, 2011 at 2:12pm — No Comments
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
Added by Dov Hochbaum on November 20, 2011 at 8:48pm — No Comments
After recently finishing a most fabulous program on Ed. Tech. through Yeshiva University-IUSP and the generosity of the Jim Joseph Foundation I was ready to roll up my sleeves and showcase some of my new found abilities; I wanted to teach a paperless digital class. To a lot of people the idea of a paperless digital class is not realistic. Not all students have laptops or mobile…Continue
Added by Meir Wexler on November 20, 2011 at 7:30pm — No Comments
Added by Eliezer Jones on November 18, 2011 at 12:30pm — No Comments
Legacy Heritage Fund is proud to share with you its newest effort to integrate technology into Jewish education: Dah Bear, a Hebrew language tool which will encourage higher levels of Hebrew vocabulary mastery by students. This dynamic new educational online tool is free of charge and intended for use by teachers and students in school and at home.
Teachers may easily submit…Continue
Added by MarciKaroll on November 15, 2011 at 2:00pm — No Comments
Dear Friends and YU YUsers,
I recently came across something that looks very interesting.
Anyone out there know about this?
Anyone out there using this?
I look forward to your replies...
All the best
Added by Frank Samuels on November 14, 2011 at 3:57pm — No Comments
In this Wall Street Journal article from Nov 12, 2011, My Teacher Is an App, homeschoolers offer their opinions on home schooling. An increased number of children today are homeschooling. The educational benefits have long been acclaimed, but social concerns are high. How do these homeschoolers learn to cope in social experiences and deal with conflict resolution? The homeschoolers…Continue
I saw the below article as I finished reading this week’s chapter which focused on the importance of using student data to set goals and creating a universal design for learning.
Khan Academy Snags $5 Million To Blow Up Education
Here is an compelling anti bullying documentary (English and Japanese) about an inspiring teacher in Japan.
"In the award-winning documentary Children Full of Life, a fourth-grade class in a primary school in Kanazawa, northwest of Tokyo, learn lessons about compassion from their homeroom teacher, Toshiro Kanamori. He instructs each to write their true inner feelings in a letter, and read it aloud in front of the class. By sharing their lives,…
Added by Irit Eliyahu on November 11, 2011 at 2:44pm — No Comments
This week we focused on the various models for computer use within the classroom. Much of the way in which computers are used focuses on the actual availability of computers in the classroom. Is a classroom equipped with one computer, a few computers or are enough computers available for each student in the class?
I started to think about our school and the fact that we have one computer in each classroom, thus limiting a teachers’ ability to plan in-class group project…Continue
You can read, here, all about the history and reasons for the #NoOfficeDay I took this week at our school.
So...how was it?
It was super fun!
So much fun that I was telling someone that evening that I didn't want to go back to work the next day because I knew I'd have to make it Jon's #OfficeDayToMakeUpForNoOfficeDay!
But it was well worth it! It was so great to spend the day…Continue
Added by Jon Mitzmacher on November 7, 2011 at 7:50am — No Comments
A new customised Hebrew Teaching Tool that teachers can submit their volcabulary lists and can give their students to study the words in many different formats flashcards, games, lists and tests.