YU2.0 FEATURED BLOG
When Jean Piaget (1896-1980) theorized on Social Constructivism, the world was much simpler and smaller. Piaget's theory of constructivism argues that we produce knowledge and form meaning based upon our experiences. As a psychologist,…Continue
Added by Alisa R. Watman on April 23, 2013 at 2:30pm — No Comments
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 never knew wikis could be so much fun! I am astounded with how easy it is to create and edit a wiki. I feel that this is something I really can use in my class.
Added by Miriam Strulowicz on April 21, 2013 at 1:23pm — No Comments
Appolearning.com is a wonderful site for getting intelligent choices of worthwhile and heuristically valuable iPad Apps.
In addition, please follow my constantly updated Educational Technology - Yeshiva Edition page on Scoopit.com:
Added by Rabbi David Etengoff on April 17, 2013 at 8:46am — No Comments
Torah Studies with the iPad is “insanely great” because…
Can you complete the sentence? I keep thinking about this and still do not know the answer. Sure, there are advantages to having an all-around tool that can be used to take pictures, record, and take notes, but those will enhance any classroom. I wanted to know if there is anything that specifically makes the Chumash or Gemara easier for the students to learn
Recently, I bumped into a colleague from another school and…Continue
Added by rabbipollock on April 17, 2013 at 2:30am — No Comments
YU2.0 FEATURED BLOG
You are an OK teacher, but sometimes the kids drift off in your class. Or you explain a concept for five minutes and the…Continue
Added by Shira Hochheimer on April 16, 2013 at 11:00pm — No Comments
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
Added by Tova Taragin on April 16, 2013 at 7:45am — No Comments
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
Added by Tova Taragin on April 14, 2013 at 3:41pm — No Comments
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
Added by Michael Bitton on April 14, 2013 at 10:30am — No Comments
Dear YU 2.0'ers,
Take a look at this cool clip from JerusalemU Online.
And - try to make something similar with your students. It is do-able, but challenging!
Don't forget to tweet with us on Monday night and Tuesday
Added by Frank Samuels on April 12, 2013 at 12:10pm — No Comments
YU2.0 FEATURED BLOG
So your school came into a large donation or grant and handed a 12 year old a $400 toy with the hope that this academic year will be one of great achievement, enhanced learning and collaboration with their peers. Uh oh. What did we do? Middle school students lose things all the time, they are not the most careful of age…Continue
Added by Hanna Shekhter on April 12, 2013 at 12:00am — No Comments
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In college, after declaring myself a computer science major, I spent way too many hours in the computer lab drawing and re-drawing the flow charts for the complex algorithms. I learned the hard way the importance of planning ahead. As my blended course…Continue
Added by Alisa R. Watman on April 10, 2013 at 10:30am — No Comments
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
Added by Tova Taragin on April 7, 2013 at 4:35pm — No Comments
In the next few months, most teachers will be finding out which classes/grades they'll be teaching for the following year. I wanted to share some thoughts. Please share your opi…Continue
As we head into the end of Pesach - something for you to do when the world is back to "chometz" normal.
If you missed my session at the SLS TICAL Virtual conference on Thursday, here is the link to the recording:…Continue
Added by Frank Samuels on March 31, 2013 at 2:52pm — No Comments
My third grade computer class was embarking on a research project about Native Americans in the state of Maryland. I have a very close working relationship with the general studies teacher, who despite her age (late 60′s) is very excited about integrating the use of technology in her classroom. As ed tech coach I helped her accomplish this for this project.
Mrs. R. and I met a few times to brainstorm our ideas. Since the students are only third graders we decided that giving them free…Continue
Added by Tova Taragin on March 28, 2013 at 7:39am — No Comments
This Thursday, for many of my sins, I will be presenting a session as part of the inaugural 2013 School Leadership Summit (SchoolLeadershipSummit.com)
This is a virtual world-wide conference (well - I guess "virtual" means - that there is no geographic location necessary) that has been set up by TICAL. (Technology Information Centre for Administrative Leadership)
I found them because of…
Added by Frank Samuels on March 25, 2013 at 10:54am — No Comments
I was very excited to be introduced to a new tool that I can use in my histroy classroom: Google Earth. I always knew about Google Earth, and I have used it countless times just for fun or entertainment, looking for my house, familiar or famous landmarks and the like. However, as I was reading about how to use it in the classroom, I realized it can be a very exciting educational tool as well, especially for me as a history teacher. When learning about the Palace of Versailles, I could have…Continue
Added by Molly Hazan on March 23, 2013 at 10:21pm — No Comments