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Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Introduction to Jot! Whiteboard Free a collaborative whiteboard app


When mentoring our pre-service and in-service teachers we need to describe and model both research-based and clinically tested best practices, and demonstrate how these best practices can be applied in the real (i.e. physical) and virtual (i.e. online) classroom for both teaching and teacher training. The combination of face to face instruction in a physical setting and online learning is called blended learning. In this section of the blog we will describe how the internet can serve as a supplemental resource for instruction and the mentoring of pre-service and in-service Jewish educators. In this post we will begin our discussion of how Jot! Whiteboard Free, a collaborative whiteboard app, can be used to promote  Judaic instruction and to  mentor/train pre-service and in-service Jewish educators.  



Assumption: The teacher or mentor teacher has an interactive white board (i.e. SMART Board, Promethean, etc.), a Tablet PC (also called a Slate or Blade), a computer presenter or computer with internet access attached to an LCD projector in the classroom. It would be ideal if students or mentees had access to their own laptop computers or iPads. Given parental and school approval, and the development of specific guidelines, smartphones can be used to enhance instruction as well.

Note: Although Jot! Whiteboard Free can be applied in the Judaic Studies blended learning classroom, it can be also be used for training pre-service and in-service Jewish educators for professional or staff development. It is our hope that Jewish educators around the globe will form an online community of practice, a CoP, a group of people who share an interest, a craft, and/or a profession, to enhance the delivery of instruction and training of Jewish educators. For example, here is a CoP you might want to join. 

Note: Jot! Whiteboard Free can be used in a face to face and virtual classroom.

What is Jot! Whiteboard Free?

Jot! Whiteboard Free is a collaborative whiteboard app.


Where is the collaborative app, Jot! Whiteboard Free, located on the internet?




Where can I find tutorials demonstrating how to use Jot! Whiteboard Free?

Click on the links below to find tutorials on how to use Jot! Whiteboard Free:




On the next post we will discuss how the collaborative whiteboard app, Jot! Whiteboard Free, can be used to promote instruction in the blended learning classroom.

Monday, March 2, 2015

How the web tool for collaboration, Lucid Press, can be used to promote instruction and to mentor/train Jewish educators



When mentoring our pre-service and in-service teachers we need to describe and model both research-based and clinically tested best practices, and demonstrate how these best practices can be applied in the real (i.e. physical) and virtual (i.e. online) classroom for both teaching and teacher training. The combination of face to face instruction in a physical setting and online learning is called blended learning. In this section of the blog we will describe how the internet can serve as a supplemental resource for instruction and the mentoring of pre-service and in-service Jewish educators. In this post we will discuss how Lucid Press, a web tool and app that facilitates collaboration, can be used to promote Judaic instruction and to mentor/train Jewish educators.

Assumption: The teacher or mentor teacher has an interactive white board (i.e. SMART Board, Promethean, etc.), a Tablet PC (also called a Slate or Blade), a computer presenter or computer with internet access attached to an LCD projector in the classroom. It would be ideal if students or mentees had access to their own laptop computers or iPads. Given parental and school approval, and the development of specific guidelines, smartphones can be used to enhance instruction as well.

Note: Although Lucid Press can be applied in the Judaic Studies blended learning classroom, it can be also be used for training pre-service and in-service Jewish educators for professional or staff development. It is our hope that Jewish educators around the globe will form an online community of practice, a CoP, a group of people who share an interest, a craft, and/or a profession, to enhance the delivery of instruction and training of Jewish educators. For example, here is a CoP you might want to join. 

Note: Lucid Press can be used in a face to face and virtual classroom.

What is Lucid Press?

Lucid Press is a collaborative web tool and app.

Where is  Lucid Press located on the internet?


Note: the link for the Chrome app for Lucid Press is as follows:


How the web tool for collaboration, Lucid Press, can be used to promote instruction and to mentor/train Jewish educators

Click on the links below and find examples  showing how Lucid Press, a web tool that facilitates collaboration, can be used to promote Judaic instruction and to train/mentor pre-service and in-service Jewish educators:



Below you will find an image of a Lucid Press publication with a Judaic theme:



On the next post we will begin our exploration of Jot Whiteboard Free, a collaborative whiteboard app,  that can be used to promote Judaic instruction and to  mentor/train pre-service and in-service Jewish educators.

Friday, February 27, 2015

How the web tool for collaboration, Lucid Press, can be used to promote instruction in the blended learning classroom



When mentoring our pre-service and in-service teachers we need to describe and model both research-based and clinically tested best practices, and demonstrate how these best practices can be applied in the real (i.e. physical) and virtual (i.e. online) classroom for both teaching and teacher training. The combination of face to face instruction in a physical setting and online learning is called blended learning. In this section of the blog we will describe how the internet can serve as a supplemental resource for instruction and the mentoring of pre-service and in-service Jewish educators. In this post we will discuss how Lucid Press, a web tool and app that facilitates collaboration, can be used to promote instruction in the blended learning classroom.


Assumption: The teacher or mentor teacher has an interactive white board (i.e. SMART Board, Promethean, etc.), a Tablet PC (also called a Slate or Blade), a computer presenter or computer with internet access attached to an LCD projector in the classroom. It would be ideal if students or mentees had access to their own laptop computers or iPads. Given parental and school approval, and the development of specific guidelines, smartphones can be used to enhance instruction as well.

Note: Although Lucid Press can be applied in the Judaic Studies blended learning classroom, it can be also be used for training pre-service and in-service Jewish educators for professional or staff development. It is our hope that Jewish educators around the globe will form an online community of practice, a CoP, a group of people who share an interest, a craft, and/or a profession, to enhance the delivery of instruction and training of Jewish educators. For example, here is a CoP you might want to join. 

Note: Lucid Press can be used in a face to face and virtual classroom.

What is Lucid Press?

Lucid Press is a collaborative web tool and app.

Where is  Lucid Press located on the internet?


Note: the link for the Chrome app for Lucid Press is as follows:


How the web tool for collaboration, Lucid Press, can be used to promote instruction in the blended learning classroom

Click on the links below and find resources explaining how Lucid Press, a web tool that facilitates collaboration, can be used in the face to face and virtual classroom:




On the next post we will discuss how the web tool for collaboration, Lucid Press, can be used to promote instruction and to mentor/train Jewish educators.

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Introduction to Lucid Press a collaboration web tool and app



When mentoring our pre-service and in-service teachers we need to describe and model both research-based and clinically tested best practices, and demonstrate how these best practices can be applied in the real (i.e. physical) and virtual (i.e. online) classroom for both teaching and teacher training. The combination of face to face instruction in a physical setting and online learning is called blended learning. In this section of the blog we will describe how the internet can serve as a supplemental resource for instruction and the mentoring of pre-service and in-service Jewish educators. In this post we will begin our discussion of how Lucid Press, a web tool and app that facilitates collaboration, can be used to promote  Judaic instruction and to  mentor/train pre-service and in-service Jewish educators.  


Assumption: The teacher or mentor teacher has an interactive white board (i.e. SMART Board, Promethean, etc.), a Tablet PC (also called a Slate or Blade), a computer presenter or computer with internet access attached to an LCD projector in the classroom. It would be ideal if students or mentees had access to their own laptop computers or iPads. Given parental and school approval, and the development of specific guidelines, smartphones can be used to enhance instruction as well.

Note: Although Lucid Press can be applied in the Judaic Studies blended learning classroom, it can be also be used for training pre-service and in-service Jewish educators for professional or staff development. It is our hope that Jewish educators around the globe will form an online community of practice, a CoP, a group of people who share an interest, a craft, and/or a profession, to enhance the delivery of instruction and training of Jewish educators. For example, here is a CoP you might want to join. 

Note: Lucid Press can be used in a face to face and virtual classroom.

What is Lucid Press?

Lucid Press is a collaborative web tool and app.

Where is  Lucid Press located on the internet?


Note: the link for the Chrome app for Lucid Press is as follows:


Where can I find tutorials demonstrating how to use Lucid Press?

Click on the links below to find tutorial on how to use Lucid Press:




On the next post we will discuss how the web tool for collaboration, Lucid Press, can be used to promote instruction in the blended learning classroom.

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