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Monday, November 24, 2014

Introduction to Stoodle, a collaborative whiteboard 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, Stoodle, a collaborative whiteboard web tool and 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 Stoodle 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: Stoodle can be used in a face to face and virtual classroom.

What is Stoodle?

Stoodle is a collaborative whiteboard app and web tool.


Where is Stoodle located on the internet?

Where can I find tutorials demonstrating how to use Stoodle?

Click on the links below to find tutorial on how to use Stoodle:




On the next post we will discuss how the web tool and app, Stoodle, can be used to promote instruction in the blended learning classroom.

Friday, November 21, 2014

How the collaborative whiteboard app, Group Board, can be used to promote Judaic 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 Group Board, a collaborative whiteboard app, 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 Group Board 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: Group Board can be used in a face to face and virtual classroom.

What is Group Board?

Group Board is a collaborative whiteboard app.


Where is Group Board located on the internet?


Note: Group Board is a free app at the Apple App and Google play App Store. See the links below:



How the collaborative whiteboard app, Group Board, can be used to promote Judaic instruction and to mentor/train Jewish educators

Click here to see an example of how Group Board, can be used to promote Judaic instruction and to train/mentor pre-service and in-service Jewish educators.


On the next post we will begin our discussion of another collaborative whiteboard web tool, Stoodle.

Thursday, November 20, 2014

How the collaborative whiteboard app, Group Board, 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 Group Board, a collaborative whiteboard app, 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 Group Board 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: Group Board can be used in a face to face and virtual classroom.

What is Group Board?

Group Board is a collaborative whiteboard app.


Where is Group Board located on the internet?


Note: Group Board is a free app at the Apple App and Google play App Store. See the links below:



How the collaborative whiteboard app, Group Board, can be used to promote Judaic instruction and to mentor/train Jewish educators

Click on the links below to find web resources explaining how Group Board, a whiteboard app, can be used to promote learning in the face to face and virtual classroom:




On the next post we will discuss how the collaborative whiteboard app, Group Board, can be used to promote Judaic instruction and to mentor/train Jewish educators.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Introduction to Group Board 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 GroupBoard, 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 Group Board 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: Group Board can be used in a face to face and virtual classroom.

What is Group Board?

Group Board is a collaborative whiteboard app.


Where is Group Board located on the internet?


Note: Group Board is a free app at the Apple App and Google play App Store. See the links below:


Where can I find tutorials demonstrating how to use Group Board?

Click on the links below to find tutorials on how to use Group Board:



On the next post we will discuss how the collaborative whiteboard app, Group Board, can be used to promote instruction in the blended learning classroom.

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