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Friday, September 19, 2014

Introduction to Pixton a cartoon or comic strip making web tool



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 on how Pixton, a cartoon or comic strip making web tool, can be used for Judaic instruction and the mentoring/teaching of 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 Pixton 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: Pixton can be used in a face to face and virtual classroom.

What is Pixton?

Pixton is a cartoon  or comic strip making web tool.


Where is  Pixton located on the internet?


Where can I find tutorials demonstrating how to use Pixton?

Click on the links below to find tutorials on using Pixton:




On the next post we will discuss how the cartoon or comic strip making web tool, Pixton, can be used to promote instruction in the blended learning classroom.

Thursday, September 18, 2014

How the cartoon or comic strip making web tool, Chogger, 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 Chogger, a cartoon or comic strip making web tool, 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 Chogger 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: Chogger can be used in a face to face and virtual classroom.

What is Chogger?

Chogger is a cartoon  or comic strip making web tool.


Where is  Chogger located on the internet?


How the cartoon or comic strip making web tool, Chogger,  a cartoon or comic strip online application, can be used to promote Judaic instruction and to mentor/train Jewish educators

Click here and see and example of  how Chogger 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 cartoon or comic strip web tool, Pixton.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

How the cartoon or comic strip making web tool, Chogger, 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, Chogger, a cartoon or comic strip making web tool, 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 Chogger 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: Chogger can be used in a face to face and virtual classroom.

What is Chogger?

Chogger is a cartoon  or comic strip making web tool.


Where is  Chogger located on the internet?


How the cartoon or comic strip making web tool, Chogger, can be used to promote instruction in the blended learning classroom

Click on the links below and find resources explaining how Chogger can be used to promote instruction in the face to face and virtual classroom:




On the next post we will discuss how the cartoon or comic strip making web tool, Chogger, can be used to promote Judaic instruction and to mentor/train Jewish educators.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Introduction to Chogger a cartoon or comic strip making web tool



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 on how, Chogger, a cartoon or comic strip making web tool, can be used for Judaic instruction and the mentoring/teaching of 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 Chogger 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: Chogger can be used in a face to face and virtual classroom.

What is Chogger?


Chogger is a cartoon  or comic strip making web tool.


Where is  Chogger located on the internet?


Where can I find tutorials demonstrating how to use Chogger?

Click on the links below to find tutorials on using Chogger:




On the next post we will discuss how the cartoon or comic strip making web tool, Chogger, can be used to promote instruction in the blended learning classroom.

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