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Wednesday, November 17, 2010

How audio files or podcasts can be used for Judaic Studies instruction and teacher training

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 (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 audio files or podcasts can be used for the mentoring or teacher training of Judaic educators.
Assumption: The teacher or mentor teacher has a 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 as well.
Note: 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.
Note: Audio files or podcasts can also be used as a face to face classroom learning activity without adding the online component.

Click here and listen to the 60 podcasts that Mark Smilowitz created  for teacher training and staff development through the Lookstein Center for Jewish Education.
Here are the tags for Mark's podcasts:

On the next post we will share how to make an audio or voice recording by using the web-based tool, Vocaroo.

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