Friday, November 19, 2010
Listing of other web-based audio tools that can be used in the Judaic Studies blended learning classroom and for the mentoring and training of pre-service and in-service Judaic 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 (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 list a number of web-based audio or voice recording tools can be applied in the Judaic Studies blended learning classroom, and the mentoring and staff development 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: The audio tools listed below can also be used in a face to face classroom without adding the online component.
Here is a listing of additional audio tools that can be used in the Judaic Studies blended learning classroom and for the mentoring of pre-service and in-service Judaic educators:
Audio Flash for the PC: To see a tutorial on Audio Flash click here.
Garageband for the Mac: To see a tutorial on Garageband click here.
Aviary Audio Editor (also called Myna): To see a tutorial on how to use Myna to make audio files or podcasts click here.
To watch a tutorial on how to use PodOmatic click here.
See this listing of additional free audio tools in Wikipedia by clicking here.
See this listing of audio recording tools listed on Wikispaces by clicking here.
On the next post we will begin our discussion of web-based animation tools. The first one we will exlore is Voki.