Thursday, November 18, 2010
Tutorial I made on how to use Vocaroo for Judiac Studies instruction, and the mentoring of students and teachers
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 and demonstrate on how Vocaroo, a web-based audio or voice recording tool 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: Vocaroo can also be used as a face to face classroom learning activity without adding the online component.
What is Vocaroo?
Vocaroo is a free and easy to use voice recording web-based tool for sending voice messages to others on the internet.
Click here to see and hear a tutorial I made on how to use Vocaroo for Judaic Studies instruction and the mentoring of students and teachers.
Click here and listen to my Vocaroo sound recording:
On the next post we will share a listing of other web-based audio tools you and your students can use in your Judaic Studies instruction and for pre-service and in-service training of Judaic educators.
Here is my vocoroo sound recording: http://vocaroo.com/?media=vqDc4zSf8KlGXg2mH
On the next post we will share a listing of other web-based audio tools you and your students can use in your Judaic Studies classroom or pre-service and in-service training of Judaic educators.