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Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Introduction to, a web-based cartoon creation tool that can be used for Judaic instruction, for mentoring 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 begin our discussion on how  students in a Judaic Studies blended learning classroom can use
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.
NoteAlthough 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 growth 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.
Note: can also be used in a face to face classroom without adding the online component.

What Is is a web-based cartoon tool that can be used for both Judaic Studies blended learning classroom and for the mentoring and training of  pre-service and in-service Judaic educators.

Where is located on the internet?

Click here to see a tutorial on how to make a comic strip using .

On the next post we will share many different ways that can be used in the classroom to promote learning.

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