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Friday, December 31, 2010

Introduction to Stripgenerator, 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 Stripgenerator as a vehicle for learning.

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: Although Stripgenerator 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.
Note: Stripgenerator also be used in a face to face classroom without adding the online component.

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

Where is Stripgenerator located on the internet?
Here is the link:
Click here to see a tutorial on how make a comic strip using Stripgenerator.

 On the next post we will share how the cartoon creation web tool, Stripgenerator, can be used to facilitate learning in the classroom.

1 comment:

  1. Many thanks for using Stripgenerator for you professional needs. If you have any suggestions on how we could improve the service to suit you even better, do not hesitate to contact me directly.

    kind regards


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