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Thursday, December 30, 2010

Tutorial I made demonstrating how Toondoo, a web-based cartoon creation tool, can be used for Judaic instruction and teacher mentoring and 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 continue our discussion on how  students in a Judaic Studies blended learning classroom can use Toondoo 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 Toondoo 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: Toondoo also be used in a face to face classroom without adding the online component.

What Is Toondoo ?
Toondoo 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 Toondoo located on the internet?
Here is the link:
Click here and watch a tutorial I made demonstrating how Toondoo can be used in the Judaic Studies blended learning classroom and for the mentoring and training of pre-service and in-service Judaic educators.

On the next post we will explore another web-based cartoon creation tool, Stripgenerator.

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