Monday, January 10, 2011
List of additional web-based cartoon creation tools that can be used in the Judaic Studies blended learning classroom and for mentoring 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 additional web-based cartoon creation tools that can be used in the Judaic Studies blended learning classroom and for mentoring pre-service and in-service 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: Although Pikistrips 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. For example, here is a CoP you might want to join.
Click here to find a list of additional web 2.0 cartoon tools that can be incorporated into Judaic instruction and the mentoring and training of pre-service and in-service educators.
On the next post we will begin our discussion of the application of web-based photo sharing tools for Judaic instruction and teacher training. The first photo sharing web tool we will explore is Flickr.