Friday, May 20, 2011
Alternative e-communication tools to Skype , Oovoo, Gmail, and Facebook for Judaic instruction and the mentoring/training or 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 (i.e. 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 share many e-communication tools like Skype , Oovoo, Gmail, and Facebook that can be used for Judaic instruction and the mentoring/training or 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 or an Ipad as well.
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On the next post we will begin our discussion of web-based screen recording tools that are free or are of low-cost.