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Monday, March 19, 2012 as a website for Jewish Finder games

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 discuss  how the website, BabagaNewz, is an excellent resource for Jewish finder games. 

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 Ipads. Given parental and school approval, and the development of specific guidelines, smartphones can be used to enhance instruction as well.

Note: Although BabagaNewz Games 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. 

What is BabagaNewz Games?

BabagaNewz Games is a collection of online educational games (i.e. Jewpardy, puzzles, arcade, trivia, Hebrew, finder etc.) that can be applied within the Judaic Studies physical and virtual classroom.

Where is  BabagaNewz Games located on the web?

What are the Jewish finder games that are available through BabagaNewz online?

Click on the following Jewish finder games that BabagaNewz has produced online:

On the next post we will discuss the online Jewish educational games produced by .

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