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Tuesday, May 15, 2012

How Delicious can be used to facilitate learning inside and outside of the classroom

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 continue our discussion on how  teachers and students in a secular and  Judaic Studies blended learning classroom can use Delicious as a tool and  resource for Problem Based Jewish 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 or Ipads. Given parental and school approval, and the development of specific guidelines, smartphones can be used to enhance instruction as well.

Note: Although Delicious 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. 

Note: Delicious can be used in both a physical and virtual Judaic Studies classroom.

What is Delicious?

Delicious is an online tool and resource for Problem-Based Learning including Problem-Based Jewish Learning. Click here for additional details. 

Where is  Delicious  located on the web?

How Delicious can facilitate learning inside and outside of the classroom

Click on the links below and find resources on how Delicious can be used in a blended learning classroom

On the next post we will share how Delicious can be used in the Judaic Studies blended learning classroom and for the training or mentoring of pre-service and in-service Judaic educators.

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