Send Richard a voice mail message

Monday, May 21, 2012

Introduction to Noodle Tools for problem based learning

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 begin our discussion on how  teachers and students in a Judaic Studies blended learning classroom can use Noodle Tools  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 Noodle Tools 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: Noodle Tools can be used in both a physical and virtual Judaic Studies classroom.

What is Noodle Tools?

Noodle Tools is an online set of web research tools and for problem based learning including Problem-Based Jewish Learning.  

Where is  Noodle Tools  located on the web?

What kind of problem based learning research tools can Noodle Tools provide the student who is engaged in problem based learning?

  • Knowledge Base Easy-to-search database of how-to articles and expert answers to your trickiest citation questions

On the next post we will share additional research resources that one can find on Noodle Tools for problem based learning.

No comments:

Post a Comment

Jewish Education News Blog

Richard D. Solomon's Blog on Mentoring Jewish Students and Teachers