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Friday, May 18, 2012

List of additional bookmarking and problem based research investigative and collaboration tools like Delicious and Diigo

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 a list of additional web-based tools and resources for engaging students in Problem Based Jewish Learning as alternatives to Delicious and Diigo.

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: The list of problem based learning  tools and resources listed below can be applied in the Judaic Studies blended learning classroom; these web tools 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: The list of additional problem based learning tools and resources can be applied in the onsite and online Judaic Studies classroom.

List of additional bookmarking and problem based research investigative and collaboration tools like Delicious and Diigo

Click on the links below for alternative web tools to Delicious and Diigo:

On the next post we will explore another problem based learning investigative web tool, Noodle Tools.

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