Thursday, October 4, 2012
Introduction to Pearltrees, a brainstorming and mindmapping web tool
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 Pearltrees can be applied in the Judaic Studies blended learning classroom, they 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: Pearltrees can be used in a face to face and virtual classroom.
What is Pearltrees?
Pearltrees is a brainstorming and mapping web tool.
Where is Pearltrees located on the internet?
Where can one find tutorials on how to use Pearltrees?
Click on the links below for tutorials on Pearltrees:
On the next post we will discuss how Pearltrees can be used to promote learning in the blended learning classroom.