Our hope is that this blog will become a
forum in which people can exchange ideas on how to recruit, develop and retain exceptional Jewish educators
through mentoring and e-mentoring students, teaching candidates,
and teachers in our day and supplemental schools. The present focus of this blog is to empower Jewish teachers, administrators, teacher trainers, consultants, and staff developers to integrate web technology (i.e. web tools and apps) into their teaching and teacher training.
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Tuesday, November 10, 2015
Introduction to YouTube for Teachers, a free video sharing website or platform
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 of how
the web tool YouTube for Teachers, a
free video sharing website or platform, can be used
to promote Judaic instruction and to mentor/train Jewish educators.
Assumption: The teacher or mentor
teacher has an 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 YouTube for
Teachers 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: YouTube for
Teachers can be used in a face to face and virtual classroom.
What is YouTube for
YouTube for Teachers is a website or platform where educators
discuss how to use YouTube to enhance classroom learning.
YouTube for Teachers “was
created to help teachers leverage video to educate, engage and inspire their
students. Here you will find tips and tricks for bringing YouTube into the
classroom, as well as over 400 video playlists curated by CUE and aligned with
the Common Core. YouTube.com/Teachers is part of YouTube's larger educational
initiative, YouTube EDU, featuring more than 700K educational videos created by
leading experts and organizations such as PBS, TEDEd, and Khan Academy”.