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  • 1. Digital Natives and Digital Immigrants in the Jewish Studies Class
    • Daniel Held
    • [email_address]
  • 2. Today’s Plan
    • Defining Digital Immigrants and Digital Natives
    • Exploring and debating learning styles
    • General web resources
    • Jewish content resources
    • Jewish web-based methodologies
  • 3. Digital Natives and Immigrants
    • A digital native is a person who has grown up with digital technology such as computers, the Internet, mobile phones and MP3.
    • A digital immigrant is an individual who grew up without digital technology and adopted it later.
    • Examples:
        • A digital native might refer to their new "camera"; a digital immigrant might refer to their new "digital camera".
        • To find an address, a digital native might turn to www.maps.google.com while a digital immigrant might open a map book.
  • 4. Digital Native Learners Digital Immigrant Teachers
    • Prefer receiving information quickly from multiple multimedia sources.
    • Prefer slow and controlled release of information from limited sources
    • Prefer parallel processing and multitasking.
    • Prefer singular processing and single or limited tasking.
    • Prefer processing pictures, sounds and video before text.
    • Prefer to provide text before pictures, sounds and video.
    • Prefer random access to hyperlinked multimedia information.
    • Prefer to provide information linearly, logically and sequentially.
    • Prefer to interact/network simultaneously with many others.
    • Prefer students to work independently rather than network and interact.
    • Prefer to learn “just-in-time.”
    • Prefer to teach “just-in-case” (it’s on the exam).
    • Prefer instant gratification and instant rewards.
    • Prefer deferred gratification and deferred rewards
    • Prefer learning that is relevant, instantly useful and fun.
    • Prefer to teach to the curriculum guide and standardized tests.
  • 5. Changes in Teaching and Learning
  • 6. Reading the newspaper
    • How would a digital immigrant read the paper?
    • How would a digital native read the paper?
            • www.nytimes.com
  • 7. Blogging
    • A blog (a portmanteau of web log) is a website where entries are written in chronological order and commonly displayed in reverse chronological order.
    • Many blogs provide commentary or news on a particular subject; others function as more personal online diaries.
    • A typical blog combines text, images, and links to other blogs, web pages, and other media related to its topic.
    • The ability for readers to leave comments in an interactive format is an important part of many blogs.
  • 8. Blogging
    • Nach Yomi - http://pereknachyomi.blogspot.com /
    • Politics Blog - https://www.edline.net/pages/TCK/Classes/CPW4U___-01
    • Ethics Class Blog - http://ethics5768.blogspot.com /
    • Creating a Blog http://www.teachertube.com/view_video.php?viewkey=69c7625333bedafbfcaf
  • 9. The Google Family
    • Google Reader
    • Google searches
    • Google Timeline
    • Google Maps
  • 10. Google Reader http://www.google.com/reader/view/
  • 11. Google Timelines http://www.google.com/views?q=Jewish+view:timeline&vwms=&vwme=&hl=en&vws=-758450&vwe=-681450&sa=N&ct=tlhist
  • 12. Google Maps http://maps.google.com /
  • 13. Google searches
    • birthday bill clinton
    • birthplace bill clinton
    • president israel
    • weather jerusalem
    • 1 canadian dollar in israeli shekels
    www.google.com
  • 14. Wikipedia
    • Wikipedia is a multilingual, web-based, encyclopedia project.
    • As of November 3, 2007 it had over 2,075,000 articles consisting of over 902,000,000 words
    http://www.wikipedia.org /
  • 15. Using wikipedia in class
    • Searching for up-to-date information
    • Creating your own wiki - http://www.wikispaces.com /
    • Wikipedia in Hebrew http://he.wikipedia.org/wiki/%D7%A2%D7%9E%D7%95%D7%93_%D7%A8%D7%90%D7%A9%D7%99
  • 16. Facebook
    • As of October 2007, 42 million registered users. Expected to pass 60 million users by the end of the year
    • Ranked a one of top 10-20 websites - number one for photos with over 8.5 millions photos uploaded daily
    • On October 24, 2007, the Associated Press reported Microsoft had bought a 1.6% share of the company for $240 million.
  • 17. Facebook as a Pedagogic Tool http://hs.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1071870092
  • 18. Teaching Texts
    • Texts online
    • How to read texts online
    • Class projects
  • 19. Mechon Mamre http://www.mechon-mamre.org /
  • 20. ORT Bible II http://www.bible.ort.org/intro1.asp?lang=1
  • 21. Structure of Mikra’ot Gedolot http://www.acs.ucalgary.ca/%7Eelsegal/TalmudMap/MG.html
  • 22. Structure of a Daf of Gemara http://www.acs.ucalgary.ca/~elsegal/TalmudPage.html
  • 23. Teaching Gemara Online http://www.e-daf.com /
  • 24. Class Projects
  • 25. Talmud Group Projects http://www.chatrh.org/elu_metziot/
  • 26. http://www.geocities.com/pittinsky/
  • 27. Webquests http://jwit.webinstituteforteachers.org/~naphhoff/webquest/
  • 28. Hagadah online http://www.chatrh.org/haggadah/index2.htm