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Digital Natives Digital Immigrants Bjec 07

  1. 1. Digital Natives and Digital Immigrants in the Jewish Studies Class <ul><li>Daniel Held </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul>
  2. 2. Today’s Plan <ul><li>Defining Digital Immigrants and Digital Natives </li></ul><ul><li>Exploring and debating learning styles </li></ul><ul><li>General web resources </li></ul><ul><li>Jewish content resources </li></ul><ul><li>Jewish web-based methodologies </li></ul>
  3. 3. Digital Natives and Immigrants <ul><li>A digital native is a person who has grown up with digital technology such as computers, the Internet, mobile phones and MP3. </li></ul><ul><li>A digital immigrant is an individual who grew up without digital technology and adopted it later. </li></ul><ul><li>Examples: </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>A digital native might refer to their new &quot;camera&quot;; a digital immigrant might refer to their new &quot;digital camera&quot;. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>To find an address, a digital native might turn to while a digital immigrant might open a map book. </li></ul></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Digital Native Learners Digital Immigrant Teachers <ul><li>Prefer receiving information quickly from multiple multimedia sources. </li></ul><ul><li>Prefer slow and controlled release of information from limited sources </li></ul><ul><li>Prefer parallel processing and multitasking. </li></ul><ul><li>Prefer singular processing and single or limited tasking. </li></ul><ul><li>Prefer processing pictures, sounds and video before text. </li></ul><ul><li>Prefer to provide text before pictures, sounds and video. </li></ul><ul><li>Prefer random access to hyperlinked multimedia information. </li></ul><ul><li>Prefer to provide information linearly, logically and sequentially. </li></ul><ul><li>Prefer to interact/network simultaneously with many others. </li></ul><ul><li>Prefer students to work independently rather than network and interact. </li></ul><ul><li>Prefer to learn “just-in-time.” </li></ul><ul><li>Prefer to teach “just-in-case” (it’s on the exam). </li></ul><ul><li>Prefer instant gratification and instant rewards. </li></ul><ul><li>Prefer deferred gratification and deferred rewards </li></ul><ul><li>Prefer learning that is relevant, instantly useful and fun. </li></ul><ul><li>Prefer to teach to the curriculum guide and standardized tests. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Changes in Teaching and Learning
  6. 6. Reading the newspaper <ul><li>How would a digital immigrant read the paper? </li></ul><ul><li>How would a digital native read the paper? </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Blogging <ul><li>A blog (a portmanteau of web log) is a website where entries are written in chronological order and commonly displayed in reverse chronological order. </li></ul><ul><li>Many blogs provide commentary or news on a particular subject; others function as more personal online diaries. </li></ul><ul><li>A typical blog combines text, images, and links to other blogs, web pages, and other media related to its topic. </li></ul><ul><li>The ability for readers to leave comments in an interactive format is an important part of many blogs. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Blogging <ul><li>Nach Yomi - / </li></ul><ul><li>Politics Blog - </li></ul><ul><li>Ethics Class Blog - / </li></ul><ul><li>Creating a Blog </li></ul>
  9. 9. The Google Family <ul><li>Google Reader </li></ul><ul><li>Google searches </li></ul><ul><li>Google Timeline </li></ul><ul><li>Google Maps </li></ul>
  10. 10. Google Reader
  11. 11. Google Timelines
  12. 12. Google Maps /
  13. 13. Google searches <ul><li>birthday bill clinton </li></ul><ul><li>birthplace bill clinton </li></ul><ul><li>president israel </li></ul><ul><li>weather jerusalem </li></ul><ul><li>1 canadian dollar in israeli shekels </li></ul>
  14. 14. Wikipedia <ul><li>Wikipedia is a multilingual, web-based, encyclopedia project. </li></ul><ul><li>As of November 3, 2007 it had over 2,075,000 articles consisting of over 902,000,000 words </li></ul> /
  15. 15. Using wikipedia in class <ul><li>Searching for up-to-date information </li></ul><ul><li>Creating your own wiki - / </li></ul><ul><li>Wikipedia in Hebrew </li></ul>
  16. 16. Facebook <ul><li>As of October 2007, 42 million registered users. Expected to pass 60 million users by the end of the year </li></ul><ul><li>Ranked a one of top 10-20 websites - number one for photos with over 8.5 millions photos uploaded daily </li></ul><ul><li>On October 24, 2007, the Associated Press reported Microsoft had bought a 1.6% share of the company for $240 million. </li></ul>
  17. 17. Facebook as a Pedagogic Tool
  18. 18. Teaching Texts <ul><li>Texts online </li></ul><ul><li>How to read texts online </li></ul><ul><li>Class projects </li></ul>
  19. 19. Mechon Mamre /
  20. 20. ORT Bible II
  21. 21. Structure of Mikra’ot Gedolot
  22. 22. Structure of a Daf of Gemara
  23. 23. Teaching Gemara Online /
  24. 24. Class Projects
  25. 25. Talmud Group Projects
  26. 26.
  27. 27. Webquests
  28. 28. Hagadah online