Web 2.0 for Jewish Education

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This was a power point made for my presentation at the recent BJENY conference. The presentation was focused on using Web 2.0 tools in Judaic classes. While, I explained the practical use of each site at the presentation, these slides should be a useful resource. Enjoy. -Eliezer

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  • No experts in technology and social media. We are always learning.
  • Why is it important?
  • Change is rapid. What kind of impact is it having? Apple II was introduced in 1977. 1984 the apple IIc was introduced (fourth apple 2 model)
  • A lot of research looking at how current technology is possibly changing our brains
  • A lot of research looking at how current technology is possibly changing our brains. Differences in reading a book versus screen. Less focused, but our ability to multitask has increased.
  • Media Midrash is an online platform linking multimedia content to innovative curricula, providing Jewish educators the ability to bring art, animation, film and music directly into their classrooms.
  • The Tagged Tanakh is a collaborative platform spearheaded by JPS , that joins vetted content and user-generated commentary around the Jewish Bible. The words of the Torah create the foundation of this dynamic database. These words can be cross-referenced, annotated, and connected-tagged-to other forms of media, including videos, maps or games. Individual words or chunks of text can serve as stepping-stones for conversations that can cross education
  • Professional development by joining a personal learning network
  • Email me Certificate Program
  • Critique a wikipage Add to a wikipage Create a new one if it does not exist Wikipedia has a teachers guide
  • Collaborate With Ease Create Student Accounts Privacy
  • This WordPress -like blogging platform only supports educational content and thus, unlike WordPress, usually isn’t blocked by school filters. there is no exposure to other blogs. Mention edmodo.com
  • Google Apps Education Training Center Customize Google Apps for your schoolOrganize your email more effectivelyCreate shared calendars for your school Collaborate with others, online, on documents, presentations, and spreadsheetsDeliver and collect surveys, quizzes, and feedback Develop a media-rich website without looking at codeSet-up an internal video portal just for your school 
  • Reading skills Collaborative Dvar Torah
  • Web 2.0 for Jewish Education

    1. 1. Institute for University-School Partnership <ul><li>Yeshiva University </li></ul>WEB 2.0 and Beyond
    2. 2. Eliezer Jones, Ph.D. Educational Technology Specialist
    3. 3. WHAT IS WEB 2.0?
    4. 4. The term Web 2.0 is commonly associated with web applications that facilitate interactive information sharing, interoperability, user-centered design, and collaboration on the World Wide Web. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Web_2.0
    5. 7. You require your students to use a variety of sources for their research projects...and they cite blogs, podcasts, and interviews they've conducted via Skype. Your students work on collaborative projects...with students in Israel. You give weekly class updates to parents...via your blog. Your students participate in class...by tweeting their questions and comments. You ask your students to do a character/biblical person study...and they create mock social media profiles of their character. Top Ten Signs you are a 21st Century Teacher
    6. 8. Your students create a study guide...working together on a group wiki. You share lesson plans with your teacher friends...from around the globe. You take your students on a field trip to the Kotel...and never leave your classroom. You make your students turn in their cell phones before class starts...because you plan on using them in class. You showcase your students' original work...to the world. Adopted from http://tinyurl.com/23vovrf Top Ten Signs you are a 21st Century Teacher
    7. 12. STANDARDS <ul><li>Facilitate and Inspire Student Learning and Creativity </li></ul><ul><li>Design and Develop Digital-Age Learning Experiences and Assessments </li></ul><ul><li>Model Digital-Age Work and Learning </li></ul><ul><li>Promote and Model Digital Citizenship and Responsibility </li></ul><ul><li>Engage in Professional Growth and Leadership </li></ul>
    8. 13. STANDARDS Standards provide a common set of expectations Standards clarify expectations Standards raise expectations
    9. 14. Technology integration requires changes to many instructional components including: 1) What resources are used 2) What roles the teacher performs 3) What roles students play 4) The nature of the instructional activities
    10. 15. TANACH, TALMUD & More
    11. 16. www.Animated Talmud.com
    12. 17. www.HebrewBooks.org
    13. 18. www.mechon-mamre.org
    14. 19. http://en.wikisource.org/wiki/Aruch_ha-Shulchan
    15. 20. http://he.wikisource.org/wiki/AHS:OCH
    16. 21. http://taggedtanakh.org/
    17. 22. http://www.tanakhprofiles.org/
    18. 24. http://bryfy.net/
    19. 25. http://www.etheoreal.com/jlearn2.0/
    20. 26. http://techrav.blogspot.com/
    21. 27. http://richarddsolomonsblog.blogspot.com
    22. 28. http://jjffeducators.blogspot.com/
    23. 30. www.G-Dcast.com/
    24. 31. www.Jewlarious.com
    25. 32. http://alpha.mediamidrash.org/
    26. 34. http://www.hschinuch.org/
    27. 35. www.lookstein.org/
    28. 36. http://chinuch.org/
    29. 37. www.bjeny.org/102.asp?dept=Educational%20Resources
    30. 38. COMMUNITIES
    31. 39. http://edupln.ning.com/group/judaicstudiesteachers
    32. 40. Classroom 2.0 www.Classroom20.com The Educators PLN http://edupln.ning. com Technology Integra tion In Education www.technologyintegrationineducation.com/
    33. 41. www.YUInstitute.org/YU20
    34. 42. SPECIFIC TOOLS
    35. 46. http//EduBlogs.org
    36. 48. Wordle.net
    37. 50. www.voicethread.com
    38. 52. The truth is that technology will never replace teachers, however teachers who know how to use technology effectively to help their students connect and collaborate together online will replace those who do not. Sheryl Nussbaum-Beach http://21stcenturylearning.typepad.com
    39. 53. Image Credits not listed on actual slide: <ul><li>Web 2.0 Bubble: http://web20ikastaroa.wikispaces.com/file/view/web20jpg/45308559/web20jpg </li></ul><ul><li>Wikipedia logo: http://ccrjustice.org/files/images/wikipedia-logo.png </li></ul><ul><li>Web 2.0 wordle: http://www.fuelinteractive.com/blog/800px-Web_2.0_Map.svg.png </li></ul><ul><li>Networked Teacher Diagram: http://www.flickr.com/photos/courosa/2922421696/ </li></ul><ul><li>Apple IIc: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/4/48/Apple_IIc_with_monitor.jpg/250px-Apple_IIc_with_monitor.jpg </li></ul><ul><li>Blog: http://www.donmartelli.com/storage/post-images/blog_logo.jpg?__SQUARESPACE_CACHEVERSION=1243171555689 </li></ul><ul><li>Curriculum: http://www.do-phd.com.msu.edu/graphics/curriculum-title-2008.jpg </li></ul><ul><li>Soda Cans: http://www.evohosting.co.uk/blog/wp-content/uploads/2009/06/drink-icon.jpg </li></ul>

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