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They like to (over)Share They are in constant communication with peers, parents, teachers and schools Sweeny, R. (2006)
234 Results on FB for Hebrew Schools Board of Jewish Education Early Childhood Center Alumni Experience Educational Groups Study Groups Live Forum Twebrew School Connect your Rabbi with the younger generation. Rabbi Dan Moskovitzin Tarzana, CA has a very active Twitter Feed and 402 followers! Share teaching resources Give yourself Kudos! Brian Fink Brandon Wallach
II. Experiential & Exploratory Learners Strongly prefer learning by doing Crave interactivity Sweeny, R. (2006)
IV. Use Multimedia All. The. Time. Sweeny, R. (2006)
Use Ready-Made Educational Videos! Learn the Aleph-Bet Video 800 Videos on Learning the Hebrew Alphabet Lessons: Ancient Hebrew History And many more…!
Why teach digitally? It is how they learn… NETST and NETS standards (ISTE’s National Educational Teaching Standards for Teachers and students and administrators )
Visit existing websites: Teaching websites for Jewish educators: www.teachertube.com http://www.babaganewz.com/tag/games/ www.jewishhistory.com http://184.108.40.206/ http://www.jlandonline.com/ And many more…!
Some benefits to the student… Anytime learning (Asynchronous and Synchronous)- Student-centered Engaging Promotes collaboration Considers the multiple intelligences of the student Reaches more students with various learning styles: read/write, visual, auditory, kinesthetic Opens up classroom walls to experts in field, authors, leaders
Engage them… Open your classroom walls to others:www.skype.com Allow for primary research, questioning, and promote authentic learning.
How can they create? Virtual 3d Posters: www.edu.glogster.com Presentations: www.photopeach.com, www.prezi.com Blog: www.blogger.com Podcasts: http://audacity.sourceforge.net/, www.voki.com Moviemaking: moviemaker free (under accessories in windows) or imovie
What can you use? Blogs – www.blogger.com- blog for class Wikis – www.wikispaces.com- wiki site Moodle – www.moodle.com – course mgmt site
But first… Introduce the concept of digital citizenship and digital footprints which includes 9 important elements. Also, provide them with procedures for classroom use and policy.
References Allen, E., & Seamen, J. (2008). Staying the Course: Online Education in the U.S. Retrieved May 9, 2009, from Sloan Consortium: http://www.sloanconsortium.org/publications/survey/pdf/staying_the_course.pdf BizEd. (2007). More students choosing online Ed. BizEd , 59. Blauch, D. (2005, October 12). Chemistry Experiments & Exercises. Retrieved May 8, 2009, from Chemistry @ Davidson: http://www.chm.davidson.edu/ChemistryApplets/index.html DuVall, B., Powell, M. R., Hodge, E., & Ellis, M. (2007). Text Messaging to Improve Social Presence in Online Learning. Retrieved May 9, 2009, from Educause Quarterly: http://www.educause.edu/EDUCAUSE+Quarterly/EDUCAUSEQuarterlyMagazineVolum/TextMessagingtoImproveSocialPr/161829 Oblinger, D., & Oblinger, J. (2006). Is it age or IT: First steps toward understanding the net generation. CSLA Journal , 8-16. Retrieved May 8, 2009, from SlideShare: http://www.slideshare.net/jdellavolpe/socialsphere-sungard-pres-bkey
References Parry, M. (2009, May 13). Stanford U. Experiments With Open Office Hours on Facebook. Retrieved May 19, 2009, from The Chronicle of Higher Education: http://chronicle.com/wiredcampus/article/3769/stanford-u-experiments-with-open-office-hours-on-facebook Skiba, D., & Barton, A. (2006). Adapting your teaching to accommodate the net generation of learners. Online Journal of Issues in Nursing , 15. Sweeney, R. (2006, December 22). Millennial Behaviors & Demographics. Retrieved May 8, 2009, from New Jersey Institute of Technology Library: library1.njit.edu/staff-folders/sweeney/Millennials/Article-Millennial-Behaviors.doc Tucker, P. (2006). Teaching the Millennial Generation. The Futurist , 7. Volpe, J. D. (March, 21 2009). Millennials: Yesterday, Today & Tomorrow. Retrieved May 8, 2009, from SlideShare: http://www.slideshare.net/jdellavolpe/socialsphere-sungard-pres-bkey