"Thanks Naomi. I had 2 days to play on the computer , since Sunday school is over for the school year and Monday the synagogue was closed. I feel like I have learned tons in the last 2 days. But
as with all learning the more I learn the more I know…"
"Hi! I am Judy Spicehandler from Glencoe IL . I am the director of a K-12 Jewish supplemental school connected to my synagogue (I am also a rabbi). I have about 600 children in my school. I am a relative novice to 2.0 but I have a lot of enthusiasm…"
Hi Rabbi, I really enjoy using wordle. It is simple, the students love using it and it adds beauty to their work. I started with blogging and that is where I always encourage teachers to start as is an interactive tool for so many purposes. Have you used voicethread? That is another great tool. See ways to use it in the classroom.
Thanks for the welcome. I've heard of Smart Boards but haven't yet seen one in action. The public schools where I've subbed didn't have them and the Jewish day school I visited didn't either, but they sure sound like something I'd want to get my hands on.
I'm entering the education field by going for a Masters in Teaching with a concentration in Jewish Day Schools through the DeLeT program at Brandeis University. I'm very interested in the use of technology in the classroom and also interested in making connections with Jewish educators. I'm going to be blogging about my experiences at http://cohortnumber8.blogspot.com/
Hi Rabbi and welcome to classroom2.0 I am well over 40 and have embraced web2.0 wholeheartedly, so you can win with your older teachers. Start them with tools that they can use in their everyday lives and then they see the application to the classroom.