Integrating Technologies into the Teaching of the Jewish Year Cycle
This cutting edge course will give teachers the tools to integrate computers and the internet in their lessons while teaching the Jewish cycle. Teachers will learn and practice a variey of multi-media tools and programs and together form interactive lesson plans for the various Jewish festivals for their pupils.
Adding Technology to the Jewish year cycles. Each unit is based on a different festival or event in the Jewish calender.
Introductions: All about pictures
Where can you find pictures?
What copyright issues are there?
What quality of photos is required?
How do you save adapt and cut pictures?
Where can I store my pictures?
Unit 2- Ready made v open material
Where can I find and what closed resources are available online for teaching the Jewish year cycle?
what are open sources?
How can I use these to fit my material?
Unit 3- Online posters, treasure hunts and virtual tours
What is an online poster?
How can it be used to teach the Jewish year cycle?
How can I evaluate the pupils' work
What are treasure hunts?
How can we move from lower to higher ordered thinking to teach the Jewish year cycle with technology?
How can I write treasure hunts for my class?
What type of virtual trips can I have for my pupils?
Unit 4- Advertisements and radio programs
What is a podcast?
How can I use the audacity program?
Where can I find music and sound effects?
What types of activities can I do use sound files?
Unit 5 -Making movies
How can you use movies for teaching?
Why make your own movies?
How do you do it?
Active participation is a "must" in this course. Students are required to participate in 5 synchronous (online) classes and complete assignments for each unit. It is also advantageous to actually try out the new technologies learnt with a class.