Wednesday, August 10, 2011
I am so frustrated that I don't have enough time to learn everything I want this summer. After ISTE, I got enamored with Web 2.0 tools and their applications in the classroom. To that end, I joined Twitter and have been bookmarking blogs and articles of interest. I have made a Google Doc of interesting things I want to explore further. My mind is overflowing with ideas...
Can't keep it all in my already 60+ year old overcrowded brain...just have to use these online tools to keep it all organized. There is so much I want to share with my colleagues...hope they are as interested and excited as I am.
And Google...there is SO much it offers...google earth, google maps, google sketchup, Google Lit trips, Forms, Google Docs, Google groups (like Yahoo groups I think). Do you know I just found a Jewish Educators Google Group at http://groups.google.com/group/jewishednet.
There is so much...Can't wait to share it all...
Thursday, July 14, 2011
My initial reaction was, to give a lesson first on "Proper online etiquette" or in Hebrew "Online Derech Eretz" (online good manners) and have consequences to actions. First of all, a teacher can delete the comment. Another would be to explain the consequences of bad "online manners" and commenting inappropriately before doing it, and a consequence might be to take away ipad or computer privileges.
I would appreciate any and all suggestions and answers to this problem.
Wednesday, July 13, 2011
:Okay, I think I have discovered America...not perfect, needs some work, but basic idea
I was trying to do text analysis of chumash, mishnah , any limudei kodesh on the ipad, with ability for students to collaborate, discuss, answer questions etc...you can do it via a blog. I prepared this on my laptop. Got the text from Davkawriter, copied and pasted it. Then I made questions. They need cleaning up with justification etc..not smooth enough..but answers, discussions etc. can then be posted as comments on blog. There is ability to highlight in different colors, on Blogger, different color texts, etc...
Again: would love comments and ideas about this idea.
מֵאֵימָתַי קוֹרִין אֶת שְׁמַע בְּעַרְבִית. מִשָּׁעָה שֶׁהַכֹּהֲנִים נִכְנָסִים לֶאֱכֹל בִּתְרוּמָתָן, עַד סוֹף הָאַשְׁמוּרָה הָרִאשׁוֹנָה, דִּבְרֵי רַבִּי אֱלִיעֶזֶר. וַחֲכָמִים אוֹמְרִים, עַד חֲצוֹת. רַבָּן גַּמְלִיאֵל אוֹמֵר, עַד שֶׁיַּעֲלֶה עַמּוּד הַשָּׁחַר. מַעֲשֶׂה שֶׁבָּאוּ בָנָיו מִבֵּית הַמִּשְׁתֶּה, אָמְרוּ לוֹ, לֹא קָרִינוּ אֶת שְׁמַע. אָמַר לָהֶם, אִם לֹא עָלָה עַמּוּד הַשָּׁחַר, חַיָּבִין אַתֶּם לִקְרוֹת. וְלֹא זוֹ בִּלְבַד, אֶלָּא כָּל מַה שֶּׁאָמְרוּ חֲכָמִים עַד חֲצוֹת, מִצְוָתָן עַד שֶׁיַּעֲלֶה עַמּוּד הַשָּׁחַר. הֶקְטֵר חֲלָבִים וְאֵבָרִים, מִצְוָתָן עַד שֶׁיַּעֲלֶה עַמּוּד הַשָּׁחַר. וְכָל הַנֶּאֱכָלִין לְיוֹם אֶחָד, מִצְוָתָן עַד שֶׁיַּעֲלֶה עַמּוּד הַשָּׁחַר. אִם כֵּן, לָמָּה אָמְרוּ חֲכָמִים עַד חֲצוֹת, כְּדֵי לְהַרְחִיק אֶת הָאָדָם מִן הָעֲבֵירָה:
1. What is the Mishnah asking us?
2. What are the different opinions offered?
א. רבי אליעזר
ג. רבי גמליאל
3. say this רבי גמליאל Why does
עַד חֲצוֹת said חכמים feel the רבי גמליאל Why does