Using Web 2.0 Tools to Transform Teaching and Learning
A course in the Educational Use of Information & Communication Technologies
This course is largely “hands-on” with the goal of learning various Web 2.0 technological tools for teaching and learning. The course will focus on free Web 2.0 tools for furthering communication, collaboration, constructivist and project-based learning, and the creation of compelling course content. Some examples of web-based tools that will be utilized include WebQuests, blogs, wikis, Voicethread, Google Apps for Education, and PollEverywhere. The application of advanced presentation tools like Smart Notebook, PowerPoint, and Prezi will also be discussed. The usefulness of cutting-edge technology models and general instruction will be debated. By the end of this course, participants should have created a number of project-based mini-learning assignments as well as one larger project to share with their colleagues and students. The tools and methods studies in this framework, are relevant to all subject matters from Judaic studies to General ones, and participants can apply them to fit their own fields of work. Example and reference will be made to both Judaic and General studies.
[An enrichment course in the program: Studies toward a Specialization Certificate in the educational Use of Information &Communication Technologies.]Visit our website for additional information