Educational Technology

December 29, 2010

Technology Transforms Classroom Experience One Click at a Time

Filed under: Educational Technology — admin @ 12:30 am

by Jeanette Friedman, Chabad.org

Down Under, in Melbourne, Australia, at the Yeshiva Beth Rivkah Colleges, there’s a learning revolution going on. Teachers at the K-12 school are using high tech response systems – very similar to the handheld devices developed for marketing focus groups and polling companies – to transform the at times tedious and regimental learning experience of yesteryear into a fun and interactive way to participate in class. The results speak for themselves, says Chabad-Lubavitch Rabbi Moshe Loewenthal, director of Jewish Studies in the primary school there. “The students are 100 percent more engaged,” he effuses. “And so are the teachers. Teachers’ knowledge about students is based on student response, and we’ve discovered that the talking head tactic is not working.”

http://www.chabad.org/news/article_cdo/aid/1383917/jewish/Technology-Transforms-Classroom-Experience.htm

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