Aug 29, 2017

Moodle Mashov Whatsapp Group

Mashov has opened a Whatsapp Group to support teachers using Moodle's Mashov. One representative teacher per school may choose to join the group. This teacher will be in charge of helping teachers in her / his school use Moodle Mashov. I have joined the group and had the pleasure of being the first to post (After all, I am crazy about Moodle)

לאור ביקוש הקהל במשוב פתחו קבוצת ווטסאפ לתמיכה במורים המשתמשים במוודל של המשוב
מדובר במורה נציג מבית הספר שמוביל את הטמעת המוודל ורוצה להוועץ בעמיתיו מבתי ספר אחרים
ומוכן לתרום גם מנסיונו לאחרים. שמחתי להיות הראשון שהפירסם הודעה 

Aug 24, 2017

How to use Moodle in the English Classroom help

Posted on the English Teachers Communiity:
Hi! Allow me to use this post to help you use Moodle this year. Moodle is a Learning Platform or course management system (CMS) that can help you teach differently. Moreover, it is "developed on pedagogical principles, and is used for blended learning, distance education, flipped classroom and other e-learning projects in schools, universities, workplaces and other sectors" (see Wikipedia entry). Perhaps while you are getting ready for the school year, you wonder whether you can use the Moodle Platform that Mashov has made available in your school. There is a possibility that you are not sure how to do that, and you don't know of a course in which you can learn how to use Moodle. Perhaps you have looked for and found tutorials on the Web, but what you see is different from what you have at school. On a Google Slides Presentation attached here, I have put together a few "How to" videos (all except one focused on Moodle Mashov) that might help you overcome these problems. I don't know whether there will be a How to Use Moodle in the English Classroom Workshop this year, so in the spirit of ETAI, of which I am a member, I am glad to share with anyone interested. Let me know if it helps, please.

Google Slides Link

Youtube playlist link 

Aug 16, 2017

מטיילים בספרדית בכיתות הגמלאים בקוגל

 Este año lectivo, además de la enseñanza de Inglés en Yud, Yud Alef. y Yud Bet, y de español en Yud Bet, comienzor un curso nuevo en dos clases de pensionistas / jubilados que estudian en el Kugel
Comenzamos en Septiembre
El curso combina la enseñanza y el aprendizaje usando muchas y variadas herramientas digitales. ¿Y qué se enseñará y aprenderá a gusto? Acerca de España y América Latina, vocabulario esencial, recetas (¡comer!) de España y América Latina, lmúsica y baile ... Simplemente a divertirse, ¡y mucho español!. Se adjunta aquí un vídeo que permite un vistazo a algunos de los contenidos del curso. Sobre el proyecto: hacemás de tres décadas que hay por lo menos un aula de pensionistas en la escuela secundaria Kugel. Los pensionistas vienen dos veces por semana a la escuela y aprendencon los mejores maestros de escuela (bueno, espero no arruinar nada), y enriquecen su mundo

This school year, in addition to teaching English in Yud (10th grade), Yud Aleph (11th grade). And Yud Bet (12th grade), and  Spanish in Yud Bet (12th grade), I will be teaching a new course in two classes of pensioners / retirees at Kugel
We will start in September
The course combines teaching and learning using many different digital tools. And what will be taught and learned at ease? About Spain and Latin America, essential vocabulary, recipes (eating!) from Spain and Latin America, music and dance ... Just to have fun, and of  much of all this in Spanish!. Attached here is a video that allows a glimpse into some of the contents of the course. About the project: For over three decades there has been at least one pensioner class in Kugel High School. Pensioners come twice a week to school and learn from the best schoolteachers (well, I hope I do not ruin anything), and enrich their world

לימודים בשנ"ל תשע"ח - השנה, בנוסף להוראת אנגלית בשכבות י', י"א וי"ב, וספרדית בשכבת י"ב, אני פותוח "קורס חדש" בשתי כיתות הגמלאים בחט"ע קוגל: מטיילים בספרדית"
בספטמבר יוצאים לדרך!
הקורס ישלב הוראה ולמידה באמצעות כלים דיגיטליים רבים ומגוונים.
ומה לומדים בכייף? אודות ספרד ומדינות אמריקה הלטינית, אוצר מילים הכרחי, מתכונים (אוכל) מספרד ואמריקה הלטינית, מוזיקה וריקודים
ועד… רק בכייף והרבה בספרדית!. מצ"ב סרטון המאפשר מבט אל מקצת תכני הקורס. על הפרויקט: מזה למעלה משלושה עשורים פועלת בבית ספר תיכון קוגל כיתת גמלאים. הגמלאים מגיעים פעמיים בשבוע לביה"ס ולומדים עם מיטב מורי התיכון (אני מקווה לא לקלקל), המעשירים את עולמם בתחום הידע שלהם.

Aug 7, 2017

EFL Performance Task using Digital Tools on Moodle

A glimpse of the Performance Task on Moodle that I created while I was taking part in an amazing Ministry of Education and Open University workshop (June 27 - July 13' 2017). There will be a 3-day follow up at Shlomi in September, and I have enrolled. I do not know where and how it fits in the EFL program in Israel since our 30% is on Literature. I hope to use it with my pupils anyway.

Aug 1, 2017

August 2017 Moodle Podcast - Stuart Mealor has talked with me. Link to the recording

I would like to say that I am honored to  have been interviewed by Stuart Mealor and be the guest in the August 2017 Moodle Podcast. (:This month we chat with Eduardo Lina, a Moodle enthusiast and language teacher in Israel.”)