HANUKKAH UNIT - LESSON 3
EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGY INTEGRATION
PAGE 18 - MAOZ TZUR
The students should have a link to hear the song Maoz Tzur (in full).
Maoz Tzur by AvitalAharon
PAGES 24 - 25: MAOZ TZUR STANZAS
As the students are asked to work through the commentary and understand each of the core stanzas of "Maoz Tzur", they are asked to summarize their understanding in a chart format. The following Smart Notebook file has 2 versions of this chart to help students check their answers in an interactive way or to help the teacher with the modification of the assignments for students who may require this type of modification.
1. Page one of the file - allows the students to click on each cell to check their hand written chart. Each cell is clickable and will reveal the correct answer.
In the slide, the question at the end provides immediate auditory feedback to let the students know which answers is correct.
This slide can be used as a class or individually by students in a lab situation or in the classroom.
Please see the two screen captures below:
2. Pages 2 -3 of the file allow students to drag the possible answers to the chart listed below as a bank (for students who require the answers rather than finding the answers themselves). After the students drag the answers to the correct place, they can click the button and be linked to the page with the answers to check their understanding.
Please see the screen captures below:
PAGES 25 -26 ADDING YOUR OWN STANZA TO MAOZ TZUR
The students are asked to write their own stanza to Maoz Tzur (in Hebrew or English) based on everything they learned about the poem. Here, they have an opportunity to use a web application that is also an IPad app called WORD MOVER.
This application allows students to create poems by adding the words as fridge magnets, and moving them on the page to create the poem.
Backgrounds can also be used and the poem can be published as a PDF, emailed to the teacher, or printed.
The link to the web application is:
There are instructions for the poem creation on the site itself.
The IPad app is free and can be installed from the apple store from this link:
Below are the screen capture of the application and an example of a new stanza to MAOZ TZUR created using the IPad app: