HANUKKAH UNIT - LESSON 4
EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGY INTEGRATION
PAGES 30 - TWO OTHER HANUKKAH SONGS
Josh and Jenny got to sing a few more Chanukah songs with their cousins. Here they are for the students to listen to and sing along (as the words are provided in the unit).
Mi Yemalel by AvitalAharon
Kad Katan by AvitalAharon
PAGE 31 - THE MIRACLES DESCRIBED IN THE SONGS
The students are asked to listen / study the Hanukkah songs. To incorporate technology, enhance the activity and check for understanding, a game show like activity has been prepared for the students with 5 questions on each of the songs. They can listen to the songs using the above links, or throughout the game show and are asked 5 multiple choice questions about the song, with the fifth question asking them which miracle is the song related to (as outlined in the unit).
Here is the link to the game on Mi Yemalel:
Below are 2 screen captures of the game in action:
PAGE 31 - SUMMARIZING THE MAIN DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE CELEBRATION OF CHANUKAH IN ISRAEL AND THE DIASPORAH
This can be a discussion question posted on Collaborize Classroom. Collaborize Classroom is a free web based discussion tool that allows students to connect, participate, and share in a meaningful way. Students and teachers can create discussions, comment or vote on ideas and in polls, and also access resources for the classroom. Teachers can also use the site to see the participation of the students and keep track of their involvement with the course, topic, or individual discussion/assignment. Once the teacher creates a free account, she can register his / her students and invite them to discuss this or any other question. Collaborize Classroom is also available on the IPad (99 cents). This question as others in this unit can be posted and the students can weigh in, offering their opinions and ideas.
The link to sign up is:
Here is a screen capture of the discussion forum I created for a demo class on this topic:
LAST QUESTION - בימים ההם בזמן הזה
In order to answer the last question of the unit, the students can be invited to post their responses in another board like website inviting responses, postings and collaboration on a cork like board using stickie notes. It is called Linoit (Linoit.com) and it is a free site and IPad app where teachers can post open questios, upload pictures or videos and have anyone / groups of students be invited to share the conversation.
Here it the URL to the Linoit board created for this question:
And a screen capture of the board: