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Google Slides have been used by many for presentations but the tool offers a range of other possible resources for the online Part-Time Jewish Educational Setting.

Richard Byrne offers some ideas here in his Free Technology for Teachers blog (Three Interesting ways to Use Google Slides Besides Making Presentations). We will be posting below examples of how this tool is being used in Jewish settings.


SHARED LESSON #1: 4th GRADE SIDDUR (from Rabbi Sam Pearlson, SAR Academy, Riverdale, New York)


Sam describes how this slide deck was used-

"The initial assignment called for 4 groups, in breakout rooms, to collaborate on decorating their assigned tefilot. Slide 3, 5, 7, 9, 11 were how the slides were presented to the groups initially (reinserted just for the purposes of demonstration). slides 4, 6, 8, 10, 12 were their finished products (slides 4 and 6, I compiled examples of what students could produce, slides 8, 10, 12 were done by adult participants trying out this kind of lesson for the first time). 

Slides 13, 14, and 15 are different models I provided for use with groups of different ages or tech comfort levels. Slide 13 is a family model, where each family could be working around one screen adding what they please, one tefilah assigned to each family. Slide 14 is useful for slightly older kids who would be able to complete the project independently (but for whom it may be too complicated to collaborate on a shared document). Slide 15 is a hybrid model where students can work collaboratively on one slide, but still have clear borders where their work should be."


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