RESOURCES FOR TEACHING AND LEARNING more efficiently
This compilation represents a summarized 'shopping list' for both students and teachers. It wishes to provide a general perspective to novel aspects of education, based on modern Learning Theories. For these of us who are somewhat confused by the Science Education terminology, a visit to a specific glossary (at USC) is recommended...
***Why is all that presented in English?***
This is mostly on purpose since most the educational and scientific literature, as well as
dynamically updated source material is widely available in that language. Mastering English increasingly
becomes a 'must' in your life-long learning capacity. The trade-off is that you may be exposed to a lot of junk...
Make sure to fully understand both the text itself as well as the spirit, and develop critical thinking skills.
PC users may download the Babylon program (an on-line English-Hebrew dictionary) here.
USEFUL STRATEGIES THAT ALWAYS WORK
If you want people to like you, ask for their help.
If you are in charge of people, be firm but treat them as an equal.
In order to attack a new problem, try to see it as an instance of an old problem.
In order to find a solution, hypothesize a world in which the current problem wouldn't exist.
Never say everything you know in one speech.
Always write in an easy-to-read, unpretentious style.
Resources for Assigning, Responding to, and Evaluating Writing from Western Washington University (may require Acrobat Reader).
Focus on a proper lexicon to use in class, according to Bloom's Taxonomy - Now in Hebrew and Bulgarian (translated by Albert Ward) too! (any volunteer for Arabic?)
TOOLS you can use
Computers communication at BGU
How to connect to BGU from home. All you need is a computer, a modem, a phone line and a print-out of this link (in hebrew, available at the Unit's office).
Get an FTP (file transfer protocol), self-opening program for transfering files between computers (e.g., your's and BGU). Find out step-by-stepinstructions on how to install as well as configure it to work with BGU computers (and access many other sites).
Get Acrobat Reader from the BGU FTP site and run the downloaded file to install and configure the reader for your browser (Explorer or Netscape). This program enables you to read a universal internet format (Portable Document File, PDF) (including hebrew), extensively used for documentation. For instance: the PDF file BGUComp.pdf contains detailed instructions for connecting to the internet through the BGU server (includes links to more info).
Learn to use email proficiently. Detailed manuals for pine (through telnet, or pc-pine), Netscape or Microsoft Outlook express (comes with Windows/Office) are available in hebrew.