What is PrayerTech?
PrayerTech is a multiplatform integrated system for facilitating student development of Hebrew prayer comprehension and performance skills. Students can log on using a smart-device (iOS ot Android tablet) or MAC or PC computer to do work on their own. Through the successful completion of activities students earn game-time towards major (non-teaching) games that are part of this system. Included is students’ recording of prayer performances on their device and sending them as e-mail to their teachers.
How does PrayerTech work?
Educators or School Administrators create an account for their school. With an account comes a free license that will allow access for educators and teachers to explore this material. Administrators will purchase licenses for their student body. The administrator will register teachers, assign curriculum to each class, and connect students to each teacher. They will have the tools to follow each student, each class, and the involvement of the whole school. One tutor and two students can be a class.
Teachers, even the tutors, will have access to their students’ files. They will be able to hear oral performances, be aware of time spent and percentage of success. They will also be able to compare their students and all others on the system. Teachers will have the ability to add some elements (like the Four Questions) to the curriculum and will have the ability to choose the materials that will be worked on.
PrayerTech is a multifaceted tool. It will enrich classroom Hebrew experiences and serve as either homework or a resource for the flipped classroom. It can serve as a prime resource for tutoring or distance learning. PrayerTech can also be a powerful enrichment. This is a resource that you can use to your best purpose.
Interested in Learning More About PrayerTech?
We are running a series of focus group meetings that introduce PrayerTech, answer questions and ask for feedback on what we are doing. Over the last two month we have learned a lot, and added features to the material, and we hope to continue to do so. The next available meetings are:
- Tuesday, June 24th @ 11 a.m. PDT/2 p.m. EDT.
- Thursday, June 26th @ 11 a.m. PDT/2 p.m. EDT.
- Tuesday, July 8th @ 11 a.m. PDT/2 p.m. EDT.
- Wednesday, July 16th @ 11 a.m. PDT/2 p.m. EDT.
- Wednesday, July 23rd @ 11 a.m. PDT/2 p.m. EDT.
- Tuesday, July 29th @ 11 a.m. PDT/2 p.m. EDT.
- Thursday, July 31st @ 11 a.m. PDT/2 p.m. EDT.
Please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to join one of the focus group meetings.
Want to take a guided tour of PrayerTech?
Click here to download the Introduction to PrayerTech power point.