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Blog postings on topics of interest to 21st Century Jewish Studies educators by the Jewish Interactive team and some guest bloggers.


Interactive Poster Wall for Jewish History – Daniel R. Weiss

Much like the Jews 3000 years ago, I have been a wandering Jew. Not from school to school, but from classroom to classroom. I never had a room of my
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My Menorah: Making the most of Chanukah!

Dear Parents We are proud and excited to bring ‘My Menorah’ to your family. Our very talented team of educators and developers have blended educational principles with traditional values using
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Popplets for Kashrut & the Shema – Chaya Rubens

Chaya Rubens is a JS teacher at Hasmonean Primary School in London, UK. She made great use of Popplet for teaching about the laws of Kashrut and the Shema. Chaya
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Apps that can be used for the chagim – Joshua Pomerance

Joshua Pomerance is the new education technology trainer at Jewish Interactive UK. He is also a teacher at Yavneh College. He has compiled a list of apps that can be used for the
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Innovative Teacher: Torah Personality Day

We always ask our teachers and students to send in examples of their work. One teacher responded with a video clip he made using Morfo, which was used to introduce
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In the lab – Nicky Newfield

Experience is often the best teacher. Over the past year our team has been running iPad and PC workshops with elementary students. Our focus has been on utilizing the best
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Chana Kanzen

Top Tips: Apps to use in the Classroom – Chana Kanzen

When setting up your iPads it’s a good idea to change your home screen to individual children’s photos so you can see at a glance to whom the device belongs.
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Jewish differentiated instruction

Jewish Differentiated Instruction – Chana Kanzen

The element of differentiated instruction within a classroom environment is possibly one of the most challenging areas in teaching today. Personalized learning is a necessary goal and ideal, if we
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Games for Sukkot

The Rollercoaster Tishrei Ride and Games for Sukkot – Chana Kanzen

Tishrei is here! School is now in full flow and as someone who has been a mother, teacher, and head of Jewish Studies in a school, I annually marvel at
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A Twitter Chat as an Assessment Tool – Guest blog by Tikvah Wiener

At the end of the past school year, I shared my experience “un-schooling” my classroom and giving a final on Twitter (You can read all about that here). Over the summer,
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