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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.

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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 – 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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Shabbat Interactive: Making Real-World Connections With an Ancient Text

Blog by Rebecca Penina Simon Cross-posted with permission from Climbing the Ladder of Educational Technology. One of the fundamentals of 21st Century Learning is making the content relevant to the students.
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Shutafut: Twinning Israeli schools and North American classrooms

Guest Blog by Laurie Rappeport Jewish education once primarily involved either a day school or an afternoon congregational school experience of frontal teaching, review, tests and homework. That’s still the
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Which content creation tool do you use?

Written by Nikki Mandelberg   Content creation tools appropriate for different ages What is Digital Content Creation (DCC)? According to Wikipedia, “Digital Content Creation is a modern term denoting the
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Israel as a Hub of Technology Innovation – David Komer

The air is filled with a dozen languages and the sweet smells of traditional cooking. My legs defy me as I race down the cobblestone street to beat the morning
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