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Laptop warriors engage in Israel-Gaza Twitter battles

Laptop warriors engage in Israel-Gaza Twitter battles | Jewish Education Around the World | Scoop.it
Armed with computers and smart phones, millions of people - some in the Middle East, others in Europe and the U.S. - enlisted to battle for the Israeli and Palestinian causes just as soon as Operation Pillar of Defense began.
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Mark Zuckerberg just used a Hebrew prayer to inspire Harvard ’17

Zuckerberg closed the commencement by saying that he draws strength from the Jewish prayer traditionally used as a plea for healing. He pronounced its name in Hebrew but did not describe its conventional use. He appeared to cite the translation by Rabbi Drorah Setel of Rochester, N.Y., set to music by the late composer Debbie Friedman. “As we sit here in front of Memorial Church I’m reminded of a prayer, Mi Shebeirach, that I say whenever I face a big challenge, that I sing to my daughter thinking of her future when I tuck her in at night,” he said. “And it goes, ‘May the source of strength, who’s blessed the ones before us, help us find the courage to make our lives a blessing.’ I hope you find the courage to make your life a blessing.”

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One Minute Review: Minitool Partition Wizard

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Building Capacity for Change in Congregational Education through Communities of Practice

How does a national organization harness the power of individual and autonomous congregations to support each other as they experiment within the field of congregational Jewish education?

The Union for Reform Judaism (URJ) has found a strong and meaningful vehicle in the Community of Practice (CoP) strategy, which convenes cohorts of congregational leaders for long-term, innovative learning about a topic of shared interest. Participating congregations form teams of lay leaders and professionals who connect with other teams, learn together, and apply their learning by experimenting in their community. We take pride in the fact that URJ Communities of Practice are currently connecting and working to inspire change in more than 100 congregations.
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Evidence of 2,000-year-old battle for Jerusalem unearthed in City of David

Evidence of 2,000-year-old battle for Jerusalem unearthed in City of David | Jewish Education Around the World | Scoop.it

To mark Jerusalem’s jubilee celebration commemorating the Six Day War, the Israel Antiquities Authority on Thursday unveiled rare relics from the 2,000-year-old battle for the capital that took place on the eve of the destruction of the Second Temple. 

Findings, including well-preserved arrowheads and stone ballista balls, were discovered on the main street that ascended from the city’s gates and the Pool of Siloam to the Temple, which was excavated in recent years

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Jewish organizations like second home to incoming freshmen

Jewish organizations like second home to incoming freshmen | Jewish Education Around the World | Scoop.it
For students arriving to college for the first time, they immediately search for a place to belong. Hillel International, the largest Jewish campus organization in the world, is at more than 550 colleges and universities worldwide and many universities have their own Chabad houses.
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MOFET JTEC - EuroStars Trip Brings a Thousand Jewish Students to Europe

More than a thousand Jewish students from all over the FSU are currently visiting places related to the history of Jewish communities in Europe. The trip, organized by YAHAD, Youth FJC’s programming platform, comes as a culmination of a year-long Jewish studies program, EuroStars, which the students began in September. The group is visiting sites connected with the history of the Jews of Europe in the Middle Ages and Modernity. In total, more than 1,000 young people from 45 cities in 8 FSU countries – Georgia, Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan, Kyrgyzstan, Belarus, Estonia, Latvia and Russia are taking part in the trip.
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MOFET JTEC - Teens Studying Technology Teach Holocaust Survivors to Surf the Internet

Nearly 700 Israeli teens studying in science and technology schools in Israel are teaching Holocaust survivors to use computers and the internet. The students meet weekly in pairs with survivors in 22 cities across Israel through a program called Mechubarim, which means connected.

Students have helped the survivors to search for family members lost during the Holocaust and research other aspects of their lives in Europe. Many of the students and survivors have typed the survivors’ stories into the computer as part of their work. The stories have been uploaded to the program’s website.
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MOFET JTEC - When General Education Research Informs the Teaching of Sacred Text

As I left the conference I also wondered more broadly what other areas could benefit from bringing an expert in a particular field of general education research into conversation with Jewish education practitioners. There’s research about having a math identity, for example. Could this be relevant to us in thinking about Jewish identity? Or perhaps we can think more deeply about integrating the research on social-emotional learning into our Judaics coursework and teaching of text. I’m sure there are other areas as well that would benefit. The Mandel Center has created a promising model, which I hope will be extended and repeated.
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MOFET JTEC - Toldot Yisrael - Documenting Israel's 1948 Generation

Called by former Israeli Ambassador to the US, Michael Oren, “a project of paramount importance for Israel and its supporters worldwide,” Toldot Yisrael is a Jerusalem based nonprofit dedicated to recording and sharing the firsthand testimonies of the men and women who helped found the State of Israel. Since 2007, Toldot Yisrael has been interviewing the members of Israel’s 1948 generation in order to capture and preserve the epic story of Israel's founding before it is too late. So far, we have interviewed more than 850 of Israel's founders and recorded over 3,000 hours of powerful and unique footage. Toldot Yisrael’s aim is to conduct hundreds more – while it is still possible.
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MOFET JTEC - Mercaz Halacha Learning Materials and the HESBER Website

HESBER develops educational resources that are designed for enhancing Torah study of all ages. With materials designed for middle schools, high schools, and adult learning, HESBER aims to create a completely integrated, homogeneous and comprehensive curricular series spanning from elementary/middle school all the way through high school. After producing three separate curricula for high schools (on the topics of Kashrut, Shabbat, and Tefilla), HESBER has begun to develop middle school curricula as well, paving the way for an integrated curriculum. HESBER's materials are marked by a unique style of instruction which allows Jewish law and values to be taught in an innovative new style, engaging the students and capturing their attention.
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MOFET JTEC - New Project Will Explore How Jewish Early Childhood Education Can be a Gateway for Ongoing Involvement in Jewish Life

CASJE, the Consortium for Applied Studies in Jewish Education, has announced the next steps in its long-term research project to explore how Jewish early childhood education (ECE) can serve as a gateway for deeper and more sustained involvement in Jewish life. While broadly conceived, the study will include a focus on ways that ECE institutions can better engage interfaith families and families that are not currently involved in a synagogue or other Jewish institution.
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MOFET JTEC - Calling Jewish Educators: Free Jerusalem Scavenger Hunt Resource


In this FREE Jewish educators' resource guide, we will give you a basis for a Jerusalem Scavenger Hunt activity and we will give you a list of our favorite Jerusalem/Israel resources. This guide can be used by formal and informal Jewish education settings alike. The Jerusalem Scavenger Hunt resource guide can be great for planning a Yom Yerushalayim (Jerusalem Day) activity, or even as part of your Hebrew school or summer camp Jerusalem curriculum.
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MOFET JTEC - The Long-Term Effects of Youth Mentoring on Student Mentors' Civic Engagement Attitudes and Behavior

The current study was designed to explore the delayed effect of participating in youth mentoring programs, training in civic engagement, and activism on a sample of 337 Israelis 5 to 10 years after serving as student mentors. Qualitative and quantitative findings showed that these former mentors' perception of the contribution of mentoring was correlated with their current civic engagement attitudes and activism.
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Free Is Good - Open educational resource

Free Is Good - Open educational resource | Jewish Education Around the World | Scoop.it
Open educational resources (OER) are found in the public domain and can be used for free for teaching, learning, research, and other educational purposes. These materials can be retained, reused, revised, remixed, and redistributed. These “5R permissions” of OER allow you to not only access the materials and resources free of charge, but also to make them even better. Sounds good, right? But what’s really out there, and why should you use these resources?
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MiniTool Partition Wizard Free Edition 10.2 | Jewish Education Around the World | Scoop.it
As powerful partition manager software, MiniTool Partition Wizard is now upgrading to 10.2 with new functions and the latest storage technology support.

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9 Educational Technology Apps to Supercharge the (Jewish) Classroom – Jeducation World

To help teachers, eJewish Philanthropy offers nine technology solutions to supercharge the Jewish (or any) classroom. These apps and other digital solutions were hand-picked by educators throughout the U.S. and Israel.
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National aquarium set to make waves in Jerusalem

National aquarium set to make waves in Jerusalem | Jewish Education Around the World | Scoop.it
Aquatic habitats of Israel’s seas will be on view for the enjoyment and education of Israelis and tourists.
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MOFET International Jewish Ed May Newsletter

The current bulletin contains research findings, educational resources, conference information, etc. selected from journals and other Jewish education publications. We have especially included educational resources for Yom Yerushalayim and Shavuot which we celebrate this week.
 
We are happy to share with you an original research article written by the well known Israeli educator, Rav Johnny Solomon, about Nurturing Religious Growth among Women's Seminary Students. We have also included several other research articles on fostering religious growth in Jewish education institutions.
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MOFET JTEC - Research and Practice in Teaching Hebrew – A MOFET International Summer Meetup

The MOFET International Channel, the Channel for Inter-Collegial MeetUps, and the International Forum for Teachers of Hebrew as an Additional Language at The MOFET Institute, are delighted to invite you to two summer sessions on teaching Hebrew as an additional language to be held at The MOFET Institute on July 9-10, 2017.
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MOFET JTEC - Personalize Your Instruction with BetterLesson

Following a successful year supporting 145 teachers in 34 schools across North America, The AVI CHAI Foundation is expanding its partnership with BetterLesson and will be offering more PersonalizedPD to support Jewish day school teachers to personalize student learning in their classrooms. Day schools throughout North America are invited to apply for up to 10 teachers to receive a year of 1:1 personalized coaching from blended learning experts, and incorporate new blended learning strategies into their practice to personalize student learning in their classroom.
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MOFET JTEC - Education Across the Divide: Shared Learning of Separate Jewish and Arab Schools in a Mixed City in Israel

This article examines the impact of contact-based educational encounter strategies of shared learning on Jewish–Arab relations in Israel. It analyses a programme of education for shared life that takes place in a mixed (75% Jewish/25% Arab) city at the centre of Israel since 2012. The programme aims to mitigate Jewish–Arab relations in the city amidst tensions resulting from the Israeli–Palestinian conflict, unequal power relations and hostilities between the groups. Uniquely, it assimilates shared life education into the generally separate educational system in the city, and uses methods of shared learning – adopted and adjusted in part from an educational approach developed in Northern Ireland. Given the inequalities between Jews and Arabs in Israel, in education as well as more generally in socioeconomic parameters, this article studies the prospects of success in achieving educational and social cohesion goals through face-to-face contact and shared learning. The research is based on over 25 interviews as well as observations throughout the programme’s activities.
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MOFET JTEC - Scaffolding to Promote Critical Thinking and Learner Autonomy Among Pre-Service Education Students

This study explored the use of a scaffolding technique in order to develop critical thinking skills and dispositions while using the infusion method of teaching critical thinking within the context of specific subject matter. Two specific skills were examined: the students were asked to compare and contrast Biblical textual stories (analysis) and then to generate abstract categories to describe the elements they had compared (evaluation). The disposition examined was the self-confidence to reason independently, without teacher direction, in order to encourage learner autonomy
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MOFET JTEC - Let's Get Campers Jumping and Running to Learn Hebrew!

The Jewish Education Center of Cleveland is creating a camp-focused version of Hebrew Through Movement which will be ready by May 1; it will be available for free download.
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MOFET JTEC - There is a Price to Pay for Having a Price to Pay: Where Should Innovation Live in the Jewish Day School Ecosystem?

What can we learn from the existing different attempts to encourage increased innovation in the Jewish education space and Jewish day schools? How should Prizmah think about its role in supporting innovation in Jewish day schools in light of this learning?
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MOFET JTEC - Enhancing Language and Print-Concept Skills by Using Interactive Storybook Reading in Kindergarten

The effectiveness of a short interactive storybook-reading intervention programme delivered by a kindergarten teacher to develop language and print-concept skills was examined in 30 Hebrew-speaking kindergarten children exhibiting different levels of emergent literacy skills. Post-intervention, the intervention group showed a clear advantage over a control group on most measures, including vocabulary, morphology, phonological awareness and print concepts.
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