Jewish Education Around the World
44.6K views | +0 today
Follow
 
Scooped by reuvenwerber
onto Jewish Education Around the World
Scoop.it!

Coursera, edX, and MOOCs Are Changing the Online Education Business | MIT Technology Review

Coursera, edX, and MOOCs Are Changing the Online Education Business | MIT Technology Review | Jewish Education Around the World | Scoop.it
Students anywhere are being offered free instruction online. What will that do to the trillion-dollar education business?
more...
No comment yet.
Jewish Education Around the World
Covering Jewish Education Around the World
Curated by reuvenwerber
Your new post is loading...
Your new post is loading...
Scooped by reuvenwerber
Scoop.it!

How to improve brainstorming with Google Keep and Docs in 5 simple steps - TechRepublic

How to improve brainstorming with Google Keep and Docs in 5 simple steps - TechRepublic | Jewish Education Around the World | Scoop.it
Collaboration is a key element of many modern organizations. Google offers a host of tools that can be used to improve communication in a project and make it easier to work together.
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by reuvenwerber from Computer and Technology
Scoop.it!

The 2017 Best Backup & Restore Software - MiniTool ShadowMaker Beta 2.0 release:

The 2017 Best Backup & Restore Software - MiniTool ShadowMaker Beta 2.0 release: | Jewish Education Around the World | Scoop.it
MiniTool ShadowMaker is all-in-one system backup and data protection solution that can back up system and disk easily and quickly.

Via Skylly_W
more...
Skylly_W's comment, July 2, 11:18 PM
Thank you very much
Skylly_W's comment, July 2, 11:18 PM
Thank you very much
Pandit Arun Kumar's curator insight, July 3, 1:39 AM

Just one call forget your all problems and change your life / Get your love back/ Vashikaran/Husband wife disput/Inter cast love marriage /Black magic / business prombles and etc. Just one call can change your life +91 8437560891

Rescooped by reuvenwerber from Into the Driver's Seat
Scoop.it!

Please! No more Icebreakers: 5 Ways to Get a Group Connected Without Icebreakers

Please! No more Icebreakers: 5 Ways to Get a Group Connected Without Icebreakers | Jewish Education Around the World | Scoop.it

"I want to affirm that getting people connected at the beginning of a meeting is essential for creating an openness and willingness to challenge. Peter Block has influenced my thinking on this issue. He always says, “Connection before Content.” If a group is going to concentrate on a difficult issue, they need to learn who others are, the skills they bring, the experience they represent, and the values they hold. Stasser, who studies group performance, notes, “Group performance increases when everyone in a group is aware of each other member’s expertise.” But unfortunately, icebreakers, like those I’ve listed above, don’t accomplish that that goal.

"Happily there are alternatives to icebreakers that effectively build connections between members of a group. I will suggest five that I use, but first I want to share my rules of thumb for designing an activity that creates connection, because the rules of thumb are much more important than the specific activity you choose."

 

Jim Lerman's insight: Very informative article


Via Jim Lerman
more...
Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, July 17, 1:56 PM
I am not a big fan of icebreakers. The article suggests to "connect" in a group, form community, activities have to be well-thought out. What is the gathering about? What does the group want to accomplish?
Paulette Dotson's curator insight, July 18, 2:29 PM
You must remember as a younger person those awful icebreakers at camp, school etc.  There are other options to help build connections in groups.
Scooped by reuvenwerber
Scoop.it!

July MOFET Jewish Ed Newsletter Released

We are delighted to send you the latest issue of The MOFET JTEC Portal resource listing.

The current bulletin contains research findings, educational resources, conference information, etc. selected from journals and other Jewish education publications. 

We chose to include a selection of learning resources appropriate for the Three Weeks period when we can contemplate and work on improving our midot and social behavior as well as other resources which should be useful in planning our lessons for the upcoming school year.
 
In addition, there are items about early childhood education, religious education, professional development opportunities and much more.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by reuvenwerber
Scoop.it!

MOFET JTEC - A Pedagogy of Humanist Moral Education: The Educational Thought of Janusz Korczak

This book sheds new light on the life and work of Janusz Korczak, the twentieth century humanist moral educator and path-breaking social-pedagogue who is generally unknown in the English speaking world. In the two orphanages he led in Warsaw Poland, Korczak developed an innovative array of educational practices that motivated children from broken families suffering from serious social-interpersonal pathologies to re-form themselves during the five to seven years they lived in the orphanage. By offering its readers a systematic presentation of Korczak's worldview, educational philosophy and work, and exposing them to a rich selection of his writings, this book seeks to inform the English speaking educated public about an educator who unceasingly strived to make the world a better place for people and to make better people for the world.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by reuvenwerber
Scoop.it!

MOFET JTEC - Modi’in School Pupils Help Find 900-Year-Old Crusader Jewelry Trove

Some 2,500 Israeli pupils and volunteers from Modiin-Maccabim-Re’ut participated in an archaeological excavation in their own community, coming away with a new sense of history — and a treasure trove of 900-year-old Crusader-period jewelry. The 4th- through 12th-grade pupils engaged in a cultural-educational archaeological excavation as part of a joint Israel Antiquities Authority and municipality venture at Givat Tittora over the past year. Alongside the pupils, volunteers of all ages were also uncovering their town’s history and heritage — and having good, dirty fun in the process.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by reuvenwerber
Scoop.it!

MOFET JTEC - Theocracy and Pedagogy: Public Education in a “Postsecular” Israel

To advance a case for the presence of neoreligiosity in Israel, the article presents, albeit briefly, a historical overview of the relations between religion and education in a wider European context, followed by a discussion of public education in Israel. The article then discusses selected examples of contemporary educational policy and practice that relate to the place of religion in Israeli public schools today. It concludes with an examination of the implication of these examples in relation to current neoreligious transformations.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by reuvenwerber
Scoop.it!

MOFET JTEC - PJ Library Family Study: How 25,000 Families Experience Jewish Life in the U.S. and Canada

The findings of the evaluation,“From Jewish Books to Jewish Life: Results from PJ Library’s 2016 Triennial Family Study”, by Informing Change, are now available. While the study was designed to evaluate one particular program, many of the findings will be of interest to the broader Jewish community. With responses from 25,270 families (a 20% survey response rate), the study gives us information from what may be the largest number of families raising young children surveyed in the North American Jewish community. Beyond sheer size, the study provides some important findings. Below are some key highlights:
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by reuvenwerber
Scoop.it!

MOFET JTEC - The Impact of Teachers’ Perceived Behavioral Integrity of their Supervisor on Teacher Job Satisfaction in Modern Orthodox Jewish Day Schools

This study focuses on teacher job satisfaction in Modern Orthodox Jewish day schools and how it is impacted by a teacher’s perception of their supervisor’s word-deed alignment, also called “perceived behavioral integrity,” the extent to which a supervisor’s behavior matches the values and vision he or she articulates. The literature suggests that there is a strong relationship between perceived behavioral integrity, trust, and job satisfaction.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by reuvenwerber
Scoop.it!

MOFET JTEC - Study Finds ‘Glaring Gaps’ in Abuse Prevention

A new study, the first of its kind in the Jewish community to chart how prepared schools and camps are to prevent child sexual abuse, reveals that protections are not uniformly understood or implemented. The study — conducted by Jumpstart, a Los Angeles-based nonprofit that funds and supports Jewish innovation, and being reported on here for the first time — found that only 58 percent of the 68 Jewish day schools surveyed reported having a written policy to deal with child sexual abuse.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by reuvenwerber
Scoop.it!

MOFET JTEC - The Vast and the Varied: American Jews and Jewish Life Today

These are dynamic and exciting times to be an American Jew and, more importantly, to “do Jewish.” Old rules and restrictions about what constituted “appropriate” Jewish engagement have seemingly gone by the wayside. People are encouraged — even empowered by organizations — to discover experiences and learning that may tap into their Jewish identities and expression. If someone finds personal meaning in an experience, an activity, or a text with even remote connection to Judaism — great. That pursuit of meaning and relevance is what many people today, especially young people, understand to be essential to being Jewish, and to being alive.

Fast-forward to the present, and the landscape of American Jewish life continues to evolve at a rapid pace. A few of the new organizations with which we are fortunate to work are indicative of a dynamic blend of old and new; of the platform Israel can provide for various forms of engagement; and the continued personal desire many have for empowerment and for community.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by reuvenwerber
Scoop.it!

MOFET JTEC - Israeli High School Graduates’ Knowledge of the Holocaust: A Case Study

In November 2015, the Israeli Ministry of Education declared that the matriculation exam in history would no longer include the Holocaust, and instead students would be required to write a research paper. Following this decision, we wished to test the level of knowledge concerning the Holocaust among undergraduate students (excluding those who study contemporary history, which includes Holocaust studies). For this purpose, 145 participants were sampled, students at four Israeli academic institutions: two universities and two colleges. The research question referred to remembering information about the Holocaust and the study took into account students’ different personal, family, and academic background (having participated in the journey to Poland or not, having relatives who had died or survived the Holocaust, being religious or secular).
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by reuvenwerber
Scoop.it!

MOFET JTEC - The Pre-Application for the Wexner Field Fellowship Is Now Open

The Wexner Foundation recently piloted the Wexner Field Fellows Program in partnership with the Jim Joseph Foundation to provide opportunities for professional growth to promising Jewish professionals who plan to continue to pursue a career as a professional leader in the North American Jewish community. The Wexner Field Fellowship has now expanded into its own initiative to provide professional development and leadership learning for up to 15 emerging leaders each year. The Wexner Field Fellowship is a special opportunity for Jewish professional leaders to grow, deepen their leadership skills and develop a rich network of colleagues to support their career. The pre-application for the Wexner Field Fellowship is now open.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by reuvenwerber
Scoop.it!

Ancient Temple Mount ‘warning’ stone is ‘closest thing we have to the Temple’

Ancient Temple Mount ‘warning’ stone is ‘closest thing we have to the Temple’ | Jewish Education Around the World | Scoop.it
Carved in bold Greek letters, 2,000-year-old Herodian inscription marked off the section of Jerusalem's most sacred site where gentiles couldn't go -- and shows they were welcome elsewhere in holy area
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by reuvenwerber from Tools for Teachers & Learners
Scoop.it!

11 Quick & Amazing Ways to Use PowToon in Your Classroom

11 Quick & Amazing Ways to Use PowToon in Your Classroom | Jewish Education Around the World | Scoop.it
Classroom learning can be AWESOME! Check out these 11 killer tips for quick and amazing ways to use PowToon in your classroom.

Via Nik Peachey
more...
Nik Peachey's curator insight, July 18, 7:57 AM

Some nice examples and templates for using PowToon with students.

Scooped by reuvenwerber
Scoop.it!

WATCH: Operation Good Neighbor: Israel reveals its massive humanitarian aid to Syria

WATCH: Operation Good Neighbor: Israel reveals its massive humanitarian aid to Syria | Jewish Education Around the World | Scoop.it
The Israeli military on Wednesday unveiled the scope of its humanitarian assistance in Syria that has dramatically mushroomed over the last year to include treating chronically ill children who have no access to hospitals, building clinics in Syria, and supplying hundreds of tons of food, medicines and clothes to war-ravaged villages across the border.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by reuvenwerber
Scoop.it!

MOFET JTEC - jGirls Magazine - by Jewish Girls, For Jewish Girls

jGirls Magazine is an online community and magazine written by and for self-identifying Jewish girls ages 13-19 across all affiliations. jGirls contributors and users explore their concerns and cultivate their abilities to express themselves publicly and articulately through the various media they contribute to the site, including journalism, fiction, poetry, humor, music, photography, videos/ vlogs and artwork, as well as through discussion around this content. In this way, jGirls users strengthen their leadership skills, self-esteem, sense of identity and engagement and status in the Jewish community. In providing this forum for expression and exploration, jGirls contributes to long-term systemic social change in the Jewish community by building a pipeline to a future cohort of bold, committed Jewish female leaders. We actively encourage participants who are diverse in their Jewish identification, sexual orientation, gender expression, race, ethnicity and abilities.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by reuvenwerber
Scoop.it!

MOFET JTEC - Religious Encounters in Israeli State Education

As a result of understanding that interfaith encounters are apparent nonstarters, the Ministry openly encourages inter-sector school encounters, where ideas leading to the development of common values necessary for the positive development of Israeli society are discussed. Yablon and Katz (2009) indicated how interschool encounters where common values such as common citizenship, equality within society and intergroup tolerance are seriously discussed by students are far more realistic, feasible, and successful in the federal Israeli school system. In summary one might say that while religious encounters do not feature in Israeli schools, citizenship education encounters are a definite priority on the Israeli educational agenda in the hope that these encounters will lead to positive intergroup interaction and understanding and, perhaps, in the future to interschool discussions and deliberations on religion and interfaith ecumenism.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by reuvenwerber
Scoop.it!

MOFET JTEC - Embracing Israel’s Surge in Summer Interns

Last week, 221 of America’s brightest and most ambitious college students landed in Tel Aviv. During the school year, these students – and 1,500 of their peers – spend their free time participating in a program run by TAMID Group – working on consulting projects for Israeli startups or researching Israeli investments. And now, instead of high-paying opportunities on Wall Street and in Silicon Valley, they are spending the summer as interns in Israel’s high-tech sector.

Perhaps the most remarkable thing about this group is its diversity. TAMID runs its program at 41 campuses, with a group of students that runs the gamut – American and non-American, Jewish and non-Jewish, urban and rural. What unites them is their talent and their thirst to learn from Israeli innovation.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by reuvenwerber
Scoop.it!

MOFET JTEC - DJLN Educator Spotlight: Blending in Hebrew with Meirav Kravetz

In this Educator Spotlight, Meirav Kravetz shares what she learned in our JBlend Miami program and how blended learning, personalization, and data are helping students succeed in Hebrew at all levels.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by reuvenwerber
Scoop.it!

MOFET JTEC - Look, but Don’t Touch: Moscow’s Schneerson Collection Goes Online

So far, only the published books from the Schneerson Collection have been made available online, but they are already being used by researchers outside of Russia. For example, a project at Columbia University in New York is studying the movement of early Jewish books based on inscriptions in them.

The Schneerson Collection can be viewed online by visiting the site of the Russian State Library, clicking on “Digital Catalogue”. The collection can be searched through in either Hebrew or Russian.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by reuvenwerber
Scoop.it!

MOFET JTEC - Identifying Key Factors Influencing Adolescent Prayer Education in a Modern Orthodox School: Teacher, Student and Environmental Components

Jewish prayer may be conceived as a self-reflective conversation between the supplicant and the Divine, an anchor in moments of challenge or success, and a tool for clarifying values, meaning and purpose. Acquisition of tefilla (prayer) skills is an important goal during adolescence, and psychological and biological changes occurring during adolescence accentuate the relevance of positive tefilla experiences. Appropriate engagement of middle school and high school students by the Yeshiva school community can play a significant role in the development of an adolescent’s Jewish identity and lifelong commitment to prayer. The purpose of this study was to explore factors critical to student engagement in tefilla during adolescence, particularly those that may create a foundation for lifelong tefilla practice.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by reuvenwerber
Scoop.it!

MOFET JTEC - Working Together to Further Jewish Education

In Jewish education, there are no fewer than eight major Hebrew language curriculum options (that I can count). Schools are using these resources, but none of the options have really become the universal solution for teaching Hebrew. Some of these programs have even been funded by the same organizations! Did we really need 8 separate projects? What if all of the funding and resources for these projects was put together? Imagine what could happen if schools/ students had all of the combined resources available. Imagine what could be created if all of the Hebrew experts sat and pooled all of their experiences and knowledge together. The possibilities would be limitless!
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by reuvenwerber
Scoop.it!

MOFET JTEC - Jednetworking at #ISTE2017

I first attended the International Society for Technology in Education Conference (better known as ISTE) in Philadelphia in 2011 as a part of a cohort from the Avi Chai Foundation. The conference with over 15,000 educators all dedicated to meaningful integration of technology into their classrooms was overwhelming - but in a good way. For this year’s Jewish Educators Network Meetup at ISTE, the planning committee which consisted of myself, Michael Cohen, Seth Dimbert, Stew Greenberg, and Benny Gross, wanted to give Jewish educators the opportunity to present to the group as well as have ample time for follow-up discussion, and give away and raffle off some serious swag. We made a call for presentations, received many worthy respondents, and came up with the following program of 5-minute Ignite Style presentations:
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by reuvenwerber
Scoop.it!

MOFET JTEC - Twentieth Maccabiah Games, Known as Jewish Olympics, to Open with Record 10,000 Athletes

The 20th Maccabiah Games, known as the “Jewish Olympics,” will open with a record 10,000 athletes. The start of the games will be marked on Thursday July 6, 2017 with the opening ceremony at Teddy Stadium in Jerusalem. Some 30,000 people are expected for the opening, and it will be nationally televised on Israel’s Channel 2. It is the third largest sporting event in the world, according to organizers.

The athletes in the 43 sports represented at this year’s games come from 80 countries. The largest delegations are from Israel and the United States. In addition to the dozens of events taking place in the host city of Jerusalem, competitions will be held at 68 sports complexes throughout the country.
more...
No comment yet.