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Jump Off the Coursera Bandwagon - Commentary - The Chronicle of Higher Education

Jump Off the Coursera Bandwagon - Commentary - The Chronicle of Higher Education | Jewish Education Around the World | Scoop.it
The start-up company is capitalizing on a lemming-like rush among elite colleges, but all it offers is the massification of education.
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Announcing the Release of “The Internet and You,” New Educational Resources for Elementary School-Age Students | Berkman Klein Center

Announcing the Release of “The Internet and You,” New Educational Resources for Elementary School-Age Students | Berkman Klein Center | Jewish Education Around the World | Scoop.it
The Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University is excited to share the release of The Internet and You: Curricular Materials for Educators Grades 1-3, developed by the Youth and Media team in collaboration with the New York Public Library and WGBH.
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Technology In The Classroom: The Genie’s Out Of The Bottle

Technology In The Classroom: The Genie’s Out Of The Bottle | Jewish Education Around the World | Scoop.it

When technology in a classroom was novel, it was common for schools to simply throw it at a curriculum, to create a “wow” effect or to justify its price tag. We have, fortunately, progressed beyond that point. Each of the initiatives in this article is an example of technology in the service of education, where a curricular need is being addressed by a technological solution. Read more at http://www.thejewishweek.com/news/new-york/technology-classroom-genies-out-bottle#yGoXktLWy1IYgX7d.99

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A Personal Approach to Israel Education

A Personal Approach to Israel Education | Jewish Education Around the World | Scoop.it
The Aleph Bet of Israel Education – 2nd edition provides tools for successful, experiential education to be conveyed in our Jewish communities today. Without this framework, we as Jewish educators living in the Diaspora would be further from dialogue and from finding open and personal understandings of Israel. Instead, I continuously find ways to further build our community at Beth El Synagogue Center and our conversations surrounding Israel by expanding our communal knowledge and basing those ideals in these principles of Israel education. These principles relate to all good education, no matter the subject, and are modeled through Israel education in a very specific, necessary, and legitimate manner that promotes meaningful dialogue and relationships in our communities. I hope that my experiences at Beth El and utilization of the iCenter and Israel education network help show what productive Israel education looks like in the Diaspora, and reflects the vast potential of the field in the years to come.
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Israel Education: Where are We Going and How are We Getting There?

Israel Education: Where are We Going and How are We Getting There? | Jewish Education Around the World | Scoop.it
Such a framework would go some ways toward creating a “common language” in educating Jewish day school students about Israel – one of the most divisive issues within American Jewry. Additionally, it would also assist in bridging the current gaps, not only between different streams of American Jewry, but also between Israeli and American educators on the topic of Israel. The simple fact that the standards and benchmarks would be based on cognitive as well as behavioral and affective goals would in itself create a field of activity broad enough to allow all schools, curriculums, and divergent educational streams to find the common ground for collaboration and joint endeavors, thereby reinforcing the value of “klal Israel.”
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From Anti-Zionism to Anti-Semitism: An Educators Conference » AVI CHAI

As we imagine, this subject is of great concern to many within the Jewish community. We invite teams of Jewish day school high school educators to participate in thinking about how best to prepare students for the encounters they may experience on campus and how Jewish day schools can approach this challenge in a more intentional and mindful way. For details about the conference please visit: https://www.brandeis.edu/israelcenter/resources/educators2016.html. We welcome teams of 2-4 educators, heads of departments, administrators and board members to register and participate in this conversation.
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Waze adding more sites to map

Waze adding more sites to map | Jewish Education Around the World | Scoop.it

Navigation app Waze will soon be adding more obscure and lesser-known sites to its maps as part of an initiative by the Ministry for the Development of the Negev and Galilee, which seeks to popularize tourist attractions in the Negev and Galilee regions.

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What digital divide? Seniors embrace social technology

What digital divide? Seniors embrace social technology | Jewish Education Around the World | Scoop.it
Contrary to popular belief, older adults enjoy emailing, instant messaging, Facebook and other forms of social technology. Not only that, but such online networking appears to reduce seniors' loneliness and even improve their health.
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הכל בראש בתכנית הבוקר של ערוץ 10 - 26.7.16

מנהל הפרויקט, רון קורמוס, ואחד מראשוני המשתתפים, אלחנן גרינוולד, השתתפו בתכנית "הבוקר" של ערוץ 10 וסיפרו על ״הכל בראש״.
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WATCH: Matisyahu sings at his kids’ Jewish summer camp

WATCH: Matisyahu sings at his kids’ Jewish summer camp | Jewish Education Around the World | Scoop.it
Artist gives surprise performance for Bnei Akiva campers in Pennsylvania
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Pardes brings together teachers across denominations to tackle Tefilah crisis in schools – Jeducation World

Pardes brings together teachers across denominations to tackle Tefilah crisis in schools – Jeducation World | Jewish Education Around the World | Scoop.it
At the start of the summer vacation, twenty four teachers, spanning grades 2-12, across denominations and from throughout the U.S., participated in the Aleinu Leshabe’ach II: Conference on Tefilah in Jewish Day Schools. The five-day conference, run by the Pardes Center for Jewish Educators (PCJE) with support from the AVI CHAI Foundation, aimed to work with teachers on the front lines who are seeking ways to make tefilah (prayer) more meaningful in their schools.
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The Role of Metacognition in Learning and Achievement

The Role of Metacognition in Learning and Achievement | Jewish Education Around the World | Scoop.it
Metacognition, simply put, is the process of thinking about thinking. It is important in every aspect of school and life, since it involves self-reflection on one’s current position, future goals, potential actions and strategies, and results.

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A useful short article on 3 types of metacognitive strategy.

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Being Frum in Medieval Ashkenaz – By Julie Mell - The Marginalia Review of Books

Being Frum in Medieval Ashkenaz – By Julie Mell - The Marginalia Review of Books | Jewish Education Around the World | Scoop.it

Julie Mell on Elisheva Baumgarten’s Practicing Piety in Medieval Ashkenaz

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MOFET JTEC - Call for Papers for Hebrew College's Seventh Annual Early Childhood Jewish Education Conference

MOFET JTEC - Call for Papers for Hebrew College's Seventh Annual Early Childhood Jewish Education Conference | Jewish Education Around the World | Scoop.it

The Early Childhood Institute at Hebrew College announces a Call for Papers for its Seventh Annual Early Childhood Jewish Education Conference, Monday-Tuesday, December 12 and 13, 2016, at Hebrew College, 160 Herrick Road, in Newton, Massachusetts. The theme for this year's conference is "Miracles and Wonders"

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In first, short story on Ethiopian Jewry added to national literature curriculum

In first, short story on Ethiopian Jewry added to national literature curriculum | Jewish Education Around the World | Scoop.it
Award-winning tale of elderly Ethiopian couple's journey to Israel by Girma Mengistu to be taught in Israeli schools
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18 Ways Israel is Changing the World

18 Ways Israel is Changing the World | Jewish Education Around the World | Scoop.it

  As a special Independence Day gift to our readers, ISRAEL21c has put together a unique online exhibition called 18 Ways Israel is Changing the World, which you can stage anywhere and at any time of the year.

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The 21st Century and the Remaking of American Jewry

The 21st Century and the Remaking of American Jewry | Jewish Education Around the World | Scoop.it
The American Jewish community is undergoing a major demographic transformation, driven by the imprint of the millennial generation and influenced by a collection of economic and cultural forces. This new Jewish paradigm encompasses a number of operating principles.
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The Dutch Jewish Community Is Small, But Alive and Kicking

The Dutch Jewish Community Is Small, But Alive and Kicking | Jewish Education Around the World | Scoop.it
Gloomy? Pessimistic? Of course not! The Jewish community is more vigorous than ever. We are a small community, but definitely alive and kicking!t
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Teaching about the Holocaust in Israel: A Pedagogical Approach Adopted by the Israeli Ministry of Education

Teaching about the Holocaust in Israel: A Pedagogical Approach Adopted by the Israeli Ministry of Education | Jewish Education Around the World | Scoop.it
Holocaust education in any setting requires a careful approach, taking into consideration the cultural sensitivities of the target audiences, local history and current trends. In Israel, where Holocaust education has been created and developed over decades to produce models used around the world, this approach can be examined using the prism of the nationally instituted curriculum. The following article presents the rationale and ramifications of Holocaust education in Israel, as well as principles and suggestions to be considered in Holocaust education world over.
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Dear Social Justice Warriors: Your Religion Is Progressivism, Not Judaism

Dear Social Justice Warriors: Your Religion Is Progressivism, Not Judaism | Jewish Education Around the World | Scoop.it

all of us who remain should take three vows: to engage with Judaism on its terms, not our own; to refrain from arguing that this engagement somehow gives us the authority to make claims on anything but the faith itself; and to have the intellectual and moral decency to realize that while political and theological questions sometimes converge, they are never, at their essence, the same questions. As Jews, there’s really nothing else we ought to do.

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Evaluating Websites as Information Sources

Evaluating Websites as Information Sources | Jewish Education Around the World | Scoop.it
Studies suggest that many U.S. students are too trusting of information found on the internet and rarely evaluate the credibility of a website’s information. For example, a survey found that only 4 percent of middle school students reported checking the accuracy of information found on the web at school, and even fewer did so at home (New Literacies Research Team & Internet Reading Research Group, 2006).

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August MOFET International Jewish Ed Newsletter Launched

August MOFET International Jewish Ed Newsletter Launched | Jewish Education Around the World | Scoop.it
The current bulletin contains information items dealing with early childhood education, teaching Hebrew, teacher education and developing Jewish identity of Israelis living abroad as well as reports on conferences and research findings gleaned from journals, blogs and social media sources.
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NewCAJE Tishrei Resource Book

NewCAJE Tishrei Resource Book | Jewish Education Around the World | Scoop.it

One of the things that makes this a great resource https://thejewisheducator.wordpress.com/tishrei-resource-book/ is the great diversity of material. There are lesson plans, music, songs and stories, ways to better lead services, overviews of the holidays, and explanations of the prayers and concepts and how to teach them. There are several sessions on Hebrew and one on drumming — both as ways to prepare for the holidays. You will certainly find many things of interest to you as you move through these pages.

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August MOFET International Jewish Ed Newsletter Released

August MOFET International Jewish Ed Newsletter Released | Jewish Education Around the World | Scoop.it
The current bulletin contains information items dealing with early childhood education, teaching Hebrew, teacher education and developing Jewish identity of Israelis living abroad as well as reports on conferences and research findings gleaned from journals, blogs and social media sources.
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In His Image –An Interview with Rabbi Yuval Cherlow

In His Image –An Interview with Rabbi Yuval Cherlow | Jewish Education Around the World | Scoop.it
Rabbi Yuval Cherlow (Hebrew wiki) thinks there is a need for developing greater sensitivity to the new social and economic issues not legislated by halakhah by turning to ethical literature (mussar) and non-legal rabbinic literature (aggadah). Under these new conditions, “social sensitivities become more significant… If we can only build on this sensitivity, we can create a more just world.”…
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Thou Shalt Not Reprint

Thou Shalt Not Reprint | Jewish Education Around the World | Scoop.it

But as Neil Netanel’s new book, From Maimonides to Microsoft: The Jewish Law of Copyright Since the Birth of Print, relays, the Microsoft ruling comes after centuries of rigorous rabbinical thinking about print, property, and the role of halakhah itself.

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