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אוניברסיטת ייל מתעדת את היהדות ב-10 כרכים

אוניברסיטת ייל מתעדת את היהדות ב-10 כרכים | Jewish Education Around the World | Scoop.it
מה הקשר בין מגילות קומרן, מעשה בחמישה בלונים וזיגמונד פרויד? כולם מופיעים באנתולוגיה לתרבות יהודית, שנערכה בחסות אוניברסיטת ייל.
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Reflections on the Current Debate on Women’s Professional Spiritual Leadership

Reflections on the Current Debate on Women’s Professional Spiritual Leadership | Jewish Education Around the World | Scoop.it
 During the past two weeks, the policy statement issued by the Orthodox Union on the role of women in spiritual leadership in the Orthodox community has generated much discussion and debate. We note in introduction that we have great regard and esteem for the leadership of the OU, its commitment to the Jewish people and the amazing work they do on behalf of us all.  Moreover, we deeply respect the learning and sincerity of the panel of roshei yeshiva and synagogue rabbis on the rabbinic panel created by the OU. A number of them are cherished teachers and mentors, some are good friends and colleagues, and some are even students from past decades. At the same time, we feel it important to share reflections on the statement, its genesis and its implications.
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7 Great Google Forms Templates to Use in Your Teaching

7 Great Google Forms Templates to Use in Your Teaching | Jewish Education Around the World | Scoop.it

As you probably all know by now, the old version of Google Drive template gallery is going away very soon and only the new version will be available. New template galleries embed a wide range of interesting and professionally designed templates users can utilize to create different kinds of content in Docs, Slides, Sheets and Forms. We have already reviewed some samples of good Google Docs templates teachers can use in their instruction (i.e., for creating lesson plans, designing brochures and newspapers, making project proposals and many more). In today’s post, we are sharing with you this selected collection of Google Forms templates to use for a variety of educational purposes. More specifically, you can use them to create forms for : event registration, event feedback, exit ticket, worksheet, course evaluation, assessment, and contact information.

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Here’s how summer camps welcome their youngest charges

Here’s how summer camps welcome their youngest charges | Jewish Education Around the World | Scoop.it
Transitioning from day camp to sleepaway camp can be challenging for first-timers — and their parents. Fortunately, Jewish camps are well prepared to handle any issue that may arise.
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These Jewish summer camps are proud to be basic

These Jewish summer camps are proud to be basic | Jewish Education Around the World | Scoop.it
At a time when many Jewish summer camps are spending millions to build everything from gymnasiums to trapezes to pool halls, a handful of Jewish summer camps have eschewed the pricey bells and whistles, focusing instead on the traditional homespun pleasures of, well, camp. Some have passed on fancy upgrades as a matter of principle, or because they don’t comport with the camp’s particular emphasis.

‘I was in crisis mode myself. But I walked outside my office, and my kids would be laughing’
For others, it’s simply not their thing.
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The Revival of British Jewry

The Revival of British Jewry | Jewish Education Around the World | Scoop.it
This essay, however, argues that the vibrancy of a community should not be judged by the threats that it faces. While threats and danger form an existential part of Jewish life, they do not necessarily determine the strength or weakness of a particular community. It is important that a community understands the nature of such threats and can organize to overcome them successfully. In doing so, the Jewish community in the U.K. provides evidence that it is vibrant and undergoing a revival. This study focuses on four aspects that show the revival of British Jewish life: demography; religious identity; educational and cultural activity; and confronting antisemitism.
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A View From The Frontlines

A View From The Frontlines | Jewish Education Around the World | Scoop.it

A year working as a journalist in Israel and the Palestinian Territories made Hunter Stuart rethink his positions on the conflict.

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An Interesting Visual on How to Cite Online Sources in APA Style

An Interesting Visual on How to Cite Online Sources in APA Style | Jewish Education Around the World | Scoop.it
Following the publication of our MLA poster, we have received several requests from our readers asking for a similar poster for APA style. We went ahead and created the visual below to help you better understand how to cite online sources in APA style. The guidelines and examples featured in this visual are taken from the book Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association 6th Edition (American Psychological Association, 2010, pp. 200-210). The book provides guidelines on how to cite several other materials from printed documents to legal and court documents. It also includes chapters on writing clearly and concisely, mechanics of style, manuscript structure and content, crediting sources and many more. It is absolutely a great manual to have in your library.
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Jewish Day Schools Are Uniquely Able to Deliver an Exceptional Education for Today

Jewish Day Schools Are Uniquely Able to Deliver an Exceptional Education for Today | Jewish Education Around the World | Scoop.it
“The beauty of Jewish day school is that it can bring the best of our tradition together with the cutting edge in education,” I often tell prospective and current parents. Yes, we teach Hebrew, Chumash, Navi, Mishna and Gemara, and our children emerge deeply knowledgeable and equipped with high-level analytic skills from study and discussion of text. At the same time, today’s Jewish day school provides things like instruction in computer coding starting in the earliest grades, and weaves engineering seamlessly into the secular curriculum (even finding ways to connect it to Judaic studies, like using a 3-D printer to create miniature items from the Mishkan, guided by Torah instructions!). Yes, we teach the secular subjects too, all the while being nimble, forward-looking and often best able to successfully balance the basics with opportunities for creativity, exploration and discovery that make learning meaningful.

As an educator, I like to say that it’s not about “A’s” but about “Aha!” moments—be they while debating Jewish texts or tackling a challenging concept in math class. Those are the moments that serve as a student’s joyful reward, building a lifelong love of learning.
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What's New About the New Israeli Shekel? Two Notes Feature Female Poets: Leah Goldberg and Rachel Bluwstein.

What's New About the New Israeli Shekel? Two Notes Feature Female Poets: Leah Goldberg and Rachel Bluwstein. | Jewish Education Around the World | Scoop.it
After much hoopla, the Bank of Israel recently announced that two new Israeli banknotes will be issued shortly. They’re part of a new series highlighting renowned 20th century Israeli poets whose life and work parallel the birth of the State of Israel and the fulfillment of the Zionist dream: A portrait of Rachel Bluwstein (Rachel the Poetess) will grace the new 20-Shekel note, and Leah Goldberg will appear on the 100 NIS. This series—a welcome change from the previous series featuring Israeli politicians—also includes 20th century Hebrew poets Shaul Tchernichovsky and Natan Alterman, who appear on the 50 and 200 NIS banknotes respectively. The planned released of the Series C NIS is late 2017.
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8 Great Android Critical Thinking Apps for Young Learners

8 Great Android Critical Thinking Apps for Young Learners | Jewish Education Around the World | Scoop.it
After posting about iPad critical thinking apps, here is another list for Android users.  We have included what we think are 8 of the popular Android apps in Google Play App Store based on positive reviews and ratings.  These are all brain games and puzzles that challenge learners critical thinking skills and trigger their problem solving and decision making competencies. The games contain different levels of difficultly and can be adapted to various age groups
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MOFET JTEC - Blessed Are You Who Gathers the Scattered Am Yisrael – And What About Us? - The Youth Shaliach Program at Bnei Akiva Schools, Toronto Canada

MOFET JTEC - Blessed Are You Who Gathers the Scattered Am Yisrael – And What About Us? - The Youth Shaliach Program at Bnei Akiva Schools, Toronto Canada | Jewish Education Around the World | Scoop.it
Time passed and that same year, we were informed of the appointment of Rav Brandes as Head of Herzog College in the Etzion Bloc, which trains thousands of students to be educators and teachers. This time it was my chance to write a short email to Rav Brandes: "Dear Rav Brandes. Congratulations on your new position! It seems that the ball is now in your court…" Rav Brandes did not hesitate and we arranged a meeting in Israel to discuss and promote the joint youth shaliach program of Herzog College and Bnei Akiva Yeshivot in Toronto.

The structure of the current program includes four youth shlichim, who come to Canada each year, for one of each of the two academic semesters. The shlichim, students at Herzog Education College towards the end of their degrees, are integrated into the school as teachers, youth leaders, educators and friends.
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MOFET JTEC - Eight Digital Tools for Students to Create Original Purim Shpiel Videos

MOFET JTEC - Eight Digital Tools for Students to Create Original Purim Shpiel Videos | Jewish Education Around the World | Scoop.it
The first thing that comes to mind when you think of Purim might be “Costumes!” but what really makes the holiday unique on the Jewish calendar is the custom of putting on the special Purim play (shpiel in Yiddish). Going back centuries, the often hilarious and satirical Purim shpiel has traditionally been performed live. Today it’s common for synagogues, Jewish schools, and other institutions to each put on their own Purim shpiel, and though these are always enjoyable to watch, there’s usually a limited number of people who get to actively participate. This year, ensure that every one of your students gets to be a part of this fun tradition as a producer, not only an audience member, by giving them the digital tools to create their own original Purim shpiel videos! In addition to having fun, they’ll be learning important media creation skills that are vital to succeeding in today’s world. Read below to find the tool that’s right for your classroom.
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MOFET JTEC - Technology for Torah Education

MOFET JTEC - Technology for Torah Education | Jewish Education Around the World | Scoop.it

The young yeshiva students who came to Brooklyn on November 23, 2017 – Thanksgiving Day in America – to participate in a “Day of Celebration” were from Mexico, Canada, Venezuela, England, Sweden, Norway, and places in the United States such as Tennessee, Rhode Island, Iowa and Alaska. The boys were accompanying their fathers attending the 5,000-person International Conference of Chabad-Lubavitch Emissaries

Their parents direct Chabad Houses around the world, and agree that the Online School, pioneered by Chabad, has helped make it possible to live and serve in communities without any Jewish day school. The Online School has made it possible for their children to receive a “proper Chabad education” without being home-schooled. The spreading of Jewish knowledge and observance were important core principles of the late Lubavitcher rebbe, Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson, the seventh leader in the Chabad-Lubavitch Hassidic dynasty and one of the most important Jewish leaders of the 20th century.

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The Zuckerberg Manifesto: Facebook will save the world

The Zuckerberg Manifesto: Facebook will save the world | Jewish Education Around the World | Scoop.it
Are we building the world we all want?"

That's the question Mark Zuckerberg used Thursday to kick off an open letter to the Facebook community he helped to build. The answer he offered was that he's hoping his company, the largest social network in the world, will contribute to shaping what he thinks will be a better one.

"Progress now requires humanity coming together not just as cities or nations, but also as a global community," he said.
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18 Incredible Digital Citizenship Web Resources for Teachers

18 Incredible Digital Citizenship Web Resources for Teachers | Jewish Education Around the World | Scoop.it
Every teacher can benefit from having some good digital citizenship Web resources available to share with students. We like the kinds of tools that will help you help them learn about appropriate and exemplary behaviors in any online environment. As a teacher, you’re in the perfect position to be the best source of digital citizenship development any student could hope for. You’re not alone, either—we’ve gathered a list of digital citizenship Web resources from people who are just like you.
The list we’re presenting you with today has 18 of the best digital citizenship Web resources available. From games to videos to online lessons and more, these tools are info-packed and comprehensive enough for any teacher’s needs.
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SEENSO

Seenso is a semantic medical search engine dedicated to promoting public health education and self-care at home
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Create fun resources for Purim!

Create fun resources for Purim! | Jewish Education Around the World | Scoop.it
Do you need fun and exciting resources for Purim?
 

Take a look at our latest e-book - Creating fun resources for teaching Purim!

It includes loads of fun and exciting ways to make Purim fun and engaging for your students!
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February MOFET International Jewish Ed Newsletter Released

February MOFET International Jewish Ed Newsletter Released | Jewish Education Around the World | Scoop.it

We are happy to send you the latest issue of The MOFET International jewish Education Portal resource listing.

The current bulletin contains information items about disability and inclusion, emotion in Jewish education, Jewish teacher education, edtech, Purim resources and upcoming conferences and professional development opportunities. 

We are happy to publish an original piece by Aviad Pituchei-Chotam about the Youth Shaliach Program at Bnei Akiva Schools in Toronto.

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A Handy Visual on How to Cite Online Sources in MLA Style

A Handy Visual on How to Cite Online Sources in MLA Style | Jewish Education Around the World | Scoop.it
We are revisiting this visual we shared a couple of years ago on how to cite online sources in MLA style. As is indicated in the poster, the guidelines provided are based on Marilyn Heath's book " MLA Made Easy: Citation Basics for Beginners" ( Chapter five: Citing Information from Online Sources, pp: 29-32) which is definitely an excellent read for those of you interested in learning more about MLA citations. Feel free to download, print or share the visual the way you want provided you keep it free of charge and include a link back to our blog.
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What We Saw and Heard at Prizmah 2017 - Rosov Consulting, LLC.

What We Saw and Heard at Prizmah 2017 - Rosov Consulting, LLC. | Jewish Education Around the World | Scoop.it
The inaugural Prizmah Jewish Day School Conference brought together more than 1,000 day school educators and education leaders for three days of learning and sharing educational best practices. We were excited to play a role in this learning process and to contribute to Prizmah at such a formative moment in the organization’s trajectory (since summer 2016, Rosov Consulting has been working with Prizmah to help coach staff from different legacy organizations, as they refer to themselves, so they can learn to do their best work together). It was especially gratifying to see the number of organizations that support the day school field that are in turn supported by the efforts of the team at Rosov Consulting.
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In Ukraine, Finding Home and Rewriting History

In Ukraine, Finding Home and Rewriting History | Jewish Education Around the World | Scoop.it
This effort grew out of a confluence of enthusiastic grassroots efforts, and growing demand, by Jewish youth in Ukraine to build a local youth movement, the combined guidance and resources of both JDC and BBYO, and the expertise of JDC-BBYO fellows, placed in Ukraine, who helped provide critical tools to shape and build the movement that these young Jews dreamed of. In just three years, AJT has grown to galvanize its members in local chapters throughout the FSU, provide volunteer opportunities, and bring teens together at an annual conference each year just like their teenage peers in JDC-BBYO partner communities around the world.

I attended this year’s gathering where more than 350 teens and guests from nine countries – Ukraine, Russia, Moldova, Georgia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Israel, and the U.S. – spent four days exploring our Jewish identities, participating in a multitude of educational programs, and electing the new teen presidents of AJT
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How To Create A Quiz in Google Forms

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A very quick (and noisy) introduction to Google Forms. It takes you through the whole creation focus. No voice-over, just messages in text, telling you what to do.  Something else to add to the arsenal when introducing Google Forms to others.
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Quick, easy Assessment tool at your fingertip!
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Internet Archive and the Wayback Machine

Internet Archive and the Wayback Machine | Jewish Education Around the World | Scoop.it


The Internet Archive is either one HUGE pile of data, or a non-profit organization whose mission is to provide "universal access to all knowledge.” Or both. As part of their mission, the Internet Archive has been crawling the Web for over 20 years, making copies of Web pages and preserving them for posterity. Today, approximately 280 billion Web pages from 1.5 billion sites are stored on the IA’s servers. Read on to learn how you can access this amazing resource that offers a window into the history of the Internet

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MOFET JTEC - Prizmah Day School Conference Delivers Fresh Approach and Exciting Collaboration

MOFET JTEC - Prizmah Day School Conference Delivers Fresh Approach and Exciting Collaboration | Jewish Education Around the World | Scoop.it
Attended by more than 1,000 people from across the Jewish community, the Prizmah Jewish Day School Conference in Chicago this week was fresh, exciting, and full of innovative approaches to Jewish education that were embraced by energetic attendees. The three-day conference lived up to expectations as an “interactive learning experience” with well-known speakers, dozens of panels and small group interactions, coaching sessions, and an “innovation playground” that showcased the Jewish community’s most advanced education technology and approaches.
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MOFET JTEC - Great Teaching Takes More Than a Great Jewish Journey

MOFET JTEC - Great Teaching Takes More Than a Great Jewish Journey | Jewish Education Around the World | Scoop.it
Many believe that being a great Jewish educator is, above all, about being a passionate and spiritual Jew. But decades of education research have shown that good teachers are made, not born. Ultimately, an inspiring Jewish journey can only take an educator so far. The best Jewish educators need to have deep knowledge of how to teach as well.
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