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Moodle לאן?!

Moodle לאן?! | Jewish Education Around the World | Scoop.it
הערב ראיתי שמר Moodle, מר מרטין דוגיאמאס פירסם את המצגת שהוא הציג בכנס בפברואר (לפני חודש). Moodle feb 2013 from Martin Dougiamas לצערי לא מצאתי הקלטה של ההרצאה עצמה אבל מהמצגת עצמה למדתי הרבה ואשמ...
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New finds suggest Second Temple priests who fled the Romans kept up holy rituals in the Galilee

New finds suggest Second Temple priests who fled the Romans kept up holy rituals in the Galilee | Jewish Education Around the World | Scoop.it

The hometown of the most popular sinner of the New Testament may also have been the seat of one of the priestly families that fled Jerusalem to the Galilee after the fall of the Second Temple at the hands of the Romans.
A combination of recent findings at Magdala — home of Jesus disciple Mary Magdalene (who was recently celebrated by Catholics on her July 22 feast day) and the Jewish historian Joseph Flavius — point to a developed priestly culture with echoes of ancient Jerusalem at the site.

The question scholars are now exploring is just how much of the Temple practice the priests took along with them when they fled.

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Asking the Tough Questions: A Challenge to Jewish Day Schools

At the end of June, Improving Schools: The Art of Leadership through the Principals’ Center at the Harvard Graduate School of Education brought together nearly 140 educational leaders from around the world, representing public schools and private schools, and including 18 Jewish day school leaders, sponsored by the AVI CHAI Foundation. For a week, we spent our days in Harvard programming considering the questions posed above in a big-picture setting, and we spent our evenings working in our smaller cohort discussing how they pertained specifically to the world of Jewish day schools including the specific challenges and opportunities of our unique settings.
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Learning Design Principles

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Start with learning design to deliver better outcomes and experiences

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PowToon - Brings Awesomeness to Your Presentations

PowToon - Brings Awesomeness to Your Presentations | Jewish Education Around the World | Scoop.it
Slides features beautiful, modern templates and dazzling designs, with a dash of PowToon’s quirky, animatedly entertaining style. You can also fully customize your #Slides presentation within the PowToon Studio.

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Ines Bieler's curator insight, July 17, 12:35 PM

A nice free tool for creating presentations. Good for younger learners.

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Powtoon is a basic video tool that can be useful for marketing and PR depending on the topic and market.

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Putting the Kotel Decision in Context

The recent Israeli government decision from June 25, 2017, to freeze the Western Wall (Kotel) agreement, and advance a conversion bill, was dramatic, as were the responses from Jewish leaders and organizations in the United States, Israel and other countries. This, of course, did not occur in a vacuum, and should be understood in the proper political, social and demographic context. The Jewish People Policy Institute (JPPI) has been researching some of these issues and is set to publish a comprehensive report on the status of the Reform and Conservative movements in Israel. Our findings and conclusions, some of which are used for this article, might shed some important light on the complex and heated topic of the Kotel.

Five conclusions come to mind as the dust settles on the crisis that is not yet resolved.
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Google to radically change homepage for first time since 1996

Google to radically change homepage for first time since 1996 | Jewish Education Around the World | Scoop.it
Search company to integrate its app-based feed of news, events, sports and interest-based topics into Google.com page in the near future
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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
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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.

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

Some nice examples and templates for using PowToon with students.

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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Evidence of Babylonian destruction of Jerusalem unearthed in City of David

Evidence of Babylonian destruction of Jerusalem unearthed in City of David | Jewish Education Around the World | Scoop.it

Less than one week before Tisha B’Av, the Israel Antiquities Authority presented further evidence of the destruction of Jerusalem by the Babylonians, unearthed during excavations at the Jerusalem Walls National Park in the City of David.

During the excavations, concentrated on the eastern slope of the City of David, structures dating more than 2,600 years ago were unearthed after being delicately extricated from collapsed layers of stone, the IAA said Wednesday.

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Secular young Jews come here for drinks, socializing — and Torah learning

Some 120 young Jewish professionals — largely not religious — come every week to the signature event by the Manhattan chapter of Meor, an Orthodox Jewish outreach and education group. This is significant at a time when reaching millennials remains a significant challenge for many Jewish organizations.

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1,600 years ago, soldiers may have quaffed wine from this desert press

1,600 years ago, soldiers may have quaffed wine from this desert press | Jewish Education Around the World | Scoop.it
A large Byzantine-era wine press uncovered in the Negev region is only the second of its kind to be found
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Israel and Diaspora – a Vision for a New Partnership

I believe it is imperative to take decisive and urgent steps to strengthen the engagement between the Jewish Diaspora and the State of Israel. This engagement should not only be a matter of public/grassroots initiative, which is important, but should also be institutionalized. I believe an effective solution would be to establish a consultative body – for instance, an Assembly (or Congress) of Jewish Communities. This body could be formed on the basis of agreed principles, perhaps through elections, and would include the brightest, most respected and influential members of the Diaspora. While it would have a consultative voice, I believe it would be very important to have its role established in law by the Knesset. It is possible that the statute, mandate and operating principles of this body could be enshrined by a constitutional law. The role of this Assembly would be to develop recommendations on key issues of Israel’s foreign and domestic policy that impact the way the Jewish State is perceived abroad.
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Ascending the Mountain of Innovation to Plant a Flag for a Thriving Religious School Education

Something significant happened in Los Angeles on June 11th. The Union for Reform Judaism (URJ), and Builders of Jewish Education – Los Angeles partnered to create a cross-denominational day of learning on transforming religious school education, “Ascending the Mountain of Innovation.”

Nearly 150 invested registrants comprised of forty five religious school directors with their synagogue teams (including rabbinical partners and key lay leaders), from throughout California (San Francisco, Santa Barbara, Los Angeles, Orange County, San Diego) came together for a full-day of wrestling with questions such as:
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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.
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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.

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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


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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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