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Zaption - Interact With Video

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Add response elements throughout your tour, including multiple-choice questions, continuous polls, discussions, and more.


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Great tool for making video and flipped learning more interactive. Some really nice interaction types. Fantastic.

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Making a Difference

Making a Difference | Jewish Education Around the World | Scoop.it
Turning around schools with large percentages of children at risk is a difficult but achievable task. Contrary to skeptics, transforming a failing school into one of great repute is less a matter of possibility than it is of determination and effort. With proper planning, relatively meager resources, and enthusiastic volunteers – and most of all with principals who are entrepreneurs and leaders – an informed and dedicated team of reformers can transform weak schools. Even those in the geographic and social periphery can emerge as inspiring educational institutions and positive anchors for their neighborhoods.
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Blended Learning Model Shows Promise, Nonprofit Says

Blended Learning Model Shows Promise, Nonprofit Says | Jewish Education Around the World | Scoop.it
Area day schools piloting computer-aided instruction report higher scores, lower budgets.
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Open access data

Open access data | Jewish Education Around the World | Scoop.it
In this webinar, we will introduce the issue of open access agenda. We will learn how to locate high-quality academic information free of charge. We will introduce the new trend of open data, particularly open gov​ernment data, as well as the open data of some educational initiations such as Open Course Ware and MOOC. The webinar is suitable for teachers, teacher educators, developers, and anyone interested in expanding their knowledge of the field.​​
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A Handy Visual Featuring 12 Useful Chrome Extensions for Student Researchers

A Handy Visual Featuring 12 Useful Chrome Extensions for Student Researchers | Jewish Education Around the World | Scoop.it
Here is another of our popular infographics we published in 2016. If you haven't seen it yet, the visual features some of our favourite Chrome extensions we recommend for student researchers. 'We arranged these extensions under four main headings: Search and Curation (Diigo Web Collector, Google scholar, Evernote Web Clipper), Reading and Annotation (Readability, DocHub, Notable PDF), Taking Notes ( Google Keep and Note Anywhere), Bibliography and Citations (EasyBib, Cite This for Me, Zotero Connector).'
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Why I live in Israel

Why I live in Israel | Jewish Education Around the World | Scoop.it
Some people come here because of Abraham’s mission. Others are inspired by Herzl’s words, or the Holocaust’s warning, or the victories of the Maccabees and the IDF.

I live here because I want to be like that little girl by the river, who sowed the seeds of the future in a simple moment of love. I want to shape our national future as I care for my children, write my stories, and smile at strangers in the street. That, for me, is what life in Israel is all about.
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ROI Reflections: The road from, and back to, Saloniki

ROI Reflections: The road from, and back to, Saloniki | Jewish Education Around the World | Scoop.it
"I am Salonica," explained Rena Molcho to our group of 30 ROIers and Connection Point participants, eight talented Israelis well-known in the music industry (among them, Berry Sakharof, Ehud Banai and Shai Tzabari), and a team of ten educators from the Jerusalem Secular Yeshiva. Molcho is a historian. She led one of the tours and a Jewish history session during the ROI Thessoloniki Delegation in mid December, 2016. The daughter of Holocaust survivors, Molcho was one of the first Jewish children born in Thessaloniki, Greece (also known as Salonica), after WWII. She can trace generations of her family's roots in the city; they've been there since the Spanish Inquisition.
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MOFET JTEC - Reinventing Religious School Tefillah

MOFET JTEC - Reinventing Religious School Tefillah | Jewish Education Around the World | Scoop.it
These are questions that I struggle with as an educator, a tefillah leader, and a Jew. As a participant, I hope to be moved by worship experiences. As a leader, I hope to make the experience meaningful. As an educator, I want students to have a positive Jewish experience that inspires them - to lead, to learn and to live Jewishly. How can we make the time students spend in religious school tefillah meaningful and memorable, and how can it be used to develop relationships and build community?

There are elements inherent in a service that do engage children. Children love to talk, to sing, to move, and to listen to stories. If we can frame the tefillah with these concepts, perhaps we can create a more engaging prayer experience. If we can infuse each element of the service with meaning, taking the time to explain and explore what we do and why we do it, we have the potential of making not only religious school tefillah more engaging, but also every service they attend for the rest of their lives.
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MOFET JTEC - Open Days at The MOFET Institute's Online Academy: February – March, 2017

MOFET JTEC - Open Days at The MOFET Institute's Online Academy: February – March, 2017 | Jewish Education Around the World | Scoop.it
The MOFET Institute's Online Academy is offering online courses in the didactics of teaching diverse disciplines. The courses, which are held in a range of languages including English, Hebrew, Spanish, and Arabic, are intended for anyone who has an interest in teaching – teachers, teacher educators, researchers, policy makers, etc. We are delighted to invite you to an Open Day with the heads of the various programs. Join the scores of learners and graduates of the Academy's programs!

The Open Day aims to respond to your questions on any topic connected to our programs and courses: the nature of distance learning, the courses contents, structure, and requirements, as well as costs, registration options, payment, certificates, and accreditation.
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MOFET JTEC - Emerging Adults Choosing Long-term Programs in Israel – Questions Inspired by the Evaluation of Masa Israel Journey

MOFET JTEC - Emerging Adults Choosing Long-term Programs in Israel – Questions Inspired by the Evaluation of Masa Israel Journey | Jewish Education Around the World | Scoop.it
Today, about a third of Masa Israel Journey’s twelve thousand participants are older than 21. Most of this population are post-college and pre-family; in today’s world, what has been coined “emerging adults.” While this change alone is interesting, the implications of this change are especially intriguing and provocative for Masa and for community partners interested in effectively engaging this demographic group. A team from Rosov Consulting working together with Masa Israel Journey to study the outcomes produced by the different programs for which Masa provides a platform. Having completed a retrospective study of Masa alumni who participated in programs between 2005 and 2014, we have also been studying, in real time, a cohort who participated in Masa programs between July 2014 and June 2015, and who are now between six and twelve months out of the program.
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MOFET JTEC - The New Year of the Trees: Ecological EdTech for Tu Bishvat

MOFET JTEC - The New Year of the Trees: Ecological EdTech for Tu Bishvat | Jewish Education Around the World | Scoop.it
The holiday of Tu Bishvat begins this year on Friday evening, February 10th. As the Jewish holiday most closely connected to the environment and the natural world, Tu Bishvat provides a great opportunity for teachers to include earth and environmental science in their curriculum. This year, we were inspired by Jewish texts about the natural world. For each text, we’ve taken out a particular topic you can focus on in your classroom and provided educational technology resources that can help your students reach their learning goals. Our hope is that after using these tools and developing a stronger understanding of Earth, your students will have a more meaningful Tu Bishvat.
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MOFET JTEC - Positive Psychology, Trickling Down from Universities to Day Schools, Seen as New Key to Engaging Jewish Teens

MOFET JTEC - Positive Psychology, Trickling Down from Universities to Day Schools, Seen as New Key to Engaging Jewish Teens | Jewish Education Around the World | Scoop.it
At a recent conference, “Happiness Hacks: Feel Good, Do Good and Stop Obsessing about Jewish Identity”, the Jewish Education Project partnered with the Lippman Kanfer Foundation to teach more than 400 educators and lay leaders how to integrate positive psychology into their curricula. The conference included a lecture by renowned Israeli positive psychologist Dan Ariely and group exercises in “laughter yoga,” a series of exercises that induce laughter to promote healing. “In the past, the purpose of Jewish education was to [allow students to] fully participate in American life without giving up their Jewish identity — now, that’s not enough,” said Aryeh Ben David, founder of Ayeka, a Jerusalem-based nonprofit that focuses on “soulful” Jewish education — teaching Jewish subjects with more “personal meaning and impact.” “Teens today don’t need a classroom to access information — they can get anything they want to know online,” said Ben David in a phone interview. This changes the need for school “in a profound way.” “Jewish education needs to become a vehicle to enhance students’ lives, rather than just transmit content.” Ayeka is currently working with four schools in the U.S. to train Jewish educators in “soulful education.”
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MOFET JTEC - The Dilemma of Deviant Subcultures for Immigrant Youth Integration: An Analysis of Popularity Attainment in Israeli Schools

MOFET JTEC - The Dilemma of Deviant Subcultures for Immigrant Youth Integration: An Analysis of Popularity Attainment in Israeli Schools | Jewish Education Around the World | Scoop.it
Immigrant and second generation youth face distinct challenges adapting to school environments in the host society. Young people’s popularity is often influenced by style-based subcultures. This research investigates how students from diverse ethnic and linguistic backgrounds in Israel, a multi-ethnic society with a large proportion of immigrant youth, adopt subcultural identities, and the effects this has on popularity attainment. This study makes use of a nationally representative quantitative survey of Hebrew instructed high schools. Results are analyzed through Structural Equations Modeling.
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MOFET JTEC - The Inclusion Assistant: Who Is She Supposed to Be? An Exploratory Study

MOFET JTEC - The Inclusion Assistant: Who Is She Supposed to Be? An Exploratory Study | Jewish Education Around the World | Scoop.it
Following the almost worldwide implementation of policies giving all students – including those with special education needs – the right to learn within the general education system, there has been a sharp increase in the number of inclusion assistants (IA). IAs provide special-needs students one-to-one accompaniment, allowing them to function in the general education classroom and reducing the onus on the classroom teacher in such cases. Unfortunately, many, if not most, of IAs enter the system without suitable training or special qualifications and often neither they nor the teachers have a clear idea of how they should fulfill their role. This exploratory study used a questionnaire and semi-structured interviews to identify and compare how 30 classroom teachers and IAs define the IA’s role. It also studied how eight IAs changed their perception of their roles after attending an IA training course and what the implications of such courses may be.
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Are Jews leaving Europe? A New Report

Are Jews leaving Europe? A New Report | Jewish Education Around the World | Scoop.it
The latest report from the UK’s Institute for Jewish Policy Research, Are Jews leaving Europe? authored by Senior Research Fellow Dr Daniel Staetsky, provides an in-depth analysis of Jewish migration to Israel from selected European countries, in the context of the changing politics and demography across the continent. In particular, it asks whether or not recent developments in migration to Israel are in any way unusual, either in scope, scale or motivation. In short, are Jews leaving Europe? And, if so, what prompts them to do so? Does antisemitism, in particular, play a role?

The report relies on multiple sources of data and advanced statistical methods to analyse migration to Israel from Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Sweden and the United Kingdom, all European countries with significant Jewish populations, where there is considerable public debate about the long-term future of Jewish communal life due to concern about rising antisemitism.
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Educational Resources for International Holocaust Remembrance Day - January 27

Educational Resources for International Holocaust Remembrance Day - January 27 | Jewish Education Around the World | Scoop.it
International Holocaust Remembrance Day - January 27, 2017
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25 awesome apps for teachers, recommended by teachers - TED-Ed

25 awesome apps for teachers, recommended by teachers - TED-Ed | Jewish Education Around the World | Scoop.it
What are the best apps for teachers? We asked TED-Ed Innovative Educators and the TED-Ed community. Below, 25 awesome apps recommended for teachers, by teachers.

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Your Israel Connection For Tu B'Shevat

Your Israel Connection For Tu B'Shevat | Jewish Education Around the World | Scoop.it
Grow your love for Israel as we wish 'Happy New Year' to the trees throughout the Land and join the thousands from around the world who are gathering with friends, family and their community to plant Israeli wildflower seeds, enjoy a special Seder, taste the seven biblical species, and take part in all the wonderful traditions to honor Tu B'Shevat!
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January MOFET Jewish Education Newsletter

January MOFET Jewish Education Newsletter | Jewish Education Around the World | Scoop.it
The current bulletin contains information items about experiential Jewish education, positive psychology, general educational resources as well as resources for Tu B'shvat and research articles about teacher education and much more. 

We are happy to present an original article written by Chana German, Director of the Lookstein Virtual Jewish Academy about online learning in Jewish day schools. 

MOFET International is happy to invite you attend its Open Days at its Online Academy,  Online seminar on Online Teaching, and MOFET's 2017 Israeli Leadership Seminar for Teachers and Community Executives. some of the services we provide for the Jewish Education community.
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Obama Jews, Trump Jews – is the division inevitable? | Rosner's Domain

Obama Jews, Trump Jews – is the division inevitable? | Rosner's Domain | Jewish Education Around the World | Scoop.it

Confused? I am certainly confused. This whole exercise is not aimed at convincing you that supporting the minimum wage is the Jewish thing to do, or that supporting the relocation of the US embassy to Jerusalem is the Jewish thing to do. It is aimed at raising the possibility that our tendency to politicize Jewishness is not because Judaism is a certain formulation of political beliefs – but rather because our proficiency in Jewishness is lacking. Because instead of looking for ways to make Trump Jews and Obama Jews dwellers of the same Jewish tent – like blue-eyed and brown-eyed Jews – we define Jewishness in political terms and hence force separation on them.

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MOFET JTEC - Pioneering Change: Online Learning Adoption in Day Schools

MOFET JTEC - Pioneering Change: Online Learning Adoption in Day Schools | Jewish Education Around the World | Scoop.it
In the mid-1990s, a few dozen intrepid high school students enrolled in what were likely the first fully online high school courses. Fast forward twenty years later. It’s hard to think of students who take online courses as educational pioneers anymore. Taking an online course to fill a Biology, Math, or even Talmud credit seems run of the mill. After all, adults enroll in online courses all the time—to pass the DMV requirements, to learn how to use that new software for work, or to study Renaissance poetry in a MOOC. It’s only commonsensical that schools would harness this mode of teaching as well.

In fact, over 2.2 million K-12 school students enroll in online courses annually. The vast majority of the students come from the public system, but hundreds of thousands of students from private and charter schools also enroll. Jewish day schools sign up their students as well, though on a smaller scale. While 4% of all American public school students take an online course, less than 1%t of Jewish day school students enroll in an online course for either General or Jewish Studies. Jewish day schools began experimenting with online learning less than a decade ago, and at this point, several thousand Jewish day school students participate in online learning courses every year. This number is steadily growing.
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MOFET JTEC - Shalem College's Fourth Academic Class Continues “Tradition of Excellence”

MOFET JTEC - Shalem College's Fourth Academic Class Continues “Tradition of Excellence” | Jewish Education Around the World | Scoop.it
Shalem College’s second president, Prof. Isaiah M. Gafni, welcomed 53 new students to campus the first week of November, 2016, urging them to “retain the extraordinary passion for learning” that brought them to the college throughout their next four years. Hailing from all parts of the country, and representing a diverse religious and ideological spectrum, Shalem’s over-subscribed Class of 2020 are united by their impressive record of service, commitment to learning, and academic accomplishment—traits that define the college’s first three pioneering classes as well, and “continue Shalem’s tradition of excellence,” in the words of Provost Dr. Daniel Polisar.
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MOFET JTEC - MOFET 2017 Israeli Leadership Seminar for Teachers and Community Executives in the Jewish World

MOFET JTEC - MOFET 2017 Israeli Leadership Seminar for Teachers and Community Executives in the Jewish World | Jewish Education Around the World | Scoop.it
The MOFET International Leadership Seminar in Israel for Jewish educators and community leaders (July 3-12, 2017) will deal with issues and models of Jewish leadership throughout the history of the Jewish people, up to the present time, examining the participants' management and leadership styles and helping them promote community leadership in the roles they are currently performing or will perform in the future.
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MOFET JTEC - Zomet Institute – Where Halacha and Technology Meet — Virtual Museum Tour

MOFET JTEC - Zomet Institute – Where Halacha and Technology Meet — Virtual Museum Tour | Jewish Education Around the World | Scoop.it
What does it mean to have a Jewish state? For one thing, when living in a non-Jewish society, we often rely on non-Jewish neighbors to help us navigate difficult areas of Jewish practice, such as running hospitals on Shabbat. In a predominantly Jewish society in which many public services are run by the state, alternative solutions must be developed in order to foster Shabbat observance in the public arena. In this virtual tour of the Zomet Institute’s “Experiential Visitor Center”, students go behind the scenes to understand how the Zomet Institute’s Rabbis and Engineers solve techno-halachic problems by developing innovative and ingenious devices that enable Israeli society to maintain Shabbat observance in a modern context.
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MOFET JTEC - Applications Open: Senior Educators Cohort at M²: The Institute for Experiential Jewish Education

MOFET JTEC - Applications Open: Senior Educators Cohort at M²: The Institute for Experiential Jewish Education | Jewish Education Around the World | Scoop.it
M²: The Institute for Experiential Jewish Education has opened applications for the second cohort of its Senior Educators Cohort. M² develops and provides training and research to advance the field of experiential Jewish education and invest in the growth of its educators. The M² Senior Educators Cohort (SEC) is a selective international training program for experiential Jewish educators. Open to educators with at least five years of experience, SEC enables participants to articulate, refine and sharpen their practice by exposing them to theories and methods that serve as the foundations of experiential Jewish education.
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MOFET JTEC - Making a Homeland, Constructing a Diaspora: The Case of Taglit-Birthright Israel

MOFET JTEC - Making a Homeland, Constructing a Diaspora: The Case of Taglit-Birthright Israel | Jewish Education Around the World | Scoop.it
The study of diaspora policies in political science, international relations, and political geography has moved away from conceiving diasporas as bounded entities to conceptualizing diasporas as a process to be made. One body of literature maps different strategies employed to bond diasporas to their country of origin, while another body of literature pays specific attention to diasporic identities and the ways such identities are reproduced and constructed abroad. This article seeks to bring these two literature together by focusing on homeland tourism as a diasporization strategy, i.e. the construction, reproduction, and transmission of diasporic identity. Through the case of Taglit-Birthright – a free educational trip to Israel offered to young Jewish adults – the article identifies the specific mechanisms and micro-practices used in order to transform Israeli territory into a Jewish homeland, reproduce the narrative of dispersion, and demarcate group boundaries.
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