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Affordability in Higher Education Is Achievable - Huffington Post

Affordability in Higher Education Is Achievable - Huffington Post | Judaism in Today's World | Scoop.it

Affordability in Higher Education Is Achievable. Via Huffington Post: "it is incumbent for universities and colleges to become more creative and avoid complacency while considering affordability for today's student population."

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French Move Illustrates Israel Boycott BDS Peril | Commentary Magazine

French Move Illustrates Israel Boycott BDS Peril | Commentary Magazine | Judaism in Today's World | Scoop.it
The French telecom firm that just legitimized the Israel boycott BDS movement should pay a heavy price.
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This is serious business: when the #BDS movement hits this level, and a large company agrees to pressure to pull out of investment in Israel (the West Bank is not the issue here). This is #Anti-Semitism. Please read the article. 

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This innovative high school program is turning conventional wisdom about education on its head

This innovative high school program is turning conventional wisdom about education on its head | Judaism in Today's World | Scoop.it
This innovative high school program is turning conventional wisdom about education on its head http://t.co/uPliI1Tixc #Partne…
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How to counter the allure of ISIS for teenagers

How to counter the allure of ISIS for teenagers | Judaism in Today's World | Scoop.it
In an age of online conspiracy and digital anonymity, need a campaign as slick as the jihadis’ propaganda to stop this adolescent rebellion
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11 Ways to Help Students Overcome Creative Blocks

11 Ways to Help Students Overcome Creative Blocks | Judaism in Today's World | Scoop.it
Check out these strategies and approaches for bringing more creativity into the classroom and inspiring young artists.
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Pew Report: Jews and Hindus are most highly-educated in US

Pew Report: Jews and Hindus are most highly-educated in US | Judaism in Today's World | Scoop.it
The report shows a 6.7 percent increase in the amount of Americans who do not affiliate with any religion.
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The Educator's Guide to Copyright, Fair Use, and Creative Commons

The Educator's Guide to Copyright, Fair Use, and Creative Commons | Judaism in Today's World | Scoop.it
Lately, we've been hearing more and more about digital copyrights and fair use in the news and online - particularly with the whole SOPA/PIPA uproar that recently swept the web. Also, we on the Edu...

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Dr. Pyrate's curator insight, May 4, 3:33 PM

Don't get me wrong: I'm a pyrate. I believe in open sourcing. I also understand the paradox in the Anglophone educational and academic ideologies that "you are a valuable, unique intellectual individual with something important to say; and you mean NOTHING, and we won't listen to you until you have a whole bunch of intellectual allies to back you up, and you can prove it."  

So...these are things we have to keep an eye on. 

Kym Reinstadler, SCN Feature Writer's curator insight, May 4, 6:46 PM

Just because you find it on Google doesn’t mean you can duplicate it online for free. It may be illegal to republish even with attribution that includes a link to the original source. Classroom uses of copyrighted material may be protected under the Fair Use provision, but educators still have to know copyright law, especially if their students blog. No copyright holder is going to take away a blogger’s birthday for posting music or an image he or she didn’t actually own or have permission to use. When a copyright claim is made against material posted on line, the offending post is usually just muted or taken down. But kids need to learn proper practices for handling protected material at school from adults who know the nuances. This article will help.

Leboldus Library's curator insight, May 8, 10:57 AM

Although the copyright laws in Canada are not quite the same as the US copyright laws, there are many similarities, and a lot of the information on this post is still very applicable.  For more information on Canadian copyright, see http://cmec.ca/publications/lists/publications/attachments/291/copyright_matters.pdf ;

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Princeton Is 'Quiet Ivy' No More as Raucous Israel Debate Roils Campus - National

Princeton Is 'Quiet Ivy' No More as Raucous Israel Debate Roils Campus - National | Judaism in Today's World | Scoop.it
Princeton is thought of as the Ivy League school where the political discourse takes place at a more genteel volume. Logan Sander reports a raucous debate over Israel divestment has changed all that.
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The #BDS movement is taking hold on college campuses throughout North America. Students and parents need to be bold in asking important questions when visiting college campuses about it, see www.jewishteensblog.com

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More Is Better When It Comes to Jewish Numbers

More Is Better When It Comes to Jewish Numbers | Judaism in Today's World | Scoop.it
Some argue that depth of communal involvement is more important than raw population figures. Not so, write Mijal Bitton and Steven M. Cohen. They say we need the numbers.
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Reasons why we shouldn't be complacent about the dwindling numbers of committed and engaged Jews. 

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40 Percent Rise This Year in Global Immigration to Israel, Report Shows

40 Percent Rise This Year in Global Immigration to Israel, Report Shows | Judaism in Today's World | Scoop.it
“ A new report shows that Jewish immigration to Israel from around the world rose more than 40 percent in the first three months of 2015, the UK’s Guardian reported on Sunday. A total of 6,499 Jews arrived in Israel between January and March of this year, according to an interim report by the Jewish Agency for Israel. The vast majority of immigrants came from Europe, specifically eastern Europe. 1,971 immigrants came from Ukraine to the Jewish state, the most of any country [...]”
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Orlando Jewish teens served their community at J-Serve

Orlando Jewish teens served their community at J-Serve | Judaism in Today's World | Scoop.it
Ninety-three teens from the Greater Orlando area, along with 11,000 Jewish teens in 80 communities across 16 countries, participated in a day of community service and improvement projects as they took part in J‑Serve, the International Day of Jewish Youth Service on April 12. This year marks the eleventh year that Jewish youth from around the wor...
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J-Serve is in its 11th year and attracts teens from across the spectrum.

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5 Things Admissions Officers Look For in the Application Essay

5 Things Admissions Officers Look For in the Application Essay | Judaism in Today's World | Scoop.it
Within your college application, your personal statement is your one opportunity for the admissions officer to “meet you”, to visualize the person behind the numbers.
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Israel sending planes to rescue citizens from Nepal after earthquake

Israel sending planes to rescue citizens from Nepal after earthquake | Judaism in Today's World | Scoop.it
Efforts target 26 Nepalese babies and their Israeli parents.
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Illinois passes historic anti-BDS bill, as Congress mulls similar moves

Illinois passes historic anti-BDS bill, as Congress mulls similar moves | Judaism in Today's World | Scoop.it
While BDS has gotten most of its successes with low-hanging fruit like British academic unions and pop singers, the anti-boycott efforts are getting an enthusiastic reception in real governments, on the state and federal level. And that is because the message of the BDS movement – Israel as a uniquely villainous state – is fundamentally rejected by the vast majority of Americans.
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South Carolina passed a similar bill, with work, it's hopeful that all US states will as well. 

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US teens change behavior after searching health info online

US teens change behavior after searching health info online | Judaism in Today's World | Scoop.it
One in three American teenagers have changed their behavior after looking up health information online, according to a major study on adolescents and technology released on Tuesday. Of 1,156 US teens aged 13 to 18 years old surveyed, 84 percent said they have used the Internet to seek out health information. The Internet ranked fourth as a source of health information for teenagers but was the top media source, far surpassing books, radio, newspapers or magazines in popularity.
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6 major trends in college and university admissions - eCampus News

6 major trends in college and university admissions - eCampus News | Judaism in Today's World | Scoop.it
“Many four-year colleges and universities are seeking to keep application growth on the rise by recruiting more transfer and international students”
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Bill would make Arabic lessons mandatory from first grade

Bill would make Arabic lessons mandatory from first grade | Judaism in Today's World | Scoop.it
"Knowing the language and being able to communicate with different people can increase our sense of security and serve as a bridge between people," Likud MK Hazan says.

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12 Essential Elements of a Social Media Marketing Strategy

12 Essential Elements of a Social Media Marketing Strategy | Judaism in Today's World | Scoop.it
Do you need some help to get started with your social media marketing plan? If you want to attract and engage social-media fans and followers — and convert them into paying customers — you need t…
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Jewish actress Mayim Bialik to speak

Jewish actress Mayim Bialik to speak | Judaism in Today's World | Scoop.it

Actress Mayim Bialik, known for her role in the current popular television situation comedy series "The Big Band Theory" as well as for being a teen actress in another TV situation comedy "Blossom," also has a parenting blog on kveller.com. 

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Most people might not know that in addition to all Bialik has done, she has a doctorate in neuroscience, earned in 2007.

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Islamic Jew-Hatred at U.C. Riverside: Caves to Jihad Demands to Remove Sabra Hummus from Campus Dining

Islamic Jew-Hatred at U.C. Riverside: Caves to Jihad Demands to Remove Sabra Hummus from Campus Dining | Judaism in Today's World | Scoop.it

"It’s only a matter of time before these devout Muslims demand that Jews be removed, which is exactly what they are demanding when calling for Israel’s destruction."

 

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It is shocking how quickly, and without a fight, some universities cave into demands of #BDS  

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For Princess Charlotte, a Pink Dress From Israel!

For Princess Charlotte, a Pink Dress From Israel! | Judaism in Today's World | Scoop.it
As the media frenzy surrounding the birth of Prince William and Kate Middleton’s second child continued through Monday, Rivlin and his wife,
First Lady Nechama Rivlin — grandparents of six — sent the newborn British princess a frilly pink dress that reads “From Israel With Love.” The dress also includes a heart charm and a hamsa, a Middle Eastern symbol of success and protection from evil.
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"Resist Googling" & 5 Other Strategies For Meaningful Modern Research

"Resist Googling" & 5 Other Strategies For Meaningful Modern Research | Judaism in Today's World | Scoop.it

Most people teaching today weren’t trained to instruct students about researching in a technologically advanced world. Many need a quick refresher course or tutoring packet on successful student research. The tips below are meant to help teachers and students get off to a good start as they embark on an inquiry adventure:


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Pinning of yellow star on 3-year-old reignites Israeli education debate - Jewish Telegraphic Agency

Pinning of yellow star on 3-year-old reignites Israeli education debate - Jewish Telegraphic Agency | Judaism in Today's World | Scoop.it
Critics allege that a painful chapter in Jewish history is being instrumentalized to promote ethnocentrism and right-wing politics.
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The Orthodox Community and The Jewish LGBT Community

The Orthodox Community and The Jewish LGBT Community | Judaism in Today's World | Scoop.it
But given cultural influence- whether it’s conscious or not- Orthodox communities have to start dealing with these questions.
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Israel Museum displays world’s tiniest bible

Israel Museum displays world’s tiniest bible | Judaism in Today's World | Scoop.it
Technion scientists etch entire Hebrew bible onto a gold-coated silicon chip the size of a grain of sugar
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