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Poll: Should teachers be allowed to interact with students on social media? - The Star-Ledger

Poll: Should teachers be allowed to interact with students on social media? - The Star-Ledger | Judaism in Today's World | Scoop.it
Poll: Should teachers be allowed to interact with students on social media?
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This bill (S441), waiting for the Governor's signature, would require a written policy to include “provisions designed to prevent improper communications between school employees and students made via e-mail, cellular phones, social networking websites, and other Internet-based social media.”

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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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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. 

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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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Mentally stepping back from problems helps youth deal with negative emotions - PsyPost

Mentally stepping back from problems helps youth deal with negative emotions - PsyPost | Judaism in Today's World | Scoop.it
Adolescence is a time of frequent and intense emotional experiences, but some youth handle their emotions better than others. Why do some young people reac ...
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Pew Research Study Examines Teens’ Online Habits—Nonprofits Should Pay Attention

Pew Research Study Examines Teens’ Online Habits—Nonprofits Should Pay Attention | Judaism in Today's World | Scoop.it
Nonprofits looking to engage with youth should make sure they are incorporating mobile devices and the most popular social networks into their communication strategies.
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It is important that organizations reach out to those they wish to engage in the target's preferred medium, even if the organization needs to retool in order to effect that change 

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My Advice to Parents Before Your Teenager Leaves for College

My Advice to Parents Before Your Teenager Leaves for College | Judaism in Today's World | Scoop.it
For those teens who have hopefully garnered enough college acceptance letters to make some choices, parents will need to make some choices too. In a short time, your son or daughter will be packing...
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Are you and your teenager on the same page for college goals? 

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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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Why Birthright Next Was Doomed From the Start - Israel

Why Birthright Next Was Doomed From the Start - Israel | Judaism in Today's World | Scoop.it

The news that Birthright Next is winding down has come as a surprise to many. But Jay Michaelson says the effort to engage alums of the free trips to Israel was doomed from the start — and he explains why.


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Twitter Tests Tool to Search for Patterns of Abuse

Twitter Tests Tool to Search for Patterns of Abuse | Judaism in Today's World | Scoop.it
Twitter on Tuesday broadened its harassment policy to include a wider definition of what constitutes abuse and is rolling out more weapons to blunt such attacks, including for the first time a feature that will search for patterns of misuse.
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This is great news, glad that twitter is being responsive to issues of #cyberbullying and #antisemitism

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Mentally Stepping Back From Problems Helps Youth Deal With Negative Emotions, Penn Study Says

Mentally Stepping Back From Problems Helps Youth Deal With Negative Emotions, Penn Study Says | Judaism in Today's World | Scoop.it
Adolescence is a time of frequent and intense emotional experiences, but some youth handle their emo
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Excerpt: "...youth who mentally take a step back from their own point of view when thinking about something troubling can deal with negative emotions more effectively and become less upset by them."

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A Teen’s Perspective on Philanthropy

Check out this reflective piece Scott Rubenstein, a high school senior, wrote on international Jewish philanthropy! http://t.co/r1dcvsdVhf
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