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7 Things To Do When Your College Kid Comes Home For The Holidays

7 Things To Do When Your College Kid Comes Home For The Holidays | Judaism, Jewish Teens, and Today's World | Scoop.it
Thanksgiving, Christmas, Spring, and Summer break are when many parents of college age offspring, look forward to their student coming home with hope, excitement and a little trepidation.
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5 Keys to a Successful January College Transfer

5 Keys to a Successful January College Transfer | Judaism, Jewish Teens, and Today's World | Scoop.it
High school academic performance can be a significant factor in January transfer student admissions.
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Give Thanks for Online SAT Test Prep Resources

Give Thanks for Online SAT Test Prep Resources | Judaism, Jewish Teens, and Today's World | Scoop.it
From free practice exams to vocabulary flash cards, the Internet is a robust SAT study resource.
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Five free resources to check out to make the SAT process manageable #Jteens

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De-Stress With The GPS For The Soul App

De-Stress With The GPS For The Soul App | Judaism, Jewish Teens, and Today's World | Scoop.it
Need a way to de-stress and get your mind back on course? Your smartphone may be the answer.
HuffPost recently relaunched a new version of our GPS for the Soul app, available now on the iTunes store.
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That Dylan video: How Israeli tech built it

That Dylan video: How Israeli tech built it | Judaism, Jewish Teens, and Today's World | Scoop.it
Interlude.fm, the company that got Bob Dylan to finally make a music video for ‘Like a Rolling Stone,’ has a system that lets viewers choose the details
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Are We Raising a Generation of Helpless Kids?

Are We Raising a Generation of Helpless Kids? | Judaism, Jewish Teens, and Today's World | Scoop.it
When a college freshman received a C- on her first test, she literally had a meltdown in class. Sobbing, she texted her mother who called back, demanding to talk to the professor immediately (he, of course, declined).
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The terms "Helipcopter Parents" and "Hovering Parents" are relevant here. Important questions parents need to ask: "At what age do I pull back?" "What things can/should my child handle?" "How can I teach my child advocacy skills?" 

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Harvard student group apologizes for blog on Jews and Jesus killing

Harvard student group apologizes for blog on Jews and Jesus killing | Judaism, Jewish Teens, and Today's World | Scoop.it
(JTA) — The student-run Harvard Ichthus Christian blog website apologized for an anonymous post saying that Jews deserve to be persecuted for killing Jesus.
The apology was issued on Friday.
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Hunger Games Mania Propels Archery Businesses Into Boom Time

Hunger Games Mania Propels Archery Businesses Into Boom Time | Judaism, Jewish Teens, and Today's World | Scoop.it
The Hunger Games phenomenon is giving the ancient sport of archery a lift into the limelight ... and archery companies a huge boost in business.
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"individual memberships in USA Archery, the sport’s national governing body, have soared 48 percent since the first Hunger Games movie came out last year, with youth participation in the national championships up by more than a third." 

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When a Palestinian teen shed the last traits of humanity

When a Palestinian teen shed the last traits of humanity | Judaism, Jewish Teens, and Today's World | Scoop.it
What brought a 16-year-old West Banker to such vicious depths as to murder the sleeping Israeli man-child in the adjoining seat on a bus on Wednesday? The drip-drip poison of incitement
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This article is gut-wrenching. This excerpt says what needs to be done:

"But the insistent approach of the international community, as emblemized currently by the stance of Secretary of State John Kerry, is to focus almost exclusively on the imperative to tackle the problematics of the settlement enterprise, while doing next-to-nothing to tackle the carefully cultivated, pervasive negation of Israel’s legitimacy among Palestinians. And that approach constitutes an absolute guarantee that peace efforts will never succeed."

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‘Lazy eye’ glasses help kids overcome amblyopia

‘Lazy eye’ glasses help kids overcome amblyopia | Judaism, Jewish Teens, and Today's World | Scoop.it
Amblyz, invented by Israeli physician Omry Ben-Ezra, wins international prize for innovation and 7,000 orders from Turkey.
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Texas A&M University to open a branch in Israel

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Obama announces $100M in education grants for high school students - The Hill

Obama announces $100M in education grants for high school students - The Hill | Judaism, Jewish Teens, and Today's World | Scoop.it
Washington Post Obama announces $100M in education grants for high school students The Hill To qualify, local school districts will need to match 25 percent of the federal grant, as well as recruit a local workforce investment system entity, an...
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Rethinking Teacher Roles in a New Networked World

Rethinking Teacher Roles in a New Networked World | Judaism, Jewish Teens, and Today's World | Scoop.it
Author-educators Marc Prensky and Will Richardson opened up this weekend's conference with some big ideas on how technology is changing learning and the many ways schools need to adapt and catch up.
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Prensky, who coined the terms "digital natives" and "digital immigrants" weighs in on the qualities needed by teachers in today's tech world.  

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Map Your Travel Plans With New Pinterest Feature

Map Your Travel Plans With New Pinterest Feature | Judaism, Jewish Teens, and Today's World | Scoop.it
New Pinterest feature! Geographical data will now be added to both new and existing pins allowing users to create visualized maps of their pins.
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National University Rankings | Top National Universities | US News Best Colleges

National University Rankings | Top National Universities | US News Best Colleges | Judaism, Jewish Teens, and Today's World | Scoop.it
See how the top national universities rank at US News. Find rankings for the best national universities in the US.
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Make sure you know the criteria for the rankings, it might not be relevant for your situation. #Jteens

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Companies that screen social media accounts alienate job candidates

Companies that screen social media accounts alienate job candidates | Judaism, Jewish Teens, and Today's World | Scoop.it
Research shows companies that screen the social media accounts of job applicants alienate potential employees – making it harder for them to attract top job candidates.
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Excerpt: "The recruiting and selection process is your first indication of how you'll be treated by a prospective employer," 

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Almost 2/3 of anti-religious crimes in US targeted Jews in 2012

Almost 2/3 of anti-religious crimes in US targeted Jews in 2012 | Judaism, Jewish Teens, and Today's World | Scoop.it
FBI counts 674 incidents, continuing downward trend, but ADL criticizes methodology
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Nuremberg? Forget it. They don't even know Hitler

Nuremberg? Forget it. They don't even know Hitler | Judaism, Jewish Teens, and Today's World | Scoop.it
When Rhonda Fink-Whitman decided to test college students' knowledge of the Holocaust, lugging a video camera to four local campuses, she discovered some amazing facts:
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This is a wake-up call regarding our assumptions and the work left to do! 

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Textbook on Arab-Israeli conflict by Arabs and Israeli debuts

Textbook on Arab-Israeli conflict by Arabs and Israeli debuts | Judaism, Jewish Teens, and Today's World | Scoop.it
BOSTON (JTA) — A textbook on the Arab-Israeli conflict co-authored by a Palestinian, an Israeli and an Egyptian has been published.
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Teen rappers rapped with cyberbullying charges | PinkShirtDay.ca

Teen rappers rapped with cyberbullying charges | PinkShirtDay.ca | Judaism, Jewish Teens, and Today's World | Scoop.it
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Internet harassment is (thankfully) being taken very seriously

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8 Things Kids should Be Able to Do with Technology ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

8 Things Kids should Be Able to Do with Technology ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Judaism, Jewish Teens, and Today's World | Scoop.it

Via reuvenwerber
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Technology is not 'new' for our students, what we need to do is focus on the application of learning, not the app. 

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And The Word Of The Year Is...

And The Word Of The Year Is... | Judaism, Jewish Teens, and Today's World | Scoop.it
Oxford Dictionaries just announced that their Word of the Year for 2013 is selfie, which means "a photograph that one has taken of oneself, typically one taken with a smartphone or webcam and uploaded to a social media website."...
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Dealing with Anti-Semitism on the College Campus: What Jewish Teens Think

Dealing with Anti-Semitism on the College Campus: What Jewish Teens Think | Judaism, Jewish Teens, and Today's World | Scoop.it
The post title refers to Anti-Semitism, while the poster above references anti-Israel propaganda. There are plenty of debates back and forth about which is which, including examples of Anti-Zionism...
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Brandeis University suspends its partnership with Al-Quds University effective immediately | BrandeisNOW

Brandeis University suspends its partnership with Al-Quds University effective immediately | BrandeisNOW | Judaism, Jewish Teens, and Today's World | Scoop.it
Brandeis University President Frederick Lawrence announced today that Brandeis has suspended its partnership with Al-Quds University effective immediately. Brandeis will re-evaluate the relationship as future events may warrant.
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Boycott Israel Supporters Learn They've Been Supporting Israel All Along, by Using Wix

Boycott Israel Supporters Learn They've Been Supporting Israel All Along, by Using Wix | Judaism, Jewish Teens, and Today's World | Scoop.it
A new report reveals that many members of the BDS movement against Israel build their websites using Israeli-based Wix
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