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project-based learning in action: part 1

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As part of my job at Temple Isaiah, I developed Emtza, a project-based program for our middle school students. When I say "I developed," what I mean is that I had a basic concept, an idea sapling. ...

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My friend and colleague Josh Mason-Barkin has a great post on how his school is using Project-Based Learning (PBL) in the Religious School, with an awesome video. Go to his next posting for another video!

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Religious Organizations Are Now Eligible for Microsoft Donations at TechSoup

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New School: Two Apps That Let Teachers Remix Lessons Like DJs

New School: Two Apps That Let Teachers Remix Lessons Like DJs | Welcome to the Next Level - Jewish Education | Scoop.it
OpenCurriculum and Activate Instruction offer free platforms for teachers to share digital playlists.
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From my favorite publication!

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10 employee conversations that managers hate to have | SmartBlogs

Being a manager means never having to say you’re sorry. No wait, that’s some dumb line from a horrible 1970s movie. However, there may be some truth in tha
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SmartBlog on Education - Do school leaders take feedback from their staff? - SmartBrief SmartBlogs

SmartBlog on Education - Do school leaders take feedback from their staff? - SmartBrief SmartBlogs | Welcome to the Next Level - Jewish Education | Scoop.it
In schools, sometimes on a daily basis, there is discourse. Educators work day in and day out with each other, and there is always a chance that things wil
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Story Tour

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Blog of Stories, teachings and adventures of my father the Boy Scout Rabbi
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Google Play for Education could kill the iPad in schools

Google Play for Education could kill the iPad in schools | Welcome to the Next Level - Jewish Education | Scoop.it
Google announced a new education program that will help teachers manage and push out apps and other educational content to classroom Android tablets.
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Study: Prettier Charts Can Be Harder for Students to Read

Study: Prettier Charts Can Be Harder for Students to Read | Welcome to the Next Level - Jewish Education | Scoop.it
Common Core State Standards are calling for more focus on students reading charts and graphics, but new research shows engaging graphics can reduce students' understanding of chart data.
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I knew we needed white space, but I always thought visual imagery and charts were GOOD things! Say it isn't so! Then again, it comes from Ohio State. As an Illini and Wolvverines fan, I am required to be skeptical. But as an educator, I must know more.

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40 Sites for Educational Games | Digital Learning Environments

40 Sites for Educational Games | Digital Learning Environments | Welcome to the Next Level - Jewish Education | Scoop.it

Via Rabbi David Etengoff
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Success of Blended Learning Depends on Innovation, Study Says

Success of Blended Learning Depends on Innovation, Study Says | Welcome to the Next Level - Jewish Education | Scoop.it
A study from the Lexington Institute examines ways blended learning is affecting K-12 education, for better or worse.
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Clarity Through Brevity: Integrating Six-Word Memoirs

Clarity Through Brevity: Integrating Six-Word Memoirs | Welcome to the Next Level - Jewish Education | Scoop.it
At its core, the six-word memoir teaches us to be concise but also introspective. Try describing yourself in six words. Not easy, right? So, for English teachers, the six-word memoir is a great way t
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The Jewish Week

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Are we Missing Israel's Big Moment?

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Jewish Special Needs Education: Removing the Stumbling Block: Inclusion is NOT a Program | Judaism, Jewish Teens, and Today's World

Jewish Special Needs Education: Removing the Stumbling Block: Inclusion is NOT a Program | Judaism, Jewish Teens, and Today's World | Welcome to the Next Level - Jewish Education | Scoop.it
Jewish Special Needs Education: Removing the Stumbling Block: Inclusion is NOT a Program on Judaism, Jewish Teens, and Today's World curated by ruthschapira (RT @ruthschapira: Jewish Spec Needs Ed: Removing the Stumbling Block: Inclusion is NOT a ...
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Educational apps worth downloading

Educational apps worth downloading | students, apps, learning, create, allow, many, characters, includes, teachers, animated

Via Rabbi David Etengoff
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The ultra-Orthodox seamstress who determined the fate of Jewish women - Features

The ultra-Orthodox seamstress who determined the fate of Jewish women - Features | Welcome to the Next Level - Jewish Education | Scoop.it
Only a handful of people still remember Sarah Schenirer, a pioneer of girls' Jewish education who, combining tradition and modernity, single-handedly saved generations of ultra-Orthodox women from alienation and secularism.
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In the pantheon of heroes of modern Jewish Education: Sarah Schenirer!

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Why Teachers Should Be Trained Like Actors

Why Teachers Should Be Trained Like Actors | Welcome to the Next Level - Jewish Education | Scoop.it
Teaching is a lot like acting, a high-energy, performance profession that requires a person to act as a role model. But when teachers go through training and professional development, the performance aspect of the job is rarely emphasized or taught.
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How To Get Started Thinking About Online Peer Learning Communities for Nonprofit Professionals

How To Get Started Thinking About Online Peer Learning Communities for Nonprofit Professionals | Welcome to the Next Level - Jewish Education | Scoop.it
Note from Beth: This one of my favorite photos of a workshop I designed and facilitated at SXSW called "Peer Learning Session for Nonprofit Social Media Managers."    The idea was to get folks who do social media for nonprofits sharing best practices...
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Have you met JedLab yet? It is a growing group of Jewish educators from all religious streams, working all different educational settings sharing and learning together. The only hard part is keeping up with all of the different discussion threads! https://www.facebook.com/groups/jdsmedialab/

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Seven Habits of Highly Effective Mentors (SSIR)

Seven Habits of Highly Effective Mentors (SSIR) | Welcome to the Next Level - Jewish Education | Scoop.it
How to make the most of being a mentor.
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Przyblo and Vasan make an excellent point. And one I was blessed to be taught by Evie Rotstein and Jo Kaye when I became a mentor for the Leadership Institute 9 years ago! http://www.leader-institute.org/

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- From the Principal's Office: Transforming Our Schools by Changing Mindsets Not by Buying More Technology

The Resource for Education Technology Leaders focusing on K-12 educators.

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The Future of Tablets in Education: Potential Vs. Reality of Consuming Media | MindShift

The Future of Tablets in Education: Potential Vs. Reality of Consuming Media | MindShift | Welcome to the Next Level - Jewish Education | Scoop.it
By Justin Reich The Someday/Monday dichotomy captures one of the core challenges in teacher professional development around education technology. One the one
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Making PDFs into web books. - theLKgeek

Making PDFs into web books. - theLKgeek | Welcome to the Next Level - Jewish Education | Scoop.it
I was doing a project wth my class over the last few weeks and have compiled the work my children completed into a book for them to look through.
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INtersting concept! Simple and elegant.

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Blogging in the Classroom, Why? 1st May 2013 - Digital Technology Conference for Jewish Primary Educators

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Making as Writing/Writing as Making: Six-Word Memoirs | NWP Digital Is

Making as Writing/Writing as Making: Six-Word Memoirs | NWP Digital Is | Welcome to the Next Level - Jewish Education | Scoop.it
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What teachers need and reformers ignore: time to collaborate

What teachers need and reformers ignore: time to collaborate | Welcome to the Next Level - Jewish Education | Scoop.it
Darling-Hammond: The reform impulse that gave rise to construction of new learning standards and assessments will only work if we invest in the capacity of educators to work together effectively.
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FairfaxTimes.com:
Hayfield teacher’s blog a hit

FairfaxTimes.com: <br/>Hayfield teacher’s blog a hit | Welcome to the Next Level - Jewish Education | Scoop.it
History blog may be second most sought after of its kind
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project-based learning in action: part 1

project-based learning in action: part 1 | Welcome to the Next Level - Jewish Education | Scoop.it

As part of my job at Temple Isaiah, I developed Emtza, a project-based program for our middle school students. When I say "I developed," what I mean is that I had a basic concept, an idea sapling. ...

Ira Wise's insight:

My friend and colleague Josh Mason-Barkin has a great post on how his school is using Project-Based Learning (PBL) in the Religious School, with an awesome video. Go to his next posting for another video!

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