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Learn with us. » Interpretive Experience: The Core of Meaningful Tanakh Education

Learn with us. » Interpretive Experience: The Core of Meaningful Tanakh Education | Jewish Education Around the World | Scoop.it
Translation and personalization are the two major types of student activity in Tanakh study. We propose a third way: interpretive experience.
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In porcupines’ den, mother and daughter discover 2,200-year-old Hasmonean lamp

In porcupines’ den, mother and daughter discover 2,200-year-old Hasmonean lamp | Jewish Education Around the World | Scoop.it
Just in time for Hanukkah, a strolling family finds proof of how the Maccabees 'expelled the darkness' during their famous revolt
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20+ Tools To Supercharge Your Dropbox

20+ Tools To Supercharge Your Dropbox | Jewish Education Around the World | Scoop.it
Dropbox is a useful cloud storage, but most users do not realize that it can be way more powerful if you know how to make the most use of it. If combined with the right services, Dropbox can do almost anything imaginable in the cloud space.

So, in this post, I’m listing some of the most popular Dropbox tools and services that enhance your favorite cloud’s power and allow you to do a lot more with Dropbox. Let’s check them.
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How Many Candles Do We Light on Chanukah?

How Many Candles Do We Light on Chanukah? | Jewish Education Around the World | Scoop.it
Jews worldwide light Chanukah candles for eight straight nights, starting on the 25th of the Hebrew month of Kislev. Common practice is to light one candle on the first night of Chanukah, and to add an extra candle on each of the subsequent nights. In order to appreciate the depth of this mitzvah, we must explore its Talmudic roots.

In this Thinking Gemara shiur, we will examine the mitzvah of lighting Chanukah candles under a microscope, and look at a key passage in the Talmud that reveals the three levels of its performance. Through studying commentaries on the passage, we will uncover two major conceptual discussions that began in the twelfth century and continue to the present day.
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Innovating Pedagogy 2017 – The Ed Techie

Innovating Pedagogy 2017 – The Ed Techie | Jewish Education Around the World | Scoop.it
When we started the intention was to make it distinct from the NMC New Horizon reports by focusing on pedagogy. I think, to be honest, in those early ones there was probably a technology focus still, but as it’s progressed it has really moved away from this to more pedagogy, socially focused issues.

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Allan Tsuda's curator insight, December 10, 6:21 PM
A good guide to current methodologies defined and how their collective impact supports a 'new' paradigm of teaching and learning with pedagogy as the key to delivering, with technology and technological resources as important tools.
melindaannalford's curator insight, December 11, 1:01 AM
Very cool read I like the part about open textbooks 
 
Norton Gusky's curator insight, December 11, 8:59 AM
A UK product that attempts to look at the pedagogy rather than the technology to emerging trends in education and learning K-12.
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MOFET JTEC - British Library Publishes Treasure Trove of Hebrew Manuscripts

MOFET JTEC - British Library Publishes Treasure Trove of Hebrew Manuscripts | Jewish Education Around the World | Scoop.it
The British Library last week launched a new website showcasing 1,300 Hebrew manuscripts, ranging from ancient Torah scrolls and prayer books to philosophical, theological and scientific works. The new site is the library’s first bilingual online collection, allowing users to search for scans of the manuscripts in Hebrew and English.

The works searchable on the site include the Hispano-Moresque Haggadah from 13th century Spain, an illustrated edition of Maimonides’ Code of Law from 15th century Portugal, and the Lisbon Bible from 1482, 14 years before the Portuguese Jews were expelled from their homeland.
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MOFET JTEC - This Torah Study Tool Is Everywhere — But You May Have Never Heard of It

MOFET JTEC - This Torah Study Tool Is Everywhere — But You May Have Never Heard of It | Jewish Education Around the World | Scoop.it
Sefaria, a nimble online database of Jewish texts in both their original language and in translation, is rapidly becoming the red-hot center of the source sheet universe, which I assure you is a thing. Since Sefaria was founded in 2013, over 12,000 people have made some 74,000 source sheets using the site’s handy source sheet builder. Of those, 7,200 of their creations are available online.

And the range of subjects is testament not only to the depth of the Jewish canon but to the breadth of Jewish obsessions. There are sheets for lessons on sex, death, love, money, family strife and sibling rivalry, Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton. For Simchat Torah, there’s a sheet on the rules about women dancing with a Torah scroll. There’s even a sheet about whether or not Jews should take part in Halloween.
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MOFET JTEC - Twin Cities—A Matter of Identity and Belonging

MOFET JTEC - Twin Cities—A Matter of Identity and Belonging | Jewish Education Around the World | Scoop.it
The term “twin cities” refers to a program in which cities from different places in the world form a “twinning” alliance that serves as a setting for educational, cultural, political, and social collaborations (Grosspietsch 2009). The purpose of the program is to promote the twin cities in all aspects of life (Jayne, Hubbard, and Bell 2013) and facilitate a feeling of belonging and identity among their residents (Ogawa 2012). In the current study, the cities of Beer Sheva and Nahariya were taken as case studies for examining the contribution of the program to promoting residents’ feeling of belonging to their Jewish identity. Specifically, the current study attempted to examine the effect of town of residence and age group on feeling of belonging, and whether familiarity with the Twin Cities program affected the feeling of belonging to Jewish identity, in the assumption that residents familiar with the program would report a stronger feeling of belonging than residents not familiar with it.
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MOFET JTEC - Registration Open for 2018 National Yiddish Book Center Great Jewish Books Teacher Workshop

MOFET JTEC - Registration Open for 2018 National Yiddish Book Center Great Jewish Books Teacher Workshop | Jewish Education Around the World | Scoop.it
The Great Jewish Books Teacher Summer Seminar is a program for teachers at Jewish middle and high schools interested in enriching their curricula with materials that reflect the breadth and depth of modern Jewish literature. The four-week (July 1–27, 2018) seminar takes place at the Yiddish Book Center in Amherst, Massachusetts, home to exhibits on Jewish history and culture as well as to a vast collection of Yiddish books.
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MOFET JTEC - The Beit Midrash in the Age of Snapchat

MOFET JTEC - The Beit Midrash in the Age of Snapchat | Jewish Education Around the World | Scoop.it
This past summer I directed an immersive Talmud Fellowship program for high school women at Drisha, and over the course of a very intensive five weeks, I came to realize that the traditional Jewish learning culture may be more powerful than ever as a force to combat the pernicious effects of technology, and enhance its benefits. Certain aspects of the “old school” way of learning are uniquely equipped to address the new challenges that confront us and in that way, are themselves revolutionary. I will focus on three aspects of that learning.
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MOFET JTEC - The Shluvim Social-Professional Network: A Bridge for Educational Challenges and Trailblazers in Education

MOFET JTEC - The Shluvim Social-Professional Network: A Bridge for Educational Challenges and Trailblazers in Education | Jewish Education Around the World | Scoop.it
Establishment of the Shluvim network in 2010 responded to the Israeli education profession's need to introduce innovative pedagogical challenges. This social-professional network provides a virtual space for its members, empowering them through discussion on different aspects of education. The article describes a case study, employing both qualitative and quantitative methodology (questionnaires and interviews), to identify the dynamics of quantitative components involved in the evolvement of the network and to elicit members' experiences in the communication process.
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Temple Mount riddles resolved by tens of thousands of tiny pieces

Temple Mount riddles resolved by tens of thousands of tiny pieces | Jewish Education Around the World | Scoop.it

A recent new study by Dr. Orit Peleg-Barkat of the Hebrew University archaeology department reexamined Josephus’ text in comparison with archaeological finds from Temple Mount digs in the 1970s. Focusing on fragments of decoration found from the time, she extrapolates to the construction of the buildings, and does propose answers to some questions – including that issue of the 162 columns that don’t divide by four. She also raises new questions too. read more: https://www.haaretz.com/archaeology/.premium-1.826501

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The Easy Guide to Google Chrome

The Easy Guide to Google Chrome | Jewish Education Around the World | Scoop.it
This guide looks at the fundamentals of Google Chrome and the advantages you get when you use its features well. It is meant for the beginner who wants to explore what the world’s most popular web browser is all about.
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Opinion | No, The Orthodox Aren’t Stealing Birthright

Opinion | No, The Orthodox Aren’t Stealing Birthright | Jewish Education Around the World | Scoop.it

The Reform Movement will indeed no longer host Birthright participants. But that’s because Birthright participants have consistently failed to choose the Reform Movement’s offerings. Rather than the result of Orthodox Trip Organizers “targeting” and “indoctrinating” our naïve youth as Haaretz would have it, the decision stems from the simple fact that the Reform Movement’s trip provider, URJ Kesher, again failed to meet its recruiting quota and lost its status as a Birthright Trip Organizer. The movement is now examining what it calls “other modalities” to continue working with Birthright. Read more: https://forward.com/opinion/388725/no-the-orthodox-arent-stealing-birthright-theyre-attracting-young-people/

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Birthright CEO responds: Orthodox groups are not taking over Birthright

Birthright CEO responds: Orthodox groups are not taking over Birthright | Jewish Education Around the World | Scoop.it
There is no 'Orthodox surge': the percentage of Birthright participants arriving with Orthodox groups has remained stable over the last seven years. The Reform movement, which failed to meet our recruitment requirements, no longer serves as a trip organizer
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(2) How to Create a Virtual Conference Room - YouTube

Webroom.net makes it easy to create a virtual conference room to use for online tutoring or any other kind of online meeting that requires a whiteboard.
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Reimagining the role of the library in the digital age: changing the use of space and navigating the information landscape

Reimagining the role of the library in the digital age: changing the use of space and navigating the information landscape | Jewish Education Around the World | Scoop.it
Yesterday Carnegie Mellon University announced a new partnership with technology company Digital Science. CMU’s Keith Webster describes the mutual commitment to research discovery and smarter workflows that underpins this collaboration, and also outlines some of the ways in which academic libraries have changed; from their more dynamic use of space to the redeveloped tools and services made available to students and researchers looking to navigate the vast information landscape.

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הכלים הנבחרים לשנת 2017

הכלים הנבחרים לשנת 2017 | Jewish Education Around the World | Scoop.it
  רשימת הכלים הפופולריים ביותר בבלוג 'כלים קטנים גדולים' לשנת 2017, מתוך למעלה מ-760 כלים דיגיטליים אשר פורסמו בבלוג עד כה. הפריטים ברשימה נבחרו על פי תנועת הגולשים בבלוג: צפיות, כניסה לקישורים וכו'. Kahoot - יצירת חידון מרובה משתתפים - למעלה מ-125,000 צפיות בשנה זו ! :) google drive - כולל doc, slides, forms, sheets OnLine…
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MOFET JTEC - 2017 Pomegranate Prize Awarded to Five Rising Jewish Educators from Across the Country

MOFET JTEC - 2017 Pomegranate Prize Awarded to Five Rising Jewish Educators from Across the Country | Jewish Education Around the World | Scoop.it
Five emerging Jewish educators received the 2017 Covenant Foundation Pomegranate Prize
today at the annual Pomegranate Prize breakfast event. The year’s cohort includes practitioners working in a variety of settings, from synagogue to summer camp and beyond, all dedicated to making a difference in the field of Jewish education
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MOFET JTEC - The Tech for Learning Initiative Kicked Off This Summer

MOFET JTEC - The Tech for Learning Initiative Kicked Off This Summer | Jewish Education Around the World | Scoop.it
In August, The Jewish Education Project proudly launched the Tech for Learning Initiative Summer Institute, supported by the Jim Joseph Foundation. Teams of educators from nine Jewish day schools came together at our Manhattan office for a three-day intensive learning experience that focused on meaningful use of technology in the classroom and culminated in a micro-grant application process. The participating schools were at very different points in their technology integration journeys and came from different denominations and regions within the Tri-State area.

The inaugural Summer Institute was a hit!
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MOFET JTEC - Apply Now for the 2018-19 Hidden Sparks Internal Coach Training Program

MOFET JTEC - Apply Now for the 2018-19 Hidden Sparks Internal Coach Training Program | Jewish Education Around the World | Scoop.it
Hidden Sparks is now accepting applications for its subsidized Internal Coach Program, designed to train faculty members of a school to be school-based experts on diverse learners. Coaches receive training and ongoing support as they help teachers identify specific learning strategies for students that are struggling. The designated faculty member(s) will receive training and on-site mentoring in understanding and teaching to diverse learning styles, strategies for struggling students, and skill development to become peer coaches.
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MOFET JTEC - Registration Open for 2018 National Yiddish Book Center Great Jewish Books Teacher Workshop

MOFET JTEC - Registration Open for 2018 National Yiddish Book Center Great Jewish Books Teacher Workshop | Jewish Education Around the World | Scoop.it
The Great Jewish Books Teacher Summer Seminar is a program for teachers at Jewish middle and high schools interested in enriching their curricula with materials that reflect the breadth and depth of modern Jewish literature. The four-week (July 1–27, 2018) seminar takes place at the Yiddish Book Center in Amherst, Massachusetts, home to exhibits on Jewish history and culture as well as to a vast collection of Yiddish books.
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MOFET JTEC - PJ Library® Launches PJ Library Radio – A Streaming Music Service for Families with Jewish Children

MOFET JTEC - PJ Library® Launches PJ Library Radio – A Streaming Music Service for Families with Jewish Children | Jewish Education Around the World | Scoop.it
As a part of its continual effort to innovate how families with Jewish children can engage and connect with Jewish culture and values, PJ Library, the global Jewish book program, is launching a streaming music service. In addition to the free books that PJ Library sends to more than 180,000 children in the United States and Canada each month, children and families will now be able to listen to the best in Jewish kids music, for free. The new service, PJ Library Radio, can be streamed at pjlibraryradio.com, the PJ Library Radio app (available for download on iTunes or from the Google Play store), or TuneIn Radio (Sonos, Xbox, Roku).
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Google's newest app aims to free up space on your Android phone

Google's newest app aims to free up space on your Android phone | Jewish Education Around the World | Scoop.it
The app, called Files Go, suggests files to delete, backs files up to the cloud and lets you share them offline.
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Facebook Launches Chat For Kids - But is it Safe?

Facebook Launches Chat For Kids - But is it Safe? | Jewish Education Around the World | Scoop.it
Facebook has created a special version of its Messenger tool for users aged under 13. Those are kids that are too young to use the main Facebook site (officially, at least).

The core functions of Messenger Kids will be the same as the main Messenger app: users can exchange written messages in real time, or carry out video calls. There'll also be a range of "comedic" filters and effects to overlay on the video.
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Google's new data-tracking app could save money on your mobile bill

Google's new data-tracking app could save money on your mobile bill | Jewish Education Around the World | Scoop.it
Google’s newest Android app might be its most useful of all. It’s called Datally, and it has one function: to stop apps from gobbling up your precious gigabytes of data.

The simple, intuitive app is designed to help you get a handle on your mobile data usage and stop rogue apps from surreptitiously using it up. So, if you get a message from your carrier about using an abnormal amount of data, you can use Datally to pinpoint the app that’s doing the most damage and shut it down.
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