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Abba Hillel Silver, Man of the Zionist Hour

Abba Hillel Silver, Man of the Zionist Hour | Jewish Education Around the World | Scoop.it
The forgotten story of the arrogant, overbearing egotist who, with one speech, united the American Jewish community behind the Zionist idea and helped secure the Jewish future.
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YU introduces “Revel Remote” Distance Learning

YU introduces “Revel Remote” Distance Learning | Jewish Education Around the World | Scoop.it
In an effort to make its programs available to a larger pool of qualified students, Yeshiva University’s Bernard Revel Graduate School of Jewish Studies has launched a distance learning option, Revel Remote. Beginning with the Spring 2018 semester, the online platform will allow remote students to enroll in Jewish philosophy degree programs at Revel, and they will be able to participate in classes from their locations.

Unlike online courses, remote or distance learning means that students fully participate in the classroom in real time.
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Zman Cheker – Using PBL to Unite the School Community Around Learning

Zman Cheker – Using PBL to Unite the School Community Around Learning | Jewish Education Around the World | Scoop.it
In the Denver Jewish Day School Lower Division this year, we took our study of Chanukah to a whole new level through Zman Cheker (In-Depth Inquiry Time), during which each grade level participated in a fully immersive and interdisciplinary project based learning unit.
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Sydney Taylor Book Award Winners Announced: The Best Jewish Children's Literature of 2017

Sydney Taylor Book Award Winners Announced: The Best Jewish Children's Literature of 2017 | Jewish Education Around the World | Scoop.it
You know Sydney Taylor. Author of the All-of-a-Kind Family books, goddess, namesake of the Association of Jewish Libraries’ awards for books for kids and teenagers that “exemplify high literary standards while authentically portraying the Jewish experience.” I am way more excited about these awards than about the farshtunkiner Golden Globes. This year marks the 50th anniversary of the awards, for bonus excitement.
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Footage from inside Hamas arms-smuggling attack tunnel destroyed by Israel

Footage from inside Hamas arms-smuggling attack tunnel destroyed by Israel | Jewish Education Around the World | Scoop.it
Israel destroyed late on Saturday an attack tunnel built by Hamas, the Israel Defense Forces said in a statement. 

According to the Israeli army, the tunnel passed under the Kerem Shalom border crossing, near the Egyptian border. The IDF said it also extended into Egyptian territory. "We have not encountered a tunnel like that before," IDF Spokesperson Brig. Gen. Ronen Manelis said.
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80 years after being banned by Nazis, Bnei Akiva is back in Germany — sort of

80 years after being banned by Nazis, Bnei Akiva is back in Germany — sort of | Jewish Education Around the World | Scoop.it
Almost eight decades after being outlawed by the Nazis, Germany’s branch of the international Bnei Akiva movement is back — with some slight changes.

Founded as a religious Zionist movement to promote Jewish immigration to Israel, this particular branch of the organization has shifted its sights to instead suit the needs of the growing local community and the peculiarities of German Jewish life.
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What the Dead Sea Scrolls Mean for the History of Judaism and Christianity

What the Dead Sea Scrolls Mean for the History of Judaism and Christianity | Jewish Education Around the World | Scoop.it
In a discussion with Eve Harow, Lawrence Schiffman describes how he became one of the leading researchers into the Dead Sea Scrolls, what these documents say—and don’t say—about the development of both Judaism and Christianity, the differences among the major Jewish sects of the Second Temple era (Pharisees, Sadducees, and Christians), and the remarkable improvements in Jewish-Catholic relations in recent years. (Audio, 65 minutes).
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MOFET JTEC - A Philosopher in the Eye of the Storm: Monsieur Chouchani and Lévinas's “Nameless” Essay

MOFET JTEC - A Philosopher in the Eye of the Storm: Monsieur Chouchani and Lévinas's “Nameless” Essay | Jewish Education Around the World | Scoop.it
This article made a case, albeit conjecturally, for understanding Lévinas’s essay “Nameless” as a text devoted to a man without a name—M. Chouchani. On an ideological and philosophical level, Lévinas’s essay does not tell the story of M. Chouchani and is not intended to publicly reveal his true name, his family affiliation or ethnic origin, or the educational home in which he grew up and developed. Rather, true to philosophical form, Lévinas offers a number of essential truths that can and should be learned from a teacher as virtuous as M. Chouchani. In retrospective view, the main points of this essay have the capacity to recount the great philosophical and ethical story that Lévinas attempts to tell based on the inspiration of the image and teachings of M. Chouchani.
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MOFET JTEC - It Takes A (Jewish) Village: Yaldeinu

MOFET JTEC - It Takes A (Jewish) Village: Yaldeinu | Jewish Education Around the World | Scoop.it
In a place where the Chanukah aisle at Target is tiny, like the kosher aisle in the local supermarket, Jewish parenting means being proactive. “Here in Portland, we constantly have to analyze and ask ourselves, ‘If it’s so hard, why am I doing it? Does Judaism really matter to me?’” It’s a question that many Jewish parents ask, and one that has brought three leading Jewish organizations together to help parents explore. The Yaldeinu Fellowship, the brainchild of The Rohr Jewish Learning Institute, the Avi Chai Foundation, and the Kohelet Foundation, is an innovative leadership forum now halfway through its two-year pilot phase.
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MOFET JTEC - Learners with Disabilities in Jewish Education: Addressing an Important Need at JTS

To help meet the demand for more qualified staff, the Davidson School is launching a concentration in Disabilities Inclusion and Advocacy beginning in Fall 2018. In addition to the standard requirements for our MA in Jewish Education, students in the Disabilities Inclusion and Advocacy concentration will complete coursework in special education at JTS and Columbia’s Teacher College, engage in a year-long practicum in the field (with the option of working at a Jewish summer camp in a disabilities/inclusion program), participate in a number of co-curricular programs and learning opportunities, and enjoy cohort-based meetings and opportunities for reflection. We are currently receiving applications for our inaugural year; we are excited to begin this journey and do this meaningful work.
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MOFET JTEC - Limmud launches “Something for Everyone”

MOFET JTEC - Limmud launches “Something for Everyone” | Jewish Education Around the World | Scoop.it
Limmud North America (NA) has received a multiyear, six-figure challenge grant to launch its ambitious “Something for Everyone” (SFE) initiative. SFE aims to expose new audiences to innovative Jewish learning by increasing involvement of under-engaged families, young adults and others, thereby attracting a broad cohort of new volunteers. SFE will be piloted in a number of American cities holding Limmud events in 2018 with the aspiration of broadening the initiative to other countries in the future.
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MOFET JTEC - Tanach Scholar Certificate Program, Allegra Franco School/Herzog College Accepting Applications

MOFET JTEC - Tanach Scholar Certificate Program, Allegra Franco School/Herzog College Accepting Applications | Jewish Education Around the World | Scoop.it
 

The Herzog Academic College of Alon Shvut, in affiliation with the Sephardic Rabbinical College and the Allegra Franco School of Educational Leadership, is proud to announce the launch of a 2-year Tanach Scholar certificate program.
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MOFET JTEC - Kevah Summer 2018 Teaching Fellowships

MOFET JTEC - Kevah Summer 2018 Teaching Fellowships | Jewish Education Around the World | Scoop.it
As Jewish professionals, we are expected to be able to teach the Torah we’ve learned – but rarely are we trained to do it well. At Kevah, we have years of experience running adult learning groups nationally, and we have developed a unique model that sees the educator as not just a content expert, but as a skilled facilitator who helps to create a "group chevruta." Transform the way you teach Jewish texts at the Kevah Teaching Fellowship (June 18 - July 1, 2018) in Berkeley, CA.
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30 Free and Useful Android Applications

30 Free and Useful Android Applications | Jewish Education Around the World | Scoop.it


Android is a mobile operating system developed by Google. It is installed on smartphones and tablets. My Samsung 3 cellphone uses the Android operating system. There are thousands of free Android applications at the Google store. Below are 30 free and useful programs that I recommend. Several of the programs are supported by ads and some have ad-free paid versions. I use the free versions. After each application description is a link to its download page.
Note to Apple users: Many of these applications are also available for Apple iOS devices.
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Many middle-income households must ask for ‘handouts’ for kids’ Jewish education

Many middle-income households must ask for ‘handouts’ for kids’ Jewish education | Jewish Education Around the World | Scoop.it
Speaking with parents, educators, and representatives from various foundations, a common thread emerges: It’s clear the question isn’t whether to keep their children in day school or summer camp. Rather, it’s how to make more accessible and more affordable these experiences that many view as essential to forming a strong sense of Jewish identity.
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The Alphabet of Chromebook Tools for Teachers and Students

The Alphabet of Chromebook Tools for Teachers and Students | Jewish Education Around the World | Scoop.it
For a full-size PDF poster version to print out for your school, click here:  Alphabet of Chromebook Tools.pdf

Note: The above PDF also has links

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Voice Dictation – Type with your Voice

Voice Dictation – Type with your Voice | Jewish Education Around the World | Scoop.it
Dictation is an online speech recognition software that accurately transcribes your spoken voice into text. You can even add punctuations and special characters with voice.
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Ten search engines for researchers that go beyond Google

Ten search engines for researchers that go beyond Google | Jewish Education Around the World | Scoop.it
Using search engines effectively is now a key skill for researchers, but could more be done to equip young researchers with the tools they need. Here, Dr Neil Jacobs and Rachel Bruce from Jisc’s digital infrastructure team share their top ten resources for researchers from across the web.

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need data or an article for a project ? here are search engines that go beyond....give you and edge...

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MOFET JTEC - Challenging Linguistic Purism in Dual Language Bilingual Education: A Case Study of Hebrew in a New York City Public Middle School

MOFET JTEC - Challenging Linguistic Purism in Dual Language Bilingual Education: A Case Study of Hebrew in a New York City Public Middle School | Jewish Education Around the World | Scoop.it
Dual language bilingual education (DLBE) programs, in which students are taught language and academic content in English and a partner language, have dramatically grown in popularity in U.S. schools. Moving beyond the teaching of Spanish and Chinese, DLBE programs are now being offered in less commonly taught languages and attracting new student populations. Based on qualitative research conducted in a New York City public middle school that recently began a Hebrew DLBE program, we found that this program, in its inception and design, challenges traditional definitions of DLBE and offers new understandings about bilingual education for the 21st century. We argue that the policies and guidelines for the provision of DLBE and the scholarship upon which they are based are rooted in notions of linguistic purism that fail to consider or meet the needs of communities enrolling in bilingual education programs today.
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MOFET JTEC - Mentoring, Job Satisfaction, and Anticipated Turnover in Modem Orthodox Jewish Day Schools: Perceptions of Early Career Teachers

MOFET JTEC - Mentoring, Job Satisfaction, and Anticipated Turnover in Modem Orthodox Jewish Day Schools: Perceptions of Early Career Teachers | Jewish Education Around the World | Scoop.it
This mixed-methods study examined possible relationships between mentoring, job satisfaction, and anticipated turnover in a sample of 39 beginning teachers in Modem Orthodox Jewish day schools, 11 of whom participated in semi-structured follow-up interviews. It was predicted that perceived quality of mentoring would be positively associated with job satisfaction and negatively associated with turnover intentions.
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MOFET JTEC - Educational Approaches and Contexts in the Development of a Heritage Museum

MOFET JTEC - Educational Approaches and Contexts in the Development of a Heritage Museum | Jewish Education Around the World | Scoop.it
This article proposes a conceptual model of experiential multicultural museum education that delineates teaching approaches in multicultural museum education. It is grounded in the framework of conceptual research aimed at identifying and clarifying key characteristics and educational concepts raised by museum’s designers and educators. The analysis it presents is based on insights learned during the design of the Interactive Jewish Museum of Chile.
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MOFET JTEC - Israelis Are Flocking to this Silicon Valley Community Center

MOFET JTEC - Israelis Are Flocking to this Silicon Valley Community Center | Jewish Education Around the World | Scoop.it
With a foot in the tech world and another in Jewish culture, the JCC in Palo Alto has transformed itself into a hub for local Israeli expatriates. Located on a sprawling 8.5-acre campus, the place known formally as the Oshman Family Jewish Community Center has done what many mainstream American Jewish institutions are still attempting: attracting American Israelis, numbering in the hundreds of thousands, to programs at a legacy organization.

Called the Israeli Cultural Connection, or ICC, the suite of Israeli programs at the JCC draws more than 20,000 people annually to its classes, seminars and concerts. They and their children celebrate holidays, keep up their Hebrew and Israeli identity, and inch closer to the institutions and norms that have long organized the American Jewish community.
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MOFET JTEC - Has Birthright Been Successful?

MOFET JTEC - Has Birthright Been Successful? | Jewish Education Around the World | Scoop.it
Nearly 18 years and 400,000 North American Birthright participants later, our latest research confirms that the skeptics were wrong. Participation in Birthright has a transformative impact that extends far beyond young Jews’ time in Israel. Birthright’s alumni, compared to similar young Jews who did not participate in the program, are more highly connected to Israel, more likely to have a Jewish spouse and raise Jewish children, and more likely to be engaged in Jewish life.
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MOFET JTEC - Four EdTech Tools for Creative Parsha Projects

MOFET JTEC - Four EdTech Tools for Creative Parsha Projects | Jewish Education Around the World | Scoop.it
The DigitalJLearning Network brings you EdTech tools you can use for helping students to learn Torah, specifically the weekly parsha. With these tools, students will be able to demonstrate their understanding of the parsha in a more interactive, creative way. You can also personalize instruction for these “parsha projects” by allowing students to choose which tool(s) will work best for them.
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Google launches a new directory to help you discover Assistant actions

Google launches a new directory to help you discover Assistant actions | Jewish Education Around the World | Scoop.it
Google says you can now perform more than a million actions with the Google Assistant. Those range from looking up photos with Google Photos to starting a meditation session from Headspace. But one problem with voice assistants is that it’s very hard to discover which actions you actually can perform. For many users, that means they use their Google Home or Alexa to set a few timers and maybe play music, without ever realizing what else they can do.



To help its users a bit, Google is launching a new directory page for the Google Assistant today.
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