May 26, 2010
Source: The Jewish Week
Julie Wiener writes about how congregational schools are utilizing technology to improve their Hebrew language curricula A prime example is Temple Micah in Washington, DC which is using the Internet videoconferencing service, Skype, to provide one on one home Hebrew tutoring for their students.
Skype-based tutoring — piloted last year and formalized this year at Micah — is not only a convenient, inexpensive way to give kids personal attention in Hebrew, but it frees up time at the once-a-week school for other lessons.
A number of congregational schools are adopting technology to teach Hebrew effectively and how to best make use of increasingly limited classroom hours. The use of technology also allows for more personalized teaching to meet individual needs and increase students motivation to learn.