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Students in small and large communities are desperate for active and engaging Jewish learning.These experiences must accommodate 21st Century teenagers – busy, tech-savvy teens, who want to stay Jewishly engaged, if the time, activities and location, meet their needs. As traditional religious school programs are experiencing sharply decreasing participation, a paradigm shift is definitely needed to meet the challenges of the social changes of the 21st century. Jewish Journeys, a project of the Marlene Meyerson JCC Manhattan, has created an innovative model that utilizes the computer and the internet to provide a personalized Jewish educational program to meet the needs of both students and parents.
Updated: Sep. 02, 2018
For the new year, JETS Israel has compiled a list of “EdTech Tools for 2018” that we feel are very effective in the Jewish classroom. From assessments to presentations, timelines to games, these tools can transform your curriculum.
Updated: Feb. 11, 2018
What does it mean to have a Jewish state? For one thing, when living in a non-Jewish society, we often rely on non-Jewish neighbors to help us navigate difficult areas of Jewish practice, such as running hospitals on Shabbat. In a predominantly Jewish society in which many public services are run by the state, alternative solutions must be developed in order to foster Shabbat observance in the public arena. In this virtual tour of the Zomet Institute’s “Experiential Visitor Center”, students go behind the scenes to understand how the Zomet Institute’s Rabbis and Engineers solve techno-halachic problems by developing innovative and ingenious devices that enable Israeli society to maintain Shabbat observance in a modern context.
Updated: Jan. 17, 2017
JETS Israel is seeking Ivrit teachers, located in Israel, with the following qualifications: bilingual, Hebrew and English, experience with Diaspora students, not afraid of EdTech, or, even better, experience with EdTech, willingness to take the JETS 'NoTeacherLeftBehind' course in the fall or asynchronously, with our feedback.
Updated: Sep. 11, 2016
Everyone seems to “know” – on a theoretical level – that EdTech has a lot to offer classrooms of every level. But actually implementing elearning in the classroom is another story. This week JETS director Smadar Goldstein traveled to Seattle to work with four Jewish Day Schools on how to implement elearning in Judaic studies, Hebrew language, and other subject areas. Smadar’s visit to Seattle was sponsored by the Samis foundation. Samis organized the visit as part of their interest in providing professional development to Jewish Day School educators, and their desire to promote quality EdTech learning on a day-to-day basis in day school classrooms.
Updated: Jul. 19, 2016
The development of the internet and social networking in the 21st century has changed the way in which students learn, and potentially the way in which teachers teach. The internet, ipad, and apps have opened up a vast resource of possibilities to more effectively engage our students in the learning process – to greatly enhance their classroom experience and to enable them to generate their own learning beyond the classroom. This course is designed to familiarize teachers with online tools, skills, and methodologies that can empower them to teach online or to utilize online tools to maximize learning in their classrooms.
Updated: Apr. 20, 2016
For most graduates of the JETS No Teacher Left Behind course, the skills and techniques that they learn during the course are put to use in their classrooms. Teachers in Amsterdam, however, took the concept one step further and have created an online Jewish school for 9 and 10 year olds who have little or no opportunity to learn about their Jewish heritage but who are eager to do so.
Updated: Dec. 21, 2014
In September 2014, JETS Israel initiated a new course on Modern Israel at Yeshivat Kadima in St. Louis. The students are currently studying the first unit of the year, which focuses on Tzuk Eitan – the Defensive Edge campaign that Israel waged this summer in Gaza. Using Tzuk Eitan as a jumping off point, the JETS course guides the students towards a deeper understanding of the background, events and consequences of this summer's military conflict with Gaza.
Updated: Oct. 26, 2014
Many schools have a limited number of advanced Hebrew language students – whether English speaking students with an excellent facility in Hebrew or Israeli students – whose needs are not met in the regular Hebrew class. JETS has developed a solution to this challenge.'Ivrit Plus' is a new blended learning Hebrew language program that utilizes online learning tools to engage advanced learners with authentic Hebrew. The program is geared toward advanced students in grades 6-8, and provides 3 lessons per week.
Updated: Aug. 19, 2014
Jerusalem Ed Tech Solutions (JETS) has opened registration for the second cohort of its online course for teachers, '21st Century Instruction: Beyond the Classroom to the Global Community'. The course offered on April 9 - June 18, 2013, is designed to familiarize teachers with online tools, skills, and methodologies that can empower them to teach online or to utilize online tools to maximize learning in their classrooms.
Updated: Mar. 12, 2013