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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.
Updated: Feb. 12, 2018
The rabbis of the Talmud tell us that the Temple was destroyed because of sinat chinam [baseless hatred] (Yoma 9). On Tisha B’Av, we mourn the destruction of the Temple, as well as other tragedies in Jewish history, and are also charged with ridding ourselves of sinat chinam. In schools today, though students may not necessarily say hurtful words to their peers, the anonymity and distance that the Internet provides can make it a space where sinat chinam and bullying thrive. How do we help our students understand the meaning of baseless hatred and how to prevent it? In honor of upcoming Tisha B’Av, take an opportunity to check out these resources, which you can use next year to teach students about the dangers of sinat chinam in the digital space and how they can confront cyber bullying and promote kindness and empathy online.
Updated: Jul. 13, 2017
In this Educator Spotlight, Meirav Kravetz shares what she learned in our JBlend Miami program and how blended learning, personalization, and data are helping students succeed in Hebrew at all levels. I use Bishvil Ha-Ivrit, an online platform that expands and enriches the learning from the physical materials. For example, the platform enhances and supports the learning with audio recordings, interactive technology, documentary films, and more. The students can speak, read, write, and listen to spoken Hebrew, and learn about daily life in Israel, Jewish tradition and history, and general world knowledge.
Updated: Jun. 28, 2017
Today it’s common for synagogues, Jewish schools, and other institutions to each put on their own Purim shpiel, and though these are always enjoyable to watch, there’s usually a limited number of people who get to actively participate. This year, ensure that every one of your students gets to be a part of this fun tradition as a producer, not only an audience member, by giving them the digital tools to create their own original Purim shpiel videos! In addition to having fun, they’ll be learning important media creation skills that are vital to succeeding in today’s world. Read below to find the tool that’s right for your classroom.
Updated: Feb. 13, 2017
The holiday of Tu Bishvat begins this year on Friday evening, February 10th. As the Jewish holiday most closely connected to the environment and the natural world, Tu Bishvat provides a great opportunity for teachers to include earth and environmental science in their curriculum. This year, we were inspired by Jewish texts about the natural world. For each text, we’ve taken out a particular topic you can focus on in your classroom and provided educational technology resources that can help your students reach their learning goals. Our hope is that after using these tools and developing a stronger understanding of Earth, your students will have a more meaningful Tu Bishvat.
Updated: Jan. 12, 2017
Whether you teach high school or kindergarten, you’ll find a Hanukkah resource here you can use! These websites and apps can be adapted to provide a variety of learning experiences for your students, including blended learning. For more information on how to integrate these resources into your Hanukkah curriculum, contact us!
Updated: Dec. 14, 2016
We know searching for effective educational videos on YouTube can feel like looking for a needle in an incredibly overwhelming haystack. Add in the Jewish element and we could be talking about grains of sand in an ocean -- but don’t get discouraged! We’ve journeyed through the waves of YouTube for you and found that there are great videos for teaching Jewish history, tradition, life, and culture to a whole range of ages. Whether you’re ready to try out flipping the classroom this year, or just want to change up your lessons, both you and your students will benefit from these Jewish YouTube channels.
Updated: Oct. 26, 2016
The Jewish holiday of Tu B’Shvat begins this year on Sunday evening, January 24, 2016. Tu B’Shvat, the New Year for Trees, marks the beginning of spring in Israel, when the winter rains start to subside and tree blossoms begin to bud. As the Jewish holiday most closely connected to the environment and natural world, Tu B’Shvat provides a yearly opportunity for teachers to include earth and environmental science in their curriculum. We’ve collected engaging and educational websites and apps that can find a place in both Judaic Studies and also enhance earth and environmental sciences curriculum.
Updated: Jan. 10, 2016
Saturday, September 5th was the International Day of Charity, which recognizes the role that charity plays in helping others as well as the efforts of charitable organizations. In Jewish tradition the concept of tzedakah has a more complex meaning than just charity, and encompasses both charity and justice. In the days leading up to the High Holidays, your students probably heard a lot about food drives and other community initiatives. They have also seen tzedakah mentioned in the High Holiday liturgy in the poem Unetaneh Tokef. Help your students to understand the deeper meaning of tzedakah this year using these great online resources.
Updated: Oct. 19, 2015
Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur are just around the corner! We know the beginning of the year is a busy time for teachers, so we rounded up all the best videos, websites, apps and more to help you make the High Holidays meaningful for your students. Whether you teach 12th grade or Kindergarten, there’s something here for your classroom.
Updated: Sep. 16, 2015