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What role can edtech tools play in Judaic studies? Haven't teachers been imparting Torah wisdom for thousands of years without the use of online tools? The benefits of online tools in the Jewish classroom is dependent on the goal of the class. If the teacher is mainly interested in reviewing texts and expanding on the meanings, frontal classes, traditional chevrutas and pen-and-paper assignments work well. If, however, the teacher is looking for new ways to inspire the students and help them develop skills which will enhance their learning while allowing them to internalize the material in new and different ways, online learning offers such an option. eLearning involves the newest and most innovative edTech tools for a highly interactive learning experience.
Updated: Jul. 08, 2015
JETS Israel has created a class on the teaching the Holocaust. Entitled 'Remembering and Rebuilding', the online course links the Holocaust with the establishment of the State of Israel. Students become familiar with aspects of both events as they examine the importance of remembering the Holocaust in order to create better, more meaningful lives in the present and build for the future. Every aspect of the course is designed to make the holocaust meaningful as the students develop a personal connection to the Holocaust era and to people who perished as well as to those who survived.
Updated: Jan. 04, 2015
In a recent discussion on the Jewish Educator's JedLab Facebook Forum, participants actively debated different approaches to teaching Chanukah. Many posters suggested exclusive approaches that negated other possibilities. Leaving aside the question of the veracity of the traditional Chanukah narrative, JETS Israel addresses this issue by bringing a variety of themes and approaches to students and their families as the Jewish world prepares to celebrate the Festival of Lights.
Updated: Dec. 24, 2014