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The Open Source Haggadah is a prototype for a software framework which would allow groups and individuals to compose their own prayer books online by compiling pre-written texts via a simple-to-use visual interface. The site allows registered visitors to build a Passover Haggadah for their own use. To do so, they can select scripture, translation, commentary, songs/readings, rituals, and/or illustrations for any or all of the fifteen sections of the Haggadah. Site users can also make their own contributions to any section of the Haggadah for the benefit of the other users.
Updated: Jun. 22, 2009
The deputy chief of staff of the IDF, Brig. Gen. Erez Weiner, wrote a damning indictment of Powerpoint presentations in last month's issue of the IDF journal Maarachot. He claimed that such presentations represent a strong point that has turned into a weak point. He emphasized that the prevalent use of these presentations in security discussions 'has made the level of discussion, and the depth of study, more superficial. The IDF remains addicted to this tool, and is paying for it dearly.'
Updated: Jun. 09, 2009
In order to help meet the day school tuition crisis faced by parents and community, the author has been working on an alternative model for high school: a hybrid institution that allows students greater individuality in their program, offers more classes, and is less expensive. This hybrid model combines day school culture, online charter school classes, and online and traditional Judaic Studies classes, all within a brick-and-mortar building where students would socialize, interact and work together. He hopes to open such a school in Los Angeles by fall 2010.
Updated: Jun. 09, 2009
Legacy Heritage Fund Smart Board Project is pleased to announce theavailability of the Smart Board Jewish Educational Database (SJED) toteachers and educators throughout the Jewish educational world.SJED contains a large and growing database of interactive Smart Boardlessons submitted by Jewish educators from across the United States.The database is searchable by topic, language, and grade and allowsusers to download Smart Board lessons that can be used or adapted forany school. Users may also submit a lesson for posting, subject toreview.
Updated: Jun. 07, 2009
Recently the Lookjed online discussion list of The Lookstein Center for Jewish Education published an excerpt from Torah Aura's new book, What We Now Know about Jewish Education - Brian Amkraut's 'Jewish Education in the World of Web 2.0' which discusses some of the challenges and opportunities offered by modern technology and calls on the educators to become knowledgeable and familiar with a virtual world where so many of our students gather today. The essay inspired an online exchange between Jewish educators which is available for viewing and participation.
Updated: Jan. 20, 2009
Institute For University-School Partnership Continuing Education & Professional Development - Yeshiva University
A new division of Yeshiva University's Azrieli Graduate School of Jewish Education and Supervision, the Institute for University-School Partnership has launched a series of continuing education professional development programs for day school administrators, educators and professionals. Most of these programs are available either via videoconference or by live stream.
Updated: Dec. 03, 2008
ORT Argentina's Virtual Campus CEO Guillermo Lutzky is scheduled to present the virtual campus initiative at the prestigious Online Information Conference to be held in London between Dec. 2-4, 2008. The virtual campus, designed to serve two educational complexes, 7000 students and 1000 teachers, exposes students and teachers to new technologies, especially Web 2.0 applications and services, achieving a richer interaction between students, teachers, administrators, the Internet as a learning platform and the school community.
Updated: Nov. 20, 2008
In an effort to learn from the field, AVI CHAI’s Board of Trustees has recently allocated funding to support creative uses of technology for Jewish education. Grants of $2,000 to $10,000 are available for those educators in North American Day Schools who can identify and develop innovative approaches to using technology in their teaching. Applications will be accepted until December 1, 2008.
Updated: Nov. 12, 2008
Legacy Heritage Fund announces the launch of its Smart Board Project. Legacy Heritage Fund will partner with Jewish schools to make SMART Boards available to their students. Interested schools are invited to apply to participate in this project
Updated: Apr. 07, 2008
Discussions of effective, quality Jewish education are not complete without attention paid to the medium through which it is designed and delivered. Increasingly, this involves new technologies, including computers, telecommunications, video, webcasting, audio files, and more. It is therefore incumbent on the Jewish educational community to encourage the appropriate use of new technologies and multiple media in the creation, delivery, and support of Jewish learning.
Updated: Apr. 07, 2008