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It seems strange to be writing a post about the end of the snow day while digging out from 2 more inches of snow after missing school this past Thursday and Friday to an epic snow storm on the eastern seaboard of the United States, with 2 snow days the week before, and 2-4 more inches of snow expected in my neck of the woods for this Monday night into Tuesday. Ughhhhh! No, climate change will not mean the end of snow in my part of the world. If anything, climatologists are predicting storms to become more extreme in the future. The snow day is alive and well. However, through the widespread adoption of interactive technology, the snow day no longer has to be a missed school day.
Updated: Mar. 05, 2014
Registration for the second cycle of learning at Project Zug has begun! Project Zug connects Jews in different countries through on-line hevruta (one-to-one) learning. Project Zug seeks to reduce geographical distances and strengthen the bonds between our many vibrant Jewish cultures by pairing Jews in Israel and Jews around the world to learn together. This year's project will run from the week of January 26t, 2014 until the week of April 6, 2014. The deadline for signing up for the 2014 learning cycle is December 31, 2013.
Updated: Jan. 01, 2014
The MOFET Institute's Online Academy for Teachers has opened registration for the Spring, 2014 semester of online courses which will begin on February 23, 2014. The array of courses offered touches upon the fields of Teaching Educational Use of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT), Teaching English as a Foreign Language (EFL), Teaching Jewish Studies, and Teaching Hebrew as a Foreign Language. Several courses will be conducted in Spanish.
Updated: Jan. 01, 2014
The MOFET Institute's Online Academy for Teachers has opened registration for the Fall, 2013 semester of online courses. The Online Academy runs two tracks of courses for professional development of teachers: The Online Academy for Teaching Jewish Studies and Hebrew and The Online Academy for Teaching Information and Communication Technologies in Education and Teaching English as a Foreign Language. The Fall semester begins on October 13, 2013. Students registering before September 1, 2013 will receive a 10% discount on their tuition.
Updated: Jul. 16, 2013
Anna Hartman reflects on what made an online course, Introduction to Jewish Educational Leadership, she took with HUC-JIR a meaningful learning experience. She sees this as what the best of online learning actually looks like.
Updated: Jun. 04, 2013
ShalomLearning combines the best of traditional Jewish religious education with innovative online learning activities to make Hebrew school more engaging for students, more accessible for families, and more effective for synagogues.
Updated: Apr. 29, 2013
Project Zug is an innovative initiative employing the ancient Jewish method of “hevruta” with modern technology of distance learning (like Skype), to bring together the two largest Jewish communities of today, Israel and the United States. Our hope is that learning in pairs will reduce the geographical and cultural distance and strengthen the bond between our two cultures.
Updated: Jan. 08, 2013
The MOFET Institute's Online Academy for Teachers has opened registration for the Spring, 2013 semester of online courses. The Online Academy runs two tracks of courses for professional development of teachers: The Online Academy for Teaching Jewish Studies and Hebrew and The Online Academy for Teaching Information and Communication Technologies in Education and Teaching English as a Foreign Language. The spring semester begins on February 24, 2013 and concludes on June 16, 2013.
Updated: Dec. 31, 2012
The Bildner Center for the Study of Jewish Life of Rutgers University has been providing free online Jewish studies courses taught by Rutgers professors since 2006. The courses have been taken by students across the globe, in 47 countries on six continents and in 41 states across America. The non-credit online courses allow participants to learn at their own pace.
Updated: Dec. 18, 2012
Students in southern Israel have been told to stay home to avoid being hit by rockets fired from Gaza, but that doesn’t mean kids get don’t get to learn. Thanks to smart classroom technology implemented in the Negev in recent years, many students have been continuing classes at home, and in shelters.
Updated: Nov. 20, 2012