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Jewish Interactive has some nice Chanukah gifts for you: Great Chanukah resources and ideas for activities on how to make these 8 days more meaningful and fun!
Updated: Dec. 07, 2020
The project on ‘School based lifewide learning using mobile technologies’ has been implemented by the Amal Shevach Mofet High School, Tel Aviv since 2013. It derives from the school’s pedagogical approach, which aspires to integrate the students into society, and views individuals as independent people and as integral parts of their community. The lifewide learning project is based on three principles: location (moving outside the classroom to learn in real-life situations), community (giving and contributing to the community) and learning (transforming the role of teachers).
Updated: Jun. 10, 2019
The Jewish holiday of Passover is a time when the fields are still damp with rain and dotted with a myriad of multicolored flowers. It is also a time when families pack huge picnic baskets and portable barbecues and go out on trips to bask in the warm, not yet hot, weather. That is why the Israeli startup Cnature, has developed a Facebook bot — FlowerzBot — to help users identify the kind of flower they see in the field, in real time, by uploading a picture of it and getting back information on its name and qualities.
Updated: Apr. 19, 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
At no point in history have there been more ways of learning Hebrew. Thanks to modern technology, there are many, many options out there, even for those with limited budgets, schedules and mobility — ranging in price from absolutely free to thousands of dollars. In addition to the traditional route of consulting books or signing up for an in-person class through a synagogue, Jewish community center or university — or traveling to Israel where there are myriad in-person courses and programs, you now can choose from an array of online courses, apps and software. Or, you can set aside a summer vacation for a full-scale immersion program in rustic Vermont!
Updated: Nov. 23, 2016
Whether you love it or hate it, your students are -- and will be -- playing Pokémon Go, a location-based augmented reality mobile game. Instead of seeing the game as a further distraction, why not see it as an opportunity to bring Jewish education to life in the eyes of a teen? Here are 6 ways you can use the game to your creative advantage!
Updated: Jul. 27, 2016
The six apps reviewed here exemplify best practices in the nascent field of Holocaust education apps, particularly those that illustrate a constructivist approach, one that places students at the center of the educational experience and encourages active learning. Interacting with survivors in the classroom and online has provided students with this opportunity until now, but as the witnesses pass away, teachers can turn to digital technology to offer another form of interactive engagement. Designed for today’s generation, these apps reflect our awareness that knowledge is constructed from and shaped by experience.
Updated: Mar. 02, 2016
BetaMidrash is a free Android app using open-source online Jewish texts crowdsourced from Sefaria – an incredible platform in its own right which I plan to feature in a future post. BetaMidrash combines an attractive interface complete with Hebrew texts and translations, embedded commentaries when available, a powerful search engine, and downloaded texts so that the app continues to work even with a minimal data connection. What I did not realize when I first started using BetaMidrash after it was launched in April 2015–and quickly fell in love with it–was that this app was created by two electrical engineering students at Cooper Union.
Updated: Nov. 25, 2015
Livnot U’Lehibanot has partnered with the Path of the Heart to bring you an interactive exploration of Safed’s Old City, accessible through your smartphone. Simtaot presents you with an artistic map of the ancient city, distributed in the Livnot Visitor Center and other locations in Safed. Surf to the mobile site on your smart phone. Watch and listen to a virtual tour guide who will tell the story of Safed and its many historical sites of different historical periods with enthralling legends.
Updated: May. 21, 2015
Israel Antiquities Authority Steps into 21st Century with Smartphone Game That Shows Off Holy Land’s Archaeological Treasures
Kids who want to know more about ancient Israel but can’t get out into the field can now dig into a new app put out by the Israel Archaeological Authority. Dig Quest, available for iPhone and iPad (Android on the way) devices, lets kids assemble puzzles, search for ancient artifacts, and thumb through the Dead Sea Scrolls to discover Israel’s hidden treasures.
Updated: Dec. 10, 2014