EdJewTopia: Integrating Technology in Jewish Education

Jul. 05, 2012

Source: EdJewtopia


This issue of EdJewTopia,  focuses on how we as educators can integrate technology into complementary settings. This issue of EdJewTopia is particularly exciting as all of the authors are PELIE Technology Fellows, who were selected in teams of two to attend the 2012 ISTE (International Society for Technology in Education) Conference, the world's largest education and technology exposition. At the conference, fellows explored new methods for teaching and learning, expanded their technological skill sets and discussed how to impart these new lessons to their fellow Jewish educators around the nation.


Ariana Katz offers an important viewpoint as to how technology can help overcome the "What did you learn today?" problem of complementary schools. Jennifer Newfeld discusses why the model of a "Flipped Classroom" can be a particular asset for complementary Jewish education. Arnie Rotenberg explains why bringing elephants into the classroom may be a solution for changing the mindset of his faculty about using technology in the classroom.


In this month's cool tools section, you get thousands of tools instead of three! Each of the links provided contains a database of web tools for education! Keep these links bookmarked, because they will be of great value to you when you are searching for the perfect tool to fit your goals!


PELIE Technology Fellows 2013

PELIE will be awarding fellowships for the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) 2013 Conference, taking place on June 23-26, in San Antonio, TX.

All individuals involved in part-time Jewish education for children are encouraged to apply. Applicants can be rabbis, educators, lay people, or volunteers in synagogue schools, community programs, JCC initiatives, youth groups, etc. Fellows will be required to participate in specified events and meals at the conference, and they will be required to "teach forward" what they learn once they've returned to their home communities. Sign up here to receive updates about the fellowship application process!

Updated: Jul. 31, 2012