One of the top trends in education is re-designing the 21st century classroom. Our students need and deserve better than the status-quo: a lecture-based, stagnant classroom. Our classrooms should enhance and increase pedagogy and the learning process, not hold it back. At Harkham Hillel Hebrew
Looking for new ideas to introduce to the classroom? Want to brainstorm and network with like-minded Jewish educators around the world? Want to collaborate with Morot and Rabbeim in other schools? Welcome to #JSchat! Technology has made the world a much smaller place than ever before. Thanks to social media, we
I first learned about Twitter about three years ago while attending YouthCon, an educators' convention in New York, from Rabbi Dov Emerson (@dovemerson), now the Head of School in YULA (@yulaboys). To this day I owe him thanks for opening my eyes to the world of Twitter and EdTech in the classroom. Since then, it has become my passion. I'd like to share with you a
When it comes to programming on Shavuot night for teens, you need to be creative. An all-star speaker usually won’t do the trick regardless of how inspiring and interesting the topic may be. On Shavuot night, teens are up late, are with their friends, and the whole environment and atmosphere are just not conducive to traditional-style classes. Instead, you need to plan
With the Book of Bereishit upon us, I want to share with you a website called: ClassTools. Classtools has a bunch of games that you can create for your classes to provide a unique type of assignment. When I first searched through the website, three jumped out at me. Twister (a mock Twitter account), SMS (a mock text message exchange), and Fakebook (a mock Facebook account).
We all believe in our students and their capabilities. We all believe in their ability to succeed and thrive in our classes. But no matter what we believe, if we're honest with ourselves, there will be times that we fail to reach all of our students. And this really shouldn't be a surprise. Each person that is created has a supremely unique set of skills, talents, abilities, learning strengths and weaknesses. One of our goals as educators is to do our duty to reach each of
Have you ever wanted to present an idea or concept but lacked the full ability to express it visually due to the blandness of Powerpoint? If so, you’ll love Prezi! Prezi is a cloud-based presentation app that completely changes the way