In an earlier blogpost, we explained how you and your organization can join shuls and Jewish nonprofits around the globe who have their own apps for iPhone and android. Having your own app allows students, congregants and donors to keep up-to-date with the latest news, events, minyanim and happenings. It also lets members view and pay their member dues online
The Torah iTextbook Project’s library of 20 sugyot was officially unveiled at the 2015 National Jewish Day School conference just a few weeks ago. Many of the educators who visited our spot at the conference “playground” were extremely positive about the impact that this library
After two years of production and beta-testing, the Torah iTextbook Project is proud to announce that our library of 20 iTextbooks is ready for release to schools. Each iTextbook covers a particular sugyah (topic) and includes a trigger film, the relevant pesukim, sections of Gemara and related halachic rulings and responsa. The particular sugyot were chosen as those
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
Rabbi Mordechai Smolarcik is the Project Director for the Torah iTextbook Project. He has written previously written here about this project for NLEResources.com. The staff of the Torah iTextbook Project at Hillel Day School of Boca Raton has been hard at work creating outstanding iTextbooks for the study of various Shas sugyot. Thanks to the work... Read more »
In 2012, we featured a blog post entitled, Why I Respect Salman Khan & Charlie Harary. This post touched upon how the Jewish world was only beginning to utilize the new educational method popularized by Salman Khan. Since then, a lot has changed.
One of the greatest challenges for Judaic studies teachers is getting their students to understand that texts written thousands of years ago remain relevant to the students’ lives in today’s society. Students are constantly
It's no secret that iPads have entered Jewish classrooms around North America (see iToshba: Using iPads to Teach Talmud and Thoughts on iPads in the Classroom). With so many educational apps on the App Store,