This page offers links and insights into both the growing field of Educational Technology as well as the Halachic implications of Torah and Technology.
Websites and Articles of Interest
Blended Learning: The Newest Frontier in Jewish Education?
Written by Dr. Simcha Katz
Text Message Responsa
Written by Rabbi Gil Student this link explores the concept of SMS Responsa.
Helps make Jewish learning relevant, fun and engaging by blending 21st century digital technology with Jewish traditions and Torah learning.
Top Jewish Apps
The Jewish Week provides a thorough roundup of the Jewish iPhone Apps that are available to you, your congregant, or student. Also visit JewishiPhoneCommunity.org.
Join Me & Disconnect to…CONNECT!
This link includes 2 videos from the famous Disconnect to Connect initiative and are worth reviewing for ourselves, sharing with others, and renewing the campaign!
The Halachos of Facebook and Google
This link explores some of the very practical Halachic and Hashkafic issues with Facebook and more!
Being a Web-Mensch: When Jewish Values and Technology Coincide and Collide by Deborah Harris.
Zimmun in Cyber-Halacha
via Lookstein Center.
What Twitter Can Teach Us About Tisha B’Av
Brochure from Flatbush Internet Asifa
Public policy, technology, and copyright in Halakha: a sourcesheet
Stealing from the Internet: a 6 part series
Discover how Jewish Law meets the challenges of cyberspace.
How Texting and Facebook Affect Us
The advent of cellular technology and social media have changed the way we interact with the world and each other. Rabbi Gidon Shoshan of Shapell’s/Darche Noam Yeshiva has some powerful thoughts and thinks that each of us might want to consider in our own lives as he discusses, ”How Facebook Affects Our Lives.”
Kennes Chizuk facing the challenges of Modern Technology, Jerusalem 2012
This program featured Rav Yosef Elefant, Ram in Yeshivas Mir, Rav Yaakov Hillel, Rosh Yeshiva of Ahavat Shalom Institute and Rabbi Yitzchok Berkovits, Rosh Kollel of The Jerusalem Kollel.
The Pitfalls of the Kosher Internet
Rabbi Mayer Twersky of RIETS discusses the many obstacles of the internet that a Jew must navigate.
Texting on Shabbos
Rabbi Jonathan Rosenblatt gives a great and insightful class on this very sad phenomenon.
Kishor Social Media Conference, Jerusalem 2010
Speeches included such topics as: What Place Does Social Media Have in Torah Society, Halachos Relating to Social Media Use, Eyes Wide Open: Social Media Case Files, and The Facts: What Students Are Doing With Social Media. The Kishor Social Media Conference was a first-of-its kind event, with world-class speakers and focused educational value, teaching religious women about cutting-edge technologies at a conference sanctioned by leading Rabbanim, and created by and for frum women.
The Trouble with Online Technology via The New York Times.
Jewish Educational Technology: Daily Online Paper curated by Reuven Werber.
10 Great Free Google Forms Every Teacher Should Be Using
If you are an Educator of any sort, you will enjoy this link.
A Principal’s Reflections: Chrome Extensions for Educators
Wonderful list of useful and easy to install extensions for the Chrome web browser.
Do You Have the EdTech Lingo Down?
Learn the EdTech jargon by reading through this link.
The Dean’s List: 50 Must-Read Higher Education Technology Blogs
EdTech Magazine features the blogs that they believe are a must read!
Udemy: a learning platform with courses for students
This site includes free and non-free courses.
How to focus in our age of distraction.
Online Learning is where Online Music was Five Years Ago
The name of this article sums it up well!
Flipping The Classroom: A Goldmine of Research and Resources
A slew of links and resources on this topic that gained attention first through Khan Academy.
The Flipped Classroom: Pros and Cons
A well balanced article via Edutopia.
Khan Academy: The hype and the reality
This Washington Post article provides a scathing review of Khan Academy and its new approach.
Shared Web Tools for Jewish Educators by Dr. Richard Solomon
This is the link for web tools from A (animation) to M (music).
This is the link for web tools from P (painting and drawing) to W (word collage).
Teshuvah Lessons from Technology
by Rabbi Yitzchok Summers, Rav of Anshe Emes.