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<p>Some organizations jump into social media with great excitement. Others with great trepidation. What we know is that the rules of engagement in social media are in many ways fundamentally different than those of other communication tools we've used in the past. A good social media policy provides clear guidelines as to how staff should represent themselves and the organization when posting and interacting with the community, freeing them up to think more strategically. A social media policy is also likely to help leadership feel more comfortable with the less formal nature of social media by letting them establish boundaries for its use. Often to gain comfort and confidence, we need to reduce the fear, get clear on expectations, and be on the same page with our staff, supervisors, board members, and the community.</p> <p>This Workbook is designed to help you, as an organization, ask ...

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Publication Date2012
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<p>Collaborize Classroom is a free and secure online platform designed to complement classroom instruction and engage students in online activities, assignments and discussions that allow for deeper participation inside and outside the classroom.&nbsp;Because it is a web-based application, it does not need to be downloaded or installed on your computer. The platform is designed to support a teacher by providing an online education platform that builds on in-class curriculum. Its simplicity makes it easy to navigate for both teachers and students. Instead of inundating the teacher and students with a multitude of features, Collaborize Classroom is based on the simple question-answer-result design. You can pose questions of various types, including Yes/No, Multiple Choice, Vote or Suggest and Forum. The results of each discussion can then be published to a results page so students can see ...

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<p>Over the past 30 years, new technologies have revolutionized our lives. The array of advanced technologies now available, from YouTube to cloud computing, IPhones to Twitter, Google to Kindle, are creating a world of empowerment, connections, customization and cultural creativity almost unimaginable barely a generation ago. Virtually every area of human endeavor is being transformed before our eyes. And, education is no exception.</p> <p>JESNA’s Lippman Kanfer Institute seeks to enhance Jewish education’s receptivity to and capacity for worthwhile innovation. In this context, the Institute began nearly two years ago to bring together – both physically and virtually – some of the most talented and thoughtful individuals working in the broad arena of technology and Jewish education to discuss their work and their visions for the future of Jewish learning and teaching in a technology-in ...

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Publication Date2009
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<p><span style="line-height: 16px;">This webinar, with guest expert Morrisa Golden-Sieradski, is a follow-up discussion to the Quick Bytes newsletter on the same topic (see the </span><span style="line-height: 16px;"><a href="quick-bytes/item/1521-quick-bytes-classroom-technology">newsletter</a> </span><span style="line-height: 16px;">in our archives). Click on the link above to view the full recording of this session (total running time: 44 minutes). You may also wish to visit some of the following resources (not every item on this list was discussed in the webinar): </span></p> <p><a href="http://www.google.com/cse/home?cx=001275557080815169738:6vqcz-zjhhw" target="_blank"><span style="line-height: 16px;">Custom-built Google Search example</span></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/" target="_blank"><span style="line-height: 16px;">Jewish Virtual Library</span></a ...

Publication Date2012
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<div> </div> <div>The Digital Textbook Playbook is a guide to help K-12 educators and administrators advance the conversation toward building a rich digital learning experience. This Playbook offers information about determining broadband infrastructure for schools and classrooms, leveraging home and community broadband to extend the digital learning environment, and understanding necessary device considerations. It also provides lessons learned from school districts that engaged in successful transitions to digital learning.</div>

Publication Date2012
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<div>Online learning groups and “Communities of Practice"&nbsp;represent a rapidly growing phenomenon, and the Jewish&nbsp;world is successfully taking part in the professional and&nbsp;educational opportunities made available through&nbsp;these relatively new forms of technology-based&nbsp;networks. Though much has been written on CoPs,&nbsp;this survey represents the first effort to map, through&nbsp;quantitative and qualitative empirical data, the field of&nbsp;Jewish professional online Communities of Practice,&nbsp;learning networks and discussion groups.&nbsp;</div>

Publication Date2012
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<p>In January 2012,&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 16px;">Grsinpoon-Steinhardt Awards winners participated on a webinar with The Jewish Education Project's&nbsp;Miriam Brosseau&nbsp;discussing technology integration in Jewish educational settings.&nbsp;Miriam Brosseau hails from the great state of Wisconsin; at Madison she earned her undergraduate degree in Jewish Studies and Modern Hebrew. She later went on to get a master's in Jewish Professional Studies from the Spertus Institute, where she focused on educational vision, new Jewish culture, and technology. Miriam has worked in educational and programmatic positions with the World Zionist Organization, Shorashim, Hillel, and the BJE of Chicago. Jewish professional by day, Jewish musician by night, Miriam is currently the social media coalitions manager at the Jewish Education Project and half of the "biblegum pop" duo Stereo Sinai.</sp ...

Publication Date2012
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<p>In January 2012, memebrs of the Jewish Education Change Network participated in a webinar with <a href="http://www.g-dcast.com/" target="_blank">G-dcast's</a> Sarah Lefton, exploring the interweaving of Mishna learning and media literacy. Click on the link above to view the full recording of this session (total running time: 60 minutes).&nbsp;</p>

Publication Date2012
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<p>Future classrooms will bear little resemblance to those of the previous century. Already, the boundaries between formal Jewish education, i.e., traditional classroom learning, and informal or experiential Jewish education, i.e., camp, youth programs , trips to Israel, etc., have begun to blur. The rapid evolution of computer hardware (Smart Boards, laptops, and mobile devices) and Web 2.0 applications are bringing the outside world into the classroom and learning spaces into the outside world. This integration of formal and informal experiential education in new technological platforms has been described as Jewish Integrated Experiential Education, or <a href="http://www.lookstein.org/articles/link_jiee.pdf">JIEE</a>.</p> <p>Yet for those who wish to break through their bewilderment at the burgeoning of technological resources for formal and informal education, there is a simple key ...

Publication Date2011
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Behrman House offers a wide variety of free digital &amp; multimedia tools for Jewish educators at all grade levels, from early childhood through adult education, in both Hebrew language &amp; Judaica. The site also offers tech tools and advice for educators interested in integrating more mutlimedia &amp; non-print resources into the Jewish classroom.

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<p>YouTube's new teacher channel is a guide for K-12 educators for using video in the classroom. Teachers can follow tips that show everything from organizing videos to sparking lively discussions to help struggling students through videos. Teachers can also sign up to become part of the YouTube Teachers Community, a mailing list that allows them to share ideas and best practices.</p>

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Since 2007, Project Tomorrow has collaborated with Blackboard Inc. on a series of annual reports that focus on how online learning is changing the classroom paradigm within our nation's schools. In this latest update, we examine the Speak Up 2010 survey data collected from 379,285 K-12 students, parents and educators to highlight not only the continuing growth of online learning opportunities for both students and teachers, but also the new challenges that must be addressed to realize the students' vision for enabled, engaged and empowered learning through technology.<br /><br />Download the report here:<br /><a class="doclink" href="index.php?option=com_docman&amp;task=doc_download&amp;gid=757&amp;Itemid=573"><img src="components/com_docman/themes/default/images/icons/16x16/pdf.png" border="0" alt="icon" /> Learning in the 21st Century: 2011 Trends Update (<span class="small">699.43 k ...

Publication Date2011
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<p>The use of a wiki can lead to better use of time, improved communication, and increased adult learning, which in turn will contribute to improved student learning. In this white paper from Eye on Education, author Stephanie Sandifer lays out some basic strategies and uses of wikis for teachers in a variety of school settings, both in the classroom and for professional development purposes. <br /><br />Download the white paper here:<br /><a class="doclink" href="index.php?option=com_docman&amp;task=doc_download&amp;gid=756&amp;Itemid=573"><img src="../components/com_docman/themes/default/images/icons/16x16/pdf.png" border="0" alt="icon" /> Using Wikis for Communicating and Collaborating in Your School (<span class="small">649.89 kB</span>)</a></p>

Publication Date2011
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For the Jewish education professional, the incorporation of social media &amp; technology into the classroom can be daunting; the continual development of new and emergent social technologies in the last decade have advanced at a far quicker pace than our educational models can adopt. Additionally, professional development resources and budgets in the Jewish supplementary school or day school are often limited to the bare essentials, leaving little leftover for what are viewed as discretionary foci. <p>Yet the world of social media and technology is here to stay, and as many Jewish educators and schools are already learning, these tools can be a great boon to the classroom. This issue of QuickBytes will provide both a basic introduction to the educational uses of social media and technology for Jewish education leaders and professionals, as well as identify useful resources for further ...

Publication Date2010
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<p><span>JETS (Jerusalem EdTech Solutions) was founded by former North American Jewish educators currently living in Israel who combine to bring a wealth of experience in Jewish studies instruction, curriculum development, and staff development, along with a deep understanding of North American Jewish and general education. In addition, the Jerusalem location of JETS provides access to educational materials and methodologies developed in the vast Jewish educational infrastructure in Israel, the opportunity for on-site development to bring Israel into Diaspora classrooms and communities, and contact with a significant pool of capable former Diaspora Jewish educators who have moved to Israel.</span></p>

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<span> <p>Some innovations change everything. The rise of personal computers in the 1970s decimated the mini-computer industry. TurboTax forever changed tax accounting, and MP3s made libraries of compact discs obsolete. Even venerable public institutions like the United States Postal Service, which reported an $8.5 billion loss in 2010, are not immune. It experienced a 6 billion piece decline in mail volume that fiscal year, thanks mostly, of course, to email.</p> <p>These innovations bear the traits of what Harvard Business School Professor Clayton M. Christensen terms a disruptive innovation. Disruptive innovations fundamentally transform a sector by replacing expensive, complicated, and inaccessible products or services with much less expensive, simpler, and more convenient alternatives. This pattern is as common in heavy industrials as in professional services, consumer packaged go ...

Publication Date2011
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In April 2011, members of the Jewish Education Change Network participated in a webinar with guest speakers Erin Chernow and Pam Edelman on the topic of innovation in Jewish family education. Click on the link above to view the recording of the webinar (total running time: 61 minutes). You may also wish to download the PDF versions of the presentations the two speakers shared in their discussion:<br /><br /><a class="doclink" href="index.php?option=com_docman&amp;task=doc_download&amp;gid=743&amp;Itemid=573"><img src="components/com_docman/themes/default/images/icons/16x16/pdf.png" border="0" alt="icon" /> Hebrew School_Our Family Affair (<span class="small">1007.58 kB</span>)</a><br /><a class="doclink" href="index.php?option=com_docman&amp;task=doc_download&amp;gid=742&amp;Itemid=573"><img src="components/com_docman/themes/default/images/icons/16x16/pdf.png" border="0" alt="icon" /> Em ...

Publication Date2011
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In February 2011, members of JESNA's PD network took part in a webinar with guest speaker Michelle Brooks on the topic of tools for effective professional development and adult learning. Click on the link above to watch the recording of this webinar (total running time: 46 minutes).

Publication Date2011
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In February 2011, members of JESNA's PD Network attended a webinar on the topic of social networking in Jewish supplementary schools, lead by guest speaker <a href="mailto:jill@bjebuffalo.org">Jill Ginsburg </a>of the <a href="http://www.bjebuffalo.org" target="_blank">Buffalo Board of Jewish Education</a>. Jill is the Director of Community Programs and Yad b'Yad, as well as the Student Life Coordinator at the High School of Jewish Studies. She addresses several areas of basic to advanced social media use for teachers and administrators in Jewish school settings. Viewers are invited to <a href="mailto:jill@bjebuffalo.org">contact Jill</a> with further questions about her presentation. <br /><span><br />The full video is available here for viewing, cut into 5-10 minute segments due to file size restrictions. The segments will play in order in the window below; you need only press play onc ...

Publication Date2011
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