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1   |   From section Technology & Computers
Teenage Peer-To-Peer Knowledge Sharing through Social Network Sites in Secondary Schools
The promise of social network technology for learning purposes has been heavily debated, with proponents highlighting its transformative and opponents its distracting potential. However, little is known about the actual, everyday use of ubiquitous social network sites for learning and study purposes in secondary schools. In the present work, we present findings from two survey studies on representative samples of Israeli, Hebrew-speaking teenagers (N1 = 206 and N2 = 515) which explored the scope, characteristics and reasons behind such activities.
Publication Year: 2017    |    Updated in JTEC: April 26, 2017
2   |   From section Trends in Jewish Education
Can Playing with Junk Lead to Creativity and Innovation?
Instead of toys, kindergartens across Israel often furnish their play areas with junk in an effort to help children test their abilities, learn to cooperate, and be creative.
Publication Year: 2017    |    Updated in JTEC: April 24, 2017
3   |   From section Technology & Computers
Matriculation Without Exams
In the near future, Israeli students will receive a matriculation certificate without a matriculation test. Presently this applies to three subjects - history, Bible and literature - the revolutionary process is designed to encourage deep experiential learning rather than memorization of material. Instead of taking matriculation exams, students will perform various tasks throughout the year on the computer, at home and in class with close supervision of their teachers. The final grade will be made up of the grades given to the various assignments and will appear on the matriculation certificate.
Publication Year: 2017    |    Updated in JTEC: April 19, 2017
4   |   From section Technology & Computers
How Google Translate is Making Learning English Fun in Israel
Author Lee Reshef
Using neural machine translation, we’ve just updated Hebrew and Arabic languages on Google Translate. But what you can’t see on the surface is that these translations also improved thanks to students across Israel. As English as a Foreign Language (EFL) students used the Google Translate Community platform to learn and practice their English, they actually improved translations for everyone in the process.
Publication Year: 2017    |    Updated in JTEC: April 19, 2017
5   |   From section Technology & Computers
New Schools, New Directions: Approaches to Online/Blended Learning
The AVI CHAI Foundation developed a funding initiative designed to incubate new low tuition Jewish day schools built on a blended learning model. AVI CHAI’s goal in setting out to do this work was to provide proof points for the model’s viability as well as its potential to influence established schools. This report, an analysis of this effort, focuses on three new schools funded by the foundation. The schools reflect a range of grade levels, affliations, and educational design models. When selected, all were beginning to put their plans into action. These schools were observed two to three times a year over a three-year period with the pseudonyms Darom, Zafon, and Mizrah.
Publication Year: 2017    |    Updated in JTEC: April 5, 2017
6   |   From section Education & Administration
Introducing Smart Money: Recommendations for an Educational Technology and Digital Engagement Investment Strategy
In just a few days, Jewish philanthropists, foundation professionals and communal leaders will join together in Atlanta at the Jewish Funders Network (JFN) 2017 conference. We will learn, question, and explore a range of topics of import to our collective work. For our foundations – the Jim Joseph Foundation and William Davidson Foundation – JFN 2017 will provide a special opportunity to share and discuss just-released findings from Smart Money: Recommendations for an Educational Technology and Digital Engagement Investment Strategy, a new report based on research conducted by Lewis J. Bernstein and Associates this past year.
Publication Year: 2017    |    Updated in JTEC: April 5, 2017
7   |   From section Technology & Computers
Is Blended Learning a 21st c. Silver Bullet or Snake Oil? (Spoilers: It’s Neither.)
The blended Jewish initiative we are launching in 2018 does not seek to do away with teachers. We provide an alternative to the inefficient factory model in which teachers have worked for centuries. In our blended Jewish model, student-teacher ratios are irrelevant as teachers and students can interact individually and more regularly, augmenting the essential face to face with Skype, text messaging and email. Technology can liberate learning from the tyranny of the bell or the schedule. Learning can happen anytime and anywhere.
Publication Year: 2017    |    Updated in JTEC: March 29, 2017
8   |   From section Learning Resources
Online Gemara Academy
Gemara Academy is an online program that is meant to be used by teachers and/or students for teaching and learning gemara. Gemara Academy utilizes technology to visually engage students with flowcharts, animations, and quizzes that transform the classroom. Instead of competing for a student’s attention, Gemara Academy takes advantage of technology to bring the gemara text to life.
Publication Year: 2017    |    Updated in JTEC: March 8, 2017
9   |   From section Learning Resources
Talmud of The People
As of this week, Sefaria, the organization that is assembling a free library of Jewish texts online, is making available the William Davidson Talmud, the first free Creative Commons-licensed digital edition of the Babylonian Talmud. On behalf of the public, Sefaria has secured rights to Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz Even Israel’s complete Modern Hebrew and English translations of the Talmud from the Koren Talmud Bavli. Their website,, features the traditional commentaries interlinked, and linked to other texts in the Jewish canon.
Publication Year: 2017    |    Updated in JTEC: February 15, 2017
10   |   From section Conferences & Events
Prizmah Day School Conference Delivers Fresh Approach and Exciting Collaboration
Attended by more than 1,000 people from across the Jewish community, the Prizmah Jewish Day School Conference in Chicago this week was fresh, exciting, and full of innovative approaches to Jewish education that were embraced by energetic attendees. The three-day conference lived up to expectations as an “interactive learning experience” with well-known speakers, dozens of panels and small group interactions, coaching sessions, and an “innovation playground” that showcased the Jewish community’s most advanced education technology and approaches.
Publication Year: 2017    |    Updated in JTEC: February 13, 2017
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