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  1. Tech Tools: Blended Play

    Tech Tools: Blended Play
    Written by Debbie Harris, Tech Tools brings you excellent technology tips to inspire you and add creativity to your teaching.

    The Technology

     Blended Play is a free website that allows you to create fun games that can help your students review content.

    The many game options offer engaging themes, such as outer space, medieval castles, and sushi making. Each game presents a goal for students to strive for as they review the content that you input into the game. For example, in one castle game, students try to be the first to build a ladder and get over the castle wall. Each time a student (or a team of students) answers a review question correctly, the ladder grows taller until they finally reach their goal.

    To create your own game, visit the website and click the red section in the middle to

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  2. Talk, Move, and Play: New Hebrew Materials are Coming Your Way

    Coming in January! A reissued classic and a movement-based conversational Hebrew course.

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  3. Hebrew Assessment: Essential, Effective, and Easy

    Hebrew Assessment: Essential, Effective, and Easy
    It’s best not to wait until the end of the year to take stock of our students Hebrew learning. Whether you’re thinking of doing formative or summative assessments to see where students need extra help, or for placement, here are some options.
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  4. Find Hanukkah Inspiration on Pinterest

    Find Hanukkah Inspiration on Pinterest
    We've got plenty of downloadable and interactive resources for your Hanukkah lessons right at our Pinterest page.
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  5. Tech Tools: Digital Breakout

    Tech Tools: Digital Breakout

    Create a digital “escape the room”– no physical locks required!

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  6. Help Jewish Education — Take This Survey from Your Colleagues

    Help Jewish Education — Take This Survey from Your Colleagues

    We’re thrilled that Dr. Sarah Benor of HUC-JIR is leading a major effort to learn more about goals and practices of North American Jewish supplementary education.

     

    We expect many important findings to come out of this comprehensive effort, insights that will help all of us serve the educational needs of our children in the coming years. 

     

    For example, you will have a chance to describe the goals and outcomes you have established for your own learners, and the methods you employ to achieve them, as well as the challenges you face serving demanding and diverse communities.

     

    The survey takes approximately 15 minutes. Please make sure your voice is heard. Click here to complete the survey by December 5th.

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  7. Hanukkah Gift Ideas for Everyone on Your List

    Hanukkah Gift Ideas for Everyone on Your List
    No matter the recipient, we’ve got a Hanukkah gift sure to please.
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  8. Greet Hanukkah with 10 Holiday-Themed Children's Books

    Greet Hanukkah with 10 Holiday-Themed Children's Books
    Bring the spirit of Hanukkah into your home or classroom with our collection of children’s books.
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  9. Teaching Hanukkah Through Art

    Teaching Hanukkah Through Art

    This Hanukkah, try using art to teach the big ideas of the holiday and create rich learning. 

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  10. Courage and Jewish Identity: A Hanukkah Appreciation for Educators

    Courage and Jewish Identity: A Hanukkah Appreciation for Educators
    As educators, we kindle one small light at a time. We know that the light will not kindle itself - we must provide the spark. So writes Bonnie K. Stevens in Teach Them Diligently: A Midrash on the Jewish Educator’s Year.
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