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  1. Make Your Own Makerspace

    Make Your Own Makerspace
    They're popping up in schools, libraries, and private facilities everywhere. Is it right for your school?
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  2. Tech Tools: Instagram in the Classroom

    Tech Tools: Instagram in the Classroom
    Your students love Instagram. Here's a classroom-safe version.
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  3. How to Create Inclusive Learning Environments

    How to Create Inclusive Learning Environments

    February is Jewish Disability Awareness and Inclusion Month, and provides an opportunity to examine how your services and learning environments meet the needs of all your students.

    In Everyone is Welcome, Steven Rau and Stacey Levy state that “families need to know that our congregations are safe places for all students, no matter their differences or special needs.” There are ways to adapt school communities, classrooms, and teaching methods to be more accessible and inclusive of all students, regardless of their physical, emotional, or intellectual challenges.

    Here are some tips:

    Make simple classroom accommodations – Arrange the room so all students can see the board and teacher. If you use pods or groupings around tables, make sure you have a plan for students to face you when speaking.

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  4. Tech Tools: Webjets

    Tech Tools: Webjets

    Think visually, brainstorm, organize, and share ideas.

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  5. Tech Tools: Classroom Screen

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

    The Technology

    Classroom Screen is a free website that provides several really handy tools for you to use in your classroom. Some require that you have a projector or interactive whiteboard, but others are useful even without one. To use Classroom Screen, simply open the website, wait a couple of seconds for it to load, and get to work. There is no account for which to register, and no money to pay (although the author does invite contributions). Classroom Screen works on a computer or tablet.

    My favorite Classroom Screen tools are:

    • Work symbols. This allows you to post an icon on screen that tells students what their voice level should be during your lesson (whisper, working together, silence, or ask a nei
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  6. Tech Tools: 'Make It' for Teachers

    Tech Tools: 'Make It' for Teachers
    Welcome to Tech Tools, our new newsletter feature. Written by Debbie Harris, this column will bring you excellent technology tips to inspire you and add creativity to your teaching.

    The Technology

    Create your own interactive games and share them with your students to play. To create a game, first download the Make It application to your device.

    • - Download the Mac app here
    • - Download the iOS app here

    You’ll also want to create an account so that you’ll be able to save your game. (Your students will not need to crea

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  7. 4 Classroom Management Tips to Start the School Year

    4 Classroom Management Tips to Start the School Year
    The most important part of classroom management is building respectful relationships with and between your students, according to Batsheva Frankel, author of The Jewish Educator's Companion.
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  8. Tech Tools: Illustrate A Concept Quickly with Animated GIFs

    Tech Tools: Illustrate A Concept Quickly with Animated GIFs

    Welcome to Tech Tools, our new newsletter feature. Written by Debbie Harris, this column will bring you excellent technology tips to inspire you and add creativity to your teaching.

    The Technology

    Animated GIFs - those short little videos that are usually just a few scenes long - are all over social media, and they are a fun way to demonstrate a project, give a few directions or share an idea. 

    Draw Island is a website that can help you make your own animated GIFs. It allows you to create multiple drawings, and then creates the animation. 

    To create your set of drawings, you can draw freehand within the website, or choose from the provided menu of pre-drawn shapes. You can also add text to your drawings or upload your own photos to the site.

    After you have completed each drawing, click the “Save to animate” button,

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  9. Activate Learning with Alef-Bet Flash Cards

    Activate Learning with Alef-Bet Flash Cards

    Alef-bet flash cards are a simple yet versatile learning tool

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  10. Go Beyond Apple Activities to Get to Rosh Hashanah's Big Ideas

    We've got a sample of a lesson from Make, Create, Celebrate about Rosh Hashanah and its key theme of reflection.
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