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Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Teaching Tanach with Online Media

Here is a presentation that I gave on November 18, 2009 for Yeshiva University's Institute for University-School Partnership's Online Continuing Education Program on Teaching Tanach with Online Media. Here is a link to the video recording of the presentation: Teaching Tanach with Online Media.


You can check out many examples of interactive Tanach and Judaic Studies presentations designed for the Smart Board using the Legacy Heritage Smart Board Jewish Educational Database. You will need to download and install Smart Notebook software to view these presentations.

After you open the link to the Legacy Heritage Smart Board Database, you can then browse for various lessons. Here are some presentations that I created and posted to the Database for teaching 11th grade Tanach in The Frisch School:
Ezra Chapter 1
Ezra Chapter 2
Ezra Chapter 3
Ezra Chapter 4
Missing Years of Jewish History
Ezra Chapters 7-8

Here is a Tanach presentation on an Introduction to the Kings of Yehudah and Yisrael using Prezi:




Monday, November 09, 2009

Today, November 9, 2009, is the 20th Anniversary of the Fall of the Berlin Wall.


Today, November 9, 2009, is the 20th Anniversary of the Fall of the Berlin Wall. Here are some useful links you might want to feature in your class.

NYTimes Times Topics: Berlin Wall : Interesting articles and multi-media resources about the fall of the Berlin Wall.

A Division Through Time: NYTimes Interactive of sites along the Berlin Wall then and now.

The Fall of the Berlin Wall: http://gogermany.about.com/od/historyandculture/tp/berlin_wall_fall.htm Links about the Fall of the Berlin Wall from About.com.

Fall of The Berlin Wall from BBC: http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/video/2009/oct/22/fall-of-berlin-wall

Moments in History - The Fall of the Berlin Wall from Tom Brokaw: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MM2qq5J5A1s&feature=related

Old Newsreel from the Berlin Airlift 1948-1949: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UOsqxp1ZDts


President John F. Kennedy's Speech: Ich Bin Ein Berliner: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hH6nQhss4Yc

President Ronald Reagan's Speech: Mr. Gorbachev, Tear down this wall: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WjWDrTXMgF8&feature=related



Friday, November 06, 2009

In The News: The Frisch School Wiki

Recently, the Frisch School Wiki has been featured in many newspaper and journal articles.
Read below for an article that appeared in the Bergen Record, The Jewish Standard, and the journal, Jewish Educational Leadership.
Enjoy!
Frisch School Wiki- Bergen Record Online- 11-04-09

Frisch Wiki Article in Jewish Standard 10-9-09

The Identity Wiki by Tikvah Wiener and Tzvi Pittinsky