By Dr. Gloria Becker, Director, Learning Initiatives in Jewish Education

On Thursday, October 23rd, the second cohort of Jewish Education Technology Fellows presented their final projects and spoke about the positive impact the Fellowship experience had on their ability to integrate technology as a meaningful instructional strategy in their classrooms and schools.

“In today’s culture of technology, it is important that educators, and administrators, embrace technology and the impact it offers the learning environment.  The Jewish Education Technology Fellowship really put me in touch with substantial and relevant technology to make the learning experiences more exciting for our students.  It also allowed me to connect and collaborate with other educators and administrators,” says Barbara Glickman, a Fellow from Ohev Shalom.

The projects ranged in scope from classroom applications to school-wide programs to community-wide educational resources based in many different content areas such as Hebrew, Israel, Bible, and family education. Fellows demonstrated Blendspace, Wikispaces, LiveBooklet, Class Dojo, Jewish iOS apps, Quick Response codes, and so much more. Applications for the third cohort will be accepted starting November 1.

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Mazal tov to the Fellows and their congregations:

Karen Lewin
Caryn Trasken
Beth El Yardley

Talma Solar
Beth Sholom Congregation

Janice Jumbo
Naomi Lerman
Beth Tikvah-B’nai Jeshurun

Jill Bascove
Cari Cantor
Congregation Beth Or

Steve Horwits
Suzette Krausen
Randi Zimmer
Congregation Or Ami

Rabbi Alanna Sklover
L. Leah Garber
Ariel Silverman
Germantown Jewish Centre

Annie Bloom
Barbara Glickman
Ohev Shalom of Bucks County

Chana Dickter
Temple Sinai