Are you teaching Jewish studies or Ivrit? Do you want positive and relevant learning experiences in your classroom for the coming year? Are you thinking about tomorrow’s child?
These are questions I would ask myself regularly. I taught for many years and observed time and time again, that when my teaching was in line with the way my pupils were living outside the classroom, they were engaged. Whether it was making short videos about the weekly Parasha or writing lyrics about the chagim to accompany the latest popular music, it just worked.
Our kids are millennials and they perceive technology as part of the fabric of day to day living. Their vocabulary includes tens of words that did not exist when we were kids and much of it is tech related. They need to feel that you are talking their language.
Introducing Ji Tap
Designed by educators for educators, Ji Tap is the platform for the school that understands the needs of today’s child. It allows the staff and pupils to teach and learn meaningful content, through the medium of up to date technology.
Ji Tap is a powerful creation tool that enables you to design an engaging resource that fits both your clientele and the level of their learning.
If you are teaching a text, Biblical or modern, you can simply insert your text and make it interactive in minutes. There is even a function to insert texts from www.sefaria.org.
If you wish to tell a story, teach history, Mishna and Gemarah, Hebrew language, Israel studies or any Jewish topic, the Ji Tap tools are at your disposal.
Teach your students and then challenge them using the ‘ask a question’ or ‘talk or type’ tools.
With video being one of the most powerful tools for teaching and learning, the App facilitates the integration of YouTube or home made videos, allowing you to choose which part of the video you want your student focus on.
A resource library
Besides being a beautiful creation tool, Ji Tap hosts thousands of games that are created by educators for you to use to enhance your learning environment. The games are ideal for engaging your visual, auditory and kinesthetic learners in the learning, and helping them feel that their needs are being addressed.
Ji Tap allows you to…
- Create unique courses for your classroom
- Set the passing grade of the courses for your class
- Design flipped learning courses for your students
- Access and track a child’s progress throughout the course
That is only the beginning. Ji Tap enables you to assign pupils games at home or in the classroom. The games played give you all the analytics you need to assess your pupils knowledge, skills and understanding, helping you ‘teach to the gaps’ in their learning.
Some of our Pro schools have used Ji Tap for their Hebrew reading and General knowledge curricula, flipping the classroom and helping SEN pupils access the curriculum in ways they have never done before.
A teacher from a school in Manchester (UK) told us “One of my students was unwell before Shavuot. He told me that he played a couple of the games on Ji Tap and learnt so much – I was so happy that he was able to learn at home!”
Ji Tap is the way forward for any school serious about keeping Jewish Education engaging and relevant.