Tips for what teachers want to know
How can I type with Hebrew vowels on my computer?
The first step is to download a Hebrew keyboard to your device. You can watch a tutorial on downloading Hebrew for PC here and for Mac here. Once Hebrew is set up on your computer, you can type with Hebrew vowels by pressing down on Caps Lock and Shift and then the desired Hebrew vowel, according to the table found here. You can also use your computer’s on screen keyboard, with Caps Lock and Shift pressed down, to see all vowel options directly on your screen. Using this method, adding Hebrew vowels can be done simultaneously while typing or can even be added afterwards to any editable document or activity.
What are creative ways to incorporate EdTech into my lesson about Jewish holidays?
There are many online resources available to teach about Jewish holidays, including JI Tap, National Library of Israel, and more. With the holiday of Rosh Hashana approaching, Shana Tova cards can be customized here, Simanim activities can be found here and an in-depth resource about shofarot can be found here. JI Tap is unique in its function as an iPad app, allowing convenient and easy use, as well as its specially crafted games, templates and more for each Jewish holiday. For more advanced students, Hatanakh.com is also a great resource for holiday material.
What are some good online drawing tools that can be used in the classroom?
There are many options for online drawing tools, each with their own unique advantages. Autodraw is a great tool which allows both free drawing as well as matching drawings to pre-made or uploaded images. Pencilmadness has an easy to use format yet allows for much more sophisticated drawing options. Finally, Google Drawings, part of Google Drive, is another simple drawing tool for creating diagrams, pictures and charts and also allows for student collaboration and easy sharing.
Looking for a new and interesting assessment tool, but not a game!
*NEW* What are some good tools to use to make YouTube videos more interactive for my students?
Three great tools for interactive video creation are Vizia, Playposit and Edpuzzle. Teachers can use all of these tools to insert engaging questions, comments, links and more into a YouTube video. Students can answer questions on their own devices and answers appear on the teacher’s account. Here is a short tutorial.
Where can I find great resources on Internet Safety?
*NEW* What are some sources for Torah texts in Hebrew and English?
How do I use an online bulletin board effectively for my Chumash class?
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