Blended Learning

Learning About the Rotation Model with Rabbi Netanel Gralla

March 26, 2014
oday we had the distinct pleasure of hosting a live Google Hangout on Air with Rabbi Netanel Gralla, Head of School at Yeshivat He'Atid in Bergenfield, NJ. During our 45 minutes together, he thoroughly explained how a rotation model works...
Google Hangout on Air, Rotation Model, Rabbi Netanel Gralla, Yeshivat He'Atid, Blended Learning, School Culture

Agile Teaching: It Doesn’t Happen Overnight

March 11, 2014
After over 20 years in education – almost 15 of them in educational technology – it’s easy to get comfortable. Sometimes, however, I do something that reminds me that practicing what I preach doesn’t just “happen,”...
Agile Teaching, Rotation Model, Blended Learning, Tech Integration

See You at iJED 2014!

iJED 2014, Events, Professional Development, YU School Partnership, Blended Learning

Blended Learning vs. Tech Integration Beautifully Explained

February 18, 2014
A good deal of the conversations we have with educators who are discovering blended learning involves distinguishing between simply using technology and actually blending the learning.
Blended Learning, Tech Integration, EdTech

Using Blended Learning to Maximize Classroom Time

February 12, 2014
Among the different challenges I face as a teacher, the challenge of maximizing learning and teaching is among the most crucial. I usually feel that I do not have enough time with my students and I have so much that I want to achieve (sound familiar?).
Blended Learning, Differentiated Instruction, Rotation Model, Flipped Classroom, Student Directed Learning, Student Engagement

Technology and Blended Learning In Schools: What Parents Need To Know

January 30, 2014
Is technology in the classroom a good thing or just the cool, new thing? That depends on how it’s used!
Blended Learning, Parent, Differentiated Instruction

Becoming Invisible In My Classroom

TeachThought, Crosspost, Invisible Teacher, Innovation, EdTech, Blended Learning, Flipped Classroom

Modeling Blended Learning for Teachers

January 15, 2014
At the Katherine and Jacob Greenfield Hebrew Academy (GHA), we are committed to moving towards a blended learning environment so that we can maximize the opportunity for every teacher to differentiate the delivery of material to each of our students.
Professional Development, Blended Learning, Greenfield Hebrew Academy, Educational Technology, EdTech

Tales from the Road: The Epstein School & Three Common Denominators of Success

January 14, 2014
I travel around the country quite a bit, and am fortunate enough to be able to visit schools of all shapes and sizes.
The Epstein School, Blended Learning, Professional Development, Tales from the Road, Scaffolding, EdTech, Differentiated Instruction

The Model, Not the Method, Comes First

December 26, 2013
As you may have heard, Luria Academy of Brooklyn was recently named one of the 50 most innovative Jewish organizations by the Slingshot Fund. What you may not have heard is that Luria Academy is a member of the DigitalJLearning Network (DJLN).
Slingshot Fund, Blended Learning, Fail Forward, Luria Academy, Montessori, Technology Planning, Educational Technology, Project-Based Learning

Keeping Pace with K-12 Online & Blended Learning

November 21, 2013
Last week at the iNacol conference, the Evergreen Education Group released the 2013 edition of “Keeping Pace with K-12 Online & Blended Learning: An Annual Review of Policy and Practice.”
Blended Learning, AVI CHAI, Research

It’s All About Asking the Right Questions

November 05, 2013
It’s not often that something I hear in a presentation or panel discussion makes me want to stand on my chair applauding and shouting “Bravo!”
Blended Learning, Student Directed Learning, Student Engagement, iNacol, Educational Technology, Technology Planning, Assessment

A Snapshot of Two Amazing Days of Learning

October 22, 2013
Last week, The Jewish Education Project and The Samis Foundation broke new ground together with a very special two-day event. The DigitalJLearning Network hosted 11 educators from six Seattle Jewish day schools on a real Jewish Education Experience.
DJLNtour, Blended Learning

DJLN Ed-Tech School Site Visit

October 09, 2013
We are excited to announce that The Jewish Education Project will bring a group of professional K-12 Jewish Day School leaders from Seattle to the New York area.
Site Visit, Blended Learning, Jewish Education, Educational Technology, Samis

There’s No “I” in “Expert”

October 07, 2013
I remember my early days as a newly “minted” classroom teacher. As I planned the first lessons for my elementary students, I was a bit overwhelmed. 30 students, six subjects (including PE) and a year’s worth of knowledge I was charged with...
Student Directed Learning, lesson planning, Blended Learning, Technology Planning

First Thing We Do, Let’s Rethink All the iPad Initiatives

August 28, 2013
A new school year is upon us and with it the excitement of new ways to learn new things. And, a new school year often brings new initiatives and programs -- some are school-wide, while others are subject or grade level-specific. Sometimes they’re new thin
iPad, Technology Planning, Blended Learning, Educational Technology, tablets

If You Have to Ask, You May Be in The Wrong Business

July 01, 2013
I’ve worked in and with education for most of my life – I’ll spare myself the trauma of writing just how many years. A good portion of that time has been spent in the “ed-tech” realm, helping educators integrate technology with instruction,...
ISTE, Blended Learning, Educational Technology, school change, Student Directed Learning

This is Not Your Parents' Megilah

June 12, 2013
The question discussed at the recent Jewish Futures Conference was “Whose Torah Is It Anyway?" As a Judaic studies teacher at a Modern Orthodox high school, the big ideas discussed at the conference resonated with me...
Blended Learning, Online Learning, Jewish Futures, Purim, Megilat Esther, memes, Student Engagement

DJLN School in Action: Pre-Collegiate Learning Center

Blended Learning, PCLC, Pre-Collegiate Learning Center, video, Differentiated Instruction

What Does Blended Learning Look Like Anyway?

Blended Learning, Ida Crown Academy, Jewish Community High School of the Bay, Differentiated Instruction, Learning to Learn