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					Great Jewish Websites for Educators- Jewish Federations of
North America
Sites for Jewish Educators
1. URJ Chai Link:
2. BabagaNewz for teachers :
3. Jacob Richman's Site:
4. Jewish Teachers Resource Center :
5. Jewish Virtual Library:
6. Learning Hebrew Verbs:
7. My Jewish Learning :
8. This is the one that Marlene suggested - it's great!

2. Uganadan Jewry video:
3. YouTube Aladdin Video:
4. YouTube "High School Musical" Hebrew video:
5. YouTube Natalie Portman Interview in Hebrew:
6. YouTube Barbara Streisand and Golda Meir Video:
7. Aish's Chanukah video:
8. PBS - "The Jewish Americans" clips:

1. Jacob Richman's J-Site :
2. BabagaNewz children's games:
3. AlefBet game (must have Flash):
4. Chanukah Bingo Card Generator:

Other Multimedia
1. Jacob Richman's Photos:
2. Eyal Bartov's Photography Site:
3. History of Israeli Conflict Flash presentation:
4. Audio of Songs and Prayers:

RSS Feeds
1. :
2. The Jerusalem Post:

Course Management Systems:


Around the Shabbat Table (Geared to grades 7-10) -
Jewish Education and Entertainment -
Gateway to Educational Materials -
Aish HaTorah -
Creative Learning Pavilion -
Toldot – The on-line Jewish Museum of the next generation -
The Jewish Agency for Israel -
Jewish Programs -
Visual Torah -
The MOFET JTEC Portal -

Let Me Count the Ways: Great secular websites for
Jewish teachers
Posted on May 8, 2008 by TAPBB Editor | 1 Comment
by Carol Oseran Starin
In our last column, we talked about Jewish sites for Jewish teachers. This column is a little different. It’s a collection
of secular sites for Jewish teachers.
There’s a lot here (the “5 Things Advisory Group” really came through), and to make it all more digestible, I’ve
taken these 31 websites and put them into five categories. They all come with the “Let Me Count the Ways” Seal of
Approval. I spent hours going through them. And, you will too. Enjoy!

Let’s begin with Kathy Shrock’s site because it is the site for
sites: It’s a categorized list of sites useful for enhancing
curriculum and professional growth. Kathy Schrock, is a pioneer in using the web and technology in education. It’s
easy to use and to the point with things like clip art and lesson plans. It’s designed for secular education, but with
lots of tools for Jewish educators.
Now, on to our categorized list:

1. Three sites that could be integral to your tzedakah and social action programs.
This non-profit site was set up to build vocabulary and feed hungry people. Check it out and tell your students about
it. It’s great for practicing for the SAT and has 55 levels of difficulty. For each correct response 20 grains of rice are
donated to hungry people. On the day I wrote this column 247,304,120 grains of rice were donated and distributed
through the United Nations World Food Program. To date, over 28 billion grains of rice have been donated.
Be sure to check the “learn” and “take action” sections.
This is an incredible program in which you can lend money to specific entrepreneurs in the developing world,
empowering them to lift themselves up.
2. Tools to help you do your job better
“The Educator’s Best Friend.” You’ll love this – a template for just about everything.
A source of free downloadable fonts for use in almost any word processing program for PC or MAC. Grinched is a
font that lets Dr. Seuss do the lettering of your poster or postcard or nametag! This site features a “free font of the
You’ll be amazed how useful it can be!
“Turning your original art works into professionally made products you can wear and share.” A colleague used this
company to create a tile wall in honor of Israel’s 60th birthday.
3. The Professional You: Articles and Publications
The latest information from the field in easy-to-read articles and resources that are helpful in your work. Articles on
school improvement, organizational planning, training, and managing change — are summarized from significant
journals. The field’s most useful publication for any educator whose primary responsibility is to ensure classroom
Eight Pointers on Teaching Children To Think. Research in Brief.
How to Raise Kids Who Think for Themselves. Early lessons in independence. “Seven unorthodox lessons from
Sudbury Valley.”
Play-activities is a free educational e-mail for parents of children under 5 where you’ll find the following article on
teaching young children how to think.
The online version of Education Week—a great way to see what is going on in the world of general education!
The online version of the Association for Curriculum and Staff Development’s Educational Leadership magazine.
From Stanford University Libraries, this site discusses issues of copyright research, website permissions, Public
The online page for The George (Star Wars) Lucas Educational Foundation magazine. Subscriptions to the print
version are free. They drill deeper on the web page. Topics include: Project learning, technology integration, teacher
development, social and emotional learning. You can elect to get a free trial issue of edutopia magazine.
This site is based on 4MAT – “taking instruction to a new level.” It is built around four key types of learning—four
modes of learning that all learners need to succeed in learning.
Here are three sites that deal with grammar and sentence structure:

       Having a structural framework within which to discuss language, grammar, syntax, etc. is a skill that carries
       over to learning a 2nd or a 3rd language.
4. Classroom Management
Not just a list of interventions, rather thought-provoking analyses of why students misbehave (and how we can help
them not to by meeting their individual needs)
Another colleague recommends this site dealing with intervention and response to
5. Curriculum, Lesson Planning, Special Needs
Using music to promote learning! This site is just terrific! Choose your area of interest and find lyrics, CD’s, books,
downloads. Includes sections on sites for teachers and sites for parents.
Lesson Planet: The search engine for teachers. 150,000 online teacher-reviewed lessons. (This is a subscription site.)
Teacher Vision – Great Stuff For Teachers is a subscription website. The cost is $29.99 annually. I believe they have
a trial period. Do try it. They have thousands of resources for teachers: Printables (including 180 books), Lesson
plans (you can select by subject and grade lever), themes, classroom management and professional development.
A great history resource
Business Network includes a library of articles, including “Your students can be rocket scientists – activities which
teach about astronauts, gravity and motion.”
Teaching Tolerance
From the National Council of Teachers of English, you’ll find classroom activities and online resources associated
with events in literacy and literature, lessons, and student materials.

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