Blog: 2013

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 the News: Achim Academy

June 05, 2013
The DigitalJLearning Network is proud to see one of our schools featured in an article. Achim Academy is a very special Jewish school serving a very special population. Finding ways to differentiate instruction is always tough.
Special Ed, EdTech