(7th grader’s reflection)- It was just a normal morning in March. I walked through the school doors ready for my daily classes: Hebrew, math, science, English, and history. Today, though, I learned so much more than those subjects. At 10:00 A.M., we dived into the beliefs and traditions of a different religion, Islam...via our modern technology, Skype. I had never had a true encounter with a Muslim my age, or truly any Muslim. I had seen them walking around a store or around town, but this was an extremely unique, one-of-a-kind experience. They explained about their beliefs, prayers, prophets, and many other aspects of their culture in (surprising to me) very good English. We also told of our religion, Judaism, and what we believe in and do. Interestingly, we discovered that Muslim and Jewish beliefs are very similar in certain ways. We both have certain times to pray, traditional articles of clothing, forbidden foods, as well as so much more. It is important to learn about other religions, to realize the similarities between all cultures around the world. We have to set aside our differences and look at the ways that we are all alike. Hopefully, one friendly interaction at a time, more and more people will begin to realize the similarities connecting people around the world.
21st Century Learning in Jewish Day Schools
21st Century Learning in Jewish Day Schools- A Conversation Dr. Jon Mitzmacher, Head of School Andrea Hernandez, 21st Century Learning Specialist Martin J. Gottlieb Day School www.mjgds.org
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Credits:The following slides are used under a Creative Commons License fromSilvia Rosenthal Tolisano, whose work can be found athttp://langwitches.orgSlide #8- "Todays students are demanding a change in the classroom…"Slide #9- Keep, Throw Out, UpgradeSlide #10- "From cathedral to bazaar"Slide #15- The Digital Learning FarmSlide #16- The Digital Learning Farm: Apps for iPadsSlide #17- "The real problem is not adding technology…"Slide #20- Skype imageSlide #22- Skype in the classroom imageSlide #26- Skype with author imageOther image credits:Talmud page: http://www.flickr.com/photos/gerardmontigny/144109317/in/faves-21847073@N05/Blooming Butterfly: http://blog.learningtoday.com/blog/bid/22740/Bloom-s-Taxonomy-Poster-for-Elementary-TeachersShare your ideas: http://www.flickr.com/photos/britbohlinger/4223755982/in/faves-21847073@N05/