Author Archives: Gershom Tave
Possibly the biggest challenge facing Hebrew Day Schools today is covering the breadth of the text of the Chumash while at the same time sufficiently drilling students on the grammar skills and vocabulary so as to make them independent learners. There simply isn’t enough classroom time in the day.
The best answer is to enable … Read more
The SAMR Model (Substitution, Augmentation, Modification, Redefinition) was designed to help educators integrate technology into teaching and learning. Optimally, we should be striving for Modification and Redefinition, the upper extremes of the SAMR Model. However, many teachers who are still acclimating to the many new tools being presented to them end up … Read more
The most fundamental types of assessment exercises are sequencing, matching, and grouping, each of which assesses a different intellectual modality of processing information in the brain. Although the traditional question formats of SMART Response are Multiple Choice and Numerical answers, we can actually use those formats to create assessments using sequencing, matching and grouping formats.… Read more
Rabbis Shimon Siegel and Gershom Tave traveled from Teq to Washington, DC, for the North American Jewish Day School Conference. This conference brought together more than 1,000 Jewish education leaders from a wide variety of Jewish Day Schools from across the country to advance the agenda of field-wide leadership and excellence.
The theme for … Read more
Last Fall we released a major innovation for Hebrew typing. Instead of accessing Hebrew vowels on the keyboard by engaging CAPS LOCK key and then pressing SHIFT and a number key (a process which prevents typing more Hebrew letters until the CAPS LOCK is disengaged) the TeqNikud modified Hebrew keyboard layout allowed typing Hebrew vowels … Read more
Today we celebrate the completion – and beginning – of the Daf Yomi cycle. Next month, many of our children will begin their elementary school careers. By the next siyum Daf Yomi, they will need to have mastered…
- Critical Thinking
- Memorization Techniques
- Communication Skills
- Flow Charting
- Social Skills
- Verbal Skills
Every object on a SMART Notebook page receives its own layer on that page. If you have ten objects on a page, there are ten layers on that page. The natural order of those objects is that the newest object always goes in front of the previous objects. By planning in advance what you want … Read more
SMART Notebook will allow you to clone whole pages. Cloning pages will provide a more professional and consistent look across multiple pages.
You can clone:
- A single page within a Notebook file
- A single page to another Notebook file
- Multiple pages to another Notebook file
- Multiple pages within a single Notebook file
To clone a … Read more
Many people are under the impression that the way to get Hebrew onto a SMART Notebook page is by image capture. We have made a lot of progress, and now we can type Hebrew directly into Notebook and Lesson Activity Toolkit objects – even with vowels. We can also drag ‘n’ drop Hebrew text onto the … Read more
The Container Sort is an interactive way for your students to sort images and ideas. This tool will allow your students to sort objects into containers that look like the idea they represent. The keys to its functionality are layering, ordering and facades.
You can create a great 3-Container Sort in 4 easy steps:
1.… Read more