It’s happened to many of us: we come home from visiting kids at camp and wonder why camp is so engaging, why camp tefillah is so spirited, why kids come home from camp and just can’t wait for the next year. And then we wonder…what is it about camp, and how we can bring it to school? Dr. Jeffrey Kress, assistant professor and chair of the Department of Jewish Education at JTS, addresses that question in a great read.
I just love TED talks, and I know you know that because I’ve sent several your way this year. Here’s a great post at Edudemic listing 25 terrific talks to share with your students.
Sacrifices…what’s it all about? My colleague Faye says this week’s G-dcast is “really cute.” Check it out:
If you’ve got some time this summer and some PD cash left, consider taking advantage of Darim Online’s webinar series “Social Media Success for Jewish Educators.” Get more information here.
And…finally… any Mad Men fans out there? Me too! The series returns this Sunday night, but, in the meantime, you can play this interactive version. Even if you’re not a fan of the series, it’s a fascinating exploration of using YouTube annotations feature to the max.