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Internet Resources for the Jewish Teacher

Aside from the materials available on the URJ Web site, there a variety of resources on the Internet dedicated to helping teachers and educators.

We have compiled a list of useful sites and placed them in the following categories:

Computer Tutorials / Teacher Productivity Tools / Sites to Download Education Freeware and Shareware / Internet Security / Integrating Technology Sites / Jewish Sites / Clipart

Please note that the Union does not endorse any of the following services. They are listed for informational purposes.

Computer Tutorials

Internet4Classroom
http://www.internet4classrooms.com/on-line2.htm
Contains tutorials for many popular programs, Web site development and WebQuests.

LearnThat
http://www.learnthat.com/
This site offers free tutorials on a wide range of topics including: software and hardware usage and how to choose a PC.

Teacher Productivity Tools

Discovery School.com
http://school.discovery.com/teachingtools/teachingtools.html
Provides online templates to create puzzles, lesson plans, worksheets and quizzes.

Trackstar
http://trackstar.4teachers.org/trackstar/index.jsp
This site includes an online template that helps teachers to integrate websites into their lessons. It also contains archives of previously created tracks and allows for the creation and storage of new tracks online.

SchoolExpress.com
http://schoolexpress.com/
Helps teachers create worksheets and awards on the computer.

Zoomerang
http://www.zoomerang.com/
Free online tool for survey creation and statistical analysis.

Build your own class Web site at:
www.teacher.scholastic.com/homepagebuilder/index.htm
http://www.myschoolonline.com/

Quick Topic
http://www.quicktopic.com/
This free site allows you to set up a discussion or message board for your class.

Sites to Download Education Freeware and Shareware

ZDNet Downloads
http://downloads.zdnet.com/
Education tools for teachers including calendars, grade books and lesson planners, are available on this site as either freeware (free) or shareware (try for free and buy later).

Internet Security

Symantec Norton Internet Security
http://www.symantec.com/index.htm
Virus protection, firewall and spam filters are available for download.

McAfee Internet Security Suite and AntiSpyware
http://home.mcafee.com/Default.aspx

Integrating Technology Sites

International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE)
http://www.iste.org/
This nonprofit professional organization promotes the appropriate use of information technology to support and improve learning, teaching, and administration in grades K–12.

4Teachers
http://www.4teachers.org/
This site discusses how to integrate technology into the classroom. It includes productivity tools and tutorials.

Education World: The Educator’s Best Friend
http://www.education-world.com/
Includes a plethora of information about integrating technology into the classroom and includes extensive resources for teachers.

Jewish Sites

Navigating the Bible II – Online Bar/Bat Mitzvah Tutor
http://bible.ort.org/
This site has every Torah & Haftarah portion, in both Hebrew and transliteration. In addition, this site will chant each of the portions for you.

Virtual Jerusalem
http://www.virtualjerusalem.com/holidays.php
Contains great resources on the Jewish holidays.

Akhlah: The Jewish Children’s Learning Network
http://www.akhlah.com/
This site contains a section on the Alef-Bet that includes activities and vocabulary for each Hebrew letter.

Hebcal: Interactive Jewish Calendar Tools
http://www.hebcal.com/
This site provides information about the Hebrew calendar.

Association of Jewish Libraries
http://www.jewishlibraries.org/ajlweb/home.htm
The AJL website contains a database of Jewish children’s books by subject and annotated bibliographies for students from early childhood through high school.

Jewish Virtual Library
http://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/jsource/bios.html
Contains a plethora of Jewish biographies and encyclopedia articles.

Clipart

Free Jewish Clipart
http://rats2u.com/clipart/animation/clipart_jewish.htm
This site contains a variety of Jewish clip art available for download.

Free Jewish Images and Holiday Graphics
http://www.free-bitsela.com/
Presents Jewish clip art to download free of charge.

The Clip Art Universe
http://nzwwa.com/mirror/clipart/
Contains clip art that does not have a copyright.

Adapted from resources prepared by Shari Isserles and Renee B. Rittner

 

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