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.
Internet4Classroom Contains tutorials for many popular programs, Web site development and WebQuests.
LearnThat 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 Provides online templates to create puzzles, lesson plans, worksheets and quizzes.
Trackstar 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 Helps teachers create worksheets and awards on the computer.
Zoomerang Free online tool for survey creation and statistical analysis.
Build your own class website
Quick Topic 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 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).
Symantec Norton Internet Security Virus protection, firewall and spam filters are available for download.
McAfee Internet Security Suite and AntiSpyware
Integrating Technology Sites
International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) This nonprofit professional organization promotes the appropriate use of information technology to support and improve learning, teaching, and administration in grades K12.
4Teachers This site discusses how to integrate technology into the classroom. It includes productivity tools and tutorials.
Education World: The Educators Best Friend Includes a plethora of information about integrating technology into the classroom and includes extensive resources for teachers.
Navigating the Bible II Online Bar/Bat Mitzvah Tutor 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 Contains great resources on the Jewish holidays.
Akhlah: The Jewish Childrens Learning Network This site contains a section on the Alef-Bet that includes activities and vocabulary for each Hebrew letter.
Hebcal: Interactive Jewish Calendar Tools This site provides information about the Hebrew calendar.
Association of Jewish Libraries The AJL website contains a database of Jewish childrens books by subject and annotated bibliographies for students from early childhood through high school.
Jewish Virtual Library Contains a plethora of Jewish biographies and encyclopedia articles.
Free Jewish Clipart This site contains a variety of Jewish clip art available for download.
Free Jewish Images and Holiday Graphics Presents Jewish clip art to download free of charge.
Adapted from resources prepared by Shari Isserles and Renee B. Rittner
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