To understand and then appreciate technology’s role in our learning and our lives, we need to understand the essence of what technology is and what it allows us to do. When we move beyond brand names and the latest technical features we can see that technology is meant to allow us to increase our production, communication, and give us the ability to interface and interact with the world around us. [This article is part 11 of the series … [Read more...] about Ubiquity, Access, & Availability: How EdTech Can Transform Schools, Homes, & Anywhere In Between
Using Technology Wisely
A smiley face emoji and similar emoticons included in work-related e-mails may not create a positive impression and could even undermine information sharing, according to a new study by researchers at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU). "Our findings provide first-time evidence that, contrary to actual smiles, smileys do not increase perceptions of warmth and actually decrease perceptions of competence," explained Dr. Ella Glikson, a … [Read more...] about ‘Smiley’ Emojis in Formal Workplace E-Mails Could Create Frowns
By Julie Fisher “Donald Trump's Dominatrix" was the glaring news headline in a recent tweet I read from a Jewish organization founded by a dear friend of mine. If this organization focused on politics or current events, that would be a fitting article to circulate, but my friend's organization focuses on helping people engage in spiritual and educational learning and build meaningful communities. There was an obvious mismatch between the goals … [Read more...] about 5 Classic Mistakes to Avoid for Your Organization on Social Media
OneTable, the social dining platform that allows people in their 20s and 30s to find, enjoy, and share Shabbat dinners, has launched a free iOS app aimed at helping individuals find open Shabbat dinners in their community. The app allows users to explore available Shabbat dinners by city, search and filter for specific dinners, sign up to attend a dinner, and even manage dinners they are hosting. Since January 1, 2017, 2,700 OneTable … [Read more...] about The OneTable iOS app has officially launched!
'Since this is media, how can you know that you’re really having an impact? What proof do you have that video can build Jewish identity or literacy?' [This article is part 8 of the series Continuing Conversations on Leveraging Educational Technology to Advance Jewish Learning. The series is a project of Jewish Funders Network, the Jim Joseph Foundation, and the William Davidson Foundation. For an in-depth look at opportunities in Jewish Ed … [Read more...] about Building Jewish Identity Through Engaging Video: A Developer’s Perspective