Torah N Technology- Mishna PowerPoint

By: Rabbi Shmuly Rubin
from Maimonides Hebrew Day School

Category:
Differentiated Instruction

Subject(s) of entry:
Art, Computer Science, Gemara, Halacha, Mishnah, Tanach, Graphic Design

Pedagogy:
PBL - project based learning, IBL - inquiry based learning, Blended Learning, 21st Century Skills

Grade(s) to which this was taught:
3, 4, 5, 6, 7. 8

Grade(s) for which this will be useful:
3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, Elementary school, Middle school, High school

The TNT Program (Torah ‘n Technology) at Maimonides integrates curriculum studies and enrichment programs with technology, following our school motto: “A Beautiful Blend, Torah and Worldly Experience.” This program helps students find relevant and creative expression to their learning, as well as instruction in important technology skills.

The Mishna/Talmud PowerPoint program empowers students to creatively visualize the content and Mishnaic language, transforming basic words, letters, and text into an exciting multi-media format.

Entry Text

Torah N Technology- Mishna PowerPoint

The TNT Program (Torah ‘n Technology) at Maimonides integrates curriculum studies and enrichment programs with technology, following our school motto: “A Beautiful Blend, Torah and Worldly Experience.” This program helps students find relevant and creative expression to their learning, as well as instruction in important technology skills.

The Mishna/Talmud PowerPoint program empowers students to creatively visualize the content and Mishnaic language, transforming basic words, letters and text into an exciting multi-media format. The students learn text-based Mishnah, Talmud and Halacha, using hands-on, engaging and motivating power point to transform the abstract concepts into reality.

Differentiated Instruction-70 Facets

This is great for multi-level combined classes, engaging beginner students with basic texts with graphics and animation, while allowing advanced students to experience a concrete application for abstract ideas. Torat Emet – Torah of Truth Torah can be applied in many facets and the more it is brought down in concrete terms in the student’s world; the more it’s truth permeates their lives. Torah study involves process and product, a way of learning and an outcome of knowledge, both of which are vital parts of our Mesorah. This program gives each individual student the tools to tackle text and connect personally with the Torah. Each student is representing another facet of Torah (reflected in their work) reflecting the personality of their Neshomah and finding their unique portion -chelkeinu – b’Torasecha in your Torah.