The Integrated Online Judaics Classroom

By: Daniel Freund
from Yeshivat Kadimah High School

Differentiated Instruction

Subject(s) of entry:
Gemara, Halacha, Mishnah, Tanach

Blended Learning, Flipped Learning

Grade(s) to which this was taught:
9, 10, 11, 12, High school

Grade(s) for which this will be useful:
6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, Middle school, High school

The Integrated Online Judaics classroom is built on the PowerSchool Learning platform. It is an online experience that compliments classroom learning, and provides students the tools they need to improve reading, vocabulary, and conceptual skills. It utilizes a variety of learning modalities and also provides built-in tools for review and practice.

Entry Narrative

The Integrated Online Judaics Classroom

The Integrated Online Judaics Classroom utilizes the PowerSchool Learning platform (also known as Haiku Learning) to create an online experience that compliments learning in the classroom. The system focuses primarily on achieving the following three goals in the subjects of Talmud, Tanach, and Halacha:

1. Developing reading skills.

2. Developing vocabulary skills.

3. Developing conceptual skills.

The system also provides built-in tools for review and practice.

In this video you will learn how to integrate pages, screencasts, quizlet flashcards, practice quizzes, discussion boards, and polls to create an online classroom experience that provides numerous learning opportunities and modalities for students in Judaics classees. The online platform allows teachers to teach in a way that maximizes student discussion and engagement, while still providing the tools that are necessary for students to succeed in mastering reading and vocabulary skills on their own time. One of the most powerful features of the PowerSchool Learning system is its “Embed the Web” feature. This feature allows teachers to embed almost anything directly into the platform pages and the Integrated Online Classroom makes excellent use of this feature.




Entrant Bio(s)

Rabbi Daniel Freund is a teacher and the Assistant Principal at Yeshivat Kadimah High School in St Louis, MO. He has taught Talmud, Tanach, and Halacha at the high school level for more than 10 years. Rabbi Freund also holds a Masters degree in Educational Leadership and is an Adjunct Professor at Bellevue University.