Welcome!

Legacy Heritage Fund, Center for Initiatives in Jewish Education, and The AVI CHAIFoundation are collaborating to advance best use of interactive whiteboards, and most particularly Smartboards, in Jewish education. This project is designed to give teachers in Jewish schools ideas, training, and resources with links to helpful information and lesson plan databases.

We've collected ideas, files, and tips from experienced teachers, and we'd love to hear from you! We'll be opening the wikibook for public editing soon. In the meantime, please leave your comments, ideas and suggestions on the discussion board. Let us know what you think, what you'd like to add, and how we can make this resource even better!

For those of you who'd like to get straight to the samples, a full index is available at the Project Ideas page. If you're just starting out, begin with the introduction and move on from there.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Introduction
I've got a Smartboard in my classroom ... now what?
Setting up your classroom
Thinking Graphically
The Judaic / Smartboard challenge

Let Learning Begin
Developing a Lesson
Bloom's Taxonomy
Empowering Your Students
Differentiating Instruction

Resources
Project ideas
Training Online and Offline
Sites to See: Finding Resources
Promethean Boards at Neveh Channah