Like a Moth to the Flame: Managing Your Child’s Screen Time

By Michelle Boyle How much is too much? As parents we struggle with this question all the time. Are they eating¬†too much junk food? Attending too many activities? Accumulating too many toys? And the question that plagues all 21st century parents: Do they spend too much time looking at a screen? On the one hand, … More Like a Moth to the Flame: Managing Your Child’s Screen Time

Deeper Thinking in the Literacy Classroom

By Jocelyn Segal Tarkoff In my third grade classroom at JCDS, I make literature come alive¬†for students by integrating computer coding into the unit. Across an integrated unit exploring prejudice in literature, there is fertile opportunity to teach children about the power of our choices. After spending weeks reading books dealing with topics of prejudice, … More Deeper Thinking in the Literacy Classroom

Don’t Forget the Teacher When Teaching with Technology

By Jared Matas An outsider visiting an innovative Jewish day school might think that technology has replaced the teacher in the classroom. Kindergarteners build and program Lego robots to depict parashat hashavua. First graders develop fluency with math facts by playing games on iPads. Fourth graders video conference with students in Haifa. Middle school history … More Don’t Forget the Teacher When Teaching with Technology