Modalities for Teaching Tefillah with PrayerTech Reply

Joel Grishaver has been spending some time on the phone talking to educators who have adopted PrayerTech for their schools. His conversations centered on the ways they are teaching tefillah, and how PrayerTech fits into their model. He talked to William Hertzfeld, the Hebrew Help and Kesher Coordinator at Temple Shaarey Tefila in Bedford Corners, New York.

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Tech-i-ya 6.1 3

by Adrian A. Durlester

Adrian DurlesterWe’re back with another school year of apps/software/online resource tips. Last year I recommended SnagIt from Techsmith as one of the best screen capture tools around (it still is and just keeps getting better) and Zondle.com as one of the most useful gamification/multiple choice question sites around.

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Tech-i-ya 5.1 Reply

Adrian A. Durlester

Adrian DurlesterWe’re back with another year of Tech-i-ya, looking to share with you tips for making the best use of technology and online resources in service to Jewish Education.

Our first tip this year isn’t about a website, it’s about a terrific tool for making use of all the great stuff you find on the internet. It’s called SnagIt, from TechSmith. It’s in the category of “screen grab” tools. These are tools that let you capture what’s on your computer screen and use it in another presentation, document, etc. Now yes, it’s true, today’s operating systems have built-in screen capture capabilities, and there’s no shortage of free screen grab tools out there. SnagIt isn’t free (though you can try it free for 7 days.) Bucking the trend of using annual subscriptions, SnagIt is software you can just buy and use. It retails single user for $49.95, but their educational pricing allows individual purchases for only $29.95, and volume licensing at lower prices starts with only 5 copies. On the other hand, with this traditional software sales model, you’ll still have to pay for major upgrades to the software.

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