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Online Learning - Week 2

Week two of home learning online experiment. 

Our CEO - Chana Kanzen will be doing a video entry every day about her experience of online learning. 

Day One of online learning this week:

Using zoom’s whiteboard feature to learn Math. This feature enables kids to answer the math questions on the screen and ask the teacher any questions they may have while figuring out the questions. 

Day Two of online learning this week:

The reality kicks in today.... we don't even know what day of quarantine it currently is. The realization of what quarantine means hit the kids hard and as a result there was lots of sulking and anxiety. The lesson from today is that routine is really important and sticking to a schedule is going to be what gets us through quarantine. I have put together a schedule for my 13 year old - including school work, online activities as well as offline projects. We also have a morning exercise session for the whole family while helps. 
The night before I make sure everyone knows their schedule for tomorrow and that ensures the next day is much calmer. Schedule gives a security that is very needed. It is very hard for the kids not to see their friends and the reality of quarantine has kicked in. Will keep you posted how tomorrow goes! 
I am also using screen time as a reward/punishment incentive and that helps a lot. Today was rough but hopefully with a schedule it will all come together nicely. 


Day Three of online learning this week:
Eton, banana bread and game creation
We did some baking and exercise today. It worked very well having a schedule - everyone got up and dressed and did some chores. One of the online platforms was down so that was very frustrating but we found alternatives. 
The first amazing resource I found are these School Closure Courses done by Eton on a variety of very useful subjects. Jewish Interactive has also put together all the resources you need to teach your kids about Jewish Holidays, Hebrew, Jewish Values and Judaism.
We also baked delicious banana bread! 



For access to free Jewish online learning resources click here: 


Chana Kanzen

Written by Chana Kanzen

Chana Kanzen B.Ed(hons) QTS. Dip.Ed now CEO of Jewish Interactive. In 2013 she set up Jewish Interactive in the UK, now a thriving NGO. She currently still directs the UK’s expanding team and sits on their Board of Directors. She has helped to write and develop integrated curricula, established community programmes and regularly lectures to parents and teachers on a variety of educational topics. She has spoken at Google HQ in London and Tel Aviv, Apple HQ London and NYC and at Oxford University’s Department for Education. Before joining Jewish Interactive, Chana was a teacher mentor at the Jewish Curriculum Partnership, Head of Jewish studies at Morasha Jewish Primary school in London, England. Chana is passionate about innovative kodesh teaching and enjoys nothing more than watching children’s faces light up as they experience Judaism through JI.

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