Great Neck’s Silverstein Hebrew Academy administrators, teachers and staff greeted eager students as they began their first day of of the 2017-2018 school year.
In an effort to prepare Hebrew Academy students for the 21st-century landscape, the academy has implemented several initiatives, officials said.
Among them is the integration of technology in every aspect of a Hebrew Academyy student’s education, from coding software, apps and websites to using SmartBoards to help students engage with their daily classroom material.
In addition, students are learning how to use iTaLAM as part of a new digital blended learning environment based on the successful TaL AM program, a Hebrew language and Jewish heritage curriculum.
iTaLAM is re-inventing the world of Hebrew language and Jewish heritage education by transforming the well-established and highly successful TaL AM print program into an engaging, interactive, personalized, and adaptive digital experience.
Elementary school students also received Chromebooks as part of the school’s program to differentiate instruction, helping students develop better Hebrew language skills and further their research and writing skills.