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We are so proud to share some exciting developments from Chana Kanzen - CEO and Founder of Jewish Interactive. winner of the 2015 CER Internet Entreprenuers Prize.
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Jewish Interactive,(Ji) a Jewish EdTech non-profit (est.2013), has been working around the clock over the past few weeks to prepare an emergency plan to help support Jewish schools, teachers and parents across the world with their rapidly changing educational needs during the Covid 19 pandemic.
Chana Kanzen, CEO shared, “Our expert team felt now is the time to step up, and are eager to do our part to support home learning during this pandemic. We are grateful that we have an established home learning platform, Ji Tap, which is now used globally by tens of thousands of teachers and students every week ready to provide schools and families. Ji is well-positioned to spring into action and support schools as they venture into uncharted teaching territories.”
Jewish Interactive’s educational resources, including our platform (with over 11,000 educational games) have seen a 850% spike in usage in recent weeks with many new school accounts being created each day as more and more schools seek online solutions to continue to provide Jewish education to their students remotely. The support team has been working tirelessly to meet the needs of the many new users in over 100 countries.
Home Learning Solutions Ji appreciated the need to make things as simple as possible for our users at this time, bearing in mind the pressures faced all round. In response to a need for easily accessible quality online content, our development team created a central Home Learning Hub to provide users with simple access to all our support and 100 Jewish/Hebrew online courses for kids aged 4-11yrs in one place.
In response to demand, Jewish Interactive has just launched Ji Bytes https://bytes.jikids.org/, a brand new site for children ages 5-9, offering teachers https://bytes.jikids.org/and parents a carefully curated series of interactive learning activities on various topics, for an hour a day, giving parents and teachers a well deserved break while their children can keep learning. The Ji team, together with a range of content partners like PJ Library and the National Library of Israel, is committed to providing new content daily for their users, until the Covid19 crisis is over.
Ji trainers have been running regular free training webinars and remote support sessions for schools, teachers, and parents and have trained almost 1000 teachers in over 25 countries in the past 3 weeks. Many more sessions on a variety of topics are being offered daily -
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