Rabbi Tzvi Pittinsky is the Director of Educational Technology at The Frisch School, a Modern Orthodox Yeshiva High School in Paramus, NJ. In this capacity, he works with the faculty to integrate technology into every aspect of teaching and learning at Frisch.
Rabbi Pittinsky is also a professor for MOFET's International Online Academy, an educational consultant for Gemara Berura, a technology enhanced methodology for teaching Talmud and a Smart Board Certified Teacher Trainer. He is an active blogger on topics related to the intersection of technology and Jewish education and an avid user of social media. You can read his blog at http://techrav.blogspot.com
and follow him on Twitter @techrav
Rabbi Pittinsky leads professional development workshops throughout North America, Israel, and South Africa on a broad range of educational technology related topics including Google Apps for education, Flipped Learning, RealTime Assessment, Smart Board Training, iPad implementation, and Project Based Learning. He also presents at various educational conferences, most recently at the The International Society for Technology in Education Conference (ISTE), the largest educational technology conference in the world and at The Jewish Funders Network Conference. He also conducts webinars in educational technology including for the Digital Jewish Learning Network, BBYO, and Yeshiva University.
Rabbi Pittinsky received his B.A., Semicha and 2 master’s degrees in Medieval Jewish History and Education from Yeshiva University and is currently a doctoral candidate at Yeshiva University’s Azrieli Graduate School of Education and Administration. He is planning his dissertation on a topic related to educational technology.
Specialties: Teacher Training in Educational Technology including Smart Boards, Web 2.0 applications, Interactive media for Gemara, Tanach, History, and English, and Presentation tools. Examples of recent presentations appear below.