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Tzvi Pittinsky
Works at The Frisch School
Attends Azrieli Graduate School of Jewish Education
Lives in West Orange, New Jersey
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Recording of my explanations of the Kinnos this morning at Congregation B'Nai Torah in West Orange. http://www.yutorah.org/lectures/lecture.cfm/861511/rabbi-tzvi-pittinsky/elucidations-of-the-kinnos/
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Frisch's Engineering Poster Presentation at #ISTE2016
One of my highlights of the ISTE conference which I attended last month was a poster session on Teaching an Integrated STEM Class given by my colleague at The Frisch School and Chair of our Engineering and Computer Science department, Mrs. Rifkie Silverman ...
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Suggestions for Broadening Your EdTech Skill Set
It's the summer when many of us teachers try to think of ways to expand our horizons and broaden our skills so we can better reach each and every one of our students. With this in mind, a friend of mine from graduate school who is making Aliyah, just messag...
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My latest TanachRav post based on a talk that I gave today in Congregation Ohr Torah in West Orange. I welcome your questions, comments, and constructive critique of this approach.
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Guide to the ISTE 2016 Conference: A Key to Unlocking the Conference!
Will you be attending the ISTE 2016 Conference next week in Denver, Colorado? Or perhaps, you will be # NOTATISTE this year, following the conference virtually from home. Either way, I hope you will find the Guide to ISTE 2016 below to be helpful. It is bas...
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As you still have the taste of your Memorial Day Barbecues in your mouth, consider this timely post based on this week's Torah portion, Parshat Bechukotai which references world peace, vegetarianism, and the role of the Prophet.
This week's Torah portion, Parshat Bechukotai contains within it the Torah's first account of the Berachot and Kelalot, the blessings that will take place if the children of Israel do good and the curses that will overtake Is...
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Pokemon Go, Augmented Reality, and the Jewish Experience
My heart is in the east, and I in the uttermost west -- Rabbi Yehuda Halevi, "My Heart Is In the East"   The seventh day is like a palace in time with a kingdom for all. It is not a date but an atmosphere. It is not a different state of consciousness but a ...
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James Tissot [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons Much ink is spilled concerning the sin of Moshe at the Mei Merivah resulting in his never being able to enter the Promised Land. But what was the sin of Aaron? As enigma...
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It's the summer when many of us teachers try to think of ways to expand our horizons and broaden our skills so we can better reach each and every one of our students. With this in mind, a friend of mine from graduate school w...
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Networking with Jewish Educators at #ISTE2016
The first word most people give when describing the International Society for Technology in Education or ISTE conference which this past week in Denver, Colorado is overwhelming. With its 15,000+ participants, presenters, and vendors running dozens of event...
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Using Technology to Enhance Jewish Identity and Values
I recently responded to a query on the Lookstein Center 's Lookjed Listserv on laptops in class. The query was based on a recent research study which found a negative effect on exam scores in classes in which laptops were used for notetaking without restric...
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3 Things I Learned about the Aurasma Augmented Reality App at the Evening of the Arts
Two weeks ago, my school hosted its annual Frisch Evening of the Arts. This program displays the fruit of student’s hard work and creative talents in music and visual arts. You can view pictures from the event below. Showcasing the student's creative proces...
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    Director of Educational Technology, present
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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.
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  • Azrieli Graduate School of Jewish Education
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  • RIETS, Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary
  • Bernard Revel Graduate School of Jewish Studies
  • Yeshiva University
  • Yeshivat Shaalvim
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