The Tech Rabbi

Rabbi Michael Cohen is the creator of the “Invisible iPad” approach to technology use in education, a topic on which he has presented at several conferences, institutions, and a featured article on Due to this innovative approach, Michael was selected to join the Apple Distinguished Educators Class of 2015. Michael is currently the Director of Educational Technology at Harkham Hillel Hebrew Academy in Beverly Hills. He holds a B.F.A. in Printmaking from California State University, Long Beach, Rabbinic Ordination from Rabbi Dovid Schochet, Toronto, and is currently pursuing a Masters of Science in Education specializing in Educational Technology at California State University, Fullerton.

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Posts by The Tech Rabbi

EdTech Is Maturing

Educational Technology is maturing, and it is without question that the instructors at EdTechTeacher, and the presenters they feature are leading the way. In 2012, […]

iPadpalooza Mini-Keynote 2015

iPadpalooza, Austin, TX, 2015 Mini-Keynote

So A Rabbi Walks Into iPadpalooza… And It Was Awesome.

A few months ago I got a message from Carl Hooker inviting me to come to iPadpalooza. Thinking he wanted me to come experience first hand all […]

Technology, But Why?

In education when we talk about using technology it inevitably starts with what resources are available, the training needed to operate them, and how, or […]

Reflections: Apple Distinguished Educator Institute 2015

What makes a great educator? Is it passion? pedagogy? adaptability? Is being forward thinking and a risk taker the yardstick of a quality educator? When […]

Coding Your Story

When we think of “coding” we tend to limit its abilities to name = raw_input ( ‘An Image Of Complex Charactersn’ ) when in reality its […]

The Myth of The Magical Device

It’s part of the human condition to want to share. – Paulo Coelho I have followed the SXSWEdu hashtag for a number of years and […]

Rewriting History with Book Creator

One of the challenges of teaching history is that it doesn’t change much. While there may be a discovery here and there, it is rare […]

Interview with Steve Bambury at

We all love to share stories. I recently had the opportunity to share mine with Steve Bambury. Steve is an educator from Dubai who in […]

Think Different, More Than Just a Choice of Device

It was 1997 and Apple challenged the world to “Think Different”. This cliché is more than meets the eye, speaking more about the decision not go with […]

How to Turn Social Media Into Social Impact

Humankind thrives off sharing. It’s part of our genetic makeup and one of the driving forces behind all technological innovation, period. Even the Agricultural and […]

The Myth of The Magical Device SXSWEdu Panel

Dear Friends – Social Media is all about giving – Your opinion, thoughts, and even more a helping hand. As Educators helping is part of […]

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