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Guide to Uploading Classes
Thank you for contributing a class to On1Foot! The site is designed to be a collaborative effort in Jewish social justice education and your contributions are greatly appreciated. This guide aims to help you navigate the elements of uploading a class. If you have further questions, please contact us.
What is a class?
For the purposes of On1Foot, a class is a source sheet, lesson plan, or discussion guide on a justice topic which incorporates Jewish texts or other Jewish elements. It should be designed to be taught in one session.
Please give your class a title.
Provide background information that would be helpful to someone teaching or learning from these materials. In what context did you originally teach this class? What resources are needed? What activities work well with these materials? This information will display on the site but not on the printed version of your class.
In order for classes to appear in a variety of searches, each class is tagged with relevant information. Tagging is like putting labels on the classes, or organizing them into sections. The goal is for classes to be clearly connected to the relevant categories and easy to find. We have developed three main tagging areas, each one a likely entry point for a user to search for a class.
Categories – Categories are designed to be a list of major topics in social justice. Each class should be tagged with the categories for which the class offers insight. Hold down the Control key to tag your class with as many categories as make sense for your class. If you think a category is missing from the list, please email email@example.com.
Age level - Age level is designed to help users sort materials by the age groups for which they are appropriate. Please tag your class with any age groups to whom you think it could be relevant. You can tag to mulitple age groups by holding down the control key.
Keywords - Keywords are an open and continually expanding list of search words. Use this space to type any words or phrases that you think a user might use to search for your class. You do not need to repeat any words from the Categories section, but can use this area to make searching and finding the right materials easier.
In this box please upload a PDF of up to 2MB of your source sheet, lesson plan, or discussion guide.
If the class you are uploading quotes or mentions primary texts, this feature allows the quoted text to be linked to your class on the site. The database will not be able to detect quoted texts unless you provide this information.. You can only link to a text that already exists in the system. If the texts from your class are not already in the system but should be, please add them, and link them to your class afterwards.
As you start typing in the window, texts with that content will pop-up (much like the Google search auto-complete feature) and then you can select the correct text. If for example, if your class references a Talmudic passage in Babylonian Talmud, Yoma 8a, begin entering Yoma or 8a and the system will automatically offer texts with those words in the citation. You can link the class you are uploading to as many already existing texts as is appropriate.