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Sefaria Staff Spotlight: Russel Neiss

Russel Neiss joined the Sefaria team in 2015 as a Software Engineer. He has worked as an education technologist for more than 10 years, and has created several critically acclaimed apps including AlephBet App, PocketTorah and Let’s Bake Challah. Most recently, he was a Covenant Foundation Fellow at G-dcast where he conceived, coded, and launched a dozen apps and digital experiences. Russel is now responsible for the development of Sefaria’s iOS app, all of the latest improvements to our Source Sheet Builder, and much of the creative thinking that goes into addressing the needs of educators and students when it comes to digital learning.

Assignments: A new source sheet feature for educators

Introducing Assignments, a new feature that transforms the traditional in-class or homework assignment process. Gone are the days when teachers had to write up assignments, print them out, distribute to students, and then collect them back; with Assignments, teachers can easily integrate questions on to a source sheet, share that link with their students, and automatically collect answers once the students complete their responses. Students can annotate, comment, or add additional content, while educators can prompt open-ended or multiple choice questions.