LJC's Resources

Stuff (that I've created) that you can download and use (for free).

I'm in the process of uploading various things (mostly learning and teaching aids) that I've created that others might find useful. If you find any errors in the following (or have any other suggestions), please contact me.

Last edited: 2015-01-15

I decided to make this myself since I noticed too many errors in the similar one I found online (on p.15 of the full K-Cards PDF below) - if I was going to go through and check them all (especially the more obscure ones, which is what I really need it for anyway), then I might as well just make one myself and know that it's correct. I used Revit, so they're parametric (and helped with creating them/checking accuracy). I plan on adding 5th & 6th strings - probably just on the major and minor chords, for guitar reference. The PDF is A4 size (print without scaling on US Legal) - I was going for 1/4 of a US Letter, but made it slightly shorter (so the wrap-around distance between charts is the same as on each side) and a bit wider (because I added the sus4 chord). Gray dots for alternate fingerings should be played with any black dots on other strings. I plan to also add open squares/boxes to be able to combine similar charts (example: sus4 with major).

K-Cards_ChordSlider.pdf (p.11 from the full PDF below)
K-Cards.pub (Publisher source file)
Last edited: 2010-08-27

I never got around to adding cut marks and instructions, or making PDFs and adding this link (until now), but should be doing it soon since I need to make more anyway - and there's a few more features I want to add.

LJC Fractions.pdf (B&W)
LJC Fractions Color.pdf
LJC Fractions.dwg (if you have a DWG-compatible editor and want to modify it)
Last edited: 2008-03-03

I remember using wooden ones at Kawaiaha'o (a Montessori school). Seven letter-size pages with 3-1/2" radius fractions from 1/1 thru 1/10 (enough to make a whole using each denominator). The outside of the sevenths page (or the 1/1) can be used to check that the pie created is not more that a whole. You can print the black and white (and choose your own colors), or use the pre-colored version (either way I'd recommend starting with a colored set, then if you want to work with them some more, you can try leaving it B&W). I glued them onto doubled manila folders, but if you have some scrap foam-core (or at least cardboard) that would probably work much better (they need to be thick enough that they don't overlap easily).

Suggested play: Start by having the child make "whole pies"/circles using each color/number, starting from 1. Count with them the number of pieces in each pie - note that it's the same number that's in the denominator. Starting with the "bigger" fractions (1/2, etc.), pull out a piece and have them find other pieces that will fill it. Discuss the patterns (1/2 can be replaced by fourths, sixths, eigths, or tenths - multiples of 2, and the number of each required increases; 1/3 is replaced by 2/6 or 3/9). Discuss why some can't be replaced (sixths would require twelfths, sevenths would require fourteenths, etc.). Discuss why some can't be used to replace others (prime denominators) (two thirds, two fifths, two sevenths).

LJC aleph-bet memory game.pdf
LJC aleph-bet memory game.pub (if you have Publisher and want to modify it)
Last edited: 2008-03-03

I sized these (2-3/16" square) to match either our Dora or Rainbow Fish memory game, I'll have to check which (they both have the same width, but one's square). As you try to find the matches, say the letter's name as each card is turned over. Note that I created this for me to work with my own kids, so the names aren't on the cards (you'll need to refer to another resource if you don't already know the letter names). I cut old manila folders to use (check that the color of all the cards are the same!), but you could also use cardstock, or glue it onto something thicker.

Also, when I first printed my set, the aleph-bet that I put on the back was only the basic set (no letters with dagesh). Through play, I found that it would have been a little easier to have the letters with dagesh on the back (to be able to point to), so I included alternates. Page 2 is for Modern pronunciation, page 3 includes the "extra" traditional pronunciation (dalet/dhalet & taw/thaw).

Beginning Biblical Hebrew    

Ch4_m-f_s-d-p.xls (if you have Excel and want to modify it)
Last edited: 2008-03-28

A 1-page summary/comparison of the Hebrew words introduced in Chapter 4 of "Beginning Biblical Hebrew" by Mark D. Futato regarding masculine/feminine and singular/plural/dual forms. Words from the vocabulary section are not included.

Hebrew on your Computer

hebrnocl.zip (keyboard installer - unzip & run setup.exe)
Last edited: 2007-07-18
LJC Hebrew Keyboard Layout.pdf (keyboard reference to print)
LJC Hebrew Keyboard Layout.dwg (if you have a DWG-compatible editor and want to modify it)
Last edited: 2008-03-07

With the default Hebrew keyboard layout, you need to turn on Caps Lock and also press Shift while typing the numbers to add points (see Typing Hebrew Points (Niqud)). To me, this simply isn't acceptable since to type pointed text you need to keep hitting CapsLock then Shift for pretty much every other one. I used Microsoft Keyboard Layout Creator to move the points "down" to the number keys (without having to use CapsLock+Shift). Since I also needed a visual reference to use while learning the layout, I also made a small full keyboard layout (to print & post near the screen), and a small strip with just the points (to tape to the keyboard between the numbers and function keys). See also Windows Keyboard Layouts.

Installation Instructions:
"Control Panel" > "Regional and Language Options" > on the "Languages" tab, check "Install files for complex script and right-to-left languages (including Thai)"

Future improvements: maybe instead of moving the points "down" to the regular keyboard, I could move the letters "up" to the Caps Lock level, and be able to use the keyboard to type English & numbers, and turn on Caps Lock to type Hebrew with points. I also just noticed that Raphe (Alt 0207 or Alt -) & Meteg (Alt 0205) don't appear to be represented. Better pronunciation guides for vowels.

LJC Hebrew Fonts.pdf (font examples to print)
LJC Hebrew Fonts.pub (if you have Publisher and want to modify it)
Last edited: 2006-09-26

I made some sample sheets with fonts that have Hebrew characters. These should all be available for free - some are Windows default, most are installed when you enable right-to-left languages, and some are downloaded from the web for free.

Future improvements: Show points, especially with final khaf (to see if it moves it up). Show sources.

Camara Erev Shabbat Guide

Definitely in-progress, but this will be one that I will be constantly improving. I need to add quite a few things, in addition to checking all the scriptures (picking the most appropriate translation) and picking (and showing) a transliteration key (kh vs. ch, vowels, showing sylables and/or stresses, etc.).