Browsing Posts published in March, 2008

How to Proof Your Paper Like a Pro – 8 Proofreading Tips If you’re sick of students turning in assignments with spelling errors and confusion among there, their and they’re, this post from studenthacks.org is a must. Drop what you’re doing and send your students there. Or should I say “they’re”? 101 Web 2.0 Teaching […]

I love sites like Librivox and Project Gutenberg that let you download books for free. The only problem is that they’re restricted to public domain works, so you’re not going to find anything current. WOWIO aims to change that. You can download ebooks in many genres, many of them still copyrighted. The selection is pretty […]

Learn Languages with LingQ – LingQ lets students sign up for free lessons in the language of their choice (language include Chinese, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish and Swedish). That’s a State, Right? – National Geographic created My Wonderful World specifically to address the results of the 2006 survey. The “For […]

Right now, your high school seniors are probably stressing out about the difference between the cost of college and the amount of scholarship money they received. If you’re a guidance counselor or a teacher who doesn’t want your students to have to decide between buying books or food, show them these financial aid options, courtesy […]

Assign a Day is an online calendar management system designed for teachers and students. It’s a free service that allows you to create and manage your classroom online and share assignments with your students. The interface is incredibly intuitive and is a great way for you to post current and upcoming tasks. Just register (it’s […]

From the “Pretty Much What it Sounds Like” Department comes this Chemical Equation Balancer. True to its name, it balances chemical equations. Just type your equation in and hit the “Balance” button, and you’re set to go. I’m really struggling to say more about it, but there’s not very much to this no-frills app (that’s […]

You can’t beat the power of democracy. It’s useful both as a system of government and a way to decide what time to schedule a meeting. As great as democracy is, though, you may have noticed that a lot of people don’t vote in elections. That’s probably because the democratic process isn’t as easy as […]

Sure, Google Maps is cool, but without basic knowledge of how maps work, it’s not an effective tool for students. The ability to use and understand maps is a skill, and it’s one that improves with exposure to maps. Two of my favorite online collections are Alabama Maps from the University of Alabama and the […]

If you’ve never read Sun Tzu’s Art of War, do yourself a favor and read it now, online, for free. Art of War isn’t just about ancient Chinese battle strategies — the reason this book has maintained its intrigue and republish-ability is because of its ability to be applied to business and social interaction. It’s […]

Can your students find New York on a map of the U.S.? The 2006 National Geographic-Roper Survey of Geographic Literacy found that half of young Americans could not. Even fewer could find Ohio. On the other hand, the winner of the 2007 National Geographic Bee, an 8th grader, successfully answered the following question: “A city […]