This is your month: October

October 31, 2008

Before you start trick-or-treating tonight, check out some of our best posts from October: More information than you’ll ever need about every country: CIA World Factbook Grab students’ attention before class with PowerPoint. Yeah, that’s right, with PowerPoint. Keep track … Continued

TWIRP: The week in review post

October 31, 2008

Electoral Insanity at USDemocrazy.net Clicking on a particular state will reveal relevant state facts, such as the percentage of votes cast for or against George W. Bush in the prior two elections, famous and infamous natives, as well as the … Continued

Compare Google searches with Thumbshots.com Ranking

October 31, 2008

Many teachers worry about their students’ reliance on Google as a way of finding information. If you can’t get them to become library junkies, you can at least prove to them that how they do research affects what information they … Continued

Do not fear the code!

October 30, 2008

Have you ever seen the words “embed” or “embed code” on a web site, and wondered what that meant? Embed refers to code that you can use to create a small version of a multimedia (visual and/or audio based) Web … Continued

These educational grants are still taking applications

October 30, 2008

We like to post grants for educators here on Instructify. Here are three we’ve mentioned that are still accepting applications, plus their deadlines: Target Field Trip Grants – November 1 (that’s this Saturday, folks) Toyota Tapestry Grant for Science Teachers … Continued

Get your e-mail inbox down to zero

October 29, 2008

“Is there any e-mail in your inbox right now that you’ve read but you haven’t done anything about?” When writer and speaker Merlin Mann asks this question of a packed-to-overflowing audience of Google employees, the world’s most prestigious knowledge workers … Continued