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BY REBECCAH HAINES As most of you know very well, the day-to-day (not to mention hour-to-hour) tasks of a teacher can be hectic and time-consuming. In addition to actually teaching the warm little bodies in our classes, we have to grade papers, attend meetings, participate in school leadership committees, create bulletin boards, set up for […]

Here’s what we were up to at this time last year, in no particular order: DIY screen printing on Instructables Kick off your art class with this simple creativity test New teacher? The New Teacher Zone is for you. Punnett squares made easy with The Biology Project tutorial E.gg Timer keeps you on schedule Nifty […]

Online writing communities are powerful, and provide numerous opportunities for teachers to connect with their peers as writers.

This article also appears on LEARN NC. BY CINDY PHTHISIC A class of second-graders sits and waves to themselves on screen as the teacher tests the web camera. The students know they’re about to make a video call using Skype. This is the first time they have ever heard about Skype, so they are not […]

Here’s what we were up to at this time last year, in no particular order: Watch the news from around the world LiveNewsCameras.com What’s fair in fair use? Whalenet: Providing you boatloads of information since 1993 Find rare words galore at The Phrontistery Record your screen for free with ScreenCastle Instructifeature: It’s getting hot in […]

BY KEVIN HODGSON This article is also posted on LEARN NC. “Are we Glogging today?” It’s a typical New England morning and our sixth grade students are all dutifully lined up in the fading autumn sunshine beneath the trees. Most schools typically have a series of fire drills toward the start of the year, and […]

BY REBECCAH HAINES This article is also posted on LEARN NC. As educators, most of us are familiar with the dreaded School Improvement Plan (SIP). Every few years each school is required to create an extensive, detailed document that outlines its plan for constant improvement until the next document is due. In the interim, success […]

BY GRETCHEN SCHAEFER This article is also posted on LEARN NC. Teachers have long used portfolios to highlight their education and teaching experience, show evidence of growth, and share examples of their own learning experiences in the classroom. A portfolio is a valuable tool when seeking a new position, for assessing professional growth in an […]

Here’s what we were up to at this time last year, in no particular order: Instructifeature: Make graphing fun with an interactive white board Google SketchUp: free & easy 3D modeling Field trip to Jordan: No tickets required with Project Explorer Certification Map – Where do you want to teach? Speed up your reading with […]

Here’s what we were up to at this time last year, in no particular order: How to cope when your school blocks YouTube Instructifeature: A K-W-L chart for the 21st century using VoiceThread Go where no classroom has gone before with The Water Rocket Achievement World Record Association Professional development is just a “tweet” away […]