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So your students need to do research for your latest assignment. You’ve probably shown them a few Web-based tools to make their lives easier, too, like Footnote or SlideShare. Nowadays kids can find out almost everything they want to know online. But as the Luddites love to point out, the Web’s full of half-truths and […]

Tired of blank faces when you ask the class for their thoughts on Tom Sawyer? How about when you ask if there are any questions about the long division lesson, not a single student raises a hand? You can hardly get kids to pipe down when the morning bell rings, but ask the class a direct question and the first thing you hear is an awkward pause.

In-class discussion is an art, and you’ll probably spend most of your teaching career wondering how to keep kids engaged. Fortunately, in this age of the interweb, you can take advantage of online discussion forums to get the dialogue flowing.

If you’ve been on the internet in the last few years, then I don’t have to tell you about the myriad self-produced content dripping from every strand of the web. Education is an expanding ocean, and with the availability of user-content based sites, it is natural that we as educators should come to take advantage […]