Go on a scientific expedition to the south pole with PolarTREC

September 17, 2010

PolarTREC will send 36 teachers to the Arctic or Antarctic to work with polar research teams. They’ll take a mittens-on approach to learning about atmospheric chemistry, biology, history and culture in the coldest places on earth.

Instructify is looking for feature writers

May 10, 2010

BY BILL FERRIS We’re looking for a few brave K-12 teachers to write more feature content for us. These features will show how to accomplish a specific instructional goal by using nontraditional methods (usually some nifty free technology). Please see … Continued

Explaining new technologies, 7 Things at a time

January 6, 2010

BY GRETCHEN SCHAEFER When it comes to professional development for colleagues, it can often be challenging to explain to others a service that seems simple to a techie. As part of its Learning Initiative, Educause (an organization devoted to advancing … Continued

What are parents afraid to tell you?

October 14, 2009

BY BILL FERRIS It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas parent-teacher conference season. For a few parents, this is just a formality, the latest conversation in a year-long dialogue. Of course, a lot of parents will be meeting you … Continued