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LEARN NC, Instructify’s parent organization, will hold its Fall Interactive Conference on Thursday, October 14. Registration is now open to virtual participants.

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.

With the budget issues that have plagued schools over the past two years, educators have found themselves without opportunities to attend education conferences. Thankfully, a group of dedicated individuals decided to create the K-12 Online Conference.

The Schoolwide Network offers helpful video tutorials created by teachers around professional development.

BY KEVIN HODGSON Now approaching its 200th show, the weekly Teachers Teaching Teachers webcast (and later podcast) is a wealth of interesting discussions and resources for teachers trying to navigate ways to use technology in the classroom. Hosts Paul Allison and Susan Ettenheim invite guests each week to talk about an issue, or a technology […]

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 some of our past features for examples. Requirements: You must be a practicing K-12 teacher […]

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 higher education with information technology) offers its monthly 7 Things You Should Know About… series […]

BY BILL FERRIS The $1000 Planet Connect Environmental Grant deadline has been extended until November 15. If you read our post about last year’s grant, you know it’s awarded to the best solutions proposed by students to solve environmental problems.

Through the magic of the interweb, you can watch Bill Ferris’ and Jason Don Forsythe’s  presentation at the LEARN NC 2009 Fall Interactive Conference. “Technology integration with Instructify,” along with the other eight terrific sessions, is available right now on the conference’s session archives page. Really, you ought to catch the other sessions, too — […]

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 for the first time, leading to all the hazards of first-time interactions — awkwardness, shyness, […]