Ask the readers: The periodic table tattoo

October 12, 2009

BY BILL FERRIS Happy Monday, dear readers. To ease you back into the work week, I thought we’d begin with a fun ice breaker. (Well, I think it’s fun. Your actual fun may vary.) Consider the tattoo in the picture. … Continued

Ask the readers: Teaching with Twitter

July 31, 2009

BY BILL FERRIS I think Twitter is a hoot. It’s a good way to keep track of what other educators are up to. Also, I love a witty one-liner, and 140 characters is the perfect format for that. There are … Continued

Ask the readers: Google Chrome OS

July 9, 2009

BY BILL FERRIS Google announced yesterday their plans to roll out a new operating system, Chrome OS. They’re designing it to run on netbooks initially, desktops eventually, beginning in the latter half of 2010. According to the Official Google Blog, … Continued

Ask the readers: phones in class

February 24, 2009

Since I got an Android phone for Christmas, I’ve been yammering to anyone who will listen about how cell phones are the great technology equalizer — you can use phones to surf the internet, send email, create podcasts, share photos, … Continued

Ask the readers: Smart Boards for administrators

December 16, 2008

An Instructify reader is looking for some information on Smart Boards — she’s very interested in finding someone who could share ideas on how school administrators could use Smart Boards in their jobs. This could cover presentations at staff meetings, … Continued