Browsing Posts tagged blogging

Mr. Teachbad’s Blog of Teacher Disgruntlement is one little corner of the wired world where complaints about the teaching profession loom large, but this time, the slings and arrows come from inside the classroom.

Teachers who use a blog as a classroom website, publishing tool, or means of sharing and writing face a yearly conundrum: once the school year ends, how do you archive all that work? BlogBooker turns a blog into a PDF-style book, and is available for blogs on the Wordpress, Live Journal, and Blogger platforms.

This article discusses the benefits of participating in international collaborative projects, in which two geographically distant classrooms connect via the internet. Includes resources for developing projects, advice and tips for novices, and suggestions for curriculum connections.

With BuddyPress, a plugin for the WordPress blogging platform, you can create your own social networking site for your school or classroom.

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 […]

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 BILL FERRIS This week’s MBTN features an express flight to Mars, Web 2.0 project ideas, alternatives to book reports, and online sites where you can learn a new language. Read about all of it after the jump.

There are few places on Earth that seem to me more remote than Greenland.  Not to mention cold.  And dark.  During the winter, the sun really does not even rise.  Sounds like a place for your next vacation, right?  Thanks to NASA Cryospheric scientist Lora Koenig, you can experience winter in Greenland without making the […]

Every once in a while, I’ll hit “Save” on one of these here Instructify posts, only to have a glitch somewhere in the system log me out, thereby destroying my eight-paragraph screed about how cool Android phones are. Refusing to take the cosmic hint that the world doesn’t care what I have to say, I […]

20 Kids * 20 Kites * 20 Minutes From the Big Wind Kite Factory in Hawaii, this link provides a complete rundown of instructions and supplies to get 20 of your students building kites and getting them in the air in 20 minutes. Sounds like a cool springtime project for an elementary art class. Top […]