Archive your class blog with BlogBooker

March 14, 2011

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.

Build a social network with BuddyPress

October 26, 2010

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

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

Monday by the numbers

August 3, 2009

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.

Blogging tip: Ctrl-C your text before saving

April 21, 2009

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 … Continued

Monday by the numbers

April 20, 2009

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 … Continued