Browsing Posts tagged blogging

25 Item To-Do List Everyone Should be Doing – If you’re not already making to-do lists in order to be the most productive you can be, maybe now is the time to start. This list from BANDBMAMA’s Blog is a great place to start. Such helpful items as taking a walk to smiling at others […]

50 Ways to Help the Planet – If you want to help the planet, and I’m talking about OUR planet, here (Earth), then you’ll find this list handy. By taking small steps and making seemingly insignificant lifestyle choices, you can make a significant difference when it comes to cutting down on your impact on the […]

Instructify is looking for a few more writers. If you’re a K-12 teacher or media specialist who likes blogging, technology, new media and creative approaches to teaching, we’d like to hear from you. As a blogger for Instructify, you’ll find and report on nifty web apps, tools, time-savers and ideas that teachers can use in […]

I wasn’t able to get back to the NCTIES conference today, but I’ve still got some material from Thursday. Tammy Worcester talked about a topic near and dear to my heart in her presentation “Cell Phones in the Classroom.” Worcester began by asking us if we had our phones with us. In most social situations, […]

I’m at the NCTIES conference in Raleigh. The intro session featured Vicki Davis of the Cool Cat Teacher Blog. Renowned for using nifty tools in her teaching, she shared a great philosophy for integrating technology into your classroom: focus on what you want to DO, and THEN pick your tools. Deciding you want a blog […]

The 15 Strangest College Courses In America “Underwater Basket Weaving” is apparently a real class. So is “Philosophy and Star Trek,” “The Science of Harry Potter,” and “Arguing with Judge Judy: Popular ‘Logic’ on TV Judge Shows.” These are actual courses that award actual credit, from universities you’d actually want to go to (Georgetown and […]

25 Books to Read Before Age 25 – So, I missed the boat on some of these; nonetheless, I think I knocked out most of the list during high school. If your students don’t already have to read the books on this list for their required summer reading, or if they are just avid readers, […]

Too often, developers think that just changing the fonts on a tool to Comic Sans will make it educator-friendly, when, really, there are a lot of big things to think about when designing for K-12 education. Because the developers of Edmodo are IT folks who’ve been working in public K-12 schools, they clearly understand that […]

First off, if you enjoy Instructify, you probably already know of a few other education blogs out there, but I found a few more that will make a nice addition to your RSS or Google Reader. Here is a handful, in no particular order. Adventures in Educational Blogging – Written by Susan Sedro, who describes […]

Three questions for you: 1. Do you enjoy reading Instructify? 2. Are you a teacher who likes writing timely content for an Internet-based audience, injecting your thoughts and opinions into your work (or, as the kids say, “blogging”)? 3. Do you have lots of free time? Since you wouldn’t be here if you answered “no” […]