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I’ll admit that I am a little slow getting the hang of things at times, so it was a while before I even had any clue what Digg and del.icio.us were all about. I use both occasionally now, but I still find a lot of what I find ends up being irrelevant to my life […]

Have a rubric? Build a rubric. Need a rubric? Take a rubric. Those traditional values imparted to us by the take-a-penny tray at 7-11 are still valid today, as evidenced by the Rubric Machine. From David Warlick, who brought you the awesome Son of Citation Machine, The Rubric Machine lets you create custom rubrics online […]

Tired of blank faces when you ask the class for their thoughts on Tom Sawyer? How about when you ask if there are any questions about the long division lesson, not a single student raises a hand? You can hardly get kids to pipe down when the morning bell rings, but ask the class a direct question and the first thing you hear is an awkward pause.

In-class discussion is an art, and you’ll probably spend most of your teaching career wondering how to keep kids engaged. Fortunately, in this age of the interweb, you can take advantage of online discussion forums to get the dialogue flowing.

Are you one of those teachers that can’t get enough of the teaching profession? Teacher Lingo has recently launched, offering teachers the opportunity to create weblogs and categorize them according to grade level. Then, you can search for blogs of interest to you. There are also areas for special education blogs and administrator blogs. We […]

A wiki as easy to make as a peanut butter sandwich? Maybe I take my peanut butter sandwiches too seriously, but doing them right takes patience, a firm hand and a steady knife. A wiki as easy as making a peanut butter sandwich first sounded to me like building a car as light as an […]