Edtags Nails It

October 22, 2007

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 … Continued

Create and Share Rubrics with Rubric Machine

October 16, 2007

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 … Continued

Instructifeature: How to Stimulate Class Discussion Using Discussion Forums

October 10, 2007

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.

Find Teacher Blogs at Teacher Lingo, or Start Your Own

September 21, 2007

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 … Continued