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It’s getting cold out there, but that doesn’t mean Instructify is freezing over. Here are some educational lists to keep you nice and warm. 21 Online Student Tools to Help With Research, Communication, and Organization – EduChoices brings us this list of some essential tools to aide in researching and staying on top of things. […]

Oh, what was that you say? Your third laptop was stolen from you for the third time in a row!? How terribly unfortunate for you… Maybe someone is trying to gaslight you, make you go insane and swindle you out of your rightful inheritance! This whole affair reminds me of a similar crime I once […]

Email abuse. No one is immune. Every one of us has committed or been victimized by some form of email crime, whether we’ve forwarded chain letters that promise a digital camera if enough people respond, typing messages in ALL CAPS, or writing on e-stationery with a dancing kitten graphic. Marketing guru Seth Godin wants each […]

We’ve all heard the urban legend of Mrs. O’Leary, who carelessly left a kerosene lantern in the barn on October8, 1871 after an evening milking. A cow kicked it over and ignited the hay on the floor. Due to dry conditions and a strong dry southwesterly wind the fire quickly spread throughout the city of […]

120 Ways to Boost Your Brain Power Some of the best ways to boost your brainpower have nothing to do with studying. Brainteasers and puzzles, critical thinking, and the occasional nap all work as the equivalent of mental calisthenics to keep you thinking faster and more creatively. I’ve started doing #22, learning to juggle, and […]

Baptism by Fire: 100 Essential Tips and Resources for Student Teachers If you or someone you care about is scared to death about his/her first student teaching assignment, this list will take away some of that stress. You’ll find tips on everything from classroom management to lesson plans to resume and interview help. 8 Essential […]

35 Scholarships Anyone Can Get – has put this list of scholarships together that just about anyone is eligible for. The list includes scholarships in various amounts, as well as essay writing contests and some unorthodox contests like the Duct Tape Stuck at Prom Scholarship. 50 Things from Ben Jones – Ben Jones blogs […]

50 Things Everyone Should Know How To Do – Do you know how to build a fire? How about CPR, do you know it? Or give directions? All of these things are essential life skills that you should know if you don’t already. This list from Marc and Angel covers everything from swimming to changing […]

You may have had the opportunity to read this earlier piece on Scott Elias and how to improve Power Point presentations. Dean Shareski adds his two-cents to the discussion in YouTube – PowerPoint Extreme Makeover, which gives concrete before-and-after examples with a few helpful tips. The highlights: More high-quality visuals: use a picture to not […]

Welcome to the Carnival of Education Career Fair! We’ve retracted the bleachers and set up the booths on the gymnasium floor so these brave teachers can see what they might be doing if they weren’t teaching (perish the thought). Motivational Speaker Mr. D at I Want to Teach Forever agreed to sport a freaking mohawk […]