Turn an explanatory writing assignment into a podcast

January 5, 2011

The act of explaining how to do something has been a staple writing assignment for a long time. Podcasting those instructions promotes not only technology, but also requires students to focus on voice and writing for an audience.

GoAnimate goes to school

January 3, 2011

We’ve reviewed GoAnimate here at Instructify before, but the site recently launched a school version of its animation software that is worth writing about because, well, it’s free.

Much more than just definitions with Wordnik

November 29, 2010

When you look up a word on Wordnik, you’ll get all the word’s possible definitions, examples of the word in publication, current usage of the word on twitter, synonyms, etymology, and even its Scrabble score.

Celebrate the National Day on Writing October 20

October 13, 2010

With the aim of “collecting a cross-section of everyday writing,” the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) is hosting the second annual National Day on Writing on October 20.

Adflip shows what ads say about us

October 11, 2010

There’s a saying that if you want to understand the times, read the advertisements. Adflip is a site with an abundant number of advertisements from various decades, ranging from back to the 1940s all the way up to the present.