Learn Languages with LingQ

March 25, 2008

Give your foreign language students some extra ammunition. No, I don’t mean teach them obscure French curse words. I’m talking about powerful lessons and practice that can supplement the great stuff you’re already teaching in class. They can get it … Continued

Carnival of Education #158

February 13, 2008

Welcome to your romantic and eerily educentric Valentine’s Day date. But will it end in love, tears, or possibly food poisoning from an undercooked Valentine’s dinner? These kind educators were gracious enough to share their Valentine’s Day experiences: Dinner and … Continued

Take a Virtual Field Trip

November 13, 2007

Virtual Field Trips offers a bundle of web excursions – perfect if you want to break the ennui of concrete walls without actually having to go through the rigamarole of leaving school grounds. The trips are simply step-by-step web seminars … Continued

Check Your Spelling in Dozens of Languages with Orangoo

November 9, 2007

I love my word processor. It’s fast, convenient, and comes with one of the great boons to mankind, the spell checker. Maybe my over-reliance on a computerized dictionary is why I never went farther in my Spanish classes. All that … Continued

Curiosity Killed the Metafilter

October 12, 2007

Every so often, the Instructify staff combs through all the discussions on ask.metafilter.com looking for topics relevant to teachers, so you don’t have to. Here are some of the most interesting questions we’ve found recently: A fairly new (2 years … Continued

Mango: Rhymes with Lingo (Sort Of)

September 19, 2007

I’ve always loved hearing the rich tones of people speaking their native tongue. Probably because my high school Spanish class was so full of students (myself included) torturing words and botching the accent. Back then, they equipped us with a … Continued

Let Your Overpriced Computer Do Your Reading for You

September 10, 2007

Why read when you can be read to? You’ll think Stephen Hawking is your personal assistant when you download ReadPlease, a free program that reads text on your computer to you in a (somewhat) realistic human voice. A text-to-speech reader … Continued