NCTIES update — Thursday morning

March 5, 2009

I’m at the NCTIES conference in Raleigh. The intro session featured Vicki Davis of the Cool Cat Teacher Blog. Renowned for using nifty tools in her teaching, she shared a great philosophy for integrating technology into your classroom: focus on … Continued

Monday by the numbers

February 23, 2009

Five Best Note-Taking Tools Back when I was a student, we had to take notes with a pen and paper. Today’s learners have a lot more options that take advantage of online technology. Lifehacker presents this list of the top … Continued

50 websites you’ll wonder how you lived without

February 12, 2009

I came across this post on a couple of months back. After thoroughly pillaging this list for ideas to write about for Instructify, I decided to just share with you this list of 50 sites. Plagiarism police, calm yourselves … Continued

Download YouTube videos with KickYouTube

December 18, 2008

Are you trying to access a YouTube video to show in class, but can’t break through the firewall between you and it? KickYouTube lets you download whatever YouTube video you want to your home computer so you can load it … Continued

The Adventure of the Missing Laptop

October 28, 2008

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 … Continued

Zamzar: The easy file converter with an exotic name

September 24, 2008

Have you ever needed to show a YouTube video at an inservice where there is no Internet service, or there’s a firewall that makes the Great Wall of China look like a picket fence? Have you ever needed to convert … Continued

Download a shiny new web browser: Google Chrome

September 8, 2008

I remember in 1996 when someone told me that I didn’t just have to use AOL’s web browser to surf “the ‘Net” (that’s what everyone called it back then). Apparently, you could also use Internet Explorer to check out web … Continued