Monday by the numbers

April 13, 2009

3 Challenges to Wiki Use in Instruction Every teacher’s got a wiki these days. So what do you do with it in class? Integrating a piece of technology doesn’t lend itself to flying by the seat of one’s pants. THE … Continued

Random roundup: NASA

April 8, 2009

It’s time again for our random roundup. This month’s theme: NASA, pioneers of space and subjects of an awful lot of posts. Do-it-yourself is in, even with podcasting at NASA! It seems that every time you turn around these days … Continued

Cool satellite image from the inauguration

January 21, 2009

Check out this great picture from yesterday’s inauguration. As the GeoEye-1 satellite hurtled through the cosmos,  it took this snapshot to commemorate the historic occasion. That’s a lot of people! Not only that, I now know the roof of the … Continued

Change has come to the White House website

January 20, 2009

Some new neighbors moved into the old Bush place on Pennsylvania Avenue today. If you couldn’t make it to the welcome to the neighborhood party, you can still get to know the new residents of the White House at the … Continued

Electoral Insanity at

October 27, 2008

By now, I assume that many of your students are interested in an upcoming event involving two major political parties and several men named Joe (Biden, Six-Pack, The Plumber). I also gather that this country called America is divided into … Continued

Instructify Election Roundup

October 22, 2008

There’s apparently a presidential election in a couple weeks. If you’re looking for a few election-related resources for your next civics lesson, here’s a roundup of political sites, tools, what-have-you. Access, Analyze, Act: Three cheers for representative democracy! Make sense … Continued