Pulling out the red pen with Paper Rater

June 3, 2010

Paper Rater is an automated tool which analyzes a piece of writing along a set of criteria, including possible plagiarism, grammar and spelling, vocabulary choices, style and more.

Random roundup: Little Johnny

May 13, 2009

Welcome to May’s random roundup. This month’s theme: Little Johnny, one-man stand-in for school-aged children the world over. After a year-and-a-half of hard work, we figured this overused cliche deserved a post of his own before he gets back to … Continued

Edmodo: Microblogging (and more) for educators

February 5, 2009

Too often, developers think that just changing the fonts on a tool to Comic Sans will make it educator-friendly, when, really, there are a lot of big things to think about when designing for K-12 education. Because the developers of … Continued

Carnival of Education #171: Career Fair

May 14, 2008

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 … Continued

NY Times: Technology Raising Student Anxiety Levels

May 12, 2008

In a May 4 article titled “I Know What You Did Last Math Class,” the New York Times explores one unfortunate side effect of technology in schools. The article examines how parents are taking advantage of services that connect them … Continued

Keep Your Grade Book Online with Engrade

December 5, 2007

The semester will end soon. That means you’ll be bombarded with questions about grades, make-up assignments, and the rigors of grading itself. If these thoughts give you a headache, consider Engrade your aspirin. Engrade is basically an online grade book … Continued