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Top 100 Language Blogs: Whether you teach a foreign language or English as a second language, you’ll want to pay a visit to these language blogs. You’ll find useful info about food, travel and culture. And, you know, words too. 50 Tips and Tricks to Create a Learning Space in Second Life: Second Life, that […]

15 Awesome Tutorial Websites You Probably Don’t Know About A couple weeks ago I decided to take up juggling. Right away I was amazed at the high quality tutorials I found online. If you have a random hobby you’d like to try, or you’re looking for a project during these summer months, check out this […]

The summer movie season is in full swing. For a lot of your students, the last thing they’re thinking about right now is reading books. It may be too late to reach them this summer, but when they return you’ll definitely want to point them toward Digital Booktalk, a site that creates movie-style trailers for […]

Sure, your phone plays music, surfs the Web, sends email, and has GPS capability (and you can, you know, talk to people with it, too). That stuff is cool, don’t get me wrong, but we’ve only scratched the surface of what these handheld powerhouses can do. Now, with one simple download, you can give your […]

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 Speaker Mr. D at I Want to Teach Forever agreed to sport a freaking mohawk […]

As if you don’t already have a tough time getting students to read, schools keep banning the books kids actually like. Young adult literature is a frequently challenged genre, probably due to the fact that the teenaged protagonists often act like, you know, teenagers. If you’re passionate about kids being able to access books they […]

When I was in library school, professors talked about a widespread fear of librarians among the general populace. Library users have questions, my professors said, but in many cases are too afraid to ask them. Huh. I looked around at my fellow librarians-to-be, mystified. As a group, librarians are the least intimidating, most approachable people […]

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 a Movie: Benjamin Baxter at On the Tenure Track invites you to a live recreation […]

Teaching Latin? The Classics? Shakespeare? Turn-of-the-century American history? If you are, you’ll find a dizzying array of resources under one virtual roof at Tufts University’s Perseus Digital Library. The library pulls together primary and secondary sources from ancient Greece and Rome, the complete works of Marlowe and Shakespeare with related historical sources, digitized texts from […]

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: Is it usual for school librarians and teachers to have disagreements and conflicts over “appropriate” content and media in school […]