Monday by the numbers

August 11, 2008

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. … Continued

Monday by the numbers

July 21, 2008

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 … Continued

Power up Your Phone with gWhiz

June 26, 2008

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 … 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

Take a Stand Against Censorship: BANNED in the Bookhenge

March 26, 2008

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 … Continued

Don't Fear the Librarian – Find One Online

March 11, 2008

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 … 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

Access Primary Sources Online with the Perseus Digital Library

February 12, 2008

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 … Continued

Curiosity Killed the Metafilter

January 23, 2008

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 … Continued