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The classroom is changing pretty quickly, but most accounts of why the classroom is changing tend to start with an alarmist perspective.  “U.S. students aren’t globally competitive!”  “Gaps are widening!”  Have you heard statements like these at the beginning of a professional development session?  Have you attended professional development sessions that offer you a series […]

In recent years, a lot of schools have told their physical education programs to hit the showers. Greater emphasis on testing, budget cuts, and so on. But as school wallets get lighter, the children are getting heavier due to lack of exercise. If you’re concerned about your students’ health, you can do something about it […]

Pencils? Check. Notebooks? Check. Online word processor application? Check. In addition to standbys like pens, pads, and the ever-popular Trapper Keeper, today’s learners need a new set of school supplies, too.  These tools enable students to take advantage of the new learning possibilities the Web has to offer, such as making research easier, or finding […]

With the new school year upon us, are you rushing around trying to get a million things done? If you find that some tasks are slipping through the cracks, or you’re tired of scrawling your to-do lists onto crumpled scraps of paper, consider a digital solution like Remember the Milk. Remember the Milk adds some […]

The English Fale Fail Blog might be just the thing if you love those silly LOLCats as much as I do, but get a kick out of that other undying meme known only as FAIL. The idea is simple, a photo or video that captures a moment of utter failure in an attempt to do […]

“I hope our profiles all go dead, entombed in distant servers A monument of your youth, although lacking its observers Your page will be an empty shell, when no one is behind it I hope your MySpace stays forever – and I hope that your kids find it“ The Internet is kind of like a […]

Five Rules for Better PowerPoint Presentations -Michael Hyatt’s blog, Working Smart, has these 5 great tips to spice up your next PowerPoint. The article is written from a business perspective, but that doesn’t mean these tips won’t help you when teaching the Civil War or Beowulf. One of the more important tidbits of advice is […]

As Ben Franklin said, “Early to bed and early to rise makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise.” That’s one old saying I wish wasn’t true. If you’re a teacher on summer vacation, I’m guessing you’ve gotten used to sleeping in until decadent times like (gasp!) 8:30 in the morning. It’s great while it lasts, […]

Have you ever needed the answer to some pressing question, but found yourself no where near a computer and yielded only a cell phone to get your answer? I know I’ve been there many times, especially when traveling, and while you can sometimes text message search engines (or call a web-savvy friend), you can’t always […]

I hope you’re all enjoying your summer vacation. Maybe you’ve got some plans for the Independence Day weekend. Then again, with gas prices shooting into the stratosphere, maybe you don’t. In these days of pricey petrol, you’ve got to get a little creative to save money on gas. That’s why you should head over to […]