Hard times = exciting times

September 2, 2008

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 … Continued

The new essentials: Top 10 school supplies for today's students

August 22, 2008

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 … Continued

Tuesday by the Numbers

August 5, 2008

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 … Continued

Sleeping late on weekends makes you groggy

August 4, 2008

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 … Continued

Make your cell phone "smarter" with ChaCha

July 15, 2008

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 … Continued

Hit the road this summer with these fuel-saving tips

July 1, 2008

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 … Continued