GE Home Appliance Energy Use calculates cost of usage

May 19, 2010

General Electric has created a slick energy-awareness app that shows you how much each appliance costs you. Not just in terms of money, either. It shows kilowatt consumption, gasoline consumption, as well as showing how much use you can get out of a single kilowatt.

The new education-friendly face of Dungeons and Dragons

April 30, 2010

BY JASON DON FORSYTHE If you’re like me, you remember with fondness long nights with your friends, your trusty plastic icosahedron, pencils and paper, and junk food. I’m talking about Dungeons and Dragons of course, the game many of us … Continued

Sharpen your math skills with CarrotSticks

April 21, 2010

BY JASON DON FORSYTHE Back in my day, it was Math Blaster! for our classes’ Apple IIe, and I couldn’t get enough. But these days, client side games are so 2000s — everything is browser-based as internet connectivity becomes more … Continued

PBS Teachers is a smorgasbord of teacher resources

February 19, 2010

BY JASON DON FORSYTHE Let me just say it: I love PBS. From the documentaries, to the quality children’s programming, it’s one of my favorite channels to watch. But my love of Cookie Monster aside, did you know that PBS … Continued

NASA eClips shows videos of science in action

January 21, 2010

BY BILL FERRIS NASA eClips presents lots of great videos that STEM teachers in any grade level will find useful. Through several examples of applied science and math, kids will get a sense of the cool stuff they can do … Continued

Instructify's top 10 posts of 2009

December 22, 2009

BY BILL FERRIS It’s that time of year again when lazy bloggers rehash old material under the guise of “Best of” lists rather than come up with new stuff. Instructify is no exception. Below are the top 10 Instructify posts … Continued

Tuesday by the numbers

September 8, 2009

BY BILL FERRIS Welcome back from a long weekend. In this week’s by the numbers, we’ve got the answers to questions you’ll be asked in your next job interview, open-source ideas for educators, and some cool arithmetricks. Or, if you … Continued

Find great elementary resources at e-Learning for Kids

August 5, 2009

BY MELISSA THIBAULT Picture this. You just finished teaching your third lesson on prime factors, photosynthesis or fractions, and there are some students who need more visuals and more practice. Wouldn’t it be great if you had free, quality-assured courseware … Continued

Save cute animals with math: Lure of the Labyrinth

July 28, 2009

BY BILL FERRIS How far would your students go to save a lost pet? Would they infiltrate a nefarious underground factory that turns cuddly animals into food? Would they disguise themselves as monsters to outsmart gremlins, golems and yetis? Would … Continued