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BY BILL FERRIS This week’s MBTN looks at inspiring TED videos for educators, how to sabotage your resume, saving for college, and free ebooks on personal finance. More after the jump.

I have sincerely enjoyed my time here at Instructify, writing up my very smug and minimalist posts. I’m tired of my vast talents with wordery going unrecognized and I’m leaving. I quit! I’ll see you jerks never! [Picks up newspaper. Spit take.] Okay, um, hey, so it looks like the job market out there isn’t […]

I’m totally over this financial crisis business. People everywhere are homeless and jobless. Also, there are only so many ways to write an article without resorting to the overdone, “In today’s down economy, blah blah blah…” Nevertheless, it’s an issue that affects every one of us, which means that economic and financial education has never […]

Need to stretch your supplies budget a little farther? Or should I say, “further”? Lucky for me, I can find the answer by picking up a cheap copy of a language arts textbook at Hoot of Loot, an online classified ads section for educators. Teachers can buy and sell books, blackboards, furniture, and other schoolhouse […]

Welcome to May’s random roundup. This month’s theme: Little Johnny, one-man stand-in for school-aged children the world over. After a year-and-a-half of hard work, we figured this overused cliche deserved a post of his own before he gets back to studying. Time-savers for teachers For other notes and resources the students need, consider giving this […]

As the economy continues to founder, it’s a good time to help students improve their financial literacy. I’d like to think when they grow up they might handle the economy better than we have. America’s Prmoise Alliance has developed curriculum on financial responsibility, Saving Our Futures, where you’ll find lots of materials here to help […]

There are lot of web search options out there, and not a lot of money in school budgets. Given those two tensions, many districts are looking for ways to save money, and find more “free” options. One of the earliest online tools that my district purchased was NetTrekker, a subscription-based web search service that provides […]

In today’s economy, two things are certain: Lazy writers will lead off their stories by saying how bad the economy is. People are looking harder for good deals. If you’re an educator who’d like to find good deals on books, head to your local Borders bookstore March 19 through 25 and get 25% off. Just […]

In my own geeky world of talk radio programs, This American Life adds a little bit more of a storytelling element than most programming on National Public Radio. To me, anyway, the TAL team’s stories can arguably be considered more accessible than NPR. Now it time for me to sit back and let my inbox […]

Unless you were living under a rock (like Mr. Snail over there), you’ve probably heard about the recent federal stimulus package. You’ve probably also heard that some of that money will be for schools and education. Now that the legislation has passed, and been signed by President Obama, you may wonder, oh reader, what does […]