Browsing Posts tagged organization

American Rhetoric’s Top 100 Speeches – Would there be any doubt that “I Have a Dream” is number 1? Of course it is, and as it turns out, you can listen to it and many others from this site. JFK is well represented here, as is FDR. The recordings here are the ones you’re likely […]

Graphic.org has all you need to know about building and maintaining a graphic organizer for any project, plan, or goal. Even if you don’t currently use graphic organizers, you might want to check out this site to see if there is something right for you. I knew very little about the possibilities a graphic organizer […]

Today was just rotten- you had an outburst in your third period Language Arts class, there was a fight in the cafeteria and you had to get involved, you spent hours on the activity bus headed to a soccer game that was entirely too far away, and with the few hours you had left, you […]

I’m an avid Microsoft Office user. I use Excel pretty much every day, and most of my posts on Instructify were composed using Word. Except for Word’s horrible table system, I really don’t have many complaints about it. But even a shill like me can’t resist the allure of OpenOffice, which does pretty much everything […]

Getting teachers to agree on a meeting time is tougher than getting people to agree on pizza toppings. Everyone’s schedules are filled to overflowing. How can you find a time that works for everybody? TimeToMeet offers an easy solution. You create a meeting on the TimeToMeet Web site. They present you with a calendar, in […]

Last year, I participated in NaNoWriMo for the first time. Alas, a constant editor, I did not meet my goal and didn’t come close to reaching the finish line. For the uninitiated, NaNoWriMo is also known as National Novel Writing Month, and it starts November 1st. NaNoWriMo is exactly what it sounds like: you write […]

I never go anywhere without paper and a pen. Those little Moleskine notebooks work great—they’re durable, and you can keep a lot of info in there. They also cost $10-12, and feel a little bulky in your pocket. If you’re a thrifty teacher with back pain, you may want to look at PocketMod, a do-it-yourself […]

We’ve all got our own ways of doing things. But does “Hey, it works for me!” really mean “I’ve got bad habits that I’m too old to fix”? Everybody has bad habits. Often, they originated when we were young, when our tasks were small enough that we could compensate for poor organization. Blogger Eric MacKnight […]