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Teach Parents Tech care packages are aimed at students who want to help their adult parents learn such skills as taking a screenshot, adjusting time on your computer clock, copying and pasting text, and resizing photos.

Weebly is a very simple website maker, and something that teachers might like to use in their classrooms.

BY REBECCAH HAINES As most of you know very well, the day-to-day (not to mention hour-to-hour) tasks of a teacher can be hectic and time-consuming. In addition to actually teaching the warm little bodies in our classes, we have to grade papers, attend meetings, participate in school leadership committees, create bulletin boards, set up for […]

BY BILL FERRIS It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas parent-teacher conference season. For a few parents, this is just a formality, the latest conversation in a year-long dialogue. Of course, a lot of parents will be meeting you for the first time, leading to all the hazards of first-time interactions — awkwardness, shyness, […]

This week’s MBTN features alternative teaching methods, how to use colons & semicolons, a web backpack for students and the best search engines for student research. Details after the jump.

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 […]

Some of your students may have family members fighting overseas. If these brave souls are in combat, there’s always the chance they might not come home in one piece (or at all). Sesame Street, which has never shied away from the unhappier parts of life, will air their special episode Coming Home: Military Families Cope […]

I’m at the NCTIES conference in Raleigh. The intro session featured Vicki Davis of the Cool Cat Teacher Blog. Renowned for using nifty tools in her teaching, she shared a great philosophy for integrating technology into your classroom: focus on what you want to DO, and THEN pick your tools. Deciding you want a blog […]

Families and teachers alike can be daunted by the sheer volume of book choices out there for early adolescent readers. Wading through the good, the bad, and the ugly may not be the way we choose to spend our own reading time, and, yet, many of us want to be informed about or even influence […]

The recent disgraceful outcome of the Julie Amero case does at least show how very, very much we want our children to be protected from the worst parts of the internet (and there are some very, very bad parts of the internet). If you know some parents who are worried (or ought to be) about […]