Set up a safe, sane social media policy for your school

December 9, 2010

Being proactive in setting a social media policy for your school sets clear expectations, making it less likely that you or someone you work with will write something embarrassing or inflammatory online.

Ask the readers: The periodic table tattoo

October 12, 2009

BY BILL FERRIS Happy Monday, dear readers. To ease you back into the work week, I thought we’d begin with a fun ice breaker. (Well, I think it’s fun. Your actual fun may vary.) Consider the tattoo in the picture. … Continued

Tuesday by the numbers

July 21, 2009

BY BILL FERRIS In this week’s by-the-numbers edition, read about the things you need to know before going 1:1, find the best free web-design tutorials, and read the heartwarming story about how the 112th element finally became a real boy … Continued

Help set national science standards for 2009

April 7, 2009

You can have a say in America’s science achievement standards. ACT seeks nominations for the National Assessment of Educational Progress for fourth-, eighth- and 12th-grade science. Naturally, they want some Cracker-Jack science teachers to help out, as well as science … Continued

Instructify comments policy

February 25, 2009

It’s time once again for me to harrangue you about Instructify’s comments policy. We moderate all comments, so if your brilliant reply to one of our posts doesn’t show up right away, we’re not ignoring you. We’ll approve comments as … Continued

Ask the readers: phones in class

February 24, 2009

Since I got an Android phone for Christmas, I’ve been yammering to anyone who will listen about how cell phones are the great technology equalizer — you can use phones to surf the internet, send email, create podcasts, share photos, … Continued

Instructify comments policy

December 3, 2008

If you’re new to the site and are wondering why your snappy, insightful comment didn’t show up after you submitted it, don’t worry, we didn’t delete it. Instructify moderates comments for all first-time posters. This is an educational site, after … Continued

Free Education Week

September 3, 2008

Education Week is holding their Back-to-School Open House. From September 1-7, you can access all the site’s premium content. In their own words, “enjoy full FREE access to absolutely everything!” Education Week has lots of info on important K-12 issues. … Continued