Instructifeature: Getting grading done

February 3, 2009

Grading can be the bane of any teacher’s existence, especially when it’s not just a matter of comparing a bubble sheet to an answer key. A teacher can spend more mental energy grading a paper or a proof or a … Continued

Monday by the numbers

January 26, 2009

List of Educational Web 2.0 Apps to Jumpstart Your Productivity – From DiplomaGuide.com comes this list of 25 Web 2.0 tools you can use to get more productive. The 25 items are divided into categories including Note Taking, Organization and … Continued

Monday by the numbers

January 12, 2009

100+ More Ways to Organize your Life – 2009 is going to be the year I get totally organized. I think I got a good start in ’08, but new years allow for new beginnings. So for me, you or … Continued

Merlin Mann on Time and Attention

December 23, 2008

2009 is nearly upon us. Y2K… err, IX. The New Year holiday is always a moment to reflect. Whether you’ll be pensively staring out the window from a comfortable easy chair or passionately throwing a whiskey bottle at your reflection … Continued

A more productive commute to school

December 17, 2008

Your daily commute isn’t just a time to swear at motorists practice defensive driving. It’s several minutes every day that you can use to knock out tasks, communicate, or devote to personal improvement. In that spirit, studenthacks.org presents seven tips … Continued

Create web forms and polls with Google Docs

December 11, 2008

Google, the internet behemoth that just keeps creating more indispensable applications you can’t say “no” to, has done it again! Google Forms is the latest addition to their Docs suite of online productivity programs. You can create fill-in forms, polls, … Continued

Share diagrams and mind maps online with Gliffy

December 5, 2008

What’s your classroom layout? Do you have the desks in classic row setup? U-shaped? Circle? Whichever setup you’re currently rocking, maybe you should think of switching things up a little. A change of scenery is a great way to recharge … Continued

Get your e-mail inbox down to zero

October 29, 2008

“Is there any e-mail in your inbox right now that you’ve read but you haven’t done anything about?” When writer and speaker Merlin Mann asks this question of a packed-to-overflowing audience of Google employees, the world’s most prestigious knowledge workers … Continued