Catch yourself some productivity using the CATCHsystem

January 20, 2011

The CATCHsystem, developed by NC State PhD student T.J. Wolfe, groups technology and Web 2.0 tools into five distinct categories so as to seem less intimidating to technology newbies. The site includes video tutorials and a free ebook.

Explaining new technologies, 7 Things at a time

January 6, 2010

BY GRETCHEN SCHAEFER When it comes to professional development for colleagues, it can often be challenging to explain to others a service that seems simple to a techie. As part of its Learning Initiative, Educause (an organization devoted to advancing … Continued

Manage your class online with LectureTools

June 3, 2009

BY BILL FERRIS Students have gotten used to doing things electronically. Your classroom doesn’t have to be an exception thanks to LectureTools, a learning management thingy from the University of Michigan. Developers designed LectureTools with huge, impersonal college lecture courses … Continued

New teacher? The New Teacher Zone is for you.

May 29, 2009

With May comes commencement, and with commencement comes new teachers. Armed with crisp diplomas, a government-issued teaching certificate, and big plans for September, it’s always good to have some resources for that first job. Scholastic’s New Teacher Zone should be … Continued

Continue your education with Academic Earth

February 19, 2009

Everyone would agree that learning is important. If we didn’t, none of us would be doing what we do. But are we practicing what we preach to our students? Are we, as educators, continuing our education in the same way … Continued