Give a student a boost to graduate

January 20, 2009

According to BoostUp.org, every school day, 7,000 students drop out. Boost is a campaign by the AdCouncil designed to help encourage teens to make it through and graduate on time. The premise is simple, by sending a “boost,” you’re sending … Continued

School Rack: Free websites for teachers

January 16, 2009

So, it’s time to get your own website. You could do it the old fashioned way and build it from scratch, but then you’d have to know HTML, CSS or some such. Or, you could do it the Web 2.0 … Continued

Professional development is just a "tweet" away

January 14, 2009

Most of us have heard of Twitter. The micro-blogging tool has become relatively famous for its users’ coverage of the earthquake in China and the terrorist attacks in Mumbai, but what you may not be aware of is its power … Continued

Share your knowledge with Teach the People Facebook app

December 1, 2008

Everyone knows a lot about something that someone else wishes they knew more about. If you are an expert in nonprofit management or java programming, or experienced in flamenco dancing or good at “going green,” what you know is in … Continued

Post student science experiments online at TestToob

November 14, 2008

What fun is a science experiment unless you get to watch it? Kids don’t make baking soda volcanoes just to entertain themselves. Experiments are meant to be watched by the masses. Now thanks to TestToob, your students’ experiments can find … Continued

Get lost in The Stacks

October 2, 2008

Scholastic has been upgrading the student part of their site over the last year. First was Computer Lab Favorites, and now they’ve revamped their book/author section and renamed it “The Stacks.” It has a really easy-to-follow interface, and organizes books … Continued

Diigo: The "G" in the Name Stands for Groups

September 3, 2008

Earlier we told you about Diigo (Digest of Internet Information, Groups, and Other stuff). Today, you’ll learn about the Groups part of the name. In addition to having awesome annotation tools, it also has a lot of great ways to … Continued

Earn your own gold stars at Rate My Teachers

August 29, 2008

I always had teachers that I either loved or loathed; there was very little gray area. My friends and I would often sit around and talk about whose class we hated the most, and which teachers we wished we could … Continued