Make an Electronic Sub Plan

December 14, 2007

Missing class terrifies many teachers. Not to knock brave substitute teachers – they’re in an unwinnable situation where they have to walk into unfamiliar territory and try to teach a subject they may or may not know. Still, when you … Continued

An old favorite: The Favorite Poem Project

October 31, 2007

Let’s do an exercise together. Find a favorite poem of yours – pull it down off the bookshelf or out of your head or the folder on your desktop – and recite a few lines. If you just said a … Continued

Hypochondriacs Worry No More, TauMed is There

October 26, 2007

For those of us who are continually convinced that there is something wrong with us, we always assume the worst. Before you run out to the doc’s office, though, check out TauMed—a YouTube-esque site that presents video explanations of various … Continued

Web 2.0 – A Crash Course

October 24, 2007

Mike Wesch has created a visually stimulating video to help explain what Web 2.0 is all about, along with a bit of history of how we got there. The Web is Us/ing Us is chock full of energy and enlightenment … Continued

Got an Itch for Creative Learning Tools? Scratch It!

October 9, 2007

Imagine a world where school children could develop their own code to produce original content for the web. Now look around you because you are living in that world. Scratch is an application developed by MIT to allow children (of … Continued

All Educational, All the Time–TeacherTube

September 27, 2007

Watch your class go down the tubes. Wait, that came out wrong. You love how sites like YouTube have made it easy to upload videos you want to show your class, right? But you’re a little nervous about telling your … Continued