October’s Most Popular Content

For a while now, at the end of every week I’ve listed the week’s most popular content. Since today is the last day of the week and of the month I thought I should share the month’s most popular content. Here are the five most read blog items of October: 1. Great Timeline Builders2. National […]

Math + Egyptian History = Good Learning Activity

I walked by one of our computer labs today and saw one of my colleagues using this activity with a group of Freshmen. Ancient Egyptian Math is a web quest developed for use with middle school students, but the high school kids I saw using it today seemed to be enjoying and learning from the […]

Google Earth Gets Political (kind of)

One of the things that makes Google Earth and Google Maps so popular is its flexibility for representing so many types of data. Yesterday, on the Google LatLong blog I found a KMZ file representing the voting outcomes of each US Presidential Election since 1980. Much of the same information is also available in a […]

A Lesson Plan for After the Election

Teaching Tolerance is a monthly publication that I have received at school for a few years now. Almost every month I find something that eventually works its way into my classroom. Currently on the Teaching Tolerance website there is a good lesson idea about teaching tolerance for differing political viewpoints. The lesson plan provides a […]

Engrade Disappears at a Crucial Time for Teachers

Throughout the week I have been receiving emails and blog comments about problems with Engrade. Earlier this week there were times when Engrade was exceptionally slow and some users reported not being able to access their accounts at all. As of Thursday at 11am EST I was still able to access my account. This morning […]

Exploring Mount Everest Lesson Plans

One of my life goals is to climb in the Himalayan Mountains. Although I will be in China for the climbing season on my upcoming trip, I will not have a chance to travel until after my teaching responsibilities are over in June. Nonetheless, I still hope to see the Himalaya. On that note, the […]

Open ID Will Make Teaching With Technology Easier

This week Google and Microsoft announced that they are making available to code to support Open ID 2.0. Microsoft will support Open ID for users of Live ID and Google will support Open ID for anyone with a Google account. This changes will not happen overnight, but it is a huge step toward making Open […]

Grading Student Blogging

Grading the work students create online is new territory for a lot of teachers. Creating a well written rubric for any assignment can be time consuming even if you are familiar with the medium your students are working in. If you’re trying to create a rubric for work students are doing in a new or […]

Piqqem – Can You Predict the Market?

Piqqem is a new, free website that asks visitors to make predictions about individual stocks and indices. Predictions are made on a simple five point scale. There are wikis and timelines that provide users with some information the stocks and indices. Applications for EducationPiqqem could be a useful tool for business and economics classes. Students […]

Halloween History and Games – Reformation Day Too

Tomorrow is Halloween and in classrooms around the country children will be buzzing with excitement for the candy they may collect. Tomorrow will present teachers with a number of “teachable” moments. To help you take advantage of those moments, Mashable has compiled a list of more than 20 online ways to enjoy Halloween. Among Mashable’s […]