Saturday, September 11, 2010

Week in Review - Most Popular Posts

It's Saturday morning in Maine and time for another week in review post. I know that this week was the first week of school for a lot of folks, I hope you had a great first week.

Here are this week's most popular posts:
1. 10 Ways to Get Free Money & Classroom Supplies
2. Picturing America - Teaching History With Art
3. 131 Tips for New Teachers
4. How to Create a Facebook Group for Your Classes
5. How to Set Up a Group Blog in Posterous
6. 47 Alternative to Using YouTube in the Classroom
7. Google Family Safety Center - A Resource for Parents

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Learn Boost Adds New Customization Options

Learn Boost, a free online gradebook platform that launched last month, has recently added a couple of practical options to make gradebooks better. You can now create custom subject and course titles in your Learn Boost gradebook. No longer does Learn Boost make you input schedule times in one hour increments. You can now create any time schedule you like. Learn Boost has also added an option for inputting lunch and after school activities in your schedule.

Read more about Learn Boost here. Overall, these are practical enhancements to a good free service.

Due to some past experiences with free online gradebook services, I had some questions for Learn Boost about their long-term plans specifically how they plan to support teachers' needs for data portability. One of Learn Boost's co-founders Rafael Corrales answered those questions in a blog post last month.