Over the years, Instructables has grown and evolved to a site that is both an invaluable resource and a powerful tool for teachers of many practical subjects.

This Instructable is mainly aimed at teachers of all kinds, but students can read it as well, then pass on ideas to their teachers...

All pictures are sourced from either the site itself, or Wikipedia Commons, or created by me, unless otherwise stated.

Step 1: Sign Up!

Firstly, no matter how you are going to use the site, sign up.

If you use your school email account to drop a line to teachers[at]instructables[dot]com, and let them know that you are actually a teacher, you will be rewarded with a free Pro account.

That will give you access to PDF files (potentially very useful in class) and all-steps display of projects (also useful if showing projects on-screen in class).

<p>Hello,</p><p>What is the process to open a teacher's Pro account as a homeschool teacher. I am also the president of our local homeschool co-op. The ideas and lessons would be a great addition to our class offerings</p><p>Thank you,</p><p>Gina Raybourn</p>
<p>It would be just the same as if you were a teacher in a traditional school - follow the link in step one, and if there are any issues with it, drop an email to <em>service@instructables.com</em> to explain what's going on, and they will sort you out.</p>
<p>Hello,</p><p>What is the process to open a teacher's Pro account as a homeschool teacher. I am also the president of our local homeschool co-op. The ideas and lessons would be a great addition to our class offerings</p><p>Thank you,</p><p>Gina Raybourn</p>
<p>At my High School we use instructables all the time... We use it the most in our engineering programs (my school is an engineering school) I think that it is a great resource for the teachers, and students.</p>
<p>That's cool - make sure your teachers know about the freebies in step 1!</p>
i thought it would tell you how to use instructables without your teacher knowing
You *want* your teacher to know! <br> <br>Show them the site, demonstrate its awesomeness, show them how safe it is, and persuade them to use it in school, then you don't have to sneak onto the site.
u talking about instructables? i go to highschool and they don't block it.
same, i thought that there were gonna be some prank type things and such.
Speaking of website filters, why do websites pertaining to pi get blocked at my school? Must have been those sneaky ads floating around. At least Instructables isn't blocked at my school anyway. The only real con is that the only place with wi-fi or any sort of internet access would be the library. That's one of the main reasons our teachers use wireless USB modems on-site, slide-shows or PDF documents (as mentioned). Downside is, not a lot of people know instructables, let alone being a member (again, in my school). Speaking of the Instructables dead-zone at my school, what if that school has no modern presentation media (i.e. projectors, mobile computer units etc.)? It should be something worth brainstorming on your pastime.
some parts are blocked like nsw det laptop hacks, why?<br> <br> &lt;h8&gt;meant to be sarcastic&lt;/h8&gt;
You have wi-fi, but no projectors?<br><br>That's an odd set of priorities for your school. I know you're in the Philippines, but that's still an odd priority.<br><br>
No, you got it the other way; we <strong>do</strong> have projectors. What I meant was <em>in the case</em> that there were no projectors on-site at the school.<br>
im useing my schoo laptop now on this program
9,10,11,12? <br>mine is year 10 now
&quot;you must cut down the mightiest tree in the forest with.....A HERRING&quot; <br>:)
Wait a sec, let me get this straight; if you SAY you're a teacher you get a free pro account? That's weird, and hardly fair to those who are teacher s and didn't know (I'm not though).
You have to email from your academic account, or provide some other evidence of your status
OK, cool
I&rsquo;m looking for a Mister &ldquo;Bogar,&rdquo; who generated a hilarious rubric for submission to Instructables that I found on the web. In Maine, perhaps? <br>http://edu583spring09class.wikispaces.com/file/view/instructables+submission+rubric.xls <br>Seems to be based on How to Make a Great Instructable <br> <br>My 8th graders will have the option of building a prop for the potential movie version of the memoir we just finished reading and submit their process to Instructables (others will write persuasive letters to film production companies). I was wondering if this Mr. Bogar has been doing this long, and at what grade levels. <br> <br>Any teachers out there already on this? <br>
the boy in blue is from my old school!!!
Really?<br><br>That's a coincidence - I grabbed the image off the web.
What about homeschoolers?
hi i am in third year engineering electronics and it seems I'm in charge of a new student group projects where I teach and I would like to have a premium account to download the pdf and use to teach them. my name is fabian gallardo and I'm from chile I have 21 years there any mail where I can contact?.<br>thank you very much I love the page.<br>my mail is fabiangallardoo18@gmail.com
Contact details are in step 1.
thank god this isnt blocked at my school. they really over blocked stuff, even things relating to schoolwork are blocked giving the teachers a hard time lol
Your profile says you're 17, so I guess you aren't a teacher.<br><br>If you show them this Instructable, and a bit of the site, they might start to use it themselves, and they could have their own pro account for free.
Good job&nbsp;Kiteman, nice&nbsp;Instructable, I'll have to tell some of my teachers at school to look this up.<br> <br> I did notice one thing though that seemed a bit off though. The 'filter-friendly' part isn't exactly true. At least for my school, connections to websites like YouTube are&nbsp;completely&nbsp;cut. IE.&nbsp;Embedded&nbsp;videos on Ible's won't play if a filter is in place that restricts access to a site like YouTube.<br> <br> I think that this is&nbsp;notable&nbsp;because it might give some people the wrong idea. I'd be willing to bet that this varies a lot from filter to filter.<br> <br> DSMan195276
Instructables is blocked at my school for having the forums... It depresses me.
Point out to your teacher or network manager that the forums have a powerful &quot;be nice&quot; policy that is actively monitored 24/7.<br><br>If you want to PM me your school's email address and the name of your network manager, I will happily drop them a persuasive note.<br><br>
I think some schools block forums because they don't consider them productive and not reliable sources for research projects.
There is some paranoia about &quot;grooming&quot; as well.
I have a feeling someone did this. Maybe a teacher, because the website is mysteriously unblocked. I am now happy.
That could mean that one of your teachers is a member... <br> <br>Try leaving a picture of Robot in your books until somebody mentions it. <br> <br>
I'll pass it on to the school of my kids!<br>BTW, what's this offshore rig doing in this I'ble?
That's supposed to represent &quot;resources&quot;, and drilling down into the site.
My school blocked the website a few years ago. I think that it was because there was an illegal section. But now the site is so much nicer and helpful.
Hmmm my school district blocked the lyrics to &quot;Ave Maria&quot; that I was trying to use in class so we didn't do it. Now, teacher computers can get more than student computers. That helps some. I CAN get Instructables and have used some projects on instruments and how to make snowflakes.
Teachers have the same things blocked as students in my school district but they have more privlages such as desktop background and right clicking things.
So tell them that - get the block lifted.
It is a lot more work than it seems. It is blocked all over the school district. I would probably need to find another school that doesnt have it blocked. I would have to go all the way up through a big chain of people. But our school is setting up a new wireless network. I wonder if sites will be blocked on that. It is provided by big name cell phone companies like att and verizon. It isnt wifi so they said that they are giving us a device or something to connect devices like ipads and laptops.
if they don't remove the blocker; and if you really need to, there are a plethora of wonderful ibles on how to get by those blockers (proxies etc.).<br>where i go all the teachers (including myself) use them (because the filter on our server is ridiculous and it blocks things like, for example, the wikipedia page on Tupperware.)<br>oops, i got a little of topic... <br>you might have a chance with the wireless network (i don't know, we've got wifi...)<br><br>anyway, goodluck!
wow thats a stupid thing to block. Thats like my school has bing set as the auto search engine when you search something in the address bar but bing is blocked so it will come up with a blocked page.
Yeah, I use a copy of portable FireFox on a USB drive with FoxyProxy.
If you own a laptop you can bring to school, at home go to <a href="http://www.torproject.org/">http://www.torproject.org/</a>&nbsp;and download tor it's slow but it works<br>
Just as crazy as our school blocks the JC Penny website for &quot;Pornographic Material.&quot;
XD<br>wow... thats something!
So write to the district?
is that you?
In the relay photo? No, that's just a WikiCommons image. I'm 30 years older than those two.

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