August signifies the winding down of summer as well as the beginning of a new school year. Even if you still have vacation plans to fulfill, you are well aware of the impending academic calendar. Our minds begin to wander toward school this time of year. It’s time to get started.
You will want to make this school year better than the last. You’ll want to try new things to engage your students and make learning interesting to them. The possibilities for a new school year are limitless.
We at Networked Teaching & Learning can help.This blog has everything you’ll need to get your school year off to a great start.
After our Monday Message, Tuesdays will provide you an online tool or set of tools to make your classroom more productive. These tools are often free and loaded with classroom applications.
Wednesday is affectionately known as “hump day,” meaning that we are getting over the hump. Here, it we call it “HD_Links” in a post that gives you a list of related links to use as resources or a set of tools to keep in your tool belt. Sometimes, HD_Links are just a selection of interesting things we’ve found on the web that we think might interest you.
Thursday is reserved for teaching tips. Some tips are of useful teaching practices and strategies. Other tips might be suggestions of how to best use an application or tool. Just think of Thursday’s Tips as an advice column for teachers of the 21st century.
Our Friday 4ALL post features a wide array of topics. Look for these posts to make you think or hopefully inspire you to try bigger and better things. Either way, it will be hard to predict what will come next on this versatile feature in our editorial schedule.
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And when you’re not reading the latest post or submitting your own ideas, participate by commenting to the posts. You can even “Like” us on Facebook and join the eMINTS National Center group as a way to be engaged in the eMINTS community.
Now that it’s August, let’s get started!
Zac Early is an instructional specialist with the eMINTS National Center.
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