Weekly Update

Archived Webinar – Flipped Classroom: Several list members have asked if there is a recording of the webinar from NROC (National Repository of Online Courses) about how to “flip” the classroom using digital media content. eMINTS staff member, Cathie Loesing, was featured on a panel as part of the webinar. The recording link has just been posted at: http://www.nrocnetwork.org/flipping-classroom-digital-media-content – scroll down to Webinar URL.

New eThemes for the week of January 30, 2012

Animals: Saint Bernards<http://ethemes.missouri.edu/themes/626>

These sites are about Saint Bernards, a large breed of working dogs. Find out how much they eat, how much they weigh, and if they make good household pets. Learn more about the history of these dogs, including their role as rescue dogs in the Swiss Alps. There are photographs, illustrations, and a video.

Animals: Utah Amphibians and Reptiles<http://ethemes.missouri.edu/themes/661>

These sites are about the amphibians and reptiles that live in Utah. Also learn about the similarities and differences between amphibians and reptiles. There are links to eThemes Resources on vertebrates and invertebrates and gila monsters.

Math: Problems of the Week<http://ethemes.missouri.edu/themes/1985>

These sites feature math problems of the week for middle and high school students. Includes a link to eThemes Resource: Math: Word Problems.

Missouri: Symbols<http://ethemes.missouri.edu/themes/1984>

These site are about the symbols of the state of Missouri. Find out information and interactive, games, videos and printables for the many Missouri state symbols. Links to eThemes Resources: Missouri: Facts, Missouri: Native Trees,and Missouri: State Flag.


These sites are about paper. Learn about the history of paper, paper making processes, facts and statistics about paper, and its impacts on environments and the economy. Includes a video, quizzes, games, hands-on activities and experiments. There are also links to eThemes Resources on recycling and trees.

Southern Belle<http://ethemes.missouri.edu/themes/863>

These sites focus on the lives of Southern Belle before and during the Civil War. There are memoirs reflecting the lives and perspectives of women of a plantation society before and after the Civil War as well as biographies of well-known Southern Belles. Find out roles that they were expected from the society. Includes an eThemes Resources on Civil War: Women.

Technology: SMART Response System (Senteo)<http://ethemes.missouri.edu/themes/862>

These sites provide ideas for SMART Response classroom usage as well as technical resources. Learn how to set up the system and how to create an assessment for use with the SMART Response System. Includes tutorials, question sets, and question templates. There are also links to eThemes Resources on Teaching Tips: SMART Board Resources and Math: Smart Board Activities.

World War II: Tuskegee Airmen<http://ethemes.missouri.edu/themes/701>

These sites about the Tuskegee Airmen. Learn about the service of the Tuskegee Airmen, African American pilots, during World War II. There is information on the history, training program, combats, and a list of graduates from the institute. Includes primary documents, photos, and classroom activities. There are also links to eThemes Resources on World War II for Upper Grades and Military Aircraft.

Writing: Realistic Fiction<http://ethemes.missouri.edu/themes/702>

Learn about realistic fiction, a genre of writing that has situations that could occur in real life. These sites include lists of books that fit into this category and a list of realistic fiction authors. There are also writing prompts to help students write their own realistic fiction stories. Includes links to eThemes Resources on various realistic fiction books.