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Monday Message: New Year’s Resolutions

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Sure, it’s cliched, but this is as good a time as any to make plans to do something new, something better than you did it before. It’s a new calendar year, a new grading period, and even new semester. The new year is an ideal time to develop your professional practices and add to your professional toolbox.

Let Networked Teaching & Learning help with your new year’s resolution. Every day, we post useful ideas, tools, and resources for the eMINTS classroom…and any 21st century, inquiry-based, student-centered classroom, really. Each day offers the tools and information you’ll need to make your resolutions happen this year.

Our topics throughout the week are as follows…

  • Monday Message – This is where eMINTS and eLearning announcements are made. Plus, as this blog develops an identity, these posts will begin to set the tone for the posts that follow.
  • Tuesday’s Tool – Look here on Tuesdays for a great online tool that will make your classrooms more efficient and allow your students to meet 21st century learning goals.
  • HD Links (Wednesday) – Looking for online resources for your students or even to inform your own teaching? Our HD Links should do the trick.
  • Thursday’s Tip – The vast experiences of eMINTS staff and teachers provide some great teaching tips, both digital and analogue.
  • Friday 4ALL – This day is dedicated for our “misfit” posts that don’t really fit in any of the days mentioned above. Still, it’s a very worthwhile day to check out Networked Teaching & Learning.

As you can see, every day is a good day to visit Networked Teaching & Learning for all of your resolution needs.

What are your new year’s resolutions? What do you hope for your students in 2011? Might one of your resolutions include submitting a post for publishing here at Networked Teaching & Learning? Let us know your new year’s resolution in the comments below.

Monday Message for November 8, 2010

Gateway Arch sunrise 6Happy Monday, everyone!

Things are moving along here at the eMINTS National Center. We have several weeks of posts under our belts and I feel like this blog is hitting its stride. However, we still have room for your submissions. Feel free to submit online tools and resources you have found, valuable teaching tips, or inspiring vignettes about all the things that are happening in your classroom. Just go the submission form and fill out the appropriate information.

In the meantime, here are few newsworthy items from eMINTS:

Congratulations to Baldwin County (AL) eMINTS Teachers: Congratulations to Carol Therrell and Vicki Gripp, eMINTS teachers at Stapleton Elementary School in the Baldwin County (Alabama School) District, for the great press coverage of their eMINTS classrooms last week. The classrooms were featured on the local news station. We are proud of you. See the story at: http://www.local15tv.com/ugc/cat/CoolSchools2010/PnrNNPfXrEqbmoR4qfGoig.aspx. eMINTS teachers, Carrie Lowery and Lisa Creps, at Bay Minette Middle School, and their fellow teachers were also recently featured in a news story in the community.

eMINTS Teachers Featured at National Conference: Lori Mathys, eMINTS teacher from Rockwood School District (MO), and Denis Knight, eMINTS teacher from Junction Hill School District (MO), made multiple classroom presentations using the “model classroom” provided by SMART Technologies at the National School Board Association Technology + Learning (NSBA T+L) annual Conference in Phoenix, AZ October 19-21. Each teacher presented different lessons to groups of conference participants who took on the role of elementary or middle school students in the sessions.

Share Your Good News: If you have good news to share about eMINTS or eMINTS/eMINTS4All teachers/PD4ETS participants or graduates or eMINTS students – an award, press coverage, special events of interest – please send a short email with information about the news and any pertinent links to emints-info@emints.org. It is great to be able to highlight positive achievements of eMINTS teachers and students.