We have often talked about PLN (Personal Learning Networks) in the blog but I thought I might share a specific site that you may want to add to your PLN. It is the Teachers Engage site from Intel. This is a community of educators K-12 and the focus is transforming learning with the integration of technology. It is free to register and provides many helpful ideas and tools to use in the classroom.
There are discussion boards, webinars, unit plans, and various communities you can join to meet your particular interests and needs. The resources that are provided are excellent and there are so many of them.
I mentioned webinars, an example of one of the webinars you should attend is tonight, Aug. 7th at 6:00 Central time. Doug Caldwell, Debbie Perkins, and Julie Szaj, all eMINTS Instructional Specialist, will be presenting a webinar called The FUNdamentals of Learning. In this webinar, they “will present on websites that help teachers and students get, become, stay engaged. Focusing on middle school-aged resources, they will show tools and have participants brainstorm classroom uses with an emphasis on back to school planning.”
If you are interested in the Teachers Engage or just want to check out a webinar, come and join them tonight and see if maybe Teachers Engage is a site you might want to add to your PLN.
Terri Brines is an eIS and Cognitive CoachingSM Trainer for the eMINTS National Center.