Hello, World!

This post kicks off the eMINTS National Center’s first foray into the blogosphere! We want the world to know about the kind of work we do at eMINTS and eLearning. This blog will be the source for all the brain power in our collective organizations as well as the fruits of our labor.

For every day of the week, those edtech leaders associated with eMINTS and eLearning will share resources and news that demonstrate the many great things that are happening here in Missouri and around the globe in the world of education and education technology (edtech). Monday’s will feature a message from the our offices, usually from our director, Monica Beglau. On Tuesday, you will find a post featuring an online tool excellent for classroom use. Wednesdays will provide a helpful link or series of links on a common theme. Thursdays will showcase a teaching tip and Fridays will be a miscellaneous edtech topic.

Be on the lookout for these and other posts from the eMINTS/eLearning blog, Networked Teaching & Learning.

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Monday Message Items:
Hallsville (MO) eMINTS Teacher Named Finalist for Award: Congratulations to Betsy O’Day, Hallsville (MO) Intermediate Science Specialist, who is one of four Missouri teachers named as finalists for the Presidential Teaching Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching. Betsy is an eMINTS teacher and was selected for the Missouri Mathematics, Engineering, Technology and Science (METS) model eMINTS classroom project in 2008. For more information go to the DESE Awards and Honors site at http://dese.mo.gov/commissioner/awards/ and the Presidential Awards site at http://www.paemst.org/controllers/home.cfc?method=view.

Summary of eMINTS Program Evaluation Research Findings Now Available: A full summary of the past ten years of program evaluation and research findings is now available on the eMINTS website at: http://www.emints.org/evaluation/index.shtml. The summary was completed by Learning Point Associates as part of the eMINTS Investing in Innovation (i3) grant application. The summary may be downloaded to highlight how eMINTS changes teacher practice and student achievement. It contains references to complete reports published about eMINTS. Instead of having to search through all of the reports for research information, it is now available in one handy document.

Also, be sure to check out eThemes for new resources every week!