So one thing I learned is our conference though small, is mighty! I love attending larger conferences, but I truly appreciate the professional conversations and learning which takes place in Columbia, MO each February.
Here are some great links I learned about at the conference. I can't wait to share these with my teachers and others!
What do you love? from Google-Type in a topic and one site gives you a mashup on your topic.
Dr. Howie-If you are bored or are looking for something new, check out this website. Howie Diblasi has an amazing amount of resources on his website. He publishes all of his presentations. You could be lost in this site for weeks, months, or maybe even a year!
Collaborative Planning-This is a hilarious spoof on principal teacher relationships and educational jargon! It was shared by a principal at the conference who at first did not embrace eMINTS. She came around after some great conversations with her teachers and now shares her story of turning Gulf Shores Elementary into a 21st Century School.
Free Teaching Resources from Intel-I enjoyed the presentation Falling, Falling, Falling (Check out the LiveBinder from the presentation) which was a model lesson using dominoes to learn about gravity. It was fun to be a participant in the lesson. At the end of the lesson, the curtain was pulled back to reveal the strategies and tools which were used. Intel tools are awesome, but sometimes I forget about them. It was great to experience them being used in an authentic way. It was also good to know they work well on mobile devices.
After Conference Community Building...
To learn more about the eMINTS Conference check out the conference Storify or visit the eMINTS website. The conference is open to everyone. We would love to have you sharing, learning, and laughing at the 2014 Conference~Mark your calendars!