eMINTS Conference 2014

Columbia, MO

Lions and tigers and bears. Oh my!

Well maybe not quite lions and tigers, but definitely bears and moose and iPads. Oh my! There was lots of inspiration throughout the conference that needs to be shared. From the school visit to keynote speakers to Camp eMINTS, there were so many great ideas to implement into a true eMINTS classroom.

Powered By Technology

We can have all the technology in the world, but if we don't keep student engagement, there is no use. Student engagement is key to a successful technology rich classroom. Using Pearl Trees, Quizstar, Poll Everywhere, Screencast-o-matic, Gaggle, or Class Dojo can help keep your technology classroom running smoothly.

Community of Learners

Very similar to the employees at Google Labs, we as educators are always learning from one another. Almost the entire nation is going to be using the same set of standards, so we need not to reinvent, but work together and continue to learn from one another. We can do this by Skype, Face Time, Google Hangouts, blogs, social media, PLC's, and conferences. Become a connected Educator! #emints

High Quality Lesson Design

All of our lessons are stemming from the CCSS. Accept it. Use it. Rock it.

Being prepared and using Mystery Locations or WebQuests will allow students to fine tune:

-questioning skills -creativity skills -research skills

-speaking skills -critical thinking skills -collaboration skills

-reasoning skills -communication skills -geography skills

Why not make those lessons so engaging that the students don't even hear the bell ring?!

Inquiry Based Learning

What can I create today? Dr. Wesley Fryer and I are on the same page. Why not always ask what we can create? Let's be excited about our learning and dive deep. You never know where it will lead you.

Are you inspired yet?

For a complete list of links and inspirations, please visit the collaborative shared doc.

About Us

Collected and compiled by Arkansas, Alabama, and Missouri PD4ETS.