IMLEA Monday Minute

January 8, 2018

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Some schools have been back in session since last Tuesday or later last week, some started back today-- and some still aren't back due to the weather. There have been many excellent year-ending and beginning posts published since our last edition of December 11. Today we will share a few.

This article from MiddleWeb has several suggestions to begin the new year. It can be as simple as recording one good thing that happens each day.

We've moved!

But, it's only our webhost (as of January 1). Our previous platform has been purchased by Blackboard. There have been some issues connecting our address to the new host. For now, you can connect using this link. We will notify you when is re-connected.

We apologize for anyone who had needed to access the site during the past week for important information, such as Schools to Watch. Most of the links are on the new site, but were rearranged during the migration; that will continue to be updated.

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We are fortunate to have so many connected educators in Indiana, and the Office of eLearning that does so much to support technology initiatives. Above is a simple way for any educator to connect with others during January via Twitter or Instagram. Michelle Green from DOE explains this collaboration with Indiana Connected Educators in this blog post.

Learning to Give's "Teach One" Lessons for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

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In anticipation of next week's observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Learning to Give has added four new Teach One lessons to their website (and you can also see last year's) Teach One lessons are designed to be easily implemented, and can perhaps be a starting point to incorporating more standards-based service learning lessons in your curriculum.

Article of the Week: Common Sense Education's Best of EdTech 2017

Common Sense Education has shared this list of what they consider the best EdTech apps, games, and websites for 2017. It is broken down into several disciplines and categories.

Important Dates

January 9, 4 pm: edWeb webinar: Dealing with Difficult Parents

January 15: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

January 16, 3 pm ET: edweb webinar: Teacher Wellness: How Curriculum Can Support Teacher Confidence

February 5: DOE's Winter eLearning Book Club Begins (more on this next week)

February 22: Schools to Watch Training at IASP Office

September 16-17: IMLEA Annual Conference. Mark Your Calendars!

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