IMLEA Monday Minute

December 11, 2017

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December 13-25

Join the Indiana Connected Educators during this 12-day online event. They will share favorite tools and corresponding lesson ideas each day. While the gift of knowledge and sharing is wonderful, stay tuned for a special gift on Christmas day!

RSVP for the online, asynchronous event on Facebook They are also creating a statewide, multi-participant lipdub of Mariah Carey's "All I Want for Christmas is You," details on the FB page.

DOE Winter eLearning Book Club Announced

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Social Leadia: Moving Students from Digital Citizenship to Digital Leadership was written by a friend of mine, Jennifer Casa-Todd, who is a librarian in Ontario. Her book is filled with examples of ways students are using the web and social media for good. I've had the pleasure of introducing her in a webinar about the book, which can be found here. One of the highlighted students is 10-year-old Olivia Van Ledtje, @thelivbits, who will be presenting at Lafayette's Summer of eLearning event June 6-7, 2018. This book is easily one that could be shared among staff members. Educators participate through asynchronous blog posts.
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Purdue's Gifted Education Resource Institute (GERI) is offering a free Massively Open Online Course (MOOC) for students 13-18. The next free section starts on Feb. 5. (For a $44 fee, students can participate any time) It is estimated that the course will take 4 hours each of the 4 weeks. You can learn much more about the course and share with students through this website.

Just a Reminder about the Ditch That Textbook Digital Summit

Indiana's Matt Miller has lined up nine days of great, free PD beginning December 15. To make things easy, a new video from an outstanding educator will be added each day. Many of these speakers are keynoters who earn thousands of dollars per speech. Watch on your own time, but before December 31. More information can be found here and linked below on the calendar.

You can now see last year's videos here.

Website of the Week- Playing Uno: The Combine Like Terms Version

Looking for ways to shake things up a bit before break, but still incorporate learning? How about a specialized Uno game in math class? Tara Maynard was overwhelmed by the response when she posted about it on social media, so she wrote this blog post.

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Thanks for taking the time to read this update. Feel free to forward it to your staff or anyone who might benefit from the information.

Past Monday Minute issues can be found on our website under the 'Presentations' tab. Because this is the final week before vacation for some districts, we are also breaking until 2018. Have a wonderful holiday!

We'd Love to Feature Your Students & Staff Doing Great Things! Feel Free to Send Photos and Information to Susie Highley