Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST) have been awarded to elementary teachers this year. The PAEMST Awards recognize outstanding K-12 teachers for their contributions in the classroom and to their profession. One of the finalists is Ashley McPhillips, a fifth grade teacher at J. Larry Newton.
Ashley is an eMINTS teacher and [...]
Jeff Rhodus, Elsanor eMINTS teacher, had been discussing with his sixth-grade class the recent natural disasters in Japan.
Students wanted to know how the U.S. is helping the recovery efforts. ”We could ask my dad,” offered one student, 12-year-old student. “He’s stationed there.”
And so began the effort to set up a video teleconference March 25 between Tech. Sgt. Jason [...]
The Baldwin County Public Schools’ IT Services department will host the 3rd annual Gulf Regional Instructional Technology Conference (GRITC) on July 26 & 27 at Robertsdale Elementary School. This conference will bring state and local presenters to Baldwin County teachers to provide professional development on a variety of technology integration topics.
Conference sessions will include innovative technology [...]
Due to recent and pending infrastructure enhancements to our district’s wide area network (WAN), we now have more bandwidth available for Internet access.
This has enabled us to unblock the website categories of “Music” and “Audio/Video” on the administrative (not the student) side of the network.
Teacher workstations can now access sites such as
These sites are now [...]
A year ago Alabama Public Television announced they would no longer be purchasing United Streaming for the entire state of Alabama. APT has since replaced United Streaming with a service called Learn 360. Learn 360 is a part of the larger program called APT Plus which focuses not only on the leased content provided by Learn [...]
Students are at their desks working hard on their assignments. You’re trying to quickly enter grades or attendance into STI. Suddenly, there’s a distraction in the class that you have to deal with so you walk away from your computer.
What could happen in the blink of an eye in your classroom when you leave your [...]
We’ve shared many instructional resource on our blog and through this newsletter. Here’s a look at some of the most popular resources we’ve shared this year:
We’ve shared many great instructional resource on our blog and through our newsletter during the last year. Here’s a look at some of the most popular:
Downloading YouTube Videos for Classroom [...]
After a year of work School Improvement Facilitators Gary Kubina and Liz Ray have reached a milestone in their quest to provide videos for students and teachers who need help with math lessons.
“We are pleased to let you know that instructional videos have been completed for each of the ARMT math standards in grades 4 [...]
Let’s see how hard it would be to guess your password?
your pets’ name?
your kid’s name?
your birth date?
your school mascot?
Did I just guess your password? If I didn’t guess it, would I be able to find your password written on a sticky note stuck to your computer or “hidden” under your keyboard?
The password you use [...]