Two of the three science teachers at my school decided to apply for the e-MINTS grant provided by our District. There were about 160 applicants. 60 grants were awarded. We were excited to participate in the first training today. Each person in our training group is excited to be a part of this program. We enjoyed the introduction into how and why collaborative groups are so important in the success of students in secondary schools. We also agreed that these same students will understand the need to collaborate when they learn how it applies to jobs and careers.
It was fun to participate in the Moddle environment - especially for those who have not used it before. We had fun putting photos on-line and learning how to make comments to discussions. I personally look forward to seeing how I can apply all of the e-MINTS concepts into my personal philosophy of teaching. I'll be searching for like-minded Classroom 2.0 individuals as I go through the next two years. If you have experience with e-MINTS, I'd appreciate stories (success and challenges) of how you have used it in the classroom. While I teach science and would naturally appreciate science stories most, I know everyone can learn from the experiences of others.