Keeping Up with EdTech and EdPsych

Message from the MAET Director

Dear friends,

Since this is the first newsletter of the new year, please allow me to wish you all a wonderful 2010. In this note I would like to share some exciting news about a new program that we are rolling out in our department. But before that, a story about art and science, and how the web, brings it all together.

I have been thinking quite a bit recently about how the open nature of the Internet has the potential to fundamentally change how we think about education and learning.

Certificate News

The MAET Team will be exhibiting and speaking at several upcoming conferences. For future students come stop by our booth to learn more about the program. We’d love to talk with you and answer any questions you may have. For our current students stop by and say “hello”. We’d love to hear from you.


Greetings – I hope your spring semester is off to a great start!

Our program was recently a part of a State News article regarding the use of open courseware to provide class materials. You can read more about it at

College News

Michigan State University is one of six universities selected to participate in the W.K. Kellogg Foundation’s Woodrow Wilson Michigan Teaching Fellowship. The fellowship was created last fall after the Kellogg Foundation awarded a $16.7 million grant to the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation.

Connecting to MSU

The Confucius Institute at Michigan State University (housed in our College of Ed) has earned the Confucius Institute of Year 2009 award for the third time.

Job Postings

Check out the following links for job postings in the area of educational technology.

Grants and Other Funding

Tech and Learning website has a 2009-2010 Grants Directory and Calendar that you can download. In addition to listing the deadlines for upcoming grants, it also provides you with tips and strategies for applying.

T3 – Technology Tips and Tricks

In this issues Technology Tips and Tricks column we couldn’t just settle on one tip. So we have three websites or applications that we would like to highlight.

FYC – For Your Classroom

Do you have your students write their own stories for an assignment in your class? If so, you may want to check out the website Tikatok. Tikatok is a service that creates a hardcover, softcover or e-book of any story that you upload to their site.

Web Sightings

Web Sites Worth Visiting

Check out five websites highlighted this issue.

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