MLTI.org email system to be decommissioned
Published:April 30, 2009
Dear MLTI schools,
The MLTI program is discontinuing the current MLTI e-mail system (all email addresses ending in @mlti.org) on June 30, 2009. All email sent to or from addresses ending in @mlti.org will not be delivered after June 30, 2009.
The Department has formed a new partnership with ePals.com to provide e-mail and other digital learning tools at no cost. The Department is advising schools using the @mlti.org email addresses to create new email accounts for its users as soon as possible so that they can notify their own contacts of their new email address.
While the transition for users to new email addresses is always bothersome, the Department’s new partnership with ePals will provide enhanced functionality for teachers, and should provide a stable and on-going email address that is not tied to the MLTI contract cycle.
Information on the new ePals SchoolM@ail see “Join Now” information at: http://www.maineconnects.net .
ePals Overview – SchoolM@il, SchoolBlog and Global Connections
The Maine Department of Education and ePals welcome you to Maine Connects, where educators and students use technology to engage in the world around them. Through this strategic partnership, classrooms statewide will have access to ePals secure digital tools, classroom-to-classroom collaboration, and Global Community, transforming learning through the safe and appropriate integration of digital learning tools and high-quality pedagogy.
ePals SchoolM@il has been chosen as the provider of email for all students throughout Maine, delivering real life opportunities for them to safely communicate and collaborate with their peers online. ePals also has launched a dedicated portal for the State of Maine, http://www.maineconnects.net , to provide educators and students with access to safe and collaborative, Web-based communications tools in the ePals Global Community and a curriculum that helps to build fundamental literacy skills and expand global awareness.
ePals SchoolBlog provides students, teachers, administrators and parents the benefits and power of school-safe blogging tools. SchoolBlog is able to restrict access and user functionality and keep the blog focused on classroom activities.
ePals Global Community is the largest online community of K-12 learners, enabling more than half a million educators and millions of students across 200 countries and territories to safely connect, exchange ideas and work together.
ePals In2Books is a curriculum-based, e-mentoring program that builds reading, writing and thinking skills. Designed for 3rd through 5th grade classrooms, students choose age-appropriate, high-quality books from a list compiled by a team of children's literature experts for both the students and pen pals to read throughout the school year.
For more information on these new partnerships:
Maine Connects - http://www.maineconnects.net
ePals Global Community - http://www.epals.com
In2Book - http://www.in2books.com
MLTI - http://www.mlti.org
Questions related to the email system transition may be directed to Jeff Mao, firstname.lastname@example.org.