The Maryland Society for Educational Technology (MSET) welcomes member and guest blog submissions from teachers, school leaders, and district level leaders highlighting innovative practices by educators across the state. MSET's Blog particularly look for pieces that inspire innovative teaching, leading, and learning. Blog posts are accepted on a rolling basis. Individuals wishing to write for MSET's Blog must adhere to the following editorial guidelines:
Focus on innovative practices in technology or leadership with technology. Individuals around the state may not be aware of the amazing opportunities you are providing to students. Even the smallest moments can be the best blog posts to inspire a fellow educator.
Write in a relaxed, personal voice. Be professional but don’t feel compelled to write your MSET post like a grad school paper or journal article. Humor is good. Graphics, photos, video and other multimedia might be appropriate. We will select some if you don’t provide. Embed links as needed.
We love writers who tell stories from your own experience as an educator (or learner or parent, etc.) and relate those stories in ways that will be useful to educators and others. If you’re writing about your teaching or leadership practices, remember that your audience is less interested in your professional life than they are in what they can learn from your professional experience.
Don’t obsess about length — we suggest 800-1200 words for blog posts, but if we feel you’ve written too much or too little, we’ll suggest ways to expand or contract.
Bio — at the conclusion of your blog post insert and italicized paragraph giving your name, position, school/district, and how readers can connect with you (i.e., email or Twitter).
How to Submit Your Blog Post
Send your blog post as an attachment in an e-mail message, preferably as a Word document, to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please do not paste the text into the e-mail message or link to a Google doc. Use the subject line “MSET Blog Post Submission.” You can expect an e-mail response verifying that we received your piece within a few days.
About Artwork and Photographs
MSET appreciates receiving photographs and artwork related to your piece. We consider photos (color or black-and-white), slides, and examples of student work for publication. Digital photos must have a resolution of at least 300 dpi. Please include the name of the photographer or the source. And please add a note to explain photos and artwork, including the name and location of the school, if applicable. This information helps us when we write captions.
If your photo(s) are submitted for publication, you are granting MSET permission to use the photographs in your blog post and warranting that all persons in each photograph have given their permission for the photograph to be published. MSET reserves the right to not use all submitted photos.
When Your Blog Post Comes Out
As soon as the issue is published—we will send you a link and suggested social media posts to share with the world.