And Blwyddyn Newydd Dda to all the Welsh blog followers. So it is 2009, a new term, time to reflect on 2008, enjoy the last of the mince pies and start on those New Year's resolutions (which, if you're anything like me, you'll keep up for all of about two weeks).

When we look back at 2008, we're proud of the great readership we have after a few short months of writing this blog, and the great content, discussions and communities that all of you are starting on the Innovative Teachers Network. If you're reading this andyou're not yet a member of ITN, make that one of your resolutions and join; its free and will open a huge number of opportunities for continuing professional development for you and your colleagues.

If your New Year’s resolution is to travel more, then why not enter the UK Innovative Teachers Forum, you could get an invite to attend the European Forum in Vienna, the closing date for entries is February 1st 2009, so there is plenty of time to document the way you and or your colleagues use ICT in the classroom.

Or perhaps you want to connect more with other teachers outside of your school this year. If so, keep a look out for an announcement coming shortly where you will be able to get your hands on a free web part to help you do this. I have seen this and it is very cool.

If any of you are interested in finding out more about the Microsoft Partners in Learning Programme and the Innovative Teachers Network, please feel free to contact myself or Kristen via email.

Stuart Ball – v-sball@microsoft.com

Kristen Weatherby – kriwea@microsoft.com

Let us know what your 2009 resolutions are. You never know...maybe we can help you achieve your goals!