Just following up. I hope you are enjoying your summer! If you are interested, there are several places where you can immediately take something away or contribute to this site. Check out the discussions under forums - Using Social Media, STEM Education, and Oil Spill Resources. There is a link to our Cool Tools wiki under MSP2 Resources on the main page, too.
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Would you like to contribute a tip or technology tool you have used recently in your classroom? Please reply to this comment or post under forums "Cool Tech Tools".
Do you have a favorite resource for lessons, videos, or content material for your classroom? Please reply to this comment or post under forums "Science Content Knowledge".
What is one tip you have for surviving being a new teacher? Please reply to this comment or post under forums "Tips for New Teachers".
Welcome to the MSP2 community! So glad you've joined us.
Have you had a chance to explore the site, yet? You'll find lesson ideas, digital resources for classroom use, and connections to current news items. Look at the left side of the Main page and you'll find the MSP2 Resources box with Math and Science Resource Guides as well as information on Getting Grants and Teacher Opportunities. We hope that members of the network (like you) will help us add content to these pages. On the right side of the Main page we have our two project blogs - Resources for Math and Science and Connecting News. We also have a great Free technology for Teachers blog.
We have several webinars every month on a variety of topics - curricular topics, teaching strategies and technology tools for use in the classroom to name just a few. You can get to the archived recordings of those by clicking on the Webinar Archive link (http://wiki.nsdl.org/index.php/MiddleSchoolPortal/Webinar_Archive). You can also see all our upcoming events by clicking on the Events tab. We also have a book club that meets periodically, check out the Book Club Group for more information on that.
We're also soon to be adding resources for youth - a series of virtual learning experiences for students. So plenty more to come!
Please send any ideas or feedback you have our way, your thoughts would be greatly appreciated!