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Lisa Sackman
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  • Appleton, WI
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Lisa Sackman is now a member of Middle School Portal
Aug 3, 2009

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Classroom Teacher (preK-12)
What discipline(s) do you teach?
Science, Mathematics


I am currently teaching 7th grade math and science in a charter school in Wisconsin called Kaleidoscope Academy. We are the only "true" middle school in our district. Our school allows kids access to more fine arts and technology than a traditional school. As a result, I am trying hard to stay on top of technology uses in the classroom.

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At 6:06pm on August 7, 2009, Kim Lightle said…
Hi Lisa - So glad you joined the MSP2 network. I wanted to point out that we've got lots of resources for middle school math and science educators - look at the left side of the Main page - Math and Science Resource Guides, Diigo lists, and project blogs where we highlight exemplary online math and science resources and the research that is going on at the polar regions.

We've had two Tech Talks so far - one on Interactive Notebooks and one on Moodle in the Middle - did you participate in one of these? You can get to the recordings of those by clicking on the Webinar Archive link.

You can see all our upcoming events by clicking on the Events tab. The next two are on Digital Storytelling and Using Wikis. We've got lots more topics to cover in the next few months - technology, pedagogy, content knowledge, all sorts of fun stuff!

Any ideas or feedback you have would be greatly appreciated!

Welcome – Kim
At 3:18am on August 5, 2009, Karolee Smiley said…
Hi Lisa
The two easy ways are to come back and hit the link on the event page to the webinar or to go through the confirmation email you received. The link will take you straight to the activity in Elluminate.

Be sure to check in early. I thought I had my system set up but found it was having trouble loading. If you do find you are having any problems, don't hesitate to contact the help desk The support staff there are very helpful.
At 12:27pm on August 4, 2009, Mary Henton said…
Welcome, Lisa. And thank you for offering an introduction to yourself and your teaching situation. Interesting that you're the only "true" middle school. Is that one of the defining characteristics of the school's charter?

Kudos to you for your eagerness to stay on top of technology for use in the classroom. Kids are using technology in their daily lives; it's criminal that school forces them to "power down"

There is an Integrating Technology group here on MSP2 that you might find helpful and/or interesting. Currently there is some discussion about the "appropriate use" of technology.

I do hope you'll be willing to jump in and participate here on MSP2--post, comment, explore, question, share.

Again, welcome.

At 12:30am on August 4, 2009, Karolee Smiley said…
Hi Lisa
Welcome to MSP2
Please introduce yourself here and lets us know how we can help you. Do you teach math? Science? Do you work in education in another capacity?
I would like to encourage you to explore the site, join groups, and add to discussions. The site is growing and as we get more members, we have more to share.
If you need any help or would like to see something added, just let us know. We are here to help you.



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