Today I learned about a young lady in SC who is doing her part to stamp out hunger. In 3rd grade, Katie's teacher gave each student a cabbage plant. Katie nurtured hers into a 40-pound cabbage. When she learned that many were not as fortunate as her family, she donated the cabbage to help feed the hungry. This link is to a video about her project…See More
Thanks for sharing this. It looks like an excellent tool for teachers. I am sharing it with a friend who teaches pre-service math teachers at our local university.
I hope your posting on MSP2 will encourage other…"
"Davilla, what a great idea you have.
...and what a treasure of suggestions from MSP2 participants!! This looks like a hot topic for STEM educators and an active area for MSP2.
As I was reading, I was thinking about the fortunate…"
"Thanks Mary and Kim. I am sure these resources have been most helpful to teachers seeking to make learning relevant to their students.
My one earth science student has been on the unit about earthquakes, plate tectonics, etc. He…"
"Angela, This is an excellent project for students. As you know, "writing for real" and creating projects that people will actually see inspires students to do their very best work.
Tom and Mary have offered some great…"
"That isn't a problem, Bianca. We had a few technical problems. The recording will be posted. However, I would like to be able to remove some of the technical problems. I have emailed some folks to see whether we can edit those…"
"Carolyn, you are SO very kind! Thank you!! You have no idea how much I appreciate your words. Please remind me where you are. WOW! we have never had 24 inches of snow. They say the 18" in 2004 was a record.…"
I'd like to send a huge thanks to all of you who participated in the webinar and for sticking with us through our technical challenges at the beginning. Although Davilla was not able to join us in person, she is the glue that made the presentation stick together. She created the PowerPoint and the LiveBinders from information we compiled together (collaboration). ;-) Thanks also to Karen and Genola who made it all work at the time. We are indebted to you! Now - let's move forward. There…See More
"Marcia, thanks for your comments! What would we do without our excellent librarians! I still email "mine" from one of my former schools. She is terrific and always a help! Please join us in the webinar tonight to…"
"Bianca - Thank you for your input. I'll check out your FB page. I wonder if there is anyway to bring your FB activity to MSP2. What you are doing there (I believe) is what we are trying to do here. Since so many school…"
"Carolyn, Thanks for the post. We are hoping to follow this webinar with one for those who are interested in participating in a collaboration. We would like the participants to actually collaborate to create the project. What…"
WOW! You are really involved in a lot of wonderful efforts to spread the joy of learning - especially to girls.
During the NMSA Conference in Baltimore, the MSP2 booth was next door to the booth of the architectural…"
Good to connect did you get a chance to use the program? We are simply overwhelmed with the response and feedback from teachers after they have used the practice program.
Do let me know what you have in mind, our vision is that we should do our part in ensuring that our children build a strong foundation in math, which is critical to our country's future. We'd like to contribute and help as many kids as we can - to overcome their hesitation in math and build their confidence.
I apologize I never get the chance to comment back (just to much things goin on..) but I definitely will keep up my profile up here. Hope you're doing okay, and I will try to link MSP2 in my class blog. Regards!
Thanks for your warm welcome. Vermont is truly a beautiful state and the cool nights of March and April will hopefully make this a good season for Maple Sugaring. I would also imagine that North Carolina is a very green state as well. Have been working on the Pringles Challenge with several colleagues. Been teaching 7th and 8th grade for many wonderful years. There is always something new to learn and technology has revolutionized everyone's information. Let me know if I can help you with any math and science ideas.
Thanks for the comments. I saw this website in the latest issue from NMSA and thought it sounded interesting. The free webinars are what brought me to the site and I've only had time to do a bit of browsing, but am looking forward to growing professionally through this site.
Yes, I want to start several forums for members to add tips and comments regarding "technology integration", "being a new teacher", and "content knowledge". I am hoping that the forums will be the starting point for building up the wikis (webinar archives or NSDL) .
So, here is the plan. When I welcome new members, I will ask them several questions about the areas that they have selected as "I can help with". If they respond, I will take their tips, ideas, resources (websites or wikis) or comments and post them into the designated forums. If members contribute websites or wikis, I can add those to the wikis.
What are your thoughts? Thank you for the welcome comment!!