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Sarita Pillai
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  • Newton, MA
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Summer Reading List Recommendations?
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Mary Henton Jul 19, 2011.

STEM Education - Parent Perceptions
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Classroom wikis as collaborative tools
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John Libby left a comment for Sarita Pillai
"Thank you, Sarita! I'm starting to explore the network- there's so much there!  Looking forward to carving my niche in the network and being connected."
Dec 27, 2013
becky hyink left a comment for Sarita Pillai
"Hey, Sarita - I just received an email asking about phet & can't even find it on the website to see if I can use it. "
Nov 15, 2012
becky hyink left a comment for Sarita Pillai
"Thanks, Sarita ! I am just beginning to explore technology & connecting via a personal learning network, so this is all very new territory for me. Bear with me while I stumble around.  Already found the blogging on flipped classrooms,…"
Oct 20, 2012
Sarita Pillai commented on Middle School Portal's group Integrating Technology
"Welcome Nenita, thanks for joining!"
Jun 13, 2012
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Request for Public Comment: Design Principles for Federal STEM Education Investments (NSF/NSTC)

AGENCY: National Science Foundation on behalf of the National Science and Technology CouncilSUMMARY: The America COMPETES Reauthorization Act of 2010 calls for the National Science and Technology Council’s (NSTC) Committee on STEM Education (CoSTEM) to create a 5-year Federal STEM education strategic plan. In February 2012, the CoSTEM released Coordinating Federal Science,…See More
May 29, 2012
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Lure of the Labyrinth Challenge, April – June 15!

Teachers: Register now for the Lure of the Labyrinth Challenge, April – June 15! The Education Arcade at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) is pleased to announce the Lure of the Labyrinth Challenge—a free online math challenge for grades 6–8. While playing Lure of the Labyrinth, students use mathematical thinking skills to progress through a compelling graphic-novel story. Funded by a Next Generation Learning Challenges Grant, the Challenge invites groups of 4–6 students to…See More
Apr 24, 2012
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Greening STEM - Environmental Education Week (April 15-21, 2012)

From the National Environmental Education Foundation - increasing STEM knowledge and expanding STEM education and career opportunities for students is a national priority. Recognizing the role of the environment as a portal for STEM learning, EE Week's 2012 theme is Greening STEM: The Environment as Inspiration for 21st Century Learning.  When you register for EE Week, you will join a national network of educators dedicated to increasing the…See More
Apr 3, 2012
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Technology & Education Box of Tricks

Education Blog Award Winner, Jose Picardo shares A-Z Internet resources: "some of the best free internet resources for education. This page is constantly updated; every time I come across a new piece of software or an exciting website, I list it here." Resources include everything from an audio blogging site, Glass Giant for making pictures, Hot Potatoes for making interactive exercises, JamGlue for recording and mixing tracks, Mahara for creating online portfolios, Pen.io for simple online…See More
Mar 15, 2012

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Which best describes your position?
Researcher
What discipline(s) do you teach?
Science, Mathematics, Technology, Other
I need help with
Instructional strategies
I can help with
Integrating technology, Involving parents/caregivers, Student misconceptions

Sarita Pillai's Blog

Request for Public Comment: Design Principles for Federal STEM Education Investments (NSF/NSTC)

AGENCY: National Science Foundation on behalf of the National Science and Technology Council

SUMMARY: The America COMPETES Reauthorization Act of 2010 calls for the National Science and Technology Council’s (NSTC) Committee on STEM Education (CoSTEM) to create a 5-year Federal STEM education strategic plan. In February 2012, the CoSTEM released…

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Posted on May 29, 2012 at 9:45am

Lure of the Labyrinth Challenge, April – June 15!

Teachers: Register now for the Lure of the Labyrinth Challenge, April – June 15!



The Education Arcade at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) is pleased to announce the Lure of the Labyrinth Challenge—a free online math challenge for grades 6–8. While playing Lure of the Labyrinth, students use mathematical thinking skills to progress through a compelling graphic-novel story.



Funded by a Next Generation Learning Challenges Grant, the Challenge invites groups…

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Posted on April 24, 2012 at 1:00pm

Greening STEM - Environmental Education Week (April 15-21, 2012)

From the National Environmental Education Foundation - increasing STEM knowledge and expanding STEM education and career opportunities for students is a national priority. Recognizing the role of the environment as a portal for STEM learning, EE Week's 2012 theme is Greening STEM: The Environment as Inspiration for 21st Century Learning When you register for EE Week, you will join a national network of…

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Posted on April 3, 2012 at 3:30pm

Technology & Education Box of Tricks

Education Blog Award Winner, Jose Picardo shares A-Z Internet resources: "some of the best free internet resources for education. This page is constantly updated; every time I come across a new piece of software or an exciting website, I list it here." 

Resources include everything from an audio blogging site, Glass Giant for making pictures, Hot Potatoes for making interactive exercises, JamGlue for recording and mixing tracks, Mahara for creating online portfolios, Pen.io for simple…

Continue

Posted on March 15, 2012 at 10:40am

Free Computer Programming Resources

While few schools offer computer-programming courses at the middle- and high-school level, free resources such as RoboZZle and Scratch are available online.  One educator says computer programming can help students learn important critical-thinking skills. "These skills are completely transferable," computer-science…

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Posted on February 15, 2012 at 9:00am

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At 8:27pm on December 27, 2013, John Libby said…

Thank you, Sarita!

I'm starting to explore the network- there's so much there!  Looking forward to carving my niche in the network and being connected.

At 9:07am on November 15, 2012, becky hyink said…

Hey, Sarita -

I just received an email asking about phet & can't even find it on the website to see if I can use it. 

At 8:02pm on October 20, 2012, becky hyink said…

Thanks, Sarita !

I am just beginning to explore technology & connecting via a personal learning network, so this is all very new territory for me. Bear with me while I stumble around.  Already found the blogging on flipped classrooms, which I am interested in, as my special needs students have Ipads, but we are currently not using them as much as I would like.

At 10:57pm on March 27, 2011, Yvonne Arling said…

Thank you for the warm and informative welcome. I'm looking forward to seeing what is offered. Though I use internet reseources, this format is new to me. I'll have to feel my way and learn as I go. It's exciting.

At 8:38pm on March 15, 2011, Sarah Abraham said…

Dear Sarita,

Thanks for the warm welcome. I look forward to exploring the site a little more. I was recommended this site from the middle school conference that I attended last weekend at Greensboro,NC. I am excited to see so many resources for science!

At 12:19pm on December 28, 2010, Chandra Bell said…
Thanks, Sarita, for the warm welcome to MSP2. I look forward to getting started perusing through the site to see all it has to offer. As I focus more on STEM, I am anxious to obtain and share lesson ideas.
At 6:31pm on October 21, 2010, Darlene Kellner said…
Dear Sarita,

Thank you so much for the warm welcome. I look forward to exploring the site.
At 11:32am on July 9, 2010, Shelley Bernard said…
Thanks for the warm welcome. I'm excited to explore this great community. I work with a lot of MS Science teachers and I'm anxious to share this resource with them.
At 3:29pm on June 15, 2010, Jo Ellen Hertel said…
Thanks for the welcome! I am a new 8th grade science teacher after teaching computer skills for 10 years. I am so happy to be away from computers! :)
At 7:38am on May 31, 2010, John Green said…
Thanks for the warm welcome !

Look forward to actively participating...

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