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NMSA Session: Getting the Most Out of Your Students in the Networked World
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Todd Williamson Nov 5, 2010.

7th Grade Weather Project
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Mary Henton Feb 16, 2011.

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Mary Henton replied to Todd Williamson's discussion 7th Grade Weather Project
"So have the two of you been able to coordinate something? If so, how did things go? "
Feb 16, 2011
Andrea Ciardelli replied to Todd Williamson's discussion 7th Grade Weather Project
"My weather unit is over, but get in touch with me when it fits in to your curriculum because it sounds like an awesome opportunity!!  I'm not sure if our building has skype access, but I'm sure I can find a way around…"
Jan 25, 2011
Elaine Maggioli replied to Todd Williamson's discussion 7th Grade Weather Project
"If you are still looking to discuss weather, I will be starting my unit on weather around Feb 21, 2011. If you are interested we would love to SKPE with your class. I teach 6th grade Earth Science in Newark, Delaware. Email emaggioli@tisde.org"
Jan 24, 2011
Rebecca Lawson replied to Todd Williamson's discussion 7th Grade Weather Project
"Andrea,  I am looking through MSP2 tonight and saw this post from September.  How did your weather project go?     We are hoping to start at least one collaborative project on MSP2 after the new year.  We will have a webinar…"
Dec 14, 2010
Todd Williamson replied to Todd Williamson's discussion NMSA Session: Getting the Most Out of Your Students in the Networked World
"Hey Amy, a few more things are posted to my blog at http://thetechnorateteacher.wordpress.com along with Session Notes from the other sessions I've attended! "
Nov 5, 2010
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Nov 5, 2010
Amy Gillam replied to Todd Williamson's discussion NMSA Session: Getting the Most Out of Your Students in the Networked World
"I would have loved to attend this session, but I am attending the MSP2 breakfast. Thank you for posting the link to the materials... I look forward to checking them out!"
Nov 5, 2010
Karolee Smiley commented on Todd Williamson's blog post Pringles Challenge 2010
"So, are you going to do this again? I have some kids ready to step up to the Pringles Challenge! My MESA group are budding engineers and are eager to build. Any one up to shipping a chip out to California?"
Oct 20, 2010
Andrea Ciardelli replied to Todd Williamson's discussion 7th Grade Weather Project
"I'm from Ohio and am just starting my weather unit, but I would looooooooooooove to do this!! I acutally have students journal the weather for 7 days and we focus on air pressure and its related weather. When will you be looking to do this??"
Sep 23, 2010
Davilla Riddle replied to Todd Williamson's discussion 7th Grade Weather Project
"Of course, count me in. Could I "advertise" this activity during my webinar on classroom collaborations?"
Sep 9, 2010
Mary Henton replied to Todd Williamson's discussion 7th Grade Weather Project
"Great, Angela! Keep us posted on how this unfolds for you. "
Aug 30, 2010
Angela Crawford replied to Todd Williamson's discussion 7th Grade Weather Project
"Hi Todd, I'm interested in setting up this kind of collaboration. I'm a 6th grade teacher in Idaho. In our district we are asked to work on weather projects in January/February. I'll start looking into recruiting a local meteorologist…"
Aug 28, 2010
Mary Henton replied to Todd Williamson's discussion 7th Grade Weather Project
"Any takers on this? Anyone committing to making something happen?"
Aug 25, 2010
Todd Williamson posted a discussion

7th Grade Weather Project

This year, I am looking for classes across the US and world that would be willing to Skype with my students to discuss weather conditions in your area.  Also, if you are familiar with any local meteorologists who might be willing to participate I would appreciate their names as well.  Last year, we Skyped with meteorologists in NC, VA, GA, PA, and Western Australia. Looking to add to that list this year.  I'm open to suggestions for the particulars of these collaborations, but would love to get…See More
Aug 2, 2010
Todd Williamson commented on Tom Jenkins's blog post Service Learning- Why not in Math, Science, and STEM?
"I've had my students complete service projects for the past 3 years now. In their reflection, I ask that they relate their learning back to any of the subjects they are studying. During this time, my teams have completed over 3500 hours of…"
Apr 15, 2010
Todd Williamson replied to Davilla Riddle's discussion Cool Tech Tools
"Alright now...gotta say something this time...there's a Tom and a Todd :) I'm the Todd...Tom's the donkey basketball guy :) "
Mar 23, 2010

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Pringles Challenge 2010

Announcing one of the first major STEM Collaborations between members of MSP2.



The Pringles Challenge is deceptively simple in concept. Your objective is to design and create a package to send a single Pringles Potato chip to another school in the US, via First Class Mail. The goal is to have the package that transports the chip safely with the smallest mass and volume.



Eric Biederbeck and I participated in our own mini-Pringles Challenge last school year, and it was an… Continue

Posted on March 22, 2010 at 6:23am — 2 Comments

NC Middle School Association Conference Notes

Hi folks,

The North Carolina Middle School Association had their annual conference earlier this week in Greensboro, NC. I was lucky enough to attend and took notes on the sessions I attended. There were some really good sessions and a few that received a "Not Yet" :) Would love any comments or thoughts on the notes and if you have any questions I'll be glad to answer them if I can! The notes can be found here:…



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Posted on March 19, 2010 at 12:58pm

MSP2 Tech Talk: Interactive Whiteboards

On September 16th, I moderated a Tech Talk on the use of Interactive Whiteboards in the classroom. During the session, we had 11 attendees and we discussed some basic strategies for implementing Interactive Whiteboards into the middle school math and science classrooms. Many of the attendees were already IWB users and shared some of their experiences with the group. The session lasted approximately 45 minutes and the recording of the Elluminate session is available below as are the slides from… Continue

Posted on September 17, 2009 at 3:30pm — 2 Comments

Session Archive: Tech Talk: Interactive Notebooks

On July 29th, I moderated the first Tech Talk for MSP2 using Elluminate via LearnCentral.org. This was the first of MSP2's planned Tech Talks. We had approximately 19 people attend the session.



During the session, I discussed some of the basics of getting started with Interactive Notebooks in the classroom. Below you will find the presentations files I used during the session, the… Continue

Posted on August 3, 2009 at 8:30pm — 1 Comment

Following the Action at NECC 2009 Virtually

Thought some of you might be interested in this opportunity. The National Educational Computing Conference is taking place in Washington, DC from June 28th - July 1st. Chances are if you're reading this post, you're not at NECC being overwhelmed with new ed tech insights. However, just because you aren't in DC doesn't mean you can't join in the fun. There are several ways to join in the action:



--Twitter: Probably your best bet for getting involved is through following the hashtag… Continue

Posted on June 28, 2009 at 9:13am — 2 Comments

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At 9:31am on November 11, 2010, Jo Ellen Hertel said…
Now that I have had some time to teach science and gain free time to view this wonderful website, I hope to explore it more and gain some fresh knowledge to teach the students. This is my first year at teaching science, I was a computer teacher for ten years and I have really had to work and survive my first two months. Now, I have time to think...Yea! science...
At 6:54am on June 17, 2010, Jo Ellen Hertel said…
Thanks, Todd, for the welcome. I am so happy to be a science teacher.
At 9:58am on February 15, 2010, Jessica Fries-Gaither said…
Hi, Todd! Just got the flyer for the Middle Level Essentials conference and saw that you are a featured speaker. Way to go!
At 9:50pm on August 5, 2009, Danita Russell said…
thanks Todd! I'm looking forward to learning from everyone here. I'm an ITF in Lee County and have been for 4 years. Before that I taught 7th grade science and math at West. There are a lot of great things happening in Lee County!
At 10:55am on July 8, 2009, Janelle Wilson said…
Thanks for pointing me in the direction of MSP2! I'm looking forward to another way to interact with science teachers.
At 9:57am on June 27, 2009, Dr. Kay Esther Dean said…
Well, how nice of you Todd, to leave me a welcoming message. I am taking this awesome class from Yavapai College on Wikis, Blogs, Podcasts and other Webtools for the Classroom. It is an on-line class and I needed hours for re-certification, so I thought, "Heck, how hard can it be?" Whoa! I have had a whole new world open up to me. I am interested in how middle school mathematics can use all of the social networking tools, so I googled the subject and came up with your site. I will be anxious to follow what is happening. Have a great summer
At 4:08pm on February 26, 2009, Kim Lightle said…
Hi Todd - Welcome aboard! So glad you have signed on to be one of our 21st Century Teacher Leaders. You'll be a wonderful addition to the project. Regards, Kim

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