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Debbie Silver
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  • Melissa, TX
  • United States
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Debbie Silver commented on Richard Varner's blog post The Science Connections in Science Fiction
"I enjoy reading Robert Heinlein, and I'm wondering if middle school students still find his books engaging. When I was young, his books for young adolescents were some of the best available. With all of the new literature out there, I'm…"
Sep 2, 2010
Debbie Silver replied to Kristen Palumbo's discussion science fair ideas
"Hi All! I just joined this network, and I'm happy to see the important things being discussed!! I have a suggestion about science fairs. There is a book available from NSTA called Science Fairs Plus: Reinventing an Old Favorite, Grades K-8. It…"
Jan 14, 2010
Debbie Silver is now a member of Middle School Portal
Jan 9, 2010

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Which best describes your position?
College Faculty
What discipline(s) do you teach?
Science
I need help with
Assessment/Testing, Content knowledge, Instructional strategies, Integrating technology, Managing labs (including safety), Involving parents/caregivers, Student misconceptions
I can help with
Classroom management, Content knowledge, Instructional strategies, Managing labs (including safety), Being a new teacher, Involving parents/caregivers, Science fairs/competitions

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At 10:49pm on January 11, 2011, Kim Lightle said…
Hope you join us online this Thursday, 1/13 at 4pm EST as we explore how reader's theater can be used to improve comprehension of informational text and help students learn science concepts. We'll focus on science-themed text, but the same principles can apply to other  content areas as well. You can find the link to participate, the descriptions, and archived recordings of all the webinars at http://wiki.nsdl.org/index.php/BeyondPenguins/Seminars
At 4:19pm on January 25, 2010, Rebecca Lawson said…
Debbie,

You have been welcomed by Mary and Karolee, but I'd like to jump in and thank you for joining the portal. Your experience and expertise will be well-used here!!!

Please jump in and add comments to help folks add Silver touches to their lessons.

Rebecca
At 1:11am on January 13, 2010, Karolee Smiley said…
Hi Debbie

Welcome to MSP2!
I hope you have had a chance to check out the site. If not, you will want to look at several things. Be sure to look at the resources on the home page. This will show some of the great tools on the NSDL site.
I would also like to point you to our forums. This is a great place to post your thoughts, questions and share your own experiences and expertise. We have started chatting about science fairs, and it would be great to hear some more thoughts and ideas, especially with this being the season for starting science fairs.

There are also events, like the Tech Talks, available. Even if you miss a Tech Talk, you can check out the recorded session and add to the discussion boards.
Let us know if there is something in particular you want us to address or topics and technologies you might want to learn about.

If you need any help or would like to see something added, just let us know.
toodles
At 9:04am on January 11, 2010, Mary Henton said…
Hi, Debbie,
Thanks for joining MSP2. It's great to have you on board. I certainly hope that you'll be willing to jump in and participate here, as you have a wealth of experience to share.

Have you had a chance to explore the site much? If not, here are few places that you might find helpful:

1. The online Science Resource Guides are standards-based. They are also wiki pages so that users can contribute to the content.
2. We record our webinars and are in the process of setting up new ones for this late winter and spring. The archives are also wiki pages, so folks can add resources to the pages, even after the event has aired. If you are interested in presenting a webinar, let me know.
3. There are a number of groups to help focus conversation. Feel free to join, participate, pose questions, start a discussion.

Again, welcome!

M
 
 
 

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