"I am sorry I missed the webinar. My district has had Moodle for a while but they have not done a good job in explaining it to the teachers. The only thing I know about it is how to get into it. After that, I am lost. Is there a good resource…"
Are you looking for a way to interact with your students online? Moodle is designed to help educators create online courses with opportunities for rich interaction. It's free, open source, and can be adapted to any learning environment. Create calendars, message boards, resource pages, wikis, surveys, tests, and more. Tom has used Moodle with his 5th-8th graders for the past 3 years to teach science and technology and will share his experiences with this e-learning platform.Facilitator:…See More
Hi Lynette - Hope your summer is going well! I wanted to update you on our free webinars and hope you can join us for one of them soon.
We've had three Tech Talks so far - one on Interactive Notebooks, Moodle, and Digital Storytelling. You can get to the recordings of those by clicking on the Web Archive link.
You can see all our upcoming events by clicking on the Events tab. The next TechTalk topic is 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 on additional topics or feedback you have would be greatly appreciated! Kim
Middle school is such an interesting level. I know my school, which is 7-8, has teachers with single-subject secondary credentials and multiple-subject elementary credentials. So, you are definitely not alone.
You probably would have a big advantage in interdisciplinary teaching, one of the strategies my school is returning to.
I look forward to hearing some of your ideas and insights.
Hi Lynette - So glad you joined the MSP2 network. We're just getting started so any ideas or feedback you have would be greatly appreciated! We've got lots of resources for middle school science teachers - look at the left side of the Main page - Science Publications, Diigo lists, and two project blogs - Connecting News to the National Science Education Standards and Exemplary Resources for Middle School Math and Science.
I had an opposite experience - I'm certified as a middle school science teacher, but spent my last 5 years in the classroom in an elementary school (4th-6th grades)! Now I work at Ohio State on our digital library projects, MSP2 and another called Beyond Penguins and Polar Bears - an elementary science and literacy project.
I think your background can really help students make a successful transition to middle school - you know where they are coming from!
We're glad you're part of MSP2. Hope you find resources to enrich your experience! Delete Comment
Welcome, Lynette! We are glad you've joined us. You are not alone in being an elementary-certified teacher in a middle grades classroom. There are plenty of resources (people and materials) in this community to give you necessary support. I hope you'll be willing to jump in, explore, comment, participate, share ideas and resources. Let me know if there is anything in particular you are looking for or anything in particular you'd like to contribute.
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