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Kim Lightle replied to Kim Lightle's discussion 'Getting Ready for the Next Generation Science Standards'
"Carolyn - Sorry you are having problems. I just emailed the PedConnect folks - you should be hearing from them soon. Kim "
Apr 12
Carolyn Stanley replied to Kim Lightle's discussion 'Getting Ready for the Next Generation Science Standards'
"Hi, Kim, The webinar on the common core writing standards as they apply to science class was great. I hope to join the next webinar on part 3 of the Next Generation Science Standards. I also have been playing around with that social plug-in, but it…"
Apr 11
Kim Lightle replied to Kim Lightle's discussion 'Cyberbullying Resources and Free Webinar'
"Just saw this post from the NYT - An updated collection of resources on a topic regularly in the news for the past two years. More than just…"
Apr 6
Kim Lightle posted an event

Discipline that Does No Harm: Improving Academic Outcomes for African-American Male Students at Schools Moving Up

May 7, 2012 from 4pm to 5pm
Date/TIme:May 7, 2012, 4-5pm ESTRegister: http://www.schoolsmovingup.net/cs/smu/view/e/5212Are you looking for effective strategies that promote positive discipline and improve academic outcomes for African-American male students? The prevalence of disciplinary practices that negatively impact African-American male students was reported in March 2012 by the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights…See More
Apr 5
Carolyn Stanley commented on Kim Lightle's blog post 'Middle School Journal Call for Artwork'
"I just sent this link to the art teacher at my middle school. This portal is packed with so many great recommendations. I also checked out that science and math site for students, by students. I'll make sure my science teachers know about that…"
Apr 3
Kim Lightle replied to Kim Lightle's discussion 'Getting Ready for the Next Generation Science Standards'
"Hi Jesse - Glad that it has been  helpful. Looking forward to seeing you online! Kim "
Mar 30
Jesse Maine replied to Kim Lightle's discussion 'Getting Ready for the Next Generation Science Standards'
"Kim, What a great resource you have put together here.  I am excited for the next webinar! You have done a great job collecting resources as well. Thanks for all you do! "
Mar 29
Blog post by Kim Lightle

Middle School Journal Call for Artwork

The Association of Middle Level Education (AMLE) is asking 10– to 15-year-olds for artwork to go on the front cover of their middle school journal. Submit your students' best artwork. Types of media accepted, but not limited to: oil, acrylic, or watercolor painting; charcoal or colored pencil drawing; 3D submissions such as sculpture; and computer generated graphics. Deadline is May 15, 2012. Complete information can be found…See More
Mar 21

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Kim Lightle's Blog

Middle School Journal Call for Artwork

The Association of Middle Level Education (AMLE) is asking 10– to 15-year-olds for artwork to go on the front cover of their middle school journal. Submit your students' best artwork. Types of media accepted, but not limited to: oil, acrylic, or watercolor painting; charcoal or colored pencil drawing; 3D submissions such as sculpture; and computer generated graphics. Deadline is May 15, 2012. Complete information can be found…

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Posted on March 21, 2012 at 5:34pm — 1 Comment

Alan Alda’s Challenge to Make Science Easier to Understand

The actor Alan Alda has created a contest where anyone — including scientists — can offer an explanation of what a flame is; 11-year-olds will judge which answer is best. From the NYT - A Challenge to Make Science Crystal Clear.

Posted on March 12, 2012 at 5:13pm

Google's New Privacy Policy, Privacy Tools, and Google Dashboard

From Google's Official Blog - you can read the entire blog post but I thought that lots of folks might be interested in how to protect your personal data if you still want to use Google tools: If you don’t think information sharing will improve your experience, you can use our privacy tools to do things like edit or turn off your…

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Posted on March 1, 2012 at 12:30pm

Dr. Math FAQ: What Are Leap Years?

From the Math Forum Newsletter: What are leap years?

2012 is a leap year, so this month ends on Wednesday, February 29th.

In the leap year of 1996, the Forum began a free ask-an-expert service for math students and their teachers. Since then, Ask Dr. Math has helped millions understand why some years have 366 days, plus lots more mathematics about calendars, including

  • how to take leap years into account when reasoning the day of the week one year forward from any…
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Posted on February 17, 2012 at 3:19pm

WWC Report: Potentially Positive Effects for Middle School Curriculum



Latest Report from the US Department of Education's "What Works Clearinghouse."…

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Posted on February 17, 2012 at 1:59pm

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At 9:55am on March 20, 2012, Dov Frede said…

Same here, Kim! And thanks to you and Jessica for your fabulously helpful evaluation of science resources in relation to the Common Core last week. I'm looking forward to learning from you all.

Thanks,
Dov

At 11:09am on February 9, 2012, Arcielo Letigio said…

Thank you for the warmth welcome ms. Kim. I am still navigating this site, and trying to promote MSP2 as well.

At 10:36am on January 27, 2012, Ed Brazee said…

Hi Kim,

Thanks for the great webinar on cyberbullying a couple of days ago. I'm pretty familiar with CSM and their resources, but still a very valuable experience. I would be happy to help put together some resources on digital literacy and digital citizenship. Please let me know what you are thinking!

Ed

At 5:59pm on November 16, 2011, Vivian Barker said…
Thanks Ms. Kim it was great seeing you again as well.  I hope to visit site more to help stay focused!! Thanks for a great site
At 7:55am on June 29, 2011, Christine Horne said…

Hello Kim,

Thank you for the warm welcome.  This is such a great website!  I'm looking forward to diving into it during the summer.  I have already passed this website on to another teacher I work with.  Thank you again for the welcome!

Christy

At 3:59pm on June 23, 2011, Berma Rouse said…

Hello Kim, Thank you so much for the welcome. I am sure that I will be able to use many of the resources located on the site. I am beginning to read about MSP2. Thanks again for the welcome message.

Berma

At 9:09am on June 14, 2011, Danielle Wood said…

Hello Kim!

I actually just graduated from Otterbein on Sunday and will be teaching 8th grade Math and Language Arts at Olentangy Shanahan Middle School this fall.  I am so excited to start but also a little nervous!  I am very excited to take advantage of all the helpful ideas and resources through MSP2.

Thanks again for welcoming me! :)

-Danielle

At 9:55am on June 10, 2011, Sid Goel said…
Dr. Lightle, Thank you for your kind message. I'm finding my way around this portal and the more time I spend, the more I realise, there is a lot going on here!
At 12:35pm on May 28, 2011, Mary L. Bigleow said…
Thanks for the (very prompt) welcome message. I retired from an intermediate unit in PA, where I was involved with program evaluations and science outreach. I currently do some writing/blogging for NSTA. But at heart, I'm still a middle school science teacher, which I did for 17 years, followed by another 11 at the high school level. This looks like a fabulous resource.
At 10:06pm on May 10, 2011, Sean Shepherd said…

 Kim,

I checked out the links you put in the last comment...I'm pretty excited (and thankful) for all of the resources you have available!  I teach third grade this year but will be jumping into 6th at the junior high in September....Thanks for being so helpful and for hosting this resourceful online community!

 

Sean

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