Mary Bigelow

I was a secondary science teacher for 27 years and then moved to a curriculum/PD position at a regional service agency, where I worked with several math/science partnerships. I currently blog for NSTA (including doing Ms Mentor for several years) and am a webwatcher for the SciLinks project. I am the coauthor of "Rise and Shine: A Practical Guide for the Beginning Science Teacher." I am an avid birdwatcher, too, and I volunteer at Wildwood Part and Nature Center in Harrisburg, PA,

Location

PA

Affiliation

Retooled (not retired) science teacher and administrator

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Recent Posts by Mary

Fri Jul 12, 2019 3:24 PM in Interdisciplinary Computer Programming
Based on my based on my students experiences, I would definitely have the students do an outline/storyboard/decision tree before creating the code. Otherwise, they take a lot of class time trying to decide on the choices, deciding on graphics, etc. They may balk at this, but it pays off in the end with a better product in a reasonable time. Of course, they can adapt, but having a starting point i...

Fri Jul 12, 2019 3:24 PM in Interdisciplinary Computer Programming
Based on my based on my students experiences, I would definitely have the students do an outline/storyboard/decision tree before creating the code. Otherwise, they take a lot of class time trying to decide on the choices, deciding on graphics, etc. They may balk at this, but it pays off in the end with a better product in a reasonable time. Of course, they can adapt, but having a starting point i...

Sun Jul 07, 2019 9:25 PM in Interdisciplinary Computer Programming
Hi Eric -- I'd like to hear more about your choose-your-own-adventure idea for a programming class. I used to teach computer science, and my students imagined themselves as owning a business of some sort around which to focus their projects. My colleague did something similar in her computer-based graphic arts class. -- Mary B.





Recent Public Collections by Mary


Science & Children Lessons - Teaching with Trade Books

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A collection of articles from recent issues.



Teaching Through Trade Books: The Tool and Eye
Type: Journal Article
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Teaching Through Trade Books: Animal Parents and Their Offspring
Type: Journal Article
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Science & Children Lessons - The Early Years

9 Resources

A collection of articles from recent issues.



The Early Years: Experiencing Inquiry
Type: Journal Article
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Early Years: What Other Colors Can Bean Seeds Be?
Type: Journal Article
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Libros de Ciencias en Español (2009)
Type: Journal Article
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Modeling Change With Clay
Type: Journal Article
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