Middle School Matters
MSM-180 Last Stand Sifteo Quick
Oct 1, 2011
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Jokes You Can Use: Ruth_A_Buzzi 1. Why are hot dogs at Detroit Tigers’ stadium so much better than the ones sold by the Seattle Mariners? Because you can eat them in October. 2. Ultimately, my ex broke up with the blond chick and married a sweet little Native American lady. I hope they're one big Hopi family. On Our Mind: New “toys” for Shawn. https://www.sifteo.com/ Eileen Award: Kerry Derminer Noel Parish Kevin Upton Advisory:kkinstruction Kalysta How to Make a 1920s Flapper style Dress in only One Hour! Includes 4 Special Bonuses. http://j.mp/nDRXcO Middle School Science Minute by Dave Bydlowski (k12science or davidbydlowski@mac.com) Part 3 of the 4 part series on lab safety. This podcast focuses in on standards on specific safety precautions involving chemicals and lab equipment. The importance of lab safety was pointed out last week in the Chicago area when a student suffered a serious injury while passing around dry ice and water in a plastic bottle and it exploded. The full article can be found at: http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2011-09-26/news/ct-met-science-class-20110926_1_chemistry-class-nsta-national-science-teachers-association From the Twitterverse: Don’t forget to join the conversation on MiddleTalk and Twitter at #midleved this Friday at 8:00 pm EST. News: A bet on No Child Left Behind http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/answer-sheet/post/who-won-a-2007-bet-on-no-child-left-behind/2011/09/26/gIQAwBBi0K_blog.html How Teacher Turnover Harms Student http://transformed.teachingquality.org/blogs/advancing-teaching-profession/09-2011/how-teacher-turnover-harms-students http://www.nber.org/papers/w17176 How to fix this mess called middle school http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/answer-sheet/post/how-to-fix-the-mess-we-call-middle-school/2011/09/25/gIQAjCx1yK_blog.html Resources: Dead Sea Scrolls Online http://googleblog.blogspot.com/2011/09/from-desert-to-web-bringing-dead-sea.html VizLingo Turn text into a video representation. http://www.vizlingo.com/ History Pin YouTube introductory video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FdT3eKdto4w http://www.historypin.com/ SpeakIt! http://www.freetech4teachers.com/2011/09/speak-it-text-to-speech-in-google.html Web Spotlight: Cheating Here's an overview of some of the most shocking instances of teacher cheating, plus a few episodes that may have been overblown. http://www.propublica.org/article/americas-most-outrageous-teacher-cheating-scandals Students need to develop Grit http://edcommentary.blogspot.com/2011/09/teaching-character-strengths-and-values.html Teaching All Site has activities for Interactive Whiteboards (IWB’s), iPad Apps and much more. Tons of links! http://teachingall.blogspot.com/ Digital Promise Founded after more than a decade of effort, including a 2004 report to Congress, Digital Promise has been endorsed by virtually every major national association of educators and educational institutions, libraries, and museums. The project that gave rise to Digital Promise was launched by the Carnegie, Century, Knight, MacArthur, and Open Society foundations, sustained by the Federation of American Scientists, and championed by a coalition of Republicans and Democrats, civic and business leaders, who came together on its behalf. http://www.digitalpromise.org/ Strategies: Read Ten Classic Books in Under a Minute http://flavorwire.com/213381/read-ten-classic-books-in-under-a-minute What Will Improve a Student’s Memory? By Daniel T. Willingham Question: I often have students tell me that they studied for a test, meaning that they reviewed their notes and the textbook, but they still did not do well. If they have reviewed the material, why don’t they remember it? Is there anything I can do to help them study more effectively? http://cdl.org/resource-library/pdf/What%20Will%20Improve%20a%20Students%20Memory.pdf Events & Happenings:
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