Jokes You Can Use:
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.
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 email@example.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:
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A bet on No Child Left Behind
How Teacher Turnover Harms Student
How to fix this mess called middle school
Dead Sea Scrolls Online
Turn text into a video representation.
YouTube introductory video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FdT3eKdto4w
Here's an overview of some of the most shocking instances of teacher cheating, plus a few episodes that may have been overblown.
Students need to develop Grit
Site has activities for Interactive Whiteboards (IWB’s), iPad Apps and much more.
Tons of links!
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.
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?
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