Middle School Matters
MSM-182 iPads We are blinding you with Science Resources
Oct 22, 2011
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Jokes You Can Use: After dying in a car crash, three friends find themselves at an orientation to enter heaven. Each one was asked, “When you are in your casket, what would you like to hear your friends and family saying about you?” Sean says, “I would like to hear them say I was a great doctor and a great family man.” Karl says, “I would like to hear them say I was a wonderful husband and an excellent teacher who made a difference in children’s lives.” Juan says, “I would like to hear them say, ‘Look! He’s moving!’” Ladies and gentlemen, hobos and tramps, Bug-eyed mosquitoes and bowlegged ants! I’m about to tell you a story I’ve never heard before, So pull up a chair and sit on the floor. Admission is free, so pay at the door. One fine day, in the middle of the night, two, dead boys got up to fight. Back to back, they faced each other, drew their swords and shot each other. A deaf policeman heard the noise, and saved the lives of the two dead boys. If you don’t believe my lies are true, ask the blind man, he saw it too! On Our Mind: CMU CMLA meeting on Wednesday. Eileen Award: CMUCMLA From the Twitterverse: News: As minds get quicker, teens get smarter U.S. researchers say they have demonstrated for the first time that adolescents become smarter because their brains process information faster. http://www.upi.com/Health_News/2011/09/29/As-minds-get-quicker-teens-get-smarter/UPI-84711317352462 GlogsterEDU Dear Glogster EDUcators, We sincerely apologize for the site issues you’ve been experiencing lately. We can assure you that they are temporary, and Glogster EDU will be better as a result. Glogster (glogster.com) and Glogster EDU (edu.glogster.com) are currently sharing server infrastructure. Sometimes this results in capacity overload, which can lead to slow loading or unexpected errors. We are in the process of moving Glogster.com to a separate infrastructure so that Glogster EDU will be fast and reliable for you and your students. We will keep you updated on all known issues via Twitter and Facebook, so please follow Glogster EDU on either platform. We are committed to you, our valued educators, and are taking the necessary steps toward providing you with high quality service you can count on. Thank you for your patience and understanding while we complete the moving process. Resources: Science360 We gather news from wherever science is happening, including directly from scientists, college and university press offices, popular and peer-reviewed journals, dozens of National Science Foundation science and engineering centers, and funding sources that include government agencies, not-for-profit organizations and private industry. http://news.science360.gov/files Free EBooks http://www.free-ebooks.net/ Biology Warning, these are anatomically correct. http://www.zygotebody.com/# http://www.healthline.com/human-body-maps/ http://www.biodigitalhuman.com/default.html Password Generator Help students create better passwords. This is limited but easy to use. http://passwordbird.com/ Triptico http://www.triptico.co.uk/ Web Spotlight: Teacher Wall Scholastic, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and DonorsChoose.org bring you the Teacher Wall – a virtual teacher town square where America’s educators can share their stories, knowledge, and ideas on our nation’s schools. Strategies: ISTE 2011: Brain Rules by Dr. John Medina Dr. John Medina Crossing the brain is scientific bunk. Question and answer session. 20% to 110% boost with 150 minutes of aerobic exercise. Does the use of Google change the brain? Events & Happenings: Calendar of Events:
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