Middle School Matters
MSM-183 You Vill
Oct 29, 2011
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Jokes You Can Use: 1. Why are round pizzas put in square boxes? 2. If a deaf person must appear in court is it still called a hearing? 3. Why does the sign read, “Enter at your own risk" who else could you risk other than yourself? 4. If it's called "frying pan" is it OK to boil something in it? 5. Why doesn't every doughnut have nuts in it? Do you know what happens to quarterbacks when they reach the ends of their lives? They just pass away. Troy’s Backup Jokes: Test Question: Give a brief explanation of the meaning of the term “hard water.” Student Answer: Ice Test Question: What is methane? Student Answer: Methane is a smelly greenhouse gas that is produced when trees and/or cows are burned. (F in Exams by Richard Benson) On Our Mind: Week and a half to AMLE/NMSA 2011 in Louisville . . . Sessions Affiliate Sessions: Contact Doug Herlensky if you’re attending. Dinner Eileen Award: Kam Yousaf Advisory: What would it take to make a model look like Barbie? Here’s a breakdown of what she'd need done to be the kind of doll women aspire to: a brow lift, a jaw line shave, rhinoplasty, a cheek and neck reduction, a chin implant, scooped-out shoulders, a breast lift, liposuction on her arms, and tummy tuck, which would also have to be sculpted as if it were lined in whale-bone from the inside. And that’s just the half of her. http://shine.yahoo.com/channel/beauty/the-plastic-surgery-a-model-needs-to-look-like-barbie-2584798 Respect Respect Rap – I use this with grades 2 – 4 but it’s suitable through middle school. Just love the message, the instrumental track, the editing, the kids’ performances (and the Principal’s, too). The choreography is amazing, the scene setup, the dancing at the end … it’s just dripping with awesome. Congratulations, Fearless Lions at Frank Porter Graham Elementary in Chapel Hill, NC. YOU, QUITE LITERALLY, ROCK! http://www.ncs-tech.org/?p=6844 Middle School Science Minute by Dave Bydlowski (k12science or davidbydlowski@mac.com) From the Twitterverse: News: Testing Costs As the nation endures its sputtering recovery, significant cuts to state and local education Will Richardson: Make It Stop. Please. http://willrichardson.com/post/11862306546/make-it-stop-please Resources: 60 Seconds http://www.mediabistro.com/alltwitter/files/2011/06/internet-60-seconds-infographic.jpg Stitch.it Simply copy-and-paste a set of links in our text box and click 'Stich It'. We'll convert those links into one short URL for you to share. It's that easy! http://stich.it/ Good to Know Stay safe online Your data on the web Your data on Google Manage your data http://www.google.com/goodtoknow/ WhatFolio http://www.whatfolio.com/ Primary Sources: Documents from a variety of eras. From 4000bc - 21st Century. http://avalon.law.yale.edu/default.asp Welcome to the David Rumsey Map Collection Database and Blog. http://www.davidrumsey.com/ Royal Society http://royalsocietypublishing.org/search Music Primary Sources: Victrola Book of Opera http://www.loc.gov/jukebox/victor-book-of-the-opera Acoustic Recordings http://www.loc.gov/jukebox/about/acoustical-recording iPad Resources https://sites.google.com/site/iccarsproject/home/ipad-ios-resources Shift Happens . . . With Resources http://bigthink.com/ideas/39600 Now with PDF resources for group discussion: http://www.iowafuture.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/IDYK-DIscussion-Guide.pdf Web Spotlight: Larry Ferlazzo Strategies: How YouTube Is Changing The Classroom Events & Happenings: Calendar of Events:
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