Middle School Matters
MSM-191 Become an Authority
Jan 28, 2012
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Jokes You Can Use: Whilst escorting his wife to the concert, Jim asked his wife what they were seeing. “Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony” she replied. “Good” Jim responded. His wife was surprised, she didn’t think that Jim really enjoyed going to the symphony. “Well, I’m glad that you’re looking forward to this. Where have you heard this before?, she asked. “Huh”, Jim responded. “I’m just happy that we missed the first four”. Whenever my wife needs money, she calls me handsome. “Hand some over”. On Our Mind: iBooks Author Listener question: Is Apple’s New Education Initiative Dangerous? ~ Interesting dialogue #fhuedu642 => @msmatters What do you think? tinyurl.com/6m4uzw4 - From Dr. Tatom. Eileen Award: Doc Tatom Donnielle Kota-Moore Middle School Science Minute by Dave Bydlowski (k12science or davidbydlowski@mac.com) Metal Safety. This middle school science minute is about metal safety. In the December, 2011 issue of Science Scope (NSTA publication) Ken Roy wrote an article entitled, "Test Your Metal (safety knowledge)." He investigates the safety issues involved in using metals with middle school students. From the Twitterverse: Don’t forget to join the conversation on MiddleTalk and Twitter at #midleved this Friday at 8:00 pm EST. News: Supreme Court Declines Cases on Student Internet Speech supreme_court_declines_cases_o.html?cmp=ENL-DD-NEWS1 Resources: 25 Audio Editors: Most Amazing High Definition Image of Earth - Blue Marble 2012 http://www.flickr.com/photos/gsfc/6760135001/ 100 iPad Apps Perfect For Middle School http://edudemic.com/2011/11/ipad-middle-school/ http://palmbeachschooltalk.com/groups/ipadpilot/ Seinfeld Seinfeld teaches History: Think History, Saturday Night Live. http://cooperativelearning.nuvvo.com/lesson/9592-seinfeld-tea Alfie Kohn vs Dwight Schrute Classic Schrute Bucks episode. Good for talking about classroom management. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G59KY7ek8Rk Web Spotlight: Straight from the DOE: Dispelling Myths About Blocked Sites 100 Best YouTube Videos for Teachers http://www.smartteaching.org/blog/2008/08/100-best-youtube-videos-for-teachers/ http://t.co/V6EeeuLv Valentine's Day Teaching Resources http://www.squidoo.com/valentines-day-teaching-resources Strategies: Why Interactive White Boards are Used Ineffectively in Classrooms An interactive White Board (IWB) or SMART Board has the potential to deliver content better than traditional methods of teaching. Why? http://www.teachscienceandmath.com/2010/07/28/why-interactive-white-boards-are-used-ineffectively-in-classrooms/ Events & Happenings: Calendar of Events: ISTE News: ISTE Eduverse Talks are the recorded sessions held on ISTE Island every week. Join ISTE in their Second Life conference location for their weekly talks on education. The ISTE Special Interest Group: Virtual Environments is holding meetings on Mondays from 4:00 - 6:00 pm (SLT) on ISTE Island. Ohio Middle Level Association: The Ohio Middle Level Association will hold their annual conference. OMLA Registration Form OMLA Presentation Proposal Form AMLE Affiliate Conferences: The Michigan Association of Middle School Educators Annual Conference is coming up March 2012 in Warren Woods, MI. MAMSE Exhibitor Form MAMSE Registration Form MAMSE Presentation Form MAMSE Conference Program Book (2011) The North Carolina Middle School Association’s Annual Conference March 13-15, 2012 Conference Brochure Presenter’s Application Who They Are . . . This year’s sessions . . . Classroom 2.0’s Live Calendar. Classroom 2.0’s Ning Blog: Archived content is available. Second Life: Regular Tuesday meetings are scheduled. See the board on the ISTE Island for up to the minute details. Check frequently this week as the ISTE Annual Convention is this week. Video: Educational Uses of Second Life
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