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:
Listener question: Is Apple’s New Education Initiative Dangerous? ~ Interesting dialogue #fhuedu642 => @msmatters What do you think? tinyurl.com/6m4uzw4 - From Dr. Tatom.
Middle School Science Minute
by Dave Bydlowski (k12science or firstname.lastname@example.org)
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.
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Seinfeld teaches History:
Think History, Saturday Night Live.
Alfie Kohn vs Dwight Schrute
Classic Schrute Bucks episode. Good for talking about classroom management.
Straight from the DOE: Dispelling Myths About Blocked Sites
100 Best YouTube Videos for Teachers
Valentine's Day Teaching Resources
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?
Events & Happenings:
Calendar of Events:
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
Who They Are . . .
This year’s sessions . . .
Classroom 2.0’s Live Calendar.
Classroom 2.0’s Ning Blog: Archived content is available.
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