Middle School Matters
MSM-206 Dry Hands Warm Heart
May 19, 2012
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Jokes You Can Use: Auntie Matilta won’t kiss you with that dirty face! That’s what I’m hoping. Girl: I need a new dress Dad: Why? Girl: The girl in my class has the same one. Dad: Why does that mean you need a new dress. Girl: It’s cheaper than switching colleges. On Our Mind: ISTE Noob-ness! Wrapping up the year yet? Eileen Award: Jeffry Prickett - Facebook & Twitter Pamela Schneider - Facebook Advisory: How to Use a Paper Towel: http://www.ted.com/talks/joe_smith_how_to_use_a_paper_towel.html and http://creativewealthprinciples.com/archives/285 The Other Side of the World http://www.antipodemap.com/ Olympic Torch Relay Route http://www.london2012.com/torch-relay/route/ Middle School Science Minute by Dave Bydlowski (k12science or davidbydlowski@mac.com) Drying Hands in the Lab. In the March, 2012 issue of Science Scope, a publication of the National Science Teachers Association, the safety question of the month was "Are there any alternatives to paper towels for students to wash and dry their hands with at the end of lab?" Ken Roy, director of environmental health and safety for Glastonbury Public Schools in Glastonbury, Connecticut provides a great answer. If you would like more information on science safety, you can purchase Ken's book, "The NSTA Ready-Reference Guide to Safer Science," through the NSTA bookstore. Please visit: http://www.nsta.org/store/product_detail.aspx?id=10.2505/9781933531281 From the Twitterverse: News: Homeschool Is The Future http://www.collegeathome.com/blog/2012/03/09/homeschool-is-the-future/ Dartmouth Researchers Are Learning How Exercise Affects the Brain http://now.dartmouth.edu/2012/05/dartmouth-researchers-are-learning-how-exercise-affects-the-brain/ Are today's students truly 'tech savvy'? It is difficult to prove that the Generation Y and young people today are not more technologically adapted than their older counterparts. They may sometimes display an unhealthy level of dependence on their mobile phone, become bored easily when taught in school how to use basic commands in Microsoft Word and be called upon often to fix the problem with the printer, but are all members of this age bracket clued-up and comfortable with technology? According to the research, there was little evidence that today’s students demand modern technology when entering university that the academic institution cannot provide. Technological integration is expanding, however in terms of study, students may not be as reliant on it to learn as we stereotype them to be. http://www.zdnet.com/blog/igeneration/are-todays-students-truly-tech-savvy/16147 Congrats to Mike Muir, AMLE President-Elect! Resources: iPad Resource Links http://www.21innovate.com/ipadipod.html Documentaries On-Line Watch free documentaries online! Full videos are available. Educate yourself with thousands of good documentaries about diverse subjects. The newest, latest, best and greatest top documentaries online can be watched here for free. http://www.documentaryz.com/ A Twenty-One Protest Song Salute [Warning to parents and teachers: Some songs contain profanity. Also, Moyers & Company and Public Affairs Television do not endorse any advertisements or promotional links contained within the embedded videos.] http://billmoyers.com/content/a-twenty-one-protest-song-salute/ Web Spotlight: iWitness IWitness is an online application that gives educators and students access to search, watch, and learn from more than 1,000 video testimonies of Holocaust survivors and other witnesses. http://iwitness.usc.edu/SFI/Default.aspx Graduation Speeches http://www.brainpickings.org/index.php/2011/06/10/best-commencement-graduation-speeches/ http://www.brainpickings.org/index.php/2012/05/18/commencement-speeches-2/ Strategies: The Graphic Classroom http://www.graphicclassroom.org/ Events & Happenings:
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