Middle School Matters
MSM-207 Hanging Out
May 26, 2012
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Jokes You Can Use: All visual jokes today. (Go see the Google+ recording.) On Our Mind: Kathy Hunt-Ullock 1951-2012 Virtual Presentations: MiddleTalk: 9 Dangerous Things & Book Club this summer 9 Dangerous things you were taught in school: Eileen Award: Twitter People: Gary Johnston, Jeff Trudell, Aric Haley, Michael Jones, Connect Michigan (Michigan Public Service Commission), and @HeyLeeAnn! Advisory: New Computer Algorithm Knows Your Phony Smile [VIDEO] Can you tell whether a smile is real or not? http://mashable.com/2012/05/25/algorithm-smile/ Middle School Science Minute by Dave Bydlowski (k12science or davidbydlowski@mac.com) In the April/May, 2012 issue of Science Scope, a publication of the National Science Teachers Association, two articles dealt with the topic of misconceptions In the first article, "Misunderstanding Misconceptions," Page Keeley defines the term misconceptions. In the second article, "Investigating Students' Ideas About the Flow of Matter and Energy in Living Systems," authors Melanie Taylor, Kimberly Cohen, R. Keith Esch, and P. Sean Smith give examples of student misconceptions and provide the corresponding correct ideas. The topic of this podcast mainly focuses in on the process of photosynthesis. From the Twitterverse: News: Educators Use Mobile Devices More Than General Public http://blogs.edweek.org/edweek/DigitalEducation/2012/05/educators_more_likely_to_use_m.html How summer increases the achievement gap http://hechingered.org/content/how-summer-increases-the-achievement-gap_5072/ Our Principal’s Reaction To Being Included In The Wash. Post’s List Of Top High Schools http://larryferlazzo.edublogs.org/2012/05/20/our-principals-reaction-to-being-included-in-the-wash-posts-list-of-top-high-schools/ Standards would immerse Arizona students in science http://www.azcentral.com/news/articles/2012/05/17/20120517arizona-science-standards.html Student Principals (Contributed by Ron King) How would students run the show if given a chance? http://groups.diigo.com/site/redirect_item/student-principals-5342100 Resources: Mr. Rogers talks sarcastically about children and consumerism Apparently, kids and consumerism is nothing new. http://twentytwowords.com/2012/05/25/mr-rogers-talks-sarcastically-about-children-and-consumerism/ Web Citizenship and Media Literacy Curriculum (Contributed by Ron King via Diigo) http://groups.diigo.com/site/redirect_item/digital-literacy-and-citizenship-curriculum-for-grades-6-8-5342096 Play me a story? Playfic, the online community that lets you write, remix, share, and play interactive text-based games with the world. There is definitely a learning curve with the site. http://playfic.com/ Burn Note Burn Note lets you send messages that are deleted after they are read. You can use Burn Note to send a password or have an off-the-record conversation with a friend. https://burnnote.com/#/ Readlists What’s a Readlist? A group of web pages—articles, recipes, course materials, anything—bundled into an e-book you can send to your Kindle, iPad, or iPhone. http://readlists.com/ Easy Web Calendar Localendar is great for Churches, Schools, Teams, Non-Profits, Families, and Webmasters that need a free web calendar http://www.localendar.com/elsie Web Spotlight: Honesty In The Computer Lab http://larryferlazzo.edublogs.org/2012/05/25/honesty-in-the-computer-lab/ Knowledge Graph http://googleblog.blogspot.com/2012/05/introducing-knowledge-graph-things-not.html Strategies: Project-Based Learning: Success Start to Finish http://www.edutopia.org/stw-project-based-learning-best-practices Events & Happenings: Calendar of Events: Classroom 2.0’s Ning Blog: Archived content is available.
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