Middle School Matters
MSM-208 Pushing the Button
Jun 2, 2012
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Jokes You Can Use: RUTH BUZZI ‏@Ruth_A_Buzzi Our cat ate a neighbor's canary this morning; his favorite breakfast is Shredded Tweet. #HappyCATurday RUTH BUZZI ‏@Ruth_A_Buzzi People who steal cats are not cat burglars; they're purr-snatchers. #HappyCATurday RUTH BUZZI ‏@Ruth_A_Buzzi You can't stand puns and you hate cat jokes? You gotta be kitten me. #HappyCATurday On Our Mind: AMLE Registration opened this week. Kathy Hunt donations can be made to the AMLE Foundation Fund, use the code “KHU” when making a donation. The Summer Slide ( http://larryferlazzo.edublogs.org/2012/05/30/how-im-helping-my-students-try-to-avoid-the-summer-slide/ ) ISTE 2012 . . . Eileen Award: Dr. Monte Tatom, FunDave: Twitter Curtis Fuller: email Carol DenOtter: Facebook Advisory: 32 Innovations that will change the world http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2012/06/03/magazine/innovations-issue.html Where kids sleep or A Girl and her room: http://www.brainpickings.org/index.php/2012/05/30/a-girl-and-her-room-rania-matar/ http://www.brainpickings.org/index.php/2011/08/08/where-children-sleep-james-mollison/ The New (AB)Normal: Big portion sizes have become the new abnormal, and it's time to scale back. http://makinghealtheasier.org/newabnormal Liter of Light http://isanglitrongliwanag.org/ Effect of Sunlight http://twentytwowords.com/2012/06/01/what-the-sun-did-to-the-face-of-a-veteran-truck-driver/ How to be Kind: http://coolcatteacher.blogspot.com/2012/06/10-inexpensive-ways-to-be-kind.html 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, there is an article entitled, "More Than Just Guessing: The Difference Between Prediction and Hypothesis," written by Michelle Scribner-MacLean. The topic of the article is to help teachers and students understand the difference between the two terms. Knowing the difference between making a prediction and formulating a hypothesis can go a long way toward helping students develop scientific literacy. From the Twitterverse: News: Bunkum Awards http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=P-hJagz6ytM http://nepc.colorado.edu/think-tank/bunkum-awards/2011 Resources: Google World Wonders Project http://www.google.com/culturalinstitute/worldwonders/ or http://coolcatteacher.blogspot.com/2012/06/world-wonders-new-flipped-classroom.html How Long Would It Take You to Read "War and Peace?" http://www.leekolbert.com/2012/05/how-long-would-it-take-you-to-read-war.html Web Spotlight: Child Poverty http://scholasticadministrator.typepad.com/thisweekineducation/2012/05/charts-pay-no-attention-to-the-nations-child-poverty-rate.html The Chart: http://scholasticadministrator.typepad.com/.a/6a00e54f8c25c988340168ebef9408970c-popup Examples of PBL APHistory. Interesting use of Google Sites. What if projects. The kids also published their work. https://sites.google.com/a/micds.org/apush-2011-2012-final-projects/ Nathan Hall: 100+ Student Sites that don’t require registration http://www.diigo.com/list/nathanghall/no-registration-needed-for-students Strategies: Games to Enhance Classroom Teaching http://people.uncw.edu/ertzbergerj/all.html ScienceFix: YouTube Science Channel for Middle School Experiments http://www.youtube.com/user/sciencefix Video of the Podcast: http://youtu.be/Bh_3Jl_eHEk Events & Happenings: Calendar of Events:
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