Middle School Matters
MSM-212 ISTE Redux Redux Take 2
Jul 14, 2012
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AMLE Feature: Scheduling Scheduling: Key Principles: There are two drivers to the schedule: bus and lunch. Everything else can be adjusted. Don’t be locked into “this is how we’ve always done it”. Decide what you want to “solve”. There is no perfect schedule. Look at multiple days. Prep for teachers to move to a new schedule? Routine? AMLE Resource: http://www.amle.org/Publications/OnTarget/BlockScheduling/tabid/296/Default.aspx http://www.amle.org/portals/0/pdf/publications/On_Target/scheduling/scheduling_5.pdf Research Rationale: http://www.amle.org/Research/ResearchSummaries/FlexibleScheduling/tabid/1140/Default.aspx Can’t access some of the articles on AMLE? Become a member! Contact: middleschooleducators@gmail.com Jokes You Can Use: Puns: How does Moses make his tea? Hebrews it. I changed my iPod's name to Titanic. It's syncing now. I know a guy who's addicted to brake fluid. He says he can stop any time. Middle School Chemistry Theme Song (this one’s for Dave): Sodium-Sodium-Sodium-Sodium-Sodium-Sodium-Sodium-Sodium-Batman! On Our Mind: Highland Park Public Schools Sued: http://t.co/UylIRygp 81,904 4th graders (note: number is the entire state of MI, not just Highland Park) still not proficient in Reading. (Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2012) David Gornto- Nice work. Let us know how the kids react. Thought about using Google Docs for your script then copy/paste into your blog as a transcript? Up for screencasting like Camtasia? Me either. Not yet. Eileen Award: Scoopit: Jennifer Mangler Twitter: Valia Reinsalu, Pora Ora, Facebook: Jennifer McAvoy-Anteau (liked a link on FB) iTunes: Advisory: The 11 Ways That Consumers Are Hopeless at Math This is your brain on shopping, and it's not very smart. http://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2012/07/the-11-ways-that-consumers-are-hopeless-at-math/259479/ Middle School Science Minute by Dave Bydlowski (k12science or davidbydlowski@mac.com) The Summer, 2012 edition of Science Scope, a magazine for middle school science teachers produced by the National Science Teachers Association, featured an article entitled "Book Your Summer Vacation." The article was written by Juliana Texley. In this podcast, three books from the article are featured. They include: Stories in Stone: Travels Through Urban Geology, by David B. Williams The Visitor's Guide to American Gardens, by Jo Ellen Meyers Sharp Concrete Planet, by Robert Courland All of the books can be found at: http://nsta.org/store From the Twitterverse: ISTE: iPad Flipped Classroom: Troy’s notes from ISTE. Half-Baked Idea: A “school only” cell phone Ingredients: 1. Cheap cell phone (www.pandawill.com & cheapest available at this posting: F8 Quad Band Phone Dual SIM) 2. Google phone number and app 3. Optional: Pay-As-You-Go card (H20) Web Spotlight: Homograph/Homophone Venn Diagram If, like me, you have difficulty remembering the difference between homophones,homographs, homonyms, heterographs, and heteronyms, you should find this WikipediaVenn diagram useful. http://www.englishblog.com/2012/07/homographhomophone-venn-diagram.html Events & Happenings: Calendar of Events:
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