Middle School Matters
MSM-224 Spewing Forth
Nov 3, 2012
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Eileen Award: Scoopit: Twitter: Facebook: Steve Ralston Google+: iTunes: Steve Ralston eMail: Jokes You Can Use: Advisory: Antipodes http://www.jasondavies.com/maps/antipodes/ Last Wish Lifelong football fan Danny Webber had one last wish - to meet QB Andrew Luck and the Indianapolis Colts. With help from the Colts organization and wonderful workers at the Heritage House, his wish was granted. Watch as Inside the NFL cameras were there to capture this truly heart-warming story. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uU1sK9HLpFo&feature=youtu.be Middle School Science Minute by Dave Bydlowski (k12science or davidbydlowski@mac.com) Volcano Safety This podcast is based on the Question of the Month from the Scope on Safety section of the October, 2012 issue of Science Scope, a magazine for middle school science teachers, published by the National Science Teachers Association. The question of the month is written by Ken Roy, director of environmental health and safety for Glastonbury Public Schools in Glastonbury, Connecticut. The question of the month deals with the use of ammonium dichromate in the classroom. From the Twitterverse: Resources: Higher Order Thinking Strategies and Tools http://learningcurveplanner.com.au/thinking-tools.html The Victorians Learn to work like a historian http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/victorians/resources.htm http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/victorians/Default.aspx A visual A-Z of the hidden treasures of language. As a lover of language and words, especially obscure and endangered words, I was instantly besotted with Project Twins’ visual interpretations of unusual words, originally exhibited at the MadArt Gallery Dublin during DesignWeek 2011. http://www.brainpickings.org/index.php/2012/07/02/project-twins-unusual-words/ Public Domain Comics We are the best site for downloading FREE public domain Golden Age Comics. All files here have been researched by our staff and users to make sure they are copyright free and in the public domain. To start downloading just register an account and enjoy these great comic books. We do not charge per download and the goal of the project is to archive these comic books online and make them widely available. http://digitalcomicmuseum.com/ Web Spotlight: Can Your Kid Read Graphs and Charts? As these visual displays become more and more ubiquitous, it is all the more important that students know how to read, interpret, and summarize the information presented. It's become an essential element of overall literacy. As students get older, it's important for them to learn not only how to be intelligent viewers of graphic representations, but wary and cautious viewers. While charts and graphs obviously are a boon to our ability to communicate information about large numbers or complicated relationships, there are also hidden pitfalls. http://www.theatlantic.com/national/archive/2012/10/can-your-kid-read-graphs-and-charts/263689/ http://tedmccagg.typepad.com/drawings/2012/10/back-in-my-day.html News: Ethiopian kids hack OLPCs in 5 months with zero instruction http://dvice.com/archives/2012/10/ethiopian-kids.php Events & Happenings:
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