Middle School Matters
MSM-227 We re Not New and Noteworthy We re Hot
Dec 8, 2012
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Presented in collaboration with the Association for Middle Level Education. Eileen Award: Scoopit: Twitter: Facebook: Joyce Capcara Fisher, Nelly Korman, The Simply Scientific Classroom Google+: iTunes: eMail: Jokes You Can Use: Advisory: Perceptions: Here’s an interesting video. It is an interesting take on perception. Entertaining and instructive. 4:33 long. (via Larry Ferlazzo) http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=FUv-Q6EgEFI A blind person describes color http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=59YN8_lg6-U What would you do? Here is a 12-year-old middle school wrestler,Justin Kievit showing a great amount of humility and sportsmanship to his fellow competitor Jared Stevens. I dare you to watch this video and not let out a tear or two. http://cosbysweaters.com/2012/12/04/middle-school-wrestler-shows-us-all-what-sportsmanship-is-about/ Middle School Science Minute by Dave Bydlowski (k12science or davidbydlowski@mac.com) Culturing Microorganisms I was recently reading the December, 2012 issue of the Science Teacher, a publication of the National Science Teachers Association. In the magazine, Key Roy, Director of Environmental Health and Safety for Glastonbury Public Schools in Connecticut wrote an article entitled, "Dangers in a Dish." In this article he shares the dangers of culturing microorganisms in the K-12 classroom. From the Twitterverse: #mschat every Thursday at 8:00 pm Eastern Standard Time. Resources: Gallery of FakeBook Profiles Some good examples of fake FaceBook profiles. http://www.classtools.net/main_area/fakebook/gallery/ Sign Up Genius If you are a group leader and find yourself organizing volunteers, meals, service projects, or events... we want to make your life a lot simpler! Now you can coordinate it all online... FREE! http://www.signupgenius.com/ Introduction to the Living Wage Calculator http://livingwage.mit.edu/ Web Spotlight: Books to Read ‘Tis the time of year that many people pick up additional books to read. Here are some thoughts: http://www.brainpickings.org/index.php/2012/12/04/best-psychology-philosophy-books-2012/ Whole Novels http://transformed.teachingquality.org/blogs/shoulders-giants/11-2012/my-co-teachers-weigh-whole-novels 7 Habits of Effective Teachers who use Technology: http://blog.alwaysprepped.com/the-7-habits-of-highly-effective-teachers-who-use-technology/ News: The Weight of Obesity http://visual.ly/weight-obesity Top 10 Bad Tech Predictions http://www.digitaltrends.com/features/top-10-bad-tech-predictions/ STEM Students Must Be Taught to Fail http://www.usnews.com/opinion/articles/2012/11/23/stem-students-must-be-taught-to-fail 2 Mesa students forced to hold hands as punishment for fighting http://www.abc15.com/dpp/news/region_southeast_valley/mesa/two-mesa-students-forced-to-hold-hands-as-punishment-for-fighting
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