Middle School Matters
MSM-233 BaaNaaNaa Quote the Movie
Jan 26, 2013
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Presented in collaboration with the Association for Middle Level Education. Jokes You Can Use: Why is 6 afraid of 7? What do you call a pencil without lead? What is Mozart’s favorite fruit? How do you make an octopus giggle 10 times? Why do gorilla’s have big nostrils? Eileen Award: Scoopit: Jim Farmer Facebook: C. Joan Seager Ordering a Pizza by Phone in 1974. http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=94d_h_t2QAA#! Living to 100 The Living to 100 Life Expectancy Calculator uses the most current and carefully researched medical and scientific data in order to estimate how old you will live to be. Most people score in their late eighties... how about you? http://www.livingto100.com/ Middle School Science Minute by Dave Bydlowski (k12science or davidbydlowski@mac.com) I was recently reading the January, 2013 issue of "Science Scope," a magazine written for middle school science teachers, published by the National Science Teachers Association. I went on to read the Editor's Roundtable, written by Inez Liftig. The title of the editorial is, "You Can't Wing It." The purpose of the editorial is to emphasize the skills that are needed by teachers. By the way, I added a Twitterverse to my bi-monthly Michigan Science Matters Network eBlast. Check it out at: http://www.msta-mich.org/educator-support/84-science-matters/256-science-matters-e-blast-january-24-2013 From the Twitterverse: #mschat every Thursday at 8:00 pm Eastern Standard Time. Resources: Subzin Find quotes from movies quickly and easily. http://www.subzin.com/ Free Online OCR Convert pdf, jpgs and more to editable documents. http://www.onlineocr.net/default.aspx Mission US http://www.mission-us.org/ Google Cultural Institute http://www.google.com/culturalinstitute/home Web Spotlight: Hollywood Hates Math A super cut of Math in movies. http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=3uYBoWH3nFk Learn Something New Take a class online. Based out of London. The idea is to share knowledge from those who have been doing something. Billed as helping the next generation. http://www.theamazings.com/ Crisis-I Feel Like Switching Careers http://transformed.teachingquality.org/blogs/01-2013/crisis-i-feel-switching-careers Take Control of a Noisy Class This could be useful for basic classroom management. There are 3 videos to watch. http://www.behaviourneeds.com/noisyclass/video-1/ Mindset Examples http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=TTXrV0_3UjY Picasso, Kepler, and the Benefits of Being an Expert Generalist http://99u.com/articles/7269/Picasso-Kepler-and-the-Benefits-of-Being-an-Expert-Generalist News: http://davidwarlick.com/2cents/?p=3783 Palaeolithic Park? Harvard professor seeks 'adventurous' woman to give birth to baby Neanderthal http://www.independent.co.uk/news/science/palaeolithic-park-harvard-professor-seeks-adventurous-woman-to-give-birth-to-baby-neanderthal-8460273.html iPad App: European Exploration: The Age of Discovery Explore the new world as a European power in the 15th Century by funding and sending expeditions out into the unknown. Hire captains, build ships and outfit voyages to learn of the wonders of the new world. Expeditions can be dangerous however, so be careful or else Europe may never hear of your discoveries! https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/european-exploration-age-discovery/id393625741?mt=8 HotKeys https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/hotkeys/id374164481?mt=8 13+ Things Your Kid's Principal Won't Tell You Straight from the principal's office: Use these tips for a better school year.
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