Middle School Matters
MSM-249 In Spite of It All, Heres a Show
Jul 21, 2013
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MSM 249: In spite of it all, here’s a show.... Presented in collaboration with the Association for Middle Level Education. Jokes You Can Use: Eileen Award: iTunes: Twitter: Michael Smith, Todd VanHorn, Sue Waters, AJ Juliani, Shelley Burgess, Patrick Larkin, Lisa Linn, Alec Couros, Darin Jolly and Vicky Smart, Diigo: Ron King. Facebook: Kathy Rose Advisory: 7 Word Autobiographies http://www.brainpickings.org/index.php/2013/07/11/nypl-live-holdengraber-7-word-bios/ Middle School Science Minute by Dave Bydlowski (k12science or davidbydlowski@mac.com) Design Based Troubleshooting I was recently reading the March, 2013 issue of Science Scope, a magazine for middle school science teachers, published by the National Science Teachers Association. An article that caught my attention was: "Troubleshooting: A bridge that connects engineering design and scientific inquiry." It was written by David Crismond. This article compares classic troubleshooting versus design-based troubleshooting. The emphasis of troubleshooting is on observing, diagnosing, explaining, and fixing. Troubleshooting stands ready as a bridge that can link the practices of engineering design with those of scientific inquiry. From the Twitterverse: #mschat every Thursday at 8:00 pm Eastern Standard Time. Resources: ISTE Videos http://www.youtube.com/playlist?hl=en&gl=US&client=mv-google&list=PL6aVN_9hcQEFDH57WbT4sY8xQ6Mpp5kbO&nomobile=1 Goals http://coolcatteacher.blogspot.com/2013/07/why-you-should-set-soft-goals-for-your.html?m=1 How to Nap http://holykaw.alltop.com/how-to-nap-effectively-infographic?tu2=1 ColAR Color in the book pages and then see them come to life as they pop out of the page as 3D models on your mobile http://colarapp.com/ https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/colar-mix/id650645305?mt=8&ign-mpt=uo%3D4 RSA Videos: Sir Kenneth Robinson - How to find your element http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KDhhIghXxfo Carol Dweck - How to Help Every Child Fulfil Their Potential http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yyVZ0KKJuTg Web Spotlight: ISTE Follow Up Everyone loves Instagram. Pinterest is gaining popularity as a way to collect and share resources. Google Glass has the biggest “wow” factor amongst the ed tech crowd since the first iPhone. The shift from tools to best practices has made major strides (or maybe I just picked better sessions this year.) ISTE is less about technology and more about education reform, transformation, and 21st century learning. The commercialization of education is far too prominent at ISTE. My best learning still takes place in unstructured situations. We as teachers need to learn how to be learners again. Students need to hear less talking and have more time for exploration, self-directed learning, and failure. We need to take back play and bring the fun and games back to learning. Teachers don’t share their work because they don’t think they have anything remarkable to share. You and I are the change makers. http://thecornerstoneforteachers.com/2013/06/big-ideas-from-iste-2013.html The world’s most famous teacher blasts school reform The most famous teacher in the world is not a fan of high-stakes standardized tests, Teach For America or the Common Core State Standards. http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/answer-sheet/wp/2013/07/16/the-worlds-most-famous-teacher-blasts-school-reform/?wprss=rss_education&clsrd Music that you listen to as you work: Wait, what about teachers?..... http://columnfivemedia.com/work-items/sonos-infographic-working-jams-what-music-to-listen-to-on-the-job/ Half-Baked Ideas . . . BossJock Visual Notes.
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