MSM 251: Baby needs a new pair of shoes, Shawn needs a new MODEM...
Presented in collaboration with the Association for Middle Level Education.
Jokes You Can Use:
Twitter: Diana Darrow, Jason Elsom, Miles MacFarlane, Pat McCarty
(from Ron King)
For the past three years I've been teaching "Digital Illustration" in a local college VC program. For this terms final project I assigned the students an "Illustrative Mask" for them to create over a four week period were we focused on each phase of the creative process: Thumbnails, Sketches, Comps, and Final Art all being art directed by myself and peer reviewed.
*Includes link to model beard.
9 Skills That Every Kid Should Learn
Middle School Science Minute
by Dave Bydlowski (k12science or firstname.lastname@example.org)
From the Twitterverse:
#mschat every Thursday at 8:00 pm Eastern Standard Time.
Add Images to a Google Form
Terrific tutorial by Richard Byrne.
Moon Phases Explained (with Oreo cookies)
Hey, Oreo cookies, what more could you want?
Thought of you when I saw this on ASCD:
Five follow-worthy ed-tech Pinterest boards
Administrators, educators will find ed-tech resources for engaging instruction, professional development
Shelly Terrell‘s 46 boards focus on a variety of resources, including digital storytelling, presentation tools, word cloud tools, online games, graphic organizers, and collaboration tools.
Eric Sheninger‘s Twitter Resources board includes tips for administrators and teachers alike, including using Twitter for professional development, how to help teachers overcome Twitter fears, and more. Sheninger’s other boards focus on personal learning networks, Web 2.0, and iPad apps for administrators.
Kristin Brynteson‘s ed-tech board includes pins on iPad apps, interactive learning sites, flipped learning, and collaborative and engaging educational resources.
All Things Technology, from Mary Lirette, features writing websites, free online books, and professional development videos in its more than 800 pins. Lirette’s main Pinterest board is chock full of educational resources and has more than 4,200 pins.
Erin Klein‘s EduTech Resources board offers users a multitude of ed-tech tips and tools, including a list of educational and ed-tech websites, ISTE sessions, instructions on how to integrate various apps with one another, resources on digital citizenship, and more.
Time Management: Planning for the Adventure
Think of planning for the school year as planning for an adventure. If we are going to teach like pirates, we'd better be well prepared for those duels and treasure hunts.
Make a List and Set a Timeline
Enlist Students to Join Your Crew
Refer to Your Outside Compass and PLN
Don't Be Afraid to Say "No" (Arrr . . .)
Parents hope school district learns from heat cancellations