Middle School Matters
MSM-256 Chocolate from nothing-I need to Telegram this
Oct 5, 2013
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Presented in collaboration with the Association for Middle Level Education. Jokes You Can Use: Advisory: How to Create Chocolate Out of Nothing http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y13tSEyOqGs Find more http://www.marianotomatis.it/EN/index.php Middle School Science Minute by Dave Bydlowski (k12science or davidbydlowski@mac.com) MIDDLE SCHOOL SCIENCE MINUTE-ARGUMENTATION AND DISCOURSE I was recently reading the Summer, 2013 issue of "Science Scope," a magazine for middle school science teachers, published by the National Science Teachers Association. Within this issue is the monthly column, "Editors Roundtable," written by Inez Liftig. This month, Inez writes about nurturing argumentation and discourse and how it is necessary as we shift toward the Next Generation Science Standards. She then shares some observations from years of trial and error with implementing student-student interactions and argumentation in her own teaching. http://k12science.net/Podcast/Podcast/Entries/2013/8/23_Middle_School_Science_Minute-Argumentation_and_Discourse.html From the Twitterverse: #mschat every Thursday at 8:00 pm Eastern Standard Time. Strategies: Twitter Posts as Telegrams http://charlesgute.com/index2.html Once I believed http://connectedprincipals.com/archives/9038 Resources: How to Make Your Own Luck by Maria Popova http://www.brainpickings.org/index.php/2013/10/01/how-to-make-your-own-luck/ Vizify Turn your Twitter feed into a video. Learn about your followers and other statistics. https://www.vizify.com/ https://www.vizify.com/shawn-troy/twitter-video Free Materials These top-quality financial literacy materials, including classroom modules, games, DVDs and brochures, are free and available for access now by all educators, parents and consumers. Click "Download" to download an item, or "Add to Cart" to receive it by mail. http://www.practicalmoneyskills.com/resources/free_materials/ MathsFrame Mix of free and paid Math resources. May be a bit elementary. http://mathsframe.co.uk/ SciShow YouTube channel that has tons of good Science stuff. Range in time from a couple of minutes up to about 15. http://www.youtube.com/user/scishow Graham’s Hierarchy of Disagreement You’ll want to change the bottom line. http://thisisnthappiness.com/post/62781098396/grahams-hierarchy-of-disagreement Stanislav Petrov: The man who may have saved the world http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-24280831 Download The Chronicles of Narnia as Free Audiobooks http://www.freetech4teachers.com/2013/10/download-chronicles-of-narnia-as-free.html#.Uk9sCWRASQk Web Spotlight: All Technology Is Assistive Technology Kids Speak Out on Student Engagement 1. Working with their peers 2. Working with technology 3. Connecting the real world to the work we do/project-based learning 4. Clearly love what you do 5. Get me out of my seat! 6. Bring in visuals 7. Student choice 8. Understand your clients -- the kids 9. Mix it up! 10. Be human http://www.edutopia.org/blog/student-engagement-stories-heather-wolpert-gawron Half-Baked Ideas . . . Surface Tablet Review Likes: 1. Screen resolution is easy on the eyes. 2. Programs load fairly quickly. 3. On-screen keyboard is fairly easy to use. 4. Battery time is pretty good. Dislikes: 1. The non-responsive keyboard is worthless. 2. Boot time is a little slow. 3. Updating programs is SLOW. 4. The Windows 8 tile system is a clunky. I can only see a few apps at a time and it is a little tricky to move app tiles from place to place. 5. Sometimes getting the Wi-Fi to work is a pain. Sometimes it’s easier than the iPad. 6. OneNote stinks. 7. Version 2 is coming out not long after I get version 1 . . . granted it was free . . .
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