Middle School Matters
MSM-268 Twitter never stops
Feb 22, 2014
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MSM 268: Twitter never stops….One linkey dink. Presented in collaboration with the Association for Middle Level Education. Jokes You Can Use: Eileen Award: Twitter: Mark Maudlin, Kip Email: Aaron Atwood Advisory: Cost of things: Students are probably pretty aware of Facebook. Recently, Facebook purchased “WhatsApp” for $19 billion. What could they have purchased with that instead? http://twentytwowords.com/things-that-are-cheaper-than-facebooks-new-acquisition-whatsapp-like-iceland-for-instance/ Visiting America What would you tell visitors from other countries about America? http://mentalfloss.com/article/55140/10-japanese-travel-tips-visiting-america Would it be OK to have a dance restricted by grades? http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/education/top-grades-open-the-door-to-school-dance-in-montgomery/2014/02/03/3bb75640-89df-11e3-916e-e01534b1e132_story.html?wprss=rss_Copy%20of%20local-alexandria-social How Real are Videos http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5qrGOi41iwE Elie Wiesel’s Acceptance Speech We must always take sides. Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim. Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented. Sometimes we must interfere. one person of integrity, can make a difference, a difference of life and death. What all these victims need above all is to know that they are not alone; that we are not forgetting them, that when their voices are stifled we shall lend them ours, that while their freedom depends on ours, the quality of our freedom depends on theirs. http://www.nobelprize.org/nobel_prizes/peace/laureates/1986/wiesel-acceptance.html Middle School Science Minute by Dave Bydlowski (k12science or davidbydlowski@mac.com) MIDDLE SCHOOL SCIENCE MINUTE-LABELING CONTAINERS I was recently reading the December, 2013 issue of Science Scope, a magazine written for Middle School Science Teachers, published by the National Science Teachers Association. In this issue, I was reading the safety question of the month, written by Ken Roy, director of environmental health and safety for Glastonbury Public Schools in Glastonbury, CT. The question is: If I transfer a chemical from its original container to a secondary container, what information do I need on the label of the new container? http://k12science.net/Podcast/Podcast/Entries/2014/1/10_Middle_School_Science_Minute-Labeling_Containers.html From the Twitterverse: #mschat every Thursday at 8:00 pm Eastern Standard Time. And as Troy says, “The Twitter never stops!” Strategies: http://ed.ted.com/lessons/inventing-the-american-presidency-kenneth-c-davis Resources: http://www.freetech4teachers.com/2014/02/how-to-add-450-fonts-to-your-google.html#.UwjH2fRdW8t Google Newspaper Archives Newspapers from around the world. These vary greatly in time periods as well. Lots of applications. Have students research a specific time period and compare how different newspapers reported the events. Have students view a single newspaper over time to see the changes in attitudes, reporting, etc. Have students compare the advertisements in a variety of newspapers. Have students use the newspapers accounts to develop a setting for a story. http://news.google.com/newspapers Video Conference Programs This database, sponsored by Polycom, Inc., contains programs from content providers such as zoos and museums that offer ISDN or IP based videoconferencing. The Berrien County ISD has researched this information to the best of our knowledge. If you have any corrections or updates, please email them to twice.cc.board@gmail.com. http://projects.twice.cc/vcpd/searchprogram.php Web Spotlight: Dating Rules http://twentytwowords.com/30-rules-for-boyfriends-from-2-little-girls-with-very-high-standards/ Connected Educator 2014 Conference Random Thoughts . . . Blended Learning. Class I’m taking as a student.
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