Middle School Matters
MSM 270: We’re Baaaaacccckkkk….with Numbers, Yoga & Advisory! Yogurt optional . . .
Mar 29, 2014
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Presented in collaboration with the Association for Middle Level Education. Jokes You Can Use: Eileen Award: Google+: Kris Ham, Advisory: Yoga http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/low-income-students-combat-stress-mindfulness/ 58 Everyday Things You Never Knew Had Names http://www.buzzfeed.com/daves4/58-everyday-things-you-never-knew-had-names 77 Facts That Sound Like Huge Lies But Are Actually Completely True http://www.buzzfeed.com/daves4/77-facts-that-sound-like-huge-lies-but-are-completely-true Middle School Science Minute by Dave Bydlowski (k12science or davidbydlowski@mac.com) MIDDLE SCHOOL SCIENCE MINUTE-ENGLISH LANGUAGE LEARNERS I was recently reading the January, 2014 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 article, "Supporting Linguistically Diverse Students" written by Joseph Johnson, Randy Yerrick, and Erin Kearney. In this article, they look six strategies to help provide success for English Language Learners. http://k12science.net/Podcast/Podcast/Entries/2014/1/24_Middle_School_Science_Minute-English_Language_Learners.html From the Twitterverse: #mschat every Thursday at 8:00 pm Eastern Standard Time. And as Troy says, “The Twitter never stops!” Strategies: How to Trick a Child Into Playing the Violin (or Other Boring Things) http://geekdad.com/2014/03/trick-a-child-into-violin/ Resources: Bloom’s Digital Taxonomy Wheel http://eductechalogy.org/swfapp/blooms/wheel/engage.swf Classic Books http://read.gov/books/ Evolution of a Story from Idea to Publication: A Behind-the-Scenes Look Explains the writing process from a writer. http://www.jamierubin.net/2014/02/26/evolution-of-a-story-from-idea-to-publication-a-behind-the-scenes-look/ Web Spotlight: http://www.scpr.org/blogs/education/2014/03/03/15966/eli-broad-appoints-head-of-philanthropic-education/ Virtual autopsy: explore a natural mummy from early Egypt http://www.britishmuseum.org/whats_on/past_exhibitions/2012/virtual_autopsy.aspx Free CopyRight Courses Peer 2 Peer University is again offering some free courses on Copyright and Creative Commons for educators. Copyright for Educators and Creative Commons for Educators begin in March and run through early May. Copyright for Educators has an enrollment limit and requires an application. Creative Commons for Educators does not have an enrollment limit nor does it require an application. Creative Commons for Educators: The course will run for a period of 7 weeks, as split up to the left and below. Each week has a different task to complete, which is due the following Sunday. Tasks may take anywhere from half an hour to two hours or more, depending on how much effort you and your small group wants to put in that week. Like most things in life-- the more time you put into it, the more you will get out of it. Course break-down 3 March - Week 1: Introduce yourself and your classroom need 10 March - Week 2: Creative Commons in Context 17 March - Week 3: Find the materials with the rights you need 24 March - Week 4: Remix and attribute 31 March - Week 5: Share your work 7 April - Week 6: Collaborate and create 14 April - Week 7: Share your resource about CC https://p2pu.org/en/courses/1283/creative-commons-for-k-12-educators/ http://www.freetech4teachers.com/2014/02/free-copyright-and-creative-commons.html#.Uxsu1NyxNTN Good Parenting Skills http://www.bakadesuyo.com/2013/11/good-parenting-skills/ Random Thoughts . . . Personal Web Site
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