Middle School Matters
MSM-271 Nerds Saving Money Put it on Paper
Apr 5, 2014
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MSM 271: Nerds, Saving Money, Put it on Paper Presented in collaboration with the Association for Middle Level Education. Jokes You Can Use: Eileen Award: iTunes: Twitter: Sandra Martin, Carina Soto, Kaley Katherine, Duncan Gunstone Google+: Facebook: Email: Advisory: Wil Wheaton’s Response to being called a nerd Wil Wheaton explains to a girl how to handle being called a nerd. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=04WJEEb33CY#t=48 Body Language Body language affects how others see us, but it may also change how we see ourselves. Social psychologist Amy Cuddy shows how “power posing” — standing in a posture of confidence, even when we don’t feel confident — can affect testosterone and cortisol levels in the brain, and might even have an impact on our chances for success. http://www.ted.com/talks/amy_cuddy_your_body_language_shapes_who_you_are#t-11094 Dining http://twentytwowords.com/barbarian-eating-different-countries-around-world-7-pics/ Middle School Science Minute by Dave Bydlowski (k12science or davidbydlowski@mac.com) MIDDLE SCHOOL SCIENCE MINUTE-STORY ASSESSMENTS 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, "Every Assessment Tells a Story," written by Fred Ende. In this article, Fred shares his design of Story Assessments as a form of evaluation design. His purpose for designing Story Assessments was to reduce student anxiety. http://k12science.net/Podcast/Podcast/Entries/2014/3/17_Middle_School_Science_Minute-Place-Famous_Scientists.html From the Twitterverse: #mschat every Thursday at 8:00 pm Eastern Standard Time. And as Troy says, “The Twitter never stops!” Strategies: 14-Year-Old Proves U.S. Can Save $370 Million by Changing Fonts Changing the standard typeface used by federal and state governments could save the United States roughly $370 million a year in ink costs, according to a peer-reviewed study by Suvir Mirchandani. The best part of the story? Mirchandani is just 14 years old. It all started when Mirchandani, a student at Dorseyville Middle School near Pittsburgh, Pa., noticed that he was getting a lot more printed handouts in class than he used to in elementary school. He wondered how wasteful it was, and then discovered just how expensive ink is. At up to $75 an ounce, he points out, it's twice as expensive as Chanel No. 5 perfume. http://mashable.com/2014/03/28/save-money-change-fonts/ http://www.emerginginvestigators.org/ Resources: Paper Create all types of graph paper to print or use as a background for Interactive Whiteboards, presentations, etc. http://incompetech.com/graphpaper/ OR http://gridzzly.com/ Lingua.ly Learn Practice Read One free way to learn a new language. There is now a mobile app. Did I mention that it is free? http://lingua.ly/ Comics in Education http://www.comicsineducation.com/ Scrawlar Web based whiteboard. No registration required. No app or plugin required. Teacher creates class accounts. http://www.scrawlar.com/ My Slide Rule Upgrade your skills. Grow in your career. Find MOOC’s that will help you grow. http://www.mysliderule.com/
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