MSM 271: Nerds, Saving Money, Put it on Paper
Presented in collaboration with the Association for Middle Level Education.
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Wil Wheaton’s Response to being called a nerd
Wil Wheaton explains to a girl how to handle being called a nerd.
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.
Middle School Science Minute
by Dave Bydlowski (k12science or email@example.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.
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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.
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