Middle School Matters
MSM 290: The Eleven, Twelve, Thirteen, Fourteen Show.
Dec 13, 2014 · 1 hr 4 min
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MSM 290: The Eleven, Twelve, Thirteen, Fourteen Show. Jokes You Can Use: Eileen Award: Twitter: Mike Reading, Jason Katcher, Jenna Dixon, Brandon Ouellette, Chris Wherley Email: Sierra Bishop Advisory: Middle School Science Minute by Dave Bydlowski (k12science or davidbydlowski@mac.com) Model Synergy I was recently reading the October, 2014 issue of "Science Scope," a magazine written for middle school science teachers, published by the National Science Teachers Association. In this issue, I read the article, "Model Synergy," written by David Kujawski. In the article, he combines classic modeling practices and digital simulations to augment deeper conceptual understanding. http://k12science.net/Podcast/Podcast/Entries/2014/11/7_Middle_School_Science_Minute-Model_Synergy.html From the Twitterverse: #mschat every Thursday at 8:00 pm Eastern Standard Time. And as Troy says, “The Twitter never stops!” Strategies: The Real Revolution in Online Education Isn’t MOOCs Data is confirming what we already know: recruiting is an imprecise activity, and degrees don’t communicate much about a candidate’s potential and fit. Employers need to know what a student knows and can do. https://hbr.org/2014/10/the-real-revolution-in-online-education-isnt-moocs/ Resources: Clarisketch from: Richard Byrne http://www.freetech4teachers.com/2014/10/create-instructional-videos-on-your.html#.VIxYEorF-PN https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.handlix.clarisketch&hl=en 200 Free Kids Educational Resources: Video Lessons, Apps, Books, Websites & More This collection provides a list of free educational resources for K-12 students (kindergarten through high school students) and their parents and teachers. It features free video lessons/tutorials; free mobile apps; free audiobooks, ebooks and textbooks; quality YouTube channels; free foreign language lessons; test prep materials; and free web resources in academic subjects like literature, history, science and computing. This newly-released list is a work in progress. http://www.openculture.com/free_k-12_educational_resources Flubaroo http://www.flubaroo.com/ Google Drawings - Templates Below are Google Drawings to be used as fill-in templates or pre-made activities for graphic organizers. These Drawings are view only so you will need to make your own copy of each (open the Drawing, click File, then click Make a copy). You will then have your own copy of the Drawing that you can edit. http://www.appsusergroup.org/resources/drawings-templates Introduce Word Problems to Students Sooner, Studies Say Earlier exposure found to boost learning By Sarah D. Sparks If Ms. Smith’s 8th grade algebra class works through 10 word problems in an hour, and Ms. Jones’ class works through 10 equation problems during the same time, which class is likely to learn more math concepts by the end of class? http://www.edweek.org/ew/articles/2014/11/19/13mathwords.h34.html?cmp=ENL-EU-NEWS2 Web Spotlight: Unsplash Free, totally free, royalty free, copyright free images. https://unsplash.com/grid Random Thoughts . . . Personal Web Site
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