Middle School Matters
MSM 294:  Another Rathole! Formative Sideburns and Pexels.
Jan 10, 2015 · 1 hr 7 min
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MSM 294:  Another Rathole! Formative Sideburns and Pexels. Jokes You Can Use: Thoughts for the day: Eileen Award: Twitter: Kevin McGoldrick, Google+: Whitney Hickman Advisory: Middle School Science Minute by Dave Bydlowski (k12science or davidbydlowski@mac.com) MIDDLE SCHOOL SCIENCE MINUTE-COMPUTATIONAL THINKING I was recently reading the November, 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 an article entitled "Exploring the Science Framework and NGSS: Computational Thinking in the Science Classroom, written by Cary Sneider, Chris Stephenson, Bruce Schafer and Larry Flick. Computational thinking is a fundamental skill for everyone, not just computer scientists. To reading, writing and arithmetic, we should add computational thinking to every child's analytical ability. http://k12science.net/Podcast/Podcast/Entries/2014/12/19_Middle_School_Science_Minute-Computational_Thinking.html From the Twitterverse: #mschat every Thursday at 8:00 pm Eastern Standard Time. And as Troy says, “The Twitter never stops!” Strategies: 13 Ways to Use Socrative as a Formative Assessment Moodle eCommunity https://moodle.org/mod/forum/discuss.php?d=277170 Resources: Pexels Free High Quality Images that are free to use. http://www.pexels.com/ DuoLingo for Schools Bring the world's most popular language-learning platform to your classroom. No ads, 100% free. https://schools.duolingo.com/ Oregon Trail - Online https://archive.org/details/msdos_Oregon_Trail_The_1990 Web Spotlight: Minnesota schools hit glitches with online testing http://www.twincities.com/localnews/ci_27211647/minnesota-schools-hit-glitches-online-testing Grading Thaime! The Originals. Last year, I swept the nation with an album I posted on reddit where I explained my “Little Red Writing Pen” rule. Unfortunately the nation didn’t know it was being swept. So now I will attempt to re-sweep (and possibly mop, wax, and finally get that weird brown-yellow stain out of) the nation by releasing the same exact images! But this time with some descriptions and the names blacked out. Also I am going to release the rest of the collection. To explain, I was an 8th-9th grade science teacher at an all girls Thai school in Bangkok, and I established a rule with my students: If you draw something, I will add to it. They drew, I added, and this is the original album of drawings I posted. I continued to draw on their papers, but I did not continue to post them. This is what is referred to as “foreshadowing.” I have many more images to come! http://squeezymo.wordpress.com/ http://dangerouslyirrelevant.org/2015/01/higher-level-thinkers-dont-just-magically-emerge-from-low-level-thinking-spaces-slide.html Random Thoughts . . . Conference Thoughts Personal Web Site
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