Middle School Matters
MSM 314:  And you get Pi...Visuals for audio
Nov 14, 2015 · 53 min
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MSM 314:  And you get Pi...Visuals for audio  Jokes You Can Use: Advisory: Magic http://www.lifehack.org/323348/8-easy-magic-tricks-for-you-show-off-parties The Breathtaking, Life-Altering Power of Being a Dork http://www.cultofpedagogy.com/dork/ Middle School Science Minute by Dave Bydlowski (k12science or davidbydlowski@mac.com) STEAM - TREE GROWTH CIRCLES I was recently reading the March, 2015 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, "Understanding the Art in Science and the Science in Art Through Crosscutting Concepts." It was written by Irene Plonczak and Susan Goetz Zwiirn. The article describes STEAM lessons that mirror real-world processes that have contributed to breakthrough discoveries, incremental improvements or new thinking. These STEAM lessons are organized using crosscutting concepts from the K-12 Framework and NGSS. In this third podcast in a three-part series the STEAM lesson incorporates measuring tree-growth circles and understanding the concept of pi. http://k12science.net/Podcast/Podcast/Entries/2015/7/23_Middle_School_Science_Minute-STEAM_-_Tree_Growth_Circles.html From the Twitterverse: #mschat every Thursday at 8:00 pm Eastern Standard Time. And as Troy says, “The Twitter never stops!” Strategies: Annotating PDF’s is a Bad Lesson Plan http://www.alicekeeler.com/teachertech/2015/08/29/annotating-pdfs-is-a-bad-lesson-plan/ Self-Paced Learning: How One Teacher Does It http://www.cultofpedagogy.com/self-paced-learning/ Resources: Google Sites - Creating a Customized Template http://wafflebytes.blogspot.com/2015/11/google-sites-creating-customized.html Web Spotlight: Random Thoughts . . . I made it through a book on my reading list . . . “Who’s Afraid of the Big Bad Dragon” by Yong Zhao. Personal Web Site
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