MSM 433: Get Your AR/VR Goggles on for this Moot!

Jokes You Can Use:  

“At the annual general meeting of the professional photographers many high-resolutions were put forward!”

I dug up a worm for fishing. It’s the end of the line for him.

I wasn’t originally going to get a brain transplant, but then I changed my mind.

Yesterday I accidentally swallowed some food coloring. The doctor says I’m OK, but I feel like I’ve dyed a little inside.

A friend of mine tried to annoy me with bird puns, but I soon realized that toucan play at that game.

Did you hear about the guy who got hit in the head with a can of soda? He was lucky it was a soft drink.

I recently took a pole and found out 100% of the occupants were angry with me when their tent collapsed.

A prisoner’s favorite punctuation mark is the period. It marks the end of his sentence.

Advisory:

Internet Live Stats

So, what’s the big picture going on with the Internet?  How many websites have been built today? How many YouTube videos have been viewed today?  

https://www.internetlivestats.com/

Middle School Science Minute  

by Dave Bydlowski (k12science or davidbydlowski@mac.com)

Agriculture Literacy

I was recently reading the July, 2019 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 section “From the Editor’s Desk” written by Patty McGinnis. She wrote an article entitled, “Developing ag Literacy.” Patty states that “Whether or not you live on a farm or in a farming community, agriculture is a topic that is integral to our lives.”

From the Twitterverse:  

Michigan’s Past @MichiganHist

The 339th US Infantry Polar Bear unit arrived in Detroit from service in Russia on July 3rd 1919 [Detroit Free Press 7/4/1919] As they were heavily celebrated on July 4th 1919 in Detroit, I will post more images of the unit tomorrow

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Monica Burns, Ed.D.@ClassTechTips

Yes! @AdobeSpark for Education Now Available for Schools #edtech #createEDU #GAFE


Alex Corbitt@Alex_Corbitt

Did you know that@Google Slides has closed captioning? The presenter’s speech is transcribed below the slides in real time! Incredible. Thank you for sharing,@PatriciaDunn1! #CTJ_PD #NCTE #EdChat@googledocs

Sammy Rebandt@MrsRebandt

Why do companies still sell teacher supplies in packs of 20? WHO HAS CLASS SIZES THAT SMALL?

Check this out on Wakelet with resources from ISTE19 curated by Cathy Hink (link: https://wke.lt/w/s/5NxAdh) wke.lt/w/s/5NxAdh via

@wakelet

Apple Education @AppleEDU

We’ve curated all our #ISTE19 resources including the free Apple Pop-Up Classroom Workbook in the #AppleTeacher Learning Center! Revisit the activities, recreate this experience in class, and explore project ideas that span subjects! (link: https://apple.co/2RDUzY5) apple.co/2RDUzY5 #EveryoneCanCreate

EDSITEment@EDSITEment

In our “Voices of the American Rev” lesson, students analyze primary documents that illustrate the diversity of religious, political, social, & economic motives behind independence & rebellion. #NEHeducator #inquiry #student #research (link: https://edsitement.neh.gov/lesson-plans/voices-american-revolution) edsitement.neh.gov/lesson-plans/v…

Kasey Bell@ShakeUpLearning

How to Package Your Digital Assignments (and save your sanity!) (link: https://shakeuplearning.com/blog/package-digital-assignments/) shakeuplearning.com/blog/package-d… #edtech

#mschat every Thursday at 8:00 pm Eastern Standard Time.  And as Troy says, “The Twitter never stops!”  

Strategies:

Teach the Techniques of Media Manipulators

…my aim is to call attention to some of those techniques in hopes you will consider helping your students become better critical thinkers about media messages and their makers.

Resources:

Mountain Moot

A small moot with big ideas. July 17-19, 2019 – Helena, MT. With EIGHT half-day pre-moot trainings and over 40 excellent concurrent sessions, attendees of all skill levels and roles will find the training they need at the MountainMoot.

http://www.mountainmoot.com/

Glossary Lollapolooza

The Glossary Module is one of the most powerful and underutilized tools in Moodle. Come learn how to use the Glossary Module to create “Get to Know You” activities, Word Walls, Grammar Tips, Study for Quizzes and more. You’ll leave this session a Glossary Expert with practical assignments.

https://sched.co/Pa5I

Web Spotlight:

Common Sense Media

Reviewed videos online with age appropriate ratings.  

https://www.commonsensemedia.org/

Mary Holden: What Happened When a Veteran High School Teacher Switched to Middle School Teaching

https://dianeravitch.net/2019/06/08/mary-holden-what-happened-when-a-veteran-high-school-teacher-switched-to-middle-school-teaching/#annotations:–Rxipp1EemHD_MB1ux4PQ

Random Thoughts . . .  

America the Beautiful

Nice introduction and rendition of America the Beautiful for your July.  

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