MSM 293:  New Year’s Rememberlutions!  

Jokes You Can Use:

A guy found a penguin and showed him to a policeman.

The policeman said, “Take that penguin to the zoo, now.”

Next day the policeman sees the man with the penguin again.

The policeman stops the guy and says, I told you yesterday to take the penguin to the Zoo, what on earth are you doing with the penguin in your truck again?”

The guy says, “What is there to do? Yesterday I took him to the zoo and today I’m taking him to the movies.”



Teacher to a student: “Can you think of a solution to end unemployment?”

“Yes, sir! I’d put all the men on one island and the women on another.”

“And what would they be doing then?”

“Building boats!”


A young ensign had nearly completed his first overseas tour of sea duty when he was given an opportunity to display his ability at getting the ship under way. With a stream of crisp commands, he had the decks buzzing with men. The ship steamed out of the channel and soon the port was far behind.

The ensign’s efficiency has been remarkable. In fact, the deck was abuzz with talk that he had set a new record for getting a destroyer under way. The ensign glowed at his accomplishment and was not all surprised when another seaman approached him with a message from the captain.

He was, however, a bit surprised to find that it was a radio message, and he was even more surprised when he read, “My personal congratulations upon completing your underway preparation exercise according to the book and with amazing speed. In your haste, however, you have overlooked one of the unwritten rules — Make Sure The Captain Is Aboard Before Getting Under Way.”



A man steals paintings from a museum and gets a few blocks away, runs out of gas and the cops catch him. When asked what happened he replied…”I didn’t have enough Monet to pay for Degas to make the Van Gogh!!!!

Eileen Award:

  • Twitter: Pete Jabbour, Julie George



Singer’s Paradox



20 Life Lessons from Harry Potter




It’s called a “rememberlutions” jar and it’ll make you feel good all year.



Middle School Science Minute

by Dave Bydlowski (k12science or

EQuIP Rubric


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 the Editor’s Roundtable, written by Inez Liftig, the editor of Science Scope.  Her topic for the month was: EQuIP-A Tool to Help Keep the NGSS on Course.”  The EQuIP Rubric provides “criteria by which to measure the alignment and overall quality of lessons and units with respect to the NGSS.”


From the Twitterverse:

Jeff Crews ‏@crewsertech3 Good Resources to Download Public Domain Educational Videos: January 2, 2015 Below are some good platforms …
Chromebook Institute ‏@ChromebookInstChromecast Add-Ons to Play Various Video File Formats
Jeff Crews ‏@crewsertechTeachers Easy Guide to Creating Quiz Shows on Google Drive: January 3, 2015 Flippity is a powerful web tool th…
Brad Meltzer ‏@bradmeltzerIf you liked #LostHistory, here’s the cover to my new historical thriller, out in June. The President’s Shadow: …
Luann ChristensenLee ‏@stardiverr@shareski If I’m reading this right, Chrome appears to be, um. sneaky. 1 window with 1 tab open in FF and in Chrome.

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Dr. LaTonya Goffney ‏@drgoffneyTop 15 apps for Educators in 2014 –  via @Shareaholic
Shelley Joan Weiss ‏@ShelleyJoWeissWhat Drives a Great Lesson?
Teachers.Net ‏@TeachersNetAlfie Kohn: GRIT – A Skeptical Look at the Latest Educational Fad … via @TeachersNet
Monte Tatom @drmmtatom  ·  @MindShiftKQED: 7 Big Hurdles In Education & Ideas For Solving Them  @DigitalPromise


Mark Hess ‏@MarkHess98Trading Cards – ReadWriteThink. Great app. Check it out. #wleced …
Scott McLeod ‏@mcleodTeacher hopefuls go through big data wringer
#mschat every Thursday at 8:00 pm Eastern Standard Time.  And as Troy says, “The Twitter never stops!”


Rat Hole:


Prijector is a slick and powerful device that directly connects to your Television or to any Projector. It enables one to share their

full-screen and present wirelessly from Windows, Linux, Mac, iOS and Android Devices.

Prijector makes every meeting room video conferencing capable by running apps like Skype, Microsoft Lync, Google Hangouts and more.




E-Learning Challenges




Google Chrome Extensions Every Teacher should try (ALL FREE)


Neil deGrasse Tyson Selects the Eight Books Every Intelligent Person on the Planet Should Read

by Maria Popova

Neat bonus. All of them can be found for free.


Web Spotlight:


Why Reading Matters: An Interview with a School Leader



In Teaching Algebra, the Not-So-Secret Way to Students’ Hearts


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