MSM 312:  AppSliced, we’re not juicing. But we’ll take a picture of the notes.


Jokes You Can Use:


If pros are opposite of cons; what is the opposite of progress?



Why did the football coach go to the bank?

To get his Quarter Back.

A descendant of Eric The Red, named Rudolf the Red, was arguing with his wife about the weather. His wife thought it was going to be a nice day, and he thought it was going to rain. Finally she asked him, how he was so sure.

“Rudolph the Red knows rain, dear”.


Job Interview Question

You are driving along in your car on a wild, stormy night. You pass by a bus stop, and you see three people waiting for the bus:


  1. An old lady who looks as if she is about to die.
  2. An old friend who once saved your life.
  3. The perfect man (or) woman you have been dreaming about.


Which one would you choose to offer a ride to, knowing that there could only be one passenger in your car?


Think before you continue reading. This is a moral/ethical dilemma that was once actually used as part of a job application.


You could pick up the old lady, because she is going to die, and thus you should save her first; or you could take the old friend because he once saved your life, and this would be the perfect chance to pay him back. However, you may never be able to find your perfect dream lover again.


Middle School Science Minute  

by Dave Bydlowski (k12science or

STEAM Nature Walk


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 first podcast in a multi-part series, the STEAM lesson incorporates a Nature Walk.


From the Twitterverse:  

edutopia ‏@edutopia

Congrats, you just hit the jackpot (the formative assessment one, that is): .

Pernille Ripp ‏@pernilleripp

The Problem with “Formative Assessment Tools” (part 2 of 2)  via @RossCoops31

Tom Murray ‏@thomascmurray

10 Tips For Launching An Inquiry-Based Classroom  #edchat

Marvin Olasky reference:–r3wcg-n2047355/page/full  

Tom Whitby ‏@tomwhitby

Try This: Why Twitter Will Never Connect All Educators. … #Nt2t

Vicki Davis ‏@coolcatteacher

#MATH FREEBIE ALERT: Awesome Foldables and Downloads from Sarah Hagan  via @mathequalslove

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




Taking Notes vs Taking Pictures








1 Password




Reading records done on-line.


SAS Curriculum Pathways

Variety of Materials. All FREE.

Web Spotlight:


AppSliced lets you search the store for apps and builds recommendations based on your preferences.  It not only tells you when apps become free, but you can do a price watch on them over time.  


Starting Engaged

The start of the school year is crucial. This sets the stage. Todd Bloch talks about starting the school year engaged.


Moodle Use

Nice overview of using Moodle for student learning. Homework, Practice, and more.


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