MSM 320:  GONG ZHE FAT-HI!!! How long should we talk?


Jokes You Can Use:


Q: What gets wetter the more it dries?

A: A towel.

Q: What do you get when you cross fish and an elephant?

A: Swimming trunks

Q: What happened to the dog that swallowed a firefly?

A: It barked with de-light!

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Middle School Science Minute  

by Dave Bydlowski (k12science or



I was recently reading the January, 2016 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, “Modeling Ecosystems.”  It was written by Anthony J Petrosino and Michele J Mann.  The article discusses the hierarchy of model types.  They include:

  1.  Physical Models
  2.  Symbolic Models
  3.  Computational Models


From the Twitterverse:  

Terie Engelbrecht ‏@mrsebiology

How to Create Annotated Screenshots With Evernote Web Clipper –  Love me some web clipper-Good stuff. #edtech

Gaggle ‏@Gaggle_K12

Why School Administrators Should Take an Interest in Twitter: … #principalpln #suptchat

Kim Campbell ‏@KimCamp4Kids

Kim Campbell Retweeted Larry Ferlazzo

Outstanding. About to use this with my after school program, SOAR!!

Kim Campbell added:
Larry Ferlazzo @Larryferlazzo

I Did My Best Job Teaching A “Growth Mindset” Today – Here’s The Lesson Plan

Gail Heinemeyer ‏@glhnmsa

Top 15 Things Your Middle School Kid Wishes You Knew … #BetterTogether via HuffPostParents

Tom D’Amico ‏@TDOttawa

4 Great Movie Making Apps! by KELLY WALSH  #ocsb #movies #edtech #edapp

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I Wish My Teacher Knew

It all began as a way for 3rd-grade teacher Kyle Schwartz to get to know her students a little better…

“As a new teacher, I struggled to understand the reality of my students’ lives and how to best support them. I just felt like there was something I didn’t know about my students.”

She Asked Her 3rd-Graders to Share Anonymously, But She Had NO Idea the Notes They’d Write | 22 Words 2016-02-06 12-50-46

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Web Spotlight:


NI primary school sends moving letter with children’s results

Harmony Hill Primary School in Lisburn enclosed the message within a letter informing pupils of their score in the post-primary entrance exams.

The poignant note encouraged them not to feel disheartened if they did not get the news they were hoping for.


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