MSM 331:  The Moodle is Coming! The Moodle is Coming!

Jokes You Can Use:  

Name a word that can be five letters, three letters or one letter.

Queue, Cue, Q


Where did Noah keep his bees?

In the Ark Kive.


What does it mean when a couple wears the same shoes?

They are solemates.


Did you hear about the gym instructor who was asked to train someone on the splits?


My dog used to chase people on a bike a lot.

It got so bad that I had to take the bike away from him.


Why did the physics teacher break up with the biology teacher?

There was no Chemistry.

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Their our know rules


Tear and Tier are pronounced the same

But tear and tear aren’t




Rube Goldberg with Magnets


20 graphs to celebrate women’s progress around the world

By Chelsea German

20 graphs to celebrate women's progress around the world - CapX 2016-05-21 18-08-04


Middle School Science Minute  

by Dave Bydlowski (k12science or



I was recently reading the March, 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, “Outstanding Science Trade Books for Students K-12.” This podcast features four earth science books that are on this year’s list of Outstanding Trade Books.  The titles include:

  1. Smithsonian: Space!
  2. After the Ashes
  3. When Earth Shakes: Earthquakes, Volcanoes, and Tsunamis
  4. Wild at Heart: Mustangs and the Young People Fighting to Save Them


From the Twitterverse:  

UofM 4T Virtual Con ‏@4tvirtualcon

“Technology should be like Electricity. You only notice it if it not there because it is so essential” — @abrooke13 #4T2016


TMSA ‏@tmsa2

#AMLE2016 is big and bright… Deep in the Heart of Texas! @amle


Elyse Eidman-Aadahl ‏@ElyseEA

And then what happens? -Girls Outperform Boys on First NAEP Technology, Engineering Test – EdWk


UWindsor ‏@UWindsor

Good luck to UWindsor grad Paul Reddam and his horse, @TheNyquistHorse, at the @PreaknessStakes today. #UWindsorAlumni


Nature on PBS ‏@PBSNature

How can you teach young children about nature? Learn about our NATURE Nuggets program:


Will Richardson ‏@willrich45

Awesome slide of student affirmations in @kjarrett s classroom. #TCT16 #edchat


George Couros ‏@gcouros

Connecting Professional Learning and Leadership …


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




Get kids to love reading




The Fundamentals Of Learning All Students Deserve

From my time there I found there are 4 Beliefs Of Learning every school needs to have:


  • All Learning Is Interconnected
  • Personalization Is At The Core Of Learning
  • Inquiry Drives Learning
  • Learning Happens As Part Of A Larger Community


Web Spotlight:


Edmodo Revisited


Google Slides Q&A


Tech Coaches


Moodle Update

Coming May 23rd!

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