MSM 335: The China Jet Lag Show



Jokes You Can Use:  


A selection of quotes from “I miss Dan Quayle”:


“I was recently on a tour of Latin America, and the only regret I have was that I didn’t study Latin harder in school so I could converse with those people.”


“If we don’t succeed, we run the risk of failure.”


“Republicans understand the importance of bondage between a mother and child.”


“Welcome to President Bush, Mrs. Bush, and my fellow astronauts.”


“Mars is essentially in the same orbit… Mars is somewhat the same distance from the Sun, which is very important. We have seen pictures where there are canals, we believe, and water. If there is water, that means there is oxygen. If oxygen, that means we can breathe.”


“What a waste it is to lose one’s mind. Or not to have a mind is being very wasteful. How true that is.”


“The Holocaust was an obscene period in our nation’s history. I mean in this century’s history. But we all lived in this century. I didn’t live in this century.”


“I believe we are on an irreversible trend toward more freedom and democracy – but that could change.”


“One word sums up probably the responsibility of any vice president, and that one word is ‘to be prepared’.”


Middle School Science Minute  

by Dave Bydlowski (k12science or



I was recently reading the April/May, 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 the article, “Using Apps to Integrate Writing Into Science Education.” It was written by Kristine E Pylash, Leonard Annetta, and Richard E. Ferdig. The article shared many ways that apps could be used.  They included:

  1. Apps to Prepare Students for Writing
  2. Apps for Annotating Text
  3. Apps for Writing to Learn
  4. Apps for Multimodal Composition



Shawn shares thoughts about China and the teachers in China.