MSM 340:  History, Elections and Adolescents.

 

Jokes You Can Use:  

After years of wondering why he didn’t look like his younger sister or brother, a young man finally got up the nerve to ask his mother if he was adopted.

“Yes, you were son,” his mother said as she started to cry softly. “But it didn’t work out and they brought you back.”

What kind of meds do kleptomaniacs take to get better?  

Did you hear about the professional golfer who got arrested for assaulting his chauffeur?  

I opened my electric bill at the same time I opened my water bill.

Needless to say, I was shocked.

The owner of a factory that manufactures thick, brown syrup, produced during the refining of sugar, called his production crew in. “We have more work than we have people do it,” he told his staff. “And, I find that the women we’ve hired in the past do a far better job than the men.”

“What do you suggest we do?” asked one employee.

“It’s simple,” the owner said. “We need mo’lasses!”

Eileen Award:  

Advisory:

The End of Adolescence

Adolescence as an idea and as an experience grew out of the more general elevation of childhood as an ideal throughout the Western world. By the closing decades of the 19th century, nations defined the quality of their cultures by the treatment of their children. As Julia Lathrop, the first director of the United States Children’s Bureau, the first and only agency exclusively devoted to the wellbeing of children, observed in its second annual report, children’s welfare ‘tests the public spirit and democracy of a community’.

Today, more and more young people’s lives do not fit the contours of adolescence, and the institutions of the 20th century have become worn and dated. Parents are left without the intellectual resources to understand how their teenagers and 20-somethings will manage in a future that seems ever more unlike their own

https://aeon.co/essays/adolescence-is-no-longer-a-bridge-between-childhood-and-adult-life

Middle School Science Minute  

by Dave Bydlowski (k12science or davidbydlowski@mac.com)

GROUND PRONGS

I WAS RECENTLY READING THE SUMMER, 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, “SCOPE ON SAFETY.”  IT WAS WRITTEN BY KEN ROY, DIRECTOR OF ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH AND SAFETY FOR GLASTONBURY PUBLIC SCHOOLS IN GLASTONBURY, CT.  THE ARTICLE FOCUSED IN ON THE SAFETY QUESTION OF THE MONTH, WHICH WAS: “WHY SHOULDN’T EXTENSION CORDS WITH BROKEN-OFF GROUND PRONGS BE USED?”

http://k12science.net/Podcast/Podcast/Entries/2016/9/30_Middle_School_Science_Minute-Ground_Prongs.html 

From the Twitterverse:  

Secondary Principals ‏@massp

There are a number of ways to design a PBA-GRASPS & RAFT are two blueprints. This ex is “on demand” completed in a class period. #ASCDCEL16

Secondary Principals ‏@massp

Grand Rapids charter school a step closer to youth homeless shelter

Ted Fujimoto ‏@tedfujimoto

RT @Larryferlazzo Stanford professor who pioneered praise movement says we parents are doing it all wrong http://qz.com/587811  via @qz

Tim Childers ‏@tchilders

Just my opinion. Your thoughts?

techpurchase

Jasper Fox Sr. ‏@JasperFoxSR

“So You Wanna Be A Podcaster? Helpful Tips and Tricks from 5 Years of Podcasting” http://jfox.cc/1QHolS8  Tips from @teachercast

Steve Seward ‏@sewardstephen

Are we simply talking about change OR truly walking the talk when it comes to “deeper learning”? #ASCDCEL16 @ASCD @massp

deeper-learning

Steve Seward ‏@sewardstephen

Deeper Learning: 4 components theory of action. We MUST empower our teachers if we wish for them to empower students. #ASCDCEL16 @massp

deeper4learning

 

Nick Gourevitch ‏@nickgourevitch

Reminder of where public polling error occurred in 2012. Colorado/Nevada, but also Michigan which always has public poll problems. RCP data:

public-polling

Josh Ochs ‏@JoshOchs

The Good and Bad Teen Apps Parent Guide now features Pokemon Go & Musical.ly (Videos): http://buff.ly/2d1mPRG

teen-apps

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

Strategies:  

Letters to the Next President

https://letters2president.org/

Resources:

YouTube Copier

The YouTube copier tool will help you create a copy of any YouTube video playlist into your own Google Account in 2 easy steps. You can duplicate your own playlists or clone the videos of someone else’s playlist in your own account.

Simply sign-in with your YouTube account and then enter the URL of any YouTube Playlist that you wish to clone. You can set the privacy of the cloned playlist as public (visible to everyone), private (visible only to you) or unlisted (visible to people who have the playlist link).

Merge YouTube Playlists

In addition to copying other playlists into your own YouTube account, you can also use the tool to merge someone else’s playlist with any of of your existing playlist.

There are no restrictions and you can copy any number of YouTube playlists to your channel.

Simply enter the full URL of the website in the search box and hit Submit. If the tool fails to display ads for a particular keyword or web domain, chances are that it is a restricted keyword or the domain is not part of the AdSense program.

https://ctrlq.org/youtube/playlists/

How to search for publicly shared Google Documents, Presentations, and Spreadsheets.

Great tips for searching Google.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rYDR4vaLBGE

 

 

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