MSM 398: Social Media and Tubers

Jokes You Can Use:  


I always wanted to be a Gregorian Monk.

  • But I never got the Chants.


Two egotists started a fight.

  • It was an I for an I.


Notice on a shoe repair shop:

  • I’ll heel you, I’ll save your sole, I’ll even gladly dye for you.


I was trying to catch some fog earlier but I mist.


Why did the octopus blush?

  • He’d just seen the bottom of the ocean!!!!


I’d love to know how the Earth rotates. It would totally make my day.


How do you organize a fantastic space party?

  • You planet.


How do you light up a soccer stadium?

  • With a soccer match


What do you call a pig that does karate?

  • A pork chop.


What kind of ghost has the best hearing?

  • The eeriest.


Why do seagulls fly over the sea?

  • Because if they flew over a bay, they would be bagels.

What kind of music do planets like?

  • Neptunes.

Where can you buy chicken broth in bulk?

  • The stock market.

Why do bees have sticky hair?

  • Because they use honeycombs.

What do you call fake spaghetti?

  • An im-pasta.

Why did the mushroom go to the party?

  • Because he was a fungi.  

Middle School Science Minute

by Dave Bydlowski (k12science or

Ant Picnic

I was recently reading the April, 2018 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 Citizen Science article, “Prepare an Ant Picnic for Science,” written by Jill Nugent. The article describes a project that invites teachers and students to engage in the study of ants and to explore ant food preferences around the world.  For more information, please visit:


From the Twitterverse:  

ted dintersmith‏ @dintersmith

“The gardener does not make a plant grow. The job of a gardener is to create optimal conditions.” – @SirKenRobinson #WhatSchoolCouldBe

Jose Luis Cabello‏ @idocente

The Role Of Virtual Reality In The Future Of #Education – Our students are changing. Shouldn’t our education tools be, too?  


Education Design Lab‏ @eddesignlab

“If we wish to meet the rapidly-changing demands of the workforce of the future…We will have to embrace new and alternative postsecondary educational models, even if they make us feel uncomfortable at first.” @rwmichelle


MindShift‏ @MindShiftKQED

These are the qualities students identified in teachers that impacted their lives via @bettyray @woodard_julie @SteeleThoughts #edchat #teaching #stuvoice #teachchat #backtoschool

Impact‏ @ImpactWales

The 4 Pillars of Assessment. Make sure you’re getting it right for your pupils by using our sketchnote! Plz RT

Alice Keeler‏ @alicekeeler

FREE FREE FREE FREE Do not pay for a class that is just watching videos. @googleforedu has a teachers lounge of FREE tutorial videos made by TEACHERS! … #googleEDU

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




Response: Ways To Improve State-Standardized Tests


Meet the YouTube Stars Turning Viewers Into Readers


How Do You Know When A Teaching Strategy Is Most Effective? John Hattie Has An Idea


“Our argument is that learning can lead to enhanced skills, dispositions, motivations and excitement that can be reinvested in learning, and can lead to students setting higher standards for their success criteria. When skill, will, and thrill overlap, this should be considered a bonus; developing each is a worthwhile outcome of schooling in its own right.”




20 Books Featuring Diverse Characters to Inspire Connection and Empathy



CODAP is a free web-based data tool designed as a platform for developers and as an application for students in grades 6–14.

  • CODAP is easy to use and runs in your web browser. CODAP is (and always will be) free. Share your data with others and bring it to life!
  • Learn how to create your own plugin in CODAP. Explore our open-source GitHub repository and start incorporating it into your work today.
  • Browse free CODAP example documents. We’ve curated datasets for first-time users. Explore to find classroom activities and other downloadable resources.

Web Spotlight:

A Reminder To Tell Your Story – Jennie Magiera, ISTE 2017 Keynote  

The Single Story vs. the Untold Story

The Single Story of Student Self Image vs. the Untold Story of Limitless Potential.  

The Single Story of Teachers vs. the Untold Story of Wizards

“I am looking for someone to share in an adventure that I am arranging . . . and it is very difficult

to find anyone.” – Gandalf the Wizard  

The Story of Resistant Colleagues vs. the Untold Story of Friendly Dragons  


Google Maps – Globe Mode

With 3D Globe Mode on Google Maps desktop, Greenland’s projection is no longer the size of Africa. Just zoom all the way out at  



The Oldest Building in Every State

The United States is a comparatively young country, but one with a rich and diverse history. From the ancient villages of New Mexico’s Pueblo people and the early Spanish settlers in Florida, to the Russian traders of Alaska and 19th-century missionaries in Utah, each of the 50 states has its own story to tell.

Random Thoughts . . .  


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