MSM 413: Flipping Digital Breakouts!

Jokes You Can Use:

“Morticians have to be careful to spell the name right to avoid making a grave mistake.”

“’I like to go with the flow’, said the hydrologist, fluidly.”

“The dermatologist loved to cook. He made everything from scratch.”

“I am writing a term paper on various types of golf courses. I have found many links on the computer.”



Story of an empty nest mother. A dumpling comes to life. Metaphors. Family.

In “Bao,” an aging Chinese mom suffering from empty nest syndrome gets another chance at motherhood when one of her dumplings springs to life as a lively, giggly dumpling boy. Mom excitedly welcomes this new bundle of joy into her life, but Dumpling starts growing up fast, and Mom must come to the bittersweet revelation that nothing stays cute and small forever. This short film from Pixar Animation Studios and director Domee Shi explores the ups and downs of the parent-child relationship through the colorful, rich, and tasty lens of the Chinese immigrant community in Canada.

Artist illustrates 59 good things that happened in 2018. Turns out it wasn’t all bad!

Legendary Script Supervisor Dissects a Scene to Correct Continuity Errors Being Made in Real Time

Middle School Science Minute

by Dave Bydlowski (k12science or

Bottle Flipping Part 2

I was recently reading the November/December, 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 article, “Bottle Flipping,” written by Douglas Llewellyn and Aaron Shafer. The purpose of the article was to integrate pop culture into the science classroom. In this second of a three-part podcast series we look at the second and third days of the 5 – E Instructional Lesson — Explore and Explain.

From the Twitterverse:

Jennifer Gonzalez‏ @cultofpedagogy
Helping Students Develop Executive Function Skills via @edutopia

Kim Campbell‏ @KimCamp4Kids
It’s officially Winter Break…I have not worked as hard as I did this past week. Would I do it again….of course….why? Becuz I work w/the best group of educators and kids…hands down! Until next year…good night⁦@HopkinsWJH⁩ ⁦⁦⁦

John Hayward‏ @Jhaywardtwit Dec 20
A1: Qualities of a good teacher: 1. Compassion 2. Humor 3. Bladder control 4. Transparency 5. Willingness to continually learn 6. Vision that includes sharing #MasteryChat

Suzanne von Oy‏ @von_Oy
My policy on work over school breaks was always this: I didn’t give the students any work to take home, and I told them that I wouldn’t be taking any work home either. We all need a break. That’s what they’re there for. Happy holidays everyone and enjoy some relaxation!

Jennifer Gonzalez‏ @cultofpedagogy
Why No One Reads Your Classroom Newsletter #parentcommunication #teachertips #teachers #edchat #elemchat

Karen‏ @Teach4SpclNeeds
How’s this for an ugly Christmas sweater? Ha!

John Hartmann‏ @hartel30
If I’m going to practice #sketchnotes what better place than @manuelherrera33 #ditchsummit presentation on visual thinking #ditchcontest

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


Digital Breakouts

The Electronic Village Online

For five weeks in January and February, TESOL experts and participants from around the world engage in collaborative online discussions or hands-on virtual workshops of professional and scholarly benefit. These sessions bring together participants for a longer period of time than is permitted by land-based professional development conventions and allow a fuller development of ideas than is otherwise possible.

Sessions are free and open to anyone around the globe. It is not necessary to be a TESOL or IATEFL member nor to attend the TESOL Convention in order to participate. All you need is access to the Internet.

Good Learners



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Canvas by Google

Google opens virtual version of fire-ravaged Brazil museum

A couple of years before a fire devastated the National Museum of Brazil in Rio de Janeiro in September, Google’s Arts and Culture team started working with the museum to digitize the collection. Just a few months after the inferno, Google has reopened the museum’s doors — albeit in a virtual form using Street View imagery and digital exhibits.

Web Spotlight:

I pay my kids to get dressed, do homework and more. It’s the best decision I ever made.

How Many Years Do We Lose To The Air We Breathe?

The Raspberry Pi Beginner’s Guide is out now (and it’s huge!)

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