MSM 422: WeChat About A Number of Things . . .

Jokes You Can Use:  

What do you call it when you take a picture of your favorite bookcase?

  • A shelf-ie!”

What do you get when you throw a bunch of books into the ocean?

  • A Title Wave

Why did the man take his clock to the vet?

  • It has ticks.

Which vegetable should you never take on a boat?

  • A leek

Which is faster heat or cold?

  • Heat – you can catch a cold.


4 Word Challenge

1.  “Time to head back!”

2.  “One student is missing.”

3. Van Gogh is missing.


Reverse Poems

Middle School Science Minute  

by Dave Bydlowski (k12science or



This is the first of a two part podcast series fostered by reading the February, 2019 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 on the “Outstanding Science Trade Books for Students K-12: 2019.  In this podcast, I feature Physical Science three science books:

1.  Champion: The Comeback Tale of the American Chestnut Tree

2.  Eavesdropping on Elephants: How Listening Helps Conservation

3.  Charles Darwin’s On the Origin of Species

From the Twitterverse:  

Russel Tarr‏ @russeltarr

As a teacher, I once loved Twitter as a source of sharing ideas and inspiration. Does anyone else feel it’s now more of a soapbox for tiresome virtue signalling?


Six More Days Until #NJAMLE19 @KeanUniversity! After @4theMiddle Welcomes Everyone, It’s Time to Get Fired Up with @DrFrankRud who will be #beyondepic. You don’t want to miss the passion and wisdom that the Good Doctor has to share. He even has Gold Shoes for this Gold Medal Day.

Russel Tarr‏ @russeltarr

My lesson starters sorted for next week…

Phyllis Fagell, LCPC‏ @Pfagell

Second grader: “What do you DO when you’re not at school with all of us?” Me: “What do you think I do?” Second grader: “Probably sit somewhere REALLY quiet and eat Party Oreos.”

Richard Byrne‏ @rmbyrne

Two Good Ways to Create Choose Your Own Adventure Stories #creativewriting

Bored Teachers‏ @Bored_Teachers

Every single day! (w/ @NicholasFerroni)

Benjamin K. Woodcock‏ @bnjmn_k_wdcck

NEW POST! March is here which means Book Bracket is starting soon! Check out my overview of this student choice activity! #MarchIsReadingMonth #MarchMadness #BookBracket …

Corinne Galligan‏ @cmgalligan

Interesting idea… How Pineapple Charts Revolutionize Professional Development … via @cultofpedagogy

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



Jeopardy! Google Slides

Richard Byrne has a neat write up on using Google Slides to create a Jeopardy! game.  Check it out:

Web Spotlight:

Are Children More Creative?

Watch this with Sir Kenneth Robinson’s seminal TED Talk. Compare and contrast.

It’s Not All About You:  CBC Radio

Reader threatened to sue technology magazine for using what he thought was his image.  But it wasn’t . . .

Random Thoughts . . .  

Top 15 and Top 5 Podcast on iTunes.

Personal Web Site  

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