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.

Passes:

4 Word Challenge

1.  “Time to head back!”

2.  “One student is missing.”

3. Van Gogh is missing.

Advisory:

Reverse Poems

https://www.wellandgood.com/good-advice/reverse-poems/#annotations:tenEzD-uEemkpPsQkgEpGw

Middle School Science Minute  

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

MIDDLE SCHOOL SCIENCE MINUTE: OUTSTANDING SCIENCE TRADE BOOKS 2019 – PART ONE

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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?

NJAMLE‏ @NJAMLE

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

https://t.co/xdsA3zfEmY

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 https://benjaminkwoodcock.com/2019/03/09/book-bracket-an-overview/ …


Corinne Galligan‏ @cmgalligan

Interesting idea… How Pineapple Charts Revolutionize Professional Development https://www.cultofpedagogy.com/pineapple-charts/ … via @cultofpedagogy

https://t.co/k4Od4ZhlqM

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

Strategies:

Resources:

Jeopardy! Google Slides

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

https://www.freetech4teachers.com/2019/03/get-copy-of-my-jeopardy-gameboard.html

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 . . .

https://www.cbc.ca/radio/asithappens/as-it-happens-thursday-edition-1.5046925/man-angry-his-photo-was-used-to-prove-all-hipsters-look-alike-then-learns-it-wasn-t-him-1.5046933?fbclid=IwAR1JMv8F2R06fTDm-A3_ao12XEtlZyc5feZra-VmLQsXIowxtmuZ7YPPzSE

Random Thoughts . . .  

Top 15 and Top 5 Podcast on iTunes.

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