MSM 423: You Listen to Podcast? You get a *Clique*!

Jokes You Can Use:  

“I’ve got getting up so down I can do it my sleep.”

Why is it called a building when it’s already built?

Did you hear about the Mathematician that hated negative numbers?

  • She’ll stop at nothing to avoid them.

What’s one thing that you always get for your birthday?

  • Older

Who knows what’s going to happen next year?

  • Someone with 2020 vision

Why do clocks make great comedians?

  • It’s all about the timing


How should we ride escalators?

Gather feedback. Why do we ride them that way? What if there were a “better” way?

Middle School Science Minute  

by Dave Bydlowski (k12science or


This is the second of a two-part podcast series initiated 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 four science books:

1.  To the Moon!:  The True Story of the American Heroes on the Apollo 8 Spaceship.

2.  25 Women Who Thought of it First

3.  Countdown: 2979 Days to the Moon

4.  How We Got to Now:  Six innovations that Made the Modern World


From the Twitterverse:  



In case you didn’t get it via email…here is the SDAMLE March newsletter! Check it out…lots of goodies inside including information on the spring book study, EdCamp, ‘New & Cool in our Schools ,’ + much more!

John Meehan‏ @MeehanEDU

1. Take any normal worksheet with review questions. 2. Cut the sheet into slips. 3. Hide those slips in plastic eggs. Teams collect and egg at random then race back to their team compete to solve as many as they can before time expires! Rinse and repeat. #EDrenaline  

Kim Campbell‏ @KimCamp4Kids

Attention ALL middle school Ts: Due to the full moon we r advising all Ts to drink more coffee, say a little prayer and brace yourself for the ride!! We’ve got this…I think

The New York Times‏Verified account @nytimes

“Tell me about yourself.” Those are the only 4 words you need to navigate a potentially awkward conversation, whether on a blind date or at a cocktail party, says Terry Gross

Eric Curts‏ @ericcurts

8 Ambient Sound Websites to Help Students Focus … #edtech

Ellen D’Amore‏ @ellendamore

Middle School Misfortunes Then and Now, One Teacher’s Take … PLEASE READ. Thank you @JBerckemeyer  

Jack Berckemeyer‏ @JBerckemeyer

The true posture of middle school has always been-use as many tools as possible-Crayons, paper, technology, scissors, rulers, glue, smart boards, groups, reflective time, and any other ideas that help students learn! One size does not fit all!

Christine Thielen‏ @cmt215il

A student went to get a drink of water and as he came back to class, he was walking on his knees. Me: Why are you in your knees? Student: I just wanted to see what it feels like to be shorter. Middle schoolers are unique!  #mschat

Amber McCormick‏ @EdTechAmber

Excited to roll out my new @Flipgrid recording studios after spring break!! A few simple reminders on how to record, new stools and headphones and we are ready to roll! #stuvoice #FlipgridFever @jessxbo @AdamShortShorts @annkozma723 #MIEExpert

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


The Power of the Clicker

At the Bronx Montefiore Medical Center in New York, Dr. Martin Levy uses clicker training — a technique drawn from the world of animal training, modified for humans–to help new surgeons quickly learn their craft.

Was Abraham Lincoln a Hero or Villain? YOU Be the Judge!

Great idea. Could use this as a model.


Girls in Baseball

YouTube Money

How to Use the YouTube Money Calculator  

  1. Drag the YouTube View Count slider up or down based on your daily video views
  2. Set your Estimated CTR based on your channel’s historic performance
  3. View your estimated daily, weekly and yearly earnings potential

Teacher Catchphrases

40 Teacher Catchphrases You May Want to Steal

Web Spotlight:

Turning Technologies:  ExamView Software and Mac OS 10.15

“The fall 2019 release of Mac OS 10.15 will no longer support 32-bit applications, including ExamView. This OS update has prompted us to begin transitioning ExamView content to our web-based TurningPoint platform.”  

National Flags




*Warning: graphic medical images of the throat.

Pink Trombone – Speech Synthesis

How random can you be?

Random Thoughts . . .  

Non-Education Reading – Code Name:  Lise

Video Presentation and Feedback

Personal Web Site  

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