I have a friend who made a boat about the length and width of a hat.
- Now he’s afraid that it’s capsized.
Hey, did you hear about the husband who was out of town when his wife went into labor? He rushed to get the hospital as quickly as he could. He had the taxi driver speed. However, his wife had just given birth when he made it to the hospital. I guess you could say he was “Dad on arrival”.
It’s a little disconcerting to set your GPS to the cemetery. It announces that “you have reached your final destination”.
I tried to catch some fog the other day.
I bought an old fashioned radio the other day. It was a great deal, only $1. The volume is stuck at Max.
- I can’t turn that down.
My friend put his kid in jail for not taking a nap. The charge?
- Resisting a rest
Don’t be mad at lazy people
- They didn’t do anything
Something to think about. It’s not surprising that people are prisoners of their phones.
- After all, they are called “cell phones”
Living without Cell Phone
Welcome to Green Bank, population 143, where Wi-Fi is both unavailable and banned and where cellphone signals are nonexistent.
Middle School Science Minute
Middle School Science Minute: When Making Do Is Not Good Enough
I was recently reading the February, 2020 issue of “Science Scope,” a magazine written for middle school science teachers, published by the National Science Teaching Association.
In this issue, I read the “From the Editor’s Desk” section and the title of the article, within the section was “When Making Do Is Not Good Enough,” written by Patty McGinnis.
The article describes how our real focus in science education should be to convince our communities to wholeheartedly support science education.
From the Twitterverse:
Your input wanted: A thought experiment: What If Schools Are Closed for More than a Year Due to the New Coronavirus (COVID-19)? http://zhaolearning.com/2020/02/27/what-if-schools-are-closed-for-more-than-a-year-due-to-the-new-coronavirus-covid-19/
Nick Covington @CovingtonAHS
From @YongZhaoEd “What Works May Hurt” (2017): “…students in the direct instruction condition were initially more successful in solving well-structured problems. However…their performance on tasks that required deeper conceptual understandings was inferior…”
You must be kidding!!!
曾錚 Jennifer Zeng @jenniferatntd
中共党媒认为在 #武汉肺炎 这个问题上， “是世界欠了中国的。” Mainland Chinese media demands an apology from the rest of the world for the sacrifice China has made for #coronavirus
Check out Day 6 of our Chrome Extensions You Should Know @wakelet
“DuckDuckGo (launched) Tracker Radar—an open-source, automatically generated & continually updated list that currently contains more than 5k domains that more than 1,700 companies use to track people online…. to create a better set of tracker blockers.”
I’m running free trainings on how to teach online for educators affected by the #coronavirus outbreak. The trainings will be recorded and shared with those who register in case you can’t attend a live session. Please help spread the word. Register: https://tinyurl.com/helpmeteachonline #MTBoS
Don’t forget #mschat every Thursday at 8:00 pm EST. Look for your host, Todd Bloch, to have a middle school topic all ready to go! Make it a strategic part of your personal professional development.
SketchNoting vs MindMapping
Greeking Out! Podcast
This podcast is creatively written to catch your middle school social studies students’ attention.
Smithsonian Dumps Images Online – Creative Commons Zero License
For the first time in its 174-year history, the Smithsonian has released 2.8 million high-resolution two- and three-dimensional images from across its collections onto an open access online platform for patrons to peruse and download free of charge.
(Shawn says thanks to TechCoach Kerry for the heads up for bringing it up to him.)
Free open source font. The web page has lots of explanations.
Tikked off: What happens when TikTok fame fades
Miami Middle School Students Hope Their Magazine Will Help End Gun Violence
ANIMATED VIDEO: “VYGOTSKY’S THEORY: HOW RELATIONSHIPS EMPOWER LEARNING”
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