MSM 464: Hey Google, be quiet. The Kids are the Issue.

Jokes:

What do you call a Bear with no ears?

  • B

I spent $300 on a Limo with a no driver. 

  • That’s a lot of money and I have nothing to Chauffeur it.

Why did the rancher put his bulls on stilts?

  • He wanted to raise the steaks

My friend is turning 32. I told him not to get too excited. 

  • We’ll only be celebrating for half a minute. 

That same friend really doesn’t trust trees. 

  • They seem kind of shady 

Why spelling is important:

Middle School Science Minute  

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

Middle School Science Minute: Environmental Health Literacy

I was recently reading the April/May, 2020 issue of “Science & Children,” a publication published by the National Science Teaching Association. 

In this issue, I read the Editor’s Note column “Environmental Health Literacy,”  written by Elizabeth Barrett-Zahn.

She discusses how empowering students to make decisions about personal health and understand the impact humans have on the environment is critical to preparing literate, well-informed citizens.

Reports from the Front Lines

  •  Middle School Student Reactions:
    • Don’t want to fall behind
    • Frustrated with the kids who aren’t working “same ones that don’t work in school”
    • Respect the teacher and the work that the teacher is doing
    • Don’t want to lose privileges at home
    • It’s the last week of online school, how do I log in?
  • Ending the Year – New Stuff?
  • Fall Plans

Advisory:

ONE FINE DAY

written by David Byrne and Brian Eno

David Byrne and the Brooklyn Youth Choir

Saw the wanderin’ eye, inside my heart

Shouts and battle cries, from every part

I can see those tears, every one is true

When the door appears, I’ll go right through, oh

I stand in liquid light, like everyone

I built my life with rhymes, to carry on

And it gives me hope, to see you there

The things I used to know, that one fine

One fine day

In a small dark room, where I will wait

Face to face I find, I contemplate

Even though a man is made of clay

Everything can change that one fine —

One fine day

Then before my eyes, is standing still

I beheld it there, a city on a hill

I complete my tasks, one by one

I remove my masks, when I am done

Then a peace of mind fell over me —

In these troubled times, I still can see

We can use the stars, to guide the way

It is not that far, the one fine —

One fine day

The Twitterverse

Typical EduCelebrity@EduCelebrity

In search of profound tweets from other teachers with ideas I can rip off and present as my own in the future social media postings and publications. Original authors will receive my profoundly pretentious gratitude.

Google for Education@GoogleForEdu

To support the millions of educators, we’re announcing #TeachFromHome — resources to help remote teaching.  https://t.co/zrQQsEPsZK?amp=1  

Typical EduCelebrity@EduCelebrity

Antibody Like a Pirate

Quote Tweet

The Modest Teacher@ModestTeacher

Has anyone written a book about “hacking” the coronavirus yet? If not, what a missed opportunity.

DuckDuckGo  @DuckDuckGo

Want to see what  @Twitter  *thinks* they know about you? @sil found this enlightening page listing your so-called interests. Although you can’t stop the data collection completely, you can stop personalization based on it: Settings → Content preferences https://twitter.com/settings/your_

Alice Keeler@alicekeeler

Google Forms: Create a Branching LESSON – https://alicekeeler.com/2020/05/23/goo

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.

Resources:

Greek Myth Resource:  Greeking Out!

https://www.espn.com/espnradio/feeds/rss/podcast.xml?id=27807607

Random Thoughts . . .  

Make a Zeppelin . . . and then eat it!

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