MSM 526: But It Says, “Pro” . . .


Shawn and Troy talk about tablets, a few ratholes, add-ons, and more. Dave has the Language of science. 


What if your Dad was a minotaur, and your Mom was a Mermaid. 

  • And you got human half from each and are just some guy. 

Albert Einstein’s little brother Frank was some monster. 

My friend Joe just went on the Dolly Parton diet. 

  • *Shawn- “How did that work out?”
  • It made Joe Lean, Joe Lean, Joe Lean

I have a friend who considers herself the Robin Hood of Memes. 

  • Stealing from one group to feed another

Just a thought, there are more airplanes underwater than there are submarines in the air. 

How much does a roof cost? 

I bought a can of evaporated milk. When I opened the can, it was empty. 

I have a friend who is great at selling home security systems. If they aren’t home, he just leaves a brochure on their kitchen table.

What has four letters, occasionally has twelve letters, always has six letters, but never has five letters.

Middle School Science Minute  

by Dave Bydlowski (k12science or

The Language of Science

I was recently reading the November/December 2021 issue of “Science & Children” a publication of the National Science Teaching Association.  

 In this issue, I read the section “Editor’s Note” written by Elizabeth Barrett-Zahn.  Elizabeth wrote an article entitled “The Language of Science.”

 The language of science is much more than just knowing technical or content-specific words or phrases. Understanding science requires the development of an academically social language. Students need opportunities to see how language can be used to describe, represent, question, refute, and reach a consensus when learning to make sense of the natural world.

Reports from the Front Lines

The Twitterverse  

Elizabeth Curtis  @Eli2003_10

Differentiating for English Learners posters have been placed in every EL classroom and every teachers lounge in our district. Can’t wait to see how our Gen Ed teachers will use these strategies! QR code on the poster provide a TON of resources! @PLSD @PlsdSupt @AlesiaGillison

John R. Sowash @jrsowash

Do you accessorize Google Drive with add-ons? What are your favorites? Here are some of mine:

WORLD Radio @TWERadio

Listen to Sarah Schweinsberg take us with her on a tour of #Plymouth, #Massachusetts to discover what life in the #colony was really like. #Thanksgiving  

Alice Keeler  @alicekeeler

ONLY $39 for Premium AliceKeeler membership Black Friday Special Save 84% on premium membership! Only $39 for the rest of the school year!

Chris Quinn  @ChrisQuinn64

Our children are great observers and learners! What we model matters! #Friday #edutwitter #teaching #leadership #parenting

AppleInsider  @appleinsider

Apple AR headset to feature M1 Mac levels of processing power, says analyst

Gratitude HQ  @gratefuledu64

Simple actions that can make a big difference in your life… #FridayFeeling #selfcare #mentalhealth #grateful  

John R. Sowash  @jrsowash

Annotate Meet is a free Chrome extension by  @MathDenisNJ

that will allow you to draw on your screen while presenting through #GoogleMeet. A great tool for quick demonstrations or impromptu lessons! Install link: #edTech #remotelearning #ChromebookEDU

Stephanie Howell  @mrshowell24

Love this upgraded version of Tearable slides for history! Thanks

@scottmpetri #edtech #ditchbook #tlap #ETCoaches #hacklearning #GSuiteEdu #GoogleEDU #celebratED #cuechat #k12artchat #masterychat #edchat #LeadLAP #eduprotocols #ShareStuffSunday #googlei #educoach

Ian Jukes  @ijukes

The noise is coming from HERE

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

Resources: Gamification

H5P is working on a way to gamify the content you create.  “The Chase” turns your H5P activities into a game students can compete in.  With the popularity of Quizziz and Blooket, this should be a nice open source addition to the stable.  

Web Spotlight:  


What are you passionate about?  Well, she’s passionate about pianos.  And TV.  You might be too.

Unfiltered: Teens get real about the fake lives lived on social media

*Warning: Explicit Language

Random Thoughts . . .  

Food you need to try:  Cepelinai


Michigan Marching Band – Pregame Show 11-27-2021

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