MSM 530: I’ve Been To China, No TikTok for Me


Troy and Shawn talk about coffee, how to help students study, and much more. Dave goes all nuclear with RadioChemists. 


Remember when air was free at the Gas station. It now costs $1.50. Know why?

  • Inflation

My friend got thrown out of a park for arranging the squirrels by height. 

  • Turns out they didn’t like “critter sizing”

Falcons live 12-15 years. This means that all falcons were born in the 21st Century. Which in turn means that all Falcons are…..

  • Millennial Falcons

The Doctor wasn’t sure if I had poison ivy or shingles, so I asked her to make a rash decision. 

They’ve invented a thought-controlled air freshener. It makes scents if you think about it. 

What do you call Santa when he’s poor? 

  • Saint Nickel-less

What fruit is impossible to eat just one of?

  • A pear

My Bluetooth speaker wasn’t working. I got frustrated and threw it in the lake. 

  • It’s syncing now…

A truck carrying Vicks vapor rub overturned on the highway. Fortunately, no one was hurt. 

  • Amazingly there was no congestion for hours.

Middle School Science Minute  

by Dave Bydlowski (k12science or


I was recently reading the November/December 2021 issue of “The Science Teacher” a publication of the National Science Teaching Association.  In this issue, I read the section, “Career of the Month” which featured an article on Radiochemistry.  It was written by Luba Vangelova. 

Radiochemists study radiation from an atomic and molecular perspective and find ways to harness the power of radioactive chemical reactions.  The radiochemist featured is Catherine Riddle, senior research scientist, at the Idaho National Laboratory.

Reports from the Front Lines

The Twitterverse  

Typical EduCelebrity   @EduCelebrity

Hackers: We have taken control of your gradebooks, lesson objectives, and Zoom codes. If you pay us a ransom in Bitcoin, we will give you access back. 

Teachers: Keep it. It’s all yours.  

Typical EduCelebrity   @EduCelebrity

Stop saying that the vaccine has not been tested enough. If it had any more testing, it would be a state assessment.  

Typical EduCelebrity   @EduCelebrity

Admin: Don’t give busy work to students. 

Also Admin: Submit lesson plans, attendance logs, parent phone call records, 3 copies of your grade book, two truths and a lie, 3 suggestions we’ll ignore, and all PLC meeting summaries. Don’t do this during your 4 assigned office hours.

Typical EduCelebrity  @EduCelebrity

If your school’s arranging your vaccine, expect an inservice first: Icebreaker: If you could be a side effect, which one? Presentation: Mindful Antibodies; Rigorous Immunity Activity: Post a selfie with your vaccine card. Stick a Post-It on a colleague’s pic that you like.  

Hart Wilson @riverside_hart

This was so fun, let’s see how you like my Assignment FAQs!


All of our documentation here by the way. 

Hart Wilson @riverside_hart

Calling all Moodlers! I’ve assembled a list of my favorite hacks for Moodling (also known as the lazy woman’s guide to Moodle!). I’d love to hear what you think and what I’ve left out.   #Moodle @moodlefairy @Barefootbreeze @photuris5 @MisterHazen

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


Retrieval as Communication

Probably the question I’m asked most is, How should I study for my exams? which is a fantastic question to ask.


Parents’ Ultimate Guide to TikTok

10 Most Significant Education Studies

It was a year of unprecedented hardship for teachers and school leaders. We pored through hundreds of studies to see if we could follow the trail of exactly what happened: The research revealed a complex portrait of a grueling year during which persistent issues of burnout and mental and physical health impacted millions of educators. Meanwhile, many of the old debates continued: Does paper beat digital? Is project-based learning as effective as direct instruction? How do you define what a “good” school is?

The Culture Translator’s Top Trends of 2021

  • The Great Resignation/#Antiwork
  • Manifesting/Shifting
  • Climate Change Anxiety
  • Squid Game
  • Vaccine Mandates
  • Mental Health Crisis
  • Metaverse

Web Spotlight:

52 things I learned in 2021

45 Creative Tricks That Are Used To Film TV Commercials

Non-Newtonian Fluid Dubstep

Random Thoughts . . .  

Personal Web Site   

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