MSM 537:  It’s One Button


Shawn and Troy discuss technology in Shawn’s room, H5P, world events, and more. Dave has designs on science success. 


Did you hear about the guy who got hit by a milk truck? I mean, what are the odds?

  • Like 2%

A cop pulled me over for speeding in my RV. He asked me where I live.

  • I said right here. … 

Where does Captain Hook buy his hooks?

  • At the second-hand store

Please welcome our next band, the Subtractions

  • Take it away….
  • I just hope that there is no division between them

My favorite waltz band is called the 75%

  • They always play in 3/4 time

What part of a person dies last?

  • The pupils – they die late

My friend named his new dog Liberace because he drinks a lot of water. 

  • That’s right, he’s a peeinsist

If a wild male pig kills you, doesn’t that mean you’ve been boared to death?

What does one tree that has been cut down say to other trees?

  • I’m stumped…

Middle School Science Minute  

by Dave Bydlowski (k12science or

K12Science Podcast:  Uncovering Students’ Ideas About Using Designs From Nature

I was recently reading the January/February 2022 issue of “Science & Children” a publication of the National Science Teaching Association.  

In this issue, I read the section, “Formative Assessment Probes,” written by Page Keeley.  She wrote an article entitled, “Uncovering Students’ Ideas About Using Designs From Nature.” 

Scientists seek to understand the natural world, while engineers solve problems in a human-designed world.  While there are similarities and differences between the work of scientists and engineers, some students may think the natural world applies only to science.

Reports from the Front Lines

  • Current Events
  • New H5P – Pickup with Cornell Notes

The Twitterverse  

Typical EduCelebrity 🧠@EduCelebrity·

Teachers, I know many of you go into your school while it is still dark outside. But don’t fret! That same beautiful night sky will be there to greet you when you get home!

Melissa D@Dean_of_math


Social Media Lab @SMLabTO

Fake viral footage is spreading alongside the real horror in Ukraine. Here are 5 ways to spot it

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



From the wonderful Larry Felazzo


Name Picker Ninja

Axis:  The Culture Translator

  1.  Big Sis Tok:  TikTok and Instagram personalities like Tinx are giving advice on dating, fashion, and a new type of lifestyle sensibility.
  2. Fake Breaking News:  Some content creators on social media are claiming to offer an inside look at what war looks like in Ukraine right now. A lot of these posts are fake.  
  3. Slang of the Week:  Lovebombing: therapy-speak for when an abusive romantic partner or loved one deluges you with gifts, praise, and affirmation as a form of manipulation, this term has made its way to mental health TikTok where it is applied to a variety of different situations. (Ex: “I thought he was really into me because he went all-out Valentine’s Day, but he’s been ghosting me ever since. Total lovebomber.”)


Like Wordle but for music

Pirate Math Equation Quest

We designed this version of Pirate Math Equation Quest as an individual intervention for use with students at the third-grade instructional level. This version of the program was developed to offer support to Tier-2 and Tier-3 students who require supplemental mathematics remediation in the area of word-problem solving. The focus of the Pirate Math Equation Quest individual intervention is single-digit and double-digit additive word problems that include three schemas: Total, Difference, and Change.

Podcasts For Kids

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Web Spotlight:

Trauma and Learning in an International Context

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