MSM 566: Just A Minute, I have to Word It Right in Chat GPT . . .

Summary:

Shawn and Troy talk about ChatGPT, how teachers could use it, and more. Dave takes us to Mars. 

Jokes:  

Why did the FBI search Santa’s workshop?

  • They had probable Claus

When I was younger I almost made history

  • But I was late so they wouldn’t let me in the class

My neighbor thinks it’s rude I spy on his garden

  • I’m on the fence

England doesn’t have a kidney bank,

  • but it does have a Liverpool.

I really worry about the future of the calendar.

  • It’s days are certainly numbered

I just found out why Romans eat so much Dutch sauce.

  • Because there’s no place like Rome for the hollandaise!

Middle School Science Minute  

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

K12Science Podcast:  Mars On Earth

I was recently reading the November/December 2022 issue of “Science Scope” a publication of the National Science Teaching Association.  

In this issue, I read the “Scope on the Skies” column, written by Bob Riddle.  He wrote a column entitled, “Where on Earth is Mars.”  

The day is coming when a crewed mission sets down on Mars and becomes the second group of humans to be “boots” on another world.  The first group consisted of Apollo 12 astronauts who landed and returned from our Moon.  However, getting to Mars is more of a challenge, as we have learned from the numerous robotic missions sent to Mars over the years.  How will we prepare our astronauts for this mission?

http://k12science.net/mars-on-earth/

Reports from the Front Lines

  • AI Art Wrap Up
  • Lunch Coverage
  • Chat GPT
    • Test questions
    • Lesson Plans
    • Text Books

The Twitterverse/Fediverse  

Bethany Smith  @bethanyvsmith

Fantastic afternoon session on all different ways to use H5P!!! #MootGlobal22

Gretchen  @offgridteacher

Dear school administrators: During the week before Christmas, please don’t make informal observations, document student behavior, and then make teachers create an action plan in response. Speaking from experience, today.

all sunshine and rainbows  @DeeSTEM_Teach

I found out Chat GPT can write Lesson Plans……

Susie Dent  @susie_dent

Word of the Day is ‘thermopot’ (18th century): one who downs a prolific amount of hot drinks.

Kim Scheinberg @kims@mas.to

This is not a chart depicting Moore’s Law.

This chart is the CRAYOLA COROLLARY showing that the number of Crayola crayon colors doubles approximately every 18 years.

https://scholar.social/@kims@mas.to/109525496734522042

#mschat thread.  

Strategies:  

24 classroom games to make student learning FUN

https://truthforteachers.com/classroom-games-to-make-student-learning-fun

You Need Chat GPT.  Just Don’t Tell Admin . . . 

So I did a thing.  I want a short “article” on Differentiated Instruction.  I want to put it in that incredible long Charlotte Daniels form that must be filled out after an observation.  So I asked Chat GPT to give me a thing on Differentiated Instruction.  Here’s what I got.  Definitely going to use this somewhere . . . 

Chat GPT – Sample Lesson Plan on Athenian Democracy:

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1LTHuus1KbfwEP2UxJB3iobFhWjCdLlnGzz8RwIlFISo/copy

Resources:

Tom Lehrer Songs

All copyrights to lyrics or music written or composed by me have been relinquished, and therefore such songs are now in the public domain. All of my songs that have never been copyrighted, having been available for free for so long, are now also in the public domain.

NOTICE: THIS WEBSITE WILL BE SHUT DOWN AT SOME DATE IN THE NOT TOO DISTANT FUTURE, SO IF YOU WANT TO DOWNLOAD ANYTHING, DON’T WAIT TOO LONG.
https://tomlehrersongs.com/#annotations:87nznH2lEe2m2-v-k4ZWaw

THE BEST 5 TIPS FOR MANAGING A DISAPPOINTING REPORT CARD WITH YOUR CHILD | SHARON SALINE, PSY.D. 

1. Listen first, ask questions after

2. Set realistic goals for the next quarter or trimester

3. Make sure adequate support is in place 

4. Avoid punishments and use logical consequences

5. Set up an effective routine for studying at home

Standard EBooks

Standard Ebooks is a volunteer-driven project that produces new editions of public domain ebooks that are lovingly formatted, open source, free of U.S. copyright restrictions, and free of cost.

https://standardebooks.org/#annotations:IRO9KkPqEeu1ytMDZLevIg

Sketch & Fetch

Our Science Explosion group wrote a Pictionary game for science. 

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1JixxHJrQhZUguecKPx-c69wVa0DKnmQeCZMEijU59yE/edit?usp=sharing

Felt

https://felt.com/#annotations:Q2kNjG2jEe207icznYPQ8Q

Web Spotlight:  

AXIS:  The Culture Translator

Wishposting

What it is: Young people are sharing their holiday wish lists via TikTok under #christmaswishlist2022.

Big Liver Lies

Pilkmas is Here

What it is: A bodybuilding influencer known as the “Liver King” who advocates for an animal-based diet admitted that his muscular physique was actually due to steroid use.

What it is: Lindsay Lohan created a viral trend in a Pepsi ad where she is featured drinking a concoction of Pepsi and milk—a drink known as pilk.

Wingfeather Saga, Episode 2 

A story with the magic of Narnia and a sweeping epic like Lord of the Rings. Experience the official featurette for Season One of The Wingfeather Saga and stream the series on YouTube and the Angel Studios App this December 2nd. #WingfeatherSaga #BewareTheToothyCows  

https://www.youtube.com/c/TheWingfeatherSaga

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