MSM 577: Hoisted on my Own Petard


Shawn and Troy discuss presentations, Advisory, H5P, and much more. Dave is all Systems Technology Engineer Go!


The Roman emperor’s wife hates playing hide and seek because wherever she goes, Julius Caesar.

I like what mechanics wear, overall.

I don’t know what you call a small spillage from a pen but I have an inkling.

My grandfather invented the cold air balloon but it never really took off.

 When she saw her first strands of gray hair, she thought she’d dye.

A boiled egg is hard to beat.

It’s hard to explain puns to kleptomaniacs because they always take things literally.

Everyone knows Mickey and Minnie’s daughter Faye.

Middle School Science Minute  

by Dave Bydlowski (k12science or

K12Science Podcast:  Systems Technology Engineer

I was recently reading the March/April 2023 issue of “The Science Teacher” a publication of the National Science Teaching Association. 

In this issue, I read the “Career of the Month” column, written by Luba Vangelova.  She wrote an article entitled, “Systems Technology Engineer.”  

Systems technology engineers design, develop, test, and/or manage the software, hardware, and firmware that comprise information technology systems.  Rebecca Herold of Des Moines, Iowa is the featured Systems Technology Engineer.

Reports from the Front Lines

The Social Web  

 Susie Dent  @susie_dent

Word of the day is a reminder of ‘eye-servant’ (16th century): one who only works hard when the boss and others are looking.

Word of the day is ‘mumpsimuses’ (16th century): those who insist they are right and apportion blame to others without looking at themselves.  

Word of the day is ‘parwhobble’ (old Devonian dialect): to speak continuously so that you never hear the voice of anyone else.

Alice Keeler  @alicekeeler

5 Podcasts for Middle Schoolers MiddleWeb  @middleweb

NEW: A Lesson Template That Works for All Students. #mschat @Larryferlazzo #MLs #ELs This lesson plan template serves the needs of both multilinguals & non-MLs in any subject & assures the planning is highly structured & intentional, writes @TanKHuynh.

MiddleWeb @middleweb

ChatGPT Is No Threat to a Learning Community. #literacy #ELAchat @ncte #engchat #writing #educoach #nwp If we teach writing right, we’ll be okay if our kids have access to ChatGPT, says Dina Strasser. She shares several AI-proof instructional strategies.

Jack Berckemeyer@JBerckemeyer

Wonder why teachers are discouraged- while calling home you get yelled at and the parent is more concerned about what the other kid did, having a student say I am not doing this and there is nothing you can do about it and being called Bro/bruh.  

Megan Basham  @megbasham

Here’s a thought—if an article starts to make you feel unsafe, stop reading it. If it makes you angry, write a rebuttal. If it contains demonstrable errors, ask for corrections. Braying for authors to be canceled makes it clear you KNOW you hold cultural power & feel plenty safe.

National Park Service @NatlParkService

If you come across a bear, never push a slower friend down…even if you feel the friendship has run its course.⁣⁣

Hello from the otter slide.⁣⁣  ⁣⁣ I must’ve slid a thousand times… River otter slides down a snowbank onto the ice at\ @YellowstoneNPS

If you think someone is staring at you: 1. Yawn. 2. If they yawn, they were staring.   



Create a quiz for your students. There is no tracking or selling information to third parties. I had issues getting it to save. I prefer E-voting through Moodle.

Fake Receipt Maker

Creating a free receipt has never been easier. This basic online receipt maker allows you to easily create free custom receipts for your customers without the expense or difficult learning curve associated with most cash receipt software. 


Web Spotlight:  

These 3 ‘secret strengths’ can make introverted kids become highly successful adults, says bestselling author Susan Cain

Why Core Standards Must Embrace Media Literacy 

Random Thoughts . . .  

12 Years Ago . . . Principal of the Year!!

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