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Jokes You Can Use:

After dying in a car crash, three friends find themselves at an orientation to enter heaven. Each one was asked, “When you are in your casket, what would you like to hear your friends and family saying about you?” Sean says, “I would like to hear them say I was a great doctor and a great family man.” Karl says, “I would like to hear them say I was a wonderful husband and an excellent teacher who made a difference in children’s lives.” Juan says, “I would like to hear them say, ‘Look! He’s moving!'”

Ladies and gentlemen, hobos and tramps,
Bug-eyed mosquitoes and bowlegged ants!
I’m about to tell you a story I’ve never heard before,
So pull up a chair and sit on the floor.
Admission is free, so pay at the door.

One fine day, in the middle of the night,
two, dead boys got up to fight.
Back to back, they faced each other,
drew their swords and shot each other.
A deaf policeman heard the noise,
and saved the lives of the two dead boys.
If you don’t believe my lies are true,
ask the blind man, he saw it too!

Ruth_A_Buzzi Ruth Buzzi
Nobody really wants their cats to “think outside the box.” #happyCATurday

TweeterofWit CL
Don’t have a fish pedicure. They’re sole-destroying. #fishpedicure

On Our Mind:

CMU CMLA meeting on Wednesday.

Eileen Award:


From the Twitterverse:

*Twilliamson15 Just downloaded Smart Seat for iPad…set up my seating charts already…looks useful
*fabclassroom Deal of the Day! Miniature Styling Iron ends Tonight at Midnight
*cindybrock@wfryer: blabberize supports downloading your creations to import into other projects! #tmky11
*DianeRavitch Rupert Murdoch wants to teach your kids:…
*willrich45 Just Posted: Learners not Knowers #edchat #edreform
*missnoor28 Miss Noor ㋡” @virtual_teach: Teachers have become what lawyers were (possible still r) …feared, disrespected, distrusted…because of a few bad eggs.
*tomshepp RT @VAMCE2010: 12 iPad Apps for Storytelling in the Classroom… #edtech #edchat #ipaded #edapps

RT @VAMCE2010: App Building Tools for Teachers and Students #ipaded #edapp #mlearning #ipadapps #tlchat

Teens and Educational Technology, 5 Steps to Success #ipaded #edapp #edapps

*mcleod New bookmark: App Building Tools for Teachers and Students
*shannonmmiller Instrumental Music for Film and Video from Creative Commons
**russeltarr Rubrics for Assessment:
*cfanch had a QR code game generator. Cool! #edcampmanor

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As minds get quicker, teens get smarter

U.S. researchers say they have demonstrated for the first time that adolescents become smarter because their brains process information faster.


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Warning, these are anatomically correct.

Password Generator

Help students create better passwords. This is limited but easy to use.


The Triptico resource application currently contains 20 different interactive resources – all of which are easy to edit, adapt, save and share. You can access them all with one simple download… everything is completely free – and you will receive updates whenever new resources are added!

Web Spotlight:

Teacher Wall

Scholastic, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and bring you the Teacher Wall – a virtual teacher town square where America’s educators can share their stories, knowledge, and ideas on our nation’s schools.
The Teacher Wall provides teachers with an opportunity to talk about what’s important to them. From challenges to A-ha! moments, from professional development to job satisfaction, from curriculum to parent engagement – the topics tackled on the Wall showcase a wide range of voices and provide teachers with a chance to interact, share, and learn from one another, all while contributing to the conversation on American education.


ISTE 2011:  Brain Rules by Dr. John Medina

Dr. John Medina
Crossing the brain is scientific bunk. Question and answer session.
20% to 110% boost with 150 minutes of aerobic exercise.
Does the use of Google change the brain?

Yes, but we don’t know how. Look up cryptochrome.  (Supplement:  The act of sitting in front of a computer plays with the cryptochrome in our heads and messes with the circadian rhythm.)  The brain research being done is only scratching the surface. To correlate it to education is making leaps not supported by neuroscience yet.

Note: This guy is from Seattle Pacific University. A Free Methodist affiliated institute. He dropped the “frickin'” bomb a number of times.  SPU certainly has changed since I was being recruited to go there.

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Calendar of Events:

AMLE News:

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  • ISTE Eduverse Talks are the recorded sessions held on ISTE Island every week. Join ISTE in their Second Life conference location for their weekly talks on education.
    • The ISTE Special Interest Group:  Virtual Environments is holding meetings on Mondays from 4:00 – 6:00 pm (SLT) on ISTE Island.

Ohio Middle Level Association:

AMLE Affiliate Conferences:

Classroom 2.0’s Live Calendar.

Second Life:

    • Regular Tuesday meetings are scheduled. See the board on the ISTE Island for up to the minute details.  Check frequently this week as the ISTE Annual Convention is this week.
    • Video: Educational Uses of Second Life