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!
On Our Mind:
CMU CMLA meeting on Wednesday.
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 twrt.me/qv07c1|
|*cindybrock “@wfryer: blabberize.com blabberize supports downloading your creations to import into other projects! ow.ly/75xm0 #tmky11|
|*DianeRavitch Rupert Murdoch wants to teach your kids: motherjones.com/politics/2011/…|
|*willrich45 Just Posted: Learners not Knowers bit.ly/oLujaN #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 appsineducation.blogspot.com/2011/06/12-ipa… #edtech #edchat #ipaded #edapps|
|*mcleod New bookmark: App Building Tools for Teachers and Students bit.ly/p5HWXV|
|*shannonmmiller Instrumental Music for Film and Video from Creative Commons ow.ly/6YjTw|
|**russeltarr Rubrics for Assessment: tinyurl.com/5vdf878|
|*cfanch classtools.net 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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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.
Events & Happenings:
Calendar of Events:
- National Conference: Thursday, November 08, 2011 —Saturday, November 10, 2011 Louisville, Kentucky.
- Promotional Materials:
- Crossword Puzzle! (Maryland Conference)
- Other News:
- 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:
- The Ohio Middle Level Association will hold their annual conference.
AMLE Affiliate Conferences:
- The Michigan Association of Middle School Educators Annual Conference is coming up March 2012 in Warren Woods, MI.
- The North Carolina Middle School Association’s Annual Conference March 13-15, 2012
Classroom 2.0’s Live Calendar.
- 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