Jokes You Can Use:
My cat started his writing career by authoring a feline-oriented soap opera; he titled that project, “Nine Lives to Live.”
My cat’s writing a feline-oriented Christmas movie script. He has titled this project: “It’s A Wonderful Nine Lives.”
On Our Mind:
Eric Stockmeyer – me too! (to several of his points)
SteveParkerZ: New Twitter follower
Dr. Monte Tatom: Cyberbully article suggestion
We are the Solution
The Pledge to Stop Bullying (with video)
Middle School Science Minute
Dave is back with a podcast about Acrylic Nails in the Lab and the safety concerns that exist.
Student safety – always a focus.
From the Twitterverse:
“Education is the ability to listen to almost anything without losing your temper or your self-confidence.” Robert Frost
A head teacher writes… zite.to/rI5pMu #edtech >> Great satire to make a point.
|*coolcatteacher Vicki Davis RT @easybib: EasyBib’s new Educator & Student Content Portal vsb.li/4OYpTs New writing guides & lesson plans this week #edchat #e …|
|*shannonmmiller Shannon Miller How to Annotate Assignments in @Edmodo ow.ly/7Nntx|
|*ED_Outreach Massie Ritsch ED’s Office of Planning, Evaluation, & Policy Development is seeking paid interns for Spring 12 go.usa.gov/5YK|
|*joeslaughter Joe Slaughter “Don’t worry that children never listen to you; worry that they are always watching you.” – Robert Fulghum|
|*fisher1000 Michael Fisher Love this Livebinder! – 12 Ways to eLearning livebinders.com/play/play/52057|
|*techsavvyteach Tech-Savvy Teacher Downloading “Creating Multimedia eBooks” from @wfryer speedofcreativity.org/2011/12/03/99%… // that’s a nice price at 99 cents…|
|* TeacherCast Jeffrey Bradbury Social Studies LiveBinder teachercast.net/TeacherCast/Li… via @teachercast|
|*Funderstanding Eric Cohen Michael Bloomberg In MIT Speech: Cut Teachers By Half, Large Classes OK. huff.to/uTDMLM #Bloomberg #education|
|*onlinecourse Distance Education
A College Degree: Is It Really Worth the Money? – dedu.org/9roLrf
|*mrsebiology Terie Engelbrecht
20 Ways to Use Edmodo: bit.ly/savcLT #edchat #edtech #midleved #elemchat
Don’t forget to join the conversation on MiddleTalk and Twitter at #midleved this Friday at 8:00 pm EST.
What Kinds of Things DO Teachers Buy for Their Classrooms?
By Bill Ferriter
After swinging through Target and dropping another $10 bucks on supplies that I need for an upcoming science lab, I decided to pull out my envelope o’ receipts and see how much I’ve spent on school purchases so far this year.
Teachers’ newest online worry: ‘cyberbaiting’
11 percent of teachers know a friend who has been ‘cyberbaited,’ or taunted by a student hoping to record an outburst, according to a new survey.
Using Wolfram|Alpha in the Classroom
Wolfram|Alpha is a free online computational knowledge engine that generates answers to questions in real time by doing computations on its own vast internal knowledge base. Our long-term goal is to make all systematic knowledge immediately computable and accessible to everyone. This can be valuable to educators in many ways.
Create, Curate, Share
Instant screen sharing. Instant Aha!
Get everybody on the same page, when they’re not in the same room, instantly. Review documents and designs. Train staff. Demo products or just show off. join.me is a ridiculously simple screen sharing tool for meetings on the fly.
Events & Happenings:
Calendar of Events:
- 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