MSM 607: Rememble This, Or Not . . .

Summary:

Shawn and Troy talk about student research in Moodle, some inquiry cubes, and more. Dave hears an Acoustician.

Jokes:  

So, according to this BMI chart, my height has not been keeping up with my weight.


“Why is that book so thick?”

“It’s a long story.”


I tell strangers I’m “when Amazon only sold books” old.

In reality, I’m “when Amazon was only a river” old.


Got kicked out of the Liar’s Anonymous for telling them I was happy to see them.


Dave was lonely so he started a business.

Now he has a little company.


Middle School Science Minute  

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

K12Science Podcast:  Acoustician

I was recently reading the Fall, 2023 issue of “The Science Teacher” a publication of the National Science Teaching Association.  

In this issue, I read the section “Career of the Month” written by Luba Vangelova.  In this section, she focused on the career of an acoustician. 

An acoustician is an expert in the branch of physics concerned with the properties of sound.  Tony Hoover is an acoustician and recommends interested students to have a great understanding of acoustics, which is an interdisciplinary field that involves a lot of physics, math, and engineering.  

http://k12science.net/acoustician/

Reports from the Front Lines

  • Database Activity in Moodle for Research
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  • Professional Development – self-paced

The Social Web

Kevin Honeycutt  @kevinhoneycutt

129 free drawing lessons by me designed to fit the time you have in class! Everything from simple machines to national symbols to habitats. https://docs.google.com/drawings/d/1bC

Susie Dent  @susie_dent

(Unofficial) word of the day is ‘rememble’: to have a false memory of something. Possibly a blend of ‘remember’ and ‘fumble’.

John R. Sowash  @jrsowash

Taking screenshots is a #Chromebook feature I use dozens of times every day! I recorded this video for students to teach them how to use the screen capture tool: https://youtu.be/cGcUeTr_XMM?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=jrsowash&utm_content=edtechposts

Human Kind — Be Jingley @qurlyjoe@mstdn.social

I wonder what the part of my brain that used to store peoples’ phone numbers is doing now?

Mark Dunk @unklar@mastodon.education

A Free and Open-Source (FOSS) Geographic Information System

written by Miguel Guhlin

https://blog.tcea.org/social-studies-f

johnkuti @johnkuti@social.coop

visiting profiles of the Open Educators in this list https://edtechfactotum.com/open-educat

#mschat, #H5P, #msmatters

Strategies:  

Inquiry Cubes

https://passionatelycurioussci.weebly.com/blog/patterns-in-science-inquiry-cubes

Creating Experience Prototypes

https://dschool.stanford.edu/resources/educator-guide-this-is-a-prototype

Resources:  

EpicPBL 

Some Free materials

https://www.trevormuir.com/epicpbl

Revision History

Revision History adds a bar to the top of Google Docs with basic statistics like time spent writing, number of deletions and copy/pastes.

The replay feature (in beta) lets you watch a video of the student writing their paper.

Click on the details button to open a sidebar with more information about the student’s writing process, including what was copy/pasted and information on writing sessions.

  • The plugin pulls from data that is already stored by Google. All the analysis is done on your computer. This tool respects your privacy (and that of your students), so no student data, including the document text, is ever sent to our servers.

https://www.revisionhistory.com/

Kialo Edu

Kialo Edu is a custom version of Kialo (kialo.com), the world’s largest argument mapping and debate site, specifically designed for classroom use. Its clear, visually compelling format makes it easy to follow the logical structure of a discussion and facilitates thoughtful collaboration. Kialo’s mission is to promote well-reasoned discussion online, and to that end, Kialo is free for educators to use.

https://www.kialo-edu.com/

Web Spotlight: 

 AXIS:  The Culture Translator

A Charismatic Selection

What it is: The Oxford University Press has chosen “rizz” for their 2023 word of the year.

What it means: The word “rizz,” if you aren’t familiar, is essentially short for “charisma,” and is generally used to refer to someone with an ability to attract others through their sense of style, charm, or general attractiveness. Other contestants for word of the year were “Swiftie” (referring to a Taylor Swift fan), “situationship” (referring to a romantic relationship that hasn’t been clearly defined), and “prompt” (referring to instructions given to an AI program like ChatGPT). As per usual, now that the word “rizz” has been given so much attention, expect it to fall swiftly and completely out of use with everyone under 25.

Slang of the Week

Erm: Maybe one of the more self-explanatory slangs, “erm” is an interjection used to express hesitation or as a response to something annoying someone said or did. It serves double-duty as a vocal-filler and a response. It’s not really new, but it’s been seeing a resurgence as vernacular with content creators, which, in turn, has trickled down to their audiences. To see some members of Gen Alpha explain “erm” and other slang, check out this TikTok by Nicole Pellegrino.

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