MSM 609: Scurryfunge Songs


Shawn and Troy talk about Moodle, Christmas Break, Public Domain, and more. Dave continues with the best books about Science.


“How many people does it take to change a light bulb?”

That’s just one of the many questions I should have asked before buying this lighthouse.

When you misspell things because you are over-excited, you’re making hypos

Walking home late last night , I passed a hot fudge sundae, a lemon cheesecake, and a slice of apple pie.

I thought to myself…

The streets are strangely desserted tonight.

Just bought “59 Ways To Remove Glue From Your Hands.”

Can’t put it down.

I really love my furniture… me and my recliner go way back.

They’ve crossed a homing pigeon with a woodpecker.

It not only delivers the message, it also knocks on the door.

What’s the best unusual Christmas present to receive?

  • A broken drum, you can’t beat that.

Middle School Science Minute  

by Dave Bydlowski (k12science or

K12Science Podcast:  Two More of the Best Science Books of 2023

I was recently reading the December 7, 2023 issue of “Smithsonian” magazine. 

In this issue, I read the article “The Ten Best Science Books of 2023” written by Bridget Alex, Riley Black, Dan Falk, Shi En Kim, Carlyn Kranking, and Joe Spring.  

In the article they shared their top nonfiction science titles from the past year, selected by “Smithsonian” magazine’s editors and frequent contributors. In our last podcast, I shared the reviews of two of the top ten books.  In today’s podcast, we will look at the reviews of two more books from the list:

  • Crossings: How Road Ecology is Shaping the Future of Our Planet by Ben Goldfarb
  • Starborn: How the Stars Made Us (and Who We Would Be Without Them) by Roberto Trotta

Reports from the Front Lines

  • Plans for Break
  • Flooding in Maine
  • AI in Education
  • Moodle Comparisons

The Social Web

Jonathan Spike  @jonathanspike

Super disappointed that my #ISTELive session “Clippy Has Gone Rogue: What to do When Microsoft’s AI Starts Critiquing Your Bank Account” was NOT accepted at #ISTE24 #ISTERejects #ISTE2024


Richard Byrne  @rmbyrne

If you like the Peanuts comics, you’ll want to take a look at these lesson plans.

Susie Dent  @susie_dent

Word of the Day, because it’s getting closer, is ‘scurryfunge’ (from US dialect): to frenziedly tidy up the house just before guests descend.

Richard Byrne@rmbyrne·

The Fastest Way to Create Video-based Lessons  (English teachers take note.)

Benjamin Waller

New & Unreleased H5P Creations by Oliver Tacke | A Detailed Showcase! In this video, I take a look at the new @H5PTechnology Game Map and some unreleased content types developed by our Lead H5P Ambassador, @otacke Check it out.




Public Domain Day

10 Tips To Design Learner-Centered Training

Social Media and Adolescent Health

H5P Content Types

Web Spotlight: 

Web Design Museum


The last day of this year is 123123

This won’t happen again…for awhile

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Random Thoughts . . .  

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