Shawn and Troy talk about AI, tools, students, and more. Dave has Science, Science, Everywhere.
You’re in a wordplay contest and the topic is “water”.
- What is your wet pun of choice?
How did the plant go into business?
- He got seed money.
If you call someone a “stick in the mud” it’s because they are no fun.
- But if a dog finds a stick in the mud it’s the greatest day of his life.
A prisoner escaped by putting a paper towel over his face and walking out of jail.
- There’s a Bounty on his head.
Someone told me it was already autumn. I’m not falling for it.
Middle School Science Minute
K12Science Podcast: Science, Science, Everywhere
I was recently reading the April 2023 issue of “Connected Science Learning” a publication of the National Science Teaching Association.
In this issue, I read the editorial section written by Beth Murphy. She wrote an article entitled, “Science, Science, Everywhere.”
If we look to the history of science and engineering, it all begins with phenomena-observations of the natural and human-made worlds that cause one to ask questions and identify problems worth answering and solving. In her editorial she looks at how the formal science education system as we know it came to be.
Reports from the Front Lines
- Moodle vs Google Classroom
- USDZ images
- H5P Presentation
- PHET –
- AI in MAIne – Legal Aspects
- Friendly Grandpa
The Social Web
Word of the day is ‘struthonianism’: the act of burying one’s head in the sand; an attitude of ‘Problem? What problem?’. From the Latin ‘struthio’, ‘ostrich’.
Word of the day is another outing for ‘mumpsimus’ (16th century): one who sticks rigidly to their position, despite clear evidence that they shouldn’t.
The reason for your negative walkthrough assessment is because you failed to mention your Clarity Statement for the 60 seconds that I was in your classroom.
PhET is one of the best freely available tools out there for simulations, perfect for a project like
Lightning Session 3: Maxwell Fundi (Edutab) offered a comprehensive look at offering offline eLearning for primary schools in low resource settings using Moodle. He emphasised how Edutab brings STEM education to life through simulations on portable, single-board computers.
Let’s scrap the neuromyths: No, you aren’t a ‘visual’ or ‘auditory’ person
Who hasn’t heard the statement that we only use 10 per cent of our brain? That listening to Mozart’s music makes you smarter or that most learning happens in the first three years of life? Or that a person who is “right-brained” is more creative? Another widespread idea is that we are either visual, auditory or kinesthetic (more sensitive to touch) and that we learn better according to these “styles.”
At the Cognitive Health Research Laboratory at Laurentian University, our research team is particularly interested in the neuromyths of learning styles called VAK, for visual, auditory, kinesthetic.
Allows you (or your students) to create groups of connected items. You group four items with four groups.
*Scroll down to the bottom of the post for the Spoiler Answer
Gutenberg Audio Books
Thousands of free and open audiobooks powered by Project Gutenberg, Microsoft, and MIT.
Project Gutenberg, Microsoft, and MIT have worked together to create thousands of free and open audiobooks using new neural text-to-speech technology and Project Gutenberg’s large open-access collection of e-books. This project aims to make literature more accessible to (audio)book-lovers everywhere and democratize access to high quality audiobooks. Whether you are learning to read, looking for inclusive reading technology, or about to head out on a long drive, we hope you enjoy this audiobook collection.
AXIS: The Culture Translator
An Empirical Question
What it is: People everywhere are asking each other how often they think about the Roman Empire, and then posting about the answer. #romanempire currently has 1.2 billion views on TikTok.
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Current Events: The World from A to Z with Carl Azuz
Daily 9 minute news program for students. Carl’s back with all the puns!
“This podcast investigates the curious history of invention and innovation. Did Thomas Edison take credit for things he didn’t actually invent? What everyday items have surprising origins? And would man have ever got to the moon without… the bra?”