Ancient Four-Legged Whale / Family STEM Activities / Read & Live Longer

Every day I get the (liberal) New York Times delivered and I read the (conservative) New York Post online. Today three posts are from yesterday’s New York Post. It’s an excellent and free online newspaper even if you don’t like its conservative bias.

Ancient Whale
Ancient four-legged whale thrived both in sea and on land. Scientists have unearthed fossils in a coastal desert of southern Peru of a four-legged whale that thrived both in the sea and on land about 43 million years ago. @Reuters ‏@nypost

77 STEM Activities for Familie – STEM is everywhere. If you’re looking for ways to get families doing things together, STEM is a great way to do it. @dailystem @SueKwiecien @cubeforteachers

Why Reading Books Should Be Your Priority, According to Science – You’re not doing yourself any favors if you’re in the 26 percent of American adults who haven’t read even part of a book within the past year. @salubriousdish @Inc @AZHSPRIN @DavidGeurin

Social/Mobile Media Education

Amazon’s Alexa is about to become your personal doctor. Amazon’s voice assistant has gained several skills that will allow consumers to ask questions such as “Alexa, pull up my blood glucose readings.” @ysteinbuch @nypost

Space Bees


NASA is sending ‘robotic bees’ to space. NASA is sending two of its robotic “Astrobees,” cube-shaped flying robots that will help take care of routine tasks and participate in experiments, to the International Space Station later this month. @Chris_Ciaccia @nypost


Designing Flexible Seating With Students – A veteran elementary teacher shares what he’s learned from eight years of building a student-centered environment. @edutopia @DrGregGoins @benjamingilpin

Inspirational/Funny Tweets

Stupid Things 12 Stupid Things to Stop Saying to Your Team Immediately – @LollyDaskal

Humor, Music, Cool Stuff

Inside IKEA’s Laboratory of Futuristic Foods Assemble and enjoy bug burgers, mealworm meatballs, and algae hot dogs. I eat at IKEA whenever I can. The food is great and cheap. @rohini_chaki @atlasobscura

Recent Book Summaries, Original Work, and Guest Posts

Wise Guy

Wise Guy: Lessons From a Life by Guy Kawasaki

From Teacher to Leader: Finding Your Way as a First-Time Leader—Without Losing Your Mind by Starr Sackstein

Being Digital 23 Years Later by Nicholas Negroponte

The Formula: The Universal Laws of Success by Albert-László Barabási

Should We Be Teaching Optimism? by Dr. Doug Green

Token Ideas for Guest Speakers by Jenna Smith – If you need a high quality plaque check out EDCO Awards and Specialties.

Get It Done: The 21-day Mind Hack System to Double Your Productivity and Finish What You Start by Michael Mackintosh

All Children, Including Those with Learning Disabilities, Benefit from the Arts by Lillian Brooks

Seven Things That Can Spoil Your Relationship with the Students by Kate Khom

Hacking Project-Based Learning: 10 Easy Steps to PBL and Inquiry in the Classroom by Ross Cooper and Erin Murphy

Hacking Digital Learning Strategies: 10 Ways to Launch EdTech Missions in Your Classroom by Shelly Sanchez Terrell

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