Commuting History / Word Cloud Tools / Teaching Language Makeover

The Commuting Principle That Shaped Urban History – From ancient Rome to modern Atlanta, the shape of cities has been defined by the technologies that allow commuters to get to work in about 30 minutes. @EnglishRail @CityLab

Fantastic Word Cloud Tools for Chromebooks – Students can analyze their own writing to see which words they use often (perhaps too often) among other things. @ericcurts @crockow8

Let’s Give Our Teaching Language a Makeover. If the first thing you do is threaten a consequence you should read this. @cultofpedagogy @lorimcewen

Social/Mobile Media Education

The Brutal Authenticity Of BYOD – As students bring their own devices—and with them, their own apps, accounts, and tech-use patterns—what is naturally revealed, for better or for worse. @TeachThought

Meat Substitutes


Ranking Meat Alternatives by How Healthy They Are. Despite what some meatheads believe, science shows that plant-based eating can save your heart from a cholesterol-induced implosion, and more. @WeAreMel


Harvard Just Discovered that PowerPoint is Worse Than Useless. The world’s top entrepreneurs (like Jeff Bezos, Jack Dorsey, and Mark Cuban) avoid it like the proverbial plague. @Sales_Source @Inc

Inspirational/Funny Tweets


Humor, Music, Cool Stuff

Usage Share Of Internet Browsers From 1996 To 2019, Visualized – This is a very cool animated display of data. @Digg

Recent Book Summaries, Original Work, and Guest Posts

Harnassing Tech

Harnessing Technology for Deeper Learning by Scott McLeod and Julie Graber

The Happy Mind: A Simple Guide to Living a Happier Life Starting Today by Kevin Horsley and Louis Fourie

The Leadership Mind Switch: Rethinking How We Lead In the New World of Work by D. A. Benton and Kylie Wright-Ford

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

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

Should We Be Teaching Optimism? by Dr. Doug Green

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

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