Play Is Important / An Innovator’s Alphabet / AI Family Challenge

Play Is Important
Why Play is Important for Child Development Play has evolved as a safe way to learn skills needed for survival. @NurturedNeurons @MittAubin

An Innovator’s Alphabet – Here is an alphbet of hot and hip terms associated with innovation. @Stefanowicz135 @MGeoghegan22

AI Family Challenge Introduces Artificial Intelligence, Encourages Problem Solving. Evaluations found that students participating in Technovation challenges display are more self-confident, better problem solvers, better entrepreneurs, more resilient and more self-reliant. @tvanderark @Getting_Smart @ziegeran

Social/Mobile Media Education

How to Enhance Any Curriculum With Short, Engaging, Accurate Videos – Use short videos to help students who are falling behind—and to give more advanced students the chance to have deeper discussions in class. @EdTechNerd @Edsurge

World Population


The World’s 7.5 Billion People, in One Chart – This simple application of data visualization makes it more intuitive to comprehend where people live around the globe. @jeff_desjardins @VisualCap @skylarclouds @wef


Libraries Are Often Missing From ‘Student Success’ Initiatives. Researchers Are Asking How to Change That. A new report this week explores whether libraries can play a more proactive role in helping community college students succeed. @sydneyfjohnson @EdSurge @HigherEdSurge

Inspirational/Funny Tweets

Nature Never Repeats@tim_fargo

Humor, Music, Cool Stuff

Your Ear Holes Deserve To Hear This Beautiful Handpan Music. After this clip of musician Adam Foote playing handpan in a forest in North Idaho went viral, he was able to quit his day job and pursue his dream of being a musician full-time. @ViralHog

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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