18-Minute History of the Universe / COVID-19 Vaccine Tracker / Collaborative Tech

Big History

The history of our world in 18 minutes – Backed by stunning illustrations, David Christian narrates a complete history of the universe, from the Big Bang to the Internet, in a riveting 18 minutes. All students should start with the big picture and this is it. Also, check out The Big History Project. @davidgchristian @TED_Talks @TeachingBigHist

COVID-19 Vaccine Tracker – There are currently 210 vaccines in development with 30 in clinical trials. This is a great graphical display of information. @MilkenInstitute and @FirstPersonSF

The pandemic classroom requires collaborative tech to thrive. COVID-19 has highlighted digital inequity—but collaborative tech and digital tools could help close the gap. @eschoolnews @Hengjiew

Social/Mobile Media Education

How to Increase the Chances of Your Students Actually Watching Your Instructional Videos – In total Rychard Byrne found five key points. Those points are outlined here. @rmbyrne


Six Tips For Getting Better Sleep – Want to not only fall asleep quickly but also stay asleep longer? Sleep scientist Matt Walker explains how your room temperature, lighting, and other easy-to-fix factors can set the stage for a better night’s rest. This is only 5.5 minutes long. @sleepdiplomat @TED_Talks


How to Get Better at Things You Care About – You need to know the difference between performance and learning and so do your students. @ebriceno8 @TEDxMB @TED_Talks

Inspirational/Funny Tweets


Humor, Music, Cool Stuff

My Back Pages (Bob Dylan, Roger McGuinn, Tom Petty, Neil Young, Eric Clapton & George Harrison) – If you like the Byrds or early Bob Dylan you will love this. @songstir

Recent Book Summariess


IEP & Section 504 Team Meetings…and the Law by Miriam Kurtzig Freedman

Grading and the Law

Grading, Reporting, Graduating…and the Law by Miriam Kurtzig Freedman

Boys and SEX

Boys and Sex: Young Men on Hookups, Love, Porn, Consent, and Navigating the New Masculinity by Peggy Orenstein

Emotional Intelligence 2.0 by Travis Bradberry & Jean Greaves

Reprogramming the American Dream: From Rural America to Silicon Valley – Making AI Serve Us All by Kevin Scott

The Knowledge GAP: The Hidden Cause of America’s Broken Education System and How to Fix It by Natalie Wexler

Upstream: How to Solve Problems Before They Happen by Dan Heath

Innovate Inside the Box: Empowering Learners Through UDL and the Innovator’s Mindset by George Couros with Katie Novak

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