Comic Books & the Brain / AI K-12 Lessons / Deep vs. Machine Learning

Comics and the brain
The visual language of comic books can improve brain function. Literary scholars have started to study the unique language of visual narratives and how it influences and informs the way readers understand stories, and how our brains develop and understand codes and language. @MaryWiddicks @qz @MCChildsBookDay @FirstBook

Artificial Intelligence in Higher Education: Lessons for K-12 Tech Leaders – Artificial Intelligence is being cited by some as the next big teaching tool, and a new area of study for students. @AlysonRKlein @educationweek

Deep/Machine Learning
Deep learning vs. machine learning: Understand the differences – Both machine learning and deep learning discover patterns in data, but they involve dramatically different techniques. @meheller @infoworld @automeme @GoogleNews

Social/Mobile Media Education

Google Tour Builder for any Subject – Google Tour Builder allows you and your students to create virtual tours on a map, including locations, images, videos, descriptions, hyperlinks, and more. @ericcurts @ChristinaMLuce

Birds in flight

Learning

How One Photographer Captures the Glory of Birds in Flight – These multiple exposures result in some great art and science. @atlasobscura

Leadership/Parenting

How to create an escape the classroom game – Free lesson examples – Gamification and escape rooms are pretty much the most popular words in education. When hearing the word “game”, students suddenly straighten their backs and stop talking. @lucie_renard @ibookwidgets @Carmen_Restrepo

Inspirational/Funny Tweets

Hopes and Dreams@ErmaLuis1

Humor, Music, Cool Stuff

George Carlin – National Press Club [complete] – This is amazing. It isn’t short, but he covers a lot of how our language is misused. People on the left and the right should find this interesting. @TheGeorgeCarlin @PressClubDC

Recent Book Summaries, Original Work, and Guest Posts

Inside the Box

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

Leaders Eat Last: Why Some Teams Pull Together and Others Don’t by Simon Sinek

You Are Awesome: 9 Secrets to Getting Stronger and Living an Intentional Life by Neil Pasricha

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

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

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

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