Devices for Kindergarteners? / Tracking Disease in 1854 / Free Programming Apps

Devices for K?
COVID-19 Forces the Question: Should the Youngest Learners Have Devices? Districts explore providing iPads and Chromebooks, even for kindergartners. @davidSrauf @educationweek

How You Tracked An Outbreak In 1854 – John Snow made a critical discovery in 1854 that cholera was caused by water. This is an iconic use of data representation to solve a mystery. @PhilEdwardsInc @monalalwani @estellecaswell @voxdotcom

Three Free iPad Apps for Learning Programming Basics – But if an iPad is the only device your students’ have to use, there are some free apps your students can use to learn programming and coding basics. @rmbyrne @PBSKIDS

Social/Mobile Media Education

Who’s Winning—And Who’s Losing—The War Over 5G? In the middle of Huawei’s push to dominate the future of telecommunications with 5G—with 90-plus countries signed up as partners—the coronavirus outbreak threatened to be a public relations disaster. @ArthurLHerman @Forbes @citiesabc__ @Fabriziobustama


Daring Backyard Scientist Dips Her Hand Into Boiling Oil Without Getting Scalded. Physics Girl demonstrates the Leidenfrost Effect in this hair-raising scientific stunt. She explains the physics for about nine minutes then dips her hand. @thephysicsgirl


How to Use Stress for Advantage when Making Decisions – Stress goes down when you connect your heart. @Leadershipfreak @jrkuhns

Inspirational/Funny Tweets

Better Person@Imported_Fun

Humor, Music, Cool Stuff

MoonRun: Portable Cardio Trainer with Virtual Running Apps – Could this be better than a treadmill at only $249? @Digg

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