Planet Rotation Speeds Visualized / School’s Back-to-School Shopping List / Explainer Videos

Rotation Speeds
This Visualization Of The Relative Rotation Speeds Of Planets Is The Most Fascinating Video You’ll See Today. This brilliant animation is only 29 seconds long, but it could stand being watched more than once. @physicsJ @JAXA_en

Districts’ Back-to-School Shopping List: Masks, Gloves, Sanitizers and $25 Billion to Pay for It – The scale of purchasing is enormous: There are 55 million students and 7 million employees in public schools. It’s an unprecedented and daunting shopping venture, superintendents and chief financial officers say. @educationweek

Watch the latest Harvard Business Review explainer videos, case study discussions, and whiteboard sessions, featuring ideas and practical advice for leaders. After you watch some start making your own. @HarvardBiz

Social/Mobile Media Education

Five Google Classroom Features You Might Have Overlooked or Forgotten – Here Mr. Byrne covers posting announcements to multiple classrooms at the same time, scheduling announcements to appear at a later date, creating topics to organize assignments, scheduling assignments, and using Google Classroom to send bulk email to students and parents. @rmbryne


Why This Small Patch Of Land Makes It Impossible To Drive Between North America And South America. There are several problems that lead to this. See if you or your students can think of any before you play this short animation. @TabForACause


Should Mandatory “Seat Time” Requirements Exist? We already differentiate for learning styles and challenges, why not for lifestyles too? Who’s to say that outside experiential learning or a blended-online self-paced learning environment isn’t better for some students? @mssackstein

Inspirational/Funny Tweets

Where You Have Never Been@BruceVH

Humor, Music, Cool Stuff

Cher – “If I Could Turn Back Time” So it’s 1989 and she is on a Navy ship somewhere singing in an outfit that the sailors had to like. I’m a Cher fan and this is special. Some of the video was shot by a guy in a helicopter who says in a comment that it was his best gig. @thefilmpilot @cher @USNavy

Recent Book Summaries, Original Work, and Guest Posts

Emotional Intelligence 2.0

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

Smoothie Basics: Adding Nutrition and Taste to Your Diet Now That You Have More Time at Home by Dr. Doug Green

Slaying Goliath: The Passionate Resistance to Privatization and the Fight to Save America’s Public Schools by Diane Ravitch

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

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

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