STEM-STEAM Resources / Quadratic Equation Trick / Fined for Movie Night

STEM Resources

Eleven resources for STEM, STEAM, and makerspaces – It’s easy enough to decide to focus more on a specific topic or skill, such as STEM, in the classroom, but it’s sometimes more difficult to find tools and resources to support that skill. @ESN_LAURA @eschoolnews

This Professor’s ‘Amazing’ Trick Makes Quadratic Equations Easier. Looking for the answers to ax² + bx + c = 0? A mathematician has rediscovered a technique that the ancient Babylonians used. Share with algebra teachers and students you know. @kchangnyt @13pt

Disney Chairman Apologizes to P.T.A. Asked to Pay Fee After ‘Lion King’ Screening. Does your school show privately owned DVDs at “movie night?” All you have to do is read the text prior to the movie and on the box to know it’s illegal. Don’t do it. @christineNYT @nytimes

SM Hacks

Social/Mobile Media Education

Six Quick Hacks for Increasing Organic Social Media Reach – As a brand, how do you ensure that your content continues to reach your target audience, and a good percentage of them? Share with the people who do social media for your school. @Disha_Dee @jeffbullas


Math Whiz Explains How Russians Do Multiplication And It Might Change The Way You Calculate Things. This would be fun to share with math students from upper elementary on up. @numberphile


Short Lessons on Colds and Flu – It’s always good to have students interested in the lesson, and there should be some serious interest in this topic. This is aimed at an elementary audience. @SciShowKids @rmbyrne

Inspirational/Funny Tweets

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Humor, Music, Cool Stuff

Thai Street Vendor Shows Off Breathtaking Precision With His Coconut Cutting Skills. This is facinating. Do your kids even know where coconuts come from? @Digg

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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