Archive for the ‘Dr. Doug’s Twitter Service’ Category

Expanding What Teachers Do / Things to Say More / The Physics of Simone Biles

Wednesday, August 14th, 2019

Edtech Expands
How Edtech Can Expand What Teachers Do – Education technology has the capacity to increase what a teacher can accomplish in the course of a day’s work. @Kareemfarah23 @edutopia @JasonElsom @Eduporium

Ten Things Every Educator Should Say More Often – In a previous post, David Geurin shared eight things a successful educator should never say. Here he considers what we should be saying more. @DavidGeurin @KFelicello @DisruptedTv

The Biomechanical Perfection of Simone Biles in Flight – This is an interesting physics lesson here. @jetjocko @Simone_Biles @WIRED @nick_chater

Social/Mobile Media Education

The White House wants to regulate social-media moderation. If enacted, the executive order would vastly expand the Federal Communications Commission’s responsibilities. @charlottejee @techreview @tee62 @jtemple

Learning

Front Lawns Don’t Really Make Sense. How Did Americans Begin Their Obsession With Them? This is an interesting history lesson with grass as the focus. @bottidavid @sameenamin @markscheffler @nytimes

Can't force learning

Leadership/Parenting

Rethinking the Lesson Plan – You can’t mandate learning, but you can create conditions where people are inspired and empowered to learn. @katiemartinedu @KFelicello

Inspirational/Funny Tweets

Struggles quote@911Well @HTStelian

Humor, Music, Cool Stuff

The Trailer For Netflix’s ‘Dark Crystal: Age Of Resistance’ Is Stunning. The prequel series to Jim Henson’s 1982 movie will be available on Netflix on August 30.
@netflix

Recent Book Summaries, Original Work, and Guest Posts

The Happy Mind
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

Wise Guy: Lessons From a Life by Guy Kawasaki

From Teacher to Leader: Finding Your Way as a First-Time Leader—Without Losing Your Mind by Starr Sackstein

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

Should We Be Teaching Optimism? by Dr. Doug Green

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

Seven Things That Can Spoil Your Relationship with the Students by Kate Khom

Hacking Project-Based Learning: 10 Easy Steps to PBL and Inquiry in the Classroom by Ross Cooper and Erin Murphy

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FB Gives us: Fear, Loss of Jobs & Less Teen Driving

Sunday, July 22nd, 2012

It is truly amazing how many ways Facebook impacts our culture. It causes fear for many organizations, results in real people losing real jobs, and less driving by teens, which sounds good to me. Page two suggests live streaming school events, tips for customizing learning, ignorance as a weapon, and a player piano that picks up tweets. Also check out my summary of Flip Your Classroom.

Most organizations fear social media. Harvard Business Review – @gcouros @HarvardBiz

Eleven Ways To Lose Your Job On Facebook @Jeffbullass @gcouros

Fewer teens getting driver’s licenses thanks to social media. @colonelb

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Fostering a STEM Mindset / Learner Profiles / Be an Antiracist

Thursday, August 22nd, 2019

Fostering STEM Mindset
Teacher Responses that Foster a STEM Mindset – How many of these are you already using? @DrJacieMaslyk @stppLMC @DefinedSTEM

Getting to Know YOU with your Learner Profile. Kids and teachers need more information to figure out who they are as learners using Universal Design for Learning. @bbray27 @sarahdateechur @bbray27

Six ways to be antiracist, because being ‘not racist’ isn’t enough. As a culture, we have a ways to go. This might help. @rebecca_ruiz @mashable @MoniseLSeward @biblio_phile @TheWeirdTeacher @TheJLV @ValeriaBrownEdu @DrIbram

Airdrop Porn

Social/Mobile Media Education

Teens Airdrop Porn for Laughs, But the Consequences Can Be Serious. You and your teens need to be aware of this prank. @josephlongo_ @WeAreMel

Learning

Back to School With Sphero Robots – If you don’t have one in your school’s maker space you should consider getting one. @Sphero @stppLMC @LFlemingEDU

Kids Outdoors

Leadership/Parenting

Spending time in nature can benefit your child’s cognitive skills. @FuturityNews @chucksedwin1 @tveitdal

Inspirational/Funny Tweets

Stumble@dederittman

Humor, Music, Cool Stuff

School’s Open! Cartoons – Thank you Larry Cuban @LarryCuban @CubanLarry

Recent Book Summaries, Original Work, and Guest Posts

Harnassing Tech

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

Wise Guy: Lessons From a Life by Guy Kawasaki

From Teacher to Leader: Finding Your Way as a First-Time Leader—Without Losing Your Mind by Starr Sackstein

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

Should We Be Teaching Optimism? by Dr. Doug Green

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

Seven Things That Can Spoil Your Relationship with the Students by Kate Khom

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Games for All Students / OK to Misspell? / Hydrating Foods

Friday, August 9th, 2019

Games for All
Gamifying Your Class to Meet the Needs of All Learners – Introduce game dynamics like leveling up and earning badges into your classroom to boost student engagement. @JMcCarthyEdS @edutopia @SNewco @web20classroom

Why is my kid allowed to make spelling mistakes? Many teachers in the early grades encourage inventive spelling, also known as temporary spelling where the child makes the best guess on the spelling of the word, rather than stopping to find out the correct version. @cultofpedagogy @ajjuliani

Hydrating foods: The top 20 and their benefits – Water is essential for human health, but water alone does not hydrate the body. In fact, people can increase their hydration level and water intake with many foods and other drinks. @acattamanchi @MNT_MariaCohut @mnt

Social/Mobile Media Education

How You Can Use Icons to Pump Up Your Blog – The adage that “a picture is worth a thousand words” is correct for efficiency and usability of icons over text. @ReviewznTipscom @mssackstein

Learning

The World’s Military Spending, Visualized – Half of all global military spending comes from five countries alone — “the United States ($649 billion), China ($250 billion), Saudi Arabia ($67.6 billion), India ($66.5 billion) and France ($63.8 billion). @howmuch_net @Treasury_WB

Leadership/Parenting

How to Use Kahoot’s New Question Bank to Create a Game – Earlier this summer Kahoot gave a preview of some new features including a question bank for making quiz games. @GetKahoot @rmbyrne

Inspirational/Funny Tweets

C.S. Lewis@Imported_Fun

Humor, Music, Cool Stuff

The Biggest Cities In The United States From 1790 To 2018, Visualized – Over the past several decades, with economic fluctuations, suburban sprawl, urban decay and numerous other factors, the American landscape has changed considerably. This is very cool. @f_l_o_u_r_i_s_h @RedditorYT

Recent Book Summaries, Original Work, and Guest Posts

The Happy Mind
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

Wise Guy: Lessons From a Life by Guy Kawasaki

From Teacher to Leader: Finding Your Way as a First-Time Leader—Without Losing Your Mind by Starr Sackstein

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

Should We Be Teaching Optimism? by Dr. Doug Green

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

Seven Things That Can Spoil Your Relationship with the Students by Kate Khom

Hacking Project-Based Learning: 10 Easy Steps to PBL and Inquiry in the Classroom by Ross Cooper and Erin Murphy

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Gamification and Learning / AI In the Home / Language Learning Tips

Saturday, August 17th, 2019

Gamification and Learning
How Gamification Uncovers Nuance In The Learning Process – Gamification is simply the application of game-like mechanics to non-game ‘things.’ @terryheickedu @TeachThought @Rdene915

The Best Devices with Artificial Intelligence for Your Home – Artificial Intelligence used to be a fictive narrative from Isaac Asimov’s novels and futuristic films. Today it’s 2019, and AI is no longer just a product of imagination. @kate_v_khom @ramaraobobby

Ten Strategies for Making the Target Language More Comprehensible – These tips look like winners to me. Share with language teachers and learners you know. @MundodePepita @tmsaue1 @profedenham

Digg Editor Job

Social/Mobile Media Education

Digg is looking for an Associate Curation Editor to help run the front page. Digg is a news aggregator that curates the most interesting news and stories on the internet every day. I use it a lot for my Humor, Music, Cool Stuff posts. @Digg

Learning

The Minimum Wage In The United States Is Ridiculously Low — Why Haven’t We Raised It In So Long? Other countries use public commissions while we leave it up to politicians, which is why it doesn’t go so well. @Maddie_Marshall @adamplease @voxdotcom

Immersive Experiences

Leadership/Parenting

Immersive Experiences in Education – A newly published white paper investigates the pedagogical theory and use cases for deploying mixed reality in the classroom. @alicebonasio @techtrends_tech @dan_bowen

Inspirational/Funny Tweets

Tom Landry@tim_fargo

Humor, Music, Cool Stuff

The Worst Scams You’ll Encounter While Visiting Paris And How To Avoid Them – Scammers are watching out for foolish tourists. Here are some tips on how to outsmart them. @woltersworld

Recent Book Summaries, Original Work, and Guest Posts

Harnassing Tech

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

Wise Guy: Lessons From a Life by Guy Kawasaki

From Teacher to Leader: Finding Your Way as a First-Time Leader—Without Losing Your Mind by Starr Sackstein

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

Should We Be Teaching Optimism? by Dr. Doug Green

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

Seven Things That Can Spoil Your Relationship with the Students by Kate Khom

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Greatest Tweets Without Links of 2013

Saturday, December 28th, 2013

Every day when I post the best links I can find on the Internet, I include a quote. They are chosen to inspire and instruct. This year, many of them dealt with the fact that failure and success go hand in hand. This is a popular concept in current business and education literature. It is also the topic of my summary of Little Bets: How Breakthrough Ideas Emerge From Small Discoveries by Peter Sims. I hope you enjoy my favorites from 2013 and thanks for your support.

11/27 If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader. John Quincy Adams @gcouros

11/21 If you’re not the one who’s controlling your learning, you’re not going to learn as well. Joel Voss @wired

11/19 The best way to predict the future is to invent it. Alan Kay @petersims

11/14 Be kinder than necessary. @readingsecrets

11/13 People don’t know what they want until they’ve seen it. Steve Jobs @petersims

11/7 The only way to get ahead is to fail early, fail often, and fail forward. John Maxwell @principalspage

11/4 Listen if you want to be heard. John Wooden @principalspage

11/2 Every wrong attempt discarded is just one more step forward. Thomas Edison

10/21 Failure taught me things about myself that I could have learned no other way. @Larryferlazzo @justintarte

10/20 Kids who grow kale will eat kale. Growing your own food is like printing money. Every kid should be a gardener. @DrDougGreen

10/17 If you are going to doubt something, doubt your limits. Don Ward @principalspage

10/16 Progress is impossible without change; and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything. George Bernard Shaw @Montberte

10/15 “I was wrong,” builds more respect than, “I told you so.” @Leadershipfreak @principalspage

10/10 A good hockey player plays where the puck is. A great hockey player plays where the puck is going to be. Wayne Gretzky @GuyKawasaki

10/7 Surrounding yourself with ‘yes’ people is like talking to yourself. @FSonnenberg @LollyDaskal

10/3 Do you want your students to enjoy your class? Then enjoy your class. @DrJoeClark @principalspage

9/30 Failure doesn’t mean you are a failure. It just means you haven’t succeeded yet. Robert Schuller

9/29 Do not let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do. John Wooden @principalspage

9/26 The only place that success comes before work is in the dictionary. Vince Lombardi @principalspage

9/20 I have failed over and over again, that is why I succeed. Michael Jordan @steve_maul

9/11 How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world. Anne Frank @GuyKawasaki

9/3 The way to succeed is to double your failure rate. Thomas Watson, (Founder of IBM) @principalspage

9/2 When you have exhausted all possibilities, remember this – you haven’t. Thomas Edison @principalspage

8/28 If you don’t start you can’t fail. If you don’t start, you will fail. Seth Godin @thisissethsblog

8/26 Risks must be taken because the greatest hazard in life is to risk nothing. Leo Buscaglia @GuyKawasaki

8/25 Nothing will stop you from being creative so effectively as the fear of making a mistake. John Cleese @nancyrubin

8/22 It costs you nothing to be nice, but can cost you a fortune if you’re not. @petershankman

8/17 A good leader takes a little more than his share of the blame, and a little less than his share of the credit. Arnold H. Glasgo @Jeff_Zoul

8/11 Most great people have attained their greatest success just one step beyond their greatest failure. Napoleon Hill @ChrisWidener

8/2 Too often we give children answers to remember rather than problems to solve. Roger Lewin @BryanMcDonaldPD @justintarte @clindhol

7/27 I not only use all the brains that I have but all the brains I can borrow. Woodrow Wilson @tombarrett @c_durley

7/6 The function of leadership is to produce more leaders, not more followers. Ralph Nader @principalspage

6/24 Without deviation from the norm, progress is not possible. Frank Zappa @GuyKawasaki

6/23 It is better to keep asking questions than to know all the answers. @LollyDaskal

6/10 The biggest mistake isn’t making mistakes its making excuses. @Leadershipfreak

5/10 Don’t let the fear of striking out hold you back. Babe Ruth @mccoyderek

5/7 Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible. Dalai Lama @ChrisWidener @DalaiLama

4/30 What is right is more important than who is right. John Wooden @principalspage

4/26 Anyone who doesn’t make mistakes isn’t trying hard enough. Wess Roberts @principalspage

2/25 Every strike brings me closer to the next home run. Babe Ruth @Sports_HQ @zecool

2/6 Don’t compare yourself to others. Compare yourself to the person you were yesterday. @Fit_Motivator @principalspage

2/5 The only time you run out of chances is when you stop taking them. – Unknown @NMHS_Principal

1/31 It’s hard to beat a person who never gives up. -Babe Ruth @motivational

1/17 A smooth sea never made a skilled sailor – English Proverb @ToddWhitaker

1/9 The greatest danger for most of us is not that our aim is too high and we miss it, but that it is too low and we reach it. Michelangelo @SirKenRobinson

1/8 To be outstanding, get comfortable with being uncomfortable. @principalspage

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Hanna’s Helpful Hands / Good vs. Bad Questions / Elementary Genius Hour

Friday, August 23rd, 2019

Hanna
Meet Hannah – She is a 13-year-old who is raising fund to establish a clothing and supplies bank for kids at her former elementary school. Consider donating via her GoFundMe page. Watch a news story about her. @abc7johngregory @abc7

What Is The Purpose Of A Question? What’s the difference between a good question and a bad question? @terryheickedu @TeachThought

Elem Genius Hour
Genius Hour in Elementary School – A teacher shares what she did and what she learned when she implemented Genius Hour in her fifth-grade class. @SmithMeshelle @jedikermit @spencerideas

Social/Mobile Media Education

Schools are locking up students’ phones, creating ‘severe anxiety.’ Yondr’s pouches seal when students place their phones in them at the start of the day. Students then keep the pouches on them so their phones aren’t at risk of getting stolen. When school lets out, they get a code to unlock them. @LaurenSteussy @nypost

Learning

Boosting computing power for the future of particle physics – Prototype machine-learning technology co-developed by MIT scientists speeds processing by up to 175 times over traditional methods. @MITNewsTips @juandoming @MIT

Leadership/Parenting

Voices in Tech: How edtech coaches aid classroom instruction. – A well-trained team of coaches helps teachers manage the potentially overwhelming integration of new technology. @NicholeAllmann @EDU_journalist @DA_magazine @Eduporium

Inspirational/Funny Tweets

Circumstances@NidoQubein @Home_and_Loving

Humor, Music, Cool Stuff

Camera Captures A Rocket Launch From A Mere 200 Feet Away. The launching of the United Launch Alliance’s Delta IV Medium rocket is so close to the camera we can practically taste the exhaust fumes. @johnkrausphotos

Recent Book Summaries, Original Work, and Guest Posts

Harnassing Tech

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

Wise Guy: Lessons From a Life by Guy Kawasaki

From Teacher to Leader: Finding Your Way as a First-Time Leader—Without Losing Your Mind by Starr Sackstein

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

Should We Be Teaching Optimism? by Dr. Doug Green

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

Seven Things That Can Spoil Your Relationship with the Students by Kate Khom

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High-Quality Math Tasks / Apps in 6 Weeks / Robotic Shorts

Wednesday, August 21st, 2019

Online math
Finding High-Quality Math Tasks Online – A guide to finding math work at every level of cognitive demand for elementary students, including problems that push their thinking. @stppLMC @cultofpedagogy @edutopia

6 weels of code
Apple Shows What Chicago Students Can Do With Just Six Weeks of Code. After six weeks students showed off apps they made. @JinSooDHuh @EdSurge @AppleEDU @jimharmon

Scientists develop robotic shorts that make it easier to walk and run. Harvard University researchers have developed a new powered exosuit that can make you feel as much as a dozen pounds lighter when walking or running. @JonPorty @Verge @nick_chater

Social/Mobile Media Education

Six Benefits of Opting for Online Education – Many students are looking for alternatives because conventional education entails higher tuition and limited courses. @Socialbarrel @showmeapp

Learning

Welcome to McDonald’s. Would You Like a Podcast With Those Fries? With podcasts rising in popularity, it’s no surprise that companies are producing their own. What’s more surprising is that people are actually listening to them. @yaffebellany @nytimes

Digital Citizen Examples

Leadership/Parenting

Twenty Examples Of Digital Citizenship – We offer some specific examples of good digital citizenship from communicating with social media with clarity and respect to respecting other’s privacy. @TeachThought @Rdene915

Inspirational/Funny Tweets

Mark Twain@BobDuffyROC

Humor, Music, Cool Stuff

‘Guitar Hero’ God Takes Things To The Next Level, Quite Literally. This gamer decided he needed to up the ante and give himself his own personal challenge while playing the game. @godvfwine

Recent Book Summaries, Original Work, and Guest Posts

Harnassing Tech

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

Wise Guy: Lessons From a Life by Guy Kawasaki

From Teacher to Leader: Finding Your Way as a First-Time Leader—Without Losing Your Mind by Starr Sackstein

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

Should We Be Teaching Optimism? by Dr. Doug Green

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

Seven Things That Can Spoil Your Relationship with the Students by Kate Khom

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Home Visit Resources / No Assembly-Line Projects / Digital Boxtops

Wednesday, July 31st, 2019

Home Visits
Eight Useful School Home Visit Resources For Teachers – School home visits are continuing to see traction in many public school districts as a way to not simply ‘improve relationships with students’ but rather begin the school year ‘on even ground’ with families and communities. As a principal, I made lots of home visits. @terryheickedu @TeachThought @Rdene915

No More Assembly-Line Projects. Here is how to ensure all students are working together to complete a task. @DFISHERSDSU @NancyFrey @lappsdsu @ASCD @AnthonyStogni

Digital Boxtops
Box Tops for Education are going digital and we are excited! Since its inception in 1996, the Box Tops for Education program has given over $913 million back to America’s schools. @LifeStyleSarah @icsfblog

Social/Mobile Media Education

Why Are Newspaper Websites So Horrible? I find this is true for most, but not all. Take a look at The New York Post’s online effort. It’s free but note that the opinions have a conservative bias. @ajzaleski @CityLab @sree @raju @nypost

Learning

Pinkcast 3.08. This is how to prevent your phone from being a distraction. Is your phone a tool or an annoyance? I recommend you subscribe to the Pinkcasts. @DanielPink @Calnewport_

Leadership/Parenting

1.7 Million Students Attend Schools With Police But No Counselors. As policymakers call for more school police in response to safety concerns. Many students don’t have access to other kinds of staff necessary for safety like school nurses, social workers, and psychologists. @EvieBlad @EducationWeek

Inspirational/Funny Tweets

Positive quote@ToddWhitaker @msmelindacooper

Humor, Music, Cool Stuff

How Many Years Of Income It Takes To Buy A House In Every US County, Mapped – If you’re saving up to buy a house, it’s probably worth checking out this map. @reddit

Recent Book Summaries, Original Work, and Guest Posts

The Happy Mind
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

Wise Guy: Lessons From a Life by Guy Kawasaki

From Teacher to Leader: Finding Your Way as a First-Time Leader—Without Losing Your Mind by Starr Sackstein

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

Should We Be Teaching Optimism? by Dr. Doug Green

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

Seven Things That Can Spoil Your Relationship with the Students by Kate Khom

Hacking Project-Based Learning: 10 Easy Steps to PBL and Inquiry in the Classroom by Ross Cooper and Erin Murphy

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Humor, Music, & Cool Stuff Greatest Hits 2014

Tuesday, December 31st, 2013

In addition to the education and leadership resources I post daily, I always end with this grab bag category so you can have some fun, and maybe still learn something. So read through the list and have some fun. The greatest hits of my other categories were posted on previous days along with my best book summaries from 2013. Have a happy new year and thanks for your continued support.

11/27 Key and Peele’s Substitute Teacher bit – If you are new to these guys be sure to watch some of their other videos. @DrDougGreen

11/27 Regina Dugan: From a mach 20 glider to a hummingbird drone. The nerd as a hero and how we all have nerd power. Be sure to at least watch the humming bird drone at 9 minutes. @TED_TALKS

11/26 A quadriplegic gives a TED Talk using a robot. This is amazing, extremely cool, and inspirational. [10:22] Be sure to watch until he flies his drone. Students need to see this. @TEDx

11/22 Google Street View Team traumatized by Florida’s nude beaches. Lesson for kids: you never know when you are on camera. @HuffPostMiami

11/21 14 school mascots that may be more offensive than the Redskins – Nothing says team sprit better than Hobos. @sara_bee

11/19 All mammals that weigh as much as cats on up take the same amount of time to pee. This is real science and young students will probably get a kick out of it. (It’s the “Other Golden Rule” story.) @scifri

11/18 Princeton is the top school on Trojan’s list. Yes it’s the condom maker. @HuffPostCollege

11/13 Product Testing – The Rollie by Glove and Boots. After watching this, the ad for the real product will probably seem funny. @Fafagroundhog

11/10 Man returns to burning house to save beer. Don’t worry, it’s a happy ending, sort of. @NYDailyNews

11/9 Glove and Boots sing their version of All Together Now. This is so cute and funny. @sbarness1

11/6 Now we have robot baristas. The joke on NPR was now we finally found work for robots who majored in English. Don’t get me wrong, I think English is a fine major. My dear departed wife was one. @qz

11/2 Freestyle Finger Snapping – This starts with a tutorial and goes on to an amazing demonstration of this art. [4:05] @reddit_tv

10/31 The nine most-hated Halloween treats – This is pretty funny. @HuffPostBiz

10/17 Bacon lowers sperm count while white fish increases it. Who knew you could use bacon for birth control. :) @theage

10/15 Dilbert creator Scott Adams discusses his new book How to Fail at Almost Everything and Still Win Big. Passion and goals are way less important than process. Watch the video [5:13] first. @millermarinellc @WSJ

10/10 The difference between porn sex and real sex – This is informative and funny. There is no sex, just food, but it may not be appropriate for kids who haven’t had a reasonable amount of sex ed. If you plan to have an Internet porn conversation with your kid, this might be useful.

10/6 Professional kayaker rides down drainage ditch at 35 miles and hour. This could be bad for your kayak and/or your body. @dailydot

9/27 Mac Story – This is a short parody of Toy Story [2:24]. I gave it the funny rating. @digg

9/26 Glove and Boots test products you can only buy on TV. Gorilla using the Slap Chop brought tears to my eyes. @Fafagroundhog

9/17 Young American tourist shows off features of a Japanese vending machine. Looks like they are a few steps ahead of us with this technology. @digg

8/28 The places that European explorers really did discover first. @GuyKawasaki

8/23 Overcoming obstacles: This is a short inspirational TED Talk [4:22] by a physically disabled student who made the varsity basket ball team as a freshman. All students should see this. @rmbyrne

8/22 iPhone app rates your performance in bed. The [1:24] video is funny and probably PG rated. @mailonline @TheImusShow

8/22 Mickey Mouse in a Bad Ear Day [3:51] – This is very clever. Show it in class and have students critique. This can promote some critical thinking. @ValmontGod

8/9 The fries that bind – Here is a cool infographic on where you find or don’t find McDonald’s. No two countries that both had a McDonald’s have ever fought a war. Your students should find this interesting. @digg @foodbeast

8/7 Ten reasons to drink coffee. @GuyKawasaki

8/2 Pupils at David Bowie’s alma matter make a tribute video [10:01]. This is pretty arty. Perhaps it will inspire other kids to get creative. @SchoolsImprove @eveningstandard

7/31 Kid solves a Rubic Cube while juggling it. [1:35] This is officially Awesome!

7/30 London firefighters notice an increased use of handcuffs. @USATODAY

7/25 Tom Thum: The orchestra in my mouth – [11:41] This guy is amazing. @TED_TALKS

7/22 Yuck Movie – A 4th grader does a documentary exposing the truth about his school lunches. Lesson for adults: not only are the kids watching, they just may be filming. You also may be interested in the story I got this from in the @NYPost.

7/21 Drumming grandma (possibly great grandma) really rocks it. [1:25] @iEducator

7/16 San Francisco TV station reports names of pilots on Asiana flight 214 that recently crashed. Here is a news story that explains how it was a racist prank that made it on air. Don’t feel bad if you think it’s funny. @TheImusShow

7/3 This is a great TED Talk [18:06] by an autistic kid. “Instead of being a student of your field, be the field.” Also see his 60 Minutes piece from 2012 when he was 13. @millermarienllc

‘6/22 Eight-year-old sings opera (Queen of the Night from Mozart’s Magic Flute). This is one of opera’s biggest show off pieces. [3:08] @DrDougGreen

6/18 Manal al-Sharif: A Saudi women who dared to drive. This is very inspirational. Make sure your kids see this. @TED_TALKS @Montberte

5/21 The lighter side of Sweden from the 2013 Eurovision Song Contest. The you can’t understand all the lyrics, here they are. This makes fun of Swedish culture and it’s right on. I’m a Swedish-American and have been there many times. @GuyKawasaki

5/21 One high school’s epic ending to the school year – This video features every kid in school and what seems like the entire facility. Every sports team and activity in the school in their uniforms are also represented. What end-of-year tradition does your school have? @Guykawasaki

5/17 How Irish dancing got started – This is hilarious. Be sure to watch it all. Thanks to my Swedish cousin Morgan Johansson

5/15 Visit the International Space Station while an astronaut sings the David Bowie classic. This is pretty awesome. ISS astronaut Chris Hadfield wows with Bowie’s Space Oddity. @adambellow

5/8 Bohemian Rhapsody parody by Syracuse students – This is very well done. @millermarinellc

5/3 The Evolution of Music by the Pentatonix – This is a great history of music lesson. @catmiller2 @millermarinellc

4/26 It’s Monday – A parody of the Rebecca Black Friday song – This is pretty funny. @adambellow

4/24 World Yo Yo champion tells his story and shows off. The lesson here is to follow your passion. @TED_TALKS

4/14 The gorillage people – I love these guys. @ValmontGod @FafaGroundhog @MarioGlove

4/5 The 40 hottest women in tech list – Should women on this list be offended? You could title this list Accomplished Women in Tech for my money and run it as is. I got this from This Week in Tech which has many of these women as guests. They are all smart, hard working, interesting, and great role models.

3/14 Three minutes of fun for any French class with Mickey Mouse. This would be excellent for beginners. @ValmontGod

2/19 Nine-year-old banjo wiz with his brothers on guitar and fiddle. This is what can happen when kids don’t have video games. Thanks to Douglas Thaler, retired rock star manager

1/16 Two BBC Trailers with Monty Python songs. Love this stuff. @FastCompany

1/16 Porn study scrapped due to lack on men who don’t watch it. It also notes that most boys watch it by age ten. Parents take note. If you don’t provide sex ed your kid will probably get it online. @MailOnline

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