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Curriculum of the Future / Improve Intelligence / Create AR Adventure

Sunday, November 25th, 2018

Curriculum of the Future
Why schools should teach the curriculum of the future, not the past – Robots, artificial intelligence, automation – no longer the stuff of science fiction movies. @wef @hadip

Seven Easy Ways to Improve Your Intelligence Every Day – How many are you already doing? @larrykim @MobileMonkey_ @WordStream @Inc @Medium @CNBC

Create your own Augmented Reality location-based adventure. Metaverse is a very powerful platform for producing multiple forms of AR, everything from multiple choice questions, to using your camera to do a Google Image Search, to geo-location experiences. @crewsertech @micahshippee

Social/Mobile Media Education

Ten Must Read Special Education Blogs – If you’re working in special education and are always looking to learn, one great way to improve can be reading blogs. @Lynch39083 @Yuri_Druzhinin @AdvocateforEd

Learning

Two Easy Ways to Publish Podcasts – And Ten Topics for Classroom Podcasts – Many teachers are now including podcasting projects in their classrooms. @jonathanwylie @rmbyrne

Leadership/Parenting

Seven Deadly Sins of First-Time Leaders and How to Avoid Them – Here are 7 mistakes that rookie leaders make and what we can do to avoid them. @GordonTredgold @Inc

Inspirational/Funny Tweets

College Purpose@joshua_r_eyler @bonni208 @tihighered

Humor, Music, Cool Stuff

This NASA Footage Of A Rocket Launching Into Space Is The Coolest Thing You’ll See All Week. In this amazing video, you can see a rocket launching from the perspective of outer space. @SPACEdotcom ‏@NASA

Recent Book Summaries, Original Work, and Guest Posts

After the Education Wars

After the Education Wars: How Smart Schools Upend the Business of Reform – by Andrea Gabor

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

Code Breaker: Increase Creativity, Remix Assessment, and Develop a Class of Coder Ninjas! by Brian Aspinall

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

Elite Schools

Why Do We Have Elite Schools? Click here for the original post at EdWeek Teacher and consider leaving a comment. @DrDougGreen @MsSackstein @EdWeekTeacher

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

The Gritty Truth of School Transformation: Eight Phases of Growth to Instructional Rigor by Amy M. Dujon

Future Driven: Will Your Students Thrive In An Unpredictable World? by David Geurin encourages teachers to look to the future as they design lessons to excite their students.

Peer Feedback in the Classroom: Empowering Students to be the Experts by Starr Sackstein

Hacking Digital Learning Strategies: 10 Ways to Launch EdTech Missions in Your Classroom by Shelly Sanchez Terrell

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Dr. Doug Green Says Hi From the Road to Key West

Monday, February 8th, 2016

What’s the point of being retired if you can’t go to Key West, Florida in February. I’ll post a fresh bunch of Net Nuggets tomorrow so for now, enjoy some of my Book Summaries. They will help you make purchasing decisions or internalize key concepts from books you’ve read. My Net Nugget Archives are also available. They should be very useful for researchers as well. If you just want to be entertained, check out my Humor/Music/Cool Stuff Archives. Joy to you all and God Bless. Dr. Doug

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Drawing Beats Writing / STEM Resources Pt. 2 / Engaging Kids

Saturday, December 8th, 2018

Drawing vs Writing

The act of drawing something has a “massive” benefit for memory compared with writing it down. A picture is worth a thousand words…. When it comes to conveying a concept, this sentiment can certainly be true. @Emma_J_Young @ResearchDigest @Randy_Matusky @elearningcoach

Over 150 STEM Resources for PBL and Authentic Learning… Technology – Welcome to number two in a series of four posts bringing you over 150 amazing resources for STEM education. @mjgormans @EdTechNerd

Engage Kids With Coding By Letting Them Design, Create, and Tell Stories – For Computer Science Education Week (Dec. 7-13), the nonprofit Code.org has helped organize nearly 200,000 “Hour of Code” events. @anya1anya @MindShiftKQED @Rdene915

Social/Mobile Media Education

Ten Rules for Effective Facebook Marketing – Share with whoever manages your school’s social media effort. @mike_gingerich @MSocialBusiness @NealSchaffer

Learning

The Most Efficient Way To Peel A Hardboiled Egg – You can skip to the 2:06 mark to see the pro do it. @epicurious

Education Gifts

Leadership/Parenting

60+ Education Gifts to Add to Your List – What are you getting for your kids? @JustinAglio @Getting_Smart

Inspirational/Funny Tweets

Friends Who Listen@HeatherDeSantis @ShawnJohnson_

Humor, Music, Cool Stuff

Pool Breaks Do Not Get Any Better Than This. Well, *technically,* there could be a better break, but this is probably as good as real life will get. @TYPLive1 @1St4_OutdoorSol

Recent Book Summaries, Original Work, and Guest Posts

After the Education Wars

After the Education Wars: How Smart Schools Upend the Business of Reform – by Andrea Gabor

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

Code Breaker: Increase Creativity, Remix Assessment, and Develop a Class of Coder Ninjas! by Brian Aspinall

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

Elite Schools

Why Do We Have Elite Schools? Click here for the original post at EdWeek Teacher and consider leaving a comment. @DrDougGreen @MsSackstein @EdWeekTeacher

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

The Gritty Truth of School Transformation: Eight Phases of Growth to Instructional Rigor by Amy M. Dujon

Future Driven: Will Your Students Thrive In An Unpredictable World? by David Geurin encourages teachers to look to the future as they design lessons to excite their students.

Peer Feedback in the Classroom: Empowering Students to be the Experts by Starr Sackstein

Hacking Digital Learning Strategies: 10 Ways to Launch EdTech Missions in Your Classroom by Shelly Sanchez Terrell

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Effective Feedback / VR Science Books / Why Teachers Don’t Use Tech

Sunday, December 9th, 2018

Effective Feedback
Twenty Ways To Provide Effective Feedback For Learning – While assessment gets all the press, it is feedback for learning that can transform a student’s learning. @laurareynolds75 @TeachThought @DavidFifeP @nuzzel @vendi55

Virtual Reality Science Books Make Learning a Blast! This looks like a good pick for Christmas presents. @myfourandmore @britannica @EloiseM25

Eleven Reasons why teachers don’t use technology – Here are a number of the real reasons so many teachers are reluctant to use technology in the classroom and some suggestions for what we can do about it. @ukedchat @NikPeachey

Social/Mobile Media Education

Google Classroom: Email a Summary of Student Work. Google Classroom now allows you to send the individual student report to guardians. @alicekeeler

Teach Debate

Learning

Teach kids to debate, and you teach them not to be ignored. Debating can drive confidence, oracy and ultimately social mobility. @negoodfellow @TesResources

Leadership/Parenting

Eliminate mindless professional development. It’s essential that teachers’ professional development resemble in its learning processes the kinds of teaching and learning desired in all classrooms. @DennisSparks @DavidFifeP

Inspirational/Funny Tweets

Learning quoteRoman Nowak @Nowakro

Humor, Music, Cool Stuff

This POV Footage Of A Wingsuit Pilot Barreling Down A Cliffside At 120 MPH Is Bananas. The pilot climbed through sub-freezing temperatures to jump from the highest exit point on the west ridge of the famous Eiger Mountain in Switzerland. @NG4Productions

Recent Book Summaries, Original Work, and Guest Posts

After the Education Wars

After the Education Wars: How Smart Schools Upend the Business of Reform – by Andrea Gabor

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

Code Breaker: Increase Creativity, Remix Assessment, and Develop a Class of Coder Ninjas! by Brian Aspinall

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

Elite Schools

Why Do We Have Elite Schools? Click here for the original post at EdWeek Teacher and consider leaving a comment. @DrDougGreen @MsSackstein @EdWeekTeacher

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

The Gritty Truth of School Transformation: Eight Phases of Growth to Instructional Rigor by Amy M. Dujon

Future Driven: Will Your Students Thrive In An Unpredictable World? by David Geurin encourages teachers to look to the future as they design lessons to excite their students.

Peer Feedback in the Classroom: Empowering Students to be the Experts by Starr Sackstein

Hacking Digital Learning Strategies: 10 Ways to Launch EdTech Missions in Your Classroom by Shelly Sanchez Terrell

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Encourage Girls in STEM / Viral Infographics Secrets / Disarming Conflict

Tuesday, December 4th, 2018

Girls in STEM
How to encourage more girls to pursue science and math careers – Negative stereotypes about girls’ ability can discourage from them pursuing careers in math and science. @MDDelahunty @InspiringSTEM_N @GoogleExpertUK

21 Secrets Behind Viral Infographics – 90% of information that’s transmitted to our brains is visual. This is aimed at business, but it is important for educators. @jeffbullas

Eleven Helpful Phrases for Disarming Conflict – It doesn’t matter if the conflict is with a student, a colleague, or a parent, it’s so important to listen carefully and let the other person know you are listening carefully. @DavidGeurin @ElisaBostwick

Social/Mobile Media Education

A Musician’s Guide to Promoting Music On Twitter – Perhaps musicians and/or groups in your school can use this. @KeithKeller @tweepsmap

Learning

Forgery Experts Reveal How They Spot Fake Paintings. Forensics is a hot topic for getting students interested in learning. This might help. @WIRED @tatraas

Leadership/Parenting

‘Video game rehab’ is just an excuse for lazy parents. Bloomberg reported on parents seeking out rehab for children addicted to the popular video game Fortnite. @karol @nypost

Inspirational/Funny Tweets

Feedback quote@Larryferlazzo

Humor, Music, Cool Stuff

Musician Works His Way Up The Ten Levels Of Classical Jazz Guitar, And It’s Incredible. If you play guitar or like guitar music you will like this. @LucasBrar @SwedishKuriboh ‏

Recent Book Summaries, Original Work, and Guest Posts

After the Education Wars

After the Education Wars: How Smart Schools Upend the Business of Reform – by Andrea Gabor

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

Code Breaker: Increase Creativity, Remix Assessment, and Develop a Class of Coder Ninjas! by Brian Aspinall

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

Elite Schools

Why Do We Have Elite Schools? Click here for the original post at EdWeek Teacher and consider leaving a comment. @DrDougGreen @MsSackstein @EdWeekTeacher

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

The Gritty Truth of School Transformation: Eight Phases of Growth to Instructional Rigor by Amy M. Dujon

Future Driven: Will Your Students Thrive In An Unpredictable World? by David Geurin encourages teachers to look to the future as they design lessons to excite their students.

Peer Feedback in the Classroom: Empowering Students to be the Experts by Starr Sackstein

Hacking Digital Learning Strategies: 10 Ways to Launch EdTech Missions in Your Classroom by Shelly Sanchez Terrell

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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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Great Social Media Infographics / Amazing Social Media Stats / Thanksgiving Chemistry

Friday, November 23rd, 2018

SM Infographics
Seven Social Media Infographics That Will Blow Your Mind – Here are some quick facts, provided by BrandWatch, on just how big and important social media is today. @jeffbullas @Kit_Smith @zacjohnson

121 Amazing Social Media Statistics and Facts – It is a fact of the internet that every click, every view and every sign-up is recorded somewhere. @Kit_Smith @Brandwatch

The Chemistry of Thanksgiving or “Why It’s Not Turkey Making You Sleepy.” Enjoy this compilation of Thanksgiving turkey chemical deliciousness! We’re celebrating the holiday with our favorite food science bits and pieces. @ACSReactions @rmbyrne

Social/Mobile Media Education

Teen texting codes every parent needs to know – Here are just a few of the dangerous slang terms — from “LH6” to “99” — that parents should know. I sure didn’t. @GettyImages ‏@HelloZift @popdotmedia @nypost

Learning

U.S. Population Growth by State (1900-2017) – This animation makes population groth look like a horse race. It’s a very cool visual data display. @ThePedMeister @DataIsBeautiful @reddit

Leadership/Parenting

The Best New Schools Don’t Look Like Schools At All. If your district is going to build you need to check these out. @DianaBudds @FastCompany @CLPerry55 @E_Sheninger

Inspirational/Funny Tweets

💙 I love you
👊 I’m proud of you
🤗 I’m sorry
🙈 I forgive you
👂 I’m listening
⚡️ This is your responsibility
💯 You have what it takes to succeed.
@mraspinall

Humor, Music, Cool Stuff

Apple Goes Full-Pixar In Its New Ad For The Holidays. Apple’s holiday ad this year is a surprisingly charming and well-done animation short about the power of sharing. @Apple

Recent Book Summaries, Original Work, and Guest Posts

After the Education Wars

After the Education Wars: How Smart Schools Upend the Business of Reform – by Andrea Gabor

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

Code Breaker: Increase Creativity, Remix Assessment, and Develop a Class of Coder Ninjas! by Brian Aspinall

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

Elite Schools

Why Do We Have Elite Schools? Click here for the original post at EdWeek Teacher and consider leaving a comment. @DrDougGreen @MsSackstein @EdWeekTeacher

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

The Gritty Truth of School Transformation: Eight Phases of Growth to Instructional Rigor by Amy M. Dujon

Future Driven: Will Your Students Thrive In An Unpredictable World? by David Geurin encourages teachers to look to the future as they design lessons to excite their students.

Peer Feedback in the Classroom: Empowering Students to be the Experts by Starr Sackstein

Hacking Digital Learning Strategies: 10 Ways to Launch EdTech Missions in Your Classroom by Shelly Sanchez Terrell

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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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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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I’m Off the Grid Until Monday. Time to Review My Archives.

Friday, August 8th, 2014

Hello from the Adirondack Mountains where Internet access is spotty at best. I’ll be back with my daily Net Nuggets on Monday. Until then I’m referring you to my Net Nugget archives on the left side of my home page, and my 100+ book summaries available under the BOOK SUMMARIES tab near the top of my home page. The summaries contain the key concepts from the books, but lack the detailed evidence and interesting stories that support the author’s claims.

If you are reading this, I would like to thank you for your support. If you click a book item at the bottom of any page, it will take you to Amazon where you can purchase the book. I encourage you to do this to support the authors who often give me their books. I will also get a small payment. I hope you find my work valuable and please consider sharing it with your network. Thanks so much.

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