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11/5 The Wildest Ways Humans Moved The Biggest Objects In History – There is a lot of science and engineering used here. @RealLifeLore22 @brilliantorg

11/5 Every Country England Has Invaded: Visualized – I didn’t realize the extent of the reach of this small country in all parts of the world. Prepare to be amazed. WARNING: There is a short ad at the beginning and a longer one at the end. @CuriosityStream @RealLifeLore22

11/5 How-To Techniques to Establish Pace – Pacing your story is like using the throttle to give an engine more gas. With more throttle, the engine revs up, and speed increases. Less throttle slows you down so you can see the passing scenery. @ProWritingAid @MoGalore

11/3 Why Some Memories Seem Like Movies: ‘Time Cells’ Discovered In Human Brains – If you fall off a bike, you’ll probably end up with a cinematic memory of the experience: the wind in your hair, the pebble on the road, then the pain. @NPRjonhamilton @NPR

11/3 The Science of Nerdiness – How active is your nerdy dopamine pathway? If some or all of these statements describe you, dopamine might well be flowing strongly to your prefrontal cortex. @sbkaufman @sciam

11/3 Space Station Marking 20 Years of People Living in Orbit. The International Space Station was a cramped, humid, puny three rooms when the first crew moved in. Twenty years and 241 visitors later, the complex has a lookout tower, three toilets, six sleeping compartments, and 12 rooms, depending on how you count. @Militarydotcom @LLLloyd1

11/2 Interactive Constitution – Learn about the text, history, and meaning of the U.S. Constitution from leading scholars of diverse legal and philosophical perspectives. The amendments are a quick read for parents and children frm middle school on up. @ConstitutionCtr @RosenJeffrey

11/2 Masks Work. Really. We’ll Show You How. This step-by-step animation does an excellent job of explaining how masks work. @JuniorXsound @gianordoli @kartpat @BedelSaget @nytgraphics

11/2 Seven Tactics to Write Quality Content Your Audience Will Love – Here are some proven tactics that will build your knowledge base and help you write quality content your audience will love. This is written for business, but I think it applies to teachers. @jeffbullas

11/1/2020 Someone Built A Wonderfully Over-The-Top Sandwich-Making Machine. It takes four Rube Goldberg machines to make one real sandwich. @josephsmachines

11/1/2020 How to take a vacation without leaving your own home – There are a lot of good ideas here. Be sure to involve your children if you can. @ingridfetell @TEDTalks

11/1/2020 If You Drank The ‘Proper’ Amount Of Water For A Month, What Would Happen To Your Body? Part of the problem is that we don’t know what the ‘proper’ amount of water is. If you drink water rather than snack you should lose weight. @wheezywaiter @aaronecarroll

10/30 A room, a bar and a classroom: how the coronavirus is spread through the air. Here is an overview of the likelihood of infection in three everyday scenarios, based on the safety measures used and the length of exposure. The graphics here are very cool. @elpaisinenglish

10/30 Digital Twins: An Advanced Technology to Improve Industrial Robots. Using digital twins in the production system will abbreviate the time taken to set up and approve a robotic system. @priyadialani248 @analyticsinme

10/29 How Food Companies Label Sugar To Trick Consumers – A nutrition expert explains how sports drinks and breakfast cereals use deceptive labeling to sell food loaded with sugar. (WARNING: The last part of this video is an advertisement.) @mindvalley @GetWildFit

10/29 How Does Your State Generate Power> Here you can see a graphic of how your state gets its power along with an overview of the US power situation. The image here is my state. @PopovichN @bradplumer @nytimes

10/29 Why Your Brain Can’t Resist Reese’s – Based on the research of identical and fraternal twins — who share 100% and 50% of their genes, respectively — scientists have learned that genes account for about 30% of people’s reactions to sweet tastes. @SmithDanaG @elemental

10/28 Five of the best exercises you can ever do – If you’re not an athlete or serious exerciser — and you just want to work out for your health or to fit in your clothes better — the gym scene can be intimidating and overwhelming. What are the best exercises for me? How will I find the time? @BethFratesMD @HarvardHealth

10/28 The Incredible Ways Artificial Intelligence Is Now Used In Mental Health – Researchers are testing different ways that artificial intelligence can help screen, diagnose and treat mental illness. @BernardMarr @forbes @automeme @CurieuxExplorer @jblefevre60 @ipfconline1

10/27 The need for AI in cancer care has never been clearer. Challenges caused by the coronavirus pandemic have accelerated the need for greater use of artificial intelligence in cancer care. @abbyyoungpowell @raconteur @PawlowskiMario @ShiCooks @Ra

10/27 The Ultimate Fall 2020 Books Preview – Every season brings with it a slew of reading lists, and fall—the traditional season of Big Books—is certainly no exception. @knownemily @lithub @DisneyDream717 @damyantig

10/26 300 Years of Element Discovery in 99 Seconds – While we take our elemental knowledge for granted today, there was a time not too long ago when the periodic table was mostly empty. @jeff_desjardins @VisualCap @DrHubaEvaluator

10/26 The Unique Health Benefits of Autumn Hikes – The way to enjoy the fall is really to elbow out the summer and winter and make room to enjoy the season right now. @cortneyclift @DrAlexConcorde @Medium

10/26 This World Map was Drawn Based on Country Populations. The typical world map shows us the basic geography of countries and continents, but it doesn’t give any indication of where people actually live. @jeff_desjardins @VisualCap @DrHubaEvaluator

10/25 Here’s What’s Replacing Green Screen Technology In Hollywood. A compositor for Industrial Light and Magic explains the new technology that makes it look like you’re in a completely different environment. @charmainesmchan @PhilEdwardsInc @BridgettHenwood @estellecaswell @voxdotcom

10/25 We Learn Faster When We Aren’t Told What Choices to Make. The way we decide may even give insight into delusional thinking. @sciam @prtaylorca @willrich45

10/25 Helping Alzheimer’s Patients Bring Back Memories – Targeting recall processes could let people who are in the disease’s early stages access what they currently can’t remember. @dheerajroy7 @sciam @kasthomas @LEAD_Coalition @kasthomas @alhanda

10/24 YouTuber Attempts To Create The World’s Largest Dry Ice Bubble, Succeeds Beyond His Wildest Dreams. If you’re going to attempt a science experiment, go for broke. Follow Liam Thompson on YouTube.

10/24 Right Examples of Artificial Intelligence in our Everyday Lives – The applications of artificial intelligence have grown over the past decade. Here are examples of artificial intelligence that we use in our everyday lives. @machinelearnTec @JBarbosaPR @leimer @AshokNellikar @mirko_ross @IanLJones98 @efipm @helene_wpli @YuHelenYu @sbmeunier @chainyoda

10/24 Why Do We Need Robots More Than Ever Today? The pandemic can catalyze the use of robots in many areas. @automeme @machinelearnTec @KirkDBorne @MikeQuindazzi @DiegoKuonen @bobehayes @schmarzo

10/23 Guy Plays With Photoshop’s AI Filters, Gets His Mind Blown By How Ridiculous It Is. This is pretty funny. If you have access to PhotoShop give it a try. @lazygamereviews @Photoshop @Adobe

10/23 Three Secrets to Breaking Barriers and Inspiring Others – @thrive What we can learn from a former U.S. Air Force officer and pilot about taking a leap of faith. @thrive @cvheady007

10/23 These are the top 10 job skills of tomorrow – and how long it takes to learn them – Ask your students what they think they are and see how they do. @wef @KWhitingReads @RudySnippe

10/22 Here’s A Time-Lapse Of A Spider Building A Web In Front Of A Security Camera. Share with biology students and teachers you know. The clock at the bottom shows that the entire job took 35 minutes. @WyzeCam @ViralHog

10/22 Eight Secrets to Handling Criticism Well – Criticism doesn’t need to be so painful. Share with students and adults you know. @parentteendr @PsychToday @icsfblog

10/21 Story Spheres – Create Immersive Audio Tours of Interesting Places. This is an easy way to create 360 videos, add sound, and embed them in a web page. Challenge your students to try this. @rmbyrne @ludigencia

10/21 Professor Explains Why COVID-19 Is So Much More Infectious Than The Flu In 60 Seconds. Be sure to turn on the sound when the video starts. See if your students can demonstrate how the math works here. @hugh_montgomery @Marc_Perrone

10/19 Why Are More Pedestrians Dying? Over 6,000 pedestrians were killed by motor vehicles in 2018, the highest number of fatalities since 1990. The rise of a certain car’s popularity may be to blame. SUVs are safer for passengers but less safe for pedestrians and bikers. @Carl_E_Mueller @cheddar

10/19 COVID-19 has destroyed millions of jobs — It’s time to reskill America. COVID essentially hit the fast-forward button on pre-existing trends toward automation, robotization, and artificial intelligence (AI) as companies race to replace now-risky human contact with digital capabilities and services which endanger jobs in warehousing, manufacturing, and retail. @vilasdhar @thehill @joemckendrick @SpirosMargaris

10/19 Opinion: Early decision is good for colleges, but is it good for you? ‘Early action’ isn’t the same thing, and it gives students and parents more leverage. Share with high school seniors you know. @MarketWatch @SocialAssurity @gtheorycollege

10/18 The hidden long-term cognitive effects of COVID-19 – It has become increasingly recognized, however, that the virus also attacks the nervous system. @abudson @HarvardHealth @DanzadanceOrg

10/18 Zooming In: Visualizing the Relative Size of Particles See how the coronavirus compares in size to other small things. @EvanKirstel @VisualCap

10/17 Three Silent Videos About COVID-19 – It’s amazing what a one-minute silent video can do to explain how a virus can be spread, how contact tracing works, and why you should wear a mask. @CommonCraft @rmbyrne

10/17 The Most Common Mistakes To Avoid If You Want To Save Money – This is a good video for you and children of almost any age to watch. You need to get impulse and emotion on your side. @audible_com @betterideas @clason_george

10/17 Turning Science Fiction into Science Fact – Technology innovation continues to restructure industries and redefine what’s possible – but how is it reshaping the experiences we want from our interaction with organizations? @TechNative @machinelearnTec

10/16 This 60-Second Video Captures The Explosion Of COVID-19 Cases In The US Since March. This is a good display of data. r/dataisbeautiful @Digg

10/16 How behavior creates attitudes – Words are easy, and often cheap. It’s action alone that changes things. It’s what we do, rather than the words alone that can help change another person’s attitude. @selfhelpFYS @themerry_monk

10/16 People who social distance may be more intelligent. A new study indicates that people who comply with social distancing guidelines have better working memory capacity, an indicator of intelligence. @ArianneCohen @FastCompany @SitAtTheTable

10/15 YouTuber creates real-life ‘Star Wars’ lightsaber that slices steel. If you want to see how it was made here is the eighteen-minute version. @thehacksmith @mshannahsparks @nypost

10/14 What Is The Deadliest Job In America? The president is technically the deadliest job in the US, but what happens on the occasion that a president dies? This is an excellent social studies lesson for middle school on up. Other videos by CGP Grey are also worth a look. @cgpgrey

10/14 I love watching these Apple Events. They are very informative and well-produced even if you don’t own Apple products or need to upgrade from your current iPhone. @tim_cook @Apple

10/14 Ten Resources for Learning About U.S. National Parks – Last week TED-Ed published a new lesson about national parks. The lesson explains the origins of the U.S. National Parks system and concludes with explanations of the challenges facing national parks managers around the world. @rmbyrne @TED_Ed

10/13 Car design is about to change forever. This video encapsulates how. The car of the future is a skateboard, and whatever you want goes on top. @ctrlzee @fastcodesign

10/13 Here’s How To Beat The Casino Without Cheating Contrary to popular belief, card counting is not illegal or considered cheating under federal, state and local laws in the United States. Here’s how you can do it. This is also a good math lesson. @brilliantorg @wendoverpro

10/13 Where Artificial Intelligence Meets Urban Planning – Urban planning is a multi-faceted discipline in which planners collect data points from targeted areas to determine if a store, hospital, or other types of buildings are likely needed in that area. There are lots of jobs associated with urban planning. @ScienceBlogTwit @SwissCognitive @Tecnoetica @RichardEudes @Paula_Piccard

10/12 Rank Country – Explore Mapped Demographic Data and More. This looks like a resource that is just getting off the ground. @eQuip_EISG @rankcountry @rmbyrne

10/12 Three Ways to Cut Through the Bull and Stay Focused in a Crazy World – This is aimed at sales professionals, but I think it applies to all of us. @JaniceMars

10/12 I Want to Learn Programming but I Don’t Know Where to Start. The first thing is to select a programming language. This will help. @selawsky @CodementorIO @QualitiaEnergy

10/9 What Would Happen If You Dropped A Feather And A Coin At The Same Time Inside A Vacuum Chamber? The Action Lab recreates Galileo’s “falling bodies” experiment with a coin and a feather. @theactionlabman

10/8 How Should I Study for the Test? More often than not, when students ask how they should study, what they really mean is, “What should I study?” That is, obviously, a very different question that is usually teased out. @effortfuleduktr

10/8 Survey: Millennials Experience Daily Financial Stress, The Majority Ignore It to Cope. There are better ways to deal with it and this article tells you how. @mint @BriMarvell

10/8 The 100 Most Influential Sequences in Animation History – They are all available to view with explanations as to why they are influential. This is a huge resource for anyone interested in animation. My daughter is an animator and as such is a non-starving artist. @e_vb_ @JohnHMaher @vulture

10/7 Work, Float, Eat, Dream: Life on the International Space Station – We asked some of the people who’ve spent the most time on the ISS: What’s it like up there? @tonyr_vr @airspacemag

10/7 Relationships and Resilience – Resilience is not something we are born with; rather it is generated and developed as a result of the experiences we face as we live our daily lives. @KenSampson1 @jwporteous

10/6 What’s the “Natural” Human Diet? This guy is a big promoter of plant-based diets. So am I. I’m a vegan at home and only eat animal products when friends serve them to me at their house. I’m 73, very fit, and never sick. As far as I can tell it’s working. @nutrition_facts

10/6 Visualized: A Snapshot of the Global Personal Tech Market – This is a pretty cool way to represent this data? @VisualCap @thinkers360 @RicardoSGulko

10/6 The Best Live Animal Feeds From Around the World – A new study has found that watching footage of cute animals can reduce your anxiety, blood pressure, and heart rate. @_SaraAridi @nytimes @columbiajourn @AUB_Lebanon

10/3 Here’s What Experts Say The Most Realistic COVID-19 Vaccine Timeline Will Be. How soon will coronavirus vaccines be ready? Here’s what the most current research tells us about when the process that will get our lives back to normal will unfold. @AsapSCIENCE

10/1/2020 The Revolutionary War: Animated Battle Map – Anyone who teaches or studies American History should use this as a resource. There is also an animated map for the Civil War. @Battlefields

10/1/2020 These Finalists For The Comedy Pet Photography Awards Will Put A Smile On Your Face. Challenge your children and students to take some funny pet pictures of their own. @jamescrugnale

9/29 Good Sets of Primary Source Documents About the American Revolution and More – The Massachusetts Historical Society hosts collections of primary sources related to the American Revolution, founding families of the United States, abolition, and the Civil War. You’ll find recordings of webinars about many of the topics related to the collections. @MHS1791 @rmbyrne

9/29 A Girl Wanted to Try Out for Boys’ Tennis. Ginsburg Helped Make It Happen. In the early 1970s, a law professor named Ruth Bader Ginsburg took on a case that paved the way for a 15-year-old girl in New Jersey to play on a boys’ high school team. @andrewkeh @nytimes @SeldinAbbe

9/29 How You Will Die – So far we’ve seen when you will die and how other people tend to die. Now let’s put the two together to see how and when you will die, given your sex, race, and age. All three of the data representations are amazing. @flowingdata

9/27 Here’s An Eye-Popping Visualization Of The Size Of The Stars In The Universe. This is a great animation for anyone from upper elementary on up. @Kurz_Gesagt

9/27 What Are Some Harsh Truths About Being a Leader? If you are a leader or want to be one you should read this. @LollyDaskal

9/27 How your personality shapes your politics The link between our psychology and politics, showing how personality types largely fall into people who prioritize openness and flexibility (liberals) and those who prefer order and certainty (conservatives). @dannagal Associate Prof Communication & Political Science @UDelaware @AnnenbergPenn @CSzPhilly

9/27 Internet Access Is a Civil Rights Issue. The pandemic has highlighted the crisis of unequal broadband access. @MarkALieberman @educationweek

9/25 Explore How Beer Shaped Civilization. Beer has enjoyed a millennia-long popularity streak. Around 5000 years ago, the Sumerians became the first people to brew grains into a fermented, alcoholic beverage. Since then, the beer-making process has been adapted and improved upon by everyone from ancient Egyptians to Catholic monks. @micheledebczak @mental_floss

9/25 2020’s Happiest States in America – Happiness comes from a combination of internal and external factors. We can influence it somewhat by approaching situations positively or choosing to spend time with people we love, doing activities we enjoy. @wallethub @CortneyMoore716 @nypost

9/25 The Population Density Of What’s Now The United States In 1492, Visualized. Social studies teachers should use this to show students where Native American tribes lived prior to European immigration. My state of New York was a hot bead, but other than a lot of Native American names you wouldn’t know it today. @isfBob

9/25 There’s a new weapon against COVID-19. And it’s dogs. The Helsinki Airport is hiring a team of dogs, trained to sniff out COVID-19, to screen passengers. @ctrlzee @fastcodesign @philanthropr

9/25 Watch How Fast Sediment Settles Down In An Inclined Tube Vs. A Vertical One. It’s a perfect demonstration of the boycott effect, a phenomenon of sedimentation happening much faster in a vessel with inclined walls. See if your students can explain it before @BoingBoing

9/24 Election Night 2020 could go on for weeks — just look at the primaries. If you hope to settle in to watch the Nov. 3 results, you may want to make other plans. During this year’s Democratic primaries, it took days, and sometimes weeks, for the bulk of votes to get counted. @kevinschaul @ashlynstill @washingtonpost

9/22 “Why Do We Have Fall?” – A Post Inspired by My Daughter – This should work for pre-school on up. @SciShowKids @TED_ED @rmbyrne

9/22 What’s in Store for Technology? In order to fully understand this, we have to consider how the mobile phone has found its way into every aspect of our society and the fact that we can no longer imagine a way to live without it. @TechNative @SoftwareAG

9/20 Excellent Tutorials for Computer Science Basics – On GCF Learn Free you’ll find dozens of tutorials on basic topics related to computer science. @GCFLearnFree @rmbyrne

9/20 Robots need to solve mobility before we find their killer app. This VentureBeat published our interview with Boston Dynamics CEO Robert Playter. @EPro @VentureBeat

9/20 Artificial intelligence trends: Machine learning leads Twitter mentions in August 2020 – Machine learning leads as Verdict lists the top five terms tweeted on artificial intelligence in August 2020. @VerdictUK @KirkDBorne

9/20 Can Neural Networks Show Imagination? DeepMind Thinks They Can. DeepMind has done some of the relevant work in the area of simulating imagination in deep learning systems. @kdnuggets @jrdothoughts @KamalikaSome @SpirosMargaris @DeepMind

9/19 Outdoor Education Cookbook: Virtual Nature Walks – Lesson plans for teachers who want to get outside. @MadForMaple @ChrisQuinn64 @wordpressdotcom

9/19 How Good Grammar Saves Lives and Other Reasons It’s Still Important – Your grammar skills, whether good or bad, often leave people with a lasting impression about who you are. @InfoWizcase

9/18 Guy Flies His Drone Too Close To A Red-tailed Hawk, Gets Some Instant Karma. If you have a drone with a camera you can learn from this. @ViralHog

9/18 Why Do Leaves Change Color? This week Reactions is checking out some seasonal science. Why do leaves change color? Spoiler: chemistry. @ACSReactions @YouTube @AmerChemSociety @PBSDS

9/17 Apple rolls our new watches, iPads, and an exercise service. If you want to know some detail about new Apple products watch Tim Cook and his staff fill you in. @tim_cook @Apple

9/16 Would You Swim In An Icelandic Lagoon Filled With Power Plant Waste Water? Iceland is geologically active and has numerous high-pressure hot water reservoirs, including an artificial hot water beach. After years of experimenting and research, the Blue Lagoon was born. A wonder of the world, they let you take a dip in geothermal power plant wastewater for $35. I’ve been there and it is very cool. @tomscott

9/16 How to Increase Your Grit Factor – Check out Shannon Huffman Polson’s The Grit Factor: Courage, Resilience, and Leadership in the Most Male-Dominated Organization in the World. @ABorderLife @SkipPrichard

9/15 Pendulum Waves – Fifteen uncoupled simple pendulums of monotonically increasing lengths dance together to produce visual traveling waves, standing waves, beating, and random motion. One might call this kinetic art and the choreography of the dance of the pendulums is stunning! Aliasing and quantum revival can also be shown. Share with science teachers and students you know. @Harvard @alvin @baski_LA @FrRonconi

9/14 How Do I Interview for a Job when I Lack Experience? Congratulations on applying. You’ve already overcome the problem of ruling yourself out. Don’t talk yourself out of an opportunity that feels like a stretch. @Leadershipfreak @ziegeran

9/14 Chess (Yes, Chess) Is Now a Streaming Obsession. Viewers are flocking to games during the pandemic, entranced by a charismatic grandmaster and his lightning-fast play. @Kellen_Browning @nytimes @TrippBraden @MarketingProfs

9/13 What Science Tells Us Is The Healthiest Way To Go To The Bathroom – This five-minute animation is something everyone should watch. @SciInsider @insidernews

9/13 Five Ways To Spot A Good Investment Opportunity – The only thing that can be said for sure about investing in stocks or shares is that you’ll never be short of choice. @Frugal__Finance @_NowNowUK

9/12 Highlight negative results to improve science. Publishers, reviewers, and other members of the scientific community must fight science’s preference for positive results — for the benefit of all, says Devang Mehta. @drdevangm @NatureIndex

9/11 Pinkcast 4.02. This is how to make gratitude a habit. Here is some more great advice from Daniel Pink in 1:24. @DanielPink

9/11 How to Leverage the Untapped Power of AI in Social Media? AI is helping companies gain new insights from the world’s largest focus group- Social Networks. @analyticsinme @KamalikaSome

9/11 Revision Is Necessary for Learning. As a more seasoned writer, you realize craft lives in the revision. Although ideas may drip like a sieve, they shan’t reveal themselves to readers until you take the time to read, reread, rework, and mold the message the words are meaning to send. @mssckstein

9/11 Can You Power A House With A Bicycle? After pedaling for hours, discover there’s a difference between the power you use and the power your body can generate. @rmbyrne @BonaireVolt

9/9 How Data Visualization During Public Health Crises Has Saved Lives for Centuries – When publicized far and wide enough, infographics, some experts argue, can save lives. @Murray_Dick @Tyrshaw @TIME

9/8 This Is What The World’s Fastest Baseball Pitch Looks Like At Supersonic Speed. While this video is 23 minutes long, it’s very well done and I found it captivating. Any students interested in STEAM should give it a try. @smartereveryday

9/8 AI 2020: 10 Predictions By The Big Names in Tech – There is no doubt that we are standing on the verge of another industrial revolution and Artificial Intelligence is the one fueling it this time. @automeme @pierrepinna @ronald_vanloon @pbalakrishnarao

9/6 Only 18% of Students Are Learning About AI Ethics. The data which the AI systems use as input can have built-in biases, despite best efforts by AI programmers. This is where the ‘Ethics of Artificial Intelligence‘ comes in. @technowize @TamaraMcCleary

9/6 How Mindfulness Can Help Engineers Solve Problems – Engineering work demands creativity and innovation in order to solve complex, interdisciplinary problems. But creativity and innovation skills are not emphasized in many traditional engineering courses. @bethrieken @drshaunashapiro @HarvardBiz @TrippBraden

9/6 How businesses can maintain human connections in an increasingly virtual world – Historically, business has been conducted face to face (handshakes, networking events, business dinners and so on) and run collectively, in offices. This applies to schools as well. @TechNative

9/4 How to Deal with Exercise & Fitness Setbacks – When you’re putting all your time and effort into getting your fitness and health to where you want it to be, it can be really difficult to cope when you experience a setback. @EclecticEvelyn

9/3 Watch A YouTuber Dive In-Between The Eurasian And North American Continental Plates In Iceland. Silfra, in Þingvellir, Iceland, is where the Eurasian and North American continental plates meet. Technically you’re diving between two continents, but the reality isn’t always that clear cut. @tomscott

9/3 What is Computer Vision? Evolution and Applications in IoT – Computer vision is set to revolutionize IoT. @frankyk_lee @iotforall @SolutionsEurika @DeepPhotonAI @KirkDBorne @BoozAllen

9/2 Key Trends Framing the State of AI and ML – There’s no doubt that artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) continue to be swiftly adopted by companies worldwide. @TechNative

9/2 How Long It Would Take A Hacker To Guess Your Password, Visualized – This chart, created by Reddit user hive systems with data sourced from HowSecureIsMyPassword.net, shows how long it would take a hacker to “brute force” their way into your account. I would test a password with similar characteristics, not my real password. @hivesystems @reddit @Digg

9/1/2020 Sir Ken Robinson obituary – He was an educationist who argued that children’s creativity is stifled by school systems that prioritize academic achievement. @guardian @daveswords @pasi_sahlberg

9/1/2020 Ready for 5G? These are the plans you’ll need at each of the major US carriers. 5G is here, but if you want to make the most of it you’ll need to have the right plan. @eliblumenthal @CNET @Exchange5g @Fabriziobustama

8/30 Elon Musk is one step closer to connecting a computer to your brain. Neuralink has demonstrated a prototype of its brain-machine interface that currently works in pigs. @rebheilweil @Recode @voxdotcom

8/30 Poop becomes secret weapon to detect COVID-19 cases in dorm, says University of Arizona. Testing wastewater from dorms could be an effective technique along with individual testing and contact tracing. @jackiepeiser @washingtonpost @nationalpost

8/30 The Science of Cycling and the Tour de France – There is a lot of physics involved in casual bike riding and in racing. Here’s a selection of videos that explain the physics of bicycling along with some nutrition lessons. Now that more people are biking, this may be relevant and interesting. @thecyclingpulse @minutephysics @WSJ @gcntweet @rmbyrne

8/30 Bid Data, Small Farms, and a Tale of Two Tomatoes – This is interesting with some cool representations of data. @TEDxNatick @MIT

8/27 A Handful of Videos to Help Students Understand the Electoral College -Should you find yourself looking for some videos to help students understand how the Electoral College works, consider one of these. @rmbyrne @TED_ED @CommonCraft

8/27 Pinkcast 4.01. This is how to make the perfect pandemic lunch. Challenge your kids to make a video like this one from Daniel Pink. @DanielPink

8/26 Ten Physical Symptoms of Stress – See how many you can guess before you look. @moretime4u2 @carthagebuckley

8/26 A Non-Traditional Path to a Second Language – This tells the story of how I went from being someone who thought he was bad at learning a second language to someone with a modest amount of success. Share with foreign language learners you know. @DrDougGreen @optilingoapp

8/26 Poll Finds That Education is a Key Issue in 2020 Race Even Before the Pandemic. I guess the big issues is charter schools, but people on both sides are for them. @EvieBlad @educationweek

8/26 AI 2020: 10 Predictions By The Big Names in Tech – We have seen some breakthroughs in the areas of AI, Machine Learning, and Deep Learning in 2019. These technologies have made it possible for computers themselves to interpret and analyze information in a very sophisticated way. Machines can now perform complex tasks such as facial recognition and Big Data Analytics due to AI advances. @automeme @Blockchain_exp

8/25 Five inventions that could transform the health of our ocean – Fishing debris turned into sunglasses and deep sea robots collecting pollution data are some of the innovations that could help clean up our seas. @EvanKirstel @wef

8/25 First Woman Director At MIT CS AI Lab: ‘Want More Women In STEM? Inspire Them Early.’ First Woman Director At MIT CS AI Lab: ‘Want More Women In STEM? Inspire Them Early.’ @NancyZWang @Forbes @awscloud @marlobarnett @SpirosMargaris

8/24 Future of IoT in healthcare brought into sharp focus – Advancements in AI and the effects of the global pandemic are some of the main drivers that will encourage healthcare organizations to adopt medical IoT. @healthcareITGuy @IoTAgenda @KirkDBorne

8/23 Here’s Why Going Cashless Is A Bad Idea – This is a good economics lesson for middle school on up. Economics Explained has many other fine videos on economics. Many people think we don’t teach this enough in schools. @EconomicsEx @Patreon

8/23 How Are Tsunamis Formed? How can a series of waves caused by earthquakes or other underwater eruptions be so destructive? This is good for upper elementary on up. It also tells the story of how a young girl’s knowledge about tsunamis saved a hundred people. @Ridddlers

8/21 Could Space Elevators Actually Work? Could a planet-to-space transportation system be more than something imagined by science fiction novelists? It turns out there’s more to it than you’d think. @RealEngTY

8/21 Coronavirus is in the air. Here’s how to get it out. Here is how to make indoor air safer during the pandemic. Share with the people that take care of your school. @B_resnick @voxdotcom

8/20 How Much Money Car Companies Generate Per Second, Visualized – Automakers produced 92 million cars in 2019 and earned more than a trillion dollars in combined revenue. Their earnings were massive, yes, but their revenue calculated down to the second is absolutely eye-popping. This is an interesting way to display data visually. @partsgeek @Forbes @Digg

8/19 Time to try Optilingo for Language Learning. Learn and practice another language vocabulary with this 29 hour course of phrases. @optilingoapp @Phrostie86

8/18 How Should I Study for the Test? If you’re a teacher, you’ve probably fielded this question before. @effortfuleduktr

8/17 The Fermi Paradox — Where Are All The Aliens? (Part 1) The Fermi Paradox II — Solutions and Ideas – Where Are All The Aliens? (Part 2) Science and astronomy buffs will enjoy these colorful animations. @Kurz_Gesagt offer sciency videos made with love, a lot of time and after effects.

8/17 How Food You Eat Affects Your Brain – When it comes to what you bite, chew and swallow, your choices have a direct and long-lasting effect on the most powerful organ in your body: your brain. So which foods cause you to feel so tired after lunch? Or so restless at night? Mia Nacamulli takes you into the brain to find out. [Directed by Private Island, narrated by Addison Anderson]. @HealthcareRout3 @Ad_Anderson @TED_ED

8/16 The fragile state of contact languages – These linguistic mash-ups are at high risk of extinction. The race to save them is a matter of time, with more at stake than words. @johnwenz @Knowablemag

8/14 Scientists think they found the coronavirus’ weak spot. And just like shooting torpedoes down the Death Star’s exhaust shaft, they think they can exploit this critical weakness to make new treatments. @DanRobitzski @futurism @EvanKirstel

8/14 NASA shows off the most striking Mars images that you can download. NASA has spent years investigating Mars up close and personal with its various rovers and spacecraft, the latter of which includes the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO). @slashgear @EvanKirstel

8/14 Scientists think they found the coronavirus’ weak spot. And just like shooting torpedoes down the Death Star’s exhaust shaft, they think they can exploit this critical weakness to make new treatments. @DanRobitzski @futurism @EvanKirstel Scientists think they found the coronavirus’ weak spot. And just like shooting torpedoes down the Death Star’s exhaust shaft, they think they can exploit this critical weakness to make new treatments. @DanRobitzski @futurism @EvanKirstel

8/11 A Few Short Lessons About Sharks for Shark Week – This week is Discovery’s annual Shark Week. All week long the Discovery Channel and it’s affiliated channels will broadcast all kinds of shows about sharks. This should be available for elementary on up. @SciShowKids @rmbyrne

8/11 Johnny ‘Joey’ Jones: I marked my ‘Alive Day’ this week, 10 years after losing my legs, and want to share this. This is on Fox News, which is noted for right-wing bias, but there is none here, just inspiration from a man who lost his legs and decided to stay alive. @DanaPerino @foxnewstalk @mikandynothem @AnnaApp91838450

8/10 35 ways to keep your kids entertained and stimulated while learning remotely – To help you out during this time, here are 35 ways to keep your kids entertained and stimulated while learning virtually. @StackCommerce @nypost

8/10 Benefits of Blueberries for the Brain – Blueberries can significantly improve cognitive performance within hours of consumption. Dr. Doug eats blueberries as part of his daily breakfast. Do you and your kids? @nutrition_facts

8/9 Local 9-year-old sells fresh produce roadside. If you let your kids grow a garden while they were learning at home they might be able to do what this kid is doing for additional learning. @WBNG12News

8/9 Telemedicine is Laying the Roadmap for Healthcare’s Future. One New York doctor explains how it has “introduced a whole new level of convenience and respite.” @SimonettaLein @Entrepreneur

8/8 The Tragic Physics of the Deadly Explosion in Beirut – A blast injury specialist explores the chemistry—and history—of explosions like the one captured in videos that swept across the world. This is a great science lesson for middle school on up. @UnderwaterLance @WURED

8/8 Eleven Cognitive Biases That Influence Political Outcomes – Politicians and the political media often use cognitive biases to sway elections. How many are you and your students familiar with? @VisualCap @MandalaySamui @wef

8/8 This 4K Time-Lapse Of A Woman’s Two-Month Voyage Through Antarctica On An Ice Breaker Is Breathtaking. Here are two months of a research vessel’s journey condensed into five minutes. @cassandrafish

8/8 The Surprising Good Thing You’ll Get Out Of Contracting Herpes – Evidence shows that having herpes might actually help your immune system fight other attackers. This is a good science lesson on viruses and immunity. @ksenapathy @savroge @SciShow @scishowtangents @scishowkids

8/7 Why your best work is not achieved with non-stop work. Just being busy isn’t likely to get you to where you want to go. @moretime4u2

8/7 Machine Learning Reveals What Makes People Happy In A Relationship. What makes us happy in a romantic relationship? The question might seem too complex to answer, too varied couple to couple. But a new study in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences attempts to answer just that – using machine learning. @SparkDialog @Forbes

8/7 Is glamping going to be the new social distancing travel trend? Travelers’ taste for bell tents, Airstreams, eco-pods, yurts, tiny homes, and treehouses has been driven by a desire for adventurous, sustainable experiences. @lonelyplanet @suziday123

8/6 Fifteen skills students need for success — and how to teach them – Some skills aren’t easily taught, but they’re essential as students leave school and enter the global workforce. @eschoolnews

8/6 Four Ideas for Building Relationships During Remote Learning – It’s important to build relationships in any environment, whether it is online or offline. Here is some help with the latter. @gcouros @MrsSokolowski

8/6 This Guy Built The World’s Fastest Jet Engine Canoe. If you want your kids to do innovative projects go to KiwiCo.Com. There is a discount code in this video. @thehacksmith @kiwico_inc

8/6 A Fascinating Explanation From Carl Sagan Of How An Ancient Greek Scientist Figured Out The Circumference of the Earth. – This is a great math/science lesson for middle school to adult. @openculture

8/6 From AI to at-home care: The hospital of the future looks nothing like today’s. The hospital of the future will be smaller, specialized, flexible, and more comfortable. And, because of the coronavirus pandemic, it could be coming a lot sooner than anyone expected. @nate_berg @FastCoDesign @EvanKirstel

8/5 Guys Test Out The Power Of A 60,000 PSI Waterjet Against The Hardest Materials They Could Find. They start with a demonstration of the Moh’s hardness scale, which is part of any Earth science course. @ChannelWaterjet @Digg

8/5 Why Do We Need Robots More Than Ever Today? As the pandemic takes the whole world by shock and fear, one thing to focus on is whether it has brought with it opportunities to explore other areas of science and technology such as Robotics. @automeme @HITpol @Fisher85M @MikeQuindazzi @SpirosMargaris

8/5 States Are Broke And Many Are Eyeing Massive Cuts. Here’s How Yours Is Doing. The COVID-19 pandemic could swipe roughly $200 billion from state coffers by June of next year, according to an analysis by the Urban Institute’s State and Local Finance Initiative. Scroll over the lines in the graph to see how your state is doing. @NPR @WSKG

8/4 What’s Geofencing? Ten Reasons Your Business Should Be Using it. Geofencing creates a virtual perimeter around a real-world geographical location. This boundary is set, so whenever someone enters or exits the perimeter, anyone using your app will get a notification. @Frugal__Finance

8/4 I took the safest, most contactless vacation I could think of. And it was incredible. If your vacation plans have been a victim of COVID, look to this couple for inspiration. @mcleantessa @SFGate

8/3 Nine eye-opening facts about antibiotic resistance — and 1 hopeful approach to overcoming it – This is a great biology lesson for middle school on up. @TheKateBook @TEDTalks

8/3 High School Senior’s Tool To End Food Insecurity Wins National Competition. How might accurately predicting crop harvests help curb malnutrition? Lillian Kay Petersen, a 17-year old from Los Alamos, N.M., has created a tool that’s intended to do that. @ReenaAdvani @NPR @MrVonTersch @nprscience

8/3 Mangroves: A Unique Ally in the Climate Emergency. It is key to remember the importance of protecting, sustainably managing, and restoring this key ecosystem. @IISD_SDGs @nkakade @WorldviewInter1

8/2/2020How Bacteria “talk” – a TED Talk by Bonnie Bassler – You can think of yourself at 90% to 99% bacteria depending on the metric you use. Be sure to check out Bonnie’s website. @PrincetonMolBio @TEDTalks

8/2/2020This 15-Year-Old’s Short Film ‘Numb’ Is One Of The Most Powerful Films We’ve Watched About The Pandemic Experience. A soul-crushing daily routine has become the norm during these months of pandemic isolation, and a Toronto-area teen has managed to capture the feelings of that endless loop in just three minutes. What videos have your kids made lately? @gollydrat @HuffPostCaLife @realsarahpolley

7/31 The Anywhere School 2020 – While back to school will look different, we’re excited to invite you to The Anywhere School, an online event to celebrate educators and explore the future of education with thought-provoking panels, keynotes, and more. @Google

7/30 Five Effective Ways Of Preventing Head Injuries – See how many you and your kids can name before you look. @Frugal__Finance

7/30 The future of work is hybrid: Work from home and the workplace. Salesforce surveyed over 3,500 consumers worldwide to gain a pulse check on how workers view the prospect of returning to the next normal. @Ross_Quintana @IsaiahQuintana_

7/29 LnDipity.com – This is a site that offers cartoons about office work several times a week. It kind of reminds me of Dilbert. @LnDpity @matijahiti

7/28 Here’s An Eye-Popping Size Comparison Of All The Moons In Our Solar System. @MetaBallStudios

7/28 Meet the Gleaners, Combing Farm Fields to Feed the Newly Hungry. An age-old tradition suddenly has fresh urgency in the pandemic, delivering surplus produce to Americans who can’t feed their families. If you are looking for volunteer work check out local options. @rachelwharton @nytimes

7/28 The Lost Art of Reading Nature’s Signs: Use Outdoor Clues to Find Your Way, Predict the Weather, Locate Water, Track Animals―and Other Forgotten Skills – There is a lot you and your kids can learn outdoors thanks to this book. @NaturalNav

7/28 Artificial Intelligence Vs. COVID-19: How Is AI Helping To Fight The Pandemic? Artificial intelligence (AI) often raises concerns about privacy and deception apropos of facial recognition and forged entities. However, the massive outbreak of the novel coronavirus is now driving most of the technology companies and experts to look for AI’s abet. @automeme

7/26 How This Marvel Of Engineering Saved The Netherlands From Catastrophic Flooding – The Afsluitdijk, a 20-mile dam and causeway, has been hailed as an icon of Dutch engineering. Other countries can learn from this as they confront rising sea levels. 40% of the Netherlands is below sea level, but they are doing just fine. @TheB1M

7/26 The Science of Fireworks – with Chris Bishop – This is a lecture/demonstration that lasts a bit over an hour. It’s a great chemistry lesson with lots of explosions that should be good for upper elementary on up. @Ri_Science

7/24 The Tallest Building In The World From 1901 To 2022, Visualized – Here’s a visualization of the history of the world’s tallest building — and pretty soon the Burj Khalifa will also be dwarfed. This is a cool animation. @FilmcoreLtd

7/24 Are You Rich? This Income-Rank Quiz Might Change How You See Yourself. This is fun to play with. Enter your income and metro area to see where you stand. Then change metro to someplace like New York City to see how your rank changes. @nytimes

7/21 Bill Nye The Science Guy Explains The Science Of Skin Color. Skin color is a function of latitude due to how UV light turns your skin brown. That means race is a social construct. Show this to your kids. It only a little over one minute. @BillNye

7/21 BAE to 3D Print 30 Percent of Tempest Fighter Jets. 3D printing has impacted innovation on nearly every level; however, some industries are undeniably defined as more important—and especially when they affect worldwide defense, aerospace applications, and security. @BAESystemsInc @My3DPrinting @3DPrint_com

7/20 Someone Built A UFO And Sent It Into The Stratosphere With A Chain Reaction From Lighting 25,000 Matches. You could try this at home, but you could also burn down your house. @maxhax @Digg

7/20 Fighting Misinformation in the Age of COVID-19 – Information literacy has long been hard to teach, especially with the landscape of online platforms changing so fast these days. And during this COVID-19 pandemic, it can seem harder than ever to sort out reliable information from falsehood, rumor, and conspiracy. @jryoung

7/19 Huge methane spike from last two decades is contributing to climate change. The Global Methane Budget diagram is excellent, but I wonder how accurate the numbers are. They have to be approximations. @MikeWehner @BGR @nypost

7/10 The population bomb didn’t detonate. Turns out there’s a new problem. When someone tells you that know what’s going to happen in the future you should be skeptical. @SavorTooth @Grist

7/16 Charting America’s Most Profitable Companies – This is a very cool display of data that most people can relate too. @howmuch_net @fortune

7/15 Here’s How To Swim Across A River With Piranhas Without Getting Bit. Contrary to popular belief, piranhas are generally tame but it’s still important to know how to deal with them if you have to share the water with them. This is a good science lesson for upper elementary on up. @RealLifeLore22 @rayconglobal

7/15 The Science of Spiciness – This cute animation is a good science lesson for anyone old enough to each spicy food. @roseveleth @TED_ED

7/15 A Brief History of Cheese – Before empires and royalty, before pottery and writing, before metal tools and weapons – there was cheese. As early as 8000 BCE, Neolithic farmers began a legacy of cheesemaking almost as old as civilization. @cheezelady @tamcharlyz @Ad_Anderson @TED_ED

7/15 Humans Vs AI – The more AI systems that use data and how these systems are used, the more likely it is that humans and machines will work together, even if AI can replace humans in the digital workplace. @AIDailyUK @SwissCognitive @frossi_t @maier_ak @paulroetzer @andyjankowski @teachthemachine

7/14 The Seven Best Video Lighting Tips – LIGHTS. CAMERA. ACTION. There’s a reason lights come first in this familiar Hollywood phrase. Because it can make or break your finished product. @bombbomb @WhisperAmber @always5star

7/14 Updates on How AI Being Employed to Speed COVID-19 Treatments and Management – Medical researchers are employing AI to search through databases of known drugs to see if any can be associated with a treatment for the new COVID-19 coronavirus. @aiworldexpo @TrippBraden @ipfconline1

7/14 The Most Common Misconceptions About Artificial Intelligence – In a world where big data, automation, and neural networks have become everyday parlance, misconceptions about artificial intelligence and the processes behind it are spreading like wildfire. @automeme @MaisonDuQuernon @MagalySimeon @ChevillonW @ctravier @100drineT

7/13 Grouper Swallows A Shark Whole, Stuns Deep-Sea Researchers. Researchers on the Windows to the Deep 2019 expedition off the coast of South Carolina were observing a shark feeding frenzy over a swordfish carcass when something extremely unexpected happened. @okeanosexplorer @NOAA

7/13 Everyone wearing face masks could save America from a $1 trillion GDP loss. Wearing a mask doesn’t just save lives, it can also help people save money. Are you wearing yours? @MeganCerullo @CBSNews @PKanagaratnam

7/10 This 3D Rendering Of COVID-19 Cases In The US Per Capita Really Puts Things In Sobering Perspective. This shows the places in the United States seeing spikes in new cases per 100,000 people, as seen on July 4, 2020. It’s an excellent visual display of data. @Digg

7/10 This Video Made by Apollo 16 Astronauts Upscaled To 4K 60 FPS Is Like Being There With The Astronauts On The Moon. Want to take your own moonwalk? This YouTuber took the 16 mm footage shot on the moon back in 1972 and through the magic of artificial intelligence made the quality look like you were right there with them. @NASA @devonshiresab @Patreon

7/10 How to hack your brain to remember almost anything – Four-time USA Memory Champion Nelson Dellis and psychological scientist Julia Shaw explain how to use the memory palace technique to boost your memory skills. @ClimbForMemory @mattsreynolds1 @WiredUK @WIRED

7/8 Inspirational Children Libraries from Around the World = Could your school’s library use a little upgrade? @elesapiens @lonerganbooks @sjsubity

7/7 This Machine That Transforms Recycled Glass Into Sand Is Oddly Satisfying. A worker demonstrates the inner workings of the Glass Crushing & Recycling Line. @MBMMLLC

7/7 Budgeting for a United States Road Trip – Now is the perfect time for a cross country road trip considering that most other countries are closed. @mralexlagos @medium @asifrazzaq1988

7/7 Vegetarianism: Tapping Into the Meatless Revolution. Your health, animal welfare, and saving the environment are driving this movement. @KatieJonesTV @VisualCap @TrippBraden @kuriharan
7/6 Why Didn’t The Spanish Colonies Unify Like The United States Did? Spanish colonies ended up becoming independent countries, rather than united states. What happened? This is a very cool animated history lesson for middle school and up. @SideQuestVR

7/5 Making Trumpets / Factory Tour – I don’t play trumpet, but I enjoyed watching one being made. @trumpetjens @YamahaMusicUSA @YamahaGlobal

7/5 NASA’s New Moon-Bound Space Suits Will Get a Boost From AI. Engineers are turning to generative design algorithms to build components for NASA’s next-generation spacesuit, the first major update in decades. @DMOberhaus @WIRED @NASA @TrippBraden @TamaraMcCleary

7/5 Voice + AI Is Coming To The Workplace Loud And Clear – Virtual assistants turn 16 this year and you don’t have to look too hard – or speak too loudly – to find them. In fact, there will be around 8 billion voice-based devices by 2023 – more than the world’s population today. @ninaachadjian @Forbes @automeme @asokan_telecom

7/4 This Is The Greatest Commercial For A Ladder That You’ll Ever See. This is pretty funny, but the product is something you might really want. If I still had a house I would want one. @enibiablog

7/4 Not a Wheelchair.Com – This is a site where you can buy a wheelchair that can go just about anywhere off-road. Consider donating like I did to help people who can’t afford one. Scroll down to find the video where you get to hear the story about a guy who built it for his then-girlfriend (now wife) so she could go anywhere he could. @ZacksJerryRig

7/3 Ten Fun & Challenging Geography Games for Students of All Ages – You can even make up your own games. @rmbyrne

7/3 The Jail You Build – From time to time everyone invents excuses for why they fail at something or why it’s not even worth making the effort to try. @LeadToday @LarryWentz

7/1/2020 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

7/1/2020 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

6/30 Why Water Continues To Baffle Scientists – Water remains the weirdest liquid on the planet, and the more we study it, the more confounding it remains. This should work for upper elementary on up. @Seeker

6/30 AI 2020: 10 Predictions By The Big Names in Tech – As 2019 comes to an end, we think about the changes we are going to make in the next year. Technology like AI has been a major element of change in the lives of humans. So, it’s only fair to think where 2020 will take our technological advancements? @TrippBraden @automeme

6/29 How to Teach Kids the Difference Between Facts and Opinions – The difference between a fact and an opinion is, well, topical these days. And it’s become increasingly apparent in recent years that it’s a tough concept even for some adults—let alone kids—to grasp. @lifehacker

6/29 National Park Service Website – Find a park near you or plan a trip to one farther away once you can travel again. Some of the coolest places are off the beaten path. @NatlParkService

6/28 NASA releases 10-year time-lapse of the sun. The timelapse video NASA just released is absolutely incredible. It shrinks ten years of sun observations into just over one hour. Yep, it’s an hour-long video, so grab a cup of coffee and enjoy it. @MikeWehner @NASA @nypost

6/27 Air Conditioning Wasn’t Invented to Provide Comfort to Human Beings. Its original purpose was to enable factory processes, but now an ever-larger part of the world’s hottest regions is adopting it. @VaclavSmil @IEEESpectrum

6/27 Why Massive Saharan Dust Plumes Are Blowing Into the US – Every summer, an atmospheric event propels desert dust thousands of miles across the Atlantic. This year is particularly bad and timed terribly with Covid-19. @mrMattSimon @wired @rarduengo

6/27 How Racial Bias Works and How to Disrupt It – Our brains create categories to make sense of the world, recognize patterns and make quick decisions. But this ability to categorize also exacts a heavy toll in the form of unconscious bias. @TEDTalks @Stanford

6/27 How Should I Study for the Test? You need to question your knowledge and plan your studying. @effortfuleduktr

6/26 Video: The Solar System to Scale. Your kids can make their own scale model in the neighborhood. THIS IS INSANE! @GoGoGorosh @NASA @rmbyrne

6/26 Inside the Coronavirus – These graphics that follow present detailed explanations into how SARS-CoV-2 sneaks inside human cells, makes copies of itself, and bursts out to infiltrate many more cells, widening infection. (Doug: this is beautiful and very detailed. It will work for middle school on up, but you will get a lot more out of it if you have mastered an understanding of the cell’s components and what they do.) @sciam

6/26 It’s Never Too Late to Start Exercising—You Can Boost Your Muscle Mass at Any Age. Age-related declines in muscle are expected—but that doesn’t mean you can’t significantly slow the process down. @EMillard_Writer @runnersworld @leticarino @jratey

6/25 Which Countries In The World Are Most Responsible For Climate Change? This 1–minute animation is cute yet contains a lot of visually displayed data. Try it for upper elementary students on up. @Kurz_Gesagt @btenergy @OurWorldInData

6/24 The Regional Distribution Of COVID-19 Cases In The US, Visualized – What can you and your kids conclude from this? @DataIsBeautiful

6/24 iOS 14 has a new home screen with widgets, a redesigned Siri, and more. There’s also a new Translate app and new group chat features. What the 18-minute video to learn about new features for all of Apple’s operating systems coming out in the fall. The video is down the screen. @cgartenberg @Verge

6/24 Now the hard work starts. How one district changed the rules to not just survive, but thrive, in “the new normal.” @EileenBelastock @eschoolnews

6/23 The Surprisingly Unique Way That N95 Masks Work In Filtering Particles – This is an excellent science lesson for middle school on up. @minutephysics @brilliantorg

6/21 Explore the Royal Academy of Arts in Google’s Arts & Culture Apps. Google’s Arts & Culture site and corresponding apps make it possible for students of all ages to virtually explore thousands of fascinating landmarks and works of art. @artscollegerpg @rmbyrne

6/21 To Decode the Brain, Scientists Automate the Study of Behavior. Machine learning and deep neural networks can capture and analyze the “language” of animal behavior in ways that go beyond what’s humanly possible. @QuantaMagazine @TrippBraden @ipfconline1

6/20 Guy Demonstrates How Toothpicks And String Can Hold Up A Water Bottle Because Physics Works In Mysterious Ways. Be sure to let your kids try this at home. @Digg

6/19 These are the World Economic Forum’s Technology Pioneers of 2020. This year’s cohort includes leaders in carbon capture, alternative meat, circular economies, food security, and financial access, to name but a few. @mkhillyer @wef @Julez_Norton @Xbond49

6/18 How Soy Wound Up In Nearly Every Product In American Households – Here is a short history of how soybeans became a dominant ingredient in nearly everything we buy. @DrKaayla @cheddar

6/18 Taming the amygdala: Staying calm with mindfulness. Tap into these six strategies to help children practice mindfulness and focus on the positive rather than the negative. @eschoolnews @BariKoral

6/17 The Solar Orbiter Has Entered a Thrilling New Phase of Its Journey to the Sun. Earlier today, (6/15/2020) the Solar Orbiter completed its first close approach of the Sun, or perihelion, coming to within 48 million miles (77 million kilometers) of our host star. @dvorsky @Gizmodo

6/16 Learning Is a Learned Behavior. Here’s How to Get Better at It. Many people mistakenly believe that the ability to learn is a matter of intelligence. @ulrichboser @HarvardBiz @TrippBraden

6/16 The IoT Brings Smart Cities to Life. To tackle major challenges and make cities more liveable and manageable, governments are increasingly turning to the smart city concept. @DavidOroDZMM @IoT_Central @KirkDBorne

6/14 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

6/14 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

6/13 New Zealand Has A Hilarious Ad Campaign About Talking To Your Kids About Porn. New Zealand wants parents to talk to their children about pornography, so they went about it in this, unorthodox ad. Have you talked about it with your kids yet? @YouthWellbeing @TristanRS

6/11 Six Tips for Landing a Job in the Lockdown – Yes, companies are still hiring. Here’s how to get them to hire you or someone you know. @business @LaRaeQuy @BW

6/10 Afton, New York senior plants the seeds to help out food bank. Perhaps this is something your kids can do to help out local food banks. @A_FlahertyWBNG @WBNG12News

6/10 Linsey Pollak Makes and Plays a Clarinet Out of a Carrot. If you have a saxophone mouthpiece and a few simple tools you and your kids can do this. Here is the video that gives you the dimensions for the holes and the carrot length. Check out his YouTube channel for more cool stuff.

6/10 Hwo to Get More Intellectual Humility by Daniel Pink – In two minutes Dan will help you with this important trait that will help you learn more and be more successful. Consider subscribing to the PinkCast. @DanielPink

6/7 What Would Happen If You Filled A Washing Machine With An Entire Bottle Of Laundry Detergent? The King Of Random hosts live out every kid’s dream and see what happens when you dump the entire bottle of detergent into the wash. @thekingofrandom

6/7 How Should I Study for the Test? While we may become tired of students asking this question, it is an incredibly important question to address. @effortfuleduktr

6/7 A German Waterworks Marketed Their Bottled Tap Water To The French City Of Evian And Their Reactions Were Priceless. This short video explains why drinking tap water is much better for the environment and just might taste as good. @WaterNotWaste

6/6 This Time Lapse Of A Wound Healing Over 33 Days Demonstrates The Magic Of The Human Body. It shows 33 days of healing in 11 seconds. @digg

6/6 Try Your Hand at Bird Identification With the Audubon Bird App. If you have bird feeder(s) and children or you are a kid at heart be sure to try this. @audubonsociety @rmbyrne

6/6 How To Capture Wild Yeast And Make It Into Bread From Scratch – Adam Ragusea explains how to capture wild yeast in an effort to make sourdough bread. This looks like a good home science experiment for your kids. @aragusea @skillshare

6/6 How COVID-19 Is Shaping Tech Use. What That Means When Schools Reopen. It might not be a tectonic shift yet, but the changes taking place in the K-12 tech landscape as a result of the coronavirus school closures are real and meaningful, and good and bad. @kbushweller @educationweek

6/5 How Stanley Kubrick Came Up With The Futuristic Filming Locations For A Clockwork Orange The architecture of Stanley Kubrick’s films are as fundamental as the characters. Anyone interested in film should watch this. @cinematyler @mubi

6/5 Coronavirus tests the value of artificial intelligence in medicine. Here we have an AI tool that can spot lung damage on X-rays. @ashleyrgold @FierceHealth @TamaraMcCleary

6/4 The Extreme Chemical Reaction You Get When You Add Water To Chalk – Your kids can do this at home if you can get real chalk. @theactionlabman

6/4 How to End the Frustration of Recurring Problems – Pattern recognition makes room for new solutions. Pedaling harder doesn’t magically transform ineffective solutions into desired results. @Leadershipfreak @jrkuhns

6/3 Music Synchronizes the Brains of Performers and Their Audience. The more people enjoy music, the more similar their brain activity is to that of the musician. @sciam

6/3 73-Year-Old Woman Earns PhD from Howard — and Her Thesis Is About a War She Survived. Share this to inspire some students you know. @Santis_DeRachel @NewBlackMan

6/2 Emotional Intelligence Has 12 Elements. Which Do You Need to Work On? A recent HBR article highlights the skills that a kind, positive manager might lack: the ability to deliver difficult feedback to employees, the courage to ruffle feathers, and drive change, the creativity to think outside the box. @DanielGolemanEI @HarvardBiz @TrippBraden

6/1 How You Can Improve Your Creativity, Imagination and Thinking – Use this simple game to expand your thinking about new possibilities for all aspects of your life. A fun way to train your brain to be more creative, and never again run out of ideas. @Susanjmccann @selfhelpFYS

6/1 Watch NASA astronauts fly SpaceX’s Crew Dragon using touchscreens. A new era of human spaceflight, indeed. @sokane1 @NASA

6/1 Is the Brain a Useful Model for Artificial Intelligence? Thinking machines think just like us—but only up to a point. @WIRED @Damien_CABADI @Nicochan33

6/1 Why Read Moby Dick – Dive into Herman Melville’s classic novel “Moby Dick,” the story of Captain Ahab’s hunt for revenge against the white whale who bit off his leg. This is a multilayered experience. @MadsDavies @itsaugustastone @TED_Ed @rmbyrne

5/31 Simple Ways to Bring Learning Outside – Going outside helps students focus, and activities for classes from social studies to math can incorporate the natural world. @edutopia @diskon4no

5/31 In Case You Missed It Live or Want to Watch it Again: SpaceX launches NASA astronauts to space for the first time — 5/30/2020 There is also live channel. @SpaceX @NASA

5/30 What is phantom traffic and why is it ruining your life? – Benjamin Seibold So you get in a traffic jam and figure it’s either construction or an accident and then find out it was neither. @BenjaminSeibold @TED_ED

5/29 AP Courses Do Not Deserve College Credit. Students can learn content and skills but shouldn’t fool themselves that they are taking college courses. I don’t agree with this, but it’s food for thought. @NTampio @insidehighered @clanghoff1

5/29 A Simulation Of Different Real Life Scenarios And Your Coronavirus Exposure Risk – This is a useful explainer of how COVID-19 spreads indoors and outdoors. @Maddie_Marshall @SigalSamuel @voxdotcom

5/28 Watch A Model Dam Made Out Of Sand Completely Disintegrate In Dam Breach Experiment. It’s cool to watch this unfold in an experiment. It’s terrifying when it happens in real life. It only lasts 2:50. @HD1080ide

5/28 What Actually Happens When You Recycle? There are important decisions to make before and after your recyclables leave your hands. @NickGDavidson @outsidemagazine

5/28 How Exercise Can Save You From COVID-19. Researchers found that regular exercise may lead to a higher number of Leukocytes or white blood cells, which fight infections. @whereispaolo10 @smehblog

5/27 An Easy-To-Understand Breakdown Of Schwa, The Most Common Vowel In English. Tom Scott explains Ə and the surprising complexities of vowel sounds in the English language. @tomscott @mollykruhl @mollykruhl @WillZMarler

5/26 An Economist Explains What Makes The Optimal Conditions For An Auction. Preston McAfee, the chief economist at Microsoft, explains how auctions serve as price discovery mechanisms This is a good social studies/economics lesson for upper elementary on up. @numberphile @BradyHaran

5/26 20 Best Courses from Udemy Free Resource Center to Learn Programming and Coding – Since everyone is helping people to learn online at this time, Udemy also realizes this is the time to help and that’s why they launched Udemy Free Resource center to put-together free courses from their learning marketplace. @javinpaul @hackernoon

5/24 To Overcome Challenges, Stop Comparing Yourself to Others. When you stop comparing yourself to others, you can accomplish great things, says wheelchair athlete Dean Furness. @donfrolic @carelnolte

5/24 How to Master a New Skill – We all want to be better at something. After all, self-improvement is necessary to getting ahead at work. @amyegallo @HarvardBiz

5/23 Crayola unveils ‘Colors of the World’ crayons representing 40 skin tones. With the world growing more diverse than ever before, Crayola hopes their new Colors of the World crayons will increase representation and foster a greater sense of belonging and acceptance. @GubitosiBrett @nypost @Crayola

5/23 Healthcare will never be the same: Eight experts on the future of medicine around the globe. The leaders of the Mayo Clinic, Cleveland Clinic, Doctors Without Borders, and more tell us how healthcare is being transformed by the COVID-19 pandemic. @RuthReader @ainsleyoc @FastCompany @evankirstel

5/23 How to Master a New Skill – We all want to be better at something. After all, self-improvement is necessary to getting ahead at work. @amyegallo @HarvardBiz

5/21 What We Know About Coronavirus Super-Spreader Events – If you aren’t aware of the kind of events that are super-spreaders of disease, you should be. @rachel_fairbank @lifehacker

5/21 What Happened When I Switched From Mac to Windows – Fed up with the rising cost and declining quality of Apple laptops, a WIRED reporter migrated to Microsoft. It was both a total joy and a complete pain in the neck. Read this if you are in the market for a new laptop.

5/21 reasons to be cheerful – This site created by David Byrne is chuck full of positive things that have already been done. It’s time to get your news from sites like this. @RTB_Cheerful @DBtodomundo

5/19 Writing Software: How To Use ProWritingAid To Improve Your Writing And Self-Edit Your Book. We all need to improve our writing craft and working with a professional editor is the best way to do that. (I’m not getting paid to promote this service.) @thecreativepenn

5/19 Do School Plays Lead to PhDs? A new report shows a correlation that’s held for decades: People with more education are more involved in the arts. Or is it the other way around? @RTB_Cheerful

5/18 Writing Software: How To Use ProWritingAid To Improve Your Writing And Self-Edit Your Book. We all need to improve our writing craft and working with a professional editor is the best way to do that. @thecreativepenn

5/18 Speech-To-Text: Google Speech vs Amazon Transcribe. Tech giants like Google and Amazon are exploring and empowering this field of speech recognition technologies with the help of their Google Speech and Amazon Transcribe products. @automeme

5/18 How Is Artificial Intelligence Combatting COVID-19? Artificial Intelligence (AI) is proliferating more widely than ever before, having the potential to influence many aspects of daily life. @asokan_telecom @CGannatti

5/17 If Not 10,000, How Many Steps Should We Be Walking Each Day? Here is a necessary conversation about how to best rethink a decades-old but arbitrary “rule.” @tannergarrity @InsideHook

5/17 The State of the Self-Driving Car Race 2020 – Waymo is still the one to beat. But in a post-COVID-19 world, autonomous will enable more of our contactless needs. @hyper_drive @business

5/17 How AI can help us harness our ‘collective intelligence’ – Collaborating usually makes our work better – but keeping a team on task is not easy. Now, researchers are finding that machines can bring out the best in group work. @EddytheGent @BBC_Worklife @BBC

5/16 Eight Industries You Did Not Even Suspect They Would Be Suitable For Iot Technologies Implementation – Quite shortly in the future, businesses in most industries will no longer be able to remain competitive and demanding on the market without smartly connected machines, devices, systems, which are generally called the Internet of Things (IoT). @IoT_Central @KirkDBorne

5/15 Education Requirements to Become a Teacher – Use this site to find schools if you are interested in becoming a teacher. This looks ideal for high school juniors and people looking to change careers. @Studydotcom

5/14 Humans and Neanderthals co-existed in Europe for far longer than thought. – Cave objects suggest modern humans and Neanderthals shared continent for several thousand years. @NicolaKSDavis @guardian @Qafzeh

5/14 Great films, fun activities and learning opportunities for young minds – Our new under 18 offer – Introducing the BFI’s expanded offer to educate and entertain young audiences aged 18-year-olds and under. @BFI @CreativeIndsUK

5/13 A Comparison Of The Deadliest Animals On Earth, Visualized. Before you watch this or show it to students, see if you can guess who the top two killers are. @Digg

5/13 TinkerCad – From mind to design in minutes – Tinkercad is a free, easy-to-use app for 3D design, electronics, and coding. It’s used by teachers, kids, hobbyists, and designers to imagine, design, and make anything! @tinkercad

5/13 Winners of the 2020 BigPicture Natural World Photography Competition – These images originally appeared on bioGraphic, an online magazine about science and sustainability. @kokogiak @TheAtlantic

5/13 Ten technology trends to watch in the COVID-19 pandemic – The COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated 10 key technology trends, including digital payments, telehealth, and robotics. @ZiyangFan @wef

5/12 Google’s New ‘Read-Along’ App Can Help Elementary School Kids Improve Their Reading Skills. If you’re at home with a little one that’s just starting to learn to read, Google has a new free resource you can use to help them along. @Emily @Lifehacker @TedHiff

5/12 22 YA Novels to Help Students Process the Pandemic (or Forget It for a Bit) – A former school librarian shares recent young adult novels to boost kids’ resilience or give them some laughs. A few dystopian picks may provide a new perspective on the current situation. @terrigrief @edutopia

5/10 Want to grow your own food? 9 tips to help you get started. – This is something you should do, especially if you have kids who can help. @maryhalton @TEDTalks

5/10 A New Way to “Grow” Islands and Coastlines – What if we could harness the ocean’s movement to protect coastal communities from rising sea levels? @SkylarTibbits @TEDTalks

5/8 Who Invented the Wheel? And How Did They Do It? This probably doesn’t show up in your kid’s history courses, but it should. Cody Cassidy is the co-author of the popular science book And Then You’re Dead, which was translated into more than ten languages. His new book is Who Ate the First Oyster? @CodyCassidy @WIRED

5/8 45 Ways to Master Slack While You’re Working From Home – Slack is becoming even more valuable as stay-at-home orders drag on. With its easy-to-use interface and ability to send quick messages to individuals, groups, or an entire organization, Slack is particularly helpful. It’s used by more than 600,000 organizations in 150 countries. @jlthoms @Entrepreneur

5/8 Singapore UV Robots Can Destroy Viruses. A mall in Singapore has not closed but is implementing safety measures such as social distancing, temperature screening for all shoppers, and frequent disinfecting and cleaning. Northpoint City is also using another weapon to fight the virus in the form of UV robots. @YellRobot @ipfconline1

5/7 Scientists are drowning in Covid-19 research — this AI could help. It’s a classic problem of trying to find the needle in the haystack, except the hay is coming from everyone and everywhere on Earth. @inversedotcom

5/7 Robots help some firms, even while workers across industries struggle. The study finds manufacturing companies that are quick to automate can thrive, but overall employment drops. @MIT @SpirosMargaris

5/6 Fun Activities To Promote Math Skills – Math skills specifically are emphasized when it comes to higher education later on and are essential for everyday life. Some kids enjoy playing and learning with numbers, while for others it’s a chore. @gfletchy

5/5 Five Leadership No-Nos During A Crisis – If communication is the oil that keeps a team or community running, then now is the time for leaders to focus on the best way to stay connected. @TerriKlass @LeadToday

5/5 Support My Local Zoo or Your Own Local Zoo. – Local zoos need your help. They are all involved in species survival programs and without money from visitors they need our donations. @rossparkzoo

5/4 Should You Get an Antibody Test? Here is a user’s guide to the immune system. @jameshamblin @TheAtlantic

5/4 Coffee & Mortality – Drinking coffee seems to have a mild positive effect, but I might not be right for some. @nutrition_facts

5/3 What is a Chatbot? Why Your Website Must Have it in 2020 – A chatbot is a software/application service, that interacts with your visitors on your behalf. It is powered by rules (which are set by a human) and sometimes, artificial intelligence. Currently, chatbots are being widely used in Customer Service industries to automate the response of the same kind of queries. @Nikhonit @networgs @larrykim

5/3 Data Science for analytical minds, an Introduction. If your students or children are wondering about a career in this field, they should start here. @Shilpa9a @KirkDBorne

5/2 The Global Food Waste Scandal – Western countries throw out nearly half of their food, not because it’s inedible — but because it doesn’t look appealing. Tristram Stuart delves into the shocking data of wasted food, calling for more responsible use of global resources. @TristramStuart @feedbackorg @thepigidea @toastale

5/2 Why does running give you a high? Here’s the science. The high emerges only after a significant effort. It seems to be the brain’s way of rewarding you for working hard. @kellymcgonigal @TEDTalks

5/1 Here Are Some Tricks To Make Your Groceries Stay Fresh And Last Longer. This is good advice and it just may be time to disinfect your refrigerator. @merleeshay @goodful

5/1 Create Your Own Digital Comics Whether You Can Draw or Not. Even if you can’t draw a stick person, you can still express yourself and tell stories through the time-honored tradition of sequential art. Your kids might what to give this a try. @jdbiersdorfer @nytimes

4/30 Farmer Reveals The Inside Of A Tractor Cab, And The Amount Of Technology Setup Inside Is Astounding. If you think farming is low tech, think again. Share with your kids/students. @lg_farms @carlsonlaura64 @makingafarmer

4/30 Foreign-language shows, films on Netflix can boost vocabulary. The Netflix library features a large number of foreign-language TV shows and films. Many of them automatically switch to English audio when available, but if you set the audio back to the show of your choice’s original language and turn on English subtitles, you’ve got yourself a fun study tool. @steph_hammettSR @SpokesmanSkate @BiliteracySeal

4/30 National Parks Games and Challenges – Try Virtual National Parks Bingo. Most National Parks are still closed right now, but that doesn’t mean kids can’t learn about them. @NatlParkService @rmbyrne

4/29 What is a mask valve, and why are cities banning them? Valves will keep you more comfortable, but endanger those around you. @ctrlzee @fastcodesign

4/29 25 Fascinating Wonders of the World You Can Visit From Home – Travel the world… no passport required! @WeAreTeachers

4/28 Three Ways Machine Learning Algorithms Are Improving Our Day-To-Day Life – Machine Learning algorithms have enabled the invention and development of intelligent software. This intelligent software, machines, and robots have made both business and domestic life better. @Ronald_vanLoon @automeme

4/28 Smart Microgrids: The Future of Sustainable Power. Fueled by renewable resources and controlled by smart algorithms, microgrids stand to overhaul how we produce, consume—and share—energy. @PCMag @evankirstel @chris_rezendes

4/28 Boston Dynamics gives hospital robot tech to the open-source community. Technologies potentially valuable in the field are being released in response to the COVID-19 outbreak. @SecurityCharlie @ZDNet @evankirstel

4/26 a href=”https://bit.ly/2yLG0fO”>NASA celebrates 30 years of the Hubble Space Telescope. As part of the ‘birthday’ celebrations, NASA has launched a webpage that allows you to see a photo the telescope took on your birthday. It saw the above picture of Pluto and three of its moons on my birthday. @EdwardsCLM @TheSun @nypost

4/26 Frames in Motion: A Beginner’s Guide To How Animation Works – Everything you’ve ever wanted to know about how animation works, in under three minutes. Share with your kids. @Animationboss @OnePerfectShot

4/26 Best Apps To Learn Data Science in 2020 – These apps can easily be integrated into your learning process to help consolidate concepts and keep your brain sharp. @fnsnows @TDataScience

4/25 How should NYC grade students during coronavirus pandemic? City, advocates clash over expected policy. Chicago instituted a “no harm” policy, only allowing students’ marks to improve. In Denver, students have to opt-in to receive a letter grade. San Francisco has proposed simply giving every student an A. @cveiga @ChalkbeatNY

4/25 Use your phone to turn a photo into an Excel spreadsheet in a snap. Microsoft’s tool for iOS and Android phones turns photos of notes, lists, recipes, and numbers into Excel spreadsheets. @cliffordcolby @CNET @21stCenturyTch

4/24 NYC parents and activists dueling over school grades amid coronavirus crisis. There is no way to have an equitable grading system under these conditions. @selimalgar @nypost

4/24 Five Ways to Boost Attendance in Virtual Meetings – John Spencer – Here are a few strategies that worked for one teacher as a way to boost attendance in optional meetings. @spencerideas @gcouros

4/24 Three Elements for Successful Virtual Working – Schools can probably learn from some of this. @lyndagratton @MITSloan @TrippBraden

4/24 What Good Leadership Looks Like During This Pandemic – It is a mistake to think that failures of leadership are all we can expect in these grim times. @MichaelaJuneK @AmyCEdmondson @HarvardBiz @Paul_Kandavalli

4/23 How Much Core Strength Do Olympic Swimmers Have? This Much. Russian Olympic swimmer Julia Evimova can’t go to the pool due to #COVID19. So she practices swimming on the kitchen table at home with someone holding her feet. @PatrickCorrigan

4/23 What is the difference between dementia and Alzheimer’s? Dementia and Alzheimer’s disease are similar but not the same. @KandolaAaron @mnt @LEAD_Coalition

4/23 An Introduction To Major Types Of Machine Learning Models – Machine learning is an application of artificial intelligence (AI) that allows systems to automatically learn and refine from that learning while not being programmed explicitly. @automeme @RoboticsTech1

4/22 Five Sure Ways to Ruin Any Friendship – This is something that even young children can learn. @parentteendr @PsychToday

4/21 Augmenting intelligence: What 2020 Has in Store. A new model of partnership between humans and machines is emerging, focused on the value automation and humans working together can bring. @TechNative

4/21 This is how COVID-19 could change the world of work for good. Adam Grant, a professor at the Wharton School, talks about the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the world of work. @rosschainey @AdamMGrant @wef

4/21 Coronavirus: Will COVID-19 speed up the use of robots to replace human workers? For better or worse the robots are going to replace many humans in their jobs, analysts say, and the coronavirus outbreak is speeding up the process. @zoegthomas @nigewillson @BBCNews

4/20 Coronavirus, Virtual Learning And the Five Stages of Grief – If you and your kids don’t know about the five stages of grief this will help. @PeterMDeWitt @educationweek

4/20 A step toward personalized, automated smart homes – System that automatically identifies people moving around indoors could enable self-adjusting homes. @MIT @antgrasso

4/20 The Big List of Children’s Authors Doing Online Read-Alouds & Activities – With kids at home and parents looking for educational activities, many of our favorite authors are offering online read-a-louds and activities on social media. @WeAreTeachers @XQAmerica

4/19 Coronavirus: Which Mask Should You Wear? Here’s a look at some of the types of masks you might encounter, how they work, what to consider when making your own and the level of protection they could provide. @taraparkerpope @RachelAbramsNY @edenweingart @nytimes

4/19 50+ Best Streaming Documentaries to Watch as a Family – Make the most of family screen time. Streaming television has become one of our greatest resources these days, and the options available are really amazing. Take a break from the sitcom reruns and tune in to some of these educational documentaries to watch as a family. They’re just as entertaining, and help make screen time worthwhile. @WeAreTeachers

4/19 Put Scrap Cardboard to Use With One of These Hands-on Learning Projects. Show your kids what others had done and challenge them to have some creative fun. @instructables @rmbyrne

4/18 “Places to Love” Study Guides – It’s time to take your kids on some virtual trips with Samantha Brown. I watch her every Sunday at my local PBS station. @SamanthaBrown

4/17 In the year 2020, 5G will be on the rise since it has the potential to change the world. The arrival of 5G will not only transform tech but it will also provide an entirely new mobile experience. This wireless technology is being introduced with the primary aim to reduce maintenance costs and energy consumption. @TechNative

4/17 We are all isolated across the entire world together. Today George Couros is writing to process his thoughts so bear with him. Trust me, this is worth a few minutes of your time. @gcouros

4/17 How AI helps scientists find reliable coronavirus research – AI researchers are fast busy developing tools that will help medical scientists navigate the fast-growing corpus of literature surrounding coronavirus. @bendee983 @bdtechtalks @SpirosMargaris

4/16 Why Hawaii’s volcano is so UNUSUAL – Hawaii is known for its volcanoes, but most volcanoes on earth exist along tectonic plate lines. Hawaii does not! What causes Hawaii to form, and how is it related to the mystery of a magnetic bar code across the Pacific Ocean? @thephysicsgirl

4/16 Seven Predictions for a Post-Coronavirus World – Remote work, automation, and telemedicine could soon become the new normal. @emmarosepb @MRKR

4/16 An Animated Chart Of The Biggest Fast Food Franchises In The World In The Past 50 Years – What this chart change over the year is mesmerizing. Watch how the numbers and rank for your favorite change over time. @worldatlas @Mustafi71255384

4/16 The Food Expiration Dates You Should Actually Follow – The first thing you should know? The dates, as we know them, have nothing to do with safety. There is some good advice here. @kenjilopezalt @nytimes

4/15 What Happens If You Shoot A Ping Pong Ball Going 450 KPH At A Tennis Ball? Ping pong balls seem fairly innocuous, but what happens if you shoot it out of a cannon going over 400 kilometers per hour? Share this with young girls you know. @thephysicsgirl

4/15 The Most Popular Tech Gadget From the Year You Were Born – Almost every year since 1950 has seen a new gadget that’s changed the way we use technology. It takes a while to scroll to see every gadget, but it’s a cool trip. @EttingerZoe @thisisinsider

4/14 Guy Scooped Up A Jar Of Pond Water And Left It On His Window Sill — What Happened Next Was Extraordinary. This is something your kids could do if there is a pond nearby. @shrimp_atomic

4/14 Spock’s Vulcan salute should replace handshakes in coronavirus era. Just raise your hand with the palm facing forward, thumb extended, and his middle and ring finger parted. It’s

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