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1/20 Are indoor verticle farms the agriculture of the future? Some schools are doing this to teach students about how to grow their own food. @TEDTalks @18thVineTedTalk @Laxmi68507818 @nebullam

1/20 PreK-12 Ed-Tech Investments Plunged in 2019, Bucking Overall Learning Tech Trend. Funding for ed-tech companies serving PreK-12 around the world declined by nearly 50 percent last year compared to 2018. @EdMarketBrief @EdWeekMMolnar

1/19 20 courses under $20 that can help you learn a new skill in 2020 – I can’t vouch for any, but there isn’t much to lose. @alexmcgeeney @StackCommerce @nypost

1/19 How America Uses Its Energy, Visualized – This chart is very informative as you can see where energy comes from and where it goes. We also waste a lot. @Livermore_Lab @Digg

1/19 Playing Slow to Become Better – The best advice I have ever received on playing guitar is to have the patience to play slow and do it right, as opposed to playing poorly, faster. With this approach, you will quickly get better at doing the wrong things. @gcouros

1/18 The Distribution Of The World’s Wealth, Visualized – This is also a good geography lesson. @howmuch_net @CreditSuisse

1/18 How Old Is Your Brain? This AI Can Tell You. Brain age looks at how well your brain is aging relative to how many birthdays you’ve celebrated. @ShellyFan @singularityu @MichelleBxtr

1/16 The Time Zone You Live In Has A Bigger Effect On Your Health And Personality Than You Might Think. Cory Zapatka explains the surprising ways that time zones affect our lives. YOu can also see how irregular time zones are. @coryzapatka @chrisjawnmazza @VergeScience @mslopatto @lorengrush

1/16 Take A 180VR Tour Inside The World’s Skinniest Skyscraper. In the slimmest building in the world each apartment takes up an entire floor so when you get off the elevator you are home. You can have one for $28 million or so. Click and drag for the VR180 effect. @business

1/15 Eight big takeaways from CES 2020 – At the annual Consumer Electronics Show, from 8k to 5G to AI to concepts, we all saw through the hype. @backlon @verge

1/15 VR Isn’t Just For Gamers: 3 Ways IoT Is Changing The Enterprise, And How To Support It. It’s should impact education as well as these other industries. @forbesbv @Forbes @TrippBraden @evankirstel

1/15 Critics’ Choice Awards to Serve Plant-Based Menu. The Golden Globes also served a vegan meal. Eat plants for the sake of your health and the environment. @chrissgardner @thr @TayeDiggs @CriticsChoice

1/15 Five Surprising Ways Exercise Changes Your Brain – Moving your body is one of the most beneficial things you can do for your mind. @kellymcgonigal @GreaterGoodSC @leticarino @PhysedNow @kinestheticlass @andyvasily

1/14 Nine Good Companion Dog Breeds to Adopt – Share with the dog people in your life. @Dogvills @NightHelperBlog @alpha_trained

1/14 Say Hello To Your New Digital Colleague. McKinsey forecasts that the potential economic impact of automating knowledge work could be between $5.2 trillion and $6.7 trillion by 2025. @TechNative

1/13 1/3 Why Cognitive Technology May Be A Better Term Than Artificial Intelligence – One of the challenges for those tracking the artificial intelligence industry is that, surprisingly, there’s no accepted, standard definition of what artificial intelligence really is. @kath0134 @Forbes @TamaraMcCleary

1/13 Five Big Tech Trends Decoded – Guest blogger Rodney Laws shares a simple explanation for the 5 major tech trends of 2019 & also talks about what to expect in the future. @KeithKeller

1/12 Could hydration levels influence cognitive function? Dehydration can cause headaches and several physiological issues, and older adults are most at risk of experiencing it. Does it also affect cognitive function, however? And might overhydration also affect mental performance? @healthline @PKanagaratnam @_atanas_

1/12 What causes Alzheimer’s? Not toxic amyloid, a new study suggests. Many researchers have argued that the accumulation of toxic beta-amyloid in the brain causes Alzheimer’s. However, a new study offers some evidence contradicting this sequence. @mnt @PKanagaratnam @_atanas_

1/12 A.I. Is Learning to Read Mammograms. Computers that are trained to recognize patterns and interpret images may outperform humans at finding cancer on X-rays. @nytDeniseGrady @nytimes @TrippBraden @MFordFuture

1/11 How One Photographer Captures the Glory of Birds in Flight – These multiple exposures result in some great art and science. @atlasobscura

1/11 Deep learning vs. machine learning: Understand the differences – Both machine learning and deep learning discover patterns in data, but they involve dramatically different techniques. @meheller @infoworld @automeme @GoogleNews

1/10 This Visualization Of Where US Voters Think Iran Is Located Is… Concerning. See if you and your students know where it is. @jpiacenza @MorningConsult

1/10 Kenyan scientist builds with bottles to beat plastic pollution. ‘Eco Blocks and Tiles’ is the first company in Kenya to manufacture roof tiles and other construction materials from plastic and glass waste. @nitabhalla @sree @HopeMwanake @MureithiKevin

1/9 The Mathematical Bridge of Cambridge – Lots of student activities involve designing and building bridges. This is an interesting math lesson. @AmusingPlanet

1/9 20 technologies that defined the first 20 years of the 21st Century – They have brought with them new ways of connecting, consuming and getting around, while also raising fresh Doomsday concerns. @ADCuthbertson @_andrew_griffin @ChuckDBrooks @asokan_telecom @mclynd @diioannid

1/9 Seven Tips For Quality Restful Sleep – When you sleep your brain repairs itself. If you aren’t getting good sleep you need to take some action. @EclecticEvelyn

1/8 Biomes and Ecoregions Interactive Map – When you visit the map you can choose to display either ecoregion or biomes. After you make that selection you can then click on any location on the map to discover the ecoregion or biome of that location. Read Richard Byrne’s description. @rmbyrne

1/8 Four AI Predictions And Warnings By Elon Musk – This would be good discussion material for middle school and up. @automeme @elonmusk @AudreyDesisto @sallyeaves @globaliqx @mvollmer1 @stratorob @Ronald_vanLoon

1/5 Sleep Is Literally a Deep Clean for Your Brain. Sleep washes away toxic gunk that builds up in your brain. Do you really want to leave it there? @EntryLevelRebel @Inc @jboitnott

1/5 Bill Gates Says the World Is Mostly Getting Better. He’s Right. Taking the most basic measurements and looking at the entire globe, you pretty much have to say that life is getting better. You wouldn’t know it listening to the mostly negative media. @MindaZetlin @Inc @BillGates @jboitnott

1/4 How to Stretch Your Grocery Budget – My favorite is the one that says start a garden. This is a great learning activity for kids. @icsfblog

1/4 Lego Finds An Inventive Way to Combine AI and Motion Tracking. The theme park, named Legoland New York Resort will be located in Goshen, New York, which is about 60 miles northwest of New York City and it will open on July 4, 2020. @zivljub @automeme @humanoid_info

1/3 The Top Ten Scientific Discoveries of the Decade – Breakthroughs include measuring the true nature of the universe, finding new species of human ancestors, and unlocking new ways to fight disease. @jaywbennett @SmithsonianMag

1/3 Most and Highest Paying programming languages 2019 – Regardless of whether you’re starting your IT profession, searching for your next IT position, looking for promotion or joyfully staying put, keeping with the Highest Paying programming languages is significant for your IT career. @HeySunilGupta @BinaryIns @TrippBraden @ipfconline1

1/3 This Is Your Body On Intermittent Fasting. Experts share what happens mentally, physically and emotionally when you’re following this eating plan. @namesjules @HuffPost

1/3 Here are the top 10 most competitive economies in the world. But those economies that bring everyone along together, investing in reskilling the workforce and boosting infrastructure, will be best able to withstand a global slowdown. The criteria and graphics are interesting. @wef @DrEscotet

1/2/2020 It’s Official: Voyager 2 Has Left Our Solar System And Is Sailing in Interstellar Space. Share with astronomy buffs you know. @ZonePhysics @Larerbloggen

1/2/2020 Doing good deeds actually reduces physical pain. A new study has found that doing a good deed not only helps the recipient but brings the giver physical pleasure and pain relief. @hfrishberg @nypost

1/2/2020 Artificial intelligence will complete Beethoven’s 10th Symphony. The Unfinished Symphony revisited or: How creative can artificial intelligence be? How can that be done? Here is a brief introduction. @ryantracey @Telekom_group

1/1/2020 When The Beatles Modulated in the First Right Bars – If you know any music nerds be sure to share this with them. @DavidKPiano

12/31 Why Are People Registering Their Cars In Montana? This video covers a lot of ways you can work around the law where you live. @donutmedia

12/31 Should I Become An Entrepreneur? Seven Key Questions That Will Make You Think. Becoming an entrepreneur is a life-changing decision. Sometimes it just happens naturally and, before you know it, you’re an entrepreneur. However most times it requires a deep, possibly life-changing self-analysis. @GoncaloTV @Forbes @markITwrite @metasfresh

12/31 Add These Two Little Words to Your New Year’s Resolution If You Actually Want It to Succeed. Want to be among the eight percent of people who actually stick with their resolution? Here’s how. @EntryLevelRebel @Inc

12/30 How to Ensure You are a “Go To” Colleague and not a “Go From” – “ Go from ” people drive others away. No one wants to be around them. They might as well have fleas. They wouldn’t be any less popular. @pdiscoveryuk @skyemorag

12/30 Adopting These Three Traits of ‘Likable’ People Will Make Your Ideas More Appealing. Regardless of your profession, being liked will get you farther. @carminegallo @Inc

12/30 Four Ways To Not Let Others Dim Your Light – The reality of our world is that people get threatened when other people shine their light on the world. @gcouros @Jonharper70bd

12/29 Why Do Planes Dump Jet Fuel In Mid-Air? On rare occasions, pilots will dump fuel in mid-air. Why do they do this? @AlexAppolonia @businessinsider @techinsider

12/29 Eight Ways to Be Kinder to Yourself in 2020 – With everything happening all the time, it’s easy to forget to take care of yourself. @TimHerrera @nytimes @alimons

12/29 Three Ideas For Taking Care of Yourself – If you don’t take care of yourself you won’t be any good for others. @gcouros @Joe_Castoro

12/29 How Pets Can Help Reduce Bullying – Pets and bullying are two topics one would not think to put together, but the fact is, pets can help play a major role in reducing bullying amongst kids. @KirkpatricM @docweighsin @carlaacarlson @LEAD_Coalition @NOH8Campaign

12/25 The Power of Adapting – Relationship requires mutual adapting. Teams thrive when they adapt to each other. @Leadershipfreak @jrkuhns

12/25 Want to improve the world? Read these 6 game-changing books. I haven’t read any yet, but they all sound good. @F_Bonnici @wef @WEFBookClub @CMRubinWorld

12/26 Teacher explains anatomy to students in skin-tight bodysuit. A teacher in Spain is baring it all for education. @mshannahsparks @nypost

12/26 Get that Diploma: 5 of the Best Ways to Save for College – By starting early, you can ensure that you save as much money as possible for what will be one of the biggest expenses in your life. @iFrugalFitness @BootstrapsBiz

12/26 Scientists Now Know How Sleep Cleans Toxins From the Brain. The synchronized brain waves of non-REM sleep may play a key role in preventing toxins from accumulating in a person’s brain. @WIREDScience @nxthompson

12/24 Seven of the world’s ten most polluted cities are in India. This will help you learn more about air pollution no matter where you live. @howmuch_net @wef

12/24 2019 in medical research: What were the top findings? What are the most important findings from 2019? Here is our overview of some of the most noteworthy studies of the year. @MNT @MNT_MariaCohut

12/23 20 Best Machine Learning Books for Beginner & Experts [Ranked] – Machine learning has a wide array of applications that belongs to different fields, ranging from space research to digital marketing. @Damien_CABADI @Fabriziobustama @hackrio_

12/23 This may be the fastest way to learn something new, according to science. Perfection is not the ultimate goal of learning, researchers say. @SimranKaurAror5 @alipattillo @inversedotcom @E_Sheninger

12/22 Which Americans Pay The Lowest Taxes, Visualized. This short animation tells the real story of taxes. This is good for middle school and up. @alv9n @Maddie_Marshall @adamplease @voxdotcom

12/22 Augmented Reality vs Virtual Reality: What’s the Difference? Marketers Put Augmented and Virtual Reality to Work. @TreasureData

12/22 How cognitive biases are used to manipulate you – Every day corporations, the media, and politicians exploit your cognitive biases to manipulate you. @prismdecision

12/22 The top technologies that enabled digital transformation this decade – As the decade comes to a close, and we think back to the distant times of 2010, it becomes apparent that the 2010s were a decade of unimaginable digital transformation. @InsightBrief @TechRepublic

12/21 Yoga Benefits the Brain and May Reduce Risk of Alzheimer’s. Staying aerobically fit, and sticking to an exercise routine like running, is good for your brain and overall health. This has worked for me. @Being_Patient_ @ADevotedYogi @LEAD_Coalition

12/21 These science claims from 2019 could be big deals — if true. Findings in need of more proof include dinosaur fossils from the day a giant asteroid struck Earth and jets from stellar smashups. @CassieRMartin @MrVonTersch @ScienceNews

12/21 This 7-Minute Morning Routine Will Change Your (Work) Life. It only takes seven minutes to change how you approach your day. Using this routine when you get to work will make a world of difference in your productivity, your attitude, your success, and your health. @jmbrandonbb @Inc @iownjd

12/20 What is HTTPS and why care? This guide instructs beginner and advanced website owners how to move from HTTP to HTTPS. There is a lot here. Share with coders you know. @OnlineMarketing @mendez_elize @larrykim

12/20 Hello, 5G. Goodbye, Passwords: Predictions for the New Decade. What will security look like in the third decade of the 21st century? Here are a few predictions. @bc_foster @securityblvd

12/20 Finland is making its online AI crash course free to the world. Originally designed for Finnish citizens, now anyone can sign up. @jjvincent @verge

12/19 Kids take over the playground with mind-blowing jump rope skills. As if regular Double Dutch weren’t hard enough, try adding dozens of extra ropes into the mix. See if your kids can go beyond two ropes at your school. @nypost

12/19 The Amazing Math Inside the Rubik’s Cube – Want to solve the puzzle? Then you have to know the numbers. Challenge your kids to read this. @PopMech @mathonthefly

12/19 Six clever urban design ideas that all cities should steal – These small, smart innovations are worth building on in 2020. @patrickcsisson @Curbed

12/18 Google reveals breathtaking amount of Earth it has now mapped and photographed. The search giant pulled back the curtain on its ongoing effort to map the globe, revealing the breathtaking amount of the planet the company has now mapped and photographed. @aemeek @BGR

12/18 Icebreakers that Rock – Here are three no-cheese activities that won’t embarrass students. @cultofpedagogy @yhalushka

12/18 AI has bested chess and Go, but it struggles to find a diamond in Minecraft. A new challenge tests AI’s ability to learn by watching. @jjvincent @Verge @TamaraMcCleary

12/17 The 2019 Illusion Of The Year Has Broken Our Brains. See the runner up illusions here. @IllusionContest @KilledByAPixel

12/17 The New Adobe Photoshop Elements 2020 is Amazing! Create beautiful images with photo effects, slideshows, and collages powered by the Adobe Sensei AI technology. @ShelleyWebbRN @liveluvtx @BestBuy

12/16 It’s Official: Open-Plan Offices Are Now the Dumbest Management Fad of All Time. A new study from Harvard reveals that open-plan offices decrease rather than increase face-to-face collaboration. @Sales_Source

12/15 Six Ways to Increase Academic Performance – For most adolescents, the high school years are quite turbulent, regardless of the socioeconomic status or home neighbourhood of their families. @lifelearnersng

12/13 A Fascinating Demonstration Of How A Tesla Valve — A One-Way Valve With No Moving Parts — Works. The Tesla Valve was invented by Nikola Tesla, but you probably hadn’t heard of it. Turns out, it’s pretty cool! @rickmakes #nighthawkinlight

12/13 Work Experiences Are as Important to Career Prep as School. Work experiences can be as important as formal education (high school and college in particular) in terms of shaping career preferences and readiness. @tvanderark @Getting_Smart

12/13 Coding + Drones = 100% Engagement – Webinar Recording – As part of the Practical Ed Tech Creativity Conference Karin Knapik-Cloutier gave an energetic presentation about using drones with her middle school students. If you missed her presentation, the recording is now available to view here. @rmbyrne

12/13 Shifts in Job Distribution – In the 1950s, almost half of all employed people were either in farming or manufacturing. As you can imagine, work changed a bit over the years. Here’s how the distribution of jobs across occupation groups shifted. @flowingdata

12/12 A Fascinating Animated Visualization Of Moore’s Law In Action Since 1971 – Moore’s Law posits that the number of transistors on a microchip will double every two years — turns out, he was right on the money. @VisualCap

12/11 Build a Snowman with Google Slides. This is a great way for students to be creative and to work on their writing skills by describing or writing about their snowman. @ericcurts @lindayollis

12/11 How Does the Brain Learn Best? Smart Studying Strategies – Most of our instincts about learning are misplaced, incomplete, or flat wrong and rooted more in superstition than in science. @ingfeichen @MindShiftKQED @Rdene915

12/11 55 Ways to Save Money on Internet Safety: The DEFINITIVE Guide – Have you ever said to yourself: “Man, I wish I could afford all those pricey tools for Internet safety”? @DeanChe36640282 @CoolTechZone

12/10 GRE fails to identify successful Ph.D. students. RIT researchers say the GRE doesn’t predict student success as effectively as presumed. @lukeauburn @RITTigers @StevenSinger3 @palan57

12/10 Collaborative Intelligence: Humans and AI Are Joining Forces. Humans and AI Are Working Together in 1,500 Companies. @hjameswilson @HarvardBiz @InsightBrief @HaroldSinnott

12/10 People and Machines: Partners in Innovation – The greatest impact of intelligent technologies won’t be from eliminating jobs but from changing what people do and driving innovation deeper into the business. @senenbarro @tdav @mitsmr @InsightBrief

12/9 How Google Maps Looks Differently In Other Countries – Google Maps looks different based on your location due to disputed borders and other complicated diplomatic issues. @dashlane @RealLifeLore101

12/8 Multicultural Children’s Book Day 2020 Poster by Jerry Craft – Jerry Craft’s newest book, New Kid, both entertains and educates as a graphic novel that brings up racism in the form of microaggressions that all kids can relate to. @JerryCraft @pragmaticmom @momandkiddo

12/7 Chinese residents worry about rise of facial recognition. Should we be worried too? @Sam_L_Shead @BBCWorld @sivavaid

12/7 Seven Picture Books About Black Father Figures – All children should see representations of caring black fathers and father figures in books. Are these in your school’s library? @sljournal @Prof_Flowers @shannonmmiller

12/7 Cybersecurity ‘has to be in your DNA’ to fend off hacking threats. Be sure to share with the tech people at your school or home. @gfherald @ChuckDBrooks @PVynckier @mclynd

12/6 What are Phytoplankton? Derived from the Greek words Phyto (plant) and plankton (made to wander or drift), phytoplankton are microscopic organisms that live in watery environments, both salty and fresh. @NASAEarth @ADevotedYogi

12/6 CHART OF THE week the Future of 5G: Comparing Three Generations of Wireless Technology – See how wireless technology as evolved. @acviens @InsightBrief @VisualCap

12/4 Florida high school is first in world to dissect synthetic frogs. You can also buy synthetic humans to explore. The SynFrogs can also be reused after each use and they eliminate the ethical dilemma some people have over the killing of live amphibians. @syndaver @JWMHS @nypost @CNN

12/4 Career coaches on the biggest mistakes people make in the job search – We talked to seven career coaches about the most common mistakes they see from applicants. @FastCompany @DaveFindsTalent

12/4 The Incredible Chemistry Powering Your Cellphone – Take a journey down to the atomic level with scientist Cathy Mulzer, who reveals how almost every component of our high-powered devices exists thanks to chemists. @crmulzer @TEDTalks

12/3 Ten Tips for Boosting Your People Skills – Leadership is all about the people and here are 10 ways to boost your people skills. @gordontredgold @Inc

12/3 The Risk of Prioritizing Compliance Over Creation – What are you putting first? @katiemartinedu @burgessdave

12/2 Dogs in school … to improve reading performance? Getting children (in this instance, lower-performing secondary students) to read to a dog was better than reading to a teacher. @ArwenNugteren @DisneyDream717 @sci_bloggers

12/2 Retrieval Practice: The Most Powerful Learning Strategy You’re Not Using. Retrieval practice is the act of trying to recall information without having it in front of you. @PoojaAgarwal @cultofpedagogy @mamabooch1 @RetrieveLearn

12/1/2019Comparing Countries with Google Maps – See how countries like Greenland really compare in size to others. @ericcurts @stppLMC @iste

11/28 Ten Physical symptoms of stress you need to be aware of – Time to see if you or the people you love have any. @carthagebuckley

11/27 What are blood types? Curious Kids is a series for children of all ages. If you have a question you’d like an expert to answer, send it to curiouskidsus@theconversation.com. @ConversationUS @Dr_Khan

11/26 The Undeniable Influence Of Colors In Marketing (And How To Use Them) – One of the biggest factors in marketing that works to retain attention is the effective use of color. Buyers should know this too. @AyeshaAmbreen @jeffbullas

11/26 Are Saturn’s Rings Really as Young as the Dinosaurs? A surprisingly youthful estimate of the age of the rings has stirred a backlash. At stake is our best clue for understanding where the rings came from in the first place. @SquigglyVolcano @QuantaMagazine @WIREDScience

11/26 Students who eat breakfast perform better on standardized tests. A study out of the United Kingdom has found that students who skipped breakfast did not perform as well on standardized tests as those who ate a morning meal. @NewsweekUK @JdelaneyJoAnn @MindShiftKQED

11/26 Bill Gates and MIT Have Predicted the World’s Next 10 Big Innovations. Here’s What They All Have in Common. They vary from robot dexterity to vegan burgers and custom cancer vaccines. @SeanWise @Inc @BillGates @MIT @PrincipalVerona

11/24 A Good “Ugly” Cry! It’s good for you! I’m sure you’ve all had one of those good crys. The cleansing kind. The kind that makes you feel FREE when you’re done. @ElemntryMatters

11/24 The surprising habits of original thinkers – Organizational psychologist Adam Grant studies “originals”: thinkers who dream up new ideas and take action to put them into the world. @AdamMGrant

11/22 Top Ten Emerging Technologies Of 2019 – Can you and your students guess what they are? @sciam @javiergarciamar @ChuckDBrooks

11/20 13 Mind-Blowing Things Artificial Intelligence Can Already Do Today – Many of us will be quite surprised to learn of some of the skills AI already knows how to do. @BernardMarr @Forbes @imtorsten @Nicochan33

11/20 Three Ways for Students to Create Their Own Apps & Games – Creating a mobile app can be a great way to get students interested in learning programming concepts. @rmbyrne @DenisecWright

11/19 Efficiency Kills Creativity: Here’s How To Be Innovative Anyway. You’ll get better, more creative results if you focus less on efficiency. @TracyBrower108 @forbes @nancyrubin @RoboticsTech1

11/18 What is a Business Management Degree? Undertaking a business management degree engages you with the planning and execution of strategies for business operations. @Studydotcom

11/18 The Link Between Diet, Exercise, and Alzheimer’s – A new study finds that lifestyle changes can improve cognition. I only eat vegetables and exercise every day. This works for me. @rddysum @WSJ

11/17 What Would It Look Like If You Could See Everything In The Night Sky? Be sure to use the four-way control in the upper left to look up. @DJSnM

11/17 Will Batteries Power The World? The Limits Of Lithium-ion Batteries – Just how much better can batteries get? @minutephysics @AnkerOfficial

11/17 Five Essential Tips for Maintaining High Self-Esteem – This is a very important and much talked about concept. Who doesn’t want high self-esteem? @carthagebuckley

11/16 Sweden’s recycling is so revolutionary, the country has run out of rubbish. (I am a proud Swedish American and have been there many times. I’ve visited their recycling centers and they are amazing. The US could do this too if we some political will. @hazelsheffield @Independent

11/15 Deadliest, Most Common Cancers Get the Least Attention in U.S. The American Cancer Society estimates 1.7 million new cases will be diagnosed and more than 600,000 people will die of the disease in 2019. @KarenSelbyRN @TheMesoCenter

11/13 The Promise of AI and 5G Convergence in the Internet of Context – What is most exciting — and what demonstrates their greatest promise — is that these new technologies are converging. @KirkDBorne @westerndigital @kashyapvyaas #datamakespossible

11/12 Why You Should Encourage Your Child’s Love of Graphic Novels – Sales of comics and graphic novels in the U.S. and Canada hit an all-time high in 2018. @yahoolifestyle @MCChildsBookDa @FirstBook

11/12 Six Things Great Speakers Always Do – Tips from TEDx executive producer Tricia Brouk for how to become a better speaker, and how you can someday give your own TED Talk. @jeff_haden @Inc @Ross_Quintana @rachelloumiller

11/12 Breaking Down the Barriers to Innovation – Kids beat MBAs at contests to build structures with spaghetti, tape, and string. @ScottDAnthony @paulcobban @npainchaud @HarvardBiz @Glennr1809 @DCulberhouse

11/10 Posture Hacks: The Ultimate Guide to Good Posture & How to Fix Terrible Posture – Your posture doesn’t only affect how you look. It also has a profound effect on your health. @drbodygadget

11/9 A Visual Timeline of the Tallest Historical Structures – Humans have been building things since the dawn of time. As the tools and technology at our disposal have improved dramatically, so have the scale and magnitude of our creations. @VisualCap @howmuch_net @wef

11/6 The Science of Empathy: What Researchers Want Teachers to Know. @sydneyfjohnson @EdSource @EdSurge @HigherEdSurge

11/6 Twelve Cool Technologies “The Jetsons” Predicted For 2062 That We Have Right Now – But I’m still waiting for my flying car. The futuristic family cartoon The Jetsons premiered in 1962. It was set 100 years in the future in the year 2062. @EmergingEdTech @BryanLMiller

11/6 From Procedural Knowledge To Self Knowledge: The 4 Stages Of Curiosity – Where curiosity comes from isn’t entirely clear. In fact, it isn’t even easy to define. That’s probably because there is no single source for it any more than there is a single source for entertainment, anxiety, or confidence. @terryheickedu @TeachThought

11/5 Can you solve it? Would you get into Oxford? Try your luck at its fiendish maths entrance exam. @alexbellos @GuardianEdu @Guardian

1/4 Ten Tenets of a Student-Centered Writing Classroom – How many are happening in classrooms you know? @shfarnsworth @kevinhoneycutt @web20classroom

11/4 Helpful advice for aspiring writers of all ages – Being a writer is all about expressing your unique perspective with feeling and originality, not about having a huge vocabulary or getting published. @TEDTalks @RafaelWrites @mywritersnook

11/3 What’s Going On Inside The World’s Largest Batteries? Wind and solar are intermittent. How can we store it for later? @Digg

11/2 50 years ago today, the internet was born in Room 3420. Here’s the story of the creation of ARPANET, the groundbreaking precursor to the internet—as told by the people who were there. @FastCompany @marcelamomberg @linuxtotal

11/2 A Five Minute Explanation of How Google Search Works – The video presents an explanation of the factors that contribute to why some pages rank higher in the results page than others. The video also explains the factors that can contribute to a change in the ranking of a webpage. @rmbyrne @Google @YouTube

11/2 Four Things High Performers Do that Others Neglect – If you aren’t practicing you aren’t improving. @Leadershipfreak

11/2 Google Interview Questions Deconstructed: The Knight’s Dialer – This is a good problem for high school and college math students and adults like me. Good luck. @hackernoon @GA

11/1 The Surprising Benefits of Student-Created Graphic Novels – They engage reluctant or struggling readers. They are gateway texts for more complex literature. @ShvetaMiller @cultofpedagogy @bethhill2829

11/1 Watch a massive 3D-printed building take shape. Be sure to watch the short [1:19] video that shows the building being “printed.” @KristinJHouser @RHNilsson @futurism

10/31 Live internal joint sealing robot allows gas utilities to avoid the tremendous cost of cast iron pipe replacement or other forms of pipeline rehabilitation. ULC’s Robotic Joint Sealing service with CISBOT rehabilitates leaking joints. @ULCRobotics

10/21 Six Emotional-Intelligence Job Skills Everyone Will Need in the Next Few Years – What skills can students acquire to protect your employability in the future? @LollyDaskal

10/21 A Snapshot of Worldwide Wheat Exports – This is a very interesting visual presentation of data. @howmuch_net

10/29 The Ten Most Inspiring inventors Under 18 – Kids are titans of innovation, from the way they play to the way they create. @businessinsider @thechrisweller

10/29 Daylight saving time ends Sunday: eight things to know about “falling back” – This could stimulate a class discussion. Ask students if they think we should abolish or keep it and defend their position. @B_resnick @voxdotcom

10/29 Ten Machine Learning Facts Everyone Needs to Understand – Machine learning is an essential branch of Artificial Intelligence. This technique is adopted globally by many top-ranked companies. @hackernoon @Damien_CABADI @jaypalter @SpirosMargaris @YuHelenYu

10/28 How to transform technology departments to be focused on teaching and learning – Changing the culture requires creating a vision, understanding your resources and using a balanced approach. @mrhgaddis @DA_magazine

10/28 The Future of College Looks Like the Future of Retail. Similar to e-commerce firms, online-degree programs are beginning to incorporate elements of an older-school, brick-and-mortar model. @TheAtlantic @EdTechFam

10/27 Fifteen Awesome Article Sites for Students – They can be used for researching a topic, staying informed on what’s happening in the news, pleasure reading, and more. @ericcurts

10/27 Perfect Icebreakers: Eight Smart Phrases That Will Make You Better at Networking – If you go to a conference go alone so you will be forced to “break the ice.” @LollyDaskal

10/26 The danger of artificial intelligence is weirder than you think. The danger of artificial intelligence isn’t that it’s going to rebel against us, but that it’s going to do exactly what we ask it to do. @JanelleCShane @TEDTalks

10/26 How Does Artificial Intelligence Help The Field Of Agriculture? We’ve reached the point where there are nearly infinite amounts of data available to understand and forecast the complex interplay between global agricultural markets. @SaraMenker @GroIntel @Quora @Forbes @SimonCocking @automeme

10/25 Six Nonverbal Methods a Teacher Can Use to Project an Aura of Control – As a teacher, it is important to be aware of all potential behavioral triggers in your classroom. @Candace_Davies

10/25 Robots aren’t taking warehouse employees’ jobs, they’re making their work harder. A new report says that automation won’t wipe out warehouse jobs in the short term but it may make them worse. @shiringhaffary @Recode @voxdotcom

10/23 New study shows coral reef fish do not mind 3-D-printed corals. Researchers across the globe are searching for ways to help endangered reefs, and the animals that live there. @physorg_com @UDelaware @JenWilliamsEdu @mspaperless

10/22 How To Get A Word Into The Dictionary – People who write and edit the dictionary, are constantly adding new words to the dictionary and updating the senses of existing ones. @Dictionarycom @chucksedwin1

10/22 When Overconfidence Is an Asset, and When It’s a Liability – What happens to people who are overconfident? Are they generally rewarded, promoted, and respected? Or do we distrust them and avoid collaborating with them? @HarvardBiz @ElScottReviews

10/22 A Netflix Series Explores the Brave New World of Crispr. From malaria-ridden villages in Burkina Faso to fertility clinics in Ukraine, Unnatural Selection takes viewers deep into the gene-editing revolution. @WIREDScience @netflix

10/21 The Stunning Way That Plutonium Gets Made – This is a good practical chemistry lesson. @periodicvideos @BradyHaran

10/21 How Data Changed the World – It’s often said that we are in the age of information, but we often fail to appreciate just how the concept of the information age is changing over time. @TechNative @KeithKeller @Ronald_vanLoon

10/21 Listen and Learn: 10 Top Podcasts for Entrepreneurs on the Grow – Glean insights on leadership, innovation and productivity from one-on-one conversations between top entrepreneurs. @EntrepreneurOrg @Inc @ElScottReviews

10/21 Why Planes Don’t Fly Over The Himalayas – Wouldn’t you love to fly over Mount Everest? Unfortunately, planes don’t fly over the Himalayas for reasons that might surprise you. This animation also covers the world’s most dangerous airports. @bright_side_me

10/20 A Couple of Fun and Simple Map Games for Students of All Ages – The games are How Many European Cities Can You Name? and How Many US Cities Can You Name? Simply open the game map and start typing the names of cities. When you enter a city it will appear on the map. @rmbyrne

10/20 An 81-year Harvard Study Says Staying Happy and Mentally Sharp Boils Down to 1 Thing. Can you guess what it is? @scott_mautz @Inc @MichelleBxtr

10/20 Four Powerful Habits of the Most Mentally Strong, Successful People – Building these habits doesn’t take brute strength–just attention to your intention. @scott_mautz @Inc @drjolly

10/20 Your Success guaranteed: a stress-free strategy. All great success is the fruit of slow, patient, relentless step-by-step wisdom. It breeds dogged perseverance until the shining goal is achieved. It’s available to us all. @themerry_monk @selfhelpFYS @chucksedwin1 @Susanjmccann

10/19 All The Things That Make English A Tough Language To Learn – This is informative and funny. WARNING: It contains a few naughty words. @CasuallyE

10/19 Here are 300 free Ivy League university courses you can take online right now. Ivy League schools are highly selective. The good news is that all these universities now offer free online courses across multiple online course platforms. @dhawalhshah @qz @EdTechFam

10/19 Are We Running Out of Clean Water? This short TED Talk is good for middle school and up. @balsher_sidhu @TEDTalks

10/17 Five TED-Ed Lessons to introduce students to robotics. TED-Ed Lessons offer a video library and the chance to build and customize robotics lessons for students. @ESN_LAURA @TED_ED @eschoolnews

10/16 Postcards: An Opportunity to Build Relationships & Learn About the World. One teacher sends postcards to students she will have in the fall. @kindergartenli2 @JenWilliamsEdu @kkidsinvt

10/15 The World’s Most Successful People Don’t Actually Start Work at 4 a.m. They Wake and Work Whenever the (Heck) They Decide. That’s what I do. @jeff_haden @ElScottReviews @Inc

10/14 Magical Houses Made of Bamboo – Bamboo is amazing stuff and it grows like crazy. Has it’s time come? @elorahardy @TEDTalks

10/14 Stop multitasking. Start focusing for better results and greater success. Multitasking results in more errors and less productivity for students and everyone else. @moretime4u2

10/14 Explore and Download Thousands of National Parks Pictures and Videos. The U.S. National Park Service hosts thousands of videos and pictures about the various parks and forests under its care. @NatlParkService @rmbyrne

10/13 Watch This Guy Figure Out How To Code A Realistic-Looking Cloud Animation. If you are into coding you will enjoy this. Share with coders you know. @SebastianLague

10/13 Google’s AI can now lip read better than humans after watching thousands of hours of TV. Researchers from Google’s AI division DeepMind and the University of Oxford have used artificial intelligence to create the most accurate lip-reading software ever. @verge @WarrenWhitlock

10/12 Driver Employs Newton’s Third Law Of Physics To Get A Mountain Of Snow Off The Car. If you don’t know the law look it up. @ViralHog

10/12 Spending two hours a week in nature is linked to better health and well-being. A study in the journal Scientific Reports suggests that a dose of nature of just two hours a week is associated with better health and psychological wellbeing. @ConversationUS @KeithKeller @wef

10/11 The Best Social Studies Websites – 2019 – Also check out part one of this post. @Larryferlazzo

10/10 Understanding Brexit: The Events That Led The UK To An Impasse. I’m posting this more for the cool graphics than the story it tells, but the story might be good for social studies classes. @samugranados @reutersgraphics @Reuters

10/10 Future Museums: Play and Design at the V&A – How can museums lead the way to foster a creative learning environment? Come and be inspired, push boundaries, and explore the potential of play to shape our museum futures. @schoolsimprove @MoreArtsPlease

10/10 What’s Going On Inside A Tesla Engine? A YouTuber Cracked One Open. A curious YouTuber cracked open a Tesla Model S Motor — like an otter cracking into a clam — and saw what was inside. This takes eleven minutes, but it’s pretty cool. @whatsinside

10/9 How interchangeable parts revolutionised the way things are made – It all started with muskets. Share with social studies teachers and students you know. @BBCWorld

10/9 Seven Ways Meditation Can Actually Change The Brain – he meditation-and-the-brain research has been rolling in steadily for a number of years now, with new studies coming out just about every week to illustrate some new benefit of meditation. @alicewalton @forbes @philshapiro

10/9 Here is one place to look for affordable online degrees. Affordable Colleges Home PageAffordable Online Master’s DegreesAffordable Online Bachelor’s DegreesAffordable Online Associate Degrees

10/8 3D printing organs – From science fiction to science fact, 3D printed organs are making their way into the world of medicine. @3dprinterprices @Julez_Norton @ingliguori

10/8 Seven Foods That Have Mental Health Benefits, According To Experts – I eat all of these and feel very healthy in all ways. @bustle @UCLASemelFriend @CMHA_NTL

10/7 This machine read 3.5 million books then told us what it thought about men and women. Can you guess which adjectives are used most often for men and women? @nahiaorduna @FuturityNews @Julez_Norton @sjc @wef

10/6 How to Create Visually Amazing Content, Even if Your Last Name Isn’t Van Gogh – Forget everything you know about building your own landing pages. The game has changed. @ThriveThemes @imobsession

10/6 The Longevity Benefits of Lifelong Exercise – Spent too many earlier years sedentary? You can still reap the rewards of moving—no matter your age. @EMillard_Writer @runnersworld @UCLASemelFriend @American_Heart

10/6 Women In AI: IBM’s Lisa Amini Takes On AI Security And Reasoning. Dr. Lisa Amini is the Director of IBM Research Cambridge. Her team’s research is working to address AI’s challenges. @LisaAmini1 @MaribelLopez @Forbes @nancyrubin @IBM

10/5 Mapped: The World’s Largest Exporters in 2018 – Whether you’re talking about German cars, Bangladeshi t-shirts, Saudi oil, or Swiss milk chocolate, just about anything is available on the world market for a price. @jeff_desjardins @VisualCap

10/5 The Ten Laws of Trust from the Chairman of Jet Blue – Every leader learns that success requires trusting others. “I believe in trusting. Trust begets trust.” Mahatma Gandhi @JoelCPeterson @leadershipfreak @JetBlue @gormang

10/5 Seven Tips For Quality Restful Sleep – The brain repairs itself as you sleep so it’s vital that you and your kids sleep well on a regular basis. @EclecticEvelyn

10/4 The Seven Biggest Technology Trends In 2020 Everyone Must Get Ready For Now – Companies and individuals that don’t keep up with some of the major tech trends run the risk of being left behind. @BernardMarr @Forbes @InsightBrief @ishiid

10/2 These Three elements are crucial to the future of electric cars. Can you guess what they are? @jptricoire @starax @KeithKeller @wef

10/1/19 These are the best cities for work-life balance in 2019. Finding room for “me time” during a stressful workweek is no simple task. But in some places, it’s easier than others, according to a recent study. @wef @KeithKeller

9/30 How Seaweed Can Help Cure Climae Change – It may be time for planetary-scale interventions to combat climate change and environmentalist Tim Flannery thinks seaweed can help. @TEDTalks

9/30 Five Things My Father Taught Me Which Advanced My Career – Formal education doesn’t really teach us about mindset, dealing with people or about how to react in times of adversity. @GordonTredgold

9/29 A healthy mind and body: how important is it to you? If you don’t take care of yourself you won’t be able to help others. @themerry_monk @selfhelpFYS

9/29 Trust Matters. Learn How To Earn It and Keep It. Trust matters because it is at the core of everything we do. With it, few things are out of reach; without it, leadership is meaningless. @LollyDaskal

9/29 Twenty Ways to Help You Along the Path to Career Discovery – Exactly when should we begin the career discovery process? And how exactly do you figure out what career path is right for you? @YouTern @MarkSBabbitt

9/29 Why Reading Books Should Be Your Priority, According to Science – You’re not doing yourself any favors if you’re in the 26 percent of American adults who haven’t read even part of a book within the past year. @salubriousdish @Inc @MichelleBxtr

9/28 Editor Who’s Read Over 500 College Admission Essays Gives Her Take On What You Shouldn’t Say. Share with high school seniors you kn

9/28 Six Evidence-Based Ways to Calm Down – Although stress is a natural part of life that tends to come and go, some people may find it difficult to calm down in stressful situations. @MNT_MariaCohut @mntow. @Digg @__della

9/26 Here’s A Map That Swaps North American Cities With Major World Cities Of The Same Latitude – Just because two cities share the same latitude doesn’t mean that their climates are necessarily similar. @Reddit @Digg

9/26 Woman Delivers A Compelling Oxford Comma Argument Using Superman And Batman. I always use the Oxford Comma. Do you and your kids know what it is? @KelsieSatterfi1 @davejorgenson

9/25 Why That Weird Font Appears On Every Check – It is one of the most familiar and widely used character sets in the world, but it also looks dated or retrofuturistic, like something originally designed for use in a vintage science fiction film. @KurtKohlstedt @99piorg

9/25 Every Country’s Biggest Export, Mapped – Can you guess what it is for your country? @vouchercloud

9/25 What is AI, the Simple Version? The simplest way to discuss AI is by considering the perspective of humans. @AITimeJournal @nancyrubin @ipfconline1

9/24 Here’s What Europe And Asia Would Look Like If Countries Were Proportionally Sized By Population. A very different map of Europe and Asia emerges when you remap the countries of these two continents by each individual nation’s population. @Digg

9/24 Seven Time Tested Ways To Save Money After Paying Off Student Loans – This is good advice for anyone. @RobynDShulman

9/9 A step by step guide to solving a Rubik’s Cube – WIRED’s Robbie Gonzalez teaches you an 8-step method for solving a Rubik’s cube, based on what he was told by experts. @rtg0nzalez @WIRED

9/8 I’m So Excited for 40th Grade. When we become adults, we lose the prompt to reboot our lives every fall. But we don’t have to. I’m entering 67th grade. @MaryLauraPh @nytimes @tseelig

9/7 Here’s A Good Reminder To Never Mess With A Fully-Grown Elephant. Rhinos are not to be tussled with — unless you’re a giant elephant and you want them to get away from your watering hole. @LatestKruger

9/7 Seven famous people who have Asperger’s – “Being different is a superpower” – Greta Thunberg – Share with special people you know. @kaylabreathnach @RSVPMagazine @DisruptedTv @NJAutismThinkT

9/6 Two Questions About Learning – These are questions that came to The Effortful Educator from a parent. @effortfuleduktr

9/6 9 Quickest Ways to Lose Weight Naturally – I do all of these things and I remain at my target weight. (5′ 9″, 140 lbs) @smehblog @icsfblog

9/4 Research Brief: Supporting teacher professional communities to implement school-wide initiatives – The authors show that the strength of teacher professional communities requires more than time dedicated to collaboration or access to resources. @bpenuel @STEMTeachTools @JulieCafarella @stppLMC

9/4 Those Hurricane Maps Don’t Mean What You Think They Mean. We use hurricane forecasts to warn people. Why do we misinterpret them so often? @AlbertoCairo @TalaSchlossberg @nytimes

9/3 Ten Books About Race To Read Instead Of Asking A Person Of Color To Explain Things To You – If you really want to be a better ally you have to take the initiative to educate yourself. @lady_strombetta @bustle @librarytce @ericabrivera

9/2 The Feynman Technique Can Help You Learn Anything Like An Engineer. Richard Feynman also served as a professor and his Feynman Technique is famous for all those who wish to study for a competition, a college entrance exam, or any other thing. Be sure to watch the animation at the bottom. @WonderfulEngr @gp_pulipaka

9/2 If You Want to Be Truly Happy, Stop Worrying About These 24 Things in Your Life. Or better yet, don’t worry about anything as it never helps. @LollyDaskal

9/1/2019 Ranking Meat Alternatives by How Healthy They Are. Despite what some meatheads believe, science shows that plant-based eating can save your heart from a cholesterol-induced implosion, and more. @WeAreMel

9/1/2019 The Commuting Principle That Shaped Urban History – From ancient Rome to modern Atlanta, the shape of cities has been defined by the technologies that allow commuters to get to work in about 30 minutes. @EnglishRail @CityLab

8/31 How Schools and Startups Are Hacking College Affordability – How are schools, startups, and nonprofits trying to make higher-ed a more affordable option to students? @journoinred @EdSurge @HigherEdSurge

8/30 A Map Of The World Without Countries That Have Over 100 Million People – Show the map to your students and see if they can figure out which countries are missing. @reddit @Digg

8/30 It’s That Time Again – Why Leaves Change Color in the Fall. Reactions is a great YouTube channel from the American Chemical Society. @AmerChemSociety @rmbyrne

8/29 Millennials are changing their diets to help the environment. The survey of 2,000 millennials looked at the trends and spends for millennial diets, examining their tastes and must-haves when it comes to food. @mmarie_dorothy @nypost

8/29 This Remarkable Productivity Hack Clears a Path to More Meaningful Work, According to Research. The “Color Coded Workplan” method requires introspection–but leads to the intersection of work and meaning. @scott_mautz @thrive @EdTechFam

8/28 Education Statistics: Facts About American Schools – How many K-12 public schools, districts, and students are there? What does the American student population look like? And how much are we, as a nation, spending on the education of these youth? @educationweek @EdWeekLibrary @kaddiirk @DTWillingham

8/27 A Massive Raft of Volcanic Rock Is Floating Towards Australia, And That’s Good News. This is a potential mechanism for restocking the Great Barrier Reef. @ScienceAlert @ProfTerryHughes @RoyKenagy

8/27 Four Ideas That May Help When Moving to a New School or District – The school year is about to start, and for many people, they are not only starting a new year but could be in a new position and/or with a new organization. @gcouros

8/26 Illinois resident suffering breathing issues after vaping dies. More than 193 possible cases of severe lung illness due to the use of vaping products have been reported in 22 states. @minyvonneb @erikaedwardsnbc @NBCNews @GetUpStandUp2

8/25 Ping Pong and the Riddle of Victory – Growing up in England, Pico Iyer was taught that the point of a game was to win. Now, some 50 years later, he’s realized that competition can be “more like an act of love.” @PicoIyer @TEDTalks

8/24 What’s That Liberal Arts Degree Worth? This article is part of the guide How to Score a Job in Edtech: Tips From Experts, Experienced Job-Hunters and More. @betsy_ @EdSurge @HigherEdSurge

8/24 Cinematographer Breaks Down The Differences Between Wide-Angle, Normal And Telephoto Lenses. Newton Thomas Sigel walks us through the many lenses at his disposal. @OnePerfectShot @NicolasWR

8/24 How to Tell if Your Story Has Too Much Plot, Not Enough Character. Can a story have too much plot? @KMWeiland

8/23 Boosting computing power for the future of particle physics – Prototype machine-learning technology co-developed by MIT scientists speeds processing by up to 175 times over traditional methods. @MITNewsTips @juandoming @MIT

8/22 Back to School With Sphero Robots – If you don’t have one in your school’s maker space you should consider getting one. @Sphero @stppLMC @LFlemingEDU

8/22 Six ways to be antiracist, because being ‘not racist’ isn’t enough. As a culture, we have a ways to go. This might help. @rebecca_ruiz @mashable @MoniseLSeward @biblio_phile @TheWeirdTeacher @TheJLV @ValeriaBrownEdu @DrIbram

8/21 Welcome to McDonald’s. Would You Like a Podcast With Those Fries? With podcasts rising in popularity, it’s no surprise that companies are producing their own. What’s more surprising is that people are actually listening to them. @yaffebellany @nytimes

8/21 Scientists develop robotic shorts that make it easier to walk and run. Harvard University researchers have developed a new powered exosuit that can make you feel as much as a dozen pounds lighter when walking or running. @JonPorty @Verge @nick_chater

8/20 How to Baby Proof Yours Stairs – According to the statistics revealed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), almost 8,000 kids are treated in emergency rooms across the US for fall-related injuries every day. Here is Little Angles Pinterest Page.

8/20 Three Ways to Shake Up The Station Rotation Model – This model does exactly what its name suggests. Students rotate through various stations in the classroom with at least one station being an online station. @Catlin_Tucker @justintarte

8/20 Diverse books for young readers? Here are 12 curated lists. Books that explore, illuminate, and celebrate the full diversity of human experience are so needed—now, perhaps, more than ever. @Scholastic @elissamalespina @sljournal

8/20 Teens are being hospitalized for lung damage after vaping — “It’s mind-boggling,” doctor says. Please share with teens you know. @caitlinmokane @CBSHealth @patrickmlarkin @casehighprinc

8/20 Can Vape Juice Flavors Harm Your Health? The conclusion made was that when used to their highest levels, these flavors kill cells. This, in short, it means that they are toxic and dangerous. @BlogOutreachSEO @iFrugalFitness

8/18 eLearning Trends Set To Transform Online Learning In 2019 – This article takes stock of the key eLearning trends that seem to be making waves this year. @elearnindustry @Yuri_Druzhinin @NicholasKGarvin

8/17 The Minimum Wage In The United States Is Ridiculously Low — Why Haven’t We Raised It In So Long? Other countries use public commissions while we leave it up to politicians, which is why it doesn’t go so well. @Maddie_Marshall @adamplease @voxdotcom

8/17 The Best Devices with Artificial Intelligence for Your Home – Artificial Intelligence used to be a fictive narrative from Isaac Asimov’s novels and futuristic films. Today it’s 2019, and AI is no longer just a product of imagination. @kate_v_khom @ramaraobobby

8/16 Google is Adding an Originality Checker to Google Classroom. Today, in what they’re spinning as a feature to “help students turn in their best work,” Google announced the addition of an originality checker to Google Classroom. @rmbyrne

8/14 Front Lawns Don’t Really Make Sense. How Did Americans Begin Their Obsession With Them? This is an interesting history lesson with grass as the focus. @bottidavid @sameenamin @markscheffler @nytimes

8/14 The Biomechanical Perfection of Simone Biles in Flight – This is an interesting physics lesson here. @jetjocko @Simone_Biles @WIRED @nick_chater

8/11 NASA’s Hubble telescope just captured a breathtakingly vivid photo of Jupiter. Be sure to watch the short video [0:15]. @MikeWehner @BGR @nypost

8/11 This underwater restaurant teaches you about the ocean while you eat. An underwater restaurant has opened in Norway, and it’s doubling up as a marine biology research lab. @CharlotteAGB @wef @Julez_Norton

8/10 Learn The Ins And Outs Of The Google Cloud Platform With This Training. From constructing entire backend systems to developing apps, you can enter the lucrative world of cloud architecture with the Complete Google Cloud Mastery Bundle. @diggstore

8/9 The World’s Military Spending, Visualized – Half of all global military spending comes from five countries alone — “the United States ($649 billion), China ($250 billion), Saudi Arabia ($67.6 billion), India ($66.5 billion) and France ($63.8 billion). @howmuch_net @Treasury_WB

8/9 Hydrating foods: The top 20 and their benefits – Water is essential for human health, but water alone does not hydrate the body. In fact, people can increase their hydration level and water intake with many foods and other drinks. @acattamanchi @MNT_MariaCohut @mnt
8/8 Here’s The Most Effective Way To Get Your Meat Thawed. This is a good and practical science lesson. If water is in short supply where you live the best method may not be for you. @aragusea

8/8 These Visualizations Of The American Student Debt Burden Put Into Context How Outrageous It Is. Forgiving student debt doesn’t help poor people who didn’t go to college at all. @alv9n @voxdotcom

8/8 Why Science Says Boredom Is Good for the Brain – This is certainly a different take on boredom. I’m never bored as I take action to avoid it. @stephenoonoo @manoushz @EdSurge @DavidGeurin @cultofpedagogy

8/5 A Musicologist Explains Why There’s Something Fishy About That Copyright Infringement Lawsuit Against Katy Perry. This is a great mix of music theory and the law. It also shows how Katy Perry was unfairly fined. @adamneelybass

8/5 Ask Yourself These 20 Questions to Improve Your Self-Awareness. Aristotle said “knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom.” @DariusForoux @iamDrWill @Medium

8/5 A mindset for dealing with difficult people – less stress; better relationships. Difficult people are part of everyday life. You can avoid some of them, but you can avoid them all. @carthagebuckley @moretime4u2

8/4 Insufficient Sleep by County – I live in Broome County, NY were the number is 38%. How is your county doing? @boknowsdata @KIPP @UWMadEducation

8/4 How to Pay for College on Your Own: Debt Free Options & Student Loan Tips – Many college students have to figure HOW to pay for college on their own. Not everyone’s parents can afford, or even want to help with, the high price of tuition. @esycollegelife @CollegeLifeHak

8/3 How Brands Use Color To Manipulate You Into Consuming More – This eleven minute animation offers a great lesson in color psychology. Business students must watch. @curiousreason

8/3 Are You Rich? This Income-Rank Quiz Might Change How You See Yourself. This takes less than a minute and tells you how you stack up to people like you in your region. @mkaradja @SeimSeim @nytimes @UMNews

8/3 Sorry, scooters aren’t so climate-friendly after all. A look at the full lifetime emissions of the vehicles call into question the ecological assumptions around “micromobility.” @jtemple @techreview @KeithKeller @evankirstel

8/2 Math Class PBL: Create Memorable Learning with Projects. Including meaningful projects in your math curriculum can help students remember concepts from year to year. @coolcatteacher

8/2 Sewing for Beginners – Ultimate Sewing Machine Instructions – There is something in the act of sewing that transcends the boundaries of usefulness. It’s an act that calms the soul and helps us find yet another purpose in life. Time to turn your kids lose.

8/1/2019 Tattoo Artists Guess The Prices Of Strangers’ Tattoos. I’m not a fan of tattoos, but this is fun to play along with. If your kids watch this they should also watch The Science of Getting (and Getting Rid of) a Tattoo. @BuzzFeedVideo @SciShow @Patreon @hankgreen

8/1/2019 An Easy-To-Understand Breakdown Of How Computers Work – This nine minute video should work for middle school students on up. @tomscott @dashlane @DashlaneSupport

8/1/2019 How to Prioritize Self-Care When Life’s “Super Busy” – Here are some tips for making time for you, especially when everyone “needs” you. @SuzanneGelb_PhD @PsychToday @NoelMcDermott

7/31 Pinkcast 3.08. This is how to prevent your phone from being a distraction. Is your phone a tool or an annoyance? I recommend you subscribe to the Pinkcasts. @DanielPink @Calnewport_

7/30 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. @ulrichbose @HarvardBiz @lookforsun

7/29 What Are Women Looking for in a Partner? The answers came from 64,000 women around the world. See if you can guess what’s most important and share with young men you know. @clue

7/28 Ranking the Kinds of Water by How Healthy They Are – Guess where tap water comes in before you look. @WeAreMel

7/27 Lewis & Clark in Google Earth – And Lesson Plans for K-12 – The Google Earth voyage titled Explorers: Lewis and Clark contains twelve multimedia place markers documenting the outbound and return journey. @rmbyrne

7/27 Intellectual humility: the importance of knowing you might be wrong – Why it’s so hard to see our own ignorance, and what to do about it. @B_resnick @voxdotcom @Dr_JohnSF

7/27 How to Get Your Videos Discovered on YouTube – Is YouTube video part of your school’s communication plan? Want more people to find and watch your videos on YouTube? @Mike_Stelzner @SMExaminer @DanaGarrison

7/26 Student-Made E-Books: A Beautiful Way to Demonstrate Learning. They can be as simple as pdf file with an illustration or two. @cultofpedagogy @CCastleView

7/26 Should Blue Light Glasses Be on Your Back-to-School Shopping List? Too much exposure to blue light can cause tired eyes, red eyes, and even neck pain. @AlysonRKlein @educationweek @VSPVisionCare @CommonSense

7/26 5G vs 4G: what is the difference? Fifth-generation networking is on its way. Promising superfast speeds and an end to congestion, the technology is expected to revolutionize mobile networking and create new economic opportunity: but how exactly will it do this and what makes it different to 4G? @Heidivel @raconteur @Julez_Norton @FrRonconi

7/25 Ten Insightful TED Talks for Teachers and Educators – Besides being a source of enlightenment and inspiration, TED talks are also great for enhancing your professional growth. @EducatorsTech @BryanLMiller

7/24 A mindset for dealing with difficult people – less stress; better relationships. Difficult people are a part of every day life and you can’t aviod them all. @carthagebuckley @moretime4u2

7/24 Public Speaking Is No Longer a ‘Soft Skill.’ It’s Your Key to Success in Any Field. Great persuaders have a competitive edge in the age of ideas. @carminegallo @Inc

7/24 The Science of Happiness: Three Practices That Change Your Perspective – Dr. Tal Ben Shahar, a professor at Harvard who teaches a course on ‘How to be Happier,’ shares his research on the science of happiness. @TalBenShahar @KatieMartinEDU @Jonharper70bd @gcouros

7/23 A 20-minute nature break relieves stress. Spending just 20 minutes connecting with nature can help lower stress hormone levels, according to a study in the April 4, 2019, Frontiers in Psychology. @HarvardHealth @S_Vandebroek

7/23 Three simple habits that can protect your brain from cognitive decline – These three habits help your body and also have a positive impact on your brain. @TaraSwart @FastCompany @StephieRockwell

7/22 A Quick Guide to Deep Learning – Deep learning (DL) is a data science term that has become a hot buzzword in tech, business and marketing. Time to learn what it is. @IT_Chronicles @MartinAButters @tabsciguy

7/22 How to Use Comedy and Tragedy for a One-Two Punch – This site has many good tips for budding young writers. @KMWeiland @Snowflake_Story

7/21 How The Royal Family Makes Their Moola – Recent estimates place the Queen’s current net worth at about half a billion dollars. This is an effective piece of simple animation for instruction. @businessinsider

7/21 Students in Tech Say Soft Skills and the Arts Set Them Up for Success. Employers value most in potential hires is strong communication skills and a willingness to learn new things. @ByEmilyTate @EdSurge @HigherEdSurge

7/19 A Beautiful Visualization Of All The Roads In The United States – This visualization by Homesanto really gives us a clear picture of how densely and sparsely populated the roads are in the US depending on the region. @reddit

7/18 What’s the Fastest Bicycle Tire Pressure? – A Science Lesson – A retired pro does some testing. Have your kids make some hypotheses about which tire pressure will be the fastest on their own bicycles. @rmbyrne

7/17 Five Jobs Artificial Intelligence Could Replace Soon – Get ready for the robots. We’ve researched five jobs where AI may soon replace human workers – and one or two may surprise you! @IT_Chronicles @MartinAButters

7/16 Scientists 3D-print human skin and bone for Mars astronauts. Mars explorers could turn to 3D printers to treat burns and broken bones. @rudytoot1 @CNET

7/14 To Delay Death, Lift Weights. Two new studies remind of us of what we already know but sometimes forget. @sweatscience @outsidemagazine @LoriShemek

7/14 These Colleges Will Pay Tuition, but You’ll Work for It. If you’re looking for your entire tuition to be covered and you’re open to an experience that includes mandatory work — one school labels itself “Hard Work U.” @AnnaHelhoski @NerdWallet @DisruptedTv

7/13 The helicopter team that films the Tour de France is one of a kind. When filming this race, 500 feet is considered high altitude. If you are looking for exciting work this could be it. @TeglerWrites @arstechnica

7/13 Maps Reveal Where the Creative Class Is Growing. “The rise of the rest” may soon become a reality as once-lagging cities see growth of creative class employment. You may not have to move to places like New York or San Francisco to get a cool job. @Richard_Florida @CityLab

7/12 The age of winner-take-all cities – How the United States’ $19.5T GDP is distributed – You can scroll over to find your metro area if it’s not one of the ones big enough to be labeled. @khart @axios

7/12 Is AI killing jobs? Actually, it added 3x more than it replaced in 2018. While employers are already using AI tools, 81% of those surveyed said they preferred to hire a human over putting in a completely autonomous system. @LydiaBreakfast @FastCompany @ImFutureReady

7/11 The States with the Worst Eating and Exercise Habits in America. Guess where you state falls before you look. Click here to check your BMI. @CDCgov

7/11 Is retirement bad for your brain? Ross Andel at TEDxFulbrightCanberra Instead of thinking of retirement as a permanent holiday, it might be more helpful to perceive it as a time of personal renaissance. @TEDx @TEDTalks

7/11 A Great Guide to Capturing Oral Biographies – My 4th graders did this and it was very powerful. Give it a try. @rmbyrne

7/10 That Big California Earthquake (7/6/2019) Left a Scar That’s Visible From Space. If you drag the white line on the photo back and forth you can see the befor3e and after pictures. @themadstone @Gizmodo @nancyrubin

7/10 Ten Tips for Dealing with Anxiety – There are simple things you can do to reduce anxiety, which we all have to some extent. @stephjparrell @icsfblog @stephjparrell

7/10 When Your Home’s In the Cloud: The Internet of Things – Just because your smart home may be at risk right now doesn’t mean it’s not worth having. @HomeKeepr @seancasey1

7/9 NOAA’s satellite timelapse of this week’s total solar eclipse is mesmerizing. On Jul 2, 2019, a total solar eclipse gave skywatchers in South America a very good reason to gaze at the heavens. @MikeWehner @BGR @nypost

7/9 It is time to bust the myth of physical inactivity and obesity: you cannot outrun a bad diet. Poor diet now generates more disease than physical inactivity, alcohol, and smoking combined. @DrAseemMalhotra @ProfTimNoakes @BJSM_BMJ @ConcernedMom9

7/8 A guide to TV specials marking Apollo 11’s 50th anniversary – You might want to post this on your school’s website and try to alert students and parents. @StarrMSS @nypost

7/8 Think retirement is smooth sailing? A look at its potential effects on the brain. I’m sure that some of my readers are retired or approaching. As a retiree I find this to be good advice. @TEDTalks

7/8 Twelve Excellent Add-ons for Google Docs – Google Docs allows you to install Add-ons to extend the capabilities of the program. Here’s how. @ericcurts

7/7 What Is the Human Microbiome, Exactly? You are an ecosystem. Your mouth, skin, and gut are home to whole communities of microscopic organisms. @biomarge @NautilusMag @CMRubinWorld

7/7 Learn how to get started using Google’s VR Tour Creator. The example here is for the Tour de France, but you can use it to make a VR tour of anywhere. @rmbyrne

7/6 19 Artificial Intelligence Technologies To Look For In 2019 – Within the last yer 62% of companies who boosted their enterprises in 2018 by adopting Artificial Intelligence into their workflow. @Randy_Matusky @ipfconline1

7/5 World Refugee Day & Beyond: A Collection of Education Resources. When I was an elementary principal 25% of my students were refugees. They were my best students and best behaved too. @sharemylesson @AFTteach

7/5 What We Thought AI Was Going To Be, And What It Has Become. In the workplace, you can leverage a smart desktop assistant to access information like frequent contacts and websites, autonomously start virtual meetings, or aggregate information for tasks and projects. @cmcgugan @Forbes @MichelleBxtr @Cat_Austria @cmcgugan

7/5 Plan Safe Running, Walking, and Biking Routes With Strava. Strava is an app that you can use to record data about my bike rides and runs. There is a social component to Strava that lets you follow your friends and give them “kudos” for completing a ride or run too. @Strava @rmbyrne

7/3 We Learned A Lot Listening To This Composer Explain Different Levels Of Musical Complexity. This would work with students of almost any age. @nahresol @WIRED

7/3 Twenty Examples Of Digital Citizenship – Here are some specific examples of good digital citizenship. From communicating with on social media with clarity and respect to respecting other’s privacy. @TeachThought @ImFutureReady

7/3 Learning Never Stops. “Learning is not attained by chance; it must be sought for with ardor and attended to with diligence.” – Abigail Adams @E_Sheninger @bjohnsonEDU

7/2 Let’s Talk About Self Talk: Tips for Changing a Negative Inner Dialogue. This is aimed at professional dancers, but I think it can work for anyone. @pointe_magazine @DanzadanceOrg

7/2 Does College Still Pay? Seven New Rules for Making a Good College Choice – On average, a college degree still offers a wage premium. Those averages hide stories of inflated costs, diminishing returns, and debt with no degree. @tvanderark @Getting_Smart @ziegeran

7/1/2019 Why Most Buses Don’t Have Seatbelts – This is a great science and safty lesson. @cheddar @NHTSAgov @MTA @NSCsafety @GettyImages

7/1/2019 The Twenty Most Bike-Friendly Cities in the World – I’ve been to six and often biked to work prior to retiring. How many do you think are in the US? @WIRED

7/1/2019 A Guerrilla Gardener in South Central Los Algelas – Ron Finley plants gardens in abandoned lots, traffic medians, along the curbs for fun, defiance, beauty, and to offer an alternative to fast food in a community where “the drive-thrus are killing more people than the drive-bys.” This is inspirational. Click Here to Donate. @RonFinleyHQ @TEDTalks

7/1/2019 NASA Makes Their Entire Media Library Publically Accessible and Copyright Free. This looks like something your children would enjoy exploring. @OrgPhysics @NASA @spedgeek @welshofer

6/30 Researchers unveil the world’s first programable DNA computer prototype. The future of computing isn’t silicon, it isn’t even quantum, it’s biological, and it’s coming. @mgriffin_uk @nancyrubin @ipfconline1

6/29 Asteroid Day 2019 is June 30. If you have any students who are into astronoimy make sure they know about this site. @earthskyscience @cshislop

6/29 Eight Minutes of Walking Per Day Could Change Your Life. New research shows that 56 minutes of MVPA a week reduces the risk of disability. @ckbergland @PsychToday @PamShaw23

6/28 My List of Books for Summer Reading – Check out what Diane Racitch thinks you should read this summer. @dianeravitch @pasi_sahlberg @williamdoylenyc

6/28 Why Science Says Boredom Is Good for the Brain – We can’t tap this awesome brainpower if we’re always tapping our phones. @stephenoonoo @EdSurge @crafted_jennyp

6/28 How to Make a Video: a Step-by-Step Guide – This is aimed at business but I think schools and students can use it too. @HubSpot @chucksedwin1 @TonyVidler

6/28 19 Simple Ways to Boost Your Self-Esteem Quickly – The worse you feel about who you are and what you do, the less motivation you’ll have to do what it takes to build your self-esteem. @LollyDaskal

6/27 An Engineer Explains How The Power Grid Works. This is a simple but thorough and absorbing walkthrough of one of the systems we rely on every day. It should work for middle school and up. @NordVPN

6/26 Developing Skills for School, Work and Life Requires a Systematic Approach – Our Ideal Graduate is an effective collaborator and communicator who uses creativity and critical thinking to solve problems and generate solutions that are meaningful to themselves and effective for their community. @DavidPBLRoss @Getting_Smart @ziegeran

6/25 A Step-By-Step Breakdown Of How Air Traffic Control Works – The astronomical salaries that air traffic controllers command make a lot more sense when you understand all of the factors they must juggle to safely coordinate flights. @wendoverpro @hover

6/25 The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly: Debating the Ethics of AI – Artificial intelligence is poised to benefit humanity in nearly unlimited ways. @IIoT_World @InsightBrief @DirkSchaar @LogicalisUS

6/24 The architectural secrets of the world’s ancient wonders – In this quick, delightful talk, TED Fellow Brandon Clifford reveals some architectural secrets of the past. @TEDTalks

6/23 Where All Music Comes From – The Harmonic Series Is the Perfect and Natural Source of All Music — Everywhere & Anytime. @BoConstantinsen @teacherhead @dark_shark

6/21 The global transition to clean energy, explained in Twelve charts – Despite all the progress, we’re still struggling to hit the climate emergency brake. @drvox @voxdotcom

6/21 Eating less beef and more beans would cut deaths by 5-7%. I eat a lot of beans and am very healthy. They are also inexpensive. @ollycann @wef @CMRubinWorld

6/20 Simplest Gestures Are Often the Most Memorable. No gift of kindness is too small. @gcouros

6/20 The Benefits of Free Play in Nature – How much free play do the kids in your school get? @CurrivanTeresa @CeliCeliC @ghflearners

6/19 Debunking brain-health myths: How to really boost mental power. There is so much nonsense being peddled about the brain. @melissamalamut @nypost

6/18 Auto Loan Mistakes Trick Majority of Americans. If you or your kids are looking to buy a car you should take this quiz. @RACzyz @4OClockFaculty

6/18 Milk Alternatives: The Complete Guide to Plant-Based Milks. With all the different varieties, it can be hard to know which is right for you. Today, we’re breaking down all the options. @snapkitchen @RossHudgens

6/17 Six dos and don’ts for next-level slides, from a TED presentation expert – Learn how to create exceptional slides by following these rules (complete with real before-and-afters). @TEDTalks

6/16 Experiments reveal the physics of evaporation. Changes in pressure, more so than temperature, strongly influence how quickly liquids turn to gas. Share with science teachers and students you know. @MIT @Jmeb96

6/14 The Winners Of The National Geographic Travel Photo Contest Are Breathtaking. There is also a link to take you to more top photographs. @pang_chieh @navin_vatsa @scott1e2310 @NatGeo

6/13 New Winnipeg play-based school explores self-directed learning. All of the movement that we are doing is actually laying a foundation for them to be able to sit and listen. @MichelleGCTVx @CTVWinnipegBRK @StressFreeKids @seemeandliz

6/12 I’ve Hired New Grads for 8 Years. The Most Successful Understood This Critical Lesson. Here are four ways to make the most of your first job and set yourself up for a successful career. @MSchneiderTwts @Inc

6/11 Comparing Countries with Google Maps – Flat maps are never a perfect representation, which can sometimes lead to misunderstandings. Countries far from the equator appear larger than they are. This is fun. @MrDsengclasss @ericcurts

6/11 The Absolute Best Way to Beat a Mid-Afternoon Energy Slump – This recipe for the ultimate coffee nap will get your energy level up and running. @Sales_Source @Inc

6/10 Five AI Predications for 2019 – 2018 was another year of artificial intelligence (AI) mania, with machine learning and deep learning in particular hogging the headlines. @W_Goddard @IT_Chronicles @MartinAButters

6/9 When Your Final Exam Is Surviving the Wilderness – For 45 years, eighth graders in Ketchikan, Alaska, have gone on an overnight survival trip to a remote island. @susan_shain @TheAtlantic

6/9 Students Size Up Edtech’s Dark Side. They self-organized readings and key points to examine. Here were the three biggest trends they identified. @BryanAlexander @EdSurge @EdTechNerd

6/8 Making Learning Simpler, not Easier. Simple and easy are not the same thing. Do you know the difference. @effortfuleduktr @teacher2teacher

6/7 Man Digs Deep Into How People In Medieval Times Made Soap. In medieval times, people had to make do with the materials they had at hand to wash and sometimes that meant using things like ash. @ModernHistoryTV

6/6 A Surefire Guide To Falling Asleep In Just Two Minutes – Since we know how important sleep is for learning, here are tips for getting some. @AsapSCIENCE

6/6 Three Modes Of Thinking: Lateral, Divergent & Convergent Thought – All teachers and students should understand this. @TeachThought @Rdene915

6/6 Just The Good Stuff From Apple’s WWDC Keynote – I watched the two-plus hour keynote but you don’t have to. @da_fallon

6/5 Why You Need to Get Enough Sleep – It’s easier to learn, that’s why. Be sure to share this with students you know. @WebMD @jeffreykubiak @BethFratesMD

6/4 How to Measure Distances in Google Maps – This looks like a fun activity for upper elementary and middle school students. @rmbyrne

6/4 A Happiness Researcher Relates The Ten Things You Should Do If You Want To Be Totally Miserable. Clearly, you do the opposite to be happier. See how many you and your kids can guess. @MsHelenRussell @TEDxOdense

6/3 How Smart is Your Smart Thermostat? Is your thermostat living up the hype? @SaroCutri @seancasey1

6/2 Baratunde Thurston explores the phenomenon of white Americans calling the police on black Americans who have committed the crimes of … eating, walking or generally “living while black.” If you are white like me watch this and share with your children. @baratunde

6/2 The Current Level of Artificial Intelligence Adoption – Amidst the hype, let’s really look at the current adoption level of AI. @Yaagneshwaran @BBNTimes_en @Damien_CABADI @Fabriziobustama @McKinsey

6/2 Tempted to cheat on a written exam? Artificial intelligence is 90% certain to nab you. Combining big data with artificial intelligence has allowed University of Copenhagen researchers to determine whether you wrote your assignment or whether a ghostwriter penned it with nearly 90% accuracy. @uni_copenhagen @EurekAlert @SwissCognitive @Bob_Richards @ctricot @IBMforCIO @rishmitra @techreview

6/1/2019Nine Ways on How to Learn to Code For Free in 2019 – Coding is an invaluable skill that can help you score a job as a computer systems analyst, a network system administrator, or even a software application developer. @BootstrapsBiz @MikeSchiemer

5/31 More than 200 tornadoes devastated the Midwest over 13 days. Why? On 5/27/2019 alone, about 55 tornadoes may have touched down, and at least 27 tornadoes were reported the next day. That made it the 12th consecutive day with at least eight reported tornadoes, beating the record set in 1980. @voxdotcom

5/31 The Ultimate LinkedIn Cheat Sheet – Linkedin is the place to be seen online when it comes to jobs and new careers. High school students should get started. @LeisurejobsGB

5/30 The Weather Channel Made A New Terrifying Augmented Reality Demo About Tornadoes. Everyone should know what is in this short [1:59] AR video. @weatherchannel

5/30 The tech behind car hacking and how to prevent it – Cars are becoming increasingly fueled by tech — are you keeping up? Here’s how to boost your car’s cybersecurity to ward off hackers. @EsuranceCares @esurance @internetkarlie @siegemedia

5/28 180 Diverse Kidlit Book Recommends for Summer Reading! – Summer reading for kids help avoid the summer slump. Does your local library have these books? @JumpIntoABook @MCChildsBookDay @pragmaticmom @Jumpintoabook1

5/26 How Being Bored Out of Your Mind Makes You More Creative – What if boredom is a meaningful experience—one that propels us to states of deeper thoughtfulness or creativity? @WIREDScience @ZoharLazar

5/26 Brain Drain: The Mere Presence of One’s Own Smartphone Reduces Available Cognitive Capacity. Although these devices have immense potential to improve welfare, their persistent presence may come at a cognitive cost. @adrianfward @ChicagoJournals @korytellers @smerrill777

5/25 Why Cash Won’t Lose Its Cachet Any Time Soon – Many countries have already learned that the speed with which Sweden has developed towards a cashless society has side effects. @whartonknows @SimonCocking @SpirosMargaris

5/25 Financial information in the machine learning age – The financial industry is experiencing technological disruption on a scale never seen before. @SwissCognitive @Damien_CABADI @Salz_Er @action_ai

5/25 Top Seven Machine Learning Books You Must Read – The evolution of Machine learning is rapid and the tasks it will be able to perform when utilized to maximum potential make human life easier. @TechStoryin gp_pulipaka

5/24 Water Instantly Turns Into Ice As Guy Pours It Into A Cup. It’s not dark magic, it’s just a process of flash freezing that happens when super-cooled water meets ice. Share with science teachers. @Some_DOPEGUY

5/24 The Unexpected Inside Of A Coke Can Once You Dissolve The Aluminum – Share with science teachers and students you know. Consider trying this as the materials should be easy to find. @mel_science

5/23 How to Type Symbols Using the ALT Key – There are versions here for Windows and Mac OS. @wikiHow

5/22 Ten Ways to Use Google Earth in Your Classroom – It’s Not Just for Social Studies. Last week’s launch of a new version of Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? on Google Earth seems to have sparked a renewed interest. @rmbyrne

5/21 Real-time animation may be the most crazy-disruptive software that’s ever been created. Check out the animated clip that an amateur cranked out in ten minutes. @Sales_Source @Inc @stojkovic_alex

5/18 Here’s what it’s like to live at Everest base camp. Every year a pop-up city is built at the foot of the world’s tallest mountain. @Fredtheclimber @NatGeo

5/18 Why Drugs Cost Significantly More In America Than Many Other Countries – It’s complicated, but this is very informative for middle school on up. @Maddie_Marshall @sarahkliff @CuriosityStream @voxdotcom

5/17 This Video Puts Into Perspective How Terrifyingly Huge Megalodon Were. @CuriosityStream @RealLifeLore101

5/17 How to Get Credit for Listening to Podcasts – Podcasts are a big part of my daily learning effort. @ShakeUpLearning @8Amber8

5/15 What Are The Health Benefits Of Pilates? If you are facing any problem and looking for some effective way to get better relief, then Pilates courses are one of the best alternatives for you to get a fit body and have a healthy life. @iFrugalFitness @BootstrapsBiz

5/14 10 ‘Teach to the Top’ Differentiation Ideas – Everyone wants differentiation but it’s not easy. Here is some help. @TeacherToolkit @bashaierk @IanThurston_Edu

5/14 19 Simple Ways to Boost Your Self-Esteem Quickly – It won’t happen overnight, but there are things you and your students can do. @LollyDaskal

5/13 Cray, AMD to build 1.5 exaflops supercomputer for US government. Do you or your kids know what an exaflop is? @DrPizza @arstechnica @ChuckDBrooks

5/13 Eight Characteristics of the Innovators Mindset – Here are questions that might be useful to an administrator interview but could also help leaders think more deeply about their practice. @gcouros @kimpowelledtech

5/13 Steven Pinker’s 13 Rules for Good Writing – Each type of writing has its norms. Some guidelines apply across disciplines. @sapinker @openculture @MDDelahunty @rshotton

5/12 Two men endure 71-day hike to document the Grand Canyon. More people have walked on the moon than have walked the entire length of the Grand Canyon, 750 miles, the vast majority without trails. @KevinFedarko @jeffglor @CBSNews @DavePicsBradley

5/12 Choosing a Programming Language – Making the decision to get into the coding is a bold initiative. The next thing to do is to choose the programming language. @ImAnkitPtl @elearnindustry @XongoLab @learnmetarticle

5/12 Ten Successful Time Management Habits You Can Implement – These all seem like good ideas to me. @moretime4u2

5/11 The birth rate in every country — past, present and future – Let your students study this and see what they can conclude. @Harry_Stevens @axios

5/11 Iceland’s Radical Plan to Slow Climate Change – Geothermal engineers are turning CO2 into fizzy water and injecting it into rocks—and it’s working. @skippyd @PopMech

5/11 Dodging Digital Blind Spots – The mindset gap creates four digital blind spots that leaders should know and avoid. @mitsmr @ndmielke

5/10 Newly Discovered Bat-Like Dinosaur Reveals the Intricacies of Prehistoric Flight. About 160 million years ago, in the depths of the Jurassic, feathered dinosaurs started to take to the air. @Laelaps @SmithsonianMag @jaywbennett

5/10 Five ways AI is revolutionizing how we handle money – The finance and payments industry has evolved in parallel to technological advances in printing, construction, communications, and computers. @bendee983 @thenextweb @Julez_Norton @SpirosMargaris

5/9 The WIRED Guide to Quantum Computing – Quantum computing is about chasing perhaps the biggest performance boost in the history of technology. @tsimonite @WIRED @ChuckDBrooks @dinisguarda

5/9 A Quick Guide to Deep Learning – Deep learning (DL) is a data science term that has become a hot buzzword in tech, business, and marketing along with artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML). @IT_Chronicles @Terry_Brown @MartinAButters

5/8 15 Simple Ways to Become Happier and More Successful – Actionable tips for better outcomes in your work and life you should share with young people. @Ayothewriter @Medium

5/8 25 Scientifically Proven Tips For More Effective Studying [2019 Edition] – If you’re teetering on the edge of burnout, here are some study tips that are scientifically proven to help you succeed. @mydegreeguide

5/7 How To Reskill Your Workforce For AI (Artificial Intelligence) – The fact is that there are few data scientists and AI experts available. @ttaulli @Forbes @rogerhamilton

5/7 Aerobic Exercise May Be Key to Better Neurocognition. Thirty-five minutes, three times a week may boost executive function. @ckbergland @PsychToday @DrEdwardMooney

5/6 Jeopardy!’ Star James Holzhauer on His Children’s Book Strategy – The library’s children’s section is the place to go for books “tailored to make things interesting for uninterested readers.” @ChildrensBookSF @PublishersWkly @James_Holzhauer @Jeopardy

5/6 World Happiness Report 2019 – The World Happiness Report is a landmark survey of the state of global happiness that ranks 156 countries by how happy their citizens perceive themselves to be. @SimonCocking @helene_wpli @VisualCap @larrykim

5/5 A Very Simple Explanation Of How The Stock Market Works – All students should understand this before they leave school. @oelf29 @TED_ED

5/5 How the “Ikea effect” explains today’s startups – The idea of making things more laborious to get consumers to value them more is an established marketing tactic. @FastCompany @The_Grocery_Dr @fmathmann @LouiseGrimmer

5/4 Virgin Orbit’s Newest Rocket Launchpad Is A Freakin’ 747. The Verge tours a prototype jumbo jet that — if all goes well — is primed to shoot satellites into space. @lorengrush @VergeScience @mslopatto @lorengrush

5/4 Hybrid machine-learning tool spots malignant lymph nodes. Researchers have developed a hybrid predictive model to improve the identification of metastatic lymph nodes. @PhysicsWorld @gp_pulipaka

5/3 Mojobot — Coding Made Fun & Easy – Mojobot is an action-packed robot that helps kids learn how to code, but not by sitting in front of a computer screen. @MomsWhoSave @DisneyDream717

5/3 Fifteen Signs You Have the Grit You Need to Succeed – A lot has been written and discussed about the attributes that are most essential to success. @LollyDaskal

5/2 An Animated History Of Vaccine-Preventable Diseases From 1912 To 2017 – As the number of measles cases in the US has reached record numbers this year, it’s important to take stock of the effect vaccination has had on many diseases over the past century. @CDCgov @reddit

Twenty Cool Tools for Creating Infographics – Imagine you are an infographic maker god who can take 1,000 words and help people digest that information in only a few seconds. @jeffbullas

5/2 How Is AI Working For Health Care? Click through this interactive infographic to learn more about what AI is and how it is making an impact. @Forbes @nancyrubin @siddhartha265

5/1 Why the High-Achievers Have Moved to ‘Shop’ Class – A new breed of students has flooded into career-technical education, and they’re transforming a slice of the K-12 world. @cgewertz @educationweek

5/1 Seven Ways to Choose Your Failures Carefully – This is meant for business, but I think it can apply to education if you think of students as customers. @Leadershipfreak

5/1 How To Create Your first Artificial Neural Network In Python – Share with anyone you know that knows some Python. @Analyticsindiam @Tastenspieler @ipfconline1

4/30 21 Secrets Behind Viral Infographics – So if you want to guarantee your next infographic drives the results you’re looking for then you need to check out these 21 tips that I put together with Brian Downard. @jeffbullas

4/30 Alex Honnold Demonstrates Why It’s Nearly Impossible To Climb 15 Meters In 5 Seconds. This is the guy who free soloed El Capitan. @rtg0nzalez @WIRED @AlexHonnold

4/29 How Physical Experiences Improve Our Ability to Learn – It’s the missing ingredient in online training courses. @ErmanMisirlisoy @thestartup_

4/28 Sixteen Wonderful Women Scientists to Inspire Your Students – Proving, once again, that women can do anything … and everything. @WeAreTeachers @mraspinall

4/28 Capitalism vs. Socialism – Socialism is hip now a days. This is pro-capitalism video. Now you need to find a pro-socialist video so your kids can compare the two. @AndyPuzder @prageru @devvvooonnn

4/27 How Much Marvel Movies Have Earned Compared To Other Movie Franchises, Visualized – Which movie franchise has made more money at the box office in the past 20 years: the Jedi, the wizards or the Marvel superheroes? This is a very cool data visualization. @pang_chieh @Digg

4/27 A radical new neural network design could overcome big challenges in AI. Researchers borrowed equations from calculus to redesign the core machinery of deep learning so it can model continuous processes like changes in health. @_KarenHao @techreview @ChuckDBrooks @HarbRimah

4/26 Four things everyone needs to know about measles – We are in the midst of a measles outbreak here in the US, with cases being reported in New York City, New York state, and Washington state. @HarvardHealth @StephieRockwell

4/26 Gifts for Tech Teachers in the Teaching Profession – Teacher Appreciation Week, May 6-10 is coming up. This year give your technology specialist a gift they will truly appreciate. @AskATechTeacher @TeachHub @Ed_Admn @EdTechFam

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