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7/27 Students build coding skills block by block. Students learn to code by finding basic structures, or blocks of code, and fitting them together. @dkiang @iste @garybartanus @Eduporium

7/25 What Would Happen If A Nuclear Bomb Was Detonated In The Deepest Part Of The Ocean? This short [6:02] animation is a great science lesson. @Kurz_Gesagt

7/23 How to Create a Successful Virtual Reality Game? The success of a VR game is directly proportional to the amount and quality of 3D content you create. @AndrewKlubnikin @lndieWatch @IndieGameTrends @garybartanus

7/23 Ten Community College Degree Jobs That Pay $50K+ – Make sure all of the students in your high school see this. @farranpowell @USNewsEducation @USNews @mathappeal

7/22 The Hardest Languages For Native English Speakers To Learn, Visualized – See if you can guess which ones are easy and which are the most difficult. @ryepastrami @StatistaCharts

7/20 Girl Scouts add 30 new badges in robotics, science and engineering. It’s about time. @PesceNic @DowJones @Moneyish @nypost

7/18 Four Unusual Ways to Identify Your Strengths When You’ve Tried Everything Else – We tend to forget about our strengths and how we can effectively use them; and instead, we desperately try to further improve our weaknesses. @kokolakismarios @Addictd2Success @JamesRoy @Strategez4u

7/18 How Virtual Reality Improves Memory – Researchers at the University of Maryland have found that people remember information better when it’s presented in an immersive Virtual Reality (VR) setting. @SagaMilena @Inform_ED @HistoryViewVR @Rdene915

7/17 Teachers and Others Need Genius a Hour Too. You should give this a try using these rules. @spencerideas @ChrisWeissCT

7/17 The Latte Index: Using a Cup of Coffee to Value Currencies – Perhaps your kids can do this for other items of interest. This is also a good math lesson. You will have to search for exchange rates and figure out how to use them. @jeff_desjardins @VisualCap @antraasa @wef

7/17 Seven proven ways to reinvent yourself – even if you’re feeling down and out – The key to a good life is appreciating what you have right now and working towards a goal that you enjoy doing. @Lachybe @ideas @hackspiritorg

7/17 Seven TED-Ed Food Science Lessons – This is some good summer viewing for you and your kids. @TED_ED @TEDTalks @rmbyrne

7/16 Top Ten TED Talks for Ed Tech – This looks like some good summer listening for all parents and educators. @Lynch39083 @techedvocate

7/15 Four Terrific Tips for Teachers New to CodingIf you’re brand new to coding, bringing computer science into your school can feel like a daunting task. The team at Pythonroom have created a special online platform for teachers new to coding. @ClassTechTips @Pythonroom @dkapuler

7/14 Thirteen Great Drawing Lessons for Students – These look like good summer activities for your kids. @nikkiemilner @rmbyrne

7/13 This Depiction Of The Thai Cave System Makes It Clear Why Rescue Was So Difficult. This is by far the best explanation of the difficulty of the Thai cave rescue. @GlendaChongCNA

7/13 How To Find The Summer Constellations – This is a great family activity. Have your kids watch this and become the teachers. @NPRskunkbear @rmbyrne

7/11 Microsoft bets big on cognitive services in artificial intelligence race. Intelligent APIs allow systems to see, hear, speak and interpret human needs. @PeerzadaAbrar @the_hindu @DBaker007 @IainLJBrown

7/10 How Humans Burn Calories, Featuring An Absorbing Tour Of The Human Digestive System. This video features real-life human organs so be prepared. @BBCEarth

7/10 Why Are So Many World Cup Players From France? This is an excellent social studies lesson that should motivate some students. @swellis_ @JossFong @voxdotcom

7/9 High school grads want job skills next. A new report from the College Savings Foundation (CSF) finds that 81% of high school students in its survey seek skills training. @EducationDive @garybartanus @collegeaccess @CSF529

7/8 Learn About Lake Ecosystems on DIY Lake Science. If you have an iPad you and your kids can do this now. @berkeleyscience @rmbyrne

7/8 Why artificial intelligence is the ‘rise of humans, not robots’ according to an AI expert – AI is often feared as something that will replace people with robots and leave them destitute, but AI specialist Matthew Doel counters this argument. @Compelo @DBaker007 @youaretheone

7/7 Balance the scales and fight back against negativity. This is good advice for learners of all ages. @moretime4u2

7/5 How to Create a Virtual Tour of the Tour de France – This looks like a good summer learning activity for anyone interested in the Tour. @rmbyrne @LeTour

7/5 Real estate news bot writes home sales stories in Sweden. The Swedes are often ahead of the game. Here is just one more example. I just got back from Sweden and have relatives there. @shanedingman @globeandmail

7/5 The Tour De France Explained in Animation – There are several cool videos here. It starts this Saturday (7/7/2018). Even if you aren’t a big cycling fan, the ariel views of France are worth a watch. @infobytesTV @rmbyrne

7/4 88 books to enjoy this summer: the TED reading list – You can also find over 150 cool books to read this summer under Book Summaries on my home page. @TEDTalks @JanetNeyer @ncte

7/3 Find bright Mars near the moon. Time to get outside after dark with your kids. @earthskyscience @cshislop

7/1/2018 Five Ways to Blend Technology Into Outdoor Lessons – This looks like something teachers can use to plan during the summer or parents can use during the summer. @mvs_org @GoGeocaching @projectnoah @rmbyrne

7/1/2018 Three Things You May Not Have Heard About Taking Risks – Mark Zuckerberg wasn’t afraid to risk a $2 billion investment in Oculus that didn’t pay off What are you afraid of? @TobyNwazor @EntEurope @Ross_Quintana @CaseyMinshew

6/30 73 Mind-Blowing Implications of Driverless Cars and Trucks – We can’t be certain, but some of these seem likely. @Hult_Biz @DBaker007 @ipfconline1 @DonotInnovate @mycityatpeace

6/28 Is AI disrupting higher education? We can’t know where this is going but it’s time to give it some thought. @chatlanis @EducationDive @JamesRoy @echo360

6/28 Seven Technologies Remaking the World – This is a bit long but very well done. Consider printing it to read. How many can you guess? @mitsmr @InsightBrief @KirkDBorne

6/24 Cloud Computing in Education – If you want to know what is “Cloud” Computing, this will help. @TouchApp_uk @JamesRoy @Biocourseware

6/22 What it Means to Take Responsibility – This is a good lession for students and something for adults to see if they follow. @carthagebuckley @moretime4u2

6/20 The World’s Most Valuable Companies, Charted – This is an interesting way to display this data. @howmuch_net

6/19 Three activities to support developing number sense with children – These could be fun. @ukedchat @ICTmagic @UKEDResources @digicoled

6/17 Amped Techie Takes A Tour Of A Printed Circuit Board Factory In China. This vidoe runs 26:48, but is covers the entire process. This would be good for STEM classes and students. @pernilleripp @strangepartscom

6/17 Four billion years of evolution in six minutes – All biology students should watch this. @PREAUX_FISH @LSU @ASIHCopeia

6/15 Plotting Your Path to Success – This would be great for high school and college students to contimplate. @moretime4u2 @carthagebuckley

6/14 Ten Excellent Web Sites to Help Students With Their Homework – They provide students with reliable resources to use for a variety of educational purposes. @medkh9 @EdTechNerd @ibookwidgets

6/14 Seven Ways To Write Authentically and Effectively – Effective writing is hard to argue with. It gets the job done. @JeffGoins @BenjaminPHardy @Medium

6/11 Five Easy Brain Breaks to Do In Class – It’s important to get students up and moving often. @coolcatteacher @hackmylearning @aimnoncat

6/10 Ten Edtech Journals You Should Read – How about get copies for your school’s professional development library? @Lynch39083 @MarkFraver @UOIT_BA_ESDT

6/9 Was Steve Jobs Emotionally Intelligent? The Answer May Surprise You. This is some good self-development learning here. @JustinJBariso @Inc @DBaker007 @TrippBraden

6/9 Rest Time, The Foundation of Performance – This looks like good advice for you and your kids. @carthagebuckley @moretime4u2

6/9 Get Your Learning On with These Top Educational Podcasts. – I wouldn’t miss Freakonomics or Revisionist History. You can find the author’s books summarized here. @alicekeeler @HollyClarkEdu

6/9 Your Brain on Reading – Why Your Brain Needs You to Read Every Day – Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body. It gives us the freedom to roam the expanse of space, time, history, and offer a deeper view of ideas, concepts, emotions, and body of knowledge. @Alltopstartups @torontolibrary @Medium

6/7 The Minimum Wage In America Over Time, Visualized – Did you know that the minimum wage in 1974 was $10 in today’s dollars. This is a coolvisual display of data. @reddit @Digg

6/6 Six Tips for Podcasting in the Classroom – The tsunami of smartphones, tablets and electronics devices coupled with Wi-Fi in almost every vehicle makes podcasts a hugely attractive option for our young people today. @j_allen @edtechdigest @DigitalJLearn

6/6 Five Tips for Getting Better Sleep – This should work for you and your kids. @ekuzevska @uprun4life

6/3 Picture this! Four Steps to Understanding Copyright Issues – Respecting intellectual property is something our students need to learn and value before leaving our classrooms; here’s how to start. @eschoolnews @creativecommons

6/3 Want to Raise Your IQ by 23 Percent? Neuroscience Says Take Up This Simple Habit. Can you guess what it is? @melaniebcurtin @Inc @MSchneiderTwts

6/3 Experience the endless benefits of meditation. This post also offers simple ways to get started. @moretime4u2

6/3 In 2016, at age 13, Anushka Naiknaware was the youngest winner of the Google Science Fair, with her invention of a clever new bandage that tells caregivers when it needs to be changed. [6.59] This might inspire young scientists you know. @TEDTalks @AbilashBhagat

6/2 How The Television Has Evolved – As someone who remembers life before TV, I’ve seen it all. Ask your kids what they think will come next. @FastCoDesign @nancyrubin

6/1 Surprising Things You Can Negotiate To Save Yourself Some Serious Money – Negotiation is about mindset and attitude. @TFDiet

6/1 How Can Children Aspire to Careers They Don’t Know Exist? You can begin in kindergarten to help students understand their strengths, interests, and values and use those self-discovered qualities to illuminate potential career opportunities. @tvanderark @CajonValleyUSD @EdHidalgoSD @Getting_Smart

5/31 25 Things You Didn’t Know Google Slides Could Do – The more you learn about Google Slides, the more versatile it becomes. @ShakeUpLearning @rudytoot1 @jmattmiller

5/31 Proven Ways To Make Money On The Internet. Be sure to read the proven way to lose money online. @Best_Biz_Ads @BizForCash

5/31 Why Doing Homework is Important – Many argue that homework should be reduced and eliminated in elementary school. This person, however, makes a good case. @AGradeAhead @Yuri_Druzhinin

5/30 Seven Steps to Build Your Momentum – The key is to recognize the important things you need to do and start making progress with them. @carthagebuckley @moretime4u2

5/29 Scientists Debunk The Myth That 10,000 Hours Of Practice Makes You An Expert. Deliberate practice can only explain one third of the variation in performance levels. @shaunacysays @FastCoDesign @nancyrubin

5/29 Three Tips to Improve Your Focus Quickly – Most of us can probably use these tips. @carthagebuckley @moretime4u2

5/29 Ten Scientifically Proven Health Benefits of Avocados – This is also a good science lesson that teachers and parents can share. @AHealthBlog @MissHartiganEDU

5/28 Become a Google Certified Trainer. Are you ready to take your career to the next level? You have until June 10th to sign up. @ShakeUpLearning

5/28 Writing papers and research reports the Google way. Matt Miller is a huge advocate of reinventing the research paper/report. @jmattmiller @DenisecWright

5/27 Nine Fun and Challenging Geography Games – If there is one subject that could use more fun geography might be it. Have your kids play and let you know what they think. @rmbyrne

5/27 Optimism Is a Learnable Skill. Understanding the differences between pessimism and optimism can help students improve the way they respond to challenges. @loreamart @edutopia

5/27 The Most Famous Book Set in Each State – Can you guess the winner in your state, and do you agree with it? Scroll down for more cool stuff. @EnglishJason @mental_floss

5/26 Five ways to workout when you are strapped for time – The number one excuse for not exercising is no time. This will help avoid that excuse. @uprun4life @prettynameless

5/26 EdTech Books by Monica Burns – These look like good additions to any school’s professional development library. @ClassTechTips @SimpleK12

5/25 15 Ways for Students to Use Google Keep – Help Students Get Organized, Track Progress, Take Notes, and more. @ShakeUpLearning @FeketeEDU

5/24 A Food Scientist Explains Why Counting Calories Is Sorta Useless. Not all calories are the same. This talk is only two minutes. @GilesYeo @WolfsonCam

5/24 Standing Up at Your Desk Could Make You Smarter. What are you and your kids doing? @raf_ideas @nytimes

5/20 Why There Was An Antarctic Baby Boom In The Late ’70s – Having a bady there is a really bad idea, but it’s been done. @skillshare

5/20 Sleep 101: Strategies That Will Promote Holistic Health – Sleep is key to your health and your kids’ success. @3sonshavei @uprun4life

5/20 High-Paying Trade Jobs Sit Empty, While High School Grads Line Up For University. Share with kids in your high school. @ashleykgross @JonMarcusBoston @kevinhoneycutt @kjarrett

5/19 Welcome to a AP European History Course Home Page. This website is designed to support AP European History teachers and students with videos and other materials designed to explain course content and the expectations of the AP Euro exam. @TomRichey

5/19 What Is Our Default Reaction to Disagreement? Time to see what your default reaction is. @RossCoops31 @Gregbagby @gcouros

5/18 Here’s What A GoPro Sees When You Fire It Out Of A Cannon. I like that the introduction is narrated by a young girl. @CanonProject @Digg

5/18 Ten Painless Ways to Save Water—and the Planet – Here’s how everyone in your family can help ensure the next generations can keep sipping safely. @deltafaucet @uprun4life @born2impress

5/18 Creativity and Sleep – Many artists attribute their creative genius to dreams or insomnia, and it’s common advice to “sleep on it” whenever you’re faced with a tough decision. But what does the science say? @TuckSleep

5/18 Students design 3D-printed device to fight opioid crisis. Maybe this will inspired your kids to invent something. @jamesjrogers @FoxNews @nypost

5/17 Five Tips To Survive The Exam Season – Here I outline some ways to not only cope with your first exam season but also to thrive. @TeacherToolkit @garybartanus

5/17 Ohio State, Apple expand initiative to create first ‘Digital Flagship University.’ Shouldn’t all students have laptops? This doesn’t make sense to me. @RycJohnston @Edscoop_news @garybartanus @MattHarrisEdD

5/16 Thirty Examples Of Disruption In Your Classroom – By “disruption,” we are referring to something that causes the kind of impact that leads to change. How many are happening in your school? @terryheick @TeachThought

5/16 To Change Someone’s Mind, Stop Talking and Listen. This starts with an amazing story of how listening works. @nilofer @HarvardBiz @Kristenring1972

5/15 Six areas of AI and machine learning to watch closely – Distilling a generally-accepted definition of what qualifies as artificial intelligence (AI) has become a revived topic of debate in recent times. @NathanBenaich @Medium @multiteach @ipfconline1

5/15 Ten great education books for summer reading – Check my summaries of When: The Scientific Secrets of Perfect Timing by Daniel H. Pink and Mathematical Mindsets: Unleashing Students’ Potential Through Creative Math, Inspiring Messages and Innovative Teaching by Jo Boaler. @jmattmiller @multiteach @christycate

5/14 Growth Time – In order to achieve bigger challenges we must schedule growth time in our lives. @carthagebuckley @moretime4u2

5/14 Ten Inspirational Blogs – Most of these are contributors to my blog. @AhillAdam @MrZachG @alicekeeler @edtechneil @gcouros @makingoodhumans @TeacherToolkit @MrZachG @SGroshell @ICT_MrP @mary_teaching @Katie_M_Ritter @PrincipalFrench

5/14 Teachers Explain Why VR is More Than Just a Buzzword. VR has taken off in popularity, but there are still plenty of critics who wonder if the hype is worth the investment. @KerryHawk02 @drrodberger @EdSurge

5/13 ‘Talent’ Has Become the New Theme Uniting Education and Employment. THere seems to be less regard to where and how the education takes place. @HiEdStrat @HigherEdSurge @garybartanus @EricStoller

5/13 Eleven Tips for Working on the iPad – Tablets are better for consuming information than creating anything, but these tips will help. @viticci @macstoriesnet @iplante @marrathon

5/13 Seven Screen casting Tools That Work on All Computers – There are many uses for screen casting in a school setting. Are you using any? @MurphysMusings5 @rmbyrne @screencasto

5/11 How to Get Started With a Plant-Based Diet – Plants are good for you and you can make them taste great. I eat mostly plants, I’m never sick, and people tell me I don’t look my age. @rockinmama @intheknowmom @OMD4ThePlanet

5/11 Fifteen Signs You Have the Grit You Need to Succeed – Be sure to share this with young people you know. Also see my summary of Grit by Angela Duckworth. @LollyDaskal @Inc @angeladuckw

5/10 This Curious Toy Illustrates The Statistical Concept Of Normal Distribution. Every math department in high schools and colleges should have one. @Hendrik_Ball

5/9 Rest Time: The Foundation of Performance – Are you and your kids getting enough rest? @carthagebuckley @moretime4u2

5/9 Five Myths About Bras and Breast Health – It seems like we have the technology to create a line of bras that are made to fit each specific bra wearer. @Hourglassgirls @NewEnglandMomma @kimberlyds1

5/8 Five Ways To Teach Empathy For Children Of All Ages – This is something that more schools need to pay attention to. @ShiftParadigm @BarbaraGruener @micheleborba

5/8 How to exercise when it’s the last thing you want to do – @lvanderkam @katy_milkman @MartinHagger @TEDTalks

5/7 Why horses in the Kentucky Derby aren’t getting faster—but humans are – See if you and your students can guess. @Ostaley @QuartzAtWork

5/6 How To Stop Worrying So Much – Worry can be a killer. This animation could save a life. @TheSchoolOfLife

5/5 Wake Up to Politics – This is a blog that a high school student does before he goes to school. He has 50,000+ followers. What are your kids doing? @WakeUp2Politics

5/4 Five Benefits Of Online Training That Are Hard To Match – Businesses realize that for some content this is the way to go. Schools should too. @ayesha_commlab @elearnindustry @garybartanus

5/4 Which is stronger: Glue or tape? Share this short [4:50] TED-Ed Talk by Elizabeth Cox with science students you know. @Patreon @TED_ED @rmbyrne

5/4 Three Simple Tips to Improve Your Focus Quickley – I think you and your kids could use these tips. @carthagebuckley @moretime4u2

5/2 What’s in Mountain Dew? All 13 ingredients in this gamer sustainer are explained, even erythorbic acid. @WeAreMel @alex_vogager

5/1/18 How Do Brain Scans Work? How do scientists take a look inside your skull without inflicting any damage on your body? This short [4:59] Ted Ed animation is very informative. @JohnBorghi @JoashBerkeley @qbsoundstudio @TED_ED

5/1/18 Which Type Of Thinking Do You Have? Binary thinking is right/wrong, yes/no, good/bad, start/finish. Directional thinking is moving forward, a step closer, lighter grey/darker grey, an experiment, an opportunity to learn, smart-ish, safer, right-ish, wrong-ish, finished-ish. @DBaker007 @TrippBraden

5/1/18 Ten Brave Steps to Becoming Fearless – This looks like it would be appropriate for high school students too. @nortiamagazine @Snowflake_Story

5/1/18 Personal Thinking Time: An Essential Ingredient to Your Success – There is also a free report here. @carthagebuckley @moretime4u2

4/29 How Can You Change Your Lifestyle to Lose Weight? Just going on a weight-loss diet and then going back will only result in regaining the weight you lost. @NerdMom_Deals @Makebestcrafts

4/29 Not All Stress is Bad. Here Are the Benefits of Eustress or ‘Good Stress’ For Learning. A positive response to external stressors leading to a state of optimism, confidence, and agency is good stress. @C_Hendrick @josepicardo

4/28 Metacognition and self-regulated learning – This guidance report is relevant to the teaching of all students, within any subject area. @EducEndowFoundn @tkraz @C_Hendrick

4/28 Here’s proof that teens really just need a nap. Teens who nap routinely had better-sustained attention, nonverbal reasoning ability, and spatial memory. They also tended to get a better night’s sleep. @nypost

4/28 Typography Essentials – A Getting Started Guide – There is no reason for your students not to know this. @desketco @designmeant

4/27 How to Improve Liver Health in Five Steps – Educators and Parents should know this in order to take better care of themselves. @Shareaholic

4/27 High-Paying Trade Jobs Sit Empty, While High School Grads Line Up For University. Do your kids know that this is an option? @ashleykgross @knkxfm @mikelubelfeld @npolyak @SuptEnfield

4/27 The future we’re building — and boring | Elon Musk – This is forty minutes, but it sucked me in. This guy is something else. @TEDchris @BoredElonMusk

4/26 What Would Happen If The World Ran Out Of Sand? In addition to being a cool science lesson, this might inspire students interested in animation. @LifeNoggin @curious

4/26 Quiz: Are you an extrovert, introvert or ambivert? I’m an ambivert and until today I didn’t know the word existed. What are you and your kids? Also, check out my summary of Quiet: The Power of Introverts In a World That Can’t Stop Talking by Susan Cain. @AdamMGrant @susancain @TEDTalks

4/25 Here’s What Happens When Every Student Gets a Personalized Learning Plan. Why can’t every student have one? @EdSurge @Aforbus @katiemartinedu

4/24 Ten free tools for creating infographics, images and more – Have ten people at your school each check one out and report back. @PRDaily @bobby__dodd @E_Sheninger

4/23 The Best Kid Made Modern Crafting Projects (Creativity Has No Limit) – If your kids aren’t doing crafts, they probably should. @EloiseM25 @OurFamilyWorld

4/23 Four Habits of People Who Are Always Learning New Skills – How many of these habits do you and your kids have? @HarvardBiz @MichaelJKehoe @james_minter

4/22 Water Pollution Experiments for Kids – While it would be nice to think that cleaning water is an easy task to do, it can actually take a number of steps to get it clean. @jdaniel4smom @OurFamilyWorld

4/22 Why It’s Worth Listening to People Who You Disagree With – This short [11:21] TED Talk is something that your students should hear. Every day I read and listen to both sides of every argument. @ZacharyRWood @TEDTalks

4/21 The Untold Story Of Charles M. Schulz – I got a bit choaked up watching this. Make sure that young people you know see this. @Snoopy

4/21 Ten Free Tools to Simplify Graphic Design – Share with your students and let them tell you what they think. @wft_tech_jobs @mousecrafted

4/20 How To Run a Successful Kids Book Club – This sounds like a good idea for teachers and parents. @sljournal @luv2teachtech

4/20 Why Do We Fall? … learning to pick ourselves up – Each circumstance requires its own mindfulness and considered application. @JaniceKobelsky

4/19 Why The Dutch Lost Their Minds Over Tulips In The 1600s – This engaging video teaches about futures contracts and speculation. It should work for middle school and up. @AdamRuins @truTV

4/17 Going Rogue to Teach Code: A school librarian offers strategies for teaching every age group. You and your librarians should check this out. @queenaddie @sljournal @garybartanus @Eduporium

4/17 Best iPhone and iPad Apps for Musicians: Compose Mind-blowing Tunes. Share with music teachers and student musicians you know. @igeeksblog @nick_chater

4/16 Leonardo da Vinci’s Visionary Notebooks Now Online: Browse 570 Digitized Pages. Art and science students should enjoy this. @openculture @DeniseSheppard

4/16 18 Free Image Sites and Tools for Schools – Here you can get some cool images without copyright problems. Schools should be careful. @ericcurts @MKells

4/16 Is Bad Posture Harming Your Health? At least you should get a standing desk like I did. @uprun4life @_Penelope

4/15 How to Shake the Blended Learning Blues – In order for one young teacher to get her groove back, she had to go truly blended, giving the laptops a backseat to literature. Here’s what she learned. @Carly_Nations @EdSurge

4/14 Why It’s Almost Impossible for Fastballs to Get Any Faster – There is a lot of science and math here for anyone interested in sports. There is some cool VR near the end. @rtg0nzalez @WIRED

4/13 The Most Relatively Common Job In Every State, Mapped – Can you and your students guess what it is for your state? @LV_Anderson @Digg

4/13 How Maple Syrup Is Made The Modern Way – Sap is no longer harvested by hand. Instead, the sugary goodness is fed from the trees through a system of pipes. It’s not too difficult to tap a tree and make your own syrup. @stereokroma @Patreon

4/11 Five eLearning Conferences to Attend – If you can make it to one be sure to go alone and mix. @LearnUpon @JamesRoy

4/11 Creativity is Fundamental for Lifelong Learning. Having creative ways of thinking will be important in the workplace, but it’s also important in your civic life. Is your school promoting creativity? @mr_isaacs @mres

4/10 How Stephen King Teaches Writing – Looking back on his days in front of a high school classroom, the acclaimed writer shares his views on grammar and explains why discovering great literature is like losing one’s virginity. @jesslahey @TheAtlantic @patrickmlarkin

4/9 Irina Kareva translates biology into mathematics and vice versa. Don’t let your students think that there is no math in biology. (5:22 TED Talk) @IrinaKareva2 @TEDTalks

4/9 This is how successful people think differently. Do you and your students think this with? Obstacles are the path. @talentsmarteq @wef @jenhegna

4/9 Explore the Solar System with NASA – Have your class or neighborhood kids do the Solar System in My Neighborhood Activity. @NASA @rmbyrne

4/8 Older Adults May Grow as Many New Brain Cells as Young People. The findings suggest that many senior citizens may be more cognitively and emotionally intact than commonly believed. Great news for this old guy. @DrBillChen @PsychCentral

4/8 Four predictions for the future of work – This is an upbeat prediction that predicts that AI and robotics will create more jobs, not mass unemployment. @skasriel @JanOwenAM @fya_org @wef

4/7 Monet was here – Thanks to Google we have several short videos that tell his story and show his amazing art. @googlearts @rmbyrne

4/7 What causes body odor? Your students should find this interesting and informative. @MelRosenberg @rmbyrne

4/7 Six Mental Habits of People Who Manage Their Emotions Remarkably Well – How many do you and your students have? @MarcelSchwantes @Inc

4/5 How To Get Over Someone – If you know anyone who is having trouble getting over an ex, please share this. This should work for high school students and adults. @TheSchoolOfLife

4/5 Child Prodigy is a Self Made Millionaire. This is a touching and very cool story about a 13-year-old whose parents work for her. @chondaycom @AkianeKFans

4/4 Cognitive Biases in Programming – The first 90 percent of the code accounts for the first 90 percent of the development time. The remaining 10 percent of the code accounts for the other 90 percent of the development time. @evidanary @hackernoon @greppage @Lookout

4/3 Effects of Porn – In my book I encourage parents to have discussions with their teens regarding this subject. This video could help. Also, check out other Dr. Doe sex education videos on YouTube. Search sexplanations. @elleteedee @Patreon

4/1/18 Paper Airplane Master Shows How To Make His World Record Plane. There are lots of STEAM concepts here. You kids can probably do this. Check out is website and book that every school should have. @PprAirplnGuy @Wired

3/31 30 Manners Your Kids Should Know by Age Ten
Good manners show that you value the feelings of others. @Lynch39083 @AdvocateforEd @DrKatrinaKeene

3/31 Alison Ledgerwood, a psychologist, explains the best way to rewire your brain to let go of negative thoughts. This ten-minute TED Talk is a must watch for teachers and students of all ages. @Lachybe @ideas @garybartanus

3/30 The World’s Fastest Growing Cities, Mapped -This interactive map is a lot of fun to play with. @Datawrapper @VisualCap

3/30 How a Tough Challenge Taught My Students More About Coding Than I Ever Could – This is a cool story about how one teacher challenged students and Get Out of Their Way. @TheSTEMgeek @EdSurge @DrKatrinaKeene @MullerChrisM

3/29 Rubik’s Cube pro Collin Burns tells us how he solved the cube in 5.25 seconds. Can your kids even solve it given any amount of time. @JossFong @joeposner @haubursin @voxdotcom

3/29 How to ‘Reboot’ Your Creative Brain And Refresh Your Focus In 15 Minutes Or Less – Brain recharge can help you recalibrate your energy for better focus, creativity, and resilience. @Alltopstartups @thestartup_ @Medium

3/29 Nine Futuristic Materials – Your students might find this interesting and motivational. @SciShow @scishowkids

3/28 Terrific Podcasts to Learn Something New Everyday. I listen to many of these and they are very good. @ericcurts @rroysden

3/26 Making and Understanding Paper Planes – This short [1:08] instructional video was made by two students. The quality is clearly something your students can match. Challenge them to make thier own instuctional videos. @NextVista @rmbyrne

3/25 25 Pedagogy Ideas that Teachers found on Twitter – The slice of Twitter inhabited by like-minded professionals can be very productive. @Romdhanifaten @ukedchat

3/24 The Highest Earning Company In Each State, Mapped – See if you can guess the one for your state. Also, check out the Howmuch website for lots of other cool data visualizations. @howmuch_net

3/24 How to Perform Under Tremendous Pressure and Succeed Anyway – Here are seven techniques used by great leaders to bring out the best in themselves in the toughest situations. @LollyDaskal @Inc @InnovaMap @elaine_perry @hypersocial_uk

3/23 Disgruntled Former Printer Salesman Explains Why Ink Cartridges Are A Total Scam. Hip consumers should watch this. @austinmcconnell @Patreon

3/23 Twenty locations to tour virtually with Google Maps Street View – Taking virtual field trips sounds good to me. Have your students look for other places to go. @jmattmiller @rudytoot1

3/23 A quick beginner’s guide to drawing – Here are six six drawing exercises to get you and your kids started right now. @ralphammer
3/22 Wholesome Easy Chapter Books for Girls Ages 6 – 9 – Make sure they are in your school library. @ImaginationSoup @momandkiddo

3/22 The 90 Hottest EdTech Tools According to Education Experts (Updated For 2018) – There is a lot here. Try to get teachers in your school to divvy them up and report back. @Buncee @Lexoo

3/21 Stephen Hawking’s Advice for a Fulfilling Career – Share this advice with kids you know. @bryan_lufkin @BBC_Capital @jenhegna @DanielPink

3/21 Twelve Ways to Get Smarter in One Infographic – While raw cognitive abilities matter, it’s how you use and harness those abilities that really makes the difference. @jeff_desjardins @VisualCap @teamleap @wef

3/20 Take a Look at This Year’s Explore.org Wildlife Cams. Kids and adults can enjoy wildlife cams. @exploreorg @rmbyrne

3/20 How to Achieve Extreme Productivity – This was always my goal and it made me more productive than my peers as a principal. @ndmielke @MITSloan

3/20 Stop Ignoring These Seven Inspiring Truths and Become Your Best Self Today Should you learn how to walk that path of self-development, you will learn some tried truths to live by. @Nicolascole77 @Medium

3/20 20 YouTube Channels for Social Studies – YouTube hosts thousands of educational videos on history, politics, geography, and more. Some are created by talented teachers, while others are made by companies, museums, and more. @ericcurts @annfeldmann1 @hip_hughes

3/19 7 Small Things You Can Do In 10 Minutes That Will Improve Your Health Substantially – I already do seven of these. How many do you and your kids do? @Nicolascole77 @Medium

3/19 Five Great Growth Mindset Books – Also see my summary of Mindset by Carol Dweck. @PipsJones @malorieblackman @MCChildsBookDay @TheTinyDiplomat @CarollDweck

3/18 What’s The Effective MPG Of An Electric Car? It Depends On Where You Live. Can your students guess why? @LV_Anderson @Digg

3/18 Ten questions you must ask yourself to discover your life’s purpose – We all need to engage in self-reflection every now and then. @Lachybe @ideas @hackspiritorg

3/16 Five Tips for Successful Classroom Green Screen Projects – It makes the videos you create more interesting and gives students creative superpowers. @SamPatue @TeacherCast @JeffBradbury, @JamesRoy @DoInkTweets @PrimaryGoalLtd

3/16 Never marry a guy who has these seven habits – Good men are hard to find, but not so good men are a lot easier. @Lachybe @hackspiritorg @ideas @artofwb

3/15 For Decades, National Geographic Coverage Was Racist. To Rise Above Our Past, We Must Acknowledge It. @susanbgoldberg @NatGeo @jesslahey @pernilleripp

3/14 Three Free iPad Apps for Creating Animated Movies – This looks like something parents can suggest and help with. @rmbyrne

3/14 Stephen Hawking Dies at 76. His Mind Roamed the Cosmos. A physicist and best-selling author, Dr. Hawking did not allow his physical limitations to hinder his quest to answer the big question: “Where did the universe come from?” @TheScientist_SH @overbye @nytimes

3/13 The Inconceivable Power Of Major Earthquakes – This short animation is great for science students. @LifeNoggin

3/13 Everything You Hate In Life Is Encapsulated In This Short Ask your kids if they can’t think of other examples. @4096RED @sploid

3/10 Let This Jaunty Australian Man Teach You About Batteries. You and your kids should watch this. @checkouttv

3/9 This Indoor Farm Is Trying To Revolutionize The Growing Process In Sweden. Indoor farming has become far more popular as technology has become even more precise. Large amounts of produce is grown in urban environments with minimal space and much less water. @alutkin @GreenMatters @PopulationEd @wef

3/9 The “10,000-Hour” Myth: Why Deliberate Practice Isn’t Enough to Succeed – This contains a great story about Yo-Yo Ma. @melissa_jydl @TheMissionHQ

3/9 After decades of pushing bachelor’s degrees, U.S. needs more tradespeople. Are the wrong kids being pushed to go to college at your high school? @MattKrupnick @hechingerreport @finleyjd @tom_peters

3/8 Family Budget Calculator measures the income a family needs in order to attain a modest yet adequate standard of living. Check it out for where you live. @Quantanamo @MarketWatch @EconomicPolicy @nypost

3/8 15 Inspirational Education Books Written By and For Teachers – You can find summaries of Ditch That Textbook and The Innovator’s Mindset here. They are great so I bet the others are too. Purchase all for you school’s professional development library. @leticarino @ibpyp @jmattmiller @gcouros

3/7 How To Fit A Round Peg Into A Square Hole, Explained Using Math.
Just because the hole isn’t wide enough, doesn’t mean it doesn’t have a large enough area. See if your kids can do this. @numberphile @BradyHaran @mathmoves

3/7 16 maps that Americans don’t like to talk about – This animation shows how lands held by Native Americans diminished over the years. @Max_Fisher @voxdotcom

3/6 Ten Successful Traits of an Entrepreneur – Being a successful entrepreneur is a combination of a myriad of different qualities, but there are common traits that entrepreneurs tend to have. Share with students you know. @intuitionnet @GoogleExpertUK @Entrepreneur @TamaraMcCleary

3/5 Making Maple Syrup – A Science and Math Lesson – If you have maple trees on your school property or in your yard get them some fertilizer and have the kids make some maple syrup. It’s science you can eat. I did this and kids loved it. @gardnerwaldeier @rmbyrne

3/5 11 incredible habits of Buddhist Monks – Zen Buddhism has contributed a huge deal to human thought on how we can live more peaceful and happy lives. This could be the foundation of a cool lesson. @Lachybe @ideas @hackspiritorg @Zen_Secrets

3/4 Top 5 Deathbed Regrets (And How to Avoid Them) – This may seem a bit morbid, but you are never too young to learn this. @RetireManifesto @Richtopia @teamleap

3/3 Three Career Paths for Educational Innovators—How to Get There and Where the Jobs Are – Technological advances now provide learners of all ages the opportunity to be creators, builders, designers, producers, and makers. @lisadawley @edmodo @EdSurge

3/2 As Corporate World Moves Toward Curated ‘Microlearning,’ Higher Ed Must Adapt. Just outside the walls of the ivory tower, a transformation is underway in the world of corporate learning. @HiEdStrat @EdSurge @PatriceHoudayer

3/2 Six Questions Every Teacher Needs To Answer In Order To Grow – Share with teachers you know. @terryheick @TeachThought @Rdene915

3/2 Design Thinking: A Student’s Perspective – Only a handful of schools in America focus on Design Thinking. This student was lucky enough to attend one. @isistoldson @Getting_Smart

3/1 Five Awesome TED Talks On How Technology Is Changing Education – In the last ten years, technology has changed the way we work and communicate with others — and it’s also changed how we interact in the classroom. @AnthonyStogni @DavidGeurin

2/28 What’s the Right Amount of Homework? Decades of research show that homework has some benefits, especially for students in middle and high school—but there are risks to assigning too much. @YoukiTerada @edutopia @SolutionTree @WeberEducation

2/26 Computer Science For All Means Reaching Those Boys Who Do Not Code. A successful teacher explains what to do with boys who aren’t getting it. @EdSurge @EchoChamberUncu @sheena1010

2/26 Employees worldwide show ‘cautious optimism’ about artificial intelligence. A new study indicates the main concern is a lack of transparency from employers. What do you and your kids think? @BobViolino @ZDNet @RobLoCascio @DravenBlake @mvasey

2/25 Tech Upgrades Begin with Professional Development – Just passing our tech gear is likely to fail. @JPassut @EdTech_K12 @AldineISD

2/24 Without Addressing Basic Needs, Student Success Strategies Fall Short. This is aimed at colleges, but I think it may apply to K-12 schools. @sydneyfjohnson @EdSurge

2/22 English Language Learners Tell Us What Helps Them Learn. Are your teachers asking your ELL kids what helps them learn? @Larryferlazzo @LandinESL

2/22 12 Ways to Get Smarter in One Infographic – How many do you take advantage of? @jeff_desjardins VisualCap @teamleap @wef

2/20 AI Just Learned How to Boost the Brain’s Memory – Our gray matter is so complex, scientists lament, that it can’t quite understand itself. But if we can’t grok our own brains, maybe the machines can do it for us. @rtg0nzalez @WIRED @RimboltBlack @VertiAI

2/20 15 Signs You Have the Grit You Need to Succeed How many do you and your kids have? @LollyDaskal @Inc @JamesRoy

2/20 So You Want to Work in Edtech? The EdSurge Edtech Jobs Board has hundreds of positions at companies, nonprofits, and schools. @mary_hossfeld @EdSurge @JenWilliamsEdu

2/19 A Very Brief History Of Blockchain Technology Everyone Should Read – Blockchain, the technology that runs Bitcoin, has developed over the last decade into one of today’s biggest ground-breaking technologies with potential to impact every industry. @BernardMarr @Forbes @Ross_Quintana @DioFavatas

2/18 Five Apps That Make Learning to Code Fun – Make sure that your kids know that the need for programmers is growing much faster than the number of people learning to code. @Lynch39083 @techedvocate

2/18 Want To Rewire Your Brain For Meaningful Life Changes? Do These Things Immediately. How many are you doing? @Alltopstartups @Medium

2/18 Still Waiting to Catch the IoT Bus? Here’s Where it’s Going in 2018. How many things in your home are connected to the Internet? @talkiot @DravenBlake @mvasey

2/18 Here are the ages you peak at everything throughout life. Looks like there are lots of opportunities to peak. @talkiot @DravenBlake @mvasey

2/16 Flipping for New Ideas – What are the next steps in Flipped Learning? @JustinAglio @Flipped @QuercusPrinus @remakelearning

2/15 19 Truths You Wish Your Younger Self Had Known – Be sure to share with people who are younger than yourself. @LollyDaskal @Inc @JamesRoy

2/14 Artificial Intelligence vs Machine Learning: what’s the difference? Do you and your students knoe? @garysims @AndroidAuth @RimboltBlack @YarmolukDan

2/11 How do we know what learning will look like in the future? We don’t. The new approaches come with some new buzzwords – such as student agency, technology-enabled learning and social and emotional learning. @L_willen @hechingerreport @micahshippee

2/11 Get Inspired by Nine Global Education Innovations. How can we lead students to reach their human potential? What kind of people do we want living in the world? @cvaughanlee @hsingmaster @educationweek @goproject

2/10 The Biggest Brain Benefits of Taking a Daily Nap – Taking a nap is like rebooting your brain. @Alltopstartups @stillsbyhernan @Medium

2/9 Ten Apps to Help Students With Social Studies – Have ten students each try one and report back. @Lynch39083 @JamesRoy

2/9 Your Future Doctor May Not be Human. This Is the Rise of AI in Medicine. Artificial intelligence has made its way into hospitals around the world. @Futurism @abbymnorman @RimboltBlack @ManjeetRege

2/8 – These ten innovations already have currency but have not yet had a profound influence on education. @TeachThought

2/8 60 Countries’ Digital Competitiveness, Indexed. We identified many hotspots around the world where these changes are happening rapidly and other spots where momentum has slowed. @HarvardBiz @bhaschak @dan_bowen @wef @IBGC_Fletcher

2/7 Robots in Five Years – You know they won’t be the same as they are today. @ipfconline1 @DBaker007 @pierrepinna

2/4 VR World in New York City – If you live near the city or plan on visiting you might want to check this out. @vrworldnyc

2/3 The Two Americas of 2016 – These are some pretty cool maps showing where people backed Trump and Clinton. @wallacetim @nytimes

2/2 Will I be able to do more work with three screens? Having more screen space makes people more productive, but it’s not necessarily best distributed over multiple monitors. @jackschofield @guardian

2/2 It’s Not Digital Citizenship—It’s Just Citizenship, Period. This makes a lot of sense to me. @christyfenne @EdSurge @TheHomeworkDog @ShakeUpLearning

2/2 Five Artificial Intelligence Techs We Saw at Consumer Electronics Show 2018 – A lot of developers came up with some of the best and the coolest Artificial Intelligence Techs ever. @RimboltBlack @SanvadaNews @YarmolukDan

1/31 Tactics for Tackling the Grading Dilemma – What would happen if you don’t grade those papers? @WordLib @edutopia @Rdene915

1/30 1/30 Share these 20 brilliant ideas with your favorite teachers (and everyone else). We asked the TED-Ed Innovative Educators to share their favorite ideas. Here’s what they suggest. @lauramcclure @TED_Ed @dougpete @flipboard

1/29 Aussie Scientists Visit Biggest Underwater Volcano In Last 100 Years, Reveal Deep Sea Mystery. Watch the short video and share with science teachers you know. @RyanFMandelbaum @gizmodo @DravenBlake @ATEKAssetScan

1/29 How Automation Will Change Work, Purpose, and Meaning. When our machines release us from ever more tasks, to what will we turn our attention? This will be the defining question of our coming century. @RobertCWolcott @HarvardBiz @DravenBlake @cloudbook

1/28 Five Major Changes Coming to VR/AR in 2018 – 2018 is going to be a wild ride for the immersive industries. Buckle up. @sophiaedm @svrf @HistoryViewVR @vichod

1/27 An invaluable lesson – This is an amazing variation of is the container full lesson. Share with all learners you know. @atlasYaxis

1/27 Women in Cybersecurity: Why Closing the Gender Gap is Critical. This career looks recession-proof to me. Share this with any young women you know. @TechNative @nancyrubin

1/25 Artificial Intelligence is Going to Supercharge Surveillance. What happens when digital eyes get the brains to match? This is a bit long, but worth it. @jjvincent @verge

1/25 Six Things You Need to Recover From Every Day – This looks like it is especially important for teachers and parents. @BenjaminPHardy @Medium

1/24 From ESL Zero to Hero: How to Teach Absolute Beginners – Teachers of foreign languages to English speaking students can use these tips as well. @busyteacher_org @englishteach8 @TeachingEnglish

1/23 Emoji Writing Prompt Generator with Google Sheets – Also check out the earlier random word writing prompt generator. I would give the students the option to come up with there own if they know what they want to write about. @ericcurt @JenFischer18

1/23 Seven Ways To Stay Positive As A Writer – For writers, be they students or teachers, there’s nothing that brings as much joy as creating stories and sharing them with the world. @sara_crawford @thecreativepenn @james_minter

1/22 Top Tips To help Children Fall In Love With Art – Studies have shown that art education is really beneficial in a child’s development. @hedgehogprints @HuffPostUK @GoogleExpertUK @EngageEducation

1/22 Children in poorer countries have higher career aspirations. The study asked primary school children, aged seven to 11, in 20 countries to draw pictures of the jobs they wanted to have when they grew up. Share with your kids. @seanjcoughlan @BBCNews @GoogleExpertUK @EngageEducation

1/21 Seven Ways Pythonroom Makes Starting A Coding Class Easy – The folks at Pythonroom have created a fantastic online platform for teachers who want to bring coding into the classroom but… don’t know how to code. @ClassTechTips @SimpleK12

1/21 17 TED Talks on Language and Language Learning – Share with English and foreign language teachers you know. @medkh9 @nick_chater

1/20 Transforming Physicists, Engineers into Teachers at New MIT Program. The goal is to take people with experience in high-demand fields such as engineering, physics, math, languages, biology, and neuroscience, and transform them into teachers. @JonMarcusBoston @MindShiftKQED @mcleod

1/20 10 Things All Inspirational People Immediately Stop Doing (to Discover Genuine Happiness) – Meaningful life changes start with letting go of what’s not serving you. @M_tthewJones @Inc @rhettpower

1/19 Using Physics To Break A Wine Glass With Your Voice – Physics girl breaks the glass at about 1:45 and then explains the physics involved. @thephysicsgirl

1/19 Ultimate Superfoods List: 30 Foods That Will Make Your Life Super Healthy – I eat many of these foods every day and I’ve never missed a day of work due to illness. I’m also a compulsive exerciser. @behealthy_today

1/19 How to Make Your Own Sundial – This is cool science lesson that is easy to do at home. @SciShowKids @rmbyrne

1/18 Training design: Three ways to motivate learners – Cathy Moore considers how three self-paced activities support people’s needs to feel autonomy, competence, and relatedness, and we come up with some recommendations. It’s 44 minutes, but worth it. @CatMoore

1/18 Three Ways College Football Programs Innovate with VR – From immersive practices to interactive recruitment, virtual reality can have big possibilities in college athletics. @megbcortez @EdTech_K12 @JamesRoy @Edu_Gig

1/18 Brian Wilson Returns To High School, Gets His F In Music Changed To An A. He wrote “Surfin” the Beach Boys first hit for a high school assignment and earned an F. Now it’s been changed to an A. How many assignments are misgraded in your high school? @jamsrettig @stereogum @BrianWilsonLive @smgaillard @billboard

1/17 Twelve Amazingly Creative Book Reports – Go above and beyond with these beauties. @WeAreTeachers @trilearning @TeachingChannel

1/17 Machine Learning and AI trends for 2018: What to Expect? This is a hot topic and this can help you say hip. @mi_weesp @dash_bouquet @BigDataLoop @cloudpreacher @ipfconline1

1/16 A Really Cool Time-Lapse Of A Guy Building A Log Cabin From Scratch By Hand – This is amazing. @myself_reliance

1/16 Five Simple Rules to Be Great – These truths apply for anyone, not just teachers or educators. We need to help our students discover this process too. @DavidGeurin @DavidFife

1/16 Are You Tall? Left-Handed? A Heavy Drinker? You’re Probably A Genius. This is an interesting animation that shows the traits that correlate with IQ. @AsapSCIENCE @skillshare

1/16 What Type of Exercise Is Best for the Brain? A growing body of research is showing one kind in particular—aerobic exercise—appears to be king. @acsifferlin @TIMEHealth @TIME @LaneDebra

1/13 Do’s & Don’ts for Teaching English-Language Learners – Here are a few basic ways to reach students who are learning English as well as the subject at hand. @Larryferlazzo @edutopia @jaheldan

1/13 What AI can and can’t do (yet) – Be sure to check out the interesting graph. Note the position of education. @mchui @McKQuarterly @McKinsey

1/13 Once you get rid of these 8 toxic beliefs, you’ll be much stronger. Are toxic beliefs and behaviors sabotaging your/your kid’s lives? @Lachybe @hackspiritorg @ideas

1/13 Does Spellcheck Make “Learners” More Intelligent? What do you and your students think? @gcouros

1/12 What To Do During Student Work Time in PBL – Here are a few options for teacher moves during open “student work time.” @Mr_Kevin_Gant @BIEpbl @lorimcewen

1/11 26 Questions Every Student Should Be Able To Answer – As an educator, your job is lead students to understanding, but student self-awareness and self-knowledge should precede that. @terryheick @TeachThought @Rdene915

1/10 Students Make a Prosthetic Leg for a Duck, Showing the Value of Purpose in Learning. I bet your 8th graders could do something like this. Start with the short [1:51] video a few screens down. @EvieBlad @educationweek

1/10 Seven TED Talks That Will Inspire You to Succeed – If a student wants to write a research paper on success, this material offers rich resources. @LollyDaskal @Inc @JamesRoy

1/9 Ten Reasons Kids Should Learn to Code – Coding helps kids visualize abstract concepts, lets them apply math to real-world situations, and makes math fun and creative. @mraspinall @gotynker

1/7 New Online Course Focuses on Incorporating Project-Based Learning. The four-module course guides educators through the process of incorporating project-based learning into their current curriculum. @Lynch39083 @AdvocateforEd

1/6 Students apply geometry lessons to build tiny houses. Instead of sitting at desks, they measure and slice wood with power saws, cut and hammer together the skeleton of a 26′ habitable dwelling with little teacher help. @Kristen_Taketa @hechingerreport @stltoday @pammoran @smith2dw

1/6 Six books that can shape your mathematical worldview – Be sure to forward to any math teachers you know. @fjmubeen @philshapiro

1/5 This Kid Is A Beast At Yo-Yo. Do your kids have yo-yos? If not, why not. @Digg

1/4 Thinking of Starting a Blog in 2018? – Here Are Some Recommendations. The author has been blogging daily for over a decade. I’ve been doing this blog since 2009. @rbyrne

1/4 How Listening to Podcasts Helps Students Read and Learn. When one teacher first started teaching with podcasts, students were applying English Language Arts critical thinking skills to podcast episodes, much like they would after reading a book. @callmeKi @MindShiftKQED @dkreiness @cultofpedagogy

1/3/2018How Inflation Occurs – This is good for middle school on up. It uses British money terms, but that shouldn’t be a problem. @TheSchoolOfLife

1/3/2018Getting Stuck in the Negatives and How to Get Unstuck – This short [9:59] TED Talk will help you get past negative experiences faster. Alison Legerwood @JillianSchulte TheEdSandbox

12/31 Alzheimer’s doesn’t have to be your brain’s destiny, says neuroscientist and author of “Still Alice,” Lisa Genova. Continued learning builds cognitive reserve. Sleep and exercise also help. Everyone should listen to this short [13:56] TED Talk. @LisaGenova @TEDTalks

12/31 10 best middle-class jobs in the U.S. for the next decade – The future is all about health care and technology. See if you can guess what they are. @MarketWatch @SineaPies @FamilyFun

12/30 A Stunning Illustration Of How Light Pollution Affects Our View Of The Night Sky Watch as the light polutions goes from level 8 to level 1. @taubertryan

12/30 Drone Weaponry – This demonstrates how a small autonomous drone with only three grams of explosive can target and kill a single human. They can also collaborate in swarms. @millermarinellc

12/30 Interactive Periodic in Pictures and Words – Be sure to click on elements to see bigger pictures and more detailed information. @rmbyrne

12/29 The Real Focus of Successful Leaders – What happens when you try to control something outside your control? @Leadershipfreak

12/28 Scientists upgrade robot using one of our grossest habits. See if your students can guess if you tell them it deals with cooling. @MikeWehner @BGR

12/28 EdSurge’s 2017 Year in Review: The Top 10 K-12 Stories, as Chosen by Their Readers – These are all pretty good.

12/28 Top Education Stories of 2017: Education Week’s Most Viewed – Which ones did you miss? @educationweek

12/28 Top 10 Educational #GAMECHANGERS of 2017 – It’s an appropriate time to highlight the educators that are truly moving things forward in our profession. @MCUSDSupe @MCUSDSupe @npolyak @mikelubelfeld

12/27 Goal-Setting for Teachers: 8 Paths to Self-Improvement – If you believe in continuous improvement this is for you. @cultofpedagogy @bjohnsonEDU

12/26 15 Things Psychologists Wish You Knew Can Gradually Destroy Self-Esteem – It can be tough to step outside yourself, and truly recognize what affects your self-esteem. This might help. @Rebets @bustle @rroysden @gcouros

12/24 Here’s Where the GOP Tax Bill Could Hit School Funding the Hardest. The cool interactive map features averages which are misleading as high earners skew them higher. A median would be better here. See my comment. @AndrewUjifusa @educationweek @garybartanus

12/24 Neuroeducation Will Lead to Big Breakthroughs in Learning. It probably will, but we don’t know when. @raya_bid @singularityhub @PatriotsOfMars @ManjeetRege

12/24 The power of citizen video to create undeniable truths – Video tools can also be a powerful tool to teachers and law enforcement. @yvettethijm @TEDTalks

12/24 Career Advice for Women from Kathy Bloomgarden – In a room full of men, it can sometimes be hard for a woman to be heard. @bloomgk @FortuneMagazine @teamleap @wef

12/23 Programming With Santa – If you’re looking for an educational and Christmas-themed activity to do with your kids this weekend, take a look at Google’s Santa Tracker Code Lab. @mraspinall @rbyrne

12/23 Five highly-paid and in-demand programming languages to learn in 2018 – Can you guess which is the fasted growing? @NickJHeath @TechRepublic @MaryChayko @csoleil

12/22 Augmented Reality Goes to Work. If you are trying to figure out why this technology might take off beyond Pokémon Go, start here. @TheAtlantic @teamleap @DigitalLeadTim

12/22 Celebs rally behind entrepreneur handing out free suits to at-risk youth. This is inspirational. Kids need to learn to dress for success and a donated suit can change their life. Click here to donate. @nypost @SnoopDogg @Kaepernick7

12/21 Deep Learning vs. Machine Learning – Here are the essential differences you need to know. These are very hot topics you and your students should have a clue about. @_faizanshaikh @AnalyticsVidhya @IoTRecruiting @ipfconline1

12/18 Writing an irresistible blurb for your novel – This would be a good assignment for students who have just read a novel. @ReedsyHQ @james_minter @andylowe99

12/18 How to use Google’s cool new photo apps: Storyboard, Scrubbies, and Selfissimo! Time to turn your kids loose over the holidays with these apps. @ChristinaSchu19 @Phillip_Tracy @dailydot @ptaylorsjr @drmcgettigan

12/17 How To Make Cotton Candy By Hand, Using an Ancient Chinese Method – This is also a good math and science lesson. @Eater

12/17 A Comparison of Five Free MOOC Platforms for Educators – There are a number of good options for educators looking to build their own MOOCs. @j_swope00 @EdTech_HigherEd @trilearning

12/17 My Do-It-Yourself Language Immersion, Prison-Style – This is an endearing story of a woman in prison who decides to learn Spanish. @MorganOfOregon @MarshallProj

12/16 National Geographic Picks the Best Nature Photos of 2017 – These are really awesome. @NatGeo @nypost

12/16 Seven Techniques to Help Improve Your Memory – To improve your productivity, one powerful technique is to upgrade your working memory. Luckily, there is researched-backed advice in order to improve your memory skills. @larrykim @TheMissionHQ

12/16 VR Hangar – A VR App from the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum – It’s free and works on iPhones and Android phones. @ReliveApollo11 @airandspace @rbyrne

12/16 The Five Habits of Extreme Learners – Be sure to let your students know what these habits are and try to cultivate them. @educationweek

12/14 Ten Reasons to Create a Maker Space at Your School – If your school doesn’t have one it’s time. @Lynch39083 @techedvocate

12/14 The Top 8 Professional Reads for Educators 2016 (plus more) – Five of these books are summarized on this blog. Click the book summaries tab at the top. @mrkempnz @GrammarFlip

12/13 If A Jaguar Is Chasing You, Swimming Will Not Help. This cat is unbelieavable as it takes on a caman (crocadile-like animal). @natgeowild

12/13 How to cut your electric bill – This is something that your children or student can get involved in. @intheknowmom @lifewithheidig

12/11 A Collection Of Top Resources On Classroom Management – There are also resources on parent engagement, student motivation, and teaching English language learners. @Larryferlazzo @isaac1P

12/10 How to talk and listen to transgender people – This short [6:23] TED Talk by a young transgender male will help demystify the transgender experience. @jackisnotabird @TEDTalks

12/8 Christmas Carols In Minor Key Are All Sorts Of Wrong. This is a great resource for music teachers and students. @chaseholfelder

12/8 AI is better at picking stocks than the stock market. I’m checking with my financial planner to see what he thinks. @RyanVlastelica @MarketWatch @nypost

12/8 U.S. Students Comprehend Information Better Online Than On Paper. U.S. fourth-graders scored well above the international average in online reading, according to the results of recent testing. @laurenonthehill @usnews @DrKatrinaKeene @drmcgettigan

12/7 As Corporate World Moves Toward Curated ‘Microlearning,’ Higher Ed Must Adapt. High school leaders should take a look at this too. @HiEdStrat @EdSurge @DrKatrinaKeene @SAPforHigherEd

12/7 Coding for Kindergarteners – The apps Daisy the Dinosaur and Hopscotch both use visual blocks to represent commands. @doriedance @mraspinall @SamPatue

12/6 Five-Minute Film Festival: FIve Videos to Explore Growth Mindset – Learn more about how mindset can affect learning with this collection of videos—for everyone from preschoolers to parents. @VideoAmy @edutopia @mitchcenter

12/6 You Can Achieve Anything As Long As These Conditions Exist. Everything humanly possible is within reach as long as these conditions exist. @Alltopstartups @thestartup_

12/5 Fitbit for education: Turning school into a data-tracking game – In Fresno Unified School District, students get points for attendance, grades and tracking their own data. @TaraGarciaM @hechingerreport @alfiekohn

12/5 Meet the 11-year old who won a $25,000 science prize. What are 11-year-olds you know doing? @gitanjaliarao @jacoprisco @CNN

12/4 Ask About AI: The Future of Learning and Work – Be sure to download this free paper. @Getting_Smart

12/3 How To Get Your Mind To Read – It turns out that content knowledge helps a lot. Every one who teaches reading needs to read this. @DTWillingham @LarryCuban

12/3 Do You Want Money, Fame, Honor, or Love? This is a true story from one teacher’s middle school students that is very inspiring. It’s short with many beautiful pictures. @WorldLillie

12/3 Innovation is Built on Expertise. Be sure to watch the short clip from Apollo 13. @Creatornow @MarkSBabbitt @vernsanders @siniticom

12/3 Ten Habits You Should Ditch Now to Bring Productivity to an All-Time High – How many do you have? @sujanpatel @skylarclouds @TIME

12/2 Cities Spend Money On Uncomfortable Benches On Purpose. The concept is call defensive design and is worth learning about. @carlos_waters @ellenmhr @voxdotcom

12/2 Webinars with the Seesaw Team – These free webinars can empower students to see opportunities in computer science, practice creative problem-solving skills, and collaborate to improve their communities. @Seesaw

12/1 A Blockchain Expert Explains The Technology In Five Increasingly Complex Ways. She starts with an elementary student and ends up with an expert. If you want to start with the expert go to the 9:50 mark. @BWarburg @AnimalVentures @TechonPolitics

11/30 Why a Lower Car Payment Can Be a Costly Mistake – This is good real-world math for secondary students. Let them play with this loan calculator. @ConsumerReports @Calculatornet @Makebestcrafts @BBabushka

11/29 FLEX Your Creativity for the Holidays. This looks like a toy that can foster creativity. @ourkidthings @intheknowmom @WowWee

11/29 Four Myths About Creativity – A new book argues that everyone can be creative—and that creativity can be taught. @edutopia @Romdhanifaten @bjnichols

11/29 How to Deal with Stress During the Holidays so You Can Enjoy Yourself – This is good advice for any time of the year. @liveluvtx @Makebestcrafts

11/28 22 Experts Predict How Artificial Intelligence Will Impact The Enterprise Workplace. Unless you are retired or are retiring soon, you should read this. Also, share with business teachers and students. @TamaraMcCleary @iMariaJohnsen @iMariaJohnsen @acuvatech @DBaker007 @GlenGilmore

11/28 How Groups Can Make Good Decisions – We all know that when we make decisions in groups, they don’t always go right. This is a TED Talk by Mariano Sigman. @mariuchu @danariely @TEDTalks
11/27 25 Audiobooks That Every Teacher Will Love – The only one I’ve read is Drive and it’s a good one summarized here. @WeAreTeachers @cheryl_frose

11/27 Children are learning to code with new toys they can touch and feel. Toymakers are creating everything from board games to wooden logic puzzles to teach children—as young as three years old—how to code. @_KarenHao @kickstarter @TeamKano @qz

11/27 Be More Successful: New Harvard Research Reveals A Fun Way To Do It. This is a bit long, but it sucked me in. @shawnachor @bakadesuyo @fastcranny @gcouros

11/27 Three Easy Tips to Reduce Job Stress and Avoid Burnout – Heres how to unwind when you are too stressed to think straight. @AmyCooperHakim @psychtoday @JamesRoy

11/26 Feed the Dingo: An Ecosystem Game – This looks some free learning fun. There are other games here too. @addthis @PBSLrnMedia @rmbyrne

11/26 How To Make Your Life Better By Sending Five Simple Emails – Are you sending any emails like these? @bakadesuyo @millielikesthis @gcouros

11/26 Six Good Apps to Introduce Students to Art Masterpieces – There wasn’t much of this when I was in school. Teaching some art history gives context to history. @medkh9 @KleinErin

11/25 Books for kids sorted by age and genra – This looks like a rather good resource for teachers, parents, and librarians. @sfortosis

11/25 Will Machines Generate Mass Unemployment? Andrew Charlton tells us that technological change has long been a source of anxiety for workers. See his article here. @Charlton_AB @SusieQpon @intheknowmom

11/25 Six Unusual Habits of Exceptionally Creative People – How many do you and your kids have? @talentsmarteq @TheMissionT

11/25 100 Books Every Teacher Should Read – You will find many of these fine books summarized on this blog. @ajjuliani @AZHSPRIN @E_Sheninger

11/24 Seven Good Tools for Surveying Your Audience – If your teachers aren’t doing surveys it time to start. @rmbyrne

11/22 Happy 60th birthday, Fortran. The language I learned in college is still used for computations. @FunnelFiasco @opensourceway @markkrake @rikkiends

11/22 Seven Trends in Data Visualization – All educators should be hip to this. @JZarracina @maartenzam @lenagroeger @officeofjane

11/21 Help Students Ask Better Questions by Creating a Culture of Inquiry. Students should question answers as often as they answer questions. @spencerideas @LaneDebra @katiemartinedu

11/19 Want to be More Productive at Work? Follow these Five Secrets from Research. @larrykim @Medium @Inc

11/19 What is the Best Programming Language for Robotics? This post looks at the top 10 most programming languages used in robotics along with their strengths and weaknesses, as well as reasons for and against using them. @AlexOwenHill @RafranzDavis @MSFTImagine

11/19 Design Thinking Is Your Secret Weapon for Building a Greater Good. Design thinking is a problem-solving approach with a unique set of qualities. @lisakaysolomon @singularityhub @Glennr1809

11/18 Four Terrific Tips for Teachers New to Coding – The team at Pythonroom have created a special online platform for teachers new to coding. @ClassTechTips @Pythonroom

11/18 The Four Skills Needed to Make a Great Impression – A large study of TED Talks produced some of this. @vvanedwards @Entrepreneur

11/17 How Do Americans Differ by Age? This interactive graph is amazing and fun to play with. @overflow_data

11/17 GoPro Gets Engulfed By Lava, Somehow Survives. Tour guide Erik Storm accidentally dropped his GoPro near a lava flow from Kilauea Volcano in Hawaii, then later hammered the hardened rock away from it and discovered that the SD card was intact. Very cool video. @viralvidsORG

11/15 Harvard university debate team loses to New York prison inmates – If you are in prison you have lots of time to learn and develop skills. @barneyhenderson @Telegraph

11/14 Moon sliding past three planets this week. Time for you and your kids to get outside after dark. @earthskyscience @cshislop

11/14 Six Strategies for Taking High-Quality Notes – Get your students thinking deeply while they’re taking notes—and show them how to make the most of those notes later. @edutopia @EdTechAmber @JenWilliamsEdu

11/14 Seven Destructive Phrases You Need to Stop Saying at Work – Students should avoid these as well. @LollyDaskal @Inc

11/13 Who Is the Average Online College Student? [#Infographic] This infographic breaks down the demographics of students who dominate the online college space. @DFrank @Go4Schools @CollegeAtlas @EdTech_HigherEd

11/13 Chess, According To A Four-Year-Old And A Six-Year-Old – Many people assume that chess is a game just for intellectuals, or much too difficult for them to learn themselves, but hey if a 4-year-old can learn, why can’t you and your kids? @digg

11/13 Three Fun Strategies for Note Taking – Note taking can be active, collaborative, and tailored to each student’s pace—and you can skip the lecture. @msmarshbank @edutopia

11/12 Forget The 10,000-Hour Rule; Edison, Bezos, & Zuckerberg Follow The 10,000-Experiment Rule. Deliberate experimentation is more important than deliberate practice in a rapidly changing world. @michaeldsimmons @Medium @yhalushka @DanielPink

11/11 How Successful People Stay Calm – Here are ten things you can do to manage stress. They work for me. @talentsmarteq @TheMissionT

11/11 Want That New Habit to Stick? Science Says Do It in the Morning. I also try to connect a new habit with an existing habit. @EntryLevelRebel @Inc @mssackstein

11/11 Decoding barcodes – Here is a short [4:54] video that explains how barcodes work, including how barcodes can be read even if they’re scanned in upside down. @Blazenhoff @HalfInteresting @BoingBoing @squarespace

11/9 How Can I Do the Most Social Good With $100? If you aren’t familiar with the Freakonomics guys it’s time to start. @freakonomics @audioeliza

11/8 Sleep deprivation impairs you as much as being drunk. Lack of sleep interferes with the neurons’ ability to encode information and translate visual input into conscious thought. Make sure your students know this. Click here for longer article. @inkonthepad @ItzhakFried @nypost @UCLAnewsroom

11/8 Enthusiastic Physics Teacher Shares His Homemade Marble Tracks – This is an amazing physics lesson. I taught physics once and I’m amazed. Bruce Yeany has much more on Youtube.

11/8 Seven Ways to Manage Stress – I do most of these and they work for me. This is good advice for students too. @ConsumerReports @intheknowmom @BBabushka

11/7 Ultimate Superfoods List: 30 Foods That Will Make Your Life Super Healthy – I would add nuts and beans to this list. How many do you and your kids already eat? @behealthy_today

11/7 Is this Coke ad the worst thing since the Kendall-Pepsi atrocity? This could provide grist for an interesting class discussion. @l_tousignant @nypost

11/6 The future of American jobs is taking care of the elderly. The US population is getting a lot older, and that means more jobs caring for the elderly. A lot more. @dkopf @LynneSladky @qz

11/6 Learning for Littles with LEGO Education STEAM Park – STEAM Park is an early learning set of LEGO DUPLO bricks designed to help preschoolers learn about STEAM. @ericcurts @LEGO_Education

11/5 Percentage of People Who Married, Given Their Age This is a very cool piece of data visualization. Be sure to run your pointer over the graphy. @flowingdata

11/5 Health experts widely agree that most of us should sit less, especially at work. New school desks should go up and down. If a kid can’t sit still, don’t make him sit. @GretchenReynold @nytimes

11/3 The ‘Wonder Of The Modern World’ That Keeps The Netherlands From Being Under Water. Dutch engineers are in demand in countries with rising water problems. @Fiosracht @skillshare

11/3 The Nine Rules of Innovation by Greg Satell – Innovation is big in businesses and schools. @tnvora @sherrillknezel @Digitaltonto

11/2 Teaching Practical Science: Physics – Participate in CPD to enhance your physics lessons with effective practical work for 14-16 year olds. @FutureLearn @adgibbs @SecretPhysicist @STEMLearningUK

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11/1 Authentic Activities for the World Language Classroom – More than 30 exercises to keep your students engaged and learning. @SWLoyola @edutopia

11/1 Student-Made E-Books: A Beautiful Way to Demonstrate Learning – Is it time for your students to do this? @cultofpedagogy @Gregbagby

10/31 Could This Digital Math Tool Change Instruction For the Better? Desmos, an ed-tech product best known for offering an online graphing calculator, added features that promote inquiry. @Kschwart @MindShiftKQED @mattscully

10/31 12 Little Habits You Can Do Right Now for Big Results – How many do you already do? Share with your students. @LollyDaskal @Inc

10/31 How Visual Notes Helped a Student With a Learning Disability Thrive. – A notetaking technique became transformational for the academic struggles of one student. @sherrillknezel @educationweek @DrHubaEvaluator @rohdesign

10/30 Where will STEM education be in 5 years? This may be optimistic but it’s a good vision. @joachorn @eschoolnews

10/30 Naomi McDougall Jones: What it’s really like to be a woman in Hollywood – Be sure to watch this and go see movies made by women. @JLMdirect @GuySwindle

10/30 The 7 Kinds of Data Visualization People – Data visualization practitioners are a motley group, and while no two may look exactly alike, they all fall into one of 7 distinct categories. @datatoviz @VizTheField @Elijah_Meeks

10/28 Dyslexia: Five Helpful Tips – This is helpful for teachers and student with dyslexia. @RobynDShulman @Forbes

10/27 Simple, Brilliant Visualizations Of How Sorting Algorithms Work – Learning how to write code to sort things is part of all computer science courses. This is very cool. @imgur

10/27 HQ is a live trivia game show app. It’s a way to give people a chance to have fun, maybe win, maybe learn something new. @JoshConstine @TechCrunch

10/26 Seven Picture Booka About Bullying – Are these in your school’s library? @LEEandLOW @JumpIntoABook1

10/24 Project Ideas for Primary Students – Are kids doing projects in your primary school? If not, why not. @TalkAndComment @rmbyrne

10/24 Nine Types Of Intelligence That Anyone Can Master – Howard Gardner started with seven in 1984. @larrykim @TheMissionT @WordStream

10/23 The Most Popular Programming Languages for 2017 [Infographic] – If you are wondering which one’s to learn this will help. @AppDynamics @nancyrubin @ipfconline1

10/22 Coding Across the Curriculum – With these apps and games, you can work coding lessons into any subject and any grade from early elementary through 12th. @stirrupqueen @edutopia @Tastenspieler

10/22 Ten Reasons Kids Should Learn How to Code – Coding Improves Academic Performance. @mraspinall @gotynker

10/21 10 Greatest Unsolved Mysteries of All Time – There are many times in history that cause us to question pretty much everything we’ve ever learned in life. @Floor8Official @TeachFromHere @HistoricalPics

10/20 11 TEDx talks that

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