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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 will help transform your failures into successes – Have 11 kids who finish something early each listen to one and summarize for the class. @katairobi @iconiContent @mashable

10/20 Seven Steps to Superior Learning – Who doesn’t want superior learning. @ScottHYoung @TheMissionT

10/19 Marie Curie mobilized an army of women to help win World War I. If you are looking for stories about female role models check this out. @Tim_Jorgensen @ConversationUS @PopSci

10/19 How to Be More Resilient When Things Get Tough – The choices we make every day determine how resilient we can be when things go wrong. Discover the secret to thriving in challenging times. @LollyDaskal @Inc

10/19 Steve Jobs Once Gave Some Brilliant Management Advice on Hiring Top People. Here It Is in 2 Sentences. It’s just one concept. Can you guess? This should be true for hiring teachers too. @MarcelSchwantes @Inc

10/16 Ten Tools for Your Students’ Creativity Toolbox – How many are you already using? @JMcCarthyEdS @edutopia @E_Sheninger

10/16 Your 3D Printer Does Not Make You Innovative. 3D printers can absolutely be a conduit to providing students with high level, personal and authentic learning experiences. They can also be a colossal waste of money. @RennaTech @ParklandSchools @englishteach8

10/15 Find constellations of the zodiac. This is usually a great activity for parents and children. @earthskyscience @cshislop

10/14 How Technology Can Connect Off-Campus Students – Living off-campus also has its advantages: lower rent, more freedom in housing, no curfews, alone time, and much more. @Lynch39083 @techedvocate

10/13 Map: See Where Wildfires Are Burning in California. With this map I was able to see that my friends in Napa Valley are ok. @JonathanNBCLA @NBCLA

10/11 17 Books to Inspire Kids to Change the World – Make sure that they are in your library. @momandkiddo @ImaginationSoup

10/10 Station Rotation Model in Action (Video) Watch thesse vidoes to learn more about blended learning. @Catlin_Tucker @iamDrWill

10/10 A List of More Than 30 Useful Digital Citizenship Resources – Have 30 teachers or students each check one out and report back. @leecrockett @glodigcit @SolutionTree

10/9 Honestly, We Kind Of Like This Idea For Emergency Evacuation In High Rise Buildings. Looks like you need to control your speed to avoid friction burns. Can your students figure that out? @ViralinUSA @jinglepunks @thenailab

10/9 The Week’s Coolest Space Photos – The picture of the Earth-Moon system above should surprise most people. @pang_chieh @Digg

10/8 Ever heard of a composting toilet? They have been around since 1973. @egorski @bmenezes

10/7 How To Read A Book: 3 Strategies & Questions For Critical Reading – Did you there were three strategies? I didn’t. @terryheick @TeachThought @NISDBRAUCHLE

10/6 The depressing truth about gun control – Potential suicide victims, women menaced by their abusive partners and kids swept up in street vendettas are all in danger from guns, but they each require different protections. This is from the conservative NY Post, but it was originally published in the liberal Washington Post. This gives it great credibility. @LeahLibresco @nypost @washingtonpost

10/4 The Extraordinary Education of an Elite, 13-Year-Old Problem-Solver – This might inspire some students you know. @BenjaminBHerold @educationweek

10/3 Want to Beat the Stock Market? Bet on Early-Childhood Education. Child-Parent Education Centers in high-poverty neighborhoods is a sound investment. @educationweek

10/3 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

10/2 Sweven steps to starting a global collaboration project – This looks like it could add some motivation for your kids. @iste

10/1 Ten Deliciously Dangerous Poetry Books – Some of these books would have been banned or burned in their time, but the pretty tame now. @BannedBooksWeek @MrsOrman

10/1 How Guessing Games Help Kids Solve Math Problems – But a new study suggests that by playing games that involve quickly guessing how many items are in a group of objects, children can help themselves become better at traditional math problems. @anniemurphypaul @MindShiftKQED

9/30 Making the Most of Your Writing Feedback – Without good feedback it’s hard to improve your writing skills. @susangbarber @edutopia @betamiller

9/30 Elon Musk’s Radical Proposal For A City-To-City Rocket System – This short [1:57] animation shows how you could get anywhere on Earth in less than an hour. WARNING: One F-word. @SpaceX @elonmusk @Digg

9/29 Twenty Typography Mistakes Every Beginner Makes – And How You Can Avoid Them. This is important if you want to create highly readable text. @janiecreates @lisa_hollenbach @canva

9/29 Collaborative Projects Can Work in Any Subject. How much collaboration is going on in your school? @spencerideas @Medium @JCasaTodd @gcouros

9/28 The Age Distributions In The 10 Largest Countries, Visualized – The second graphic is animated and very cool. You can also see the graph for any country. @madewulf

9/27 Coffee Lovers Rejoice! Benefits of Coffee You Must Know – Coffee has become demonized, but science says it is healthier than we imagine. @NerdMom_Deals @brandyellen

9/27 Nine Indicators Of Authentic Mobile Learning – Game-based learning, mobile learning, the flipped classroom, blended learning, and more all depend on technology at the core of how they work. @terryheick @TeachThought @smussle

9/26 Four Elements Of A Great Learner Experience In eLearning – Can you guess what they are? @elearnindustry @eLearngraphic @garybartanus

9/25 Download 200+ Free Modern Art Books from the Guggenheim Museum. There additional free downloads here as well. @openculture @TweetinChar

9/25 The Difference Between Open-Minded and Close-Minded People – Which kind are you and your kids? @farnamstreet @ziegeran

9/24 Finding Planets with Physics – This animation shows the ways that scientists discover planets that orbit other stars (exoplanets). This can reinforce many concepts. @ualbany @ualbany_grad_ed

9/23 Training for the most sought-after job in America is free. This article will also tell you witch programming languages are in the most demand. @Quantanamo @MarketWatch @nypost

9/23 Cassini’s Final Full Image Of Saturn Before It Destroyed Itself Is Breathtaking. There many other cool space pictures here as well. @JPMajor

9/23 The great porn experiment by Gary Wilson at TEDxGlasgow – Porn addiction can cause erectile dysfunction when trying to have real sex. Quitting can reverse this. Share with any men you know. Also see this related article in Rolling Stone. @TEDxGlasgow @ejdickson @RollingStone

9/22 Once Teased For Her Love Of Bugs, 8-Year-Old Co-Authors Scientific Paper. What is your 8-year-old doing? @camilareads @NPR @nancyrubin

9/22 Why a Sleeping Brain Isn’t Exactly Resting – There’s new evidence that the brain’s activity during sleep isn’t random. This helps explain why sleep is so important. @NPRjonhamilton @MindShiftKQED

9/21 National Coding Week: how to teach programming when your confidence is low – The idea is to learn with your students like I did in the 1970’s. @adgibbs @STEMLearningUK @clcsimon @TivHighK0mputR @clcsimon @suesentance @scottturneruon

9/21 Three Classroom Math Activities with Adobe Spark – When it comes to movie-making, designing a website, or creating a social media graphic, we don’t often associate these activities with mathematics. @ClassTechTips @techlearning

9/20 7 Effective Ways to Tame Your Negative Thoughts – What you tell yourself every day will either lift you up or tear you down. @LollyDaskal @Inc

9/20 How Filmmaking in Schools Can Foster Creativity for All Learners – How much filmmaking is happening in your school? @education_world @AngelaStockman @ShellTerrell

9/19 Brief History of Machine Learning – Since the initial standpoint of science, technology, and AI, scientists following Blaise Pascal and Von Leibniz ponder about a machine that is intellectually capable as much as humans. @ChatbotNews @BigDataLoop @cloudpreacher

9/18 Physics doesn’t just happen in a fancy lab Physicist Helen Czerski presents various concepts in physics you can become familiar with using everyday things found in your kitchen. Share with girls you know. @helenczerski

9/18 Genius Hour 4.0 – Four Pathways to Genius – Does this happen in your school? @LeeAraoz

9/17 How to Push the Boundaries of School with Dynamic Learning – Learning doesn’t have to stop when the bell rings at the end of class, or when the worksheet is turned in, or even when the school year ends. @ShakeUpLearning @bashaierk @knolinfos

9/16 Ten Tricks To Appear Smart In Meetings – There is some good learning here. @good

9/16 Four Life Lessons From Wonder Woman Every Woman Can Take To Heart – This film was a major film for female empowerment, and not just in a superficial sense. @naareeindia @TedNguyen @PriyaFlorence @WonderWomanFilm

9/16 Recent Grad With No Job? Here Are 7 Strategies To Get Hired Faster – Share with anyone you know looking for work. @gwenmoran @FastCompany

9/15 A Beginner’s Look At How We’re Able To Compress Text Files With A Computer – Don’t feel bad if you need to watch this more than once to get it. @tomscott

9/14 The mammoth guide to creative writing – Teachers and students can profit from these tips. @OUFreeLearning @Medium @TweetinChar

9/14 Create Videos in Minutes with Mysimpleshow. Are your kids making videos yet? @cultofpedagogy @Carmen_Restrepo

9/13 Babies Retain Their Early Exposure to Foreign Languages. Babies may be more language-savvy than scientists thought. @sipappas @LiveScience @Spkmall @Multi_Ling_Mat

9/12 Schools around the US are finally pushing back their start times — and it’s working. When does your school start in the morning? @chriswweller @businessinsider @nsdmorrison @rtufail

9/11 A Chemistry Rap and Five Resources to Help Students Learn the Periodic Table – Share with chemistry teachers and students you know. @cedarville @rmbyrne

9/11 Four tips to ace college admissions tests – This looks like good advice to me. @garybartanus @OhioState

9/9 Giving Peer Feedback Helps Writers Grow – Here are some tips for showing students how to give each other writing feedback, which benefits both the receiver and the giver. @ncte @r_s_walker

9/8 Let’s Start Coding! This allows 4th graders to write real C++ code rather than some beginner language. @edtechneil

9/8 Developing Thinking Skills From Birth to 12 Months – Get this information into the hands of EVERY parent. @anitrabutler @ZEROTOTHREE

9/7 The future of AI: 10 scenarios IBM is already working on. While there’s fear about artificial intelligence taking jobs or wiping out humanity, IBM sees the future in far more practical terms. @jasonhiner @TechRepublic @GoogleExpertUK @IBMWatson

9/7 Nine things you didn’t know were invented by women – Be sure your students know this. @kimxtom @BBC100women

9/7 Todd Rundgren – Berklee Commencement Address 2017 – Learning how to learn and not thinking that your education is finished is key. This is MUST WATCH for you and your kids. @toddrundgren @BerkleeCollege

9/6 The future of AI: 10 scenarios IBM is already working on – This could blow your mind and your students’ minds as well. @jasonhiner @TechRepublic @GoogleExpertUK @IBMWatson

9/5 Four Seeds You Need (Infographic) – Munch, crunch…seeds aren’t just fun to eat. They’re healthy in a surprising number of ways! @ClevelandClinic @millermarinellc

9/4 September guide to the bright planets – Astronomy buffs should consider subscribing to this site. @earthskyscience @cshislop

9/4 How Metacognition, Thinking About Thinking, Can Help Your Life – Are your teachers using the valuable tool? @paulratnercodex @BigThink @HostBrian @ZeinaChalich

9/4 Developing Creative Confidence – For too long we have upheld the myth that there are those who are creative and those who aren’t. @katiemartinedu @DavidGeurin @KatieMTLC

9/4 30 Behaviors That Will Make You Unstoppable – A lot of people are good at what they do. Some are even elite. A select few are completely unstoppable. @OfficialJimRohn @BenjaminPHardy @thrive @gcouros

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9/3 10 Awesome Places to Find Background Music for Video – There must be some classes in your school where students create vidoes. @larrykim @buffer

9/2 The 52 Best College Admissions Blogs – There is a lot here. Try to get a group of parents involved to test them out and report back. @Testive @SocialAssurity

9/1 How Your Brain Tells Time – Your mind is constantly counting: the rhythm of your speech, the minutes until your next snack, the awful pause between text messages. @camaldarelli @PopSci

8/31 20 Math Apps for Students of All Ages – Have 20 students each check one out and report back. @Lynch39083 @AdvocateforEd

8/30 Seven Fun and Engaging Video Projects for the ESL Classroom – Are your ESL students doing video projects? They probably should. @EmergingEdTech @garybartanus

8/30 Need jobs? Get robots, and education right. Robotics and AI will generate far more high-quality jobs than the onerous tasks it will render obsolete. @Farshchi @techcrunch @Spkmall @VersariPartners

8/29 How Early Must Foreign Language Learning Begin? The answer is around three or four, which means that it’s up to parents. Good luck. @14priyankagupta @etr_in @etr

8/26 This teen is making slime to put herself through college. What is your kid doing? @ContrarianStoic

8/26 New research shows one kind of teenage friendship is more likely to result in a happier, healthier adulthood. Can you guess what it is? Share with your kids. @jandersonQZ @qz

8/26 Jobs That Don’t Make Sense Anymore – This is a funny way to learn about how jobs come and go. @gloveandboots

8/26 AP CS Graph
Girls set AP Computer Science record…skyrocketing growth outpaces boys. Over 29,000 female students took an AP CS exam this year, which is more than the entire AP CS exam participation in 2013. What are your girls doing? @codeorg

8/26 This teen is making slime to put herself through college. What is your kid doing? @ContrarianStoic

8/26 New research shows one kind of teenage friendship is more likely to result in a happier, healthier adulthood. Can you guess what it is? Share with your kids. @jandersonQZ @qz

8/26 Jobs That Don’t Make Sense Anymore – This is a funny way to learn about how jobs come and go. @gloveandboots

8/25 The Four Freshmen on the BBC July 2012 – I’m seeing Mike Love and the Beach Boys today (8/25/2017) at the NY State Fair. They own it all to the Four Freshmen. @chazcone

8/22 Love Coffee? Why That’s a Good Thing – This is great news for someone like me who starts every day with a cup or two of Joe. @katbrooking @WebMD @jrkuhns

8/21 Here are 11 ways to increase serotonin in the brain (naturally) – These all work for me. How many do you do? @ideas @Lachybe

8/21 What’s one secret to longevity? According to psychologist Susan Pinker, it’s not a sunny disposition or a low-fat, gluten-free diet, it turns out that close personal relationships and face-to-face interactions matter most. @susanpinker @TEDTalks @AdaptNowEditors

8/21 Manoush Zomorodi: How boredom can lead to your most brilliant ideas – Just another very cool TED Talk you should try to fit into your life. @manoushz @TEDTalks

8/19 How To Forgive – This is a good lesson for all of us. @TheSchoolOfLife

8/17 A Classroom Economy Students & Teachers Love – Expensive prize box maintenance, complex class rewards systems, and the management of brag tags are not this teacher’s deal. @garybartanus @WeAreTeachers

8/17 Five Ways Medical Virtual Reality Is Already Changing Healthcare – Virtual Reality started its fascinating take-over of health care for the greatest pleasure of patients and doctors alike. Here are five great examples of medical VR transforming patient lives and how doctors work. @Berci @InsightBrief

8/17 Successful Online Education in K–12 Requires Accountability – A new proposal from the state of Virginia has the potential to create more access to education. @megbcortez @EdTech_K12

8/16 Great Picture Books to Inspire Hope in the World – Is hope part of your school’s curriculum? @pernilleripp @SolutionTree

8/16 Wave hello to Kano’s latest learn-to-code tool, a gesture controller. These are mostly words from a nine-year-old. @TeamKano @TechCrunch @ingridlunden

8/15 Seven Super Screencasting Activities for Schools – Teachers can use this for flipped videos and students can use it for projects. @EricCurtis @AysinAlp1 @ericcurts

8/15 Three Reasons I Want My Learning To Be Animated – Good animations can be powerful for learning. @TheTechRabbi @explainevrythng @garybartanus

8/14 The spellbinding art of human anatomy – This TED Talk by Vanessa Ruiz shows the human anatomy as you have never seen it. @streetanatomy @TEDMED @TEDTalks

8/14 8/14 26 YouTube shortcuts everyone should know – You can even loop a video for a kiosk or Parent’s Night video. I wish I would have known this a long time ago. @ericcurts @AysinAlp1

8/13 Ten Reasons to Pilot Genius Hour This Year – Is anyone trying this in your school? Be sure to watch the short [1:42] animation. @spencerideas @ajjuliani @Jonharper70bd

8/13 Five Tech Tools Every Professor Should Use Now – K-12 teachers should check them out too. @jamessturtevant @EngNorman @PearDeck @markbarnes19

8/12 National Geographic Videos for Your Next Lesson – Also be sure to get the free eBook on teaching with VR. @ClassTechTips @NatGeo @multiteach

8/12 8/12 This Is Augmented Reality, This Is Virtual Reality – If you or your students don’t know the difference Mr. Byrne is here to help. He also previews free apps you can get for each. @rmbyrne @PBSKIDS @googlevr

8/11 The Mona Lisa Isn’t Famous Because It’s A Great Painting. Learn how it became so famous in this cute animation. @adamconover @TruTV

8/10 This Optical Illusion Is Breaking Our Brains. The Café Wall illusion has been around for a while, but this new version takes the effect to new heights. @martinstaylor

8/10 Eleven Ways You Can Succeed With Zero Talent – Even if you have talent these qualities are necessary. @LollyDaskal @Inc @SitAtTheTable

8/10 Thinking of Disinfecting Your Sponge? It’ll Do More Harm Than Good. See if you or your students/kids can figure out why before reading on. @shaunacysays @mental_floss @StumbleUpon

8/10 Glenn Campbell Obit – This guy was an amazing musician from a humble background. He backed Sinatra, Dean Martin, Nat King Cole, Elvis, Rick Nelson, The Beach Boys, and The Mammas and the Pappas. He was a Beach Boy for a while all before he was famous. His dad was a sharecropper and he was one of 12 kids. This a good read. Enjoy. @GlenCampbell @NewWestTim @nytimes

8/9 Four Teaching Moves That Promote A Growth Mindset In All Readers – Teaching a growth mindset is vital, here’s how. @Kschwart @MindShiftKQED

8/9 Forrester’s Top 15 Emerging Technologies To Watch, 2017 – 2021 – This is good learning for students and teachers alike. @forbes @nancyrubin @ipfconline1

8/8 Some Pretty Cool Science Is Gonna Happen During The Eclipse. Also, be sure to get the GLOBE Observer Eclipse App so you can do some real science. @FiveThirtyEight @NASA

8/5 People with creative personalities really do see the world differently. This will help you better understand creativity. @drsmillie @ConversationUS @jenhegna @wef

8/4 Special forces test out ‘Boba Fett’ combat helmet. This is an amazing piece of technology. @SamChristie86 @nypost

8/4 Magician Explains How A Few Common Stage Illusions Work — And Why He Always Has A Backup Plan. There is great learning here. @davidkwong

8/4 If Everyone Ate Beans Instead of Beef – Beans are cheap, a good source of protein, and you can make them taste like anything. @jameshamblin @TheAtlantic

8/4 Should You Pee on Your Lawn? Believe it or not this is a good science lesson that might interest some kids. Also, check the chemical composition of urine. @PopMech

8/2 The ages you’re the smartest at everything throughout your life – Some abilities, like the ability to read others’ emotions or do basic arithmetic, don’t arrive until middle age or beyond. @skyegould @erbrod @businessinsider @finleyjd

8/2 Being forgetful may actually mean your brain is functioning properly. The part of the brain associated with memory- the hippocampus, is just making room for more important details. @ideas @DrLynneKenney @mindyourbr

8/2 College Board, Khan Academy to Offer Free AP Test Prep. If you know anyone getting ready to take AP courses, see that they get this. @cgewertz @educationweek @DrLynneKenney @NNSTOY

8/1 Five tips for powerful public speaking, according to TED Talk coaches @NatalieDaher7 @courtwrites @tdufu @VanessaValenti

7/30 A long-shot Google search exposed Ole Miss’ escort-service bombshell. It’s too easy to get caught now if you do something you shouldn’t. Hope your students and staff can learn from this mistake. @MarkWSanchez @NYPostSports

7/29 Tech Buddies: Building Technology Skills Through Peer Teaching. See the learning on both sides in this short video [5:03] as fifth graders teach computer skills to first graders. @edutopia @Romdhanifaten @actionhero

7/28 A Virtual Amusement Park About Molecules – The purpose of the site is to provide elementary school and middle school students with an introduction to the properties of atoms and molecules. @Molecularium @rmbyrne

7/27 A solar eclipse is coming to America. Here’s what you’ll see where you live. Just enter your zip code and you will see an animation with start, maximum, and end times. Also, check the short video from NASA at the bottom. @caseymmiller @ryanmark @B_resnick @voxdotcom

7/27 Robots have been taking our jobs for 50 years, so why are we worried now? Ultimately, it will be up to us to define whether the robotic workforce will work for us, with us, or against us. @wef

7/27 Someday You Could Swallow This Wireless Robot Like A Pill. Battery-free robots are here–and they’re poised to affect everything from design to medicine. @kschwabable @FastCoDesign @JamesRoy @SoonSpeaks

7/26 Using “Wrote My Way Out” From Hamilton With Students (Including Writing Prompt). This might help motivate some students. @Larryferlazzo

7/26 Coding for Kids — How to Get Started – In today’s digital age, knowing how to code can be likened to being able to read. There are lots of great resources here.

7/26 These are the top 10 emerging technologies of 2017. – I have never heard of some of these. @ollycann @wef @nancyrubin

7/26 The Complete Guide to MLA Format & Citations – Here is an in-depth overview of MLA format citing. It includes information related to MLA citations, plagiarism, proper formatting for in-text and regular citations, and examples. They also have a page on APA format. @Grammarly

7/25 How to Get a Stronger Wi-Fi Signal – With these five tips, you’ll find the perfect place for your router and enjoy better service. Have the kids in your house read this and then evaluate your situation. @DonnaTapellini @ConsumerReports @nancyrubin @TIME

7/24 Top 5 Classroom Layouts for Engaged Learning – What do the layouts look like in your school? @HackClassrooms @Medium @irasocol @Ruizpdx

7/24 SAT Practice from Khan Academy & Turnitin Revision Assistant – Class Tech Tips – If you’re looking for SAT practice resources to share with students there are two great tools you’ll want to check out. @ClassTechTips @SimpleK12

7/23 How Much Failure is Success? Allowing students to fail is not letting them down. It’s building them up. @DrCSJones @impactfulcoach @alienearbud

7/23 Four Work-Life Questions To Ponder On Vacation This Summer – Print this out and take it someplace without any Wi-Fi. @abmarkman @teamleap @AmplifyTalent

7/23 16 Secrets to Being Exceptionally Likable – Likable people are humble enough to know that they are not better than anyone else but they are wise enough to know they are different from the rest. @LollyDaskal @Inc @MarkSBabbitt

7/22 11 Secret Habits of Straight-A Students Even Post-Grads Will Want to Steal – How many do your kids have? @readersdigest @MJasonHouck

7/22 Finding Your Happy Place Along the Problematic Personalized Learning Continuum – Personalized learning is modern education jargon and yet its exact definition is rather elusive. @MsMagiera @EdSurge @WickedDecent @mpowers3

7/21 Students are Better Off without a Laptop in the Classroom. They are vital tools, but may not help during class. @cmaytic @sciam @POsroff @NYSAPE

7/21 The Immigration Effect – There’s a Way for President Trump to Boost the Economy by Four Percent, But He Might Not Like It. Be sure to explore the interactive nature of the graph. @lenagroeger @ProPublica

7/21 100 Education Hashtags for Teachers and EdLeaders – If you are not following any it’s time to get started. @ErkDay @Getting_Smart @leighmragsdale @woodard_julie

7/20 When To Trust A Story That Uses Unnamed Sources – Part 1 and Part 2 – When major papers put out a story based on one unnamed source you have to wonder. All high school students and their parents should read this. @perrybaconjr @FiveThirtyEight-

7/19 Join This Infectiously Enthusiastic Dork As He Completes His Unicycle Trip Across All Of China. This is charming and intesting. @WorldUnicycle

7/18 Igniting Student Engagement: A Roadmap for Learning – There are some good resources here. @JMcCarthyEdS @edutopia

7/17 Critics call NY state’s plans to rate schools based on racial, ethnic group performance dangerous and confusing. My problem is that the people in the groups are hardly homogeneous. Whites from Spain and blacks from the Carribean are both Hispanics, for example. @dabrighenti @ChalkbeatNY @demeka03 @edu_post @EdTrustNY

7/16 Ten Tips to Teach Yourself Design & Boost Your Design Skills – Share with art students and teachers you know. @sawarams @canva

7/15 Four Facts About AP, IB Test Scores for Parents – Share with any paresnt you know who have high school kids. @alipannoni @USNewsEducation @adamsteaching

7/13 a href=”http://bit.ly/2tLPmTz”>Ten Charts That Compare the Relative Strength of the U.S. and Russia – It’s no contest, but you wouldn’t guess that from what the media says. @reason @trey1432

7/13 An 18-Year-Old Girl Died From a Synthetic Opioid She Bought Online. A fatal overdose leads detectives into the Dark Web, where lab-created opioids are bought with Bitcoin. It’s a bit long but you can get the main ideas easy. Scroll down to check out other graphs. Share with anyone you love. @NigelJaquiss @wweek

7/13 Immersive Tech, Virtual Reality Market to Soar Worldwide. The number of K-12 students using various “immersive” technologies worldwide is poised to soar over the next few years. I’ve seen predictions like this before that never panned out. Never the less, you should explore it. Let your students help. @EdWeekSCavanagh @EdMarketBrief

7/12 Cassini Saturn’s Grand Finale Toolkit – This mission ends on 9/15/2017. Here is the latest. @CassiniSaturn
3D Pen

7/12 3Dmate Design Mat for 3D Printing Pen – This is a Kickstarter site for a mat that can help you make things with a 3D pen. Start by getting a 3D pen for your school’s maker space. @the3dmate @3Doodler @kickstarter

7/12 Coffee can be part of a healthy lifestyle, new studies show. This has to be good news for a lot of educators and parents. It is for me. @LaVarsovienne @josephmjamison @NBCNews @todayshow

7/10 EdTech Reboot: Recharge + Energize Your Instruction is an indepth, hands-on 4 week course that transforms educators and their classroom from tech-sort-of to tech-savvy. @ClassTechTips

7/10 These drones can plant 100,000 trees a day. Be sure to watch the short [1:57] animation. Lot’s of learning here. @EdmondCharlotte @wef @JHrzic @jenhegna

7/10 This New Data Will Make You Rethink How You Write Headlines. Here are 10 ways to write headlines that will get more attention. @larrykim @Inc

7/9 The Benefits of Being Open-Minded: An Open-and-Shut Case – Check to see how you rate when it comes to being open-minded. @FSonnenberg

7/9 What Is an Infographic and How Is it Different from a Data Visualization? These visuals are easily confused with other forms, despite having their own unique history, design, and purpose. @vismeapp

7/9 11 Books To Further an Innovators Mindset – These all look pretty good. Thanks to George Couros @gcouros

7/8 This Awesome Periodic Table Tells You How to Actually Use All Those Elements. This is some great real-world science learning. @BecCrew @ScienceAlert @jeff_scott2

7/8 15+ Ways of Teaching Every Student to Code (Even Without a Computer) – 90% of parents in the U.S. want their children to learn computer science but only 40 percent of schools teach it. These resources can help teachers who are learning themselves. @coolcatteacher @edutopia @Romdhanifaten

7/8 Google Earth comes to the classroom with new educational tours and lesson plans. The new version of Google Earth (6/27/2017) introduced a feature called Voyager, offering a showcase of guided tours. @sarahintampa @TechCrunch @thadhaines @E_Sheninger

7/8 Careers in Computer Engineering: A Guide to In-Demand Specialties, Employers, and Skills – Computer Engineering is a driving force behind innovation and technologies that are changing the world. @CompSciOnline

7/6 These Five Alarming Stats Show Just How Bad the Average American Eats. How does your diet and your kids’ diets stack up? @STACKMedia

7/5 For a More Creative Brain, Take Breaks on Purpose. Your brain needs downtime to remain creative and generate its most innovative ideas. @Alltopstartups @TheMissionT

7/5 PBS Show Will Teach Preschoolers How To Think Like Computers. Some education thought leaders are ready to beat computers at their own game by teaching people to think like intelligent machines. @mraspinall @EdSurge

7/5 Five Reasons Why Entrepreneurs Don’t Thrive in School – Some entrepreneurs are better off skipping the formal education route. @matthewtoren @Entrepreneur @gcouros @ajjuliani

7/5 Getting Started with Scratch and Makey Makey – Makey Makey, an invention kit that turns anything that conducts electricity into a touch pad. Scratch is a FREE visual programming language developed by MIT. @KarlyMoura @msgriffscorner @ffoxworth

7/3 The Storytelling Journey Of ‘Inside Out’ Is As Fascinating As The Pixar Movie Itself. This 12:50 video would be great for a lot of English/writing classes. @michaeltuckerla @Storymeg @DisneyPixar @squarespace

7/3 Athlete Poop Won’t Improve Your Athletic Performance. Fecal transplants are a thing. When antibiotics don’t work for Clostridium difficile infections, scientists might treat it with a literal poop transplant. @RyanFMandelbaum @PAYOLETTER

7/3 Twelve Striking Tendencies of Creative People – I have most of these but I’m never board. How about you? @PegFitzpatrick @RebekahRadice

7/2 How Ping Pong Balls Are Made – Take a tour inside the production and testing process at the Double Happiness table tennis ball factory. @ittfworld @BoingBoing

7/2 How to Avoid Confirmation Bias at Work – Avoiding confirmation bias starts with paying attention to how you interact with information. @MindfulOnline @DanielGolemanEI

7/2 This One Habit Can Help Make You Smarter – Can you improve everything you do by 1%? @jwfell @james_clear @Entrepreneur

6/30 A Super Simple Explanation Of How Sinkholes Form – This is an excellent science lesson. @Grady_Hillhouse @blueapron @bikerchrisuk

6/30 Nine Places You Can Learn How to Code for Free – Coding isn’t just for the super geeks anymore–it’s super valuable for anyone. @larrykim @Inc

6/30 Students Say They Are Not as Tech Savvy as Educators Assume. While they may be tech savvy about some things their parents aren’t, don’t assume that they are up to speed on everything they need to do well in college. @alexstubenbort @EdSurge

6/29 The Six R’s of Revising Your First Draft – This is good advice for students, educators, and parents. @XterraWebEditor @KickingWKelly

6/28 Assembling Your Personal Board of Advisors – n today’s complex environment, one mentor is no longer sufficient. How many do you and your students have? @kekram @ndmielke @mitsmr

6/28 Rogue Valedictorian – Listen to this short [5:42] valedictory speech that mocks the system that got him there. @mssackstein @edweekteacher

6/26 Where Do US Teacher Salaries Really Go the Furthest? There are some interesting graphs here to share with your students. @mjwints @EdSurge @pammoran @Getwannabe

6/26 MakerDads Makes ‘Strong’ Father Engagement Investment w/ New Innovative Partnership. You can be a maker mom too. @Joe_Mazza @mamabooch1

6/26 Three Powerful Ways To Stay Positive – If you find yourself indulging negative thoughts you need to read this. @talentsmarteq @MarkSBabbitt @wef

6/25 Seven Tips for Teaching News Literacy to Eight- to 12-Year-Olds – With talk of “fake news” most everywhere and lots of great media literacy resources for students of all ages, practitioners may be asking: How young can kids be to start learning about news media? @dcoopermoore @sljournal @LibrarianMsG

6/22 Eight Good Productivity Apps for the Mac – They will help you stay organized and get things done effectively. Have eight people each check one out. @medkh9 @mskiwifruit

6/20 English Language Learners: How Your State Is Doing? There a a number of informative graphs here. Have your students analyze them. @npr_ed @dembinskis

6/20 13 Worst Foods in Your Fridge – Infographic – The idea here is to avoid foods with added sugar, salt, and excessive calories. I certainly do. @phwlife

6/19 Six Ways to Help Students Understand Math – There’s little benefit in students recalling a formula or procedure to prepare for an assessment tomorrow only to forget the core concept by next week. @MathWithMatthew @edutopia @courosa

6/19 The 100 Websites That Rule the Internet – This is a pretty cool infographic that students and teachers might like. @DBaker007 @adamsconsulting @cgledhill

6/18 Teaching With Trading Cards – Big Huge Labs and Read Write Think offer trading card templates to create a set of trading cards about characters in a novel, people of historical significance, or places in geography lessons. @BigHugeLabs @RWTnow @rmbyrne

6/18 An Internet Guide for Kids – If you want your kids to understand how the Internet works, get the free ebook. @tlcinc75 @rmbyrne

6/17 Literacy Through Photography for English-Language Learners – Photography can support literacy in several ways. @biattah @edutopia @pragmaticmom

6/17 Eight Ways Technology Is Improving Your Health – This would be good reading for any health class as well as parents. @phwlife

6/17 What’s Getting Funded In EdTech? How does this compare with what your school is funding? @14priyankagupta @etr_in

6/17 Summer Bucket List — 100 Fun Ideas for Families! I bet most families can do most of these. Post the list and cross them off as you do them. @TheMommaDiaries @dadofdivas

6/16 50 Books Recommended by This Year’s TED Speakers – This should help with your summer reading list. @EntryLevelRebel @Inc @skylarclouds @hootsuite

6/16 Three Free Map Creators – Is it time for your students to make some maps @TeacherJenCarey @rmbyrne

6/15 Eleven online summer camps to keep kids learning while school’s out – Also be sure to focus on play and exercise. @CarolineKnorr @eschoolnews @dalstonEDU @ThompsonMSNJ

6/14 12 Tools That Made The Biggest Difference In One Teacher’s Teaching This Year – There are so many digital tools available today to promote student learning in the classroom. The task is in figuring out what you need for your classroom. @Rdene915 @JamesRoy

6/14 All the Ways Apple’s iOS 11 Will Change Your iPhone – Apple will roll out iOS 11 this fall, with a host of new features. Read this to get ready. @liamstack @nytimes @Larryferlazzo

6/14 12 Book Recommendations for EdTech Coaches – These books will have you counting down the days until school is back in session because they’re so inspiring. @Katie_M_Ritter @amgonza

6/13 Delta, Bank of America pull Public Theater sponsorships over Trump-like Julius Caesar. This might be a good discussion topic for English classes. What do your students think? @yankee_MSU @nypost

6/10 Six Types of Classroom Video Projects – And 18 Video Creation Tools – How much vidoe production is taking place in your school? @rmbyrne

6/10 Too Much Busyness is Counterproductive. You Need to Schedule Breaks on Purpose. I always avoided passing the point of diminishing returns as a principal. @Alltopstartups @Medium

6/10 Your Ultimate Guide for Learning Any Skill Faster and Better – How many of these seven steps do you and your students follow? @ellekaplan @LexionCapital @medium

6/10 Nine Skills You Need On Your Resume In 2017 – They aren’t all necessary, but they can all be helpful. @digg

6/8 Want to Be Happier and Less Stressed? Here Are 6 Strategies to Taking on Any Challenge. Would you like to make things easier on yourself? @marissalevin @Inc @iownjd

6/8 41 More Books Worth Reading – The ones I’ve read are all good. Also check out my book summaries for summer reading ideas. @aaron_hogan

6/8 10 Tips To Help You Become A TEDx Speaker – If you get a chance to do one you should check these tips. Consider having students do short talks. @dina_pestonji @Larerbloggen @BMcHawk

6/8 Creative Advice From One of Music’s Top Songwriters: It’s OK to Suck. Expect to suck some of the time. Just keep trying. @kcifeanyi @FastCompany @jrkuhns

6/7 How Making Kindness a Priority Benefits Students – This makes sense to me. @LindaFlanagan2 @MindShiftKQED @drfurman

6/6 After graduation, valedictorians aren’t the most likely to succeed. Wanting to be one doesn’t seem to be a reasonable goal. @qz

6/6 Sleep Shrinks the Brain’s Synapses to Make Room for New Learning – During sleep, the connections between brain cells, undergo massive shrinkage. This makes room for learning new memories. Make sure all of your students know this regardless of age. @BaharGholipour @sciam @thinkschools

6/6 Meditators Have Younger Brains. New research from the UCLA School of Medicine’s Department of Neurology shows that long-term meditators have younger brains, with higher concentrations of tissue in the brain regions most depleted by aging. @BGraceBullock @MindfulOnline @desautels_phd

6/6 Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg, and Barack Obama all recommend Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind. This sounds good. I just bought it from Audible. @businessinsider @nancyrubin

6/5 Gary Kasparov shares his vision for a future where intelligent machines help us turn our grandest dreams into reality. He is the former world chess champion who lost to the computer Deep Blue in 1997. @Kasparov63 @HRF

6/5 “A Friend of a Friend” Is No Longer the Best Way to Find a Job. what job seekers found most useful were people who could talk knowledgeably and convincingly about what the applicant was like as a worker and colleague. @HarvardBiz @HBRexchange @nancyrubin

6/4 Four Virtual Reality Videos About Antarctica – Thanks to The New York Times VR app (available for iOS and Android) we can now experience parts of Antarctica in virtual reality. Also play the Antarctic Food Web Game. @rmbyrne @nytimes @wgbh

6/2 Comparing An iPhone 7 Camera To A $100,000 Hollywood-Grade Camera – Share with art teachers and students you know. @potato_jet @GothTropNonStop

6/2 Proof That English Is A Dumb And Nonsensical Language – English students should love this. Be sure to pause at 1:46 to see the list of how every letter except one can be silent. @jujcianciolo @likecool

5/31 Ten Weapons That Changed the History of Warfare – This is an excellent history lesson as it spans historic eras. Have your kids guess what they are first. @toptenz @GuyKawasaki

5/30 ‘Plant Factories’ Churn Out Clean Food in China’s Dirty Cities. Using vertical agriculture, they don’t need pesticides and can use less chemical fertilizers. They also don’t have to deal with polluted soil and air. @business

5/30 Vegetables You Can Easily Grow In Your Apartment From Scraps – This looks like a great activity for young children. You can also regrow herbs in tin cans. @tasty

5/29 Nine Ways to Become More Creative in the Next Ten Minutes – Some of these are worth a try for you and your kids. @WarrenWhitlock @VeryOchen @AndyLittlefield

5/29 Longer Recess, Stronger Child Development. With an hour-long recess, elementary schools can help children develop through increased creative play, authentic SEL, and adequate physical regulation. @Timbernook @edutopia @getwhatugive

5/28 Learn about dinosaur extinction theories in two minutes. Share with science teachers and students you know. @bmaranzani @HISTORY

5/28 Citation Machine™ automatically generates citations in MLA, APA, Chicago, Turabian, and thousands more! This would help beginners and veterans alike. @Grammarly

5.28 A Secret Weapon Against Zika and Other Diseases – We could stop a lot of insect-born diseases faster if only the government would get out of the way. @TEDTalks @Dotbethune @Emils72

5/27 Teaching Students to De-Stress Over Testing – This is a good idea, but if tests cause all of these problems, why don’t we just get rid of them. There are other ways to assess student learning. @SarahDSparks @educationweek

5/27 Epic Highway 1 Landslide, Before and After – This interactive picture allows you great before and after looks. It will take months to fix the 1/3 mile that is buried. This is by far the worst we’ve ever seen.” @LauraMallonee @WIREDPhoto

5/27 The Side Hustle School – Let Yann Girard teach you to create multiple streams of income. @girard_yann

5/27 Albert – Learn anything through interactive practice. College math and science, Advanced Placement®, SAT®, ACT®, GRE®, GMAT®, literature, social science, history, and more. @KarolineSledz

5/26 A school’s smooth one to one rollout – It won’t be long before all schools go 1:1. This could be valuable to schools who haven’t yet. @BCSDplamoreaux @DA_magazine @Zalaznick @TenMarks

5/26 TED Talk Meets Global Education: Keeping Your Kid’s Head in the Clouds – Are kids you know listening to TED Talks? They should. @drrodberger @jimpknight

5/25 Seven Lessons About Electricity – One of my most memorable elementary school science lessons included all of us creating working circuits with multiple switches to illuminate light bulbs. @SciShowKids @TED_ED @BrainStuffHSW @_minutephysics @rmbyrne

5/24 Do Digital Games Improve Children’s Math Skills? This is a very cool story. Here is the link to the game. It could be addictive. @madeline_will @EdWeekTeacher @educationweek

5/24 Happiness research shows the biggest obstacle to creativity is being too busy. Is seems that relaxation is better for creativity than angst. @emmaseppala @qz @poida @wef

5/24 What Is an Infographic? And How Is it Different from a Data Visualization? This is some you need to know. @vismeapp

5/24 Which States Have The Smallest Gender Gap In STEM Occupations? Maryland has the smallest STEM gap with 2.1 men for every woman. The state with the largest gap is Utah at 4.5. How is your state doing? @investzen @mamarhie

5/23 How does your body process medicine? This animation should work for upper elementary on up. @TED_ED @rmbyrne

5/22 A Tour of the New Google Earth – Educators and students should watch this short [7:08] video. You can also go Everybody Lies, But Google May Know the True You. I am listening to this book now and it is an eye opener. I got it at Audible. @SethS_D @bigthink @audible_com

5/20 Ten Ways to Use Google Earth in Your Classroom – A couple of weeks ago Google released the new web-based version of Google Earth (take a tour of it here). The older desktop version of Google Earth is still available for free as well. @rmbyrne @NatalieMcKalip @BookCreatorApp

5/18 When Wolves Return to the Wild Everything Changes. Top predators like wolves have a powerful effect on their ecosystems, and if they are taken away, a strange phenomenon can happen. @BBCEarth @m_m_campbell

5/18 Crashing A 1998 Toyota Into A 2015 Toyota Shows How Far Car Safety Has Advanced. This is a good science lesson as well. @ANCAPsafety @ynibasiso @Toyota

5/17 Math in the Real World – From what I’ve seen, there isn’t enough of this in today’s schools. @EconEdLink @council4econed @rmbyrne

5/15 Children Who Sleep More Get Better Grades. How are students you know doing? Do they even know this? @Lynch39083 @techedvocate @ArdolinoMichael

5/15 What Does It Mean to Prepare Students for a Future With Artificial Intelligence? Time for you school to figure out how to address AI. @JennyAbamu @HigherEdSurge

5/15 Five Ways Medical Virtual Reality Is Already Changing Healthcare – There are also some cool videos here. @Berci @pammoran

5/14 Why you think you’re right, even when you’re wrong. Explore the scout and soldier mindsets with decision-making expert Julia Galef. @juliagalef @annaparini @TEDTalks @skylarclouds

5/14 Malcolm Gladwell: Here’s why you should slow down and do less. His principal observation about why other writers fail is that they are in too much of a hurry. @CatClifford @matthew_gross @CNBCMakeIt @Gladwell @nancyrubin @evankirstel

5/13 A Stanford researcher’s 15-minute study hack lifts B+ students into the As. Share with students you know. @jandersonQZ @qz

5/13 Why Mastering Excel Is Still The Fastest Way To Advance Your Career – Make sure that students and job seekers you know read this. @digg

5/13 17 iPad tips and secrets you’ll use – I didn’t know many of these cool tricks. @jonnyevans_cw @computerworld @JamesRoy @BookCreatorApp

5/10 Nine ways to increase your emotional intelligence – Again, how do you rate here? @talentsmarteq @wef @MarkSBabbitt

5/10 What can you and your kids make from an IKEA bag? This could become a creative project at your house or school. Yes, that is a picture of a wearable thong. @nypost

5/10 Nine Things That Are Holding You Back From Success – Are any holding you back? @LollyDaskal @Inc

5/10 Mentally Strong People: The 13 Things They Avoid – This is great advice. Be sure to rate yourself using these criteria. @Cher

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