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4/24 The master’s degrees that give the biggest salary boost—up to 87% more money – Students should probably know this before they pick there undergraduate major. @AbigailJHess @CNBCMakeIt

4/24 Elon Musk talks about Twitter, Tesla, and how his brain works — live at TED2022 – This is a 55-minute interview, but it’s worth it. This guy probably has a better view of the future than we do. @elonmusk @TEDTalks @TEDchris

4/24 Drones Have Transformed Blood Delivery in Rwanda. The autonomous aircraft have shuttled blood to rural, mountainous areas for years. A new analysis proves they’re faster than driving. @laxmevy @WIRED

4/24 Your bad attitude about aging could add 7.5 years to your life. In the new book “Breaking the Age Code: How Your Beliefs About Aging Determine How Long & Well You Live,” Becca Levy draws on decades of research and interviews to show how positive age beliefs are key to enjoying our golden years — and maintaining our health. @BeccaLevyPhD @haleyslone @TheShineApp

4/22 Self-starting siphons – This is a cool science lesson for upper elementary on up. Have your kids build one using only flexi straws. @CuriosityShow

4/22 The Best Bike Accessories – Here is everything you need to turn your two-wheeler into a killer commuter, errand bike, or freedom machine. Like me, I suspect a lot of my readers are bikers. I used it to commute when I was principal. @WURED

4/21 How Trusses Work! If your kids are interested in building think, this guy’s videos will help. @PaulKassabian

4/21 Pinkcast 4.23. This is how to replace your to-do list with something way better. ALso be sure to read my summary of The Power of Regret: How Looking Backward Moves Us Forward by Daniel Pink @DanielPink

4/21 The role of technology in personalized learning – Today’s technology has merely added the fuel personalized learning needed to move into the mainstream. @K12DiveNews

4/20 For mRNA, Covid Vaccines Are Just the Beginning. With clinical vaccine trials for everything from HIV to Zika, messenger RNA could transform medicine—or widen health care inequalities. @amitkatwala @WIRED

4/20 Top 10 Skills of 2025: What They Mean For Facilitators and Learners – Can you and your students guess what they are? @ajjuliani

4/17 A Harvard nutritionist shares the No. 1 food she eats every morning to help her brain ‘stay sharp’ and ‘age well.’ I eat this food every morning as well and am very healthy. @DrUmaNaidoo @CNBCMakeIt

4/17 Watch Benjamin Franklin – All five hours are available to watch here. @KenBurns @PBS

4/17 Top Three Positive News Stories, APRIL 2022/a> – If the news you are watching makes you angry, stop watching it and subscribe to @ernest6words YouTube account. Share with your frients.

4/17 Spin Launch Technology 4K Animation That Could Beat SpaceX One Day This machine uses a large centrifuge to launch a rocket that turns on a second stage engine after the original launch. @spinlaunch @CommunitySpacex

4/16 Why Are There UPPERCASE and lowercase Letters? This is a good history lesson for upper elementary on up. @HarrisonHolt2

4/16 How To Make Restaurant-Style Roasted Vegetables At Home – Here’s why the roasted vegetables you eat in the restaurant always taste better than the home-cooked ones — and how to fix that. This may help your family eat more. @EthanChleb

4/15 Dogs Benefit From Vegan Diet More Than Conventional Diet. The debate over whether to feed your dog a vegan diet has been raging over recent years – but a new study has suggested that vegan diets may result in healthier pets. @etaKatetaKate @Independent

4/15 Small steps to make creativity part of your daily routine. These tips can help you commit to and deepen both your creative and spiritual practices. @J_CameronLive @MindShiftKQED

4/14 Photographer captures mind-blowing ‘5-hour close-up’ video of the Sun. I’ve never seen anything like this and I’m a big astronomy buff. @JamieHarrisTech @TheSun @nypost

4/14 America’s Highest Earners and Their Taxes Revealed – This is perhaps the most amazing data display I have ever seen. @paulkiel @ashnguuu @eisingerj @JeffErnsthausen @propublica

4/13 How To Make Butter At HomeArielle Johnson, a flavor scientist, reveals why making your own butter at home is such a deeply cathartic experience. This would be fun to try with your kids at home or in school. @ariellejjohnson @bonappetit @nomacph @MIT @UCDVEN

4/13 Using Collaborative Content Curation for Professional Development – Having teachers work together to seek out and evaluate potential new teaching materials is a valuable PD opportunity. @lindambrock @edutopia

4/13 Is Nuclear Power Green? Sabine Hossenfelder Sabine Hossenfelder is a Germän Physicist and the author of “Lost in Math” and “Existential Physics”. @skdh

4/12 The Discovery That Transformed Pi – This is an excellent math video that teachers in middle school and high school can use. @veritasium @lee_redden @TherealPindex @juanbenet

4/12 How Apple’s Monster M1 Ultra Chip Keeps Moore’s Law Alive. By combining two processors into one, the company has squeezed a surprising amount of performance out of silicon. My laptop has this chip and it’s amazing. @willknight @WIRED

4/12 Graphene in concrete is already changing the rules of the game in construction. Engineers have long dreamed of creating a wonderful material that can revolutionize construction. @Innovative_Tech

4/11 Experiencing College Success in High School – High school students can have huge contributions to real world problems. @tvanderark @Getting_Smart

4/11 The Gladiator Diet and the First Studies on Vegetarian Athletes – Comparing the diets of the Roman gladiator “barley men” and army troopers to the modern Spartans of today and meat-eating athletes are put to the test against veg athletes and even sedentary plant-eaters in feats of endurance. @nutrition_facts

4/10 The Deadliest Jet Fighter Of All Time – If you are into aircraft capability at all this will be fascinating. @infousaf

4/10 How we’re turning carbon waste into jet fuel (and everything else) – At LanzaTech, CEO Jennifer Holmgren and her team have engineered a unique technology that recycles carbon waste to create ethanol, which can then be used as a clean fuel, @TodaDogs @LanzaTech

4/10 Nine ways of Imaging Jeff Bezos’ Wealth – Data around billionaires’ true wealth is about as murky as swamp water. But that doesn’t mean we can’t try to wade through it. For more on translating numbers see my summary of Making Numbers Count by Chip Heath & Karla Starr. @MonaChalabi @nytimes @JeffBezos

4/9 Vanderbilt researchers using artificial intelligence to help basketball players improve their shots. The researchers used more than 50,000 hours of video to classify five different shot types: Free throw, catch and shoot, off the dribble, jab step fake, and step back shot. @Darrow89_ @FoxNews

4/9 The Math and Science of Baseball – If you have students who are excited about the start of the baseball season, try to capitalize on that enthusiasm with one of these educational resources. @rmbyrne @baseballhall @exploratorium @pbsteachers @kencen

4/7 The Cities, States And Countries That Are The Best At Wordle, Visualized – This is an excellent example of data visualization. @lead_mbradley @Digg

4/7 Russian oligarch yachts are fitted with helicopter hangars, submarines, and ‘anti-paparazzi’ tech. If you wondered how rich these guys are and have any interest in their boats, this is for you. @footballfacts @nypost

4/5 Tom Scott Tests Apple Airtag’s Ability To Stalk Someone And You’ll Be On The Edge Of Your Seat. This is a technology lesson, a nice tour of London, and an exciting and clever competition. @Mrwhosetheboss @tomscott @Displate

4/5 You’ll be injecting robots into your bloodstream to fight disease soon. You’ll be injecting robots into your bloodstream to fight disease soon. @mrgreene1977 @thenextweb

4/4 Digging in the Dirt: 4 Home Composters Reviewed and Rated – Turn food scraps into compost for your garden with one of these indoor, odor-free devices. Be sure to involve your kids in the gardening effort. @rbaguley @WIRED

4/4 No Doctor’s in the House. Johns Hopkins Engineers Building Robot Surgeon. In a high-tech lab on Johns Hopkins University’s Homewood campus in Baltimore, engineers have been building a robot that may be able to stitch back together with the broken vessels in your belly and at some point maybe your brain. @mercohn @baltimoresun

4/4 They’re putting guns on robot dogs now. Quadrupedal robots are one of the most interesting developments in robotics in recent years. They’re small, nimble, and able to traverse environments that frustrate wheeled machines. So, of course, it was only a matter of time until someone put a gun on one. @jjvincent @verge

4/4 Israeli bee tech startup Beewise pulls in $80m investment for robotic beehives. The funding round is led by Insight Partners; investors include a subsidiary of UAE sovereign wealth fund Mubadala Investment Company. @timesofisrael

4/3 What Really Ruins Your Batteries? It’s not fast charging, or any number of other myths. Find out what’s really happening inside of batteries. @MKBHD

4/3 Is There an Optimal Driving Speed that Saves Gas—and Money? Gasoline prices are over $4 a gallon at the pump. If you want to save some cash on your commute, maybe you need to slow down. @rjallain @WIRED

4/3 The Origins of the Seven Day Week – Unlike the day, the month, and the year, the seven-day week is an arbitrary construct and came into existence before The Bible was written. @HarrisonHolt2 @Atlas_VPN

4/2 Here’s Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About Why Russia Is Invading Ukraine. This explains a lot that you are not likely to hear on your news channels. It’s good for middle school on up. @RealLifeLore22

4/2 Three ways to use tech to find happiness – Behavioral scientist Mike Rucker details the problems and solutions around popular technology so you can maximize your happiness. @performbetter @FastCompany

4/1/2022 Switchblade: America’s Suicide Drone Used to Destroy Russian Tank. with enough of these Ukraine can keep Russin tanks from invading. This is very cool video. @AUAssociation

4/1/2022 What You Think You Know About Nuclear Waste Is Wrong. This inhibits the expansion of nuclear power which emits zero carbon dioxide. @Sci_Phile

3/31 Top 10 Countries With The Largest Oil Reserves – Have your students guess which ones they are before you show this. @uncovercbc

3/31 The 20 Best Mac Apps to Make Everyday Life Easier – MacOS may be the apple of your eye, but some of its stock apps are a little rotten. Take a bite of these third-party apps instead. MATT JANCER @Wired

3/30 Maple Syrup Sunday! And Maple Syrup Sundaes – See if you and your kids can tap a local maple tres and make some syrup. @rmbyrne @SciShowKids

3/30 Dear Duolingo: How do I become fluent in a new language? I’m a big Duolingo fan. I’m up to 589 consecutive days doing Duolingo Swedish and I’m way better. @YeahThatCindy @duolingo

3/29 Best Hydroponic System for Healthy Plants – People are starting to incorporate hydroponic systems into their own home gardens because it can help streamline the growing process while ensuring your plants grow organically. @happy_diyhome

3/28 Using Rubik’s cube to improve and evaluate robot manipulation – Researchers at the University of Washington have recently developed a new protocol to train robots and test their performance on tasks that involve object manipulation. @techxplore_com

3/28 Experiment, learn, adapt: Creative tips from Paul Sloane, lateral thinking facilitator and author – Open-mindedness and creativity are key not just for large-scale innovation but also in everyday life. Author Paul Sloane shares tips and examples of lateral thinking. @MadanRao @YourStoryCo

3/28 How to Navigate Online Mental Health Resources – Finding therapy and support can be confusing. Here are some tips on how to get help, from understanding insurance websites to keeping track of the bills. @juliecharnet @WIRED

3/27 How to Edit Your Videos in YouTube Studio – A fan wanted to know what Richard Byrne thought would be the simplest online tool for cropping the recording of a live stream. His suggestion was to use the editing tools that are built right into YouTube Studio. @rmbyrne

3/26 I only have 10 minutes to exercise. What’s the best workout to do? Whether you want to lose weight, de-stress or build strength, there’s a quick workout that will get you there. @StepItUpwSteph @todayshow

3/26 Learning Is A Sure Path To Happiness: Science Proves It. Plenty of research on happiness suggests it arises when we are generous, grateful, and connected with our people. But another lesser-known pathway toward happiness is learning, growing, and challenging ourselves in new ways. @TracyBrower108 @Forbes

3/26 Don’t Give Up on a Great Idea Just Because It Seems Obvious. Sometimes innovation is halted because the idea appears to be too obvious. We’re often convinced that someone else will come up with the same idea, so why waste the time and energy? @HarvardBiz
3/25 Everything You Need To Know About Composting At Home – This could be a cool home project to do with your kids. @ThisOldHouse @e_drostereinmi @techyover @sethbokelman

3/25 BBC Inside Science – This looks like a good science resource. Have your middle and high school kids explore it and see what they fine. @BBCScienceNews @BBCScienceClub @sciencefocus

3/25 The Basics of Protein by Dr Greger – Protein is kinda of important. This will help you and your kids know what you need to know. @nutrition_facts

3/25 The History of the Alphabet – There are far more languages than there are alphabets. This focuses on the Latin alphabet and it’s good late elementary on up. @HarrisonHolt2

3/25 How Does the Internet Work? This is a great learning video for adults and children alike. Make sure that you watch it with your kids or your class. @TheGYApod @voxdotcom

3/24 Seven Masturbation Myths That Need to Be Debunked Once and for All – Kids should know that it is normal and not bad for you. @EasyLifeHackers

3/23 Which iPhone Should You Buy (or Avoid) Right Now? Picking the right phone has gotten so much harder. Wired’s breakdown of Apple’s lineup can help. @JulianChokkattu @WIRED

3/23 Top Performers Have a Superpower: Happiness. A large-scale study found that well-being predicts outstanding job performance. @martin_seligman @EdDiener @mitsmr

3/22 Engineer Explains How You Can Make Oil And Water Mix And It’s Breaking Our Brains. This is good from upper elementary on up. @theactionlabman

3/22 I’m a hospice nurse and these are the top four regrets people have before they die. See if you and your kids can guess what they are before you look. @TheSun @nypost

3/22 Mapped: Global Happiness Levels in 2022 – There isn’t much surprise to me here, but this is a good geography lesson. @VisualCap

3/21 What does your running shoe wear pattern tell you? Your running shoes can tell a pretty good story of your running gait and how and where your body makes an impact with the ground. @marleydickinson @brooksrunning @canadianrunning

3/18 Logo for Australian government’s ‘Women’s Network’ roasted on social media. The logo for the Australian Prime Minister and Cabinet’s (PM&C) new “Women’s Network” – which is intended to promote gender equality – has instead been roasted online for its phallic appearance. @nataliebrownist @newscomauHQ @nypost

3/18 The James Webb Space Telescope mirrors are aligned!! This is a big deal. If you have been following this story you can see why this scientist is so excited. There is more to do so keep your fingers crossed. @drbecky_ @NASA

3/18 How the Dutch Created The Netherlands – The Dutch have already figured out how to deal with climate change. I think their engineers are probably recession-proof. This is a great lesson for middle school on up. @_geography_geek

3/14 DARPA’s RACER Program Sends High-Speed Autonomous Vehicles Off-Road . For the next three years, robotic vehicles will be pushing the limits of all-terrain racing. @BotJunkie @IEEESpectrum

3/14 Spending Money On Experiences Rather Than Things Creates More Happiness. I couldn’t agree more. I was flooded in 2011 and lost most of my stuff. I still have all of my memories of what I’ve done and where I have gone. @BrianDEvans @influencive

3/14 The 10 most innovative companies in North America in 2022 – You can also access the full 2022 list of Fast Company’s Most Innovative Companies, 528 organizations whose efforts are reshaping their businesses, industries, and the broader culture. @aprilmokwa @davidlidsky @FastCompany

3/12 Three Myths We’ve Busted On Vitamin C (Even We Were Surprised!) Vitamin C is often referred to as an “old-school” vitamin. It’s popular, it’s basic, it’s easy to understand…right? Not quite. @JasonWachob @mindbodygreen @breizh2008

3/12 I Watched Russian TV So You Don’t Have To. According to Russian state TV, Putin is the good guy. Many Russians believe it. Also, check out Olga Kahzan”s book Weird: The Power of Being an Outsider in an Insider World. @olgakhazan @theatlantic

3/11 How the Netherlands Helps Other Countries With Their Water Problems – The world will have to adapt to climate changes and engineers from the Netherlands will lead the way. If you know a student interested in this topic have them look into universities there. @_geography_geek @RareMapsClausen

3/11 The Winners Of The 2021 World Nature Photography Are Extraordinary. Any kid with a cellphone can be a nature photographer. Challenge your kids to do some nature photography. @jamescrugnale @wnphotoawards

3/11 Apple’s Mac Studio Is a Mightier Desktop for Creative Pros. The Mac Studio is a compact desktop PC powered by Apple’s newest processors. It gives you a lot of power for the price. @BStoly @WIRED

3/11 Why You Shouldn’t Swerve Around Deer (or Other Animals) in the Road. Since you don’t know which way the animal might go it’s best just to slow down. @BethSkw @lifehacker

3/10 Why America still uses Fahrenheit – This is what happens when you make changes voluntary. @dionlee__ @zackbeauchamp @monalalwani @voxdotcom

3/9 Why Corn-Based Ethanol Is Actually Worse For The Environment Than Gasoline – Here’s a breakdown of how America completely goofed on ethanol, a fuel that a recent study found to be a whopping 24 percent more carbon-intensive than gasoline. @jasonfenske13

3/9 Apple Event 3/8/2022 with updated iPhone SE, iPad Air, and new Macs – This takes a bit less than an hour, but is worth it. The best part for me is the new Mac Studio, an upgrade of the Mac Mini. @tim_cook @Apple

3/8 Which type of milk is best for you? Dive into the most popular milks— dairy, almond, soy and oat— to find out which is healthiest for you and for the planet. @JonathanThinks @gracecunning

3/8 How Robots Will Transform the 2020s – Over the next few years, more robots will be deployed into warehouses—the logistics market—than in all other application categories combined, including farming, medicine, and home use. @MarkPMills @reason
>3/7 Ten Solid Minutes of Geography & Culture Facts – Eight grade students helped put this video together. Maybe your middle and high school students will enjoy it. @_geography_geek

3/7 A businessperson’s guide to AI buzzwords – The exponential speed with which the fields of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning have advanced has been accompanied by their use as some of the most common buzzwords in business circles today. Students from high school on up should know this jargon too. @Medium

3/7 If You Know These Keyboard Shortcuts, You Won’t Need a Mouse. Knowing and using them can make you way more efficient. Somehow the author left out command Z for undo. @davidnield @WIRED

3/5 Why Can Osmium Float In This Liquid? This is a good science lesson for middle school on up. @theactionlabman

3/5 It’s Rocket Science! with Professor Chris Bishop – This is almost an hour long, but if any of your students from elementary on up are interested in rocket science this is for them. @riaus

3/4 Twelve predictions about the trends that will shape smart cities in 2022 – As local leaders continue to adapt to the tremendous changes that the past year brought, industry players, share how they anticipate cities will evolve. @cailincrowe @smartcitiesdive

3/4 Rewire Your Brain for Positivity and Happiness Using the Tetris Effect – Anyone who’s ever played the classic game of Tetris will know this. Whether on a clunky computer or Gameboy or the latest mobile device, we all know the game’s surreal ability to spill into real life. @smalter @lifehacker

3/3 Five groceries to always buy store brand, according to shopping experts: ‘You can save anywhere from 10% to 30%’ See if you can guess what they are. @Aditi_Shrikant @CNBC @voxdotcom @Grow_mag

3/2 Tiny robots made in Mexico to explore moon in scientific first. Five tiny robots designed and made in Mexico will blast off for the moon later this year, part of a first-of-its-kind scientific mission that envisions the two-wheeled bots scrambling across the lunar surface while taking sophisticated measurements. @Reuters @nypost

2/28 Can you outsmart the slippery slope fallacy? – Elizabeth Cox Dig into the slippery slope fallacy, which assumes that one step will lead to a series of events that lead to an extreme— often bad. @ElizabethCox24 @spookyjulie @TED_ED

2/28 Curious Kids: how do scientists read a person’s DNA? The information in your DNA is bunched into sections called genes. The genes are like sentences in an instruction manual. @ConversationUS @ConversationUK

2/28 Smart heating – what is it and how does it work? Take control of your home’s central heating and the money you spend on it by making it a ‘smart’ heating system. @idealhome

2/27 Rice, beans, and the “myth” of protein combining – Thanks to Fetch Rewards for sponsoring this video! Download Fetch now and use code RAGUSEA to get 3000 points on your first receipt. @aragusea @FetchRewards

2/27 Russian vodka pulled from shelves in US, Canada bars, liquor stores: ‘Every small thing makes a difference.’ What are liquor stores you use doing? If they still have Russian Vodka on the shelf share this with them. This is one way to do your part. @BrieStimson @FoxNews @nypost

2/26 How the 3-point line is breaking basketball – There is a good math lesson here for basketball fans. @BigEdVega @BridgettHenwood @voxdotcom

2/26 History vs. Cleopatra – Alex Gendler – The TedEd animation puts history on trail. Any social studies class the studies Egypt should show this. @Ad_Anderson @achilleselbow @PorkchopBob @teded

2/25 Are Microbes the Future of Recycling? It’s Complicated. An enzyme-based recycling technology is poised to go commercial, but questions about cost and scalability linger. @ulachrobak @undarkmag

2/25 Five Trends Farmers And Tech Companies Are Betting The Farm On – One of those key drivers that continue to change agriculture is artificial intelligence. @jennalee @Forbes

2/25 Olympic Medals per Capita – Small countries like Norway and Slovenia top this list with the US in 25th place and China dead last among those that won at least one medal. Consider letting your students analyze the reasons. @MedalsPerCapita

2/24 Why do we study Shakespeare? When I was in high school I studied a Shakespeare play every year. Now, thanks to the Common Core Standards, you are lucky to get one in four years. This short animation explains why you should take the Shakespeare challenge. There are four other parts that are all good. @GrooblesMedia @Shutterstock

2/24 Happiness Hack: This One Ritual Made Me Much Happier. A lack of close friendships may be hazardous to your health. @nireyal @PsychToday

2/24 The Smart Cities of the Future: 10 Must-Have Technologies – Smart cities have now become a reality of the present! Here are some of the must-have technologies in a smart city. @analyticsinme

2/22 Optical illusion of a moving white dot baffles the internet. If you follow the light grey spot around the circle for 30 seconds to one minute, you will notice that the other spots will eventually turn green. If you stare at the cross in the middle for the exact same time, the spots around the circle will disappear. @itsanamalam @TheDSun @nypost

2/22 The magic of Fibonacci numbers – Math is logical, functional and just … awesome. Mathemagician Arthur Benjamin explores hidden properties of that weird and wonderful set of numbers, the Fibonacci series. I’m learning Swedish so I added the Swedish subtitles. I also watched at half speed. Try it for the language you are working on. @IAQinGWN @TEDTalks

2/21 A Norwegian student found a boat launched by New Hampshire middle-schoolers in 2020. The remains of a mini boat launched by New Hampshire middle schoolers have been discovered by a sixth-grade student in Norway, 462 days and more than 8,300 miles later. @rachel_treisman @NPR

2/21 Real Friends or Deal Friends – Do you know the difference? Daniel Pink does a short (2:43) with Arthur Brooks on a key concept from his new book rom Strength to Strength: Finding Success, Happiness, and Deep Purpose in the Second Half of Life. @arthurbrooks @DanielPink

2/18 Take a Virtual Tour of the National Museum of Computing. The National Museum of Computing documents and celebrates the development of computers and computing. @tnmoc @rmbyrne

2/15 The best- and worst-paying college majors, five years after graduation Engineering degrees offer the biggest payday, according to the New York Federal Reserve’s latest study of salaries for recent college graduates. @MIKEWINTRS @CNBCMakeIt

2/13 The birds and the bees are just the beginning. Think you know a thing or two about sex? Think again. In this fascinating talk, biologist Carin Bondar lays out the surprising science behind how animals get it on. @carinbondar @TEDTalks

2/13 Mindfulness Is Key to Happiness in Modern Mental Health. Here is when Western psychology meets Eastern philosophy. @Shaykwon @PsychToday

2/12 Top Nine Free Beginner Tutorials for Machine Learning – Getting an introduction to basic Machine Learning concepts doesn’t have to be cumbersome or expensive. @kelseyfoster @hackernoon

2/11 The James Webb Space Telescope Is in Position. Now It’s Booting Up. After successfully launching and maneuvering the spacecraft, JWST researchers still have months of prep work to do before they can start taking pictures. @raminskibba @WIRED

2/11 Teen Jada Adams Is Prioritizing Happiness Over Everything. The 18-year-old found some challenges finishing her senior year during the pandemic, but she has learned some really crucial lessons on the meaning of happiness. @_TARYNitUP @huffpost @blackvoices

2/9 If You Want To Mathematically Destroy And Ruin ‘Wordle’ Forever, This Is The Most Optimal Way To Do It. If you are a wordle fan you should enjoy this. @3blue1brown

2/9 If You Know These Keyboard Shortcuts, You Won’t Need a Mouse. If you know the right tricks, you don’t need to lift your fingers up from the keys. This can make you much more efficient. @davidnield @WEIRD

2/8 Online Language Classes from Language Trainers – Study languages on your computer or mobile with their online classes. @langtrainers

2/6 What Is the Fibonacci Sequence and How Does It Relate to Architecture? The famous sequence of numbers became known as the “secret code of nature” and can be seen in the natural world in several cases. But, after all, how does this sequence relate to architecture? @ArchDaily

2/6 20 actually fun websites to learn something new – We’ve got the sites for you to improve your skills. (WARNING: This is an “F” word here, but it’s mostly tame. @TimMarcin @mashable

2/5/2022 The Copper Age Explained (The rise of civilization) This isn’t taught in most schools, but I think it should. A big reason copper was better than stone is that it could be recycled even though stone tools were sharper. @ExcuselessTitan Check out this guy’s YouTube channel.

2/5/2022 All about applying to a Ph.D. program – Are you passionately dedicated to a field? Do you wish to have the highest expertise and knowledge in a specialized field? And are you considering pursuing a Ph.D.? Wondering if you have enough experience to get into a Ph.D. program? Then, you must read these tips before signing up for a Ph.D. program. @ReachIvy

1/31 Your brain on video games, a TED Talk by Daphne Bavelier. How do fast-paced video games affect the brain? Step into the lab with cognitive researcher Daphne Bavelier to hear surprising news about how video games, even action-packed shooter games, can help us learn, focus and, fascinatingly, multitask. @Freyja_aLoL @LearnusUK

1/31 The Physics of the N95 Face Mask – You’ve seen them a million times. You might be wearing one right now. But do you know how they work to block a potentially virus-carrying respiratory blob? Science students from middle school on up should read this. @rjallain @WIERD

1/31 Here’s How An Experimental Tesla Model S Battery Could Revolutionize Electric Cars. This experimental battery got over 700 miles on a single charge. @ColdFusion_TV @FernandoDesign

1/31 Physics Professor Demonstrates How Inertia Works Using A Potato. Make sure any science teacher or student you know watches this very short video. @TAMUPhysAstr @TAMU

1/29 Here’s How McDonald’s French Fries Are Made. Anyone to eats and McDonal’s should watch this. I never eat there yet I found this to ve fascinating. I’m bet your kids would like it. @iibright_sideii @McDonalds

1/29 Now Physical Jobs Are Going Remote Too. Advances in artificial intelligence and other technology allow machines to be operated from far away. The trend could spell trouble for workers. @willknight @WIRED

1/28 Mindfulness Is Key to Happiness in Modern Mental Health. Although psychology is a field that has largely been developed and nurtured in the West, a lot has changed since Freud’s heyday and contemporary psychotherapies borrow many elements from Eastern practices such as mindfulness, @Shaykwon @PsychToday

1/28 Twenty best eco-friendly gifts – I always try to give people gifts that are consumable. I would add a nice bottle of wine and concert tickets to this list. @SaveTheStudent

1/27 Chipotle worker reveals how the famous guacamole is really made. Is it time for you and your kids to make some guacamole? They may want to leave out the onions and add something else so let them be creative. There are lots of basic recipes you can easily find online. @IbrahimSamantha @nypost @ChipotleTweets @TheChipotleGuy

1/27 Learn How To Tie 12 Useful Knots For Different Situations. You never know when you might need to show-off, or need some knots if a crisis arises — so why not learn a few new tricks today? This looks like good learning for kids too. @bright_side_me

1/26 When Did the Romans Become Italians? (Short Animated Documentary) This is very informative and cute. It’s good for upper elementary to adult. @HistMattersYT

1/26 NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope Reaches Final Destination. The $10 billion, truck-size observatory arrived at a spot about 1 million miles from Earth and now must be tested and calibrated before its scientific mission can begin. @MicahMaidenberg @WSJ

1/23 How To Do An Intense Full Body Workout At Home Without Any Equipment – This 10-minute, no equipment, workout will get you in shape without asking for too much. Learn how to tone your back, chest, shoulders, legs, abs, and arms from the comfort of your home. Save the cost and time associated with a gym. @AthleanX1

1/23 China unveils five-year plan for robotics. China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, in collaboration with 14 other government departments, revealed how it will continue to grow the country’s robotics industry in its 14th five-year plan. @BriWessling @therobotreport

1/22 Facts In Geography Never Taught In Schools | Thomas Sowell – Anyonr who teaches or is interested in geography will like this and should share at least some of it with their kids/students. @ThomasSowell

1/22 Now You Can Rent a Robot Worker—for Less Than Paying a Human . Automation is reaching more companies, imperiling some jobs and changing the nature of others. @willknight @WIRED

1/22 The US Inches Toward Building EV Batteries at Home. In an effort to reduce dependency on hard-to-source cobalt and Chinese manufacturing, US makers are finally getting into the cathode business. @GregoryJBarber @WIRED

1/21 Pinkcast 4.19. This is a 2-minute preview of my new book. I’ve summarized several of Daniel Pink’s books and they are all good. Here he talks for two minutes about his new one. @DanielPink

1/21 Have Your Mind Blown By This 3D Visualization Of The Interior Of The Statue Of Liberty. If the statue of liberty ever comes up in your class you should show this. I’ve been inside it twice and this is very realistic. @JaredOwen3D NordVPN

1/20 How do you film the Speed of Light? It’s not easy to film light itself. Gav and Dan learn how it’s done from the experts. This is a good science lesson for middle school on up. Do you know what a femtosecond is? @TheSlowMoGuys

1/20 Can Humans Teach Robots To Think Like Us? Although robots are more than capable today of carrying out all kinds of business tasks efficiently and accurately, the concept of building machines that can think as humans has always been a dream. @joshinav @Forbes

1/20 Young Scientist winners use a new method to solve an old maths problem. The third-year students from Synge Street in Dublin won with their project entitled ‘A New Method of Solving the Bernoulli Quadrisection Problem’. @Jenny_Darmody @siliconrepublic

1/20 How Images Are Compressed Using JPEG – This is pretty nerdy but stick with it. I think you will get the basic idea even if you can’t follow all of the details. Consider watching it twice. @Oh_Brilliant @BranchES2012

1/18 What is vinegar? And what is its MOTHER? This is a good science lesson. You can also challenge your kids to make some vinegar. @aragusea @SupremeVinegar

1/18 Algorithm Uses Evolution To Design Robots MIT’s Evolution Gym brings Darwin to robotics. Imagine you’re running a race. To complete it, your body needs to be strong, and your brain needs to keep track of the route, control your pace, and prevent you from tripping. The same is true for robots. @RebeccaSohn2 @IEEESpectrum

1/18 Wind Chill and Our Perception of Cold – This is a good lesson in recency bias. We can also choose the information that fits with what we already believe. @MinuteEarth @rmbyrne @audible_com

1/18 How does an Escalator work? This cool 3D animation is a good science lesson for middle school on up. @JaredOwen3D

1/17 ood Resources for Remote Math & Science Lessons – PhET is a great resource that I’ve shared a bunch of times over the years. Recently, I was looking through the site when I noticed that its activity search tool now includes a filter for remote activities. @PhETsims @rmbyrne

1/17 Mapped: Global Happiness Levels in 2021 – It’s generally understood that having enough money to cover your needs and wants can help you live a relatively happy, comfortable life—and recent research shows this relationship may increase linearly as income levels grow, as well. @VisualCap

1/16 Top THree Positive News Stories, JANUARY 2022 | Some Good News | Positive Vibes – If watching the news makes you angry start watching more news like this. Remember, the goal of some news shows is to keep you angry. @ernest6words @LitterLotto (Little Lotto is not currently available in the US.)

1/16 Ultra-Long Battery Life Is Coming … Eventually. Consumer electronics companies are boasting about unprecedented leaps in battery tech. How legit are the claims? Also check the link in this article to SilaNana. @LaurenGoode @SilaGene @SilaNanotech @WIRED

1/16 How comic strips create better health care – This is a great video for people who are providing care for people with limitations. It’s only nine minutes and it’s one of the most touching things I’ve seen in a long time. @calgaryhester

1/15 How to Tweak Your Living Space for More HappinessShape tapped wellness pioneers to reveal the easy tweaks they recently made to their space and lifestyles that had big payoffs. @MollLongman @Shape_Magazine

1/15 Ten Happiness Practices a Doctor Prescribes to His Patients – In the face of COVID-19, one doctor is prescribing habits for health and happiness. @leifhass @GreaterGoodSC

1/15 Are these the best science books of 2021? What do breathing, mushrooms, and stargazing all have in common? Books about them have all made it onto the shortlist for the Royal Society Science Book Prize 2021. @JournoKayleigh @WEF

1/14 Seven Tech-Adjacent Side Hustles for Software Engineers – There are a few lucrative side hustles that can utilize your existing engineering skillset or soft skills to help you get started quickly. @studentloantrav

1/14 Here’s How This One Photo From Space Reveals A Lot About Earth Social studies teachers from middle school on up should show this. @NASA

1/14 Scales do NOT measure Weight. This is a good science lesson for middle school on up. @NickLucid

1/13 Here’s The Biggest Problem With Electric Car Batteries. The mining of battery-grade lithium carbonate is going to be a problem when electric car sales ramp up significantly. @wendoverpro

1/13 Feeling Overwhelmed? Start a Someday-Maybe-Later List. Replace that endless to-do list with a system that helps you prioritize your goals and dreams. @StacySKim @WIRED

1/12 About Primary Sources – Provide students with a textbook entry, a Wikipedia entry, and a primary source document about the same event or topic and see what they think. @rmbyrne @mnhs

1/11 Why Do 50% Of All Humans Live Inside Of This Small Circle? See if your kids can figure out where this circle is located. @RealLifeLore22 @HelloFresh

1/11 The Best of CES 2022 – These are the products, prototypes, and ideas that did the best job of signaling the future at this year’s consumer tech showcase. @wired

1/10 Baking a Cake With Science – Baking a Cake With Science is a short video that explains to elementary school students how the ingredients in a cake batter work together to when baked in the oven to rise and become a spongey cake. @@SciShowKids @rmbyrne

1/10 The 19 Best Gadgets From CES 2022 You Can Buy Right Now – We’re talkin’ earbuds, smartwatches, projectors, and a snowbike. Here’s what you can add to your cart right now. @BStoly @WIRED

1/8 Here’s An Eye-Popping Visualization Of How COVID-19 Enters A Human Cell. This detailed animation demonstrates how the virus infects human cells by binding itself to our receptors. Then, the spike protein transforms itself, letting the virus infiltrate our cells. This should work for middle school on up. @janetiwasa @NSF

1/8 Here’s How Far You Could Throw A Ball On Another Planet, Visualized. Anyone teaching or learning about gravity should watch this. @physicsJ

1/8 How to Start (and Keep) a Healthy Habit – Whether you want to run a marathon or learn to play the guitar, here’s how to set yourself up for success. @luxagraf @WIRED

1/7 James Webb Just Completed the Most Difficult Task of its Mission. So far, so good now that the best shield is deployed. @sotufilm

1/7 Can you think yourself young? Research shows that a positive attitude to ageing can lead to a longer, healthier life, while negative beliefs can have hugely detrimental effects. @d_a_robson @guardian

1/7 The Physics of Wile E. Coyote’s 10 Billion-Volt Electromagnet – The famous cartoon schemer has an ingenious plan to lure Bugs Bunny out of his hole—and it involves a giant magnet and an iron carrot. This is great reading for high school and college physics students. @rjallain @WIRED

1/7 Have Your Mind Blown By BMW’s Color Changing Car At CES. This is a technology that changes the exterior color of a vehicle with the touch of a button. This video explains how it works. @autogefuehl @BMW #ces2022

1/6 The Safety Tools You Really Should Keep in Your Car, But Probably Don’t Driving is dangerous, but a few tools can help it be safer. After the recent mess in Virginia, you should also travel with lots of gas in the tank along with food, water, and blankets. @lifehacker –

1/6 Playing Tetris can level up your mental health. Tetris is a great stress-reliever for our current era of anxiety. if you want to play here is the site. @DrDanaDorfman @nypots @alexmitchelleg

1/6 Pinkcast 4.18. This is how to become a little bit better every single day. This only takes 1:59 and is worth at least all of it. @DanielPink

1/5/2922 BALLS Size Comparison – This video starts with a ball point pen ball and compares it to just about every ball you have ever played with. @BenduOrder

1/5/2922 How to Transform Sinking Cities into Landscapes the Fight Floods – Landscape architect and TED Fellow Kotchakorn Voraakhom. asks what if we could design cities to help fight floods? In this inspiring talk, Voraakhom shows how she developed a massive park in Bangkok that can hold a million gallons of rainwater. In addition to cutting greenhouse gases, we also need to adapt. THis shows how it’s done. @kotch_voraakhom @TESTalks

12/31 The First Circumnavigation of the Earth by Magellan & Elcano – Summary on a Map. If you want your students to understand the Magellan voyage they need to watch this shot video [9:50]. @FdoPrethilan @weird_hist

1/31 All Together Now: The Lesson of Swimmy – Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. @angeladuckw @Getting_Smart @thecharacterlab

12/30 The James Webb Space Telescope Explained In 9 Minutes What Will The James Webb Space Telescope Find? Follow perception on Instagram.

12/29 How We’re Fooled By Statistics – If you want to better understand regression to the mean this short [7:37] video is for you. @veritasium

12/29 A Decade of MOOCs: A Review of Stats and Trends for Large-Scale Online Courses in 2021. A decade later, MOOCs have reached 220 million learners. @dhawalhshah @classcentral @EdSurge

12/29 Surprise! The Pandemic Has Made People More Science Literate. Despite rampant misinformation, Covid-19 has pushed science into the zeitgeist, as people have absorbed new words and how scientific discovery actually works. @laxmevy @WURED

12/28 The Year Everyone Remembered That Chips Matter – Shortages of semiconductors messed up production of everything from cars to toys. Plans are in the works for more factories, but they’ll take years. @willknight @WIRED

12/28 Twelve Good New Year’s Resolutions to Make in 2022 – Whether you want to improve your health, advance your career, or just be a slightly better person, there’s a resolution for you on this list. @RansomPatterson @collegeinfogeek

12/27 Watch A Wildlife Photographer Shoot A House Cat In An Office The Same Way He’d Shoot A Big Cat In The Jungle. Amateur photographers can learn from how this artist eduts out shots that are less than perfect. @swfoto @NatGeo @WIRED

12/27 You Died of Dysentery: 50 Years of Traveling The Oregon Trail. Here is a look back on one of the most iconic and grueling games to hit the classroom computer. @brutalmoose @msmith850 @Kotaku

12/24 NASA’s new space telescope will soon explore the distant past. The James Webb is set to become the most complex object ever launched into space, and the most powerful time machine ever built. It’s set to launch Christmas morning 2021. @JuliaElenaMusto @FoxNews @nypost

12/24 Four reasons your rapid COVID-19 test might show a false result – You should read this if you are doing tests at home. @amichelson18 @Hilarx @thisisinsider

12/24 The Science of Growing a Perfect Christmas Tree – Is your tree robust to cold? Do its needles cling to their branches? Christmas tree scientists ask these questions so we don’t have to. @rtg0nzalez @wired

12/23 Making Liquid Nitrogen From Scratch! – This is a great science lesson and seriously fun to watch. They also make solid nitrogen along with a good French lesson. @veritasium @jonnyhyman

12/23 Why You Can’t Tickle Yourself – Pressure on certain sensitive parts of the body can lead to a tickling sensation. Yet even the most ticklish person will have a hard time trying to tickle themselves. @Brain_Facts_or @KavliFoundation @SfNtweets

1/22 How Paris Transformed Into One Of The Most Bike-Friendly Cities In The World – I think cities in rhw US could learn from this. @notjustbikes

1/22 Growing Peppers on the ISS Is Just the Start of Space Farming. The chile peppers thrived in a controlled microgravity environment. But to develop agriculture away from Earth, NASA will have to think outside the box. @annonymoose @WIRED

12/21 Why Traffic Congestion Grows Exponentially, Why It Matters, and What To Do About It // An Explainer – Every city has problems with growing traffic congestion, and everyone who lives in a city is impacted. And not only if you drive. @Nerd4Cities

12/21 NASA’s Parker Solar Probe Touches The Sun For The First Time. For the first time in history, a spacecraft has touched the Sun. NASA’s Parker Solar Probe has now flown through the Sun’s upper atmosphere – the corona – and sampled particles and magnetic fields there. @NASAGoddard

12/21 Masks
18 Face Masks We Actually Like to Wear – It looks like masks will be with us for a while so we might as well wear ones that work better and ones we like. @adriennemso @wired

12/20 Here’s Why Sweden Is Moving An Entire Town. IT semms that building a town next to an iron ore mine isn’t a great idea. @HalfInteresting @CuriosityStream @WatchNebula

12/20 The Effects of Avocados & Red Wine on Meal-Induced Inflammation – Whole plant sources of sugar and fat can ameliorate some of the postprandial (after-meal) inflammation caused by the consumption of refined carbohydrates and meat. I’m a vegan and very healthy for my age. @nutrition_facts

12/20 The top 10 jobs to get ahead – Few professional milestones can compare with a promotion. It’s a sign that our employers see the work we’re doing and like it. It often comes with more responsibility and higher pay. @andrewmseaman @LinkedInNews

2/19 What Is A Thank-You Note? Thank you notes may seem old-fashioned, but they build personal and professional relationships. Plus, when you take the time to handwrite a note, it shows how much you appreciate the person. @RitikaG69283079 @janetbpearson

2/19 How to Work LESS and Become a More Effective Teacher – In this episode, Kasey chats with Dan Jackson, author of Work Less, Teach More. @ShakeUpLearning

12/17Courses to build your skill-set – No matter what part of the world you are residing in, you can avail these online classes anytime you want. Here are some of such top courses. @ReachIvy

12/1721 Things That Made the World a Better Place in 2021 – From vaccinations to electric vehicles and cheese, the second year of the pandemic still had some high points. @ameliargh @WIRED

12/17Top U.S. Companies: These Are the Skills Students Need in a Post-Pandemic World – The future of work looks quite a bit different now than it did a year ago. The COVID-19 pandemic continues to confound even the most accomplished futurists’ efforts to make predictions about what lies ahead. @MarkALieberman Weducationweek

12/172022 is the perfect time to conquer your goals. And Portfolio Books will get you there. These are some interesting books you should consider. I haven’t read any yet, but they look to me. @penguinrandom

12/16 Red Flags To Look Out For When Buying Olive Oil – Jack Bishop, an ingredient expert, explains how to identify all the bogus claims olive oil bottles make on their labels. Share with home and careers students and teachers you know. If you want to know more click here. @TestKitchen @EthanChleb

12/16 Your Brain On Drums – A growing body of scientific evidence reveals that playing a musical instrument is one of the best workouts for your gray matter—even if you suck. @mikeskessler @MensHealthMag

12/16 Brain food: The best foods to eat for better attention, memory and mental health – Got a big exam coming up? Here’s what you can eat to guarantee you’re on top form. @sciencefocus @FoodAndPsych

12/15 How To Use Playlists To Plan For Students Being Out – Whether it be sickness, vacation, a dentist appointment, early dismissal for a game – there have always been situations when students were going to be out and miss the class time. @ajjuliani The pandemic has only compounded this issue in many areas.@ajjuliani

12/15 Top Three Positive News Stories, DECEMBER 2021 – If you are like me you can use all the good news you can get. If you like it the November good news plays next. @ernest6words

12/15 The Best TV Streaming Devices for Cord Cutters – MOST OF US stream a majority of our content, if we haven’t abandoned cable altogether. Smart TVs rarely have good interfaces, so owning a separate device will make things a whole lot easier. @JeffreyVC @WIRED

12/14 Are We Ready for the Next Big Solar Storm? The biggest geomagnetic storm in recorded history happened more than 150 years ago. Now, we’re entering yet another period of solar maximum. @JoshuaLearn1 @DiscoverMag

12/12 What is a Qubit? A qubit, also known as a quantum bit, is the basic unit of information used in quantum computing. Much like how today’s computers fundamentally work by manipulating bits that exist in two different states, quantum computers manipulate qubits that can exist in either of two basis states. @Deep__AI @thequantumbot

12/12 Essential life skill. How to build great rapport – Every walk of life, every success, every fruitful relationship needs RAPPORT! A few basic attitudes make rapport easy and fulfilling. For you too. @themerry_monk @selfhelpFYS

12/11 A brief history of chess – Alex Gendler – Trace the storied history of the game of chess, from its origins in 7th century India to the computer software we use today. @achilleselbow @By_Rosenthal

12/10 Pinkcast 4.16. This is how to turn your screwups into opportunities. Time to do a failure resumé, which is something you should be able to learn a lot from. Thank you Tina Seelig. You can also find a link to Pink’s new book here. @tseelig @DanielPink

12/10 10 Highest Paying Nursing Jobs Above $100,000 – Aside from being a high-demand profession, nursing is also a high-paying career field. Depending on the specific role or nursing specialty, nurses can often make well beyond $100,000, annually. @TheFMadventure @studentloantrav

12/10 Renewable Energy Is Great—but the Grid Can Slow It Down. Many solar and wind projects face a problem: getting the energy from where it’s made to where it’s needed. @GregoryJBarber @WIRED

12/10 Everything is learned in the brain and everything is done by the brain. The brain science of learning circuits must be the focal point to provide high-class academic performance in school systems. @Learnography @Zeid_factor

12/8 Ten Facts About the United States Population. This is taken from the 2020 census so it’s pretty accurate. This is data that you and your kids/students should be somewhat familiar with. @World2Briggs

12/8 Six ways to protect your mental health from social media’s dangers – More than one-third of American adults view social media as harmful to their mental health, according to a new survey from the American Psychiatric Association. Just 5% view social media as being positive for their mental health, the survey found. Another 45% say it has both positive and negative effects. @dlhampton

12/8 How to build a new relationship and network – No matter what you are trying to achieve in life you will find it easier if you are connected to the right people. @carthagebuckley

12/7 Minute Personal Growth Challenge – Take two minutes to hear Chuck Poole’s learning challenge for the week. @cpoole27

12/7 What Will Work Look Like in 2022? Here’s what industry leaders think about the future of work, from changing office hours to, yes, staying in the meatspace. @njkobie @wired

12/7 Seven strategies to stop worrying and start living – Worry can be a source of stress and anxiety that can have a detrimental impact on your health. @carthagebuckley

12/6 Plastic Pollution: How Humans are Turning the World into Plastic. This is kind of scary. I stopped using plastic bag and bottles a long time ago. How about you? @@UNEP Kurz_Gesagt

12/6 Your Rooftop Garden Could Be a Solar-Powered Working Farm. A new scientific field proposes an idea that could help generate food and energy while reducing a building’s cooling costs. @mrMattSimon @wired

12/6 Blue Origin’s Plan To Replace The ISS – NASA gave Jeff Bezos money to build his office park in space. Blue Origin thinks all kinds of companies will want some space in space. @rebheilweil @voxdotcom @Recode

12/4 How To SAT Prep – Whether you decide to use SAT courses, SAT tutoring, or an SAT prep book, the extra effort to prepare for the SAT is sure to be worth it. I just got a book of sample questions and did fine. @familyfocusblog @WanderingEds

12/4 Surprise! The Apple Car Might Actually Look Like This. Vanarama, a car-lease broker based in the U.K., has developed an incredibly detailed series of renderings of the Apple Car based on real Apple patents. @IntEngineering @Vanarama @DigitalTrends @RagusoSergio @itsmuzza2004

12/3 he Guy Who Figured Out How Snowflakes Work – This is a good lesson for math, science, and art students. Please share with teachers and students. @veritasium @Mortythemouth

12/3 You don’t need a bachelor’s degree to land a high-paying job. The more education you have, the more money you’ll make on average. According to new research, there are also a lot of exceptions. @ElissaNadworny @MindShiftKQED

12/3 Seven Ways to Trick Your Brain Into Learning A New Language – If you want to learn a language that’s close to English and is easy to learn French, Spanish, Swedish, etc. are your best bet. @Talentnook

12/1/2021 Watch Broadway Luminaries Celebrate Stephen Sondheim With A Heartwarming Tribute In New York City. Sara Bareilles, Lin-Manuel Miranda, and hundreds of Broadway workers and fans lit up Duffy Square in Manhattan’s theatre district with a beautiful tribute to the great Stephen Sondheim, who passed away on November 26, 2021. RIP Stephen. @playbill @SaraBareilles @Lin_Manuel @SondheimSociety

12/1/2021 Experience Can Be the Best Teacher. when it leads to the construction of new knowledge, reflection to improve, openness to and acting on feedback, seeking out different perspectives, regularly engaging in opportunities to improve, and knowing that growth is a never-ending journey. @E_Sheninger

11/30 Seven Eye-Catching Skills to Put on Your Resume After a Summer With Student Works – Having the right skills on your resume can be the key to landing that dream job you want after graduation. @StudentLifeNet

11/30 Music as a Transition for Work at Home Mom – Music is a universal language that can be understood by all. It offers an escape from the stresses of life and allows you to relax your mind, body, and soul. @brandyellen @Home_and_Loving

11/28 NBA Math Hoops – An App for Practicing Math Facts – NBA Math Hoops is a fun math game for kids, focused on building math fluency and data analysis skills while running a fantasy basketball team. Any students interested in basketball should give this a try. It also features WNBA players. @WNBA @NBA @rmbyrne

11/28 Encouraging more women within cyber security – As a result of the ongoing pandemic, the cyber security industry has continued to accelerate, and has no indication of slowing down anytime soon. @InformationAge @enilev @HakomTimeSeries @dhakar_ankita

1/27 How to Study Smarter: Memorization vs. Understanding – Every student should review this tips and follow them. @StudentLifeNet

11/27 Seven Effective Tips To Select Colleges – Hugh school juniors should all read this. @ReachIvy @feedspotblog

11/26 NBA Math Hoops – An App for Practicing Math Facts – NBA Math Hoops is a fun math game for kids, focused on building math fluency and data analysis skills while running a fantasy basketball team. Any students interested in basketball should give this a try. It also features WNBA players. @WNBA @NBA @rmbyrne

11/26 Encouraging more women within cyber security – As a result of the ongoing pandemic, the cyber security industry has continued to accelerate, and has no indication of slowing down anytime soon. @InformationAge @enilev @HakomTimeSeries @dhakar_ankita

11/25 Twelve Signs You Have Genius Level Intelligence – I think that these are things you and your kids can work on to become a genius according to this animation. @TopThinkSources

11/25 Can you figure out this optical illusion that’s leaving everyone’s ‘brain hurting.’ This is one of the best I’ve seen and I bet your kids can make one if they are looking for a Thanksgiving activity. @nypost @TheSun

11/25 How Cider Came To Mean Something Completely Different In America And Europe IF you want to make some “hard cider” get your fermenters here. Consider this to be a good science experiment you can do at home. There is some history and geography here too. @adam_ragu @squarespace

11/25 The World’s Top Supercomputers – Would you have guessed which country the winner comes from. @KatBuchholz @StatistaCharts @TechNews25 @cloudpreacher @wef

11/24 How Old is Your Hearing? – Interactive Test for Your Ears – This is pretty cool. I scored about ten years younger than my age. @realjoentell

11/24 The Chevrolet Bolt’s No-Good, Very-Bad Year Is Going From Bad To Worse. The planned production restart will not happen until 2022, while GM has issued a software update for owners that addresses the fire risk but hampers range. @pioneerspine @Jalopnik

11/24 Misremembering Something May Be Evidence That Your Memory Is Actually Working. Is forgetting details a good thing, given that everyday life is filled with an enormous number of details, too many for a finite human brain to remember accurately? @ScienceAlert @BetaMoroney @chidambara09

11/23 ENT Doctors Debunk 11 Ear And Nose Myths Debunked – If you have ears, a nose, and a throat you should watch this. @_michelleyhuang @ally_geeniee019 @DrErichVoigt

11/23 Here Is The Most Vivid Demonstration Of How COVID-19 mRNA Vaccines Work Showing How A Vaccine Fights A COVID Infection. This amazing animation should work for middle school on up. @vaccinemakers @BrandNew_Tube

11/22 Are naps actually good for us? It depends. Everyone should watch the two-minute TED Talk. @sleepdiplomat @TEDTalks

11/22 Mapping the Thanksgiving Harvest – Do you know where each of these Turkey Day staples is grown? You can also learn how to make a storymap. @knightlab @rmbyrne @USDA

11/22 Would you like to know how to live a life filled with gratitude? With a few simple daily life changes on how you think about things, you can do just that! @imagine_sunsets @themomtessorian

11/20 How To Make Friends With Your Mind – Your mind can be your best friend or your worst enemy. @dlhampton

11/20 Where does gold come from?—New insights into element synthesis in the universe – How are chemical elements produced in our Universe? Where do heavy elements like gold and uranium come from? Share with science teachers and students you know. @physorg_com @helmholtz_de @enilev @chidambara09 @helmholtz_en

11/20 Six Strategies to Pay Off $100K in Student Loan Debt – Paying off six-figures in student loan debt isn’t simple or an overnight process. You’ll need a solid payoff plan to knock out that kind of debt. @TheFMadventure @studentloantrav

11/19 Secret Tricks for Getting a Lean Body After 40 or at and age – Whether your main motivator is an attractive physique or simply healthier living in general, there’s no wrong reason to pursue improved fitness at any age. @EatThisNotThat

11/17 Top Three Positive News Stories, NOVEMBER 2021 | Some Good News | Positive Vibes – If you are sick of bad news follow this guy. @ernest6words

11/17 Here’s A Comprehensive Breakdown About How San Francisco’s Millennium Tower Became One Of The Most Expensive Architecture Mistakes Ever. You need to share this with students in your STEM programs. It’s only 13:31. @BoingBoing

11/17 Fortnite exits China as the government cracks down on ‘spiritual opium’ – In August, the government began barring minors from playing video games on school days and allowing just three hours of play during pre-determined hours on the weekends. @theo_wayt @nypost

11/16 Why Elon Musk is right: World hunger can’t be solved with $6 billion. This is a bit long, but very informative. It seems that starvation mainly happens where there is war. @ShellenbergerMD

11/16 What You Need to Know About CRISPR – Should we bring back the wooly mammoth? Or edit a human embryo? Or wipe out an entire species that we consider harmful? There are also lots of subtitles. Choose the language you are trying to learn and select half speed. @FeyScientist @TEDTalks

11/16 Four Steps To Take Control Of Your Mind And Change Your Brain – Deceptive brain messages set up a vicious cycle that can take a devastating toll on people’s lives resulting in depression, anxiety, relationship problems, isolation, addictions, unhealthy habits, and more. @dlhampton

11/15 Creepy New Drone That Walks and Flies Is a Robopocalypse Nightmare Come True. In tests, the two-legged flying robot successfully rode a skateboard and walked on a slackline. @dvorsky @YvesMulkers @marcusborba @Gizmodo

11/15 Top Image and Facial Recognition Trends to Lookout for 2022 – By 2022, the best image and facial recognition trends will take lead in various sectors. @bee_sumana @analyticsinme @Khulood_Almani

111/13 Do these 3 brain exercises to ‘stay mentally sharp and solve problems faster,’ says Stanford creativity expert. Creativity is like a muscle. The more you exercise it, the better you’ll be at coming up with innovative solutions and ideas at work. @steingreenberg @CNBCMakeIt

111/13 Why This Frequently Used Camera Tilt Effect In Movies Is So Unsettling – This five-minute video explains the difference between impressionism and expressionism and will help you see when directors are using camera angles for effect. Share with art teachers and students you know. @CornTorTia @japsendaydiego @BridgettHenwood @voxdotcom

111/13 This 1985 Video Of Carl Sagan Warning Congress About Climate Change Is Sobering To Watch In 2021 – I met and talked to him twice. I don’t think he had a political agenda as some do today. I do what I can to live a Green life. Do you? @carlsagandotcom @CSPANClassroom
11/12 A Complete Guide on Sampling Techniques for Data Science – High school students should be able to follow this. @AnalyticsVidhya @TrippBraden @ipfconline1

11/12 30 Refreshing Routines to Boost Your Morning Motivation – You can’t do them all, but you should do some of them. @craigjtodd @lifehackorg @chidambara09 @BetaMoroney @enilev @EvaSmartAI

11/12 Top Three Success Tips for Female Entrepreneurs – I think that men can learn from these tips as well. @JennyQ @AshokNellikar @stratorob @Fabriziobustama @sebbourguignon

11/11 Sodium Batteries May Power Your New Electric Car. As EV sales increase, supplies of lithium may get tight. So some companies are incorporating cells with sodium, which provides almost as big a charge. @GregoryJBarber @WIRED

11/11 Here’s A Comprehensive Breakdown Of Where The $1.2 Trillion In The Infrastructure Bill Is Going. This contains detail that you won’t get from your media. @TheB1M

11/10 Meet ‘EMMA’: The AI robot masseuse practicing ancient wellness therapies. Developed by Singaporean startup AiTreat, “EMMA” is a robot masseuse designed to give Tui Na, a type of TCM bodywork similar to a deep tissue massage, a 21st-century makeover. @jetsetcreate @CNN

11/10 A New Sunflower-Like Solar Panel Tracks the Sun for Maximum Energy. The installations are 16 feet (5 meters) high, open and close based according to the path of the sun, and generate about 5,000 kWh of power annually. The systems produce up to 40 percent more energy than traditional solar panels. @IntEngineering @Je6Whx

11/10 Forget COP26. The world needs COPPER 26. Limiting global warming to 2 degrees Celsius above preindustrial levels implies 19 million tonnes of additional annual copper production by 2030, a 60% increase. Aluminum supply needs to jump 30%, nickel 50%, and lithium and cobalt 140% and 150% respectively. @gfhay @SafetyMentalst @Reuters

11/10 Skillsets you need to crack that data scientist job – India’s top data science experts unveil the skills they look for while hiring for a data scientist. @ET_CIO @RiyaPahuja97 @Khulood_Almani
11/9 Five ways artificial intelligence could shape our lives – Here are five uses for AI showcased at one of the world’s largest technology conferences, which returned to Lisbon this week after the 2020 edition was called off due to the pandemic. @Khiri_Yassine @kjalee @techxplore_com @PawlowskiMario @globaliqx

11/9 Five-weekend jobs that can earn you an extra $2,500 per month – Many people would like to earn extra income, but finding spare time during the week can be hard. @jenglantz @thisisinsider

11/8 What We Miss When We Focus on the Average – It’s tempting to focus on averages when we think about data, but the world is a lot messier than those numbers can make it out to be. @MonaChalabi @TEDTalks

11/8 Try this simple 5-step approach when you want to learn new things fast. Don’t panic: it doesn’t mean abandoning Google. Once you gain the key learning coordinates, you can gain deeper knowledge than ever before. @eilonreshef

11/8 Five Mental Health Steps – This all looks like good advice to me. @trentudurham @DurhamBlog

11/6 The Pros and cons of ALL ELECTRIC homes – In the 1950s, General Electric and Westinghouse ran a multi-million dollar campaign to promote the sales of electric appliances. Fast forward 70 years, and we’re seeing another push towards all-electric homes. @belindajcarr_

11/5 Nobody Could Agree On The Answer To This Controversial Math Problem So This Guy Rented A Helicopter To Settle Things Once And For All. The technical explanation should be understood by physics students, but anyone can tackle this problem. @veritasium

11/5 How Failure Can Lead To Happiness – Winston Churchill said, “Success is the ability to go from one failure to another with no loss of enthusiasm.” Or Thomas Edison’s famous quote about inventing the light bulb: “I haven’t failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.” @dlhampton

11/4 New Material Derived From Trees Could Pave Way for Better, Safer Batteries. A material derived from trees could potentially replace liquid electrolytes in next-generation batteries. @SciTechDaily1 @bimedotcom @BrownUniversity

11/3 Cars Are Going Electric. What Happens to the Used Batteries? Used electric vehicle batteries could be the Achilles’ heel of the transportation revolution—or the gold mine that makes it real. @GregoryJBarber @WIRED

11/3 How 21st Century Thinking Is Just Different – In an era dominated by constant information and the desire to be social, should the tone of thinking for students be different? @terryheickedu @TeachThought

11/1 Busting R-value insulation MYTHS – This is the third video by Belinda Carr I’ve posted in the last week. I love that she takes on accepted facts about construction and climate. @belindajcarr_

11/1 IT engineering jobs you should consider – Considering a new job in IT? Engineering should be on your list of options. Share with kids interested in STEM. @techrepublic @Khulood_Almani

11/1 Four Tips to Improve Your Python Code – Assign multiple items, improve your conditionals, and more! Most kids start learning to program with Python. If you know any please share. @DatagyIo @BttrProgramming @chidambara09 @KirkDBorne

10/31 Are Green Jet Fuels Finally Ready for Takeoff? A first commercial test flight shows how fuel made from plants, not petroleum, could make flying cleaner. @eniiler @WIRED

10/31 Seven climate science innovations that might actually help save the planet – While the politicians negotiate, here are some things to give you hope that a new day is coming. @timdonnelly @nypost

10/29 What is Market Capitalization and why is it important – This is something you and your students should understand and this makes it easy. @MotilalOswalLtd @dhinakaranrajan

10/29 Can you eat to save the climate? There’s a growing interest in climate-friendly foods, but consumers find it hard to know if the food choices they make are environmentally sustainable. @ClaireCecchini @wef

10/29 How to become a data scientist: A cheat sheet – If you are interested in pursuing a career in data science, this primer is a good reference for information about the hottest job markets, necessary skills, salaries, training resources and more. @techrepublic @Khulood_Almani

10/28 How To Calculate Exactly How Much Halloween Candy You Should Buy for Trick-or-Treaters – Be sure to get your kids/students involved in this activity. @PopMech

10/28 Four Speed Exercises to Build Power and Run Faster – I’m an old runner and don’t expect to ever hit another PR. I do, however, look for exercise ideas. @runnersworld

10/28 The hypocrisy of being GREEN – The term GREEN is used and misused a lot. Just because a company or the government says something is GREEN may not mean that it’s all good for the environment. Consider donating to Belinda Carr’s Patreon Page. @belindajcarr_

10/26 How to Stop Painful Memories from Haunting You – None of us get out of this life unscathed. If we’re lucky, we only experience a few deep wounds and even fewer “my life changed in a second” moments. @dlhampton

10/25 If Clouds Are Made of Water, How Do They Stay in the Air? If Clouds Are Made of Water, How Do They Stay in the Air? This is aimed at high school and college physics students. @rjallain @WIRED

10/25 Are BLANKS Powerful Enough To Kill? Some are. After the accidental death involving Alec Baldwin, this is a video kids and adults should watch. @1ShotTV @Digg

10/23 UNTOLD AMERICA – Chicago’s new African American Heritage Water Trail – A little-known river on Chicago’s South Side was once a vital part of the Underground Railroad. This looks like great fun for all. @Waldens_Block @thetriibe @BBC_Travel

10/23 Here’s Everything that Viral 3D Printed Concrete House Videos Get Wrong. Belinda Carr explains why everyone needs to take the videos about 3D printing concrete houses with a huge grain of salt. @belindajcarr_

10/22 How An Igloo Keeps You Warm@ – This is counterintuitive and a good science lesson for upper elementary on up. Watch an igloo being built. This is from 1949 when the term “eskimo” was still used. @okaytobesmart @DrJoeHanson @PBSDS @thenfb

10/22 100 Ways to Live to 100: A Definitive Guide to Longevity Fitness – I do most of this stuff and am very healthy. @TANNERGARRITY @InsideHook

10/22 How Your Neurons Make You A Nervous Wreck (and how to rewire them) – Neuroplasticity is competitive, and functioning areas of the brain not receiving any stimuli will be taken over. @dlhampton

10/21 Seeing This Massive Haul Of Trash Pulled From The Great Pacific Garbage Patch Is Oddly Satisfying. We’re gonna need a bigger boat, but this still is awesome. @TheOceanCleanup

10/21 Apple Finally Remembered What Makes Laptops Great. To build a MacBook Pro for the future, the company has gone back to what worked in the past. I’m happy they returned features I like about my seven-year-old MacBook Pro. @LaurenGoode @WIRED

10/20 Engineer Proves ‘Mythbusters’ Wrong By Building A Water Stun Gun That Actually Works. This is a fun science lesson for middle school on up. @donttrythis @MythBusters @testedcom @siliconsj

10/20 Personal Trainers On the Mistakes You’re Making in Your Home Workouts – This includes buying too much equipment, doing hard workouts every day, and not moving much when you aren’t working out. @_rhysthomas_ @VICE @viceuk

10/20 The Best Thing About Apple’s New MacBook Pros, in Just 5 Words – Give people what they actually want. Oops, that’s six words. I just ordered mine and can’t wait. I’m glad to hear that the HDMI port is back. @JASONATEN @Inc

10/19 Robot dogs now have sniper rifles. A robot dog armed with a sniper rifle was unveiled this week in Washington, D.C. at the annual meeting of the Association of the United States Army. @JuliaElenaMusto @FoxNews @nypost

10/19 How to Write Headlines: a Step-by-Step Guide – If you want your blog posts to perform well, one simple way is to achieve this is by writing magnetic headlines. By playing around with your title after publishing a post, you may significantly increase the post’s conversion rate. @neilpatel @RitikaG69283079

10/19 How to Watch Apple’s October 18, 2021 Event—and What to Expect – I watched it and just ordered my new MacBook Pro 16″ with the M1 Max chip. @BooneAshworth @WIRED @Apple

10/18 Seven Reasons Why People Procrastinate – You need to start by asking yourself “Why am I procrastinating?” @moretime4u2

10/18 The Neuroscience of Building a Resilient Brain – Resilience is the process of adapting in the face of adversity, trauma, tragedy, threats or significant sources of stress, such as family or relationship problems, serious health challenges, or workplace and financial issues. @dlhampton @lawrence_wray

10/17 Life on Minimum Wage – A Personal Economics Simulation Game – The purpose of Life on Minimum Wage is for students to recognize how difficult it is to save money when your only job(s) pay minimum wage without benefits. @rmbyrne

10/17 How humanity doubled life expectancy in a century – Steven Johnson If you and your kids only watch one TED Talk this month, be sure to try this one. @stevenbjohnson @TEDTalks

10/17 How to love yourself: 21 tips to believe in yourself again – In this guide, you’ll learn everything you need to know about how to love yourself. What to do. What not to do. (And most important of all) how to believe in yourself when you feel like the world is telling you different. @lachybe @hackspiritorg @artofwb @mindfulive

10/16 The Winners Of The 2021 Nature Conservancy Photo Contest Are Breathtaking. The Nature Conservancy recently announced the winners of their renowned annual photo contest, after scouring through 100,000 entries. @jamescrugnale

10/16 Programming in Natural Language is coming sooner than you think. Sometimes major shifts happen virtually unnoticed. On May 5, IBM announced Project CoreNet to very little media or academic attention. @thenextweb @ConversationUS @chidambara09 @PDH_SciTechNews

10/16 Growing Crops Under Solar Panels? Now There’s a Bright Idea. In the new scientific (and literal) field of agrivoltaics, researchers are showing how panels can increase yields and reduce water use on a warming planet. @mrMattSimon @wired

10/14 New tool for energy sector models carbon capture incentives – The U.S. has many existing and operating coal-fired and natural gas power plants, and it would be wasteful to suddenly render them ‘obsolete’ via policy when other paths capable of equivalent CO2 reductions can be lower cost and less socially and economically disruptive. @physorg_com @CarnegieMellon @BetaMoroney @chidambara09

10/14 Top Five Tips That Will Transform Your INQUIRY Projects – It is possible for students to design a variety of ways to show their learning that respects their interests and individuality while all still meeting the same expectations. @madlylearning @thartman2u @TCEA

10/13 A Review of Udacity – Udacity proudly offers aspiring learners across the globe the opportunity to participate in—and contribute to—some of the most exciting and innovative fields in the world. @jmdevlabs @BlkHwk0p

10/12 The Science of Cake! – And 83 Other Food Science Lessons – Baking a Cake With Science is a short video that explains to elementary school students how the ingredients in a cake batter work together to when baked in the oven to rise and become a spongey cake. @SciShowKids @rmbyrne

10/12 Top 10 Data Science Projects for Beginners – Reading though this list will also help you understand what data science is. @blahblahnats @blahblahnats @TDataScience @Eli_Krumova @SourabhSKatoch

10/10 Texas Military Department opens 3D-printed barracks. By 3D printing the 3,800 square-foot bay-style building, TMD delivered the barracks faster and at one-third the cost of traditional construction methods. @byShourjya @DefenseIT @sQC0v89XiUwf5nr @PoseidonTPA

10/10 I’m Vaccinated. When Is It Safe to Take My Mask Off? Mask guidance continues to change. Here’s what you need to know, depending on who you are, to protect yourself—and, most importantly, others. @tarahaelle @WIRED

10/9 Backyard Scientist Demonstrates How To Float A 110-Pound Anvil In A Pool Of Liquid Mercury. Any time you want to teach about density get this video out. Have your kids look up the densities of mercury and iron. @ChemicalKevy

10/7 Have Your Mind Blown By This Visualization Of The Stunning Depths Of Our Oceans. Here’s an incredible visualization of how deep the world’s oceans are — with comparisons to other things to keep it in perspective. @MetaBallStudios

10/7 Cold showers are said to be good for you – here’s what the evidence shows. People who took cold showers had improved circulation and were less likely to miss work.A cold shower may also help relieve symptoms of depression. @BottomsLindsay @ConversationUK

10/5 Michelangelo’s David: Great Art Explained – Please share with arti students, art teachers, and anyone interested in art. I saw this in 2019 in Florence, Italy and it is amazing at 17 feet tall. @Kerrie_Fuller @colinismyname

10/4 Not ready to be vegan? Here are 5 tweaks to make your diet more Earth-friendly. Full confession: I have been a vegan for the last two years and I feel great. @hi_thisissunny @TEDTalks

10/4 Why Carmakers Can’t Just Transition To Newer Chips In Stock – It’s a classic case of two industries that have conflicting needs but still have to work together. @pioneerspine @Jalopnik

10/2 Four Techniques To Induce a Lucid Dream With Just Your Mind, According to a Dream Decoder – Lucid dreams that the dreams you have when you know that you are dreaming. @ericapaigesloan @iamwellandgood

10/2 Over 40? Stop Doing These Things Immediately, Say Experts. Aging naturally comes with compromise. And no one wants to feel limited. However, being realistic about aging can help you embrace it. @EatThisNotThat

10/1 How Project-Based Learning Can Nurture Student Autonomy – . It makes sense, as teachers and parents we’re often hesitant to allow too much freedom and leash to our students and children for fear something terrible may happen. @dperkinsed @TeachThoughtPD @TeachThought

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