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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

4/26 Tech’s Role In The College Admission Scandal – The author witnessed first-hand many coerced political hirings and how nepotism related to admissions, scholarships, and hiring. @lubelluledotcom @Forbes @SocialAssurity @Ahighervision

4/25 Why you are never too old to learn Java (or any programming language) – Learning new things as you age helps keep the old processor ticking. @selawsky @freeCodeCamp @prtaylorca

4/23 Six Yoga Injuries: How You Can Prevent Them – If you are intending to practice yoga as your fitness regime, you should be aware of these following common injuries and know how to avoid them. @Fat_Burning_Fit @BootstrapsBiz

4/22When Your Home’s In the Cloud: The Internet of Things. Everything connected to the Internet one way or the other that’s not a desktop, laptop, tablet or smartphone is part of the Internet of Things. @seancasey1

4/22Three Top Artificial Intelligence Stocks to Watch – Astute investors know AI is already positively changing the way companies all over the world do business. @TMFSymington @themotleyfool @Damien_CABADI @Fabriziobustama

4/21 Do You Earn Enough to Afford a House in the Largest U.S. Metros? This is an outstanding visual display of data. @howmuch_net @HSHassociates

4/20 Four things you need to know if you want to be emotionally intelligent – Emotional intelligence can be increased. @LaRaeQuy @SmartBrief @SBEducation

4/18 The Complete Learn to Code Master Class Bonus Bundle – At $29 this looks like a good deal. @Digg @diggstore

4/18 New LinkedIn Report Says These Are the Top Five Skills Employers Need Right Now. How many are being taught at your school? @MSchneiderTwts @Inc

4/17 The Best Hike in Every State – Have you taken the one in your state and neighboring states? @outsidemagazine

4/17 Four Practical Things To Do To Stay Positive – A veteran blogger got the question “how do you stay so positive?” This is his answer. @DariusForoux

4/16 Seven Things You Should NEVER Do Before Seeing Your Doctor – If you want to get the most out of your next visit to the doc, try to stick to these healthy habits. I would add don’t go alone and take a written list of questions.

4/15 How Artificial Intelligence is Changing Writing Although artificial intelligence hasn’t reached the level we have all seen in movies, it has started to slowly permeate just about every pore of our lives. @SimonCocking @Irish_TechNews

4/15 Five Reasons Why Investors Should Believe the Artificial Intelligence Hype – For better or worse, tech trends often receive a lot of hype. @TMFNewsie @themotleyfool @SimonCocking @Xbond49

4/13 The benefits of daily meditation – Daily meditation — the practice of staying present and mindful for a limited period of time — can have numerous benefits for our mental and physical health. @skylarclouds @Headspace

4/13 How AI can inspire doctors to be more inventive – We are currently in the throes of a technological revolution in which machines are being empowered with the ability to learn and to work out solutions for themselves. @DocOfHearts @wef @InsightBrief

4/12 Apple, Google, and Netflix don’t require employees to have 4-year degrees, and this could soon become an industry norm. Getting a four-year degree isn’t the only way to get your foot in the door at top companies such as Apple. @allanaakhv@businessinsider @DisruptedTv @Glennr1809

4/12 Eight Secrets to Handling Criticism Well – Criticism doesn’t need to be so painful. @PsychToday @parentteendr @DisneyDream717

4/12 Avoid the Trash Heap: 15 Great Uses for an Old PC – If it was created any time in the last decade, you’d be surprised by how much life you can get out of it. @egriffith @PCMag @DanzadanceOrg

4/11 Inside ‘Dream Big,’ the Engineering Doc That Wants to Reach Every US School. The Imax documentary “Dream Big” started out with one ambitious goal: Make engineering flashy, appealing and cool. @stephenoonoo @EdSurge @ShakeUpLearning

4/11 34 brilliant questions to ask at the end of every job interview – Here are questions to ask at the end of a job interview that will impress the hiring manager. Share with anyone you know looking for work. @allanaakh @businessinsider @HenleyAfrica @Africadean

4/10 The World’s 7.5 Billion People, in One Chart – This simple application of data visualization makes it more intuitive to comprehend where people live around the globe. @jeff_desjardins @VisualCap @skylarclouds @wef

4/10 An Innovator’s Alphabet – Here is an alphabet of hot and hip terms associated with innovation. @Stefanowicz135 @MGeoghegan22

4/9 Build the bridge to self-learning: Help individuals help themselves. In the workplace and the classroom, individuals learn in many different ways for, through and at work – in what might be termed the 4 D’s of Learning. @C4LPT @juandoming

4/9 Six Critical Thinking Questions For Any Situation – Critical thinking is a foundation rather than a brick, how you build that foundation depends on the learning process itself. @Erik_Youngman @TeachThought

4/7 Six Hacks for Breezing Through the Airport With Kids – Depending on how you prepare and how you spend your time there, an airport can either be a tedious drag, or it could be a true highlight. @momfiles @blm03

4/6 NASA is sending ‘robotic bees’ to space. NASA is sending two of its robotic “Astrobees,” cube-shaped flying robots that will help take care of routine tasks and participate in experiments, to the International Space Station later this month. @Chris_Ciaccia @nypost

4/6 Ancient four-legged whale thrived both in sea and on land. Scientists have unearthed fossils in a coastal desert of southern Peru of a four-legged whale that thrived both in the sea and on land about 43 million years ago. @Reuters @nypost

4/6 Why Reading Books Should Be Your Priority, According to Science – You’re not doing yourself any favors if you’re in the 26 percent of American adults who haven’t read even part of a book within the past year. @salubriousdish @Inc @AZHSPRIN @DavidGeurin

4/5 Vocational Stem courses beat degrees on pay. Higher-level vocational college courses can be more lucrative than university courses. @GeorgeMRyan @tesfenews @EdtechMcKean

4/5 Why Harvard, Yale, And Stanford May Not Be The ‘Best’ Colleges – It all depends on how you define “best”. @anya1anya @MindShiftKQED @drfurman

4/5 The Eight Dimensions Of Wellness – Designing a self-care routine is a very personal thing. We all have different needs that must be met in different ways. @DisneyDream717 @Mamafindsherway

4/4 How to Decoupage Easter Eggs – It time for a new approach to Easter Egg decoration. @fork_tale @WhisperAmber

4/3 The Edible Pudding Slime Recipe That Smells AMAZING – Kids of all ages will have fun with this activity. @TheSoccer_Mom

4/2 What an Everest Climb Looks Like in 2019 – From Kathmandu to the top of the world, here’s an overview of the most popular route to Everest’s summit. It’s harder than most people think. @svatikirsten @outsidemagazine

4/1 Why Every Detailed Map Of China Is Slightly Wrong – No, we’re not talking about those contentious, controversial places in China, like Taiwan or Tibet. We’re talking about an active decision by the Chinese government to make all maps inaccurate. @Wix

3/31 30+ Color Mixing Activities for Kids – There is also a fun story about colors coming together to create new possibilities. @babies2bookworm

3/31 Ten Best and Worst Foods for Your Liver – How does your diet and the food you feed your kids stack up?

3/31 To Grandma’s House: Six Unique Updates to the Tale of Little Red Riding Hood – Time to get these for your school library. @shannonmmiller @BNKids

3/29 Surging Floodwaters Slowly Destroy A Bridge. This demonstrates the power of water. The breakup starts around the 40 second mark. @Storyful @themercurycomau

3/29 Love Travel, Love Languages! You get so much more from your travels if you can converse with the locals in their own language. But what is the best way to go about learning a new language? @katelovestravel @DisneyDream717

3/28 McDonald’s will use AI to automatically tweak drive-thru menus. It might give McFlurrys more prominent placement on hot days, for instance. @krisholt @engadget

3/28 Seven Reasons Why You’re Gaining Weight – Wondering why you and your kids are packing on the pounds..these seven reasons may be to blame. @LoriShemek @HealingMB

3/27 An Engineer Illustrates Why One Kind Of Dam Is More Dangerous Than Others. This is a good science and engineering lesson. It’s also a good safety lesson. @ptee_groups @squarespace

3/27 Why memorizing facts can be a keystone to learning – Memorising facts and lists can build the foundations for higher thinking and problem solving, writes psychology teacher Marc Smith. @guardian @MarkAndrewSmith @Yuri_Druzhinin @C_Hendrick

3/26 Six Reasons The iPad Dominates Over the Chromebook in Education – If you are thinking about buying technology for your school read this first. @WiredEducator @ToddWhitaker

3/25 The Beautiful Future of Solar Power – This TED Talk by Marjan van Auble is a good science lesson. @marjanvanaubel @TEDxAmsterdam

3/25 A Few Favorite Apps – This may simplify the process of choosing new apps. @Lynndeeee @shareaholic

3/24 The Dirty Dozen: 12 Highest Pesticide-Prone Forms of Produce and The Clean 15: The 15 Lowest Pesticide-Prone Forms of Produce – If you want to be safe eat “organic” food. @ActiveBeat @ewg

3/24 How to Motivate Yourself to Do Things You Don’t Want to Do – No matter how generally motivated you are, all of us have some tasks that we don’t want to do. @HarvardBiz @bizzwriter

3/24 Ten Techniques for Retrieval Practice – Retrieving information you have been studying (self-testing) is more powerful that additional study. @teacherhead @VipulaSharma1

3/24 In Helping Others, You Help Yourself. Consider the positive feelings you experienced the last time when you did something good for someone else. @PsychToday @Dotbethune @TheGood90551276

3/23 Ten Lessons I Learned While Teaching Myself to Code – If you want to learn to code this will be a huge help. @tferriss

3/23 Robots Working as a Group are Able to Determine the Optimal Order of Their Tasks. Currently, engineers are responsible for programming the sequence of actions. But this could soon change. @ULBruxelles @SwissCognitive

3/22 A.I. Shows Promise Assisting Physicians. Doctors competed against A.I. computers to recognize illnesses on magnetic resonance images of a human brain during a competition in Beijing last year. The human doctors lost. @CadeMetz @nytimes @nancyrubin @ipfconline1

3/22 Honest college students give advice for high schoolers applying now – Try not to let the current scandal get in your way. @AlyssaPry @YahooFinance @iownjd @YahooFinance

3/21 Resilience in three steps: endure, adapt & thrive – No one escapes the cruel vagaries of life. When confronted by an overwhelming challenge, follow these three steps to achieve resilience. @prismdecision

3/20 Where did the moon come from, a new theory? The Earth and Moon are like identical twins, made up of the exact same materials which is really strange since no other celestial bodies we know of share this kind of chemical relationship. @SarahTStewart @TEDTalks

3/20 Academic Vocabulary: Explicit vs. Implicit Information – It seems these words along with inference are important if you are dealing with the Common Core. @Catlin_Tucker @iamDrWill

3/19 What’s The Tallest A Tree Can Grow? An explanation of the physical factors that keep trees from growing as tall as skyscrapers. This short animation [4:45] is a great science lesson. @HammoudValentin @TED_ED

3/19 Your Brain On Music Every part of the human brain activates in response to music. Here’s how mellifluous sound changes the structure of the mind. @provenself @AssalHabibi @wired

3/19 Why scientists say experiencing awe can help you live your best life – Psychologists say the emotion of awe plays a big role in our health, happiness, and wellbeing. And you don’t need to witness a supermoon to experience it. @OncTimes_AsstEd @rudytoot1 @NBCNews @NBCNewsBETTER

3/18 How to choose a job that will make you happy – There’s more to happiness on the job than choosing what you do. Here are some even more important factors to consider. @amabaie @Amazsite

3/17 How to Differentiate Questions with Google Forms – You can send students to different questions and pages of information based on how they answer each question. @ShakeUpLearning @iamDrWill

3/16 Making the grade: A* students share their revision tips and secrets – @ThatNikTaylor @mrdixonmedia @WhichuniUK

3/14 The Ever-Increasing Age Gap Between Leonardo DiCaprio And The Women He’s Dated, Visualized. This should get some of your students interested in data visualization. @DataIsBeautiful @LeoDiCaprio @Sydonahi

3/14 All College Admissions Are a Pay-to-Play Scandal. Rich kids will get into better schools mostly because they are rich even if they don’t cheat. @EricLevitz @NYMag

3/13 Five ways students can graduate fully qualified for the Fourth Industrial Revolution – The world is changing quickly and to keep pace, education must innovate. @CMRubinWorld @wef

3/11 Why ‘perpetual learning’ will help you thrive in the changing world of work – Check out the lists of growing and declining skills. @wef @Cisco @CMRubinWorld

3/11 Eight Inventions by Women That Dudes Got Credit For – From computer programming to nuclear fission to the paper bag machine, it’s time to stop erasing these women from their great works. @tasneemraja @MotherJones @JosieHolford

3/10 How language shapes our brains…and our lives – Language and communication are as vital as food and water. We communicate to exchange information, build relationships, and create art. @MNT_MariaCohut @mnt @SBEducation @actfl

3/9 The 32 Most Iconic Poems in the English Language – How many have your and your kids read? @knownemily @lithub @JeremyDBond @michikokakutani

3/9 Proven Habits of Happy People – How many do you have? Be sure to share with your students. @LollyDaskal

3/9 Arts-Integrated Pedagogy May Enhance Academic Learning. The arts may help students remember science lessons. @ckbergland @KFelicello @heARTISTatWORK @MaireCervenak @ThirstyBeesNY @DisruptedTv @Richmondruss

3/8 Dear Liberal Arts Major: STEM Companies Need Your Skills to Grow. More companies in the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics—or STEM—fields are hiring workers with liberal arts backgrounds. @benpimentel @EdSurge @HigherEdSurge @BlueVine

3/7 A Quick Introduction to Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Deep Learning and TensorFlow – What used to be just a pipe dream in the realms of science fiction, artificial intelligence (AI) is now mainstream technology in our everyday lives. @BPIncubator @gp_pulipaka

3/7 Researchers explore what makes robots ‘persuasive’ to humans. A new study explores how robots persuade and build trust with humans. @TechXplore_com @UofT @ArtificialShane @BobPickard

3/6 How to Choose the Right Chart Type [Infographic] – Building chart is an integral part of data analysis. It helps to decide how to analyze data. @ibobriakov @DataScienceCtrl @granvilleDSC @nancyrubin @KirkDBorne

3/5 How To Best Cram For A Test, According To Science. Maximize the little time you have with these handy tips and tricks to help you ace that exam. @AsapSCIENCE

3/5 Video games could help uncover your hidden talents – and make you happier. A growing body of research suggests that the virtual world can show you what you are truly capable of. @WeightmanCraig @ConversationUS @Romdhanifaten @wef

3/5 AI is reinventing the way we invent. The biggest impact of artificial intelligence will be to help humans make discoveries we couldn’t make on our own. @DavidRotman @techreview @Gen_Kilpatrick @SamueL_WonG_

3/3 Truth Quote@tim_fargo

3/2 AI is real now: A conversation with Sophie Vandebroek – You can listen to the coversation or read the transcript. @S_Vandebroek @techreview @Darktrace @ChuckDBrooks @techreview

3/1 Hawaii Tops U.S. in Wellbeing for Record 7th Time. See how your state did on the five criteria that go into this rating. Here is what two authors at the New York Post think. @elizameryl @TamarLapin @nypost @Gallup

3/1 Ten High School Teacher Resume Writing Tips With Example Accomplishments – You never know when you are going to need one so keep it up to date. @Candace_Davies

2/28 Five effective ways to overcome setbacks in life – Time to get comfortable with your discomfort. @LaRaeQuy @SBEducation

2/26 The WIRED Guide to 5G – 5G is coming so you should have some understanding of it. @klintron @WIRED @caitlin__kelly

2/25 These are the 13 cheapest grocery stories in America. Looking for a great deal on food? The store with the best sales might surprise you. This didn’t surprise me. I get most of my food there. Can you guess? @PKanagaratnam @TODAYshow @JuliaMcCurley

2/25 Public Speaking Is No Longer a ‘Soft Skill.’ It’s Your Key to Success in Any Field. Great persuaders have a competitive edge in the age of ideas. @carminegallo @Inc

2/25 How Artificial Intelligence is changing Public Relations – Many Public Relations professionals believe that AI will continue to be a strong ally that will change the industry in a positive way. @thewehrhouse @KeithKeller @DigammaAI

2/25 A Quick Guide to Encrypted Messaging – This is something we all should understand. @desnnr @MartinAButters

2/24 eMammal Lite – Practice Identifying Animals and Learn Where They Live. eMammal Lite is an online activity based on the wildlife photographs on the Smithsonian’s eMammal site. @rmbyrne @eMammal @SmithsonianScie

2/24 How to declutter your mind – If your brain is a heaving mess of work and life to-dos. Find some focus with these straightforward steps. @skylarclouds @rydercarroll @TEDTalks

2/23 NASA captures incredible ‘dragon’ aurora over Iceland. The natural phenomenon is caused by particles emanating from the sun that collide with Earth’s atmosphere to put on a gorgeous light show. @christocarbone @FoxNewsTech @nypost

2/23 Man 3D-Prints A Tank Because Human Ingenuity Knows No Bounds. It’s not full sized, but it is definitely a tank. @HansPederSahl

2/22 Stacking concrete blocks is a surprisingly efficient way to store energy. This is a great short lesson for anyone teaching the basics of potential and kinetic energy. @AkshatRathi @qz @InspiringSTEM_N @wef

2/22 Thirteen hidden pockets of daily free time you didn’t know you had (and how to make the most of them) – A time-management expert demonstrates how easy it can be to liberate minutes, if not hours, from tight schedules. @lvanderkam @FastCompany @AdaptNowEditors

2/22 Tips for Becoming More Observant in a World Full of Noise = So why do I believe the ability to be observant is becoming more valuable than ever? @gcourus

2/22 Three Ways How AI Will Augment the Human Workforce – If you are working or preparing to work, you should read this. @Ronald_vanLoon @DataScienceCtrl @InsightBrief

2/20 Four modern literacies students need to learn in school – The educational system needs to change and adapt to new challenges faster than it does. @LiviaMihai @neolms @AnthonyStogni

2/19 An Online Lab for Learning About Weather Patterns and Forecasts – The Smithsonian Science Education Center’s Weather Lab is one of many online learning activities produced and hosted by the Smithsonian. @rmbyrne

2/17 AI That Understands Your Body Language – The listening and sensing devices in our homes that choose music, manage thermostats, and look up recipes may soon know more about your state of mental and physical wellness than your primary physician. @poppycrum @Dolby @zaibatsu @forbes

2/16 Cybrary Man’s Educational Web Sites: Self-Determined Learning – This guy offers tons of free learning resources. @cybraryman1

2/16 Rest time: the foundation of performance. If you want to be productive, you need to build in rest time and so should your students. @carthagebuckley @moretime4u2

2/15 Eight Things You Should Know About the Facebook Messenger, Instagram and WhatsApp Integration – If you haven’t heard, Facebook announced that it’s working to integrate three major chat platforms — Messenger, Instagram, and WhatsApp — in order to allow cross-communication for users. @johntomlinsonuk @larrykim

2/15 Is Creativity a Skill? According to a new LinkedIn analysis of member profiles, creativity tops the chart of soft skills that employers are looking for. Is your school promoting it? @tonywan @EdSurge @HigherEdSurge

2/15 These are the 10 most in-demand skills of 2019, according to LinkedIn. How many are your school teaching? @InsightBrief @wef @CharltonEmma

2/14 Evolutionary biology can help us understand how language works. How did languages develop so many different ways of fulfilling the same kinds of communicative tasks? @MishaDunn @ConversationUS @ToscaKilloran @wef

2/14 How to Be Sensitive to Other People’s Feelings – One of the most important traits of a leader is sensitivity to the feelings of the people around them. @LollyDaskal

2/13 Nine Foods You Should NEVER Order at a Restaurant – I’m not sure I agree with all of these tips, but they are worth considering. @_nutritiontips

2/13 Did A Robot Write This? How AI Is Impacting Journalism. Several major publications are picking up machine learning tools for content. So, what does artificial intelligence mean for the future of journalists? Nicole Martin @Forbes @TamaraMcCleary

2/10 The best thing you can do for your health: sleep well. This goes for your kids too. @guardian @PamShaw23

2/10 What Is Disruptive Innovation? The theory of disruptive innovation has proved to be a powerful way of thinking about innovation-driven growth. @claychristensen @HarvardHBS @kdeep39 @simonlporter

2/9 What can we learn from the world’s most enduringly creative people? They “slow-motion multitask,” Can you do this as well? @TimHarford

2/9 The History of Artificial Intelligence – It began with the “heartless” Tin Man from the Wizard of Oz. @Damien_CABADI @dinisguarda @HarvardBiz

2/9 Five Tips to Improve Focus and Get Things Done – Where we place our attention determines what gets done. In most instances, we know what we need to do. We even know how to do it. So where do we fall short? @rogerhamilton @YoungEnt

2/9 What is a subreddit on Reddit … and Why Should You Care? In essence, a subreddit is like a niche forum. @NealSchaffer

2/8 The Fastest-Growing Job In Each State, Mapped – This would be interestng information for anyone looking for work or preparing for a job. @BLS_gov

2/8 Why Your Success is Fueled by Your Peers? If you want to be successful, it seems to make sense to get around successful people. @SkipPrichard @leobottary

2/8 What is Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality? They’re the hot topics of the day in the educational technology industry. @rmbyrne @PBSKIDS @smithsonian

2/7 Five Life Skills That Successful People Master That Others Don’t – Here are life skills that parents often didn’t teach. @jeffbullas @martinjonesaz

2/6 There Is A Much Better Way To Board Airplanes, But There’s No Way It Will Ever Be Implemented. Stop the animation after the problem is posed and see what your students come up with. @skillshare @cgpgrey

2/6 Is Your Body Language Revealing More Than You Want It To. Studies find that up to 80% of what we understand in a conversation is read through the body, not the words. @LollyDaskal

2/6 Future technologies that will drive Industry 4.0 – Scenarios like these are gradually becoming a reality in industrial production. @KlausHelmrich @wef @ChuckDBrooks @simplivllc @MikeQuindazzi @HaroldSinnott

2/5 Last fall TED-Ed started publishing a series of lessons titled “Why Should You Read…” – The series features short animated TED-Ed lessons that explain the significance of classic works of literature. @Mary_Eicher @TED_ED @rmbyrne

2/5 Guy Breaks Down What 2,000 Calories Looks Like In Four Popular Diets. The diets are keto, paleo, vegan, and fast food. The visuals help you see what 2,000 calories look like. @Buff_Dudes

2/3 Why Quantifying Turbulence Is One Of The Hardest Problems In Science – Cut your local meteorologist some slack. Here’s why predicting wild weather can be so difficult. This 3:35 animation is a great science lesson. @QuantaMagazine @qaisicle

2/3 25 Years Of Super Bowl Halftime Show Lineups, Ranked – This is a great piece of data generation and display. You kids should like it. @guswez @FiveThirtyEight

2/1 Five Fantastic Word Cloud Tools for Chromebooks – Word Clouds are a favorite tech tool for classrooms. Are you using them? @ericcurts @wfryer

1/31 How Much Prices Have Changed For Different Goods And Services Over The Last 20 Years, Graphed. Note that this inflation calculator shows a 55% increase over the last 20 years. Why is college tuition so high? @Mark_J_Perry @howmuch_net

1/30 How Much Snow It Takes For School Districts To Close? It depends a great deal on where you live, according to a 2014 map. Point out county borders to your students. @NOAA @reddit @Digg

1/29 Understanding blockchain is way easier if you think of it as an onion. In Blockchain Basics, Daniel Drescher describes blockchain as a software system made up of two layers; application and implementation. @mattbeedham @thenextweb @mi_jim @evankirstel

1/29 New Hubble view is ‘deepest image of the universe from space.’ The space telescope run by NASA and ESA once again delivers a wondrous look at the cosmos. @akooser @CNET @rudytoot1

1/28 Smart Glasses Aren’t on the Streets, They’re on Factory Floors. On the factory or the shop-room floor augmented-reality, smart glasses are already being deployed across a wide swath of industries. @JakeSwearingen @intelligencer

1/28 Pop Music is Stuck on Repeat. Colin Morris does a great job analyzing repetition in songs old and new. The metric he uses is interesting. If you like music you will like this. @HalfEatenScone @TEDxPenn

1/26 Reading List: Nine Smart Books on Artificial Intelligence – This is a topic that most of us including our students should know more about. @tvanderark @Getting_Smart

1/26 Four Ideas for Overcoming Math Anxiety – This will help you spot it in students and offer some ideas. @Lynch39083

2/25 Ten Short Lessons from Ten Fields That Have Had a Profound Impact On My Life – These are good lessons as far as I can tell. @Collect_Wisdom @RetireManifesto

2/25 How This Successful Teenage Entrepreneur Learned The Art Of Tenacity – One of the biggest challenges facing young entrepreneurs is that they have the drive and passion, but without dogged determination and a cast iron resolve, their creative talents can go unnoticed. @alisonbcoleman @Forbes @vijaysharma1122 @robmknowles

1/24 47% of the human workforce will be replaced by 2035. Will your career disappear? Students looking for a career to pursue should play with this cool data tool. Note that the chance of teachers being replaced is very low. @LeisurejobsGB

1/24 Is Creativity a Skill? According to a new LinkedIn analysis of member profiles, creativity tops the chart of soft skills that employers are looking for. @tonywan @edsurge @DrKatrinaKeene

1/24 Beyond Design Thinking: Why Education Entrepreneurs Need to Think in Systems. For the last few years, design thinking has been in vogue. @amyahearn11 @EdSurge @HigherEdSurge

1/23 Careers in Accounting – The career growth for accounting students was recently projected to grow by 10% over the next decade. Accounting Licensure InformationNew York Page

1/23 Hans Rosling’s Factfulness Test – Time to see what you and your students know about how the world has changed in the last twenty years. After you go over the answers see if your students can draw a conclusion. @HansRosling @Gapminder @GlobalHealthKI @OlaRosling

1/22 Here’s How Tax Brackets Actually Work. This should work for middle school and up. @alv9n @xtinathornell @voxdotcom

1/22 Ivy Experience provides SAT & ACT test prep, tutoring, and college essay and application consulting services. If you know any high school juniors share this with them and their parents.

1/22 A Virtual Amusement Park About Molecules – The NanoSpace Molecularium is a nice educational game produced by Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. @Molecularium @RPIUnion @rmbyrne

1/21 How to Embrace Change Using Emotional Intelligence – Next time your organization introduces a big change, consider these four emotional intelligence strategies to help you embrace the change rather than brace for it. @KandiWiens @DarinRowell @q_harvardbusin1 @LeeAraoz @E_Sheninger

1/20 The Highest-Paying Job In Each State, Mapped – While the highest-paid occupation differs from state to state, one thing is clear: if you want to earn a lot of money, being a doctor really pays. @BLS_gov

1/20 What actually works for muscle recovery—and what doesn’t – Looks like the best thing to do is get a good night sleep. It’s also really good for your brain. This is true for your kids too. @camaldarelli @PopSci @DepositPhotosPr

1/20 What is hedonism and how does it affect your health? Hedonism has a bad reputation, but it might be time to reconsider. @ConversationUS @MichelleBxtr @Pleasure_Lab

1/17 All Educators Need to Keep Learning. Regardless of how many years you’ve been in education, the one thing that remains consistent is the absolute need for continuous learning. @MsSackstein @EdWeekTeacher

1/17 Three Emerging Technologies That Will Disrupt The Learning Ecosystem – “Once a new technology rolls over you, if you’re not part of the steamroller, you’re part of the road” – by Stewart Brand @Shanavazsf @elearnindustry @PatriceHoudayer

1/16 Why 2019 Was The Best Year For AR And VR At CES – One showgoer give relates his experiences. @CharlieFink @Forbes @SRplatform

1/16 New Jobs That Didn’t Exist Before And Pay 50 Percent More – Technology is already creating roles that simply didn’t exist 5 or 15 years ago, opening up both new full-time careers as well as lucrative ‘spot’ opportunities. @xuezhao @Forbes @MeghanMBiro

1/15 Top Seven Habits Of Mentally Strong People – Mentally strong people exist. But they are not a miracle. How many do you have? @PalomaCanteroGm @Forbes @IanMAdair @SteveMaraboli

1/15 Is Artificial Intelligence about Taking Human Jobs or Creating Them? What is the Future of Work? @ShudeepC @Julez_Norton @SpirosMargaris

1/14 The top 11 apps to use with Book Creator – It lets you can pull in content from other apps so easily, it’s often the last step in the workflow – where students collate all their content from other apps into one place, to showcase their work. @BookCreatorApp @seni_bl @McWERK

1/13 To Prevent Fires, One California Town Says ‘Goat Fund Me.’ Realizing its predicament, Nevada City has launched a crowdfunding campaign to pay goats to clear brush at the edges of town. @mrMattSimon @WIREDScience @vtitunik

1/13 Björk on creativity as an ongoing experiment – I’ve been a fan for a long time. This is one very creative artist. @bjork @thecreativeindp @Julez_Norton

1/12 How the periodic table went from a sketch to an enduring masterpiece – Every chemistry student should read this story. @tom_siegfried @ScienceNews @MrVonTersch

1/12 Education is the most difficult sector to automate. Automation is disrupting industries and the employment sector by putting a lot of people out of work. This might not be the case for the sector of education. @JosephineMisson @wooclap @thinkm2

1/11 Five Body Language Positions Used by Charismatic Speakers – Your body language and posture reveal a lot about your personality, state of mind, and confidence level, among other things. @AMAnet @KasiaWezowski @pwezowski

1/10 How to Download Thousands of Classic Books and Movies That Just Entered the Public Domain – Classic books by

1/10 21 Secrets Behind Viral Infographics – 90% of information that’s transmitted to our brains is visual. So it’s not surprising that publishers who use infographics generate more traffic. @jeffbullas

1/9 Five ways to make your iPhone speakers sound louder – Get your kids to try number five as a hands-on project. @@themattelliott @CNET @DanzadanceOrg

1/8 Sun, Moon, and Planets 101 – National Geographic’s YouTube channel has an excellent playlist that is titled National Geographic 101. @NatGeo @rmbyrne

1/8 Five Technology Trends That Will Make Or Break Many Careers In 2019 – Artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning are likely to remain hot topics. @BernardMarr @Forbes @nancyrubin @SpirosMargaris

1/8 Is It Bad for You to Read the News Constantly? recent survey from the American Psychological Association found that, for many Americans, “news consumption has a downside.” @markhamh @TIMEHealth

1/8 Three Ideas for Staying Positive – This is good advice from George Couros who is one of the best education bloggers I know. @gcouros

1/7 The World’s 100 Most Nutritious Foods – How many do you and your kids eat? How many are served in your school cafeteria? @BBC_Future

1/7 Lýdia Machová: The secrets of learning a new language – She shares four principles to help unlock your own hidden language talent — and have fun while doing it. Language teachers need to check this out. @TEDTalks @kaustabh_phani

1/6 Ranking Vegetables By How Healthy They Are – Which ones do you and your kids eat? @WeAreMel @IanLecklitner

1/5 How Does A ‘Martian’-Style Gravity Assist Actually Work? This is a good physics lesson for middle school and up. @rjallain @WIRED

1/4 Changing lives through addiction care & education – One of my followers reached out with this drug rehab resource. It looks good to me. People facing these problems and health teachers should check it out. @DrugRehab_com

1/4 How to Crush Your Habits in the New Year With the Help of Science – The NY Times asked the experts and checked the journals for the most useful tips you can take to heart. @susan_shain @nytimeswell @MindfulOnline

1/3 This Daily Habit Will Make Your Life Better Within a Month. Stop, take a step back from whatever you were doing, and ask yourself how you can improve it. @LollyDaskal

1/3 South Korea and Sweden are the most innovative countries in the world – The share of new science and engineering graduates has kept the US out of the top ten. @byjohnmckenna @thisisformative @wef

1/2 Why memorising facts can be a keystone to learning – Memorizing facts and lists can build the foundations for higher thinking and problem solving. @guardian @RickettsKate @pattishank

1/2 Ten Music Business Predictions For 2019 – Anyone who listens to music might find this interesting. @bobbyowsinski @Forbes @larrypareigis

1/1/2019 The Third Education Revolution – Schools are moving toward a model of continuous, lifelong learning in order to meet the needs of today’s economy. @TheAtlantic @donnamurdoch @bill_friel_edu

1/1/2019 Five myths about the future of work that you need to stop believing – Being a “quick” learner can be advantageous–but it’s not the be-all and end-all when it comes to success in the future of work. @a_purbasari @FastCoDesign @elemenous

12/31 A Super Blood Wolf Moon Will Glow Red In The Sky This January. The total lunar eclipse will be visible from coast to coast in the United States on January 20. Mark your calendar. @Starz_Wayne @tee62

12/31 25+ Google Tricks (Guaranteed You Won’t Know All of Them!) – Maximize your time with these lesser-known commands. I didn’t know most of them. @larrykim @Inc

12/31 How to Create Visually Amazing Content, Even if Your Last Name Isn’t Van Gogh – Start by making content easy to read. @thrivethemes @imobsession

12/30 Is the World Getting Better or Worse? Look at the numbers with Steven Pinker in his TED Talk. @sapinker @TEDTalks

12/30 Pernille Ripp’s Favorite Books of 2018 – Make sure your school library has all of them. @pernilleripp @LeeAraoz

12/30 The 16 Worst Decisions You’ll Ever Make in Your Life – How many have you made from time to time? @LollyDaskal

12/30 This is why babies are so much better than you at learning languages. Babies can learn a second language in one hour per day. Want to know why? @FuturityNews @Sisyphus38 @wef

12/29 The science stories that shook 2018 – Scientists pick the breakthroughs and discoveries that defined their year, from insights into human evolution to our first trip aboard an asteroid. @guardian @AdamRutherford @jimalkhalili @PeteEtchells @MrLauLearning @demishassabis

12/29 Internet of Things trends for 2019 – The state of the Internet of Things (IoT) market has not quite seen the explosion it did in 2017, rather it seems as though the hype has calmed as vendors prepare to bring a real impact in 2019. @TamaraMcCleary @computerworlduk

12/28 Has The AI Train Left The Station? – An Interview With Leading AI Influencer Spiros Margaris. Spiros Margaris is a leading AI & Fintech influencer in the world. @Analyticsindiam @mi_jim @SpirosMargaris

12/28 What The AI Jobs Of The Future Will Look Like – Unless you are retired or near retirement, you need to read this. @annacod @DellTech @rogerhamilton @Forbes @intel

12/28 The Ultimate Women in Science Reading List: 150 Essential Titles – How many are in your school’s library? @CountDvL @WomenYSK @MDDelahunty @JacquelynGill

12/27 Make Your Own Tanker Implosion With a Soda Can. The tanker implodes because of pressure. In this case, it is air pressure from the surrounding atmosphere. @WIRED @rjallain @MythBusters @ScienceChannel

12/27 Why Reading Is the Most Intelligent Thing You Can Do. Reading plays an integral role in developing our intelligence, problem-solving, and analytical skills. All good reasons to do more of it. @bizzwriter @AnthonyStogni @Inc

12/26 Wisconsin Teen Continues Giving With Blanket Drive For Mayo Dialysis Patients. What are your teens doing? @ABC6NEWS @korytellers @chizad7

12/26 Five Things My Father Taught Me Which Advanced My Career – Formal education doesn’t really teach us about mindset, dealing with people or about how to react in times of adversity. @GordonTredgold

12/26 Why Resistance to Change Is Natural and Healthy – Leaders often see resistance to change as bad. Understanding why it is natural and good helps us deal with it better. @MikeLehrOZA

12/26 Four Emerging Technology Areas That Will Help Define Our World In 2019 – We’re not flying around in our own cars as the Jetsons did yet, but we’re closer. @ChuckDBrooks @Forbes @CaseyFahey

12/25 How To Mix Paint Colors, Blending Techniques And Basic Color Theory – It’s like magic. This looks like a good lesson for beginning artists of any age. @AmyEWynne11 @CreativeLive

12/25 19 trends we’ll be obsessing over in 2019 – Next year promises even bigger surprises both in real life and online. Don’t be left out. @ericspitznagel @nypost

12/22 Diverse Middle Grade Fantasy Books – Does your middle grade reader love fantasy? Magical worlds, fantastic beasts, mythical creatures, bizarre dimensions. This list of diverse middle-grade fantasy books will keep them up all night reading. @momandkiddo @pragmaticmom

12/22 The Future of Learning Technology – This isn’t a crass oversimplification of technologies but a means of extending L&D’s expectation of technology and how it could serve us in the not-so-distant future. @elearnindustry @RickettsKate @juandoming

12/22 U.S. Education in 2018 in Ten Charts – These charts convey some big takeaways about U.S. schools, students, and teachers in 2018. @educationweek

12/21 Homeschooling: This is How We Do it. This isn’t for everyone, but if you are considering it or even doing already you need to check this out. @myfourandmore @Cleverlychangin

12/20 Daytime Naps Boost Brain Power in Mysterious Ways. – Short bouts of sleep benefit information processing below conscious awareness. Are you and your kids getting your naps? @ckbergland @PsychToday @NoelMcDermott

12/19 Do You Know Your Leadership CF? CF, or Care Factor is genuine. If you have it you truly care for the people you lead, in fact, you care for people in general. @LeadToday @FSonnenberg

12/19 The 10 fastest-growing remote jobs of 2018 – The top remote job positions are in surprising industries, according to a FlexJobs report. @macybayern @TechRepublic @nancyrubin

12/18 The Shortest International Border In The World Is Only 278 Feet Long. This is an interesting geography lesson and fun trivia. @HalfInteresting @BrilliantMaps

12/18 What is AI? What are the AI trends? This is what some marketing experts think. @megzcarpenter @Talkwalker @KeithKeller

12/17 Ranking Nuts By How Healthy They Are – Walnuts are really healthy, as are most other nuts are. @recipe4survival @drdavidfriedman @WeAreMel

12/15 Station Rotation Model: Student Designed & Led Stations – One of the benefits of the Station Rotation Model is how easy it is to design activities at different levels to meet the diverse needs of a group of students. @Catlin_Tucker @Pen63

12/15 Six Ed Tech Tools to Try – They’re not all brand-new, but each one could make a real difference in the way your students learn or the things they produce. @cultofpedagogy

12/14 The Seven Top Characteristics That Define Good Learners – This could be a list for our students or anybody who aspires to learn well. @glodigcit @leecrockett

12/14 WWF Free Rivers – An Interactive, Augmented Reality Story About Rivers – WWF Free Rivers is a free augmented reality iPad app produced by the World Wildlife Foundation. @WWF @rmbyrne

12/14 What’s so hard about histograms? Scroll down and watch one be created step by step. @AranLunzer @AmeliaMN @JZarracina @3blue1brown @AmeliaMN

12/11 How to Use the Concept Attainment Strategy – This is a cool way to go about introducing a new concept. The example is from art class, but other subjects can use it too. @cultofpedagogy @bethhill2829

12/10 America’s Power Grid Isn’t Ready for Electric Cars. The challenge isn’t just about how much energy electric vehicles will need. A more important question is when they’ll need it. @joshdr83 @EnergyUT @Davetuttle3 @CityLab

12/9 Teach kids to debate, and you teach them not to be ignored. Debating can drive confidence, oracy and ultimately social mobility. @negoodfellow @TesResources

12/8 The Most Efficient Way To Peel A Hardboiled Egg – You can skip to the 2:06 mark to see the pro do it. @epicurious

12/8 The act of drawing something has a “massive” benefit for memory compared with writing it down. A picture is worth a thousand words…. When it comes to conveying a concept, this sentiment can certainly be true. @Emma_J_Young @ResearchDigest @Randy_Matusky @elearningcoach

12/6 How to Collaborate with People You Don’t Like – The first step is both acceptance and reflection. @HarvardBiz @BGraceBullock

12/6 An Introduction to AI – Here is an introduction to AI terminologies and methodologies, covering Machine Learning, Deep Learning Narrow AI, Super Intelligence, Classic Artificial Intelligence, and more. @kdnuggets @CaseyFahey

12/6 32 Ways to Live a Happier Life That Doesn’t Cost a Penny – But it’s important to always remember that the truest wealth is not counted in money but in the things that bring us happiness. @LollyDaskal

12/5 Strategies for Helping Students Motivate Themselves – There are four qualities that have been identified as critical to helping students motivate themselves: autonomy, competence, relatedness, and relevance. @Larryferlazzo @Erik_Youngman @edutopia

12/4 Forgery Experts Reveal How They Spot Fake Paintings. Forensics is a hot topic for getting students interested in learning. This might help. @WIRED @tatraas

12/4 21 Secrets Behind Viral Infographics – 90% of information that’s transmitted to our brains is visual. This is aimed at business, but it is important for educators. @jeffbullas

12/2 Artificial Intelligence Paradox: As Robots Take Over, People Skills Become More Critical. Artificial intelligence and machine learning are going to dramatically transform the tasks associated with many jobs. @joemckendrick @Forbes @Julez_Norton @TamaraMcCleary

12/2 How Our Brains Figure Out What Words Mean Based On How They’re Said. It’s not just what you say that matters. It’s how you say it. @Wes_Kieschnick @MindShiftKQED

12/1 Moon and Venus December 2 to 4 – In the coming mornings – December 2, 3 and 4, 2018 – look eastward before sunrise for the moon and Venus. Set your alarm. @cshislop @earthskyscience

12/1 Made on iPad: Creative workflows and insights offered by professionals – @MichaelSteeber @9to5mac @jimharmon @AppleDrD

11/30 ISS releases longest time-lapse video made in space. Two trips around the Earth in only 15 minutes. @christocarbone @FoxNewsTech @nypost

11/29 3D Bear: Bringing Augmented Reality to Every Classroom – WIth this tool teachers don’t have to spend a lot of time trying it out or figuring out how to get started. @Rdene915 @3DBearOfficial @JaimeDonally

11/29 The iPad is changing music production. Grammy award-winning music producer Henny Tha Bizness uses the iPad exclusively to make music. Be sure to watch the short video. Schools could use this. @hennythabizness @cultofmac @mistercharlie @rudytoot1

11/28 Eight Things People Don’t Tell You About Social Media – But You Should Know – Even the most successful people started small. @dreckbaerfrau @TheSocialMs @Dawn_Abraham

11/28 Want to Seem Smart? Ask for Advice. A new study shows asking for help actually makes you look more competent, not less. @EntryLevelRebel @inc @MSchneiderTwts

11/27 What If You Stopped Sleeping? – Video Lesson – This animation explains the effects of sleep deprivation as well as the effects of sleeping too much. @rmbyrne @AsapSCIENCE

11/27 Ways to Relax When You Finally Find Time for Yourself – This is aimed at moms but should work for anyone. @BusyMomDiary1 @_Penelope

11/26 Eight Ways to Conquer Self-Doubt – According to the psychotherapist Adam Phillips, self-doubt and anxiety serves an important function. @GordonTredgold

11/26 Here’s why your attitude is more important than your intelligence. When it comes to success, it’s easy to think that people blessed with brains are inevitably going to leave the rest of us in the dust. But new research from Stanford University will change your mind. @talentsmarteq @wef @LouisColumbus

11/25 Two Easy Ways to Publish Podcasts – And Ten Topics for Classroom Podcasts – Many teachers are now including podcasting projects in their classrooms. @jonathanwylie @rmbyrne

11/25 Seven Easy Ways to Improve Your Intelligence Every Day – How many are you already doing? @larrykim @MobileMonkey_ @WordStream @Inc @Medium @CNBC

11/25 Create your own Augmented Reality location-based adventure. Metaverse is a very powerful platform for producing multiple forms of AR, everything from multiple choice questions, to using your camera to do a Google Image Search, to geo-location experiences. @crewsertech @micahshippee

11/24 Mathematician Unravels A Curious Pattern Among Prime Numbers. Share with math teachers and students you know. @numberphile @BradyHaran

11/24 Ten Simple Ways You Can Combat Fatigue – This is good advice for people of all ages. They all work for me. @LollyDaskal

11/24 Ten Traits of Highly Creative Achievers – I don’t think you have to have them all, but you probably need some. Which do you have? @Dr_Sherrie @Entrepreneur @ChrisWeissCT

11/23 U.S. Population Growth by State (1900-2017) – This animation makes population groth look like a horse race. It’s a very cool visual data display. @ThePedMeister @DataIsBeautiful @reddit

11/23 The Chemistry of Thanksgiving or “Why It’s Not Turkey Making You Sleepy.” Enjoy this compilation of Thanksgiving turkey chemical deliciousness! We’re celebrating the holiday with our favorite food science bits and pieces. @ACSReactions @rmbyrne

11/21 Flipped Classrooms: Why And How To Flip Education? Why schools should use flipped classrooms by default and how you can flip your class and offer a more personalized experience of learning. @elearnindustry @Yuri_Druzhinin

11/21 Five Great Non-Education Books That Might Change Your Thinking on Teaching and Learning – Check my summaries of Drive by Daniel Pink and Mindset by Carol Dweck. @Gcouros @DanielPink @MindsetWorks @KimGriesbach

11/21 Moving Students From Digital Citizenship To Digital Leadership – Digital citizenship is “The quality of habits, actions, and consumption patterns that impact the ecology of digital content and communities.” @TeachThought @mccoyderek @sylviaduckworth

11/21 Lifting weights is better for your heart than cardio. Lifting weights protects against heart attacks and stroke more than running or cycling, a study suggests. @shaungw @TheSun @nypost

11/21 What Are Probiotics, and Why Should I (Maybe) Try Them? Here is a beginner’s guide to infusing your gut with fresh helpings of “good bacteria.” @GQMagazine @abidhaque

11/20 Which of These Six Types of Entrepreneur Are You? Check out the fascinating infographic and see which one most aligns with your entrepreneurial style. @larrykim @MobileMonkey_ @founding

11/20 Does Brain Training Work? (Brain Researchers on Improving Memory) There are 10 million new cases of dementia every year, with most from Alzheimer’s disease. 200,000 of those affect young people. It’s time to defend your own mind. @tomgerencer @NinaAtZety @zety_com

11/18 Ten Phrases That Make You Sound Less Confident – Confidence is a key component of success, and part of building and maintaining confidence is looking for the little things that may be undermining it every day. @LollyDaskal

11/18 Shift Happens Ten Years Later – Still Worth Watching – 10 years ago, a short video called Shift Happens went viral, providing a wake-up call to educators that their students would enter a very different world once they left the classroom and entered the workforce. @mcleod @karlfisch @EdSurge

11/18 One Teacher’s Journey Into Understanding the Power of Graphic Novels – Do your teacher discount the value of pictures as part of reading? @Mrs_Ennis_OMS @kevinhoneycutt

11/18 Mickey Mouse Turns 90. (11/18/2018) Mickey Mouse’s vast popularity was a major driver of the success of the Walt Disney Company, one of the great success stories in American economic history. Be sure to show your kids Mickey’s First Animated Cartoon. @ModernCoinMart @Oswald_Official

11/17 Mapping the Thanksgiving Harvest – There are maps for each of the common ingredients of your Thanksgiving meal. @Esri @rmbyrne

11/17 Take a Video Crash Course in Beginner Electronics. Here is a series of highly entertaining, user-friendly, and informative videos that would explain the rudiments of electronics. @CollinMel @make @LFlemingEDU

11/16 Six Essential Beliefs When You Make Major Changes – If you want to reduce stress when you make big changes check this out. @carthagebuckley @moretime4u2

11/15 How to Prevent Weight Gain After Reaching Your Goal Weight – This is good advice for everyone of all ages. @uprun4life @sweetdreaming96

11/14 A Spelling, Grammar and Word Checker for Students – This tool is designed to support student writers as they compose writing on any topic. @classtechtips @rudytoot1

11/14 easy PDF: Secure, Anonymous, No Limits – This looks like a useful site for converting files to an from pdf format. @EasyPDFcom @JessMiller78

11/13 Why leaves change color in fall – The bright colors are wonderful to behold. But do they have some hidden purpose? @earthskyscience @Shareaholic @cshislop

11/13 The Seven Types of Infographics and When to Use Them – An infographic utilizes several visual elements to present information. However, it is up to you to choose the elements that best fit the information you wish to convey. @Infobrandz @msocialbusiness @NealSchaffer

11/13 The best way to learn – video textbooks! Clutch Prep is different because it’s incredibly specific to the student’s course. To get started, students are able to register under their specific professors’ course at over 3,200 universities. @edtechneil @clutchprep @ShellTerrell

11/12 Top ten roles in AI and data science – Applied data science is a team sport that’s highly interdisciplinary. Diversity of perspective matters. @quaesita @medium @nancyrubin @simonlporter

11/11 Here Are The McDonald’s Items Employees Say You Really Shouldn’t Order. Even McDonald’s warns its employees about eating too much of the food. @mashed

11/11 The Science Of THC And CBD – THC makes you high while CBD, an almost identical chemical, can help with anxiety and inflammation. More research is needed. @asapscience_

11/11 How Do Self-Driving Cars See, and How Do They See You? Dozens of companies are trying to build self-driving cars and self-driving car technology, and they all approach the engineering challenges differently. @adavies47 @Wired

11/9 FIve Fantastic Word Cloud Tools for Chrome Books – Word Clouds are a favorite tech tool for classrooms. Are your teachers using them? @ericcurts @MrKevinRoper

11/8 How GPS Works – NASA’s eClips channel on YouTube has a good student-friendly explanation of how GPS works. @NASA @rmbyrne @LaunchpadPro

11/8 Poor Thinking Habits You Must Fix to Think More Critically – It’s worth our time to seek ways of improving our thinking and to guide our learners to do the same. @leecrockett

11/7 Little Red Riding Hood: Three Multicultural Versions – Here are three contemporary versions of Little Red Riding Hood set around the world in Ghana, China, and Cajun Louisiana. @kidworldcitizen @BiculturalMama

11/7 Six Unmistakable Habits That Separate Successful People From Everyone Else – This is good advice for adults and kids. @MarcelSchwantes @Inc @MSchneiderTwts

11/7 The Most Important Skills for the 4th Industrial Revolution? Try Ethics and Philosophy. Moral judgment and ethics could be as revolutionary as artificial intelligence in this next revolution. @tonywan @EdSurge @JustinAglio

11/7 Five Good Resources for Language Learners – Technology has made it super easy for anyone to start learning a new language from scratch and right from the comfort of their couch. @medkh9 @EdTechNerd

11/5 Adam Ruins Everything – Why You Don’t Need 8 Glasses of Water a Day. You can just drink with you are thirsty. @AdamRuins @truTV

11/4 Are Electric Cars Actually Any Better For The Environment Than Regular Cars? It depends on the size of the battery and where the electricity comes from. There is a lot of good science here. This would be a great source for a student project. @jasonfenske13 @TrulliFormulaE

11/3 Grid Multiplication – It’s a good flash primary maths activity which helps students learn how to use the grid method of multiplication. @ukedchat @ICTmagic

11/2 32 Native American Children’s Books – Does your school library have these books? @coloursofus @valariebudayr_ @MulticulturKids

11/2 These 15 Behaviors Will Make You Almost Irreplaceable At Your Workplace. Your students should read this. @nina_angelovska @Forbes @gcouros

11/1 Seven Fun and Creative Ways for Students to do Research Projects – Giving Student Choice Increases Their Motivation and Buy-in. @EmergingEdTech

11/1 Just The Good Stuff From Tuesday’s (10/30/2018) Apple Event – Read this if you don’t have an hour and a half at Apple.com @steverousseau @tim_cook @Apple

10/31 Force Your Child To Learn Another Language, They’ll One Day Thank You For It (In More Than One Tongue). A 36-year-old mother is glad her mother made her bilingual. @10Daily @SenorG @BiliteracySeal

10/31 Six Ways Busy Parents Can Find Time to Exercise During the School Year – Are you struggling to find time to exercise now that your kids back in school? Here is some help. @jdaniel4smom @sweetdreaming96

10/29 Learn Anything: 50 Of The Most Popular Online Courses Of All-Time – Class Central has thousands of reviews written by our users, and we were able to sort these courses by the Bayesian average of their ratings. @TeachThought @Pen63 @inixon

10/29 Six Ed Tech Tools to Try in 2018 – They’re not all brand-new, but we think each one could make a real difference in the way your students learn or the things they produce. @cultofpedagogy @loudenclearblog @Flipgrid @InsertLearning @BookCreatorApp @AutoDraw @sway

10/29 Fifteen Questions That Invent the Future – If you feel stuck, you have aspiration without progress. But the right question re-ignites forward movement. @Leadershipfreak

10/27 An Easy Way to Create Your Own Captioned Flipped Video Lessons – You could use a screencasting tool like Screencastify or Screencast-o-matic to easily make a video that includes captions. @Screencastify @screencasto @rmbyrne

10/25 This Explanation Of Each Part Of The Apollo 11 Spacecraft Drives Home How Amazing It Is That We Went To The Moon. People born after 1960 or so should watch this. @voxdotcom

10/24 Six strangely effective sleep tips you may not have tried before – Sleep is so important for kids and adults. Be sure to try these tips. @LaurenSteussy @nypost

10/24 Which Data Skills Do You Actually Need? This 2×2 Matrix Will Tell You. Data skills — the skills to turn data into insight and action — are the driver of modern economies. @filtered_chris @HarvardHBS @datadriven2017 @thomascmurray

10/24 Writing Tips: Seven Steps For Beta Testing A Story Idea – Share with high school and college teachers and students you know. @thecreativepenn @bkmkting @Weifarer

10/23 Meaningful Learning Begins and Ends with the Opportunities We Create. Learning hasn’t really changed, but the conditions that impact and influence it has. @E_Sheninger

10/23 The Non-Obvious Way to Think Creatively – This process helps us make surprising connections and combine ideas in new ways. @Sparkitivity @creativitypost @jackiegerstein

10/22 Weather Photography Favourites October 2018

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