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10/20 Songs Inspired By Bach Please share with music teachers, music students, and musicians you know. David Bennett Piano (YouTube)

10/19 If a giant space rock struck Earth, how would we rebuild our food supply? Philip Maughan explores the consequences for our diets. @BBC_Future

10/19 Watch Out for Biden Student Loan Forgiveness Scams – Scammers have targeted student loan borrowers for years, but the recent forgiveness announcement from President Biden has opened the door for many new scams. @TheLoanSherpa

10/18 How Was the World’s Biggest Dome Built? Florence Cathedral remained without a dome for more than a century, for nobody was capable of building it, until Filippo Brunelleschi presented a promising solution in 1418. @WildAidLatino

10/18 Record your Screen for Free – VEED.IO gives you a quick and easy way to record professional videos and share them instantly. @veedstudio

10/17 This Little Trick Makes Podcast Editing Easier. When editing a video, there are visuals that make it relatively easy to know where to cut. The same is not true when editing audio for a podcast unless you use the “clap and pause” trick. @rmbyrne @GarageBandMusic

10/17 Recycled Battery Materials Can Work as Well as New Ones. In an independent test, cathode components of Redwood Materials made from reused metals matched the performance of those made from raw ones. @GregoryJBarber @WIRED

10/14 How to Prep Now If Winter Always Makes You Depressed – This looks like great advice for anyone. @maggieoneill19

10/14 Top 25 Gadgets You Need to Study Smarter [from $20] – I bet you will find a few things here to peak your interest. Today, there are gadgets for everything, and the variety of intelligent devices available increases every day. Some of them can improve your life. Others seem a bit useless. @DaisyHartwell @CusWriting

10/13 Change is an opportunity to do something amazing. This will take you to George Couros’ blog, which contains lots of valuable resources. @gcouros

10/13 Four Easy Scholarships YOU Could Apply For – Not all scholarships are created equal. Many scholarships can require a lot of time and resources through applications, essays, videos, or service projects. @collegeaveloans @_feedspot

10/13 How to Rock Your CV with a Soft Skills Section – HR specialists pay close attention to a list of soft skills. Soft skills, or common skills, combine social skills and character traits—for example, teamwork, critical thinking, multitasking, and other abilities that most jobs require. @StudyCorgi

10/12 Pinkcast 4.28. Here’s how to calm down and chill out when you’re captured by stress. Dan also offers four other interesting links. Search this site to find my summaries of his books. @hubermanlab @DanielPink

10/12 Low-cost relaxing hobbies to take up this winter When the days get colder and the nights get darker, motivating ourselves can be difficult. @ijanifriend @MetroUK

10/12 These Sci-Fi Visions for Interstellar Travel Just Might Work. Les Johnson, author of the new book A Traveler’s Guide to the Stars, talked to WIRED about solar sails and more ways to get farther into the final frontier. @LesAuthor @raminskibba @WIRED

0/10 Home Prices Are Falling | How This Affects Retire – Holy Schmidt! on YouTube

10/8 Average 401k Balance by Age 65 | PLUS # of “401k millionaires” – Here we also get the median balance that you can compare your 401k to if you have one. Holy Schmidt! on Youtube

10/8 Thinking of going vegan? What you need to know first. It’s a process that I have gone through. At home, I’m totally vegan. When I go to friends’ houses, I eat what they feed me. @lisa_drayer @EboIaNewsCNN

10/7 Prior Knowledge and Retrieval Practice – One of the challenges to studying the effects of prior knowledge on learning is that it is difficult to control in an experiment. @DrSilverFox @AceThatTest @_feedspot

10/6 The Most Expensive US Hurricanes For Insurers, Visualized They are all recent as people have more expensive homes in hurricane zones. @darcymiajimenez @guardian @VICEUK @Mic @CosmopolitanUK @MetroUK

10/6 Ten Qualities For A Good Job In 2023 – This is good advice for students and adults. @flashlearners @_feedspot

10/6 How to take notes from a video: 19 video note-taking tips – Taking notes from a video is similar, in ways, to taking notes from a textbook – but there are differences too. Here are the best strategies for taking notes from a textbook if that’s what you’re looking for. @KatieHabits @_feedspot

9/19 When meta-analysis goes wrong – A recent study on homeopathy shows reminds us that meta-analysis – like any study – can look superficially solid yet still produce nonsense. @minzlicht @StuartJRitchie

9/19 Why more schools are considering a 4-day week despite some drawbacks – Many schools did go to a four-day week during the pandemic. @NimahGobir @MindShiftKQED

9/18 How green hydrogen could end the fossil fuel era – As climate change accelerates, finding clean alternatives to fossil fuels is more urgent than ever. Social entrepreneur Vaitea Cowan believes green hydrogen is the answer. @CoVaitea @TEDTalks

9/18 Crispr Can Speed Up Nature—and Change How We Grow Food. It took thousands of years for humans to breed a pea-sized fruit into a beautiful beefsteak tomato. Now, with gene editing, scientists can change everything. @WIRED @LiebermanMichal

9/17 Eight Steps To Write Excellent College Assignment – Writing tasks are the ones that many students fear, as they feel they don’t have the skills to write a perfect college assignment. @flashlearners @_feedspot

9/17 The Global Billionaire Population, Mapped – Raul Amoros, Avery Koop, and Joyce Ma, using data from Wealth-X, mapped out where the world’s 3,311 billionaires have registered their primary business addresses. It’s an excellent data display. @averykoop @VisualCap @WealthX @AltrataOfficial

9/16 Three strategies we use to turn struggling students into confident readers – Research-based teaching strategies and intentional edtech use can help struggling readers thrive. @eschoolnews @petersmeg

9/16 The Difference between “Complicated” and “Complex” Matters. Sending a rocket to the moon and surgeons extracting brain tumors are complicated tasks, while getting children to succeed in school is complex. @LarryCuban

9/14 The Fastest Growing And Shrinking College Subjects In The US, Visualized – Some fields of study have seen drastic changes in the number of degrees awarded over the last decade. Looks like more students are looking for employable skills. @darcymiajimenez

9/13 The Three pillars of meaningful learning – Students don’t come to classrooms with empty heads–they want learning to be meaningful and relevant to their goals and interests. @JamieGMac @VAInstitute @eschoolnews

9/12 A giant Jurassic sea dragon, unearthed – Among the dinosaurs, giant sea dragons roamed the ancient ocean. Millions of years later, paleontologist Dean R. Lomax and his team freed the remains of one of these colossal creatures from the Earth. @Dean_R_Lomax @TED_Talks

9/12 Everything You Need To Know About Owning An Electric Car – While this is almost 58 minutes long, you need to watch it if you are thinking about buying an EV. @TechConnectify

9/9 How Does a Variant-Specific Covid Booster Work? The latest vaccines are designed to target the currently circulating Omicron variants—and head off a winter surge. @emilylmullin @WEIRD

9/9 Being Productive at Home: 25 Tips for Students & Remote Workers – The COVID pandemic will eventually pass away, but the enormous societal changes that it has caused are around to stay. @StudyCorgi

9/8 Finland Might Have Solved Nuclear Power’s Biggest Problem. Finland is building the largest and most powerful nuclear reactor in Europe – and may have worked out what to do with spent nuclear fuel once and for all. @TheB1M

9/8 Climate gains are an ‘inconvenient truth’ — it’s not all bad news about the environment. This is the other side of climate change that the media doesn’t focus on. If you make energy more expensive, only poor people suffer. Note this guy doesn’t deny that humans are responsible for a warmer climate. His Book. @BjornLomborg @nypost

9/7 Six Reasons Why Drinking Coffee is Healthy – I’ve been drinking coffee every day since I was in college. This is great news for me, and my health and success support these facts. @i_am__healthy

9/7 40 College Freshmen Mistakes to Avoid & How to Do That – Be sure to share this with anyone you know who just went off to college. @StudyCorgi

9/7 Voyager 1 and 2, Humanity’s Interstellar Envoys, Soldier On at 45 – I remember seeing live photos when the first one went by Saturn in 1977. That was so cool. Click here to find out what’s on the Voyager golden . @raminskibba @WIRED

9/7 Pinkcast 4.26. Here’s Peter Drucker’s simple method for improving your performance. This is really good advice. @@DanielPink @a_Drucker_a_Day

9/6 13 Health Benefits of Running Everyday – I run almost every day and feel that I enjoy all of these benefits. Search YouTUbe for the Health and Nutrition channel. @i_am__healthy

9/6 Why talking to strangers is good for you, them, and all of us. In childhood, we’re told: “Don’t talk to strangers.” But this is short-sighted advice. @jlythcotthaims @TEDTalks

9/3 How Does ALCOHOL Impact Fat Loss, Muscle & Testosterone? (What The Science Says) – This is an excellent science lesson for middle school on up. @JeffNippard

9/3 Squats, Lunges, and Phonemes – Adding movement to reading lessons reinforces key concepts and helps fidgety students concentrate. @edutopia @LydingLinnea

9/3 Big Decision, Little Time: 3 Factors to Consider When Deciding on a University/College – When you’re in Grade 12, it seems like there are millions of programs at millions of schools, each offering unique, appealing benefits. @StudentLifeNet @munkschool @StudentLifeNet

9/3 Seven of the WORST Money Habits of All Time | 100% Preventable – There is a HUGE distinction between the money habits that make you rich and the money habits that keep you poor. Holy Schmidt

9/2 Three Big Things I Wish I Knew in Grade 12 – Be sure to share this with any incoming seniors you know. @StudentLifeNet

9/1/2022 Why is a Circle 360 Degrees, Why Not a Simpler Number, like 100? Math students and teachers need to watch this. @ABCscience

9/1/2022 A New Approach to Car Batteries Is About to Transform EVs. Auto companies are designing ways to build a car’s fuel cells into its frame, making electric rides cheaper, roomier, and able to hit ranges of 620 miles. @WIRED

8/31 How reptiles took over the world – Climate change is shaping the way animals evolve, be it the way they look or behave. Similarly, climate warming that occurred millions of years ago helped reptiles evolve faster, diversify, and conquer the world. @vetvirologist @mashable

8/31 Why Weather Forecasts Suck – They usually get the all-day rains right. It’s the short mid-day storms that are harder to predict. @MinuteEarth

8/31 Most In-demand Artificial Intelligence Skills To Learn In 2022 – Note that even soft skills like the ability to collaborate are in demand. @Raju_Swapnil @kdnuggets
8/30 How to write a scholarship application – This is great advice for any high school student. @IefaOrg

8/30 Four ways to tackle IT workforce shortages – IT teams have now been elevated to a strategic role, charged with driving multiple digital transformation initiatives across their districts. @eschoolnews

8/29 Why NASA’s Most Powerful Rocket Yet Could Be A Game Changer For The Space Program If you are interest in rockets you will like this. @DJSnM

8/26 Volcano VS Glacier – This is a good Earth science lesson for upper elementary on up. @MinuteEarth @Wondrium

8/25 100 best organization tips for college students – I think this applies to everyone. @KatieHabits

8/24 How the food you eat affects your gut – Shilpa Ravella The bacteria in our guts can break down food the body can’t digest, produce important nutrients, regulate the immune system, and protect against harmful germs. @shilparavella @TED_ED

8/24 Complicated Video Effects – Here are the Surprisingly Complicated Visual Effects That Went Into The ‘Pirates Of The Caribbean’ Movies. While that is beyond your film students, for now, they should enjoy this. @focusfame

8/23 Inside The Million Dollar Chicken Farm. Amazing Modern Chicks Poultry Farming Technology! You don’t see the chickens die, but you see everything else. This makes me happy to be a vegan. @ZMachinery

8/23 How Foley Artists Make Cartoon Sounds For Films And TV Shows Foley artists Sanaa Kelley and Monique Reymond reveal all the secrets behind the sounds and noises of your favorite cartoon characters, like “SpongeBob SquarePants,” “Kung Fu Panda: The Dragon Knight” and more. Studnet video makers should like this. @MoniqueReymond @reelfoleysound @thisisinsider

8/23 Storytellers of data, fortune tellers of the future – What do data scientists do? Yukta’s blog discusses some of the most interesting and exciting facets of the data science field and what is at the core of the data scientist profession. @LondonRaPP @LondonU @_feedspot

8/20 Spaced Retrieval Practice Benefits Long-Term Learning and Transfer. For over a century, cognitive psychologists have been studying spaced practice and retrieval practice, resulting in a great deal of evidence that these two strategies work very well to improve student learning. @DrSumeracki @AceThatTest @_feedspot

8/20 High Tech: Addiction or Dependency? Whenever access to new technologies increased the flow of information, such as the printing press, telegraph, telephone, computer, and now smartphones, there were those who argued that such technologies reduced communication among friends and family, eroded a sense of community, increased isolation of individuals, and even made people dumb. @LrryCuban

8/19 Webb Discovers a Galaxy That Could Break Physics. Astronomers have nicknamed this galaxy Schrodinger’s galaxy because it could be at two places at once. @cosmic_secrets

8/18 The Big Business of Burying Carbon – The porous rock beneath the Gulf Coast launched the petroleum age. Now entrepreneurs want to turn it into a gigantic sponge for storing CO2. @Jeff_Ball @Stanford @WIRED

8/17 Gettysburg: Animated Battle Map – This is almost 17 minutes long, but teachers and students of history should like this. Please share. @Battlefields

8/16 The New Climate Bill Demands All-American EV Batteries. The legislation adds fuel to a major push for a US battery supply chain. But inconvenient geography is the least of the challenges ahead. @AarianMarshall @WIRED

8/16 Could Your Old Poop Cure You of Future Diseases? Fecal transplants can fix gut diseases, but finding the right donor stool is tricky. The solution, some scientists believe, is to keep a store of your own. @SabrinaMWeiss @WIRED

8/15 How to Cultivate a Healthy Gut Microbiome with Food – Our gut flora is determined by what we eat, for good or for ill. Our gut flora is determined by what we eat, for good or for ill. @nutrition_facts

8/15 Why NASA Wants to Go Back to the Moon – The space agency’s upcoming lunar mission will launch the ambitious Artemis program, building on the landings 50 years ago. @raminskibba @WIRED

8/11 Back to School Lesson Planning Tips – Let’s explore where to find lesson ideas, how to use and revise templates, free lesson plans, packaging assignments, and pitfalls to avoid! @ShakeUpLearning

8/10 What Happens To Your Body When You Run 30 Minutes Every Day – If you want to be happier, avoid depression, improve your brain, sleep better, and have great legs, running is for you. Big Muscles YouTube Channel

8/10 The Double Life of an American Lake Monster – In the Great Lakes, sea lampreys are a scourge. In Europe, they’re an endangered cultural treasure. Can biologists suppress—and save—the species? @MarionRenault @WIRED

8/10 Can you solve the bridge riddle? – Alex Gendler – This should work for upper elementary on up. @Ad_Anderson @louiseseeley

8/9 MasterClass vs. Skillshare review: Learn from the best online courses. Move over, Zoom. There are other learning platforms in the store that are so cool; they don’t feel like your mundane homework. @vrgiardina @nypost

8/9 2021 US Network Administrator Salary & Employment Study – which state has the best prospects? – Are you a Network Admin? We have a detailed look at which state has the best Salary prospects. @comparitech

8/8 Which type of milk is best for you? Jonathan J. O’Sullivan & Grace E. Cunningham – – Which milk is best for you? And which uses the fewest resources and produces the least pollution? @JonathanThinks @TED_Ed

8/7 Watching A Man Make A Trebuchet Using Primitive Technology Is Oddly Mesmerizing. This is a good practical science lesson for middle school on up. @Primitive_Tech

8/7 The relationship between sex and imagination – Sex is as much mental as it is physical — and imagination is the most powerful tool we have to expand our personal agency and capacity for pleasure. This probably isn’t part of sex ed in your school, but it should be. Check out Gina’s stories here. @Gina__Gutierrez @dipseastories @TEDcouver

8/7 How Are Aluminum Cans Recycled? | How Do They Do It? The world consumes a mind-blowing 4 billion cans of soft drinks made of recycled aluminum every week. DCODE how they are recycled. @dcodethegov

8/7 How Israel became the most advanced country in agriculture – At the beginning of the nineteenth century, early settlers who decided to settle in the lands of Israel faced a huge challenge: how to farm in conditions of sweltering heat and minimal rainfall. @Innovative_Tech @epidemicsound @NetafimCorp

8/6 Short Lessons on Centripetal Force and Tea Cups – Here are multiple resources on the subject of centripetal force that should work for upper elementary on up. @PlanetNutshell @PhETsims @rmbyrne

8/5 Wikipedia Articles Sway Some Legal Judgments. An experiment shows that overworked judges turn to the crowdsourced encyclopedia for guidance when making legal decisions. @willknight @WIRED

8/5 10 Bucket List Ideas for Las Vegas (That Don’t Involve Gambling!) The Neon Museum and the Hoover Dam look like winners to me. @StudentUniverse

8/5 The Case for Making Public Transit Free Everywhere – From Spain to Germany and Luxembourg to Estonia, more and more countries are experimenting with fare-free transportation. @njkobie @WIRED

8/3 How Much Land The US Military Controls In Each State, Visualized – How much does the military own in your state? They own a bunch, and most of it is in the southwest. Note the percent of military land is not the same as the percent of each state. @VisualCap

8/3 McDonald’s Pulled Out Of Russia And Everything Went To Hell With Its Replacement. The big problem seems to be their inability to import potatoes for fries, McDonald’s most iconic item. @HalfInteresting @CuriosityStream @WatchNebula

8/2/2022 Eleanor Wonders Why – “Elinor Wonders Why” encourages preschoolers to follow their curiosity, ask questions when they don’t understand and find answers using science inquiry skills. @ElinorWonders @PBSKIDS @rmbyrne

8/2/2022 How to remain fixed on your vision – Has your motivation dipped recently? Keep reading as Roberto explains how he keeps his motivation high while studying. @LondonU

8/2/2022 How Does Light Affect Sleep? Without question, artificial lighting has improved our lives in a variety of ways. But exposure to all that artificial light can majorly impact our sleep. @LauraNewc @mattressclarity @VictoriaW_SEO

8/1 2022 What To Bring To Your Freshman Year Of College – You may not need everything on this list, but you should look it over as you pack. Share with any college freshman you know. @sstudentsblog

8/1 2022 A Way to Make Fractions Easier to Understand – New teachers can help simplify the complexities of fractions for students by using an unexpected tool—a multiplication chart. @MrCourtneyRm801 @edutopia

7/31 You won’t be confused about electric vehicle charging after reading this. Charging an EV is not nearly as complicated as people think. @drgitlin @arstechnica

7/31 School Meals and Academic Achievement – Our brains require a lot of energy to think. Around 20% of our daily calories go toward fueling the brain. @DrSilverFox @AceThatTest

7/30 How Eliminating Vegetable Oil (AKA the Hateful 8 Seed Oil) Helps Weight Loss – I seems that some vegetable oils are better for you than others. @drcateshanahan

7/30 The Big Business of Burying Carbon – The porous rock beneath the Gulf Coast launched the petroleum age. Now entrepreneurs want to turn it into a gigantic sponge for storing CO2. @Jeff_Ball @Stanford @WIRED

7/30 Five ways to reduce the cost of your commute with inflation skyrocketing – Fortunately, stores like Costco, Sam’s Club and BJ’s Wholesale alleviate the cost of gas for consumers by offering members access to the store’s private gas pumps. @MSalemann @nypost

7/27 The Best Explanation Of Air Conditioning We’ve Ever Heard In Less Than Nine Minutes – This is a good and very practical science lesson for middle school on up. @ThisOldHouse

7/27 Searching for Scholarships? Here’s our Winning Strategy. Whether you’ve realized it or not, pretty much everything you do or have done involves some sort of strategy, aka a plan of action. accessscholarships at Instagram @_feedspot

7/26 Double Rainbow Lessons – How Rainbows Form explains dispersion and refraction of light. The video also explains what causes the colors of the rainbow to appear in the order we see them. Finally, at the end of the video, viewers learn what causes the appearance of a double rainbow. @rmbyrne @SciShowKids

7/26 FAQ College majors and minors: Differences and details – Every high school student should know the answers to all of these frequently asked questions. @KatieHabits @_feedspot

7/25 Takeaways on Soy and an Edamame Recipes – Edamame is soy in its most whole-food form. The pods containing young soybeans are a snack or starter, first popularized in East Asia. @nutrition_facts

7/25 The future of remote work, according to six experts – Make the case for working remotely — but not so much that your job gets outsourced. @ranimolla @voxdotcom

7/25 The All-In Cost of Car Dependency 2022: How Driving Wrecks Your Finances. Do you want to know what you really pay when you drive? It’s a lots more than gas. @Nerd4Cities

7/24 Why Mount Everest Isn’t Really The Tallest Mountain On Earth – We’ve always been told Mount Everest is the tallest mountain on Earth, but the world is always changing. This is a good science lesson for middle school on up. @okaytobesmart @PBSDS

7/24 Bucket List Ideas for Rising High School Seniors and Their Families – Do your kids have a bucket list? @DebCollegeHelp @CollegeAveLoans @_feedspot

7/23 How Germany is kicking its meat habit Germany has made itself an outlier in global meat consumption by embracing plant-based food and politics. @KennyTorrella @voxdotcom

7/23 Nine Ways You’re Wasting Money and What to Do Instead – Whether you love it or hate it, money is an essential part of life. Yet despite how important money is to adulthood, formal education rarely teaches us how to manage it. @RansomPattersonn @collegeinfogeek

7/22 What Turtles Can Teach Humans About the Science of Slow Aging. New data shows that several types of shelled reptiles can slow—and even stop—aging if the environmental conditions are right. @katrinacecile @WIRED

7/21 Why A Spinning Vortex Causes Liquids To Defy Gravity – This looks like something you and your kids can try at home. @MouldS

7/19 Video Content Creation Course – This 5-day course starts 7/225/2022 and only costs one dollar. It looks good for middle school students on up. @JonathanTilley5

7/19 A Short Lesson About Concussions – The six-minute video explains what a concussion is, the short-term and long-term effects of concussions, and myths about concussions. Be sure to wear a helmet! @rmbyrne @TED_ED @Ad_Anderson

7/18 I’m terrible at job interviews — what can I do? Getting good enough at interviews just takes a little preparation. @greggiangrande @nypost

7/18 Three ways to spot a bad statistic – In this delightful, hilarious talk, data journalist Mona Chalabi shares handy tips to help question, interpret and truly understand what the numbers are saying. @MonaChalabi @Ted_nyc

7/16 Gasoline Prices Around The World On July 11, From Most To Least Expensive – As you can see the prices in the US are not so bad compared to Europe. Can your students explain why some prices are so low? @Digg

7/16 Excerpt from Wonder: Childhood and the Lifelong Love of Science – Frank Keil on Wonder, Childhood and Lifelong Learning – @tvanderark @Getting_Smart

7/15 Can Reengineered Aluminum Help Fill the Demand for Copper? As the world converts to electric vehicles and renewable energy, molecular tweaks to aluminum could improve its conductivity. @GregoryJBarber @WIRED

7/15 3,000 Calorie Meal Plan for Muscle Building – Training hard but not gaining muscle? Maybe you aren’t eating enough! Use this 3000-calorie eating plan to get your gains back on track. @fitness_volt

7/13 The Summer’s Best Read Is About AI, Surveillance, and Tiny Aliens – Ever wish George Saunders tried his hand at crime fiction? Try David Musgrave’s imaginative debut novel, Lambda. @Knibbs @WIRED

7/13 Should I Go Abroad for My Undergraduate Studies? This article explains what factors you need to consider to make your region choices for your undergraduate studies. @RamyaModukuri @NamitaMehta5 @TRPMumbai

7/12 That Weird Smell in Your House Might Be Mold. Here’s How to Check. Wet conditions and climate change mean the risk of spores is higher than ever. Here’s how to know if you need an assessment and what you should expect. @cmmilberger @WIRED

7/12 Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Yogurt – One of the world’s most recognizable dairy products, yogurt is a living, versatile symbol of human innovation. @Eater

7/12 NASA unveals the first picture taken by the WEBB Telescope. Check this site after 10:30 EST today (7/12/2022) to see more of the first images. @NASAWebb @NASA

7/11 Is Cheese Harmful or Healthy? Compared to What? What about the studies that show cheese has neutral or positive health effects? @NF_Espanol

7/11 Minnesota Nursing Homes Introduces Robot Caregivers. A Minnesota nursing home has begun using two AI-powered robots as care assistants for those with dementia or early-stage Alzheimer’s. @EricHSchwartz @VoicebotAI

7/10 Emergency Responder And Veteran Explains How To Respond During An Active Shooting. This is advice we all should know and it only takes three minutes. @genpelak

7/8 Building Artemis: Inside NASA’s Enormous Moon Rocket Factory – For 50 years, humans haven’t traveled more than a few hundred miles above Earth. Now, NASA’s plan to return to the moon is kicking into high gear. @reillystyley @CNET

7/7 Schools should offer at least ‘one hour of music a week’ – new music education plan revealed. The UK government’s Department for Education has published its new national plan for music education in England. How does your school match up? @sophiassocials

7/7 Sharing Music Rescued My Relationship With My Teenager If your aren’t listening to your kids music your are missing the boat. Your kids can keep you hip. @WIRED

7/6 Which type of milk is best for you? If you go to the store in search of milk, there are a dizzying number of products to choose from. @TED_ED @WellnessSure1

7/6 Visualizing the Speed of Light and Speed of Sound – Here are some everyday examples of where the discrepancy between these two speeds are visible. Animations Xplaned

7/5 The Best Drones for Every Budget – Whether you want to battle Star Wars spaceships or shoot a cinematic masterpiece, one of these picks is going to be perfect for you. @WIRED

7/5 The Race to Build Wind Farms That Float on the Open Sea – There’s huge potential to generate renewable energy far out in the ocean. But designing turbines that can survive rough waters isn’t exactly a breeze. @chrisbaraniuk @WIRED

7/5 Water Intake Calculator – The water intake calculator can help you determine your ideal daily water consumption. @fitness_volt

7/4 Off the shelf, above the fight: How cheap drones are completely changing warfare. Ukraine is showing a paradigm shift. Units no longer need to rely on large platforms and layers of command and control that delay the use of drones on the battlefield. @TaskandPurpose

7/4 Why studying abroad is worth it for you – Are you in two minds about going abroad for your education or staying home? If you answered a yes to even one of these questions, this log is for you. @ReachIvy @_feedspot

7/4 The blind spots of the green energy transition – The world needs clean power, but decarbonization calls for a massive increase in the mining and extraction of minerals like lithium, graphite, and cobalt. @OliviaLazard @TEDTalks

7/3 What is Lightning? – Another Question from My Daughter – The first place to turn to for elementary school level explanations to questions related to earth science is SciShow Kids. @SciShowKids @rmbyrne

7/3 Concrete Is Awful for the Planet. Clever Chemistry Can Help. Without it, our civilization would be nowhere. With it, the Earth is suffering. But what if concrete could be used to store climate-warming carbon? @VinceBeiser @WIRED

7/2 NASA Webb Telescope’s ‘first light’ images nearly bring tears to astronomers’ eyes. The first images will start to come in on July 12th. @Astro_Pam @Bradford_Betz @nypost @FoxNews

7/2 The Best Smart Lighting Panels, LED Strips, and Ambient Lamps – Light up your life with color, find accent lighting to match your mood, and transform the feel of your home with these decorative devices. @IamSimonHill @WIRED

7/1 Get the Best New Nonfiction Books Delivered to Your Door. Join the nonfiction subscription book club curated by Malcolm Gladwell, Adam Grant, Susan Cain, and Daniel Pink. @NextBigIdeaClub @DanielPink @Gladwell @AdamMGrant @susancain

7/1 The World Can’t Wean Itself Off Chinese Lithium. China dominates the global supply chain for lithium-ion batteries. Now rival countries are scrambling for more control over “white oil.” @amitkatwala @WIRED

6/30 Understanding Bernoulli’s Equation – This is a great science lesson for high school on up. You might challenge middle schools students with this. @efficiengineer @CuriosityStream

6/29 SpaceX’s supersized Starship rocket — and the future of galactic exploration
SpaceX’s Starship launch vehicle has the potential to explore the solar system in a bold, new — and supersized — way. @NCBirbhan

6/29 Short Lessons About American Independence Day – Take a look then bookmark these for your U.S. History lessons in the fall. @history_prog @rmbyrne

6/29 The Capstone Launch Will Kick Off NASA’s Artemis Moon Program. The tiny spacecraft is set to explore an orbit for a planned space station that will travel around the moon and serve as a staging point for future missions. @raminskibba @WIRED

6/28 Brain Hacking Strategies: A technique five times more effective at changing others’ behavior – A technique called Motivational Interviewing works 74% of the time, 5 times as often as other techniques investigated. @AcademicBiz @cmdanhoff

6/28 Video editing made simple – Create
videos with a single click. Add subtitles, transcribe audio and more. Try it now, no account required. @veedstudio

6/23 Educators are turning yoga into a vehicle for school and community change. Teacher burnout and the need for SEL and mental health support among students are at all-time highs–but wellness practices can help. @eSN_Laura @eschoolnews

6/23 Supreme Court OKs use of public money for religious education. The court ruled that Maine can’t exclude families in areas without public high schools from using state-provided tuition money for sectarian education. This looks like a good class discussion issue for high school on up. @PeteWilliamsNBC @nbcnews

6/22 These Satellites See Through the Clouds to Track Flooding. Remote sensing systems can struggle to spot high waters, especially in stormy weather or at night. Synthetic aperture radar offers a shot in the dark. @ScolesSarah @WIRED

Two Ways to Make Your Own Wordle-style Games – Strive Math’s new Custom Wordle game creator is a little tool that can be used to create Wordle-style games based on words of any length. @strivemath @rmbyrne

6/22 These Satellites See Through the Clouds to Track Flooding. Remote sensing systems can struggle to spot high waters, especially in stormy weather or at night. Synthetic aperture radar offers a shot in the dark. @ScolesSarah @WIRED

6/21 A floating city in the Maldives begins to take shape. It is not meant as a wild experiment or a futuristic vision: it’s being built as a practical solution to the harsh reality of sea-level rise. If we can’t stop change we must adapt. @nellylew @CNNStyle

6/21 Researching is a sought after skill. Here’s how you can build it. stop to consider whether you are researching in the most efficient manner. As a student, in particular, knowing how to research can be invaluable. Here’s how you can learn. @ReachIvy @_feedspot

6/20 Sommelier André Hueston Mack Explains How To Chill Wine and a Lot More. If you like wine at all this will help you to be less intimidated. @MaisonNoirWines @bonappetit

6/20 Adam Sandler Offers A Dose Of Reality To The Parents Of NYU’s Tisch Graduates In Hilarious Commencement Speech. This is very funny and touching. It’s 16 minutes, but well worth it. (WARNING: One F-Word) @AdamSandler @nyuniversity @NYUTischSchool

6/19 How to take a picture of a black hole – This young female PhD student might be a good role model for other girls interested in science. @klbouman @TEDxBeaconSt

6/19 Book Review: A Citizen’s Guide to Artificial Intelligence – The book’s subject matter is highly relevant and it provokes many probing questions that deserve further consideration on the part of the reader and broader society. @JohnZerilli @JohnDanaher @jamesmaclaurin @ColinGavaghan @internetrights @menoorman

6/19 Short Lessons About the Longest Day of the Year – SciShow Kids offers a nice video that can help K-3 students understand why the length of daylight changes throughout the year. @SciShowKids @rmbyrne

6/18 Here Are Several Guaranteed Ways To Never Feel Tired Again. If your high school starts early you need to read this. @AsapSCIENCE @khalid48771580

6/18 What is inflation? Inflation has a huge impact on our money, and how far it goes. Here’s an overview of what inflation is, how it works and how it impacts you. Kids in middle school on up can handle this. @SaveTheStudent @LB1899 @_feedspot

6/18 How to Work While Going to School – How to Work in College does a good job of trying to help viewers understand the importance of scheduling their time and it provides some tips for blocking distractions when it is time to focus on school work. @TheCrashCourse @rmbyrne

6/18 DEMOGRAPHICSMapped: A Decade of Population Growth and Decline in U.S. Counties. This map, using data from the U.S. Census Bureau, shows a decade of population movement across U.S. counties, painting a detailed picture of U.S. population growth between 2010 and 2020. How is your county doing? @VisualCap @NickRoutley

6/17 List of Good Fats and Oils versus Bad – This is an extended article that will tell you a lot about which fats are better for you. @drcateshanahan

6/17 Unpoppable Bubbles – Another Fun Summer Science Lesson – This short video is about how bubbles are made and propose some ideas for making bubble mixtures to test to see if it is possible to make an unpoppable bubble. @SciShowKids @rmbyrne

6/17 Everything You Need To Know About Solar Tax Credit – Did you know that if half of the roofs in the world were covered in solar panels, we would have enough energy to power the whole world? Instagram renogyofficial

6/16 How playing an instrument benefits your brain – When you listen to music, multiple areas of your brain become engaged and active. But when you actually play an instrument, that activity becomes more like a full-body brain workout. Your students should watch this. @Grace_OT @TED_Ed

6/15 My experience with being a mentor – Take a minute to think about the best mentor you’ve ever had. It could have been a colleague, a parent, your friend, a coach, or your high school teacher. @nidhi_sharma @dundeeuni

6/15 How Lost Hikers Can Send an SOS to Space – The Sarsat satellite system is a kind of celestial lifeguard for explorers, boaters, and aviators who might be in need of search and rescue. @ScolesSarah @WIRED

6/14 What the World’s Largest Organism Reveals About Fires and Forests – In Oregon, the tree-killing Humongous Fungus never would have gotten so large without the accidental help of modern fire suppression tactics. @atlasobscura @ClimateDesk @WIRED

6/14 Money
It turns out money may buy some happiness. It’s clear that at some point each dollar buys a little bit less happiness. @ForecasterEnten

6/14 Why Beethoven is the Greatest of all Time In Under Five minutess Yesterday I posted a similar video about Mozart and the day prior I did the one on Bach. Share with music teachers and students you know. Now it’s time for you and each student/child to choose your favorite. @BBC

6/13 Scientists Discover ‘Superworms’ Eat Plastic, Can Help Tackle Pollution Crisis. Beetle larvae survived on a polystyrene-only diet due to the enzymes in their guts, which may eventually be harnessed in plastic-upcycling bioreactors. @beckyferreira @VICE @motherboard @NYTScience

6/13 Why Mozart is the Greatest of all Time In Under Five Minutes – Yesterday I posted a similar video about Bach. Share with music teachers and students you know. Bach was amazing, but Mozart also wrote 12 operas including some of the best. @BBC

6/11 One of Europe’s ‘largest ever’ predatory dinosaurs discovered in the U.K. The two-legged, crocodile-faced beast known as a spinosaurid lived 125 million years ago. @leila_sackur @unisouthampton

6/11 The Case for Making Classrooms Phone-Free A teacher who once championed phones in the classroom changes his stance. @Mr_Rablin @EdSurge

6/11 Why Bach is the Greatest of all Time in under five minutes – Share with music teachers and students you know and if you have some Bach, dust it off. @BBC

6/10 Five Google Earth Activities to Get Kids Interested in the Outdoors – A new book titled Outdoor Kids in an Inside World Steven Rinella presents a lot of ideas for getting kids interested and involved in learning about nature. @stevenrinella @rmbyrne

6/9 Five Tips to Help You Choose Which University to Go To – First of all, congratulations on getting this far! If you are reading this article, you are likely at a point in your life where you are grappling with how to decide which university is the right one for you. @StudentLifeNet @SophiaDivita

6/9 Pinkcast 4.24. 5 surprising tips for getting the most out of your trip abroad. I travel a lot and do almost all of what Dan suggests. @DanielPink

6/8 Introducing the new MacBook Air, 13‑inch MacBook Pro, iOS 16, iPadOS 16, macOS Ventura, and watchOS 9. This is an introduction of what Apple is up to. There is a new M2 chip and an introduction of what is coming in operating system updates. @Apple

6/7 Why Is Australia 95% Empty? This video has a lot of fascinating information. Comparesons to other countries should help with geographical knowledge kids. @RealLifeLore22

6/7 A lesson about every single element on the periodic table – These short videos are good from upper elementary on uup. Have each student watch there favorite and report to the class. @periodicvideos @BradyHaran @rmbyrne

6/5 MAmerica’s cheapest electric car is a Chevy. Electric cars are expensive—and, for the most part, they’re only getting pricier. There’s one EV model that’s notably bucking the trend. @NicolasFuRivero @qz

6/5 The surprisingly charming science of your gut – Ever wonder how we poop? Learn about the gut — the system where digestion (and a whole lot more) happens. @giulia_enders @TED_Talks

6/3 What would happen if you didn’t drink water? Water is essentially everywhere in our world, and the average human is composed of between 55 and 60% water. So what role does water play in our bodies, and how much do we actually need to drink to stay healthy? @TED_ED @byeolbeats @DBG_Bishop

6/3 Fixed VS. Growth: How Your Mindset Dictates Your Success – How important is our mindset? Can it determine our success? Well, it depends on what kind of mindset you have. Also, see my summary of Carol Dweck’s Mindset. @business_essay_

6/2 Is It Safe To Eat Moldy Food? Adam Ragusea explains what to do, and not do, when you and your kids see mold appearing on food in your home. @aragusea @MNDaniels24 @FetchRewards

6/2 At 1.1 quintillion operations per second the US has world’s fastest supercomputer. With speed of 1.1 exaflop/s, DOE system at Oak Ridge lab leads Top 500 list. @jbrodkin @ArsTechnica

6/2 Here’s How Germany Is Light Years Ahead Of Everyone Else In Plastic Recycling. At this time most of the plastic you put out for recycling is either burned or put in a landfill. This video offers hope for more real recycling. @RessourcenBaWue

5/31 Benefits of Turmeric for Arsenic Exposure – I put some tumeric in my morning glass of V8. You can also get tumeric pills at your local drug store. @nutrition_facts

5/31 How Burned Out Are You? A Scale For Teachers – A four-stage framework can help teachers understand the burnout process—and what they can do to protect their well-being and career. @TLCeducate @edutopia

5/31 The Best & Worst Cities For Equal Pay In America – If you know any women thinking of relocating, share this with them. Scroll down to find a list of the 100 largest metro areas. @PhxValleyGirl @goodhiretweets

5/30 Why Can’t We Make New Stradivari Violins? This is a great mystery. Share with music lovers you know. @SciShow @cometeer

5/30 Are Plant Proteins Really Worse Than Animal Proteins? If you are thinking about going vegan like me you should watch this. @Picture_Fit

5/30 Total Global Exports By the American States In 2021, Visualized – You can also see the kind of things we export and which countries they go to. @tilpa

5/30 What can and can’t be recycled – While the specifics of recycling vary around the globe, there are some common rules – and pervasive myths. Here’s everything you ever wanted to know about it. @williamhpark @BBC_Future

5/26 How does fracking work? – Mia Nacamulli – This six-minute video should work from upper elementary on up. THis is a technology all students should know about. @TED_Ed @ProjectRemixxx @tinoseeber

5/26 Investing in artificial intelligence (AI): A beginner’s guide – As AI continues to disrupt how we live and work, how can investors put money to work in this advanced technology that is quickly reshaping society? @GiovannyMoreano @Genpact @Bankrate

5/25 Futuristic Belgian F2000 Rifles Have Been Spotted In Ukrainian Hands. It can fire tear gas canisters for peace-keeping operations, or can be equipped with 40mm FN EGLM grenade launchers and a proprietary computerized fire control system for more lethality. @emmakrh @thewarzonewire @thedrive

5/25 Don’t Trust The Headlines Making Huge Health Claims About a Single Food. Here’s Why. Foods are never consumed in isolation and it is incredibly difficult to take this apart in such studies. @ggkuhnle @ecologistmills @JSpencerSRSCMAT @ConversationUS @ScienceAlert

5/25 Tom Scott Reveals The Eye-Popping Technology That Simulates Hundreds Of Thousands Of Vehicles Driving On A Road. Tom visits a pavement fatigue carousel and gets a fascinating behind-the-scenes look at how roads are tested for heavy traffic levels. @tomscott @IDay2020

5/24 Guy Straps A GoPro On His Turtle. The Perspective It Yields Is Amazing. I bet your kids could have some fun
with a Go Pro Camera. @kevinlangella

5/24 Automated Research Workflows Are Speeding Pace of Scientific Discovery; New Report Offers Recommendations to Advance Their Development. @theNASEM

5/24 Randomized Controlled Trials of Beans – Do legumes—beans, chickpeas, split peas, and lentils—work only to prevent disease, or can they help treat and reverse it as well? I eat a lot of beans. They are good for you and inexpensive. Add spices and they also taste great. @nutrition_facts

5/24 Four Reasons We Don’t Have Flying Cars—Yet – The technological hurdles facing the development of aircraft for urban mobility systems like UberAIR are massive, but not insurmountable. @EricAdams321 @WIRED
5/20 Why do blood types matter? This TED Ed animation is good for middle school on up. @Buttrflyfreedom @TED_ED

5/20 Taylor Swift Tells NYU Graduates To Stop Worrying And Accept ‘Being Cringe’ In Inspiring Commencement Speech. If you any kids who are Taylor Swift fans share this. It’s 26 minutes, but it contains some good advice. @taylorswift13 @livenowfox @nyuniversity

5/20 Your Car’s Emergency Kit – How many of these essentials can you and your kids find in your car? MATT JANCER @WEIRED

5/19 Sharks Use the Earth’s Magnetic Field Like a Compass. Biologists have long believed that these animals rely on magnetic sensing to migrate across oceans. Someone finally figured out how to prove it. @atsaraharrison @WIRED

5/19 An Interactive Map of the Roman Empire – On ORBIS students can calculate the distance and travel times between hundreds of settlements in the Roman Empire. @rmbyrne @Stanford

5/18 <Is Eating Organic Food Healthier? Here’s What The Science Says. – This would be good video to show from upper elementary on up. @Kurz_Gesagt @skillsharednd

5/18 <Tom Scott Helps Reintroduce A Species Of Geese To The Wild By Flying With Them. Tom Scott meets up with Christian Moullec who is helping geese with their migration with this cool ultralight aircraft. This is also a good French lesson as the pilot does most of the narration in French with English subtitles. @tomscott @Christianmoull1

5/18 <Drones Are Turning Into Personal Flying Machines. We were promised jetpacks that never arrived. But you know what’s finally here? Big, honking drones you can ride on. Got yours yet? @pomeranian99 @WIRED
5/17 You’ve Been Storing Herbs Wrong Your Entire Life. Anyone who cooks can learn a lot in less that three minutes. @TestKitchen @AcornTV @subzerowolf

5/17 The Ultimate List Of The Best Summer Jobs For Students – Having a summer job is an excellent opportunity to get some new and valuable real work experience on your CV. The employment market is so competitive that any form of work experience can be the differentiating factor between you and the next candidate. Some jobs allow you to work for yourself. @TweetHFS @_feedspot

5/16 Cholesterol Pills (Statins) are Probably Really Bad for Your Brain. Every medication has side effects. I can’t say this article is factual, but it makes sense. @drcateshanahan

5/16 Anti-Inflammatory Effects of Guacamole – High-fat plant foods—avocados, peanuts, and walnuts—and olive oil are put to the test. @nutrition_facts

5/15 How Water Towers Work – The job of finding enough water, making it safe to use, and then reliably distributing it to the system customers with almost no downtime is a monumental task that requires a lot of infrastructures. This is a great science lesson. @BOMBAS @PracticalEngin2

<5/14 a href="https://bit.ly/3svZAFE">Why Is The Turkish Bayraktar TB2 Drone So Effective? This is pretty low tech compared to US drones, but it is very effective. @Blue_Sauron @ELINTNews

5/14 – This uses an immersion blender but you could use a kitchen-top blender. I have a Blendtec. Be sure to involve your kids if you have any at home. @EthanChleb

5/13 5 Reasons if You Try to Fight an F-35 You’re Basically Dead This is a fun 10-minute video that shows how the US has developed an amazing fighter jet that it sells for a profit ot our allies. @usmmil

5/13 Want to Grow Your Own Food? Try a Hydroponic Garden. Today’s home kits are stylish, smart, and easier to use than ever. Here’s how to get started. I’m doing this to some extent. It’s lots of fun and no doubt good for kids. @witchpagnspirit

5/13 What Should the Webb Teloscope Look at First? Share this with your students, especially your female students as the presenter is a peppy woman. @drbecky_

5/12 Mapped: Beer Consumption in the U.S. – When stacked up next to other alcoholic beverages, beer is America’s preferred drink of choice, closely followed by wine and spirits. In fact, it is the fifth most-consumed drink overall in the country, behind coffee, water, soft drinks, and tea. You can roll over this map for details about each state. @VisualCap Victor Dépré

5/12 China developed a drone swarm that can fly effortlessly through an entire forest. Be sure to watch the short video. It’s insane. @AmeyaPaleja @IntEngineering

5/12 Are Electric Cars Worse For The Environment? This seems like a fair comparison. Essentially, it depends where you get your electricity from. @jasonfenske13

5/11 The Code Breaker: Jennifer Doudna, Gene Editing, and the Future of the Human Race – I’ve listened to this book and I highly recommend it. @DoudnaJennifer @WalterIsaacson @Tulane @simonschuster

5/10 The benefits of a bilingual brain – Educator Mia Nacamulli details the three types of bilingual brains and shows how knowing more than one language keeps your brain healthy, complex and actively engaged. @PenPenChen @TED_ED

5/10 Watch TED-Ed videos – Here are 16 educational videos that teachers of many subjects can use. They are about four minutes long and have subtitles in man languages. Language learners can also run them a half-speed with subtitles. @TED_ED

5/9 Bach vs AI: spot the difference – Many people are using AI to create original mush. Starting with Bach makes sense. @theoae

5/8 Want Students to Become Better Problem Solvers? Then Teach Them to Fly Planes and Drones. 9th graders will learn the principles of flying airplanes and drones; tackle mathematical and engineering analyses around concepts such as torque, force, weight, distance, and altitude. You may need a subscription for this. It’s worth it. @kbushweller @EducationWeek

5/8 Simple Strategies to Avoid Tech Exhaustion – Incorporating too many tech tools too fast can be disastrous—but there are ways to get the most out of tech without becoming overwhelmed. @Prof_F_Henshaw @edutopia

5/8 Lottery and Child Support by Countries – Facts & Stats 2022 – See which countries use lottery money to support education. I see lotteries as a tax on the poor. What do you and your kids think? @passittobulis @TextsLottery

5/7 This Simple Tip Will Help Reduce The Rot In Your Fridge. This looks like really good idea that is easy to implement. @nutrition

5/7 Which comes first: happiness or success? High negative feelings interfere with good performance, and high optimism predicts a greater odds of superior work performance. @StephanieVozza @FastCompany

5/7 This Surprisingly Compelling Argument About Why Our Planet Is Not Doomed By Climate Change Will Give You Hope For A Better Tomorrow. This is good for upper elementary on up. @Kurz_Gesagt

5/6 We found a one-star review for ramen lasagna, so we made it. If you know someone who eats a lot of ramen. please share. @sun4lower

5/5 Solving the Tricky Challenges of Robotic Pizza-Making A new technique could enable a robot to manipulate squishy objects like pizza dough or soft materials like clothing. @aczewe @SciTechDaily1 @MIT

5/5 Common Misconceptions About Dyslexia – Dismantling tenacious myths about dyslexia—and drawing on evidence-based practices when teaching—can make a powerful difference for students with the condition. @borywrites @edutopia

5/4 What does the James Webb Use to See the Universe? This is 14 minutes long and kind of neerdy, buy it will be interesting to astronomy buffs. There is also an ad early on that you can skip. @curiousdroid

5/4 How to study for tests: The perfect 5-step study plan – How to study for tests is the second most searched term on my website. First place is how to take notes. @KatieHabits

5/3 The Countries In The World Where Home Prices Have Grown The Most From 1982 To 2022, Visualized – This is fun to watch. Many Western European countries are featured here. @JamesEagle17

5/3 A Day In The Life Of Tim Cook (Apple’s CEO) – This is a good video for leaders to watch. @tim_cook @Apple

4/29 How to quickly create narrated videos to share with students, colleagues, and families – Ready to take your video creation to the next level? If you’re looking for a way to add your voice to videos you create for students, it might be easier than you think. @narakeet @ClassTechTips

4/28 Seven ocean mysteries scientists haven’t solved yet – And the adventures scientists go on to better understand our enigmatic seas. @B_resnick @voxdotcom

4/28 Top Seven Amazing Helicopters of the U.S. Military – As someone trained as a combat medic in the Vietnam era I got some rides on these vehicles. They were very cool. @usmmil

4/27 How much does an electric car actually cost? They cost more initially, but over time you should save money if you can afford it in the beginning. Also, full tax credits aren’t available to about half of Americans. @shannonosaka @heypenner @grist

4/26 How To Make The Best Yogurt You’ve Ever Had – This a fun experiment you can do with your kids at home. @TestKitchen @lan_cooks

4/25 Optical Illusion Personality Test Reveals the True You. The video associated with this article contains many more similar personality tests. Have fun.. @bright_side_me @leanne_hall1 @youthinsearch @TheSun @nypost

4/25 Joystick-operated robot could help surgeons treat stroke remotely. The system could provide teleoperated endovascular treatment to patients during the critical time window after a stroke begins. @sefira @MIT

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

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