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11/5 Can you solve it? Would you get into Oxford? Try your luck at its fiendish maths entrance exam. @alexbellos @GuardianEdu @Guardian

1/4 Ten Tenets of a Student-Centered Writing Classroom – How many are happening in classrooms you know? @shfarnsworth @kevinhoneycutt @web20classroom

11/4 Helpful advice for aspiring writers of all ages – Being a writer is all about expressing your unique perspective with feeling and originality, not about having a huge vocabulary or getting published. @TEDTalks @RafaelWrites @mywritersnook

11/3 What’s Going On Inside The World’s Largest Batteries? Wind and solar are intermittent. How can we store it for later? @Digg

11/2 50 years ago today, the internet was born in Room 3420. Here’s the story of the creation of ARPANET, the groundbreaking precursor to the internet—as told by the people who were there. @FastCompany @marcelamomberg @linuxtotal

11/2 A Five Minute Explanation of How Google Search Works – The video presents an explanation of the factors that contribute to why some pages rank higher in the results page than others. The video also explains the factors that can contribute to a change in the ranking of a webpage. @rmbyrne @Google @YouTube

11/2 Four Things High Performers Do that Others Neglect – If you aren’t practicing you aren’t improving. @Leadershipfreak

11/2 Google Interview Questions Deconstructed: The Knight’s Dialer – This is a good problem for high school and college math students and adults like me. Good luck. @hackernoon @GA

11/1 The Surprising Benefits of Student-Created Graphic Novels – They engage reluctant or struggling readers. They are gateway texts for more complex literature. @ShvetaMiller @cultofpedagogy @bethhill2829

11/1 Watch a massive 3D-printed building take shape. Be sure to watch the short [1:19] video that shows the building being “printed.” @KristinJHouser @RHNilsson @futurism

10/31 Live internal joint sealing robot allows gas utilities to avoid the tremendous cost of cast iron pipe replacement or other forms of pipeline rehabilitation. ULC’s Robotic Joint Sealing service with CISBOT rehabilitates leaking joints. @ULCRobotics

10/21 Six Emotional-Intelligence Job Skills Everyone Will Need in the Next Few Years – What skills can students acquire to protect your employability in the future? @LollyDaskal

10/21 A Snapshot of Worldwide Wheat Exports – This is a very interesting visual presentation of data. @howmuch_net

10/29 The Ten Most Inspiring inventors Under 18 – Kids are titans of innovation, from the way they play to the way they create. @businessinsider @thechrisweller

10/29 Daylight saving time ends Sunday: eight things to know about “falling back” – This could stimulate a class discussion. Ask students if they think we should abolish or keep it and defend their position. @B_resnick @voxdotcom

10/29 Ten Machine Learning Facts Everyone Needs to Understand – Machine learning is an essential branch of Artificial Intelligence. This technique is adopted globally by many top-ranked companies. @hackernoon @Damien_CABADI @jaypalter @SpirosMargaris @YuHelenYu

10/28 How to transform technology departments to be focused on teaching and learning – Changing the culture requires creating a vision, understanding your resources and using a balanced approach. @mrhgaddis @DA_magazine

10/28 The Future of College Looks Like the Future of Retail. Similar to e-commerce firms, online-degree programs are beginning to incorporate elements of an older-school, brick-and-mortar model. @TheAtlantic @EdTechFam

10/27 Fifteen Awesome Article Sites for Students – They can be used for researching a topic, staying informed on what’s happening in the news, pleasure reading, and more. @ericcurts

10/27 Perfect Icebreakers: Eight Smart Phrases That Will Make You Better at Networking – If you go to a conference go alone so you will be forced to “break the ice.” @LollyDaskal

10/26 The danger of artificial intelligence is weirder than you think. The danger of artificial intelligence isn’t that it’s going to rebel against us, but that it’s going to do exactly what we ask it to do. @JanelleCShane @TEDTalks

10/26 How Does Artificial Intelligence Help The Field Of Agriculture? We’ve reached the point where there are nearly infinite amounts of data available to understand and forecast the complex interplay between global agricultural markets. @SaraMenker @GroIntel @Quora @Forbes @SimonCocking @automeme

10/25 Six Nonverbal Methods a Teacher Can Use to Project an Aura of Control – As a teacher, it is important to be aware of all potential behavioral triggers in your classroom. @Candace_Davies

10/25 Robots aren’t taking warehouse employees’ jobs, they’re making their work harder. A new report says that automation won’t wipe out warehouse jobs in the short term but it may make them worse. @shiringhaffary @Recode @voxdotcom

10/23 New study shows coral reef fish do not mind 3-D-printed corals. Researchers across the globe are searching for ways to help endangered reefs, and the animals that live there. @physorg_com @UDelaware @JenWilliamsEdu @mspaperless

10/22 How To Get A Word Into The Dictionary – People who write and edit the dictionary, are constantly adding new words to the dictionary and updating the senses of existing ones. @Dictionarycom @chucksedwin1

10/22 When Overconfidence Is an Asset, and When It’s a Liability – What happens to people who are overconfident? Are they generally rewarded, promoted, and respected? Or do we distrust them and avoid collaborating with them? @HarvardBiz @ElScottReviews

10/22 A Netflix Series Explores the Brave New World of Crispr. From malaria-ridden villages in Burkina Faso to fertility clinics in Ukraine, Unnatural Selection takes viewers deep into the gene-editing revolution. @WIREDScience @netflix

10/21 The Stunning Way That Plutonium Gets Made – This is a good practical chemistry lesson. @periodicvideos @BradyHaran

10/21 How Data Changed the World – It’s often said that we are in the age of information, but we often fail to appreciate just how the concept of the information age is changing over time. @TechNative @KeithKeller @Ronald_vanLoon

10/21 Listen and Learn: 10 Top Podcasts for Entrepreneurs on the Grow – Glean insights on leadership, innovation and productivity from one-on-one conversations between top entrepreneurs. @EntrepreneurOrg @Inc @ElScottReviews

10/21 Why Planes Don’t Fly Over The Himalayas – Wouldn’t you love to fly over Mount Everest? Unfortunately, planes don’t fly over the Himalayas for reasons that might surprise you. This animation also covers the world’s most dangerous airports. @bright_side_me

10/20 A Couple of Fun and Simple Map Games for Students of All Ages – The games are How Many European Cities Can You Name? and How Many US Cities Can You Name? Simply open the game map and start typing the names of cities. When you enter a city it will appear on the map. @rmbyrne

10/20 An 81-year Harvard Study Says Staying Happy and Mentally Sharp Boils Down to 1 Thing. Can you guess what it is? @scott_mautz @Inc @MichelleBxtr

10/20 Four Powerful Habits of the Most Mentally Strong, Successful People – Building these habits doesn’t take brute strength–just attention to your intention. @scott_mautz @Inc @drjolly

10/20 Your Success guaranteed: a stress-free strategy. All great success is the fruit of slow, patient, relentless step-by-step wisdom. It breeds dogged perseverance until the shining goal is achieved. It’s available to us all. @themerry_monk @selfhelpFYS @chucksedwin1 @Susanjmccann

10/19 All The Things That Make English A Tough Language To Learn – This is informative and funny. WARNING: It contains a few naughty words. @CasuallyE

10/19 Here are 300 free Ivy League university courses you can take online right now. Ivy League schools are highly selective. The good news is that all these universities now offer free online courses across multiple online course platforms. @dhawalhshah @qz @EdTechFam

10/19 Are We Running Out of Clean Water? This short TED Talk is good for middle school and up. @balsher_sidhu @TEDTalks

10/17 Five TED-Ed Lessons to introduce students to robotics. TED-Ed Lessons offer a video library and the chance to build and customize robotics lessons for students. @ESN_LAURA @TED_ED @eschoolnews

10/16 Postcards: An Opportunity to Build Relationships & Learn About the World. One teacher sends postcards to students she will have in the fall. @kindergartenli2 @JenWilliamsEdu @kkidsinvt

10/15 The World’s Most Successful People Don’t Actually Start Work at 4 a.m. They Wake and Work Whenever the (Heck) They Decide. That’s what I do. @jeff_haden @ElScottReviews @Inc

10/14 Magical Houses Made of Bamboo – Bamboo is amazing stuff and it grows like crazy. Has it’s time come? @elorahardy @TEDTalks

10/14 Stop multitasking. Start focusing for better results and greater success. Multitasking results in more errors and less productivity for students and everyone else. @moretime4u2

10/14 Explore and Download Thousands of National Parks Pictures and Videos. The U.S. National Park Service hosts thousands of videos and pictures about the various parks and forests under its care. @NatlParkService @rmbyrne

10/13 Watch This Guy Figure Out How To Code A Realistic-Looking Cloud Animation. If you are into coding you will enjoy this. Share with coders you know. @SebastianLague

10/13 Google’s AI can now lip read better than humans after watching thousands of hours of TV. Researchers from Google’s AI division DeepMind and the University of Oxford have used artificial intelligence to create the most accurate lip-reading software ever. @verge @WarrenWhitlock

10/12 Driver Employs Newton’s Third Law Of Physics To Get A Mountain Of Snow Off The Car. If you don’t know the law look it up. @ViralHog

10/12 Spending two hours a week in nature is linked to better health and well-being. A study in the journal Scientific Reports suggests that a dose of nature of just two hours a week is associated with better health and psychological wellbeing. @ConversationUS @KeithKeller @wef

10/11 The Best Social Studies Websites – 2019 – Also check out part one of this post. @Larryferlazzo

10/10 Understanding Brexit: The Events That Led The UK To An Impasse. I’m posting this more for the cool graphics than the story it tells, but the story might be good for social studies classes. @samugranados @reutersgraphics @Reuters

10/10 Future Museums: Play and Design at the V&A – How can museums lead the way to foster a creative learning environment? Come and be inspired, push boundaries, and explore the potential of play to shape our museum futures. @schoolsimprove @MoreArtsPlease

10/10 What’s Going On Inside A Tesla Engine? A YouTuber Cracked One Open. A curious YouTuber cracked open a Tesla Model S Motor — like an otter cracking into a clam — and saw what was inside. This takes eleven minutes, but it’s pretty cool. @whatsinside

10/9 How interchangeable parts revolutionised the way things are made – It all started with muskets. Share with social studies teachers and students you know. @BBCWorld

10/9 Seven Ways Meditation Can Actually Change The Brain – he meditation-and-the-brain research has been rolling in steadily for a number of years now, with new studies coming out just about every week to illustrate some new benefit of meditation. @alicewalton @forbes @philshapiro

10/9 Here is one place to look for affordable online degrees. Affordable Colleges Home PageAffordable Online Master’s DegreesAffordable Online Bachelor’s DegreesAffordable Online Associate Degrees

10/8 3D printing organs – From science fiction to science fact, 3D printed organs are making their way into the world of medicine. @3dprinterprices @Julez_Norton @ingliguori

10/8 Seven Foods That Have Mental Health Benefits, According To Experts – I eat all of these and feel very healthy in all ways. @bustle @UCLASemelFriend @CMHA_NTL

10/7 This machine read 3.5 million books then told us what it thought about men and women. Can you guess which adjectives are used most often for men and women? @nahiaorduna @FuturityNews @Julez_Norton @sjc @wef

10/6 How to Create Visually Amazing Content, Even if Your Last Name Isn’t Van Gogh – Forget everything you know about building your own landing pages. The game has changed. @ThriveThemes @imobsession

10/6 The Longevity Benefits of Lifelong Exercise – Spent too many earlier years sedentary? You can still reap the rewards of moving—no matter your age. @EMillard_Writer @runnersworld @UCLASemelFriend @American_Heart

10/6 Women In AI: IBM’s Lisa Amini Takes On AI Security And Reasoning. Dr. Lisa Amini is the Director of IBM Research Cambridge. Her team’s research is working to address AI’s challenges. @LisaAmini1 @MaribelLopez @Forbes @nancyrubin @IBM

10/5 Mapped: The World’s Largest Exporters in 2018 – Whether you’re talking about German cars, Bangladeshi t-shirts, Saudi oil, or Swiss milk chocolate, just about anything is available on the world market for a price. @jeff_desjardins @VisualCap

10/5 The Ten Laws of Trust from the Chairman of Jet Blue – Every leader learns that success requires trusting others. “I believe in trusting. Trust begets trust.” Mahatma Gandhi @JoelCPeterson @leadershipfreak @JetBlue @gormang

10/5 Seven Tips For Quality Restful Sleep – The brain repairs itself as you sleep so it’s vital that you and your kids sleep well on a regular basis. @EclecticEvelyn

10/4 The Seven Biggest Technology Trends In 2020 Everyone Must Get Ready For Now – Companies and individuals that don’t keep up with some of the major tech trends run the risk of being left behind. @BernardMarr @Forbes @InsightBrief @ishiid

10/2 These Three elements are crucial to the future of electric cars. Can you guess what they are? @jptricoire @starax @KeithKeller @wef

10/1/19 These are the best cities for work-life balance in 2019. Finding room for “me time” during a stressful workweek is no simple task. But in some places, it’s easier than others, according to a recent study. @wef @KeithKeller

9/30 How Seaweed Can Help Cure Climae Change – It may be time for planetary-scale interventions to combat climate change and environmentalist Tim Flannery thinks seaweed can help. @TEDTalks

9/30 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

9/29 A healthy mind and body: how important is it to you? If you don’t take care of yourself you won’t be able to help others. @themerry_monk @selfhelpFYS

9/29 Trust Matters. Learn How To Earn It and Keep It. Trust matters because it is at the core of everything we do. With it, few things are out of reach; without it, leadership is meaningless. @LollyDaskal

9/29 Twenty Ways to Help You Along the Path to Career Discovery – Exactly when should we begin the career discovery process? And how exactly do you figure out what career path is right for you? @YouTern @MarkSBabbitt

9/29 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 @MichelleBxtr

9/28 Editor Who’s Read Over 500 College Admission Essays Gives Her Take On What You Shouldn’t Say. Share with high school seniors you kn

9/28 Six Evidence-Based Ways to Calm Down – Although stress is a natural part of life that tends to come and go, some people may find it difficult to calm down in stressful situations. @MNT_MariaCohut @mntow. @Digg @__della

9/26 Here’s A Map That Swaps North American Cities With Major World Cities Of The Same Latitude – Just because two cities share the same latitude doesn’t mean that their climates are necessarily similar. @Reddit @Digg

9/26 Woman Delivers A Compelling Oxford Comma Argument Using Superman And Batman. I always use the Oxford Comma. Do you and your kids know what it is? @KelsieSatterfi1 @davejorgenson

9/25 Why That Weird Font Appears On Every Check – It is one of the most familiar and widely used character sets in the world, but it also looks dated or retrofuturistic, like something originally designed for use in a vintage science fiction film. @KurtKohlstedt @99piorg

9/25 Every Country’s Biggest Export, Mapped – Can you guess what it is for your country? @vouchercloud

9/25 What is AI, the Simple Version? The simplest way to discuss AI is by considering the perspective of humans. @AITimeJournal @nancyrubin @ipfconline1

9/24 Here’s What Europe And Asia Would Look Like If Countries Were Proportionally Sized By Population. A very different map of Europe and Asia emerges when you remap the countries of these two continents by each individual nation’s population. @Digg

9/24 Seven Time Tested Ways To Save Money After Paying Off Student Loans – This is good advice for anyone. @RobynDShulman

9/9 A step by step guide to solving a Rubik’s Cube – WIRED’s Robbie Gonzalez teaches you an 8-step method for solving a Rubik’s cube, based on what he was told by experts. @rtg0nzalez @WIRED

9/8 I’m So Excited for 40th Grade. When we become adults, we lose the prompt to reboot our lives every fall. But we don’t have to. I’m entering 67th grade. @MaryLauraPh @nytimes @tseelig

9/7 Here’s A Good Reminder To Never Mess With A Fully-Grown Elephant. Rhinos are not to be tussled with — unless you’re a giant elephant and you want them to get away from your watering hole. @LatestKruger

9/7 Seven famous people who have Asperger’s – “Being different is a superpower” – Greta Thunberg – Share with special people you know. @kaylabreathnach @RSVPMagazine @DisruptedTv @NJAutismThinkT

9/6 Two Questions About Learning – These are questions that came to The Effortful Educator from a parent. @effortfuleduktr

9/6 9 Quickest Ways to Lose Weight Naturally – I do all of these things and I remain at my target weight. (5′ 9″, 140 lbs) @smehblog @icsfblog

9/4 Research Brief: Supporting teacher professional communities to implement school-wide initiatives – The authors show that the strength of teacher professional communities requires more than time dedicated to collaboration or access to resources. @bpenuel @STEMTeachTools @JulieCafarella @stppLMC

9/4 Those Hurricane Maps Don’t Mean What You Think They Mean. We use hurricane forecasts to warn people. Why do we misinterpret them so often? @AlbertoCairo @TalaSchlossberg @nytimes

9/3 Ten Books About Race To Read Instead Of Asking A Person Of Color To Explain Things To You – If you really want to be a better ally you have to take the initiative to educate yourself. @lady_strombetta @bustle @librarytce @ericabrivera

9/2 The Feynman Technique Can Help You Learn Anything Like An Engineer. Richard Feynman also served as a professor and his Feynman Technique is famous for all those who wish to study for a competition, a college entrance exam, or any other thing. Be sure to watch the animation at the bottom. @WonderfulEngr @gp_pulipaka

9/2 If You Want to Be Truly Happy, Stop Worrying About These 24 Things in Your Life. Or better yet, don’t worry about anything as it never helps. @LollyDaskal

9/1/2019 Ranking Meat Alternatives by How Healthy They Are. Despite what some meatheads believe, science shows that plant-based eating can save your heart from a cholesterol-induced implosion, and more. @WeAreMel

9/1/2019 The Commuting Principle That Shaped Urban History – From ancient Rome to modern Atlanta, the shape of cities has been defined by the technologies that allow commuters to get to work in about 30 minutes. @EnglishRail @CityLab

8/31 How Schools and Startups Are Hacking College Affordability – How are schools, startups, and nonprofits trying to make higher-ed a more affordable option to students? @journoinred @EdSurge @HigherEdSurge

8/30 A Map Of The World Without Countries That Have Over 100 Million People – Show the map to your students and see if they can figure out which countries are missing. @reddit @Digg

8/30 It’s That Time Again – Why Leaves Change Color in the Fall. Reactions is a great YouTube channel from the American Chemical Society. @AmerChemSociety @rmbyrne

8/29 Millennials are changing their diets to help the environment. The survey of 2,000 millennials looked at the trends and spends for millennial diets, examining their tastes and must-haves when it comes to food. @mmarie_dorothy @nypost

8/29 This Remarkable Productivity Hack Clears a Path to More Meaningful Work, According to Research. The “Color Coded Workplan” method requires introspection–but leads to the intersection of work and meaning. @scott_mautz @thrive @EdTechFam

8/28 Education Statistics: Facts About American Schools – How many K-12 public schools, districts, and students are there? What does the American student population look like? And how much are we, as a nation, spending on the education of these youth? @educationweek @EdWeekLibrary @kaddiirk @DTWillingham

8/27 A Massive Raft of Volcanic Rock Is Floating Towards Australia, And That’s Good News. This is a potential mechanism for restocking the Great Barrier Reef. @ScienceAlert @ProfTerryHughes @RoyKenagy

8/27 Four Ideas That May Help When Moving to a New School or District – The school year is about to start, and for many people, they are not only starting a new year but could be in a new position and/or with a new organization. @gcouros

8/26 Illinois resident suffering breathing issues after vaping dies. More than 193 possible cases of severe lung illness due to the use of vaping products have been reported in 22 states. @minyvonneb @erikaedwardsnbc @NBCNews @GetUpStandUp2

8/25 Ping Pong and the Riddle of Victory – Growing up in England, Pico Iyer was taught that the point of a game was to win. Now, some 50 years later, he’s realized that competition can be “more like an act of love.” @PicoIyer @TEDTalks

8/24 What’s That Liberal Arts Degree Worth? This article is part of the guide How to Score a Job in Edtech: Tips From Experts, Experienced Job-Hunters and More. @betsy_ @EdSurge @HigherEdSurge

8/24 Cinematographer Breaks Down The Differences Between Wide-Angle, Normal And Telephoto Lenses. Newton Thomas Sigel walks us through the many lenses at his disposal. @OnePerfectShot @NicolasWR

8/24 How to Tell if Your Story Has Too Much Plot, Not Enough Character. Can a story have too much plot? @KMWeiland

8/23 Boosting computing power for the future of particle physics – Prototype machine-learning technology co-developed by MIT scientists speeds processing by up to 175 times over traditional methods. @MITNewsTips @juandoming @MIT

8/22 Back to School With Sphero Robots – If you don’t have one in your school’s maker space you should consider getting one. @Sphero @stppLMC @LFlemingEDU

8/22 Six ways to be antiracist, because being ‘not racist’ isn’t enough. As a culture, we have a ways to go. This might help. @rebecca_ruiz @mashable @MoniseLSeward @biblio_phile @TheWeirdTeacher @TheJLV @ValeriaBrownEdu @DrIbram

8/21 Welcome to McDonald’s. Would You Like a Podcast With Those Fries? With podcasts rising in popularity, it’s no surprise that companies are producing their own. What’s more surprising is that people are actually listening to them. @yaffebellany @nytimes

8/21 Scientists develop robotic shorts that make it easier to walk and run. Harvard University researchers have developed a new powered exosuit that can make you feel as much as a dozen pounds lighter when walking or running. @JonPorty @Verge @nick_chater

8/20 How to Baby Proof Yours Stairs – According to the statistics revealed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), almost 8,000 kids are treated in emergency rooms across the US for fall-related injuries every day. Here is Little Angles Pinterest Page.

8/20 Three Ways to Shake Up The Station Rotation Model – This model does exactly what its name suggests. Students rotate through various stations in the classroom with at least one station being an online station. @Catlin_Tucker @justintarte

8/20 Diverse books for young readers? Here are 12 curated lists. Books that explore, illuminate, and celebrate the full diversity of human experience are so needed—now, perhaps, more than ever. @Scholastic @elissamalespina @sljournal

8/20 Teens are being hospitalized for lung damage after vaping — “It’s mind-boggling,” doctor says. Please share with teens you know. @caitlinmokane @CBSHealth @patrickmlarkin @casehighprinc

8/20 Can Vape Juice Flavors Harm Your Health? The conclusion made was that when used to their highest levels, these flavors kill cells. This, in short, it means that they are toxic and dangerous. @BlogOutreachSEO @iFrugalFitness

8/18 eLearning Trends Set To Transform Online Learning In 2019 – This article takes stock of the key eLearning trends that seem to be making waves this year. @elearnindustry @Yuri_Druzhinin @NicholasKGarvin

8/17 The Minimum Wage In The United States Is Ridiculously Low — Why Haven’t We Raised It In So Long? Other countries use public commissions while we leave it up to politicians, which is why it doesn’t go so well. @Maddie_Marshall @adamplease @voxdotcom

8/17 The Best Devices with Artificial Intelligence for Your Home – Artificial Intelligence used to be a fictive narrative from Isaac Asimov’s novels and futuristic films. Today it’s 2019, and AI is no longer just a product of imagination. @kate_v_khom @ramaraobobby

8/16 Google is Adding an Originality Checker to Google Classroom. Today, in what they’re spinning as a feature to “help students turn in their best work,” Google announced the addition of an originality checker to Google Classroom. @rmbyrne

8/14 Front Lawns Don’t Really Make Sense. How Did Americans Begin Their Obsession With Them? This is an interesting history lesson with grass as the focus. @bottidavid @sameenamin @markscheffler @nytimes

8/14 The Biomechanical Perfection of Simone Biles in Flight – This is an interesting physics lesson here. @jetjocko @Simone_Biles @WIRED @nick_chater

8/11 NASA’s Hubble telescope just captured a breathtakingly vivid photo of Jupiter. Be sure to watch the short video [0:15]. @MikeWehner @BGR @nypost

8/11 This underwater restaurant teaches you about the ocean while you eat. An underwater restaurant has opened in Norway, and it’s doubling up as a marine biology research lab. @CharlotteAGB @wef @Julez_Norton

8/10 Learn The Ins And Outs Of The Google Cloud Platform With This Training. From constructing entire backend systems to developing apps, you can enter the lucrative world of cloud architecture with the Complete Google Cloud Mastery Bundle. @diggstore

8/9 The World’s Military Spending, Visualized – Half of all global military spending comes from five countries alone — “the United States ($649 billion), China ($250 billion), Saudi Arabia ($67.6 billion), India ($66.5 billion) and France ($63.8 billion). @howmuch_net @Treasury_WB

8/9 Hydrating foods: The top 20 and their benefits – Water is essential for human health, but water alone does not hydrate the body. In fact, people can increase their hydration level and water intake with many foods and other drinks. @acattamanchi @MNT_MariaCohut @mnt
8/8 Here’s The Most Effective Way To Get Your Meat Thawed. This is a good and practical science lesson. If water is in short supply where you live the best method may not be for you. @aragusea

8/8 These Visualizations Of The American Student Debt Burden Put Into Context How Outrageous It Is. Forgiving student debt doesn’t help poor people who didn’t go to college at all. @alv9n @voxdotcom

8/8 Why Science Says Boredom Is Good for the Brain – This is certainly a different take on boredom. I’m never bored as I take action to avoid it. @stephenoonoo @manoushz @EdSurge @DavidGeurin @cultofpedagogy

8/5 A Musicologist Explains Why There’s Something Fishy About That Copyright Infringement Lawsuit Against Katy Perry. This is a great mix of music theory and the law. It also shows how Katy Perry was unfairly fined. @adamneelybass

8/5 Ask Yourself These 20 Questions to Improve Your Self-Awareness. Aristotle said “knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom.” @DariusForoux @iamDrWill @Medium

8/5 A mindset for dealing with difficult people – less stress; better relationships. Difficult people are part of everyday life. You can avoid some of them, but you can avoid them all. @carthagebuckley @moretime4u2

8/4 Insufficient Sleep by County – I live in Broome County, NY were the number is 38%. How is your county doing? @boknowsdata @KIPP @UWMadEducation

8/4 How to Pay for College on Your Own: Debt Free Options & Student Loan Tips – Many college students have to figure HOW to pay for college on their own. Not everyone’s parents can afford, or even want to help with, the high price of tuition. @esycollegelife @CollegeLifeHak

8/3 How Brands Use Color To Manipulate You Into Consuming More – This eleven minute animation offers a great lesson in color psychology. Business students must watch. @curiousreason

8/3 Are You Rich? This Income-Rank Quiz Might Change How You See Yourself. This takes less than a minute and tells you how you stack up to people like you in your region. @mkaradja @SeimSeim @nytimes @UMNews

8/3 Sorry, scooters aren’t so climate-friendly after all. A look at the full lifetime emissions of the vehicles call into question the ecological assumptions around “micromobility.” @jtemple @techreview @KeithKeller @evankirstel

8/2 Math Class PBL: Create Memorable Learning with Projects. Including meaningful projects in your math curriculum can help students remember concepts from year to year. @coolcatteacher

8/2 Sewing for Beginners – Ultimate Sewing Machine Instructions – There is something in the act of sewing that transcends the boundaries of usefulness. It’s an act that calms the soul and helps us find yet another purpose in life. Time to turn your kids lose.

8/1/2019 Tattoo Artists Guess The Prices Of Strangers’ Tattoos. I’m not a fan of tattoos, but this is fun to play along with. If your kids watch this they should also watch The Science of Getting (and Getting Rid of) a Tattoo. @BuzzFeedVideo @SciShow @Patreon @hankgreen

8/1/2019 An Easy-To-Understand Breakdown Of How Computers Work – This nine minute video should work for middle school students on up. @tomscott @dashlane @DashlaneSupport

8/1/2019 How to Prioritize Self-Care When Life’s “Super Busy” – Here are some tips for making time for you, especially when everyone “needs” you. @SuzanneGelb_PhD @PsychToday @NoelMcDermott

7/31 Pinkcast 3.08. This is how to prevent your phone from being a distraction. Is your phone a tool or an annoyance? I recommend you subscribe to the Pinkcasts. @DanielPink @Calnewport_

7/30 Learning Is a Learned Behavior. Here’s How to Get Better at It. Many people mistakenly believe that the ability to learn is a matter of intelligence. @ulrichbose @HarvardBiz @lookforsun

7/29 What Are Women Looking for in a Partner? The answers came from 64,000 women around the world. See if you can guess what’s most important and share with young men you know. @clue

7/28 Ranking the Kinds of Water by How Healthy They Are – Guess where tap water comes in before you look. @WeAreMel

7/27 Lewis & Clark in Google Earth – And Lesson Plans for K-12 – The Google Earth voyage titled Explorers: Lewis and Clark contains twelve multimedia place markers documenting the outbound and return journey. @rmbyrne

7/27 Intellectual humility: the importance of knowing you might be wrong – Why it’s so hard to see our own ignorance, and what to do about it. @B_resnick @voxdotcom @Dr_JohnSF

7/27 How to Get Your Videos Discovered on YouTube – Is YouTube video part of your school’s communication plan? Want more people to find and watch your videos on YouTube? @Mike_Stelzner @SMExaminer @DanaGarrison

7/26 Student-Made E-Books: A Beautiful Way to Demonstrate Learning. They can be as simple as pdf file with an illustration or two. @cultofpedagogy @CCastleView

7/26 Should Blue Light Glasses Be on Your Back-to-School Shopping List? Too much exposure to blue light can cause tired eyes, red eyes, and even neck pain. @AlysonRKlein @educationweek @VSPVisionCare @CommonSense

7/26 5G vs 4G: what is the difference? Fifth-generation networking is on its way. Promising superfast speeds and an end to congestion, the technology is expected to revolutionize mobile networking and create new economic opportunity: but how exactly will it do this and what makes it different to 4G? @Heidivel @raconteur @Julez_Norton @FrRonconi

7/25 Ten Insightful TED Talks for Teachers and Educators – Besides being a source of enlightenment and inspiration, TED talks are also great for enhancing your professional growth. @EducatorsTech @BryanLMiller

7/24 A mindset for dealing with difficult people – less stress; better relationships. Difficult people are a part of every day life and you can’t aviod them all. @carthagebuckley @moretime4u2

7/24 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

7/24 The Science of Happiness: Three Practices That Change Your Perspective – Dr. Tal Ben Shahar, a professor at Harvard who teaches a course on ‘How to be Happier,’ shares his research on the science of happiness. @TalBenShahar @KatieMartinEDU @Jonharper70bd @gcouros

7/23 A 20-minute nature break relieves stress. Spending just 20 minutes connecting with nature can help lower stress hormone levels, according to a study in the April 4, 2019, Frontiers in Psychology. @HarvardHealth @S_Vandebroek

7/23 Three simple habits that can protect your brain from cognitive decline – These three habits help your body and also have a positive impact on your brain. @TaraSwart @FastCompany @StephieRockwell

7/22 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. Time to learn what it is. @IT_Chronicles @MartinAButters @tabsciguy

7/22 How to Use Comedy and Tragedy for a One-Two Punch – This site has many good tips for budding young writers. @KMWeiland @Snowflake_Story

7/21 How The Royal Family Makes Their Moola – Recent estimates place the Queen’s current net worth at about half a billion dollars. This is an effective piece of simple animation for instruction. @businessinsider

7/21 Students in Tech Say Soft Skills and the Arts Set Them Up for Success. Employers value most in potential hires is strong communication skills and a willingness to learn new things. @ByEmilyTate @EdSurge @HigherEdSurge

7/19 A Beautiful Visualization Of All The Roads In The United States – This visualization by Homesanto really gives us a clear picture of how densely and sparsely populated the roads are in the US depending on the region. @reddit

7/18 What’s the Fastest Bicycle Tire Pressure? – A Science Lesson – A retired pro does some testing. Have your kids make some hypotheses about which tire pressure will be the fastest on their own bicycles. @rmbyrne

7/17 Five Jobs Artificial Intelligence Could Replace Soon – Get ready for the robots. We’ve researched five jobs where AI may soon replace human workers – and one or two may surprise you! @IT_Chronicles @MartinAButters

7/16 Scientists 3D-print human skin and bone for Mars astronauts. Mars explorers could turn to 3D printers to treat burns and broken bones. @rudytoot1 @CNET

7/14 To Delay Death, Lift Weights. Two new studies remind of us of what we already know but sometimes forget. @sweatscience @outsidemagazine @LoriShemek

7/14 These Colleges Will Pay Tuition, but You’ll Work for It. If you’re looking for your entire tuition to be covered and you’re open to an experience that includes mandatory work — one school labels itself “Hard Work U.” @AnnaHelhoski @NerdWallet @DisruptedTv

7/13 The helicopter team that films the Tour de France is one of a kind. When filming this race, 500 feet is considered high altitude. If you are looking for exciting work this could be it. @TeglerWrites @arstechnica

7/13 Maps Reveal Where the Creative Class Is Growing. “The rise of the rest” may soon become a reality as once-lagging cities see growth of creative class employment. You may not have to move to places like New York or San Francisco to get a cool job. @Richard_Florida @CityLab

7/12 The age of winner-take-all cities – How the United States’ $19.5T GDP is distributed – You can scroll over to find your metro area if it’s not one of the ones big enough to be labeled. @khart @axios

7/12 Is AI killing jobs? Actually, it added 3x more than it replaced in 2018. While employers are already using AI tools, 81% of those surveyed said they preferred to hire a human over putting in a completely autonomous system. @LydiaBreakfast @FastCompany @ImFutureReady

7/11 The States with the Worst Eating and Exercise Habits in America. Guess where you state falls before you look. Click here to check your BMI. @CDCgov

7/11 Is retirement bad for your brain? Ross Andel at TEDxFulbrightCanberra Instead of thinking of retirement as a permanent holiday, it might be more helpful to perceive it as a time of personal renaissance. @TEDx @TEDTalks

7/11 A Great Guide to Capturing Oral Biographies – My 4th graders did this and it was very powerful. Give it a try. @rmbyrne

7/10 That Big California Earthquake (7/6/2019) Left a Scar That’s Visible From Space. If you drag the white line on the photo back and forth you can see the befor3e and after pictures. @themadstone @Gizmodo @nancyrubin

7/10 Ten Tips for Dealing with Anxiety – There are simple things you can do to reduce anxiety, which we all have to some extent. @stephjparrell @icsfblog @stephjparrell

7/10 When Your Home’s In the Cloud: The Internet of Things – Just because your smart home may be at risk right now doesn’t mean it’s not worth having. @HomeKeepr @seancasey1

7/9 NOAA’s satellite timelapse of this week’s total solar eclipse is mesmerizing. On Jul 2, 2019, a total solar eclipse gave skywatchers in South America a very good reason to gaze at the heavens. @MikeWehner @BGR @nypost

7/9 It is time to bust the myth of physical inactivity and obesity: you cannot outrun a bad diet. Poor diet now generates more disease than physical inactivity, alcohol, and smoking combined. @DrAseemMalhotra @ProfTimNoakes @BJSM_BMJ @ConcernedMom9

7/8 A guide to TV specials marking Apollo 11’s 50th anniversary – You might want to post this on your school’s website and try to alert students and parents. @StarrMSS @nypost

7/8 Think retirement is smooth sailing? A look at its potential effects on the brain. I’m sure that some of my readers are retired or approaching. As a retiree I find this to be good advice. @TEDTalks

7/8 Twelve Excellent Add-ons for Google Docs – Google Docs allows you to install Add-ons to extend the capabilities of the program. Here’s how. @ericcurts

7/7 What Is the Human Microbiome, Exactly? You are an ecosystem. Your mouth, skin, and gut are home to whole communities of microscopic organisms. @biomarge @NautilusMag @CMRubinWorld

7/7 Learn how to get started using Google’s VR Tour Creator. The example here is for the Tour de France, but you can use it to make a VR tour of anywhere. @rmbyrne

7/6 19 Artificial Intelligence Technologies To Look For In 2019 – Within the last yer 62% of companies who boosted their enterprises in 2018 by adopting Artificial Intelligence into their workflow. @Randy_Matusky @ipfconline1

7/5 World Refugee Day & Beyond: A Collection of Education Resources. When I was an elementary principal 25% of my students were refugees. They were my best students and best behaved too. @sharemylesson @AFTteach

7/5 What We Thought AI Was Going To Be, And What It Has Become. In the workplace, you can leverage a smart desktop assistant to access information like frequent contacts and websites, autonomously start virtual meetings, or aggregate information for tasks and projects. @cmcgugan @Forbes @MichelleBxtr @Cat_Austria @cmcgugan

7/5 Plan Safe Running, Walking, and Biking Routes With Strava. Strava is an app that you can use to record data about my bike rides and runs. There is a social component to Strava that lets you follow your friends and give them “kudos” for completing a ride or run too. @Strava @rmbyrne

7/3 We Learned A Lot Listening To This Composer Explain Different Levels Of Musical Complexity. This would work with students of almost any age. @nahresol @WIRED

7/3 Twenty Examples Of Digital Citizenship – Here are some specific examples of good digital citizenship. From communicating with on social media with clarity and respect to respecting other’s privacy. @TeachThought @ImFutureReady

7/3 Learning Never Stops. “Learning is not attained by chance; it must be sought for with ardor and attended to with diligence.” – Abigail Adams @E_Sheninger @bjohnsonEDU

7/2 Let’s Talk About Self Talk: Tips for Changing a Negative Inner Dialogue. This is aimed at professional dancers, but I think it can work for anyone. @pointe_magazine @DanzadanceOrg

7/2 Does College Still Pay? Seven New Rules for Making a Good College Choice – On average, a college degree still offers a wage premium. Those averages hide stories of inflated costs, diminishing returns, and debt with no degree. @tvanderark @Getting_Smart @ziegeran

7/1/2019 Why Most Buses Don’t Have Seatbelts – This is a great science and safty lesson. @cheddar @NHTSAgov @MTA @NSCsafety @GettyImages

7/1/2019 The Twenty Most Bike-Friendly Cities in the World – I’ve been to six and often biked to work prior to retiring. How many do you think are in the US? @WIRED

7/1/2019 A Guerrilla Gardener in South Central Los Algelas – Ron Finley plants gardens in abandoned lots, traffic medians, along the curbs for fun, defiance, beauty, and to offer an alternative to fast food in a community where “the drive-thrus are killing more people than the drive-bys.” This is inspirational. Click Here to Donate. @RonFinleyHQ @TEDTalks

7/1/2019 NASA Makes Their Entire Media Library Publically Accessible and Copyright Free. This looks like something your children would enjoy exploring. @OrgPhysics @NASA @spedgeek @welshofer

6/30 Researchers unveil the world’s first programable DNA computer prototype. The future of computing isn’t silicon, it isn’t even quantum, it’s biological, and it’s coming. @mgriffin_uk @nancyrubin @ipfconline1

6/29 Asteroid Day 2019 is June 30. If you have any students who are into astronoimy make sure they know about this site. @earthskyscience @cshislop

6/29 Eight Minutes of Walking Per Day Could Change Your Life. New research shows that 56 minutes of MVPA a week reduces the risk of disability. @ckbergland @PsychToday @PamShaw23

6/28 My List of Books for Summer Reading – Check out what Diane Racitch thinks you should read this summer. @dianeravitch @pasi_sahlberg @williamdoylenyc

6/28 Why Science Says Boredom Is Good for the Brain – We can’t tap this awesome brainpower if we’re always tapping our phones. @stephenoonoo @EdSurge @crafted_jennyp

6/28 How to Make a Video: a Step-by-Step Guide – This is aimed at business but I think schools and students can use it too. @HubSpot @chucksedwin1 @TonyVidler

6/28 19 Simple Ways to Boost Your Self-Esteem Quickly – The worse you feel about who you are and what you do, the less motivation you’ll have to do what it takes to build your self-esteem. @LollyDaskal

6/27 An Engineer Explains How The Power Grid Works. This is a simple but thorough and absorbing walkthrough of one of the systems we rely on every day. It should work for middle school and up. @NordVPN

6/26 Developing Skills for School, Work and Life Requires a Systematic Approach – Our Ideal Graduate is an effective collaborator and communicator who uses creativity and critical thinking to solve problems and generate solutions that are meaningful to themselves and effective for their community. @DavidPBLRoss @Getting_Smart @ziegeran

6/25 A Step-By-Step Breakdown Of How Air Traffic Control Works – The astronomical salaries that air traffic controllers command make a lot more sense when you understand all of the factors they must juggle to safely coordinate flights. @wendoverpro @hover

6/25 The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly: Debating the Ethics of AI – Artificial intelligence is poised to benefit humanity in nearly unlimited ways. @IIoT_World @InsightBrief @DirkSchaar @LogicalisUS

6/24 The architectural secrets of the world’s ancient wonders – In this quick, delightful talk, TED Fellow Brandon Clifford reveals some architectural secrets of the past. @TEDTalks

6/23 Where All Music Comes From – The Harmonic Series Is the Perfect and Natural Source of All Music — Everywhere & Anytime. @BoConstantinsen @teacherhead @dark_shark

6/21 The global transition to clean energy, explained in Twelve charts – Despite all the progress, we’re still struggling to hit the climate emergency brake. @drvox @voxdotcom

6/21 Eating less beef and more beans would cut deaths by 5-7%. I eat a lot of beans and am very healthy. They are also inexpensive. @ollycann @wef @CMRubinWorld

6/20 Simplest Gestures Are Often the Most Memorable. No gift of kindness is too small. @gcouros

6/20 The Benefits of Free Play in Nature – How much free play do the kids in your school get? @CurrivanTeresa @CeliCeliC @ghflearners

6/19 Debunking brain-health myths: How to really boost mental power. There is so much nonsense being peddled about the brain. @melissamalamut @nypost

6/18 Auto Loan Mistakes Trick Majority of Americans. If you or your kids are looking to buy a car you should take this quiz. @RACzyz @4OClockFaculty

6/18 Milk Alternatives: The Complete Guide to Plant-Based Milks. With all the different varieties, it can be hard to know which is right for you. Today, we’re breaking down all the options. @snapkitchen @RossHudgens

6/17 Six dos and don’ts for next-level slides, from a TED presentation expert – Learn how to create exceptional slides by following these rules (complete with real before-and-afters). @TEDTalks

6/16 Experiments reveal the physics of evaporation. Changes in pressure, more so than temperature, strongly influence how quickly liquids turn to gas. Share with science teachers and students you know. @MIT @Jmeb96

6/14 The Winners Of The National Geographic Travel Photo Contest Are Breathtaking. There is also a link to take you to more top photographs. @pang_chieh @navin_vatsa @scott1e2310 @NatGeo

6/13 New Winnipeg play-based school explores self-directed learning. All of the movement that we are doing is actually laying a foundation for them to be able to sit and listen. @MichelleGCTVx @CTVWinnipegBRK @StressFreeKids @seemeandliz

6/12 I’ve Hired New Grads for 8 Years. The Most Successful Understood This Critical Lesson. Here are four ways to make the most of your first job and set yourself up for a successful career. @MSchneiderTwts @Inc

6/11 Comparing Countries with Google Maps – Flat maps are never a perfect representation, which can sometimes lead to misunderstandings. Countries far from the equator appear larger than they are. This is fun. @MrDsengclasss @ericcurts

6/11 The Absolute Best Way to Beat a Mid-Afternoon Energy Slump – This recipe for the ultimate coffee nap will get your energy level up and running. @Sales_Source @Inc

6/10 Five AI Predications for 2019 – 2018 was another year of artificial intelligence (AI) mania, with machine learning and deep learning in particular hogging the headlines. @W_Goddard @IT_Chronicles @MartinAButters

6/9 When Your Final Exam Is Surviving the Wilderness – For 45 years, eighth graders in Ketchikan, Alaska, have gone on an overnight survival trip to a remote island. @susan_shain @TheAtlantic

6/9 Students Size Up Edtech’s Dark Side. They self-organized readings and key points to examine. Here were the three biggest trends they identified. @BryanAlexander @EdSurge @EdTechNerd

6/8 Making Learning Simpler, not Easier. Simple and easy are not the same thing. Do you know the difference. @effortfuleduktr @teacher2teacher

6/7 Man Digs Deep Into How People In Medieval Times Made Soap. In medieval times, people had to make do with the materials they had at hand to wash and sometimes that meant using things like ash. @ModernHistoryTV

6/6 A Surefire Guide To Falling Asleep In Just Two Minutes – Since we know how important sleep is for learning, here are tips for getting some. @AsapSCIENCE

6/6 Three Modes Of Thinking: Lateral, Divergent & Convergent Thought – All teachers and students should understand this. @TeachThought @Rdene915

6/6 Just The Good Stuff From Apple’s WWDC Keynote – I watched the two-plus hour keynote but you don’t have to. @da_fallon

6/5 Why You Need to Get Enough Sleep – It’s easier to learn, that’s why. Be sure to share this with students you know. @WebMD @jeffreykubiak @BethFratesMD

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 Sol

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