Learning Resources

Email dgreen@stny.rr.com for more archives.

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 Solar Power – This TED Talk by Marjan van Auble is a good science lesson. @marjanvanaubel @TEDxAmsterdam

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

3/3 Truth Quote@tim_fargo

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

1/31 How Much Prices Have Changed For Different Goods And Services Over The Last 20 Years, Graphed. Note

Share this:
Share this page via Email Share this page via Stumble Upon Share this page via Digg this Share this page via Facebook Share this page via Twitter Share this page via Google Plus

Comments are closed.