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1/30 Five Reasons Why Swedish People Are So Attractive – I think it comes down to fact they are more likely to be fit and care about their appearance. (Full Confession: I am a Swedish-American.) @stefanthyron

1/30 The music project helping people with dementia find their voice during lockdown – A Manchester orchestra has taken its care home music sessions online, as staff and families sing the benefits for memory and wellbeing. @faywert @MancCamerata @guardian @chucksedwin1 @LEAD_Coalition

1/30 GM Plans To Phase Out Gas And Diesel Cars By 2035. GM set the date as its target but hedged on a full commitment, describing the move as “an aspiration to eliminate tailpipe emissions from new light-duty vehicles by 2035.” Is this bad news for people who rent and don’t have any place to plugin? @Jerryhirsch @ForbesWheels @Forbes @mtbarra @GM

1/29 What Are Giant Blue Ponds That You Can See From Space Doing In The Utah Desert? This is a good practical chemistry lesson. At 4:00 you get a very cool potassium + water explosion. @veritasium @b_meagher @Bachner37 @googleearth

1/29 These Doctors Are Using AI to Screen for Breast Cancer. During the pandemic, thousands of women have skipped scans and check-ups. So physicians tapped an algorithm to predict those at the highest risk. @willknight @wired

1/28 The Frightening Economics Of The Tesla Semi – This is a good practical math lesson. See if your students can devise a way to compare the Tesla Semi to the Diesel version before they watch this. @BahlFranke @Tesla @elonmusk

1/28 Data is the New Oil. Data has transformed the face of our current industries. Data is what we gift to our world. It can also be your form of a gift. @thestartup_ @AnikaChhabra__ @thestartup_ @bexxmodd @RichardEudes

1/27 Is It Time for an Emergency Rollout of Carbon-Eating Machines? Facilities that suck carbon dioxide out of the air could be powerful weapons for fighting climate change. But their deployment requires a huge wartime-style investment. @mrMattSimon @wired

1/26 19 Books Successful People Read – Here’s a pile of books recommended by high achievers. One of these books is “The Element” by the late Ken Robinson. Read my summary here. @SALUBRIOUSDISH @Inc @JanetJlake

1/25 The pandemic is speeding up the mass disappearance of men from college. The decline in enrollment has been seven times as steep among men as among women. Women now make up about 60% of college students. @JonMarcusBoston @hechingerreport

1/25 Cameras can protect the elderly with intelligent fall detection. So can my Apple watch. @armediapublish @PawlowskiMario @RagusoSergio

1/25 These habits paved the road to success for Steve Jobs, Bill Gates, and more. Researchers have identified 22 “flow triggers,” including having clear goals, immediate feedback, a rich environment, and a task at hand that challenges our skillset just enough. Flow follows focus. There is a lot of good advice here for young and old alike. Consider reading The Art of Impossible. @haileyeber @steven_kotler @nypost

1/24 Nine Neat NASA Resources for Students and Teachers – Updated – Have nine teachers or students each check one out and report back. @rmbyrne @NASA

1/23 Dialect Coach Seamlessly Switches Between More Than 15 Local US Accents. Accent expert Erik Singer is a whiz at imitating accents from Bostonian to Appalachian. This could be used by ELA teachers. @accentvoiceguy @wired

1/23 Not ready to be vegan? Here are 5 tweaks to make your diet more Earth-friendly. – I’m a vegan except when my friends feed me meat. I’m a vegan for health reasons, but if it helps the planet that’s great. @hi_thisissunny @TEDTalks @BruceGFriedrich @GoodFoodInst

1/23 Innovation Incubator – Idea to Digital Product at rocket speed! We drive the way you dream. @InnovationIncua

1/21 Take a Virtual Tour of Mount Vernon, George Washington’s Home – This is something your students might enjoy playing with. @HullFilmFest @MountVernon

1/21 The 6 Questions I Ask Before I Say ‘Yes’ to Anything – It’s okay to value your time and energy — in fact, it’s important. @jess_ekstrom @Entrepreneur @gcouros @headbandsofhope

1/21 Five Technologies That Will Transform Medicine In Post-Pandemic America – From the wreckage and devastation will emerge something few contemporary observers would expect: a brighter future for American healthcare. See if you can guess what they are. @RobertPearlMD @Forbes @EvanKirstel @jameyedwards

1/20 Seven AI-Based Movies To Look Forward To In 2021 – This year has just begun, and just like the previous year, 2021 is also going to be super exciting for AI-based movies. @SejutiDas @bexxmodd @nigewillson @Analyticsindiam

1/20 Will a Brain-Computer Interface based technologies pave the way to new opportunities? Imagine if in the future we can order food as soon as we think of it, or if a Netflix series gets downloaded after we mentally decide which one to binge-watch during the weekend. Brain-computer interface (BCI) promises to make these things become reality someday soon. This looks like a good topic for a class discussion or a writing assignment. @analyticsinme @PVynckier @HarbRimah

1/20 Eight Rewarding and Highly Sought-After Tech Careers – These rewarding eight tech careers will help if you are changing your career, looking to go into tech or if you’re thinking of the best tech career path to take. @CatherineAdenle @YvesMulkers

1/20 How The EU Is Leading The Way In AI-Powered Social Innovation – In 2020, cross-industry AI adoption skyrocketed like never before, as people-oriented solutions became the sole focus and priority of technology entrepreneurs, enterprises, and governments. @MMinevich @Forbes @smwidubai @TADigitalInc @jamesvgingerich

1/19 MIT neuroscientist Nancy Kanwisher bares all to teach neuroanatomy. This short video [1:29] features a female neuroscientist shaving her head to show where various function areas of the brain are located. You can also watch Nancy Kamwisher’s TED Talk. Here’s her website at MIT. @MIT

1/19 Quick Steps to Learn Data Science As a Beginner – Before understanding the basic concepts and algorithms in data science and machine learning, you must learn a language. This author chose to learn the Python language. @AnalyticsVidhya @epuujee @webAnalyste @bexxmodd @dsguide_

1/19 How Has Artificial Intelligence Risen in the Healthcare Sector – The healthcare sector has seen immense transformations over the years and the extent to which life has become convenient cannot be merely put into words. @analyticsinme @automeme @bexxmodd @Hitavarma

1/18 Development of the COVID-19 Vaccine – This short animation [4:41] should be useful for science teachers in middle school and up. @OsmosisMed

1/18 How English Ended Up With Multiple Words Meaning The Same Thing – This short video [2:19] is a language and history lesson combined. I suggest pausing as some words go by pretty fast. @arikaokrent

1/18 Can Artificial Intelligence Help Us Fight Fake News? Can algorithms that exacerbate the effects of fake news also be used to counter it and foster critical thinking at a mass scale? @VirajZero @TDataScience @bexxmodd @wiwer77

1/17 Here’s An Eye-Popping Time-Lapse Of A Couple Building A 3-Acre Farm In One Year From Scratch. This 21-minute video tells the story of how a young couple bought land in Panama without water or electricity and turned it into a self-sufficient home. This is essentially a big learning project. Here is their YouTube channel. @N0MADICM0VEMENT

1/17 Watch Sony test drive its Vision-S prototype on public roads. @IgorBonifacic @engadget @PawlowskiMario @Nicochan33 @CES

1/17 Six Cutting-Edge Applications of AI – See how artificial intelligence is substantively reshaping industries, from e-commerce to insurance. @quintendo64 @BuiltIn @epuujee @Deep_In_Depth

1/17 Full Episodes of National Geographic Specials – Recently Nat Geo releases full episodes of some of the most popular specials that they have aired. Consider showing segments as parts of your lessons. @NatGeo @rmbyrne

1/16 Guys Try To Get Snow Off Roof, Get Way More Than They Bargained For When Avalanche Happens. You know what’s likely going to happen at the end of the video, but still, it was way more than you expect. @theawesomer

1/15 The Top 50 Most Valuable Global Brands – This infographic is very interesting. See if you and your students can guess the top four. @VisualCap @PawlowskiMario @AndrewinContact @GuyKawasaki

1/14 Disc Golf for Beginners with Nate Sexton – I took up this game during the pandemic and love it. People with widely different abilities can play together and it’s a true life-long sport. Schools should consider adding to the PE curriculum. @InnovaDiscs

1/14 Top Data Science Careers of the Future – This is in response the author received when he wrote the original article as readers suggested many other jobs in this field. @rpdesai24 @epuujee @DD_NaNa_

1/13 Veganuary, the 1-Month Veganism Challenge, Exceeds a Half-Million Participants. The surge of interest in this annual event is attributed partly to the pandemic. Also, see my summary of How Not to Die if you want more reasons to eat plants. @feistyredhair @Treehugger

1/13 Here Are Fast-Growing Jobs For The Future. As the American population gets older and technology continues to dominate, there will be a plethora of new, exciting, and high-paying opportunities in these sectors. @wecruitr_io @Forbes @SitAtTheTable

1/13 Five emerging trends to drive tech innovation for the next decade – Gartner has identified social distancing technologies, composable enterprise, AI-assisted design, differential privacy and biodegradable sensors as the five key emerging trends that will drive technology innovation over the next decade. @ishers123 @InformationAge @Gartner_inc

1/11 37 Children’s Books to help talk about Racism & Discrimination – Talking to our children about racism and discrimination is as necessary as it is uncomfortable for most parents. Necessary because racial bias in children starts as early as from the age of 3; uncomfortable because it means we have to address our own racial biases. @coloursofus @MCChildsBookDay @pragmaticmom

1/11 How Much Should You Exercise? This short [4:24] video points out that diet and not smoking are more important, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t be active. @nutrition_facts

1/11 The Secret To Couch To 5K’s Long-Running Success – If you are still at the couch stage it may be time to try this program. As an avid runner, I can assure you that once you start you will be glad you did. @quinmyers @WeAreMel

1/11 Foods that fight inflammation – Doctors are learning that one of the best ways to reduce inflammation lies not in the medicine cabinet, but in the refrigerator. By following an anti-inflammatory diet you can fight off inflammation for good. @HarvardHealth @bar_zie

1/10 Top 15 Largest European cities in history (1 AD – 2019) – Anyone teaching or taking European history should watch this. Be sure to stop it from time to time. Get ready for some surprises. @HubRankings

1/10 A Final Tribute To Alex Trebek – This video featuring “Once Before I Go” by Peter Allen was played at the end of Alex Trebek’s last Jeopardy show on 1/8/2021. It’s worth another watch or a first watch if you missed it. Have a tissue ready. @Jeopardy

1/10 The Seven Types of Rest That Every Person Needs – Sleep and rest are not the same thing, although many of us incorrectly confuse the two. @DrDaltonSmith

1/8 See the Most Mind-Bending Optical Illusions of 2020. You can create your own version of the winning design with a free, printable kit. Be sure to watch all three short videos. @theresakmach @smithsonianmag @ScienceMagician

1/8 The Roadmap of Mathematics for Deep Learning – Instead of reading through in one sitting, We recommend using this article as a reference point through your studies. Go deep into a concept that is introduced, then check the roadmap and move on. Share with math students you know. @TivadarDanka @epuujee @Deep_In_Depth

1/8 This Is Unarguably The Best Way To Cut A Bell Pepper. Chef Ming Tsai shows off a simple and effective cutting board hack that will make prepping bell peppers an absolute breeze. If you have been cooking more at home this will help. @mingtsai

1/8 How Google Is Using AI & ML To Improve Search Experience – Recently, the developers at Google detailed the methods and ways they have been using artificial intelligence and machine learning in order to improve its search experience. @Analyticsindiam @epuujee @ipfconline1

1/7 Your Brain on Music – Neuroscientist and musician Alan Harvey takes us on an interactive journey showing live on stage what music does to our brain waves, and explains how music is more than just entertainment. You’ve never seen music like this before @TED_ED

1/7 How playing an instrument benefits your brain – Anita Collins – This should convince every parent to engage there kids in music. @Ad_Anderson @Grace_OT @TED_ED

1/7 How to hide from a drone – the subtle art of ‘ghosting’ in the age of surveillance – One way that’s within reach of nearly everyone is learning how to simply disappear from view. @achoifitz @ConversationUS @Nicochan33 @ipfconline1

1/6 Benefits of Flax Seeds for Inflammation – I add a table spoon of ground flaxseed to my morning drink daily and I feel great at the age of 73. @nutrition_facts

1/6 Six Gut Instincts to Never Ignore – Here we dive into the topic of knowing when your feelings mean protection mode has kicked in with gut instincts or not. @brandyellen @liveluvtx

1/5 Watching How Titleist Makes Golf Balls Is Oddly Satisfying. I love watching how things are made. In a sense, this factory is one big specialized robot. @GolfTown @Titleist

1/5 These are the world’s most innovative economies. There is a 40-second video that lists the top ten. See if you can guess which countries make the list. @bar_zie @wef

1/4 Archaeology is going digital to harness the power of Big Data. Combining traditional “pick and trowel” field work with a sweeping birds-eye view. @JenLucPiquant @arstechnica

1/4 Six Free Graphic Design Tools For Entrepreneurs At No Risk – They are also good for students and teachers. Canva is the real deal here. @apollineadiju @canva

1/4 Performance Marketers Need to Watch These 5 Consumer Trends in 2021. Consumers should watch them too. After a year of chaos and uncertainty, these are some of the interests and behaviors that are here to stay. @hawthornecastro @Adweek @TrippBraden

1/3 This Revolving Window Illusion Tricks Our Sense Of Perception. This YouTuber Attempted To Get Our Brains To Unsee It. This video is an excellent lesson in perception. Share with art teachers and students you know. @veritasium @NordVPN

1/3 Google’s Wing warns new drone laws ‘may have unintended consequences’ for privacy. This past week, the US government made the single biggest, most impactful set of changes to drone law we’ve yet seen — ruling that almost every drone in US airspace will need to broadcast their locations, as well as the location of their pilots. @StarFire2258 @verge @Nicochan33 @Hana_ElSayyed

1/3 How Israel Became a World Leader in Vaccinating Against Covid-19 – Badly hit by the coronavirus, Israel has distributed the first of two vaccine doses to more than 10 percent of its population. This is way ahead for every other country. @IKershner @nytimes

1/3 When Ideas Have Sex – Matt Ridley shows how, throughout history, the engine of human progress has been the meeting and mating of ideas to make new ideas. It’s not important how clever individuals are, he says; what really matters is how smart the collective brain is. @mattwridley @TEDTalks

1/2/2021 Can You Solve Abraham Lincoln’s Math Homework? This is a good problem for middle school and high school students. I’m happy to say that I got it right away. @preshtalwalkar

1/2/2021 Veganuary is a pledge to try a vegan/plant-based lifestyle for the entire month of January and hopefully beyond. I eat a vegan diet when I not dining at friend’s houses. I also exercise almost every day and I’m very healthy and happy. @ABlogAboutStuff @themomtessorian

1/2/2021 How to Find Your Peace While Being at Home – Are you finding it hard to be at home, either by yourself or the whole family is there with you? This can help. @JustSimpleHospi @themomtessorian

1/2/2021 Seattle’s Space Needle Put On A Light Show For New Year’s That Was A Total Acid Trip. If you can figure out how they did this let me know. @space_needle @TMobile @KING5Seattle

12/30 Twenty Five Brilliant Life Hacks You Need to Try – I have used some of these and they work great. @StephieRockwell @mental_floss

12/30 Korea’s Artificial Sun Just Ran for Twenty Astonishing Seconds. Fusion may be a decade away, but even a few seconds make a big difference at this stage. Let’s take a closer look—from a safe distance, of course. @PopMech @Mehran64256772

12/30 Neural’s AI predictions for 2021 – AI is already here in many forms so you and your kids should probably check this out. @mrgreene1977 @thenextweb @Neural @machinelearnTec @automeme @gp_pulipaka

12/30 Insecure wheels: Police turn to car data to destroy suspects’ alibis. Looser privacy standards for vehicle data are a treasure chest of data for law enforcement. @oliviasolon @NBCNews @sivavaid

12/29 PulverEdu a Global Community School Where Inspired Learners Meet Passionate Educators – Are you passionate about a topic or subject you would love to teach? Do you enjoy interacting in a LIVE class? We have a place for YOU in our Global Community School! @jeffpulver

12/29 Simple Linear Regression in the Field of Data Science – Understanding linear regressions is important in a lot of fields. This should help you and your students with the concept. @UniteAi @epuujee @HarbRimah

12/29 What Self-Awareness Really Is (and How to Cultivate It) – Research suggests that when we see ourselves clearly, we are more confident and more creative. We make sounder decisions, build stronger relationships, and communicate more effectively. @tashaeurich @HarvardBiz @TrippBraden

12/29 How do A/B tests work? Here is a look inside one of the most powerful tools of the tech trade. @quaesita @Nicochan33 @ipfconline1 @TDataScience @SpirosMargaris

12/28 The Best Language-Learning Software for 2021 – PC Magazine tested all the major apps for learning a language; here are your best picks for studying a new language no matter your budget, prior experience, or goals. @jilleduffy @PCMag @duolingo

12/28 Where Good Ideas Come From – People often credit their ideas to individual “Eureka!” moments. But Steven Johnson shows how history tells a different story. His fascinating tour takes us from the “liquid networks” of London’s coffee houses to Charles Darwin’s long, slow hunch to today’s high-velocity web. @stevenbjohnson @TEDTalks

12/28 Five Simple Ways to Stay Focused On Your Goals – If you struggle to reach your goals this advice might help. Also, share with your students. @moretime4u2

12/28 Top Books On AI Released In 2020 That One Should Get Their Hands On – After the pandemic, the world is witnessing an accelerated adoption of AI. As this is happening, people find it difficult to comprehend what all this means and how it will affect them. @raibagikashyap @epuujee @Analyticsindiam

12/27 Best Job Ever – National Geographic Stories About Interesting Jobs. Best Job Ever is a YouTube playlist that features short stories about people who have interesting jobs that are primarily in the outdoors. @NatGeo @rmbyrne

12/27 Nine applications of AI You May Not Know – AI is already very present in our daily lives making things much easier for us in a multitude of fields. @reworkAI @epuujee @ipfconlinel @teamrework

12/27 Automation: the key to accelerating change in an increasingly uncertain marketplace – Whilst businesses continue to battle the ongoing ramifications of the pandemic, many are moving away from firefighting mode and thoughts have now turned to future planning. @TechNative @machinelearnTec @automeme @jblefevre60 @AkwyZ @chboursin @pascal_bornet

12/27 What Are The Fastest Growing Cybersecurity Skills In 2021? Cybersecurity professionals with cloud security skills can gain a $15,025 salary premium by capitalizing on strong market demand for their skills in 2021. @LouisColumbus @forbes @AndyHorvitz @ipfconline1

12/26 Watching What We Flush Could Help Keep a Pandemic Under Control. In private nearly everyone does produce a biological sample every day that is then voluntarily sent to a central location to be processed — when they flush the toilet. @ejalm @nytimes

12/26 Playing a Bagpipe with Helium – This is a very fun science lesson. This gets pretty historical as it goes on. Try to get some to play with at your school. There is a King of Avalon ad that you can skip. @thekingofrandom

12/25 The Growth of Mount Everest – A Math and Geology Lesson – There are multiple links here that math and science teachers can use to create and engaging lesson. It also talks about the career of land surveying. @rmbyrne @NavinSinghKhadk @BBCNews @cbbc @SciShowKids

12/25 Seven predictions for how technology will shape healthcare in 2021 – From the COVID-19 vaccine to advances in machine learning, AI, improved W-Fi and 5G, and telemedicine, experts expect a move to “patient-centric” health next year. @vmcombs @techrepublic @Nicochan33 @automeme @machine_ml @jmespinar @DeepLearn007

12/24 How to Learn Faster with the Feynman Technique (Example Included) – If you want to cut your study time, using the Feynman Technique is a great way to do it. Named after the physicist Richard Feynman, it revolves around explaining a concept in simple language as if you were teaching it to someone else. @TomFrankly @WatchNebula

12/24 Elon Musk’s Two Rules For Learning Anything Faster – This is the best short video that I HAVE EVER SEEN on the subject of learning. Share with all teachers and students you know. @jdaghe @TheArtOfImprove @elonmusk

12/23 Watch This Red Bell Pepper Plant Grow From A Single Seed In Mesmerising Time Lapse. @boxlapse @HeidiNakanishi

12/23 Best Ways of How to Learn Python For Data Science – Indeed reviewed that the average pay of a data professional is around $125,00, which sounds good as this number is increasing day by day. The specialists at IBM forecasted a 28% jump in the market for data experts by 2021. @StatAnalytica @epuujee @_qu4nt @machinelearnflx @pak_aims @vishalpanchal85

12/23 Magic is Something You Make – What you do IS special. You’ve mixed learned ideas with your own unique skills, personality, & creativity to create something beautiful. You are unrepeatable. Your genius can’t be replicated. @tishrich

12/22 Hawaii residents told to stay home as Kilauea volcano erupts. This short video [2:20] is an excellent introduction to this important topic. @mnholcombe @GettyImages @CNN

12/21 Seven French Horn Lines You’ve Heard – This short video [2:39] is an excellent way for a music teacher to introduce the French horn to students of any age. @Vinheteiro @maestrofernandomathias @felipecapuchorossi

12/21 Why Plastic Recycling Is A Lie To Sell More Plastic – This video explains how the plastic industry has pushed recycling to sell more plastic. @ClimateTown @RollieWilliams

12/21 The Erie Canal: Traversing the American Midwest Before Railroads. This video [15:14] is perfect for students who are studying westward expansion. Shere with social studies teachers and students who you know. @SimonWhistler @OGuiberteau

12/20 How China Ruined Recycling For Everyone – This video explains what happens to the contents of your recycling bin. It should be watched by anyone who is responsible for generating recycled material. (That’s probably you and your family.) @hover @wendoverpro

12/20 Ten Things You Need To Give Up If You Want To Be Exceptionally Successful – In order to take flight and become successful, you need to carefully assess your extra baggage. @ellekaplan @thrive @LexionCapital @cvheady007

12/20 We all make snap first impressions about each other — here’s how to slow down. Taking a moment to pause and really look at the other person can help us all avoid embarrassment and hurt feelings. @ToscaKilloran @TEDx @ideas_ted

12/20 How to Effectively Prepare for a Job Interview? Preparing properly for an interview can dramatically improve your chances of success and in this article, we will explore six specific things you can do to wow the panel. @cvheady007 @CareerMetis

12/19The Benefits of a Multilingual Brain – Mia Nacamulli details the three types of bilingual brains and shows how knowing more than one language keeps your brain healthy, complex, and actively engaged. @harpecomany @ErvineLinda @realscientists

12/19Seven Healthiest Ways to Start Your Day – The morning part of the day is considered the most important part of the day because what you do in the morning affects the rest of your day. @LLLloyd1 @ymghealthy

12/19How to Use Different Types of Statistics Test – Knowing the basics of this subject is vital in a lot of fields. @StatAnalytica @epuujee @Eli_Krumova @SourabhSKatoch

12/19Boost Your Career: Ten Best Data Science Boot Camps for 2021. Land a career in data science in the new year with these best boot camps. @epuujee @AnalyticsFrance @TrendingNews_7 @BrankoBoro

12/18 Maps That Show Us A New Perspective – Like the map above this site shows lots of part of the Earth in interesting juxtaposition. contact@exploredplanet.com

12/18 How They Made a Vaccine So Fast – Let’s break down some of the steps in the vaccines’ development so we can see where the time went. @BethSkw @VitalsLH

12/18 The Seven Most Promising Government Led AI Solutions – As the 21st-century rages on, the success and failure of nations depends not only on their citizenry and governmental leadership but heavily on the technological visions that countries embrace. @MMinevich @Forbes @machinelearnTec @automeme

12/17 Are your ready for Hour of Code? Hour of Code happened again! This year it was held between the 7th and 13th December. Here are resources your kids can use to learn how to code. @clcsimon

12/17 Welcome to Imageneratext. This is a new way to generate image and video content with text published by an entrepreneur from Madrid, Spain. @imageneratext

12/16 The Physics of Randomness – This is an excellent science video for upper elementary on up. @RishiDesaiMD @kyle_slinn @OsmosisMed

12/16 Six Common Traits of Unhappy People – Situations and circumstances can make us unhappy, without a doubt. However, oftentimes, our unhappiness derives from our thoughts, perceptions, and behaviors. @ImbuedLiving @DisneyDream717

12/16 Foreign-Born Population in the US (1850 to 2019) – This animated graph is very interesting. Can you name the countries where the most foreign-born people are from? @StatsMedia1

12/16 Most Popular Programming Languages 1965 – 2019 – If you want to know today’s most popular language pause this animation at the end. @datasbeautiful

12/15 Here’s An Eye-Opening Explanation For How Spacecraft Gets Into Orbit To Land On The Moon. This is a short [1:15] and nifty quick explanation for the science of landing on the moon. Share with science teachers and students you know. @xploringspace

12/14 This Military-Grade Infrared Camera Reveals How COVID-19 Is Spread Between Two People. This is scary. This should give you an incentive to stay farther away from people indoors and to stay out or rooms where people spend long periods of time. @DDaltonBennett @SarahCahlan @washingtonpost

12/14 Want to Be Happier? Ask Yourself This Question Every Morning. Albert Einstein called this “the most important decision” we make in our lives. @CHRISWINFIELD @Inc @iownjd

12/13 Here’s What Happened When Six Boys Were Shipwrecked On A Remote Island For 15 Months. They became known as “The Real Lord of the Flies.” Share with English teachers and students who are reading this book. There is an ad for hair restoration early on that you can skip. @Thoughty_2 @getkeps

12/13 America’s Three Richest People Are Now Positioned To Pay Zero State Income Tax. – This could stimulate a class discussion of federalism. @lisettevoytko @forbes @elonmusk @JeffBezos @BillGates

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12/13 Wall Street’s New Water Market Is the Latest Sign We’re Headed Toward a Mad Max Future. We need water to cook and wash our bodies and clothes, and especially to drink—without it, we can’t live. Despite this, Wall Street traders are going to start betting on it as a commodity. Make sure your kids know what futures markets are. @dharnanoor @Gizmodo

12/12 How Much Nature Is Enough? 120 Minutes a Week, Doctors Say. It’s a medical fact: Spending time outdoors, especially in green spaces, is good for you. How much are you and your family getting? @KnvulS @nytimes

12/12 Six Ways AI Can Help Save the Planet – From facial recognition technology that monitors brown bear populations to intelligent robots sorting recycling, these initiatives are having a positive impact on the environment. @shhhaddad @raconteur @machinelearnTec @automeme

12/11 Physicists solve 150-year-old mystery of equation governing sandcastle physics. While the basic underlying physics is well-known, physicists have continued to gain new insights into this fascinating granular material over the last decade or so. @JenLucPiquant @arstechnica

12/11 Elon Musk says ‘too many MBAs’ are running American companies. To Elon Musk, MBA might as well stand for “misguided bum academic.” Share with business teachers and students you know. @noahmanskar @nypost @nyc_patch @TheIslandNow

12/11 How Did Breakdancing Become an Olympic Sport? The Olympics aren’t so much a monument to all sports across the globe as they are an evolving and arbitrary list of them. @Blumnessmonster @lifehacker

12/9 How Japanese People Stay Fit for Life, Without Ever Visiting a Gym – Japanese adults walk an average of 6500 steps a day, with male adults in their 20s to 50s walking nearly 8000 steps a day on average, and women in their 20s to 50s about 7000 steps. How many do you and your kids take a day? Kaki Okumura @digg

12/9 Why seaweed might be the next key asset in the fight against climate change – UN Global Compact’s seaweed manifesto touts the plant’s potential as a food, energy source. @CBCNews @Doumeizel @_AMeta @lastudiolafayet @RollFwdEnviro

12/8 The Trump Administration Just Made the Citizenship Test Harder. How Would You Do? Test your knowledge on some of the topics from American history and government that prospective new citizens have to answer. I got 8 out of 9. Let me know how you and your kids do. @ClintonCargill @nytimes

12/8 Planes with Elaine: Make paper airplanes with different wing shapes. Every plane must be able to balance the four forces of flight—lift, thrust, weight and drag—to be able to get off the ground. Building models can help engineers learn more about how a plane might fly before they build the real thing. This is great for upper elementary on up. @casciencecenter

12/8 Someone Built The World’s Brightest Flashlight And Its A Bazooka Of Illumination. This is a really fun hack. Share with science and engineering students and teachers. @thehacksmith @kiwico_inc
12/6 Guy Tests Out How Much Food A Real Human Stomach Can Hold. This is a good biology lesson for anyone from upper elementary on up.

12/5 How IT Teams Can Better Manage Devices for Remote Learning – Today’s IT departments are facing a new challenge: managing a plethora of remote devices while ensuring equity. @AdamStoneWriter @EdTech_K12

12/4 Charting the Massive Scale of the Digital Cloud – Cloud computing continues to be on the rise, and for good reason. It’s transformed our digital experience in numerous ways, from how we store data to the way we share information online with others. @VisualCap @nancyrubin

12/4 The Queen’s Gambit with AI – Audiences around the world have been captivated by the way Beth learns to play and master the game, defeating powerful well-ranked chess players to ultimately become the best female chess player in the world. Time to get a chess set for your kids. @crunchmetrics @epuujee @DataScienceFr @RichardEudes

12/3 Here Are The Eye-Popping Nominees For Wildlife Photographer Of The Year’s People’s Choice Award – The Natural History Museum in London is inviting the public to participate in the 2020 Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition by voting for the People’s Choice Award winner. @jamescrugnale @Digg @NHM_London

12/3 Five Big Picture Trends Being Accelerated by the Pandemic – No doubt, even after a viable vaccine is released to the general public and things begin to return to some semblance of normalcy, there will be long lasting effects on society and the economy. @Phanyxx @VisualCap @PawlowskiMario @FrRonconi

12/2 Giving thanks may make your brain more altruistic. Neuroscience is revealing a fascinating link between gratitude and generosity. @SigalSamuel @voxdotcom @GreaterGoodSC

12/2 Why you should type less, talk more, according to science – People connect with each other when they speak in a way they don’t with email, according to research. @senoj_erialc @wef @HaroldSinnott

12/2 City Walks – Hear and See Cities Around the World. On City Walks you can go for a virtual walk in more than a dozen cities around the world. This is very cool. @AristomenisGeo1 @rmbyrne @Larryferlazzo

12/2 How To Speak by Patrick Winston – There is a link for the complete course here. This guy doesn’t look amazing, but his talk is. If you teach or do presentations this is worth an hour of your personal professional development time. @MITOCW

11/30 Here’s How Long You Can Safely Eat All Your Thanksgiving Leftovers. Trust your senses. If it looks bad, tastes bad, and smells bad, don’t eat it. If it looks fine, tastes fine, and smells fine, you’re probably okay. This is from a food scientist, not the USDA. @WeAreMel @USDA

11/20 You too can be a great innovator, if you just learn to work with this. A researcher and entrepreneur says that innovators are much more comfortable making decisions under conditions of uncertainty than the average person. @FastCompany @DiveProfTodd

11/29 Consuming A Healthy Diet Could Reduce Fungi In The Gut Associated With Alzheimer’s Risk. Fungi found in the gut of people with mild cognitive impairment (MCI) and associated with a higher risk of Alzheimer’s disease may be intervened by consuming a Mediterranean ketogenic diet. @mentaldaily_com

11/28 One Woman Speaking Twelve German Accentss – Every language has region dialects. Even if you have no clue about German you might enjoy this effort. @trixirabbit

11/28 Hans Rosling TED Talk: The Magic Washing Machine – With newly designed graphics from Gapminder, Rosling shows us the magic that pops up when economic growth and electricity turn a boring wash day into an intellectual day of reading. @HansRosling @Gapminder @GlobalHealthKI @OlaRosling

11/28 See An Eye-Opening Comparison Of The Largest Living And Extinct Animals. From insects to toothed whales, here’s how extinct members of the species compare to living ones. @MattyN16

11/27 Here’s A Visualization Of How Much Energy The World Uses. MetaBallStudios illustrated an how much energy is consumed per capita visualized as spheres. @MetaBallStudios

11/27 Python Language: Frontrunner in Shaping the Future of Machine Learning. The popularity of Python has further expanded with its implementation in web development. The need for learning Python is also on hype as it holds a bright future in machine learning. @analyticsinme

11/27 Seven Successful Ways To Work With Complainers – We’ve all worked or lived with them. As strong personal leaders, we know that complaining is pointless, irritating, and toxic. @TrippBraden @WriterKaylene

11/25 What Happens When You Drop A Ball On The World’s Bounciest Surface? This short video deals with the physics concept of the coefficient of restitution. This is a good physics lesson from upper elementary on up. At the end is an ad for KiwiCo.com that sells cool hands-on science kits. @theactionlabman @kiwico_inc

11/25 Calculus at a Fifth Grade Level – Why wait until late high school or early college classes to take this on. Also, the guy shows you the forest so you don’t get lost in the trees. @MITOCW @KaraSquareMusic

11/25 What Made Bach Great? Johann Sebastian Bach 1685-1750 (edit) My guess is that I have more than a few Bach fans in my audience. @rickbeato

11/24 Deli Containers Are The Only Containers You Need In The Pantry. Columnist Jonah Reider explains how these simple containers can elevate your cooking and keep your kitchen organized. @jonahreider @munchies @foodandwine

11/24 Pinkcast 4.05. This is how to avoid falling off the humor cliff. Be sure to subscribe to these short and valuable presentations from Dan Pink. @DanielPink

11/23 Why Even A Small Thanksgiving Is Dangerous – With COVID-19 rates on the rise basically everywhere in the U.S., small gatherings are being blamed for spreading the virus, and experts say they don’t want us to have Thanksgiving celebrations with people outside our household bubbles. @maggiekb1 @elena___mejia @FiveThirtyEight

11/23 Apple M1 Smokes Intel in Side by Side Benchmarks. Apple’s first M1 Macs have defied expectations and are more powerful than anyone expected, handily beating out many other Intel Macs that Apple is continuing to sell. @jwsherrod

11/23 A Couple of Lessons on the Origins of Thanksgiving Foods – This lesson includes an explanation of how archaeologists and scientists determined that turkeys were one of the first animals to be domesticated in North America. @DrJoeHanson @okaytobesmart @PBSDS @rmbyrne

11/21 Five Scary Reasons Why China, Russia & N. Korea Can’t Kill the U S Navy – The United States Navy is the largest and most advanced navy in the world, fielding everything from aircraft carriers and maritime patrol aircraft to submarines, destroyers, and unmanned helicopters. @USNavy

11/21 Only 36 Percent of People Can Solve This Logic Problem. How About You? This should be a good test for elementary students on up. @katiedupere @preshtalwalkar @PopMech

11/19 If Our Eyes Were Camera Lens, What Would The Resolution Be? How does the resolution of a human eye compared to the specs of a high-end studio camera? This is a good science/photography lesson for middle school on up. @CrewCorridor @CorridorDigital

11/19 Why Does Pfizer’s COVID-19 Vaccine Need To Be Kept Colder Than Antarctica? Distributing vaccines in these conditions is possible, but it’s definitely going to be much more expensive and more difficult. @selenasd @NPRHealth @MorningEdition @NPR

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11/19 An SAT problem most people get wrong – See if you or you high school students can solve it. The answer is elegant and not that complicated. @jessehixxx @preshtalwalkar @PopMech

11/19 Here are 31 Logical Fallacies We Use All The Time In Eight Minutes. This is an excellent logic lesson for middle school on up. You might want to stop and start this video and take notes. @JillBearup

11/18 Ungerrymandering States – In this video I take existing congressional district maps for various states and “ungerrymander” them to more accurately reflect the geography of the state instead of political bias. Share with social studies teachers and students you know. Geography King on Youtube

11/18 Six changes needed to upskill workers for the robotics age – Bridging the skills gap in robotics education will require changing the technologies used in training. @wef @HaroldSinnott

11/18 Assertiveness Training Courses: Develop your confidence and self-esteem. Assertiveness training teaches you to clearly and directly express yourself and command respect. Learn and practice this important communication skill with online, classroom, or on-site courses. @findcourses

11/16 Brain teasers and other fun tips for learning Python – Learn about some interesting ways Python coders can grow their skills in the language and the importance of connecting and learning from others in the community. @karaejoyce @TTBusinessTech @gp_pulipaka

11/15 If COUNTRIES were PLANETS ▬ (SURFACE AREA) 🗺 [3D] – This is a good geography lesson for middle school on up. @MetaBallStudios @LaughingSquid

Examining Interesting Maps – The author uses the US map to show how things like population, obesity, agriculture, and industries vary by state. Geography King @chick__brown

How do investors choose stocks? – This short video is a good introduction to what stocks are and two ways to invest. @BenGrahamBot @rmbyrne

11/14 Why don’t we all just use Geothermal Energy? This is an excellent science lesson for high schoool on up.

11/14 Why Concrete Is Bad For Us – Concrete is using up more water and sand than the world can afford. Its production is also a big emitter of CO2. @jeremyrgregory @CSHub_MIT @cheddar

11/14 Why renewables can’t save the planet | Michael Shellenberger | TEDxDanubia – This is a MUST WATCH for anyone who cares about our environment. @TEDxDanubia

11/14 If COUNTRIES were PLANETS ▬ (SURFACE AREA) 🗺 [3D] This video shows the surface area of some countries (including the sea). Not all countries are there for obvious reasons, as the author tried to add a little of everything. @MetaBallStudios @LaughingSquid

11/12 Apple’s November 10, 2020 Product Announcement – The star of the show is a new processor that Apple produced itself with eight cores and the graphics unit in the same chip. New AirBooks, PowerBooks, and Mac Minis feature this breakthrough chip. @tim_cook

11/11 Six Tips for getting what you want from life – Check to see how many you already do. @moretime4u2

11/11 The Art of Storytelling in a Digital Age – Stories are in our make-up. They help us interpret meaning, connect with people across generations, and articulate really complex stuff in easily digestible snippets. @jeffbullas

11/11 Twenty Free Online Books to Learn R and Data Science – If you are interested in learning Data Science with R, but not interested in spending money on books, you are definitely in a very good space. @gp_pulipaka

11/10 Quantum computers are coming. Get ready for them to change everything. Quantum computers are not yet creating business value, but CIOs should nonetheless lose no time in getting involved. @daphneleprince @ZDNet

11/10 Here’s how I finally got myself to start exercising. If you don’t routinely exercise it’s time to start. @christinecphd @TEDxMarin

11/10 Twelve Exercises for Stronger, More Supple Feet – Strength and flexibility can improve with training, but that’s within the limits of your individual anatomy. @pointe_magazine @DanzadanceOrg @shortcake4foot8

This AI Creates A 3D Model of You. It is getting pretty close to turning human motion into high-quality animation. @CosminDolha @twominutepapers

11/8 A New and Improved Burger Robot’s on the Market—and Everyone Wants One. Three and a half years ago, a burger-flipping robot aptly named Flippy, made by Miso Robotics, made its debut at a fast-food restaurant in California called CaliBurger. Now Flippy is on the market for anyone who wishes to purchase their own, with a price tag of $30,000 and a range of new capabilities. @vanessabramirez @singularityhub @asifrazzaq1988 @Marktechpost

11/8 Running Unlocks My Flow, What Unlocks Yours? – After a run, the author feels that feeling of power and positivity that he craves – and that comes when he runs. His thoughts quickly turn to what is possible, the dread of the morning disappears, his body comes alive. The rest of the day is bright, alive, and productive. (Doug: As a runner, I totally agree,) @CroftEdwards

11/7 Man Demonstrates How To Boil Water By Heating It With His Bare Hands. This is an excellent science lesson. Share with science teachers and students you know. @theactionlabman

11/6 First Firefighting Robot in America Just Helped to Put Out a Blaze in Downtown Los Angeles. Earlier this week, the Los Angeles Fire Department became the first city in the country to add a firefighting robot to their ranks—and it has already proven its mettle on the frontlines. @goodnewsnetwork @Nicochan33 @ipfconline1

11/5 The Wildest Ways Humans Moved The Biggest Objects In History – There is a lot of science and engineering used here. @RealLifeLore22 @brilliantorg

11/5 Every Country England Has Invaded: Visualized – I didn’t realize the extent of the reach of this small country in all parts of the world. Prepare to be amazed. WARNING: There is a short ad at the beginning and a longer one at the end. @CuriosityStream @RealLifeLore22

11/5 How-To Techniques to Establish Pace – Pacing your story is like using the throttle to give an engine more gas. With more throttle, the engine revs up, and speed increases. Less throttle slows you down so you can see the passing scenery. @ProWritingAid @MoGalore

11/3 Why Some Memories Seem Like Movies: ‘Time Cells’ Discovered In Human Brains – If you fall off a bike, you’ll probably end up with a cinematic memory of the experience: the wind in your hair, the pebble on the road, then the pain. @NPRjonhamilton @NPR

11/3 The Science of Nerdiness – How active is your nerdy dopamine pathway? If some or all of these statements describe you, dopamine might well be flowing strongly to your prefrontal cortex. @sbkaufman @sciam

11/3 Space Station Marking 20 Years of People Living in Orbit. The International Space Station was a cramped, humid, puny three rooms when the first crew moved in. Twenty years and 241 visitors later, the complex has a lookout tower, three toilets, six sleeping compartments, and 12 rooms, depending on how you count. @Militarydotcom @LLLloyd1

11/2 Interactive Constitution – Learn about the text, history, and meaning of the U.S. Constitution from leading scholars of diverse legal and philosophical perspectives. The amendments are a quick read for parents and children frm middle school on up. @ConstitutionCtr @RosenJeffrey

11/2 Masks Work. Really. We’ll Show You How. This step-by-step animation does an excellent job of explaining how masks work. @JuniorXsound @gianordoli @kartpat @BedelSaget @nytgraphics

11/2 Seven Tactics to Write Quality Content Your Audience Will Love – Here are some proven tactics that will build your knowledge base and help you write quality content your audience will love. This is written for business, but I think it applies to teachers. @jeffbullas

11/1/2020 Someone Built A Wonderfully Over-The-Top Sandwich-Making Machine. It takes four Rube Goldberg machines to make one real sandwich. @josephsmachines

11/1/2020 How to take a vacation without leaving your own home – There are a lot of good ideas here. Be sure to involve your children if you can. @ingridfetell @TEDTalks

11/1/2020 If You Drank The ‘Proper’ Amount Of Water For A Month, What Would Happen To Your Body? Part of the problem is that we don’t know what the ‘proper’ amount of water is. If you drink water rather than snack you should lose weight. @wheezywaiter @aaronecarroll

10/30 A room, a bar and a classroom: how the coronavirus is spread through the air. Here is an overview of the likelihood of infection in three everyday scenarios, based on the safety measures used and the length of exposure. The graphics here are very cool. @elpaisinenglish

10/30 Digital Twins: An Advanced Technology to Improve Industrial Robots. Using digital twins in the production system will abbreviate the time taken to set up and approve a robotic system. @priyadialani248 @analyticsinme

10/29 How Food Companies Label Sugar To Trick Consumers – A nutrition expert explains how sports drinks and breakfast cereals use deceptive labeling to sell food loaded with sugar. (WARNING: The last part of this video is an advertisement.) @mindvalley @GetWildFit

10/29 How Does Your State Generate Power> Here you can see a graphic of how your state gets its power along with an overview of the US power situation. The image here is my state. @PopovichN @bradplumer @nytimes

10/29 Why Your Brain Can’t Resist Reese’s – Based on the research of identical and fraternal twins — who share 100% and 50% of their genes, respectively — scientists have learned that genes account for about 30% of people’s reactions to sweet tastes. @SmithDanaG @elemental

10/28 Five of the best exercises you can ever do – If you’re not an athlete or serious exerciser — and you just want to work out for your health or to fit in your clothes better — the gym scene can be intimidating and overwhelming. What are the best exercises for me? How will I find the time? @BethFratesMD @HarvardHealth

10/28 The Incredible Ways Artificial Intelligence Is Now Used In Mental Health – Researchers are testing different ways that artificial intelligence can help screen, diagnose and treat mental illness. @BernardMarr @forbes @automeme @CurieuxExplorer @jblefevre60 @ipfconline1

10/27 The need for AI in cancer care has never been clearer. Challenges caused by the coronavirus pandemic have accelerated the need for greater use of artificial intelligence in cancer care. @abbyyoungpowell @raconteur @PawlowskiMario @ShiCooks @Ra

10/27 The Ultimate Fall 2020 Books Preview – Every season brings with it a slew of reading lists, and fall—the traditional season of Big Books—is certainly no exception. @knownemily @lithub @DisneyDream717 @damyantig

10/26 300 Years of Element Discovery in 99 Seconds – While we take our elemental knowledge for granted today, there was a time not too long ago when the periodic table was mostly empty. @jeff_desjardins @VisualCap @DrHubaEvaluator

10/26 The Unique Health Benefits of Autumn Hikes – The way to enjoy the fall is really to elbow out the summer and winter and make room to enjoy the season right now. @cortneyclift @DrAlexConcorde @Medium

10/26 This World Map was Drawn Based on Country Populations. The typical world map shows us the basic geography of countries and continents, but it doesn’t give any indication of where people actually live. @jeff_desjardins @VisualCap @DrHubaEvaluator

10/25 Here’s What’s Replacing Green Screen Technology In Hollywood. A compositor for Industrial Light and Magic explains the new technology that makes it look like you’re in a completely different environment. @charmainesmchan @PhilEdwardsInc @BridgettHenwood @estellecaswell @voxdotcom

10/25 We Learn Faster When We Aren’t Told What Choices to Make. The way we decide may even give insight into delusional thinking. @sciam @prtaylorca @willrich45

10/25 Helping Alzheimer’s Patients Bring Back Memories – Targeting recall processes could let people who are in the disease’s early stages access what they currently can’t remember. @dheerajroy7 @sciam @kasthomas @LEAD_Coalition @kasthomas @alhanda

10/24 YouTuber Attempts To Create The World’s Largest Dry Ice Bubble, Succeeds Beyond His Wildest Dreams. If you’re going to attempt a science experiment, go for broke. Follow Liam Thompson on YouTube.

10/24 Right Examples of Artificial Intelligence in our Everyday Lives – The applications of artificial intelligence have grown over the past decade. Here are examples of artificial intelligence that we use in our everyday lives. @machinelearnTec @JBarbosaPR @leimer @AshokNellikar @mirko_ross @IanLJones98 @efipm @helene_wpli @YuHelenYu @sbmeunier @chainyoda

10/24 Why Do We Need Robots More Than Ever Today? The pandemic can catalyze the use of robots in many areas. @automeme @machinelearnTec @KirkDBorne @MikeQuindazzi @DiegoKuonen @bobehayes @schmarzo

10/23 Guy Plays With Photoshop’s AI Filters, Gets His Mind Blown By How Ridiculous It Is. This is pretty funny. If you have access to PhotoShop give it a try. @lazygamereviews @Photoshop @Adobe

10/23 Three Secrets to Breaking Barriers and Inspiring Others – @thrive What we can learn from a former U.S. Air Force officer and pilot about taking a leap of faith. @thrive @cvheady007

10/23 These are the top 10 job skills of tomorrow – and how long it takes to learn them – Ask your students what they think they are and see how they do. @wef @KWhitingReads @RudySnippe

10/22 Here’s A Time-Lapse Of A Spider Building A Web In Front Of A Security Camera. Share with biology students and teachers you know. The clock at the bottom shows that the entire job took 35 minutes. @WyzeCam @ViralHog

10/22 Eight Secrets to Handling Criticism Well – Criticism doesn’t need to be so painful. Share with students and adults you know. @parentteendr @PsychToday @icsfblog

10/21 Story Spheres – Create Immersive Audio Tours of Interesting Places. This is an easy way to create 360 videos, add sound, and embed them in a web page. Challenge your students to try this. @rmbyrne @ludigencia

10/21 Professor Explains Why COVID-19 Is So Much More Infectious Than The Flu In 60 Seconds. Be sure to turn on the sound when the video starts. See if your students can demonstrate how the math works here. @hugh_montgomery @Marc_Perrone

10/19 Why Are More Pedestrians Dying? Over 6,000 pedestrians were killed by motor vehicles in 2018, the highest number of fatalities since 1990. The rise of a certain car’s popularity may be to blame. SUVs are safer for passengers but less safe for pedestrians and bikers. @Carl_E_Mueller @cheddar

10/19 COVID-19 has destroyed millions of jobs — It’s time to reskill America. COVID essentially hit the fast-forward button on pre-existing trends toward automation, robotization, and artificial intelligence (AI) as companies race to replace now-risky human contact with digital capabilities and services which endanger jobs in warehousing, manufacturing, and retail. @vilasdhar @thehill @joemckendrick @SpirosMargaris

10/19 Opinion: Early decision is good for colleges, but is it good for you? ‘Early action’ isn’t the same thing, and it gives students and parents more leverage. Share with high school seniors you know. @MarketWatch @SocialAssurity @gtheorycollege

10/18 The hidden long-term cognitive effects of COVID-19 – It has become increasingly recognized, however, that the virus also attacks the nervous system. @abudson @HarvardHealth @DanzadanceOrg

10/18 Zooming In: Visualizing the Relative Size of Particles See how the coronavirus compares in size to other small things. @EvanKirstel @VisualCap

10/17 Three Silent Videos About COVID-19 – It’s amazing what a one-minute silent video can do to explain how a virus can be spread, how contact tracing works, and why you should wear a mask. @CommonCraft @rmbyrne

10/17 The Most Common Mistakes To Avoid If You Want To Save Money – This is a good video for you and children of almost any age to watch. You need to get impulse and emotion on your side. @audible_com @betterideas @clason_george

10/17 Turning Science Fiction into Science Fact – Technology innovation continues to restructure industries and redefine what’s possible – but how is it reshaping the experiences we want from our interaction with organizations? @TechNative @machinelearnTec

10/16 This 60-Second Video Captures The Explosion Of COVID-19 Cases In The US Since March. This is a good display of data. r/dataisbeautiful @Digg

10/16 How behavior creates attitudes – Words are easy, and often cheap. It’s action alone that changes things. It’s what we do, rather than the words alone that can help change another person’s attitude. @selfhelpFYS @themerry_monk

10/16 People who social distance may be more intelligent. A new study indicates that people who comply with social distancing guidelines have better working memory capacity, an indicator of intelligence. @ArianneCohen @FastCompany @SitAtTheTable

10/15 YouTuber creates real-life ‘Star Wars’ lightsaber that slices steel. If you want to see how it was made here is the eighteen-minute version. @thehacksmith @mshannahsparks @nypost

10/14 What Is The Deadliest Job In America? The president is technically the deadliest job in the US, but what happens on the occasion that a president dies? This is an excellent social studies lesson for middle school on up. Other videos by CGP Grey are also worth a look. @cgpgrey

10/14 I love watching these Apple Events. They are very informative and well-produced even if you don’t own Apple products or need to upgrade from your current iPhone. @tim_cook @Apple

10/14 Ten Resources for Learning About U.S. National Parks – Last week TED-Ed published a new lesson about national parks. The lesson explains the origins of the U.S. National Parks system and concludes with explanations of the challenges facing national parks managers around the world. @rmbyrne @TED_Ed

10/13 Car design is about to change forever. This video encapsulates how. The car of the future is a skateboard, and whatever you want goes on top. @ctrlzee @fastcodesign

10/13 Here’s How To Beat The Casino Without Cheating Contrary to popular belief, card counting is not illegal or considered cheating under federal, state and local laws in the United States. Here’s how you can do it. This is also a good math lesson. @brilliantorg @wendoverpro

10/13 Where Artificial Intelligence Meets Urban Planning – Urban planning is a multi-faceted discipline in which planners collect data points from targeted areas to determine if a store, hospital, or other types of buildings are likely needed in that area. There are lots of jobs associated with urban planning. @ScienceBlogTwit @SwissCognitive @Tecnoetica @RichardEudes @Paula_Piccard

10/12 Rank Country – Explore Mapped Demographic Data and More. This looks like a resource that is just getting off the ground. @eQuip_EISG @rankcountry @rmbyrne

10/12 Three Ways to Cut Through the Bull and Stay Focused in a Crazy World – This is aimed at sales professionals, but I think it applies to all of us. @JaniceMars

10/12 I Want to Learn Programming but I Don’t Know Where to Start. The first thing is to select a programming language. This will help. @selawsky @CodementorIO @QualitiaEnergy

10/9 What Would Happen If You Dropped A Feather And A Coin At The Same Time Inside A Vacuum Chamber? The Action Lab recreates Galileo’s “falling bodies” experiment with a coin and a feather. @theactionlabman

10/8 How Should I Study for the Test? More often than not, when students ask how they should study, what they really mean is, “What should I study?” That is, obviously, a very different question that is usually teased out. @effortfuleduktr

10/8 Survey: Millennials Experience Daily Financial Stress, The Majority Ignore It to Cope. There are better ways to deal with it and this article tells you how. @mint @BriMarvell

10/8 The 100 Most Influential Sequences in Animation History – They are all available to view with explanations as to why they are influential. This is a huge resource for anyone interested in animation. My daughter is an animator and as such is a non-starving artist. @e_vb_ @JohnHMaher @vulture

10/7 Work, Float, Eat, Dream: Life on the International Space Station – We asked some of the people who’ve spent the most time on the ISS: What’s it like up there? @tonyr_vr @airspacemag

10/7 Relationships and Resilience – Resilience is not something we are born with; rather it is generated and developed as a result of the experiences we face as we live our daily lives. @KenSampson1 @jwporteous

10/6 What’s the “Natural” Human Diet? This guy is a big promoter of plant-based diets. So am I. I’m a vegan at home and only eat animal products when friends serve them to me at their house. I’m 73, very fit, and never sick. As far as I can tell it’s working. @nutrition_facts

10/6 Visualized: A Snapshot of the Global Personal Tech Market – This is a pretty cool way to represent this data? @VisualCap @thinkers360 @RicardoSGulko

10/6 The Best Live Animal Feeds From Around the World – A new study has found that watching footage of cute animals can reduce your anxiety, blood pressure, and heart rate. @_SaraAridi @nytimes @columbiajourn @AUB_Lebanon

10/3 Here’s What Experts Say The Most Realistic COVID-19 Vaccine Timeline Will Be. How soon will coronavirus vaccines be ready? Here’s what the most current research tells us about when the process that will get our lives back to normal will unfold. @AsapSCIENCE

10/1/2020 The Revolutionary War: Animated Battle Map – Anyone who teaches or studies American History should use this as a resource. There is also an animated map for the Civil War. @Battlefields

10/1/2020 These Finalists For The Comedy Pet Photography Awards Will Put A Smile On Your Face. Challenge your children and students to take some funny pet pictures of their own. @jamescrugnale

9/29 Good Sets of Primary Source Documents About the American Revolution and More – The Massachusetts Historical Society hosts collections of primary sources related to the American Revolution, founding families of the United States, abolition, and the Civil War. You’ll find recordings of webinars about many of the topics related to the collections. @MHS1791 @rmbyrne

9/29 A Girl Wanted to Try Out for Boys’ Tennis. Ginsburg Helped Make It Happen. In the early 1970s, a law professor named Ruth Bader Ginsburg took on a case that paved the way for a 15-year-old girl in New Jersey to play on a boys’ high school team. @andrewkeh @nytimes @SeldinAbbe

9/29 How You Will Die – So far we’ve seen when you will die and how other people tend to die. Now let’s put the two together to see how and when you will die, given your sex, race, and age. All three of the data representations are amazing. @flowingdata

9/27 Here’s An Eye-Popping Visualization Of The Size Of The Stars In The Universe. This is a great animation for anyone from upper elementary on up. @Kurz_Gesagt

9/27 What Are Some Harsh Truths About Being a Leader? If you are a leader or want to be one you should read this. @LollyDaskal

9/27 How your personality shapes your politics The link between our psychology and politics, showing how personality types largely fall into people who prioritize openness and flexibility (liberals) and those who prefer order and certainty (conservatives). @dannagal Associate Prof Communication & Political Science @UDelaware @AnnenbergPenn @CSzPhilly

9/27 Internet Access Is a Civil Rights Issue. The pandemic has highlighted the crisis of unequal broadband access. @MarkALieberman @educationweek

9/25 Explore How Beer Shaped Civilization. Beer has enjoyed a millennia-long popularity streak. Around 5000 years ago, the Sumerians became the first people to brew grains into a fermented, alcoholic beverage. Since then, the beer-making process has been adapted and improved upon by everyone from ancient Egyptians to Catholic monks. @micheledebczak @mental_floss

9/25 2020’s Happiest States in America – Happiness comes from a combination of internal and external factors. We can influence it somewhat by approaching situations positively or choosing to spend time with people we love, doing activities we enjoy. @wallethub @CortneyMoore716 @nypost

9/25 The Population Density Of What’s Now The United States In 1492, Visualized. Social studies teachers should use this to show students where Native American tribes lived prior to European immigration. My state of New York was a hot bead, but other than a lot of Native American names you wouldn’t know it today. @isfBob

9/25 There’s a new weapon against COVID-19. And it’s dogs. The Helsinki Airport is hiring a team of dogs, trained to sniff out COVID-19, to screen passengers. @ctrlzee @fastcodesign @philanthropr

9/25 Watch How Fast Sediment Settles Down In An Inclined Tube Vs. A Vertical One. It’s a perfect demonstration of the boycott effect, a phenomenon of sedimentation happening much faster in a vessel with inclined walls. See if your students can explain it before @BoingBoing

9/24 Election Night 2020 could go on for weeks — just look at the primaries. If you hope to settle in to watch the Nov. 3 results, you may want to make other plans. During this year’s Democratic primaries, it took days, and sometimes weeks, for the bulk of votes to get counted. @kevinschaul @ashlynstill @washingtonpost

9/22 “Why Do We Have Fall?” – A Post Inspired by My Daughter – This should work for pre-school on up. @SciShowKids @TED_ED @rmbyrne

9/22 What’s in Store for Technology? In order to fully understand this, we have to consider how the mobile phone has found its way into every aspect of our society and the fact that we can no longer imagine a way to live without it. @TechNative @SoftwareAG

9/20 Excellent Tutorials for Computer Science Basics – On GCF Learn Free you’ll find dozens of tutorials on basic topics related to computer science. @GCFLearnFree @rmbyrne

9/20 Robots need to solve mobility before we find their killer app. This VentureBeat published our interview with Boston Dynamics CEO Robert Playter. @EPro @VentureBeat

9/20 Artificial intelligence trends: Machine learning leads Twitter mentions in August 2020 – Machine learning leads as Verdict lists the top five terms tweeted on artificial intelligence in August 2020. @VerdictUK @KirkDBorne

9/20 Can Neural Networks Show Imagination? DeepMind Thinks They Can. DeepMind has done some of the relevant work in the area of simulating imagination in deep learning systems. @kdnuggets @jrdothoughts @KamalikaSome @SpirosMargaris @DeepMind

9/19 Outdoor Education Cookbook: Virtual Nature Walks – Lesson plans for teachers who want to get outside. @MadForMaple @ChrisQuinn64 @wordpressdotcom

9/19 How Good Grammar Saves Lives and Other Reasons It’s Still Important – Your grammar skills, whether good or bad, often leave people with a lasting impression about who you are. @InfoWizcase

9/18 Guy Flies His Drone Too Close To A Red-tailed Hawk, Gets Some Instant Karma. If you have a drone with a camera you can learn from this. @ViralHog

9/18 Why Do Leaves Change Color? This week Reactions is checking out some seasonal science. Why do leaves change color? Spoiler: chemistry. @ACSReactions @YouTube @AmerChemSociety @PBSDS

9/17 Apple rolls our new watches, iPads, and an exercise service. If you want to know some detail about new Apple products watch Tim Cook and his staff fill you in. @tim_cook @Apple

9/16 Would You Swim In An Icelandic Lagoon Filled With Power Plant Waste Water? Iceland is geologically active and has numerous high-pressure hot water reservoirs, including an artificial hot water beach. After years of experimenting and research, the Blue Lagoon was born. A wonder of the world, they let you take a dip in geothermal power plant wastewater for $35. I’ve been there and it is very cool. @tomscott

9/16 How to Increase Your Grit Factor – Check out Shannon Huffman Polson’s The Grit Factor: Courage, Resilience, and Leadership in the Most Male-Dominated Organization in the World. @ABorderLife @SkipPrichard

9/15 Pendulum Waves – Fifteen uncoupled simple pendulums of monotonically increasing lengths dance together to produce visual traveling waves, standing waves, beating, and random motion. One might call this kinetic art and the choreography of the dance of the pendulums is stunning! Aliasing and quantum revival can also be shown. Share with science teachers and students you know. @Harvard @alvin @baski_LA @FrRonconi

9/14 How Do I Interview for a Job when I Lack Experience? Congratulations on applying. You’ve already overcome the problem of ruling yourself out. Don’t talk yourself out of an opportunity that feels like a stretch. @Leadershipfreak @ziegeran

9/14 Chess (Yes, Chess) Is Now a Streaming Obsession. Viewers are flocking to games during the pandemic, entranced by a charismatic grandmaster and his lightning-fast play. @Kellen_Browning @nytimes @TrippBraden @MarketingProfs

9/13 What Science Tells Us Is The Healthiest Way To Go To The Bathroom – This five-minute animation is something everyone should watch. @SciInsider @insidernews

9/13 Five Ways To Spot A Good Investment Opportunity – The only thing that can be said for sure about investing in stocks or shares is that you’ll never be short of choice. @Frugal__Finance @_NowNowUK

9/12 Highlight negative results to improve science. Publishers, reviewers, and other members of the scientific community must fight science’s preference for positive results — for the benefit of all, says Devang Mehta. @drdevangm @NatureIndex

9/11 Pinkcast 4.02. This is how to make gratitude a habit. Here is some more great advice from Daniel Pink in 1:24. @DanielPink

9/11 How to Leverage the Untapped Power of AI in Social Media? AI is helping companies gain new insights from the world’s largest focus group- Social Networks. @analyticsinme @KamalikaSome

9/11 Revision Is Necessary for Learning. As a more seasoned writer, you realize craft lives in the revision. Although ideas may drip like a sieve, they shan’t reveal themselves to readers until you take the time to read, reread, rework, and mold the message the words are meaning to send. @mssckstein

9/11 Can You Power A House With A Bicycle? After pedaling for hours, discover there’s a difference between the power you use and the power your body can generate. @rmbyrne @BonaireVolt

9/9 How Data Visualization During Public Health Crises Has Saved Lives for Centuries – When publicized far and wide enough, infographics, some experts argue, can save lives. @Murray_Dick @Tyrshaw @TIME

9/8 This Is What The World’s Fastest Baseball Pitch Looks Like At Supersonic Speed. While this video is 23 minutes long, it’s very well done and I found it captivating. Any students interested in STEAM should give it a try. @smartereveryday

9/8 AI 2020: 10 Predictions By The Big Names in Tech – There is no doubt that we are standing on the verge of another industrial revolution and Artificial Intelligence is the one fueling it this time. @automeme @pierrepinna @ronald_vanloon @pbalakrishnarao

9/6 Only 18% of Students Are Learning About AI Ethics. The data which the AI systems use as input can have built-in biases, despite best efforts by AI programmers. This is where the ‘Ethics of Artificial Intelligence‘ comes in. @technowize @TamaraMcCleary

9/6 How Mindfulness Can Help Engineers Solve Problems – Engineering work demands creativity and innovation in order to solve complex, interdisciplinary problems. But creativity and innovation skills are not emphasized in many traditional engineering courses. @bethrieken @drshaunashapiro @HarvardBiz @TrippBraden

9/6 How businesses can maintain human connections in an increasingly virtual world – Historically, business has been conducted face to face (handshakes, networking events, business dinners and so on) and run collectively, in offices. This applies to schools as well. @TechNative

9/4 How to Deal with Exercise & Fitness Setbacks – When you’re putting all your time and effort into getting your fitness and health to where you want it to be, it can be really difficult to cope when you experience a setback. @EclecticEvelyn

9/3 Watch A YouTuber Dive In-Between The Eurasian And North American Continental Plates In Iceland. Silfra, in Þingvellir, Iceland, is where the Eurasian and North American continental plates meet. Technically you’re diving between two continents, but the reality isn’t always that clear cut. @tomscott

9/3 What is Computer Vision? Evolution and Applications in IoT – Computer vision is set to revolutionize IoT. @frankyk_lee @iotforall @SolutionsEurika @DeepPhotonAI @KirkDBorne @BoozAllen

9/2 Key Trends Framing the State of AI and ML – There’s no doubt that artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) continue to be swiftly adopted by companies worldwide. @TechNative

9/2 How Long It Would Take A Hacker To Guess Your Password, Visualized – This chart, created by Reddit user hive systems with data sourced from HowSecureIsMyPassword.net, shows how long it would take a hacker to “brute force” their way into your account. I would test a password with similar characteristics, not my real password. @hivesystems @reddit @Digg

9/1/2020 Sir Ken Robinson obituary – He was an educationist who argued that children’s creativity is stifled by school systems that prioritize academic achievement. @guardian @daveswords @pasi_sahlberg

9/1/2020 Ready for 5G? These are the plans you’ll need at each of the major US carriers. 5G is here, but if you want to make the most of it you’ll need to have the right plan. @eliblumenthal @CNET @Exchange5g @Fabriziobustama

8/30 Elon Musk is one step closer to connecting a computer to your brain. Neuralink has demonstrated a prototype of its brain-machine interface that currently works in pigs. @rebheilweil @Recode @voxdotcom

8/30 Poop becomes secret weapon to detect COVID-19 cases in dorm, says University of Arizona. Testing wastewater from dorms could be an effective technique along with individual testing and contact tracing. @jackiepeiser @washingtonpost @nationalpost

8/30 The Science of Cycling and the Tour de France – There is a lot of physics involved in casual bike riding and in racing. Here’s a selection of videos that explain the physics of bicycling along with some nutrition lessons. Now that more people are biking, this may be relevant and interesting. @thecyclingpulse @minutephysics @WSJ @gcntweet @rmbyrne

8/30 Bid Data, Small Farms, and a Tale of Two Tomatoes – This is interesting with some cool representations of data. @TEDxNatick @MIT

8/27 A Handful of Videos to Help Students Understand the Electoral College -Should you find yourself looking for some videos to help students understand how the Electoral College works, consider one of these. @rmbyrne @TED_ED @CommonCraft

8/27 Pinkcast 4.01. This is how to make the perfect pandemic lunch. Challenge your kids to make a video like this one from Daniel Pink. @DanielPink

8/26 Ten Physical Symptoms of Stress – See how many you can guess before you look. @moretime4u2 @carthagebuckley

8/26 A Non-Traditional Path to a Second Language – This tells the story of how I went from being someone who thought he was bad at learning a second language to someone with a modest amount of success. Share with foreign language learners you know. @DrDougGreen @optilingoapp

8/26 Poll Finds That Education is a Key Issue in 2020 Race Even Before the Pandemic. I guess the big issues is charter schools, but people on both sides are for them. @EvieBlad @educationweek

8/26 AI 2020: 10 Predictions By The Big Names in Tech – We have seen some breakthroughs in the areas of AI, Machine Learning, and Deep Learning in 2019. These technologies have made it possible for computers themselves to interpret and analyze information in a very sophisticated way. Machines can now perform complex tasks such as facial recognition and Big Data Analytics due to AI advances. @automeme @Blockchain_exp

8/25 Five inventions that could transform the health of our ocean – Fishing debris turned into sunglasses and deep sea robots collecting pollution data are some of the innovations that could help clean up our seas. @EvanKirstel @wef

8/25 First Woman Director At MIT CS AI Lab: ‘Want More Women In STEM? Inspire Them Early.’ First Woman Director At MIT CS AI Lab: ‘Want More Women In STEM? Inspire Them Early.’ @NancyZWang @Forbes @awscloud @marlobarnett @SpirosMargaris

8/24 Future of IoT in healthcare brought into sharp focus – Advancements in AI and the effects of the global pandemic are some of the main drivers that will encourage healthcare organizations to adopt medical IoT. @healthcareITGuy @IoTAgenda @KirkDBorne

8/23 Here’s Why Going Cashless Is A Bad Idea – This is a good economics lesson for middle school on up. Economics Explained has many other fine videos on economics. Many people think we don’t teach this enough in schools. @EconomicsEx @Patreon

8/23 How Are Tsunamis Formed? How can a series of waves caused by earthquakes or other underwater eruptions be so destructive? This is good for upper elementary on up. It also tells the story of how a young girl’s knowledge about tsunamis saved a hundred people. @Ridddlers

8/21 Could Space Elevators Actually Work? Could a planet-to-space transportation system be more than something imagined by science fiction novelists? It turns out there’s more to it than you’d think. @RealEngTY

8/21 Coronavirus is in the air. Here’s how to get it out. Here is how to make indoor air safer during the pandemic. Share with the people that take care of your school. @B_resnick @voxdotcom

8/20 How Much Money Car Companies Generate Per Second, Visualized – Automakers produced 92 million cars in 2019 and earned more than a trillion dollars in combined revenue. Their earnings were massive, yes, but their revenue calculated down to the second is absolutely eye-popping. This is an interesting way to display data visually. @partsgeek @Forbes @Digg

8/19 Time to try Optilingo for Language Learning. Learn and practice another language vocabulary with this 29 hour course of phrases. @optilingoapp @Phrostie86

8/18 How Should I Study for the Test? If you’re a teacher, you’ve probably fielded this question before. @effortfuleduktr

8/17 The Fermi Paradox — Where Are All The Aliens? (Part 1) The Fermi Paradox II — Solutions and Ideas – Where Are All The Aliens? (Part 2) Science and astronomy buffs will enjoy these colorful animations. @Kurz_Gesagt offer sciency videos made with love, a lot of time and after effects.

8/17 How Food You Eat Affects Your Brain – When it comes to what you bite, chew and swallow, your choices have a direct and long-lasting effect on the most powerful organ in your body: your brain. So which foods cause you to feel so tired after lunch? Or so restless at night? Mia Nacamulli takes you into the brain to find out. [Directed by Private Island, narrated by Addison Anderson]. @HealthcareRout3 @Ad_Anderson @TED_ED

8/16 The fragile state of contact languages – These linguistic mash-ups are at high risk of extinction. The race to save them is a matter of time, with more at stake than words. @johnwenz @Knowablemag

8/14 Scientists think they found the coronavirus’ weak spot. And just like shooting torpedoes down the Death Star’s exhaust shaft, they think they can exploit this critical weakness to make new treatments. @DanRobitzski @futurism @EvanKirstel

8/14 NASA shows off the most striking Mars images that you can download. NASA has spent years investigating Mars up close and personal with its various rovers and spacecraft, the latter of which includes the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO). @slashgear @EvanKirstel

8/14 Scientists think they found the coronavirus’ weak spot. And just like shooting torpedoes down the Death Star’s exhaust shaft, they think they can exploit this critical weakness to make new treatments. @DanRobitzski @futurism @EvanKirstel Scientists think they found the coronavirus’ weak spot. And just like shooting torpedoes down the Death Star’s exhaust shaft, they think they can exploit this critical weakness to make new treatments. @DanRobitzski @futurism @EvanKirstel

8/11 A Few Short Lessons About Sharks for Shark Week – This week is Discovery’s annual Shark Week. All week long the Discovery Channel and it’s affiliated channels will broadcast all kinds of shows about sharks. This should be available for elementary on up. @SciShowKids @rmbyrne

8/11 Johnny ‘Joey’ Jones: I marked my ‘Alive Day’ this week, 10 years after losing my legs, and want to share this. This is on Fox News, which is noted for right-wing bias, but there is none here, just inspiration from a man who lost his legs and decided to stay alive. @DanaPerino @foxnewstalk @mikandynothem @AnnaApp91838450

8/10 35 ways to keep your kids entertained and stimulated while learning remotely – To help you out during this time, here are 35 ways to keep your kids entertained and stimulated while learning virtually. @StackCommerce @nypost

8/10 Benefits of Blueberries for the Brain – Blueberries can significantly improve cognitive performance within hours of consumption. Dr. Doug eats blueberries as part of his daily breakfast. Do you and your kids? @nutrition_facts

8/9 Local 9-year-old sells fresh produce roadside. If you let your kids grow a garden while they were learning at home they might be able to do what this kid is doing for additional learning. @WBNG12News

8/9 Telemedicine is Laying the Roadmap for Healthcare’s Future. One New York doctor explains how it has “introduced a whole new level of convenience and respite.” @SimonettaLein @Entrepreneur

8/8 The Tragic Physics of the Deadly Explosion in Beirut – A blast injury specialist explores the chemistry—and history—of explosions like the one captured in videos that swept across the world. This is a great science lesson for middle school on up. @UnderwaterLance @WURED

8/8 Eleven Cognitive Biases That Influence Political Outcomes – Politicians and the political media often use cognitive biases to sway elections. How many are you and your students familiar with? @VisualCap @MandalaySamui @wef

8/8 This 4K Time-Lapse Of A Woman’s Two-Month Voyage Through Antarctica On An Ice Breaker Is Breathtaking. Here are two months of a research vessel’s journey condensed into five minutes. @cassandrafish

8/8 The Surprising Good Thing You’ll Get Out Of Contracting Herpes – Evidence shows that having herpes might actually help your immune system fight other attackers. This is a good science lesson on viruses and immunity. @ksenapathy @savroge @SciShow @scishowtangents @scishowkids

8/7 Why your best work is not achieved with non-stop work. Just being busy isn’t likely to get you to where you want to go. @moretime4u2

8/7 Machine Learning Reveals What Makes People Happy In A Relationship. What makes us happy in a romantic relationship? The question might seem too complex to answer, too varied couple to couple. But a new study in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences attempts to answer just that – using machine learning. @SparkDialog @Forbes

8/7 Is glamping going to be the new social distancing travel trend? Travelers’ taste for bell tents, Airstreams, eco-pods, yurts, tiny homes, and treehouses has been driven by a desire for adventurous, sustainable experiences. @lonelyplanet @suziday123

8/6 Fifteen skills students need for success — and how to teach them – Some skills aren’t easily taught, but they’re essential as students leave school and enter the global workforce. @eschoolnews

8/6 Four Ideas for Building Relationships During Remote Learning – It’s important to build relationships in any environment, whether it is online or offline. Here is some help with the latter. @gcouros @MrsSokolowski

8/6 This Guy Built The World’s Fastest Jet Engine Canoe. If you want your kids to do innovative projects go to KiwiCo.Com. There is a discount code in this video. @thehacksmith @kiwico_inc

8/6 A Fascinating Explanation From Carl Sagan Of How An Ancient Greek Scientist Figured Out The Circumference of the Earth. – This is a great math/science lesson for middle school to adult. @openculture

8/6 From AI to at-home care: The hospital of the future looks nothing like today’s. The hospital of the future will be smaller, specialized, flexible, and more comfortable. And, because of the coronavirus pandemic, it could be coming a lot sooner than anyone expected. @nate_berg @FastCoDesign @EvanKirstel

8/5 Guys Test Out The Power Of A 60,000 PSI Waterjet Against The Hardest Materials They Could Find. They start with a demonstration of the Moh’s hardness scale, which is part of any Earth science course. @ChannelWaterjet @Digg

8/5 Why Do We Need Robots More Than Ever Today? As the pandemic takes the whole world by shock and fear, one thing to focus on is whether it has brought with it opportunities to explore other areas of science and technology such as Robotics. @automeme @HITpol @Fisher85M @MikeQuindazzi @SpirosMargaris

8/5 States Are Broke And Many Are Eyeing Massive Cuts. Here’s How Yours Is Doing. The COVID-19 pandemic could swipe roughly $200 billion from state coffers by June of next year, according to an analysis by the Urban Institute’s State and Local Finance Initiative. Scroll over the lines in the graph to see how your state is doing. @NPR @WSKG

8/4 What’s Geofencing? Ten Reasons Your Business Should Be Using it. Geofencing creates a virtual perimeter around a real-world geographical location. This boundary is set, so whenever someone enters or exits the perimeter, anyone using your app will get a notification. @Frugal__Finance

8/4 I took the safest, most contactless vacation I could think of. And it was incredible. If your vacation plans have been a victim of COVID, look to this couple for inspiration. @mcleantessa @SFGate

8/3 Nine eye-opening facts about antibiotic resistance — and 1 hopeful approach to overcoming it – This is a great biology lesson for middle school on up. @TheKateBook @TEDTalks

8/3 High School Senior’s Tool To End Food Insecurity Wins National Competition. How might accurately predicting crop harvests help curb malnutrition? Lillian Kay Petersen, a 17-year old from Los Alamos, N.M., has created a tool that’s intended to do that. @ReenaAdvani @NPR @MrVonTersch @nprscience

8/3 Mangroves: A Unique Ally in the Climate Emergency. It is key to remember the importance of protecting, sustainably managing, and restoring this key ecosystem. @IISD_SDGs @nkakade @WorldviewInter1

8/2/2020How Bacteria “talk” – a TED Talk by Bonnie Bassler – You can think of yourself at 90% to 99% bacteria depending on the metric you use. Be sure to check out Bonnie’s website. @PrincetonMolBio @TEDTalks

8/2/2020This 15-Year-Old’s Short Film ‘Numb’ Is One Of The Most Powerful Films We’ve Watched About The Pandemic Experience. A soul-crushing daily routine has become the norm during these months of pandemic isolation, and a Toronto-area teen has managed to capture the feelings of that endless loop in just three minutes. What videos have your kids made lately? @gollydrat @HuffPostCaLife @realsarahpolley

7/31 The Anywhere School 2020 – While back to school will look different, we’re excited to invite you to The Anywhere School, an online event to celebrate educators and explore the future of education with thought-provoking panels, keynotes, and more. @Google

7/30 Five Effective Ways Of Preventing Head Injuries – See how many you and your kids can name before you look. @Frugal__Finance

7/30 The future of work is hybrid: Work from home and the workplace. Salesforce surveyed over 3,500 consumers worldwide to gain a pulse check on how workers view the prospect of returning to the next normal. @Ross_Quintana @IsaiahQuintana_

7/29 LnDipity.com – This is a site that offers cartoons about office work several times a week

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