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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

10/22 Weather Photography Favourites October 2018 – Share these with anyone you know who is interested in photography. @StormHourMark @StormHour

10/22 Twenty Three Inspiring Books Everyone Who Wants to Succeed Should Read – Reading is a powerful daily habit which can mean the difference between success and mediocrity. @salubriousdish @MichelleBxtr @Inc @salubriousdish

10/21 Not exercising is worse for your health than smoking, diabetes and heart disease. We’ve all heard exercise helps you live longer. But a new study goes one step further, finding that a sedentary lifestyle is worse for your health than smoking, diabetes and heart disease. @DrashmanCNN @CNN@dembinskis @kathleentullie @CJCain7

10/21 Boosting Resilience Through Creativity – Creativity is a resource for coping with stress—and it can be as simple as just asking questions to enhance our sense of wonder. @brightmorningtm @edutopia @DrKatrinaKeene @CertificateSt

10/21 Fifteen Simple Tricks To Improve Your Presentation Skills – Educators and students can use these tips to help make the most of presentation opportunities. @EmergingEdTech

10/20 Twenty Five Tricks To Improve A Boring Lesson – One question or comment from a student or the teacher can turn that quiet into bubbling sea of chatter. @TeachThought @seni_bl

10/20 Photographing London: Iconic Locations and Hidden Gems – At the end there is a section titled “How to Choose the Right Photography Gear.” This is useful even if you aren’t going to London soon. Try doing something like this for the city where you live. @_thephototeam @EmilyRuthFord

10/19 Seven Square Miles – These 39 images are snapshots from Google Earth, all showing seven square miles of the surface of our planet. You and your kids should enjoy them. @kokogiak @TheAtlantic

10/19 Multiple Intelligences Theory: Widely Used, Yet Misunderstood. One of the most popular ideas in education is applied in ways that its creator never intended. @YoukiTerada @edutopia @AysinAlp1 @doriscairus

10/19 Stephen King’s Reading List for Writers – Three Harry Potter books made it. Share with English teachers and budding writers you know. @StephenKing @StephenKing @sstorm01 @openculture

10/17 These Are the Skills That Your Kids Will Need for the Future (Hint: It’s Not Coding). The jobs of the future will involve humans collaborating with other humans to design work for machines, and value will shift from cognitive to social skills. @Digitaltonto @INC

10/15 Ranking Fast Food Burgers by How Unhealthy They Are – This is a great resource for any health teacher. The real world connection should interest your students. @WeAreMel

10/15 An Easy Way to Be a Better Listener – This is great advice for all of us. @1followernodad @GQMagazine

10/13 Is Your Body Language Revealing More Than You Want It To? Eighty percent of what we understand In a conversation is read through the body, not the words. Especially for people in leadership. @LollyDaskal

10/12 Collaboration: Bringing Students Together to Promote Learning – Changes have come in the types of activities used as well as the different tools available for having students collaborate. @Rdene915 @Getting_Smart @ziegeran

10/11 Powerful Questions That Will Change Your Life Forever – These are also good questions for young people to ask themselves. @LollyDaskal

10/11 Three Lessons on Decision Making From a Poker Champion – This short TED Talk [6:07] contains great advice for learners of all ages. @Liv_Boeree @TEDTalks

10/10 Online Colleges vs. Traditional Colleges – While this is posted by an online college, it doesn’t seem biased. @UoPeople @iamDrWill @svanunu

10/10 Seven Ways to Turn Your Dreams Into Reality – Dreams without action is a world of make-believe. Consider the following. @MickUkleja @successmagazine @Ross_Quintana @MLM_ignite

10/9 A Student’s Perspective on Urban Place-Based Ed – There are many cool studies and fascinating conclusions being made by educators and researchers that show how valuable learning rooted in a specific community truly is. @Getting_Smart @ziegeran

10/9 Why Being Nice to Your Coworkers Is Good For Business – This is a good TED Talk for people of all ages. @PorathC @TEDTalks

10/9 The 25 Best Data Visualizations of 2018 – The art of making data beautiful is taking the world by storm. Data visualization experts and artists are creating amazing things in the world of data design every single day. @PaymanTaei @NinjaEconomics

10/8 Visualizing 40 Years of Music Industry Sales – This is a good example of data visualization that your students should find interesting. @jeff_desjardins @VisualCap

10/8 Live Be Yoga: How a “Mindful Minute” in Class Is Transforming the Way Kids Deal with Stress and Anxiety – Can yoga empower kids and teens through movement, meditation, and breath practices? @pragmaticmom @Yoga_Journal

10/7 Chart of the day: Plants rule the carbon weight of the world. There are almost 8 billion people alive today. This sounds like a lot, but how do we really weigh up in comparison to other living things? @phocks @abcaustralia

10/7 What’s The Tallest We Could Theoretically Construct A Building? Is the sky really the limit? Is the sky really the limit? This short [4:47] video is very interesting. @cheddar

10/4 Girl’s Science Experiment Goes Oh So Very Quickly Off The Rails. So what did we learn from this kids? Note that the dollar didn’t burn up. @JukinMedia

10/4 50+ Examples of How Blockchains are Taking Over the World – Pick an industry, from automobiles to artificial intelligence, and odds are you’ll find examples of blockchains in action. @ZagoMatteoGian @Medium @Damien_CABADI @albertogaruccio

10/4 These Calm-Down Jars Will Blow Your Students’ Minds. There are step-by-step directions for a cool experiment that kids of all ages can do. Watch the short [1:01] video. @stacytornio @WeAreTeachers

10/2 Why learning from experience is the educational wave of the future – Today, in contrast, employers want fresh graduates who they don’t have to train. @ikpuri @ConversationUS @pammoran @f_castellaneta

10/1 This Analysis Of A Rembrandt Masterpiece Will Make You Want To Learn More About Art. Explore the intricate symbology, luminous light and masterful detail Rembrandt packed into this famous work. (Sorry about the preceding short ad.) @NordVPN

10/1 This Fascinating 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 @FANTASTICRADIOO @wef

9/30 Why a Tennis Ball Goes Flying When Bounced on a Baseball – See if your students can explain this before they read on. @rjallain @WIRED

9/30 18 Best Artificial Intelligence Courses, Tutorial & Training – Artificial Intelligence (AI) is one of the most booming topics in every industry. @jadirectivestwt @InsightBrief @ahmedjr_16

9/30 Five Ways Being Politically Correct is Bad for Business – Learning to navigate office politics is a vital skill in most organizations. @pdiscoveryuk @LetsGrowLeaders

9/29 Three Good Places to Find Hands-on STEM Lessons – Check out Microsoft’s Hacking STEM Library, Exploratorium’s Science Snacks, and SciShow Kids Super Simple Machines. @KarlyMoura @rmbyrne

9/28 Polygraph: A Game that Gets Students Talking. Students are shown an array of choices. One student picks a choice that the other students must ask yes or no questions to identify. @kathyhen_ @MTMS_at_NCTM @Desmos

9/27 The Difference Between Art and Design – The subject of what separates art and design is convoluted and has been debated for a long time. @JohnONolan @TryGhost @DesignerDepot @ATorrens84 @TanyaLeClair

9/25 Why Should You Read Poe? – A TED-Ed Lesson – A new TED-Ed lesson examines what made Poe’s macabre work timeless classics. @TED_ED @Flocabulary @rmbyrne

9/25 You may not have even heard of these IT jobs, but demand for them is soaring. Only about one in 10 survey respondents are familiar with cybersecurity job titles. Share with students and teachers you know. @vickisalemi @nypost

9/24 Six Questions Students Can Use To Guide Their Inquiry-Based Learning – Learning through inquiry is one of the most ‘natural’ and organic forms of learning. @jenhegna @TeachThought

9/24 How Can You Tell You Work for a Terrible Boss? They Do Any of These Six Things Daily. Do you or your boss do any? @MarcelSchwantes @DBaker007 @Inc

9/23 A Simple Tool for Fostering Growth Mindset – Have students use an old technology—ballpoint pens—to keep their mistakes and revisions, and their learning, visible. @CourtSears1 @edutopia @JdelaneyJoAnn

9/22 Eight questions to ask before creating a makerspace – Like everything in ed tech, it’s not enough to have a bunch of shiny gadgets in your makerspace. You need to have the right materials to meet your goals. @dianafingal @iste

9/21 30 Incredible Diverse Books for 2nd and 3rd Grade – Check to see how many are in your school’s library. @pragmaticmom @momandkiddo

9/20 The Seven Hallmarks of Effective Feedback – Learn how can you best leverage feedback to achieve the desired results. @middleweb @CommonLit

9/20 The Best Strategy for Guessing on a Multiple-Choice Quiz – This is one strategy that is new to me. @mental_floss

9/19 Bad Habits at Work and How to Fix Them – This is good advice for students as well. @brigidludwig @fundera

9/19 Ten jobs that are safe from robots – A college degree, problem-solving skills and the ability to adapt to technological change will help land jobs at low risk for automation. @GonserSarah @DBaker007 @SpirosMargaris @hechingerreport

9/18 Nineteen Simple Ways to Boost Your Self-Esteem Quickly – This is very good advice for parents and their children. @LollyDaskal

9/17 Behind the Scenes of TED-Ed’s Wildly Popular YouTube Channel for Students – The nonprofit also has an education arm with its own YouTube channel filled with animated explainer videos, generally about four to seven minutes long. @journoinred @EdSurge @crosewainstock @TESOLCALLIS

9/17 Three Ways to Improve Decision Making by Thinking Like a Computer – This is a must watch. It’s the best 12 minutes you are likely to spend this month. @TG_AT @TEDTalks

9/15 Five Great Math Apps for Students – Your students should have some fun playing with them. @medkh9 @mskiwifruit

9/13 Three Ways Blogging Has Helped Me Grow as a Learner – The author started blogging over eight years ago merely for the reason to understand how this type of platform would help his students. @gcouros

9/12 Mathematical Habits of Mind – We all have them, some good and some bad. We pick them up from friends, family, and even strangers. @MoMathgal @edutopia @DonnaRudder1 @web20classroom

9/11 The 5 Secrets to Singing & Dancing Simultaneously, According to Broadway’s Go-To Vocal Coach. Share with the people in your school that do the school musical. @Dance_Magazine @DanzadanceOrg

9/10 To Kill a Mockingbird published as a graphic novel – I bet a lot of students you know would prefer this approach. @HenryBodkin @telegraphnews

9/9 How To Tell Whether Your Seafood Is Cooked Properly Or Not – This video is only 56 seconds in length, but the dude nails it. @testcook @TheMoth @TestKitchen

9/8 Lifelong Learning in Unexpected Places – Perspective can be the difference between seeing a burden or an opportunity. @SchamandaBaker @sciam @juandoming @C4LPT

9/8 Celebrating Soil by Aaron William Perry and Yvonne Kozlina is a beautiful picture book that explains how soil is much more than dirt. It is full of life in the form of bacteria that make life of all kinds possible. The goal is to help young people appreciate the role of soil so they can become stewards of this vital resource. Click here to purchase a copy of Celebrating Soil for your home or school library. @yonearthworld

9/7 At What Point Is It Better To Turn Off Your Engine Rather Than Idling In Traffic? Ask your students how they would go about answering this question and see if their answers match to one given in this video. @jasonfenske13

9/6 Book Summaries: The Most In-Depth Collection on The Web Scroll down to the section on Psychology & Sociology Book Summaries for my favorites. @The_Power_Moves

9/5 Six Reasons for Coding in K-5 Classrooms – The hard part is finding teachers who can do it. @iste @Mcoaty @TMarianoGCSD

9/3 Sharing Genius Hour Learning with the World – We love seeing kids get curious about things, so in Genius Hour we begin with wonder. @gallit_z @mrsdkrebs @middleweb @SBEducation @Kidblog

9/2 The Neuroscience of Personalized Learning – This is a hot topic for educators. Time to learn more about it. @growthengineer @JamesRoy @echo360 @elearnindustry

9/1 The Optimal Seating Plan? Letting Your Students Choose – Allowing students to move the furniture can help you differentiate instruction and give your students more agency in their learning. @CommKr8veWriter @edutopia @JdelaneyJoAnn

9/1 Is College Dead or Just Sleeping in Class? Fewer jobs require degrees. Enrollments are decreasing. The next generation of students are entrepreneurial creators, they don’t like being “talked at” in class, and their fiscal conservatism may dissuade them from buying into higher education. @_Continuum @HigherEdSurge @EdSurge

9/1 Are Ambiverts More Influential & Successful Than Extroverts? Ambiverts are not only more common than you might think but also more successful and influential. @larrykim @mobilemonkey_ @Inc

8/31 The 2008 financial crisis completely changed what majors students choose. What majors are your students considering? @dkopf @qz

8/31 Hacking, Innovating and Failing Well—How Tech Sector Principles Can Revolutionize Education Workplaces. The sector’s most significant legacy for American schools might have little to do with apps for students—and everything to do with revolutionary organizational designs. @teachingquality @EdSurge

8/30 Five Things That Will Keep You from Achieving Work-Life Balance – Avoid these self-destructive habits to find that elusive balance between your career and personal life. @larrykim @Medium

8/30 Ten Ways to Turn Failures Into Successes – It’s entirely possible to turn every failure into a success story that shapes the ultimate outcome of your business even if you are a teacher or a student. @sujanpatel @Inc @TalentCulture @codishewan

8/28 The No. 1 asset for job seekers of the future: The ability to learn. As tech continues to accelerate the world, your job prospects won’t be about the degree you have or what you already know. @jasonhiner @TechRepublic @KareAnderson @TamaraMcCleary

8/26 Five Life Lessons Jeff Bullas Discovered About Success – Your students should read this before they near the job market. @jeffbullas

8/25 Real-Life Surgeon Attempts A Heart Transplant In ‘Surgeon Simulator.’ I bet biology teahers in your school would love to have this technology. @DrJohnsonLee @BuzzFeed @BuzzFeedNews

8/25 Five Trends Emerge in the Gartner Hype Cycle for Emerging Technologies, 2018 – Widespread artificial intelligence, biohacking, new platforms and immersive experiences dominate this year’s Gartner Hype Cycle. @kcpanetta @Gartner_inc @joancarbonell @DeepLearn007

8/23 What The Continents Looked Like From 540 Million Years Ago To The Present – All science teachers and students should view this. @ClimateOfGavin

8/21 Do you know the effects of stress? Learn how you can Overcome them. This article will take you through some critical tips and effects of stress on your body. @ekuzevska

8/20 Simple Ways You Can Improve Your Memory Right This Very Moment – How many do you and your kids do? @AsapSCIENCE @mitchellmoffit @whalewatchmeplz

8/19 Top 10 Insanely Racist Moments In Disney Movies That You Totally Forgot About – This is a good learning opportunity for people like me who saw the originals and kids who are relatively new to Disney. @WatchMojo

8/16 Which cities are liveable without air conditioning – and for how much longer? Mapping the world’s cities where you can live comfortably without heating or air conditioning reveals how few boast such ideal climate. You can enter a city and find out mean high and low temperatures. @7091lapS @RockefellerFdn

8/16 TRNDlabs Spectre Drone – The Art of Flight Has Never Been This Easy to Master. Watch the short [0:42] video and get one for only $69. @TRNDlabs

8/14 A Mindset for Dealing With Difficult People – If you deal with them in the right manner your day is likely to go better. @carthagebuckley @moretime4u2

8/14 Why Even AI-Powered Factories Will Have Jobs for Humans – Tesla had to add humans to a factory that was supposed to be all robots. @hjameswilson @pauldaugh @HarvardBiz @DBaker007 @guzmand

8/13 Anticipating and Answering Parent Questions about Edtech – Is your school ready? @LexiaLearning @RosettaStone @AvehoL

8/12 Five Ways Educators Can Help Families Make Better Use of Tech Outside the Classroom – Parents clearly see educators as their partner in identifying educational digital media for their children, yet our survey highlights that only one out of ten educators often recommend digital media to their students for educational purposes. @m_s_hyman @EdSurge @MarkFraver @DaisyDyerDuerr

8/11 Seven Habits You’ll Notice the Happiest People Practicing (but Most of Us Rarely Do) – How many of us can say we live this way? @MarcelSchwantes @Inc

8/11 Playlists: A Path to Personalizing Learning – The goal of the playlist model is to allow students some control over the pace and path of their learning. @MarkFraver @Catlin_Tucker

8/10 Only One-Eighth of the Ocean is Free of Human Impact. Thirteen percent of the world’s oceans are considered marine wilderness—crucial areas of water mostly undisturbed by humans where biodiversity is able to flourish. @allison_fuisz @InsideNatGeo @NatGeo

8/10 Apple just named its favorite apps and games of the year. The picks include two puzzle games and a meditation app. These choices are based at least in part on the merits of the apps, rather than exclusively on downloads. @kifleswing @businessinsider @TeacherAdvice @calm

8/6 Ten Self-Evaluation Tips for Technology Instructional Specialists – These look like good tips for everyone. @TechMadHatter @edutopia @Edulastic

8/5 The role of online learning courses: How to learn? There is classroom learning, on-the-job learning, and online learning and each have their strengths and weaknesses. @EssentialSkillz @RickettsKate @UOIT_BA_ESDT

8/3 August guide to the bright planets – Time to get outside at night with your kids and look up. Try to get away from city lights. @cshislop @earthskyscience @brucemcclurepr

8/3 How to Be Productive: 10 Ways to Actually Work Smarter – These are good tips to consider from an expert in this field. @thestartup_ @sree @dansilvestrecom

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8/2 What Happens When A Nuclear Reactor Is Run By Undergraduate Students? No, this isn’t the premise of a sci-fi show. It’s actually happening at Reed College in Portland, Oregon. @tomscott

7/31 Flipped Learning 2.0: Rethinking the Flipped Classroom Model – Most teachers and instructors of all levels, from grade school through university, simply aren’t using video to its fullest potential in their flipped classrooms. @scottnadzan @Getting_Smart @mwniehoff @istevenson75

7/30 100 Things Students Can Create To Demonstrate What They Know – What are your kids creating? @sandeeteach @mraspinall @TeachThought

7/30 Witness the birth of an iceberg. This iceberg broke off Greenland’s Helheim Glacier on June 22. If laid atop New York City, it’d stretch from lower Manhattan to Midtown. @earthskyscience @cshislop

7/30 This Image Is Why Self-Driving Cars Come Loaded with Many Types of Sensors. If you are interested in this topic check out Driverless: Intelligent Cars and the Road Ahead by Hod Lipson and Melba Kurman. @jme_c @melbakurman @DBaker007 @ipfconline1 @techreview

7/29 Experience the endless benefits of meditation. With the hectic pace and demands of modern life, many people feel stressed and over-worked. Meditation might help. @carthagebuckley @moretime4u2

7/28 How Air Conditioning Works – This short [4:38] animation uses excellent drawings and narration to explain the inner workings of air conditioners. @ACSReactions @YouTube @AmerChemSociety @PBSDS @rmbyrne

7/27 Students build coding skills block by block. Students learn to code by finding basic structures, or blocks of code, and fitting them together. @dkiang @iste @garybartanus @Eduporium

7/25 What Would Happen If A Nuclear Bomb Was Detonated In The Deepest Part Of The Ocean? This short [6:02] animation is a great science lesson. @Kurz_Gesagt

7/23 How to Create a Successful Virtual Reality Game? The success of a VR game is directly proportional to the amount and quality of 3D content you create. @AndrewKlubnikin @lndieWatch @IndieGameTrends @garybartanus

7/23 Ten Community College Degree Jobs That Pay $50K+ – Make sure all of the students in your high school see this. @farranpowell @USNewsEducation @USNews @mathappeal

7/22 The Hardest Languages For Native English Speakers To Learn, Visualized – See if you can guess which ones are easy and which are the most difficult. @ryepastrami @StatistaCharts

7/20 Girl Scouts add 30 new badges in robotics, science and engineering. It’s about time. @PesceNic @DowJones @Moneyish @nypost

7/18 Four Unusual Ways to Identify Your Strengths When You’ve Tried Everything Else – We tend to forget about our strengths and how we can effectively use them; and instead, we desperately try to further improve our weaknesses. @kokolakismarios @Addictd2Success @JamesRoy @Strategez4u

7/18 How Virtual Reality Improves Memory – Researchers at the University of Maryland have found that people remember information better when it’s presented in an immersive Virtual Reality (VR) setting. @SagaMilena @Inform_ED @HistoryViewVR @Rdene915

7/17 Teachers and Others Need Genius a Hour Too. You should give this a try using these rules. @spencerideas @ChrisWeissCT

7/17 The Latte Index: Using a Cup of Coffee to Value Currencies – Perhaps your kids can do this for other items of interest. This is also a good math lesson. You will have to search for exchange rates and figure out how to use them. @jeff_desjardins @VisualCap @antraasa @wef

7/17 Seven proven ways to reinvent yourself – even if you’re feeling down and out – The key to a good life is appreciating what you have right now and working towards a goal that you enjoy doing. @Lachybe @ideas @hackspiritorg

7/17 Seven TED-Ed Food Science Lessons – This is some good summer viewing for you and your kids. @TED_ED @TEDTalks @rmbyrne

7/16 Top Ten TED Talks for Ed Tech – This looks like some good summer listening for all parents and educators. @Lynch39083 @techedvocate

7/15 Four Terrific Tips for Teachers New to CodingIf you’re brand new to coding, bringing computer science into your school can feel like a daunting task. The team at Pythonroom have created a special online platform for teachers new to coding. @ClassTechTips @Pythonroom @dkapuler

7/14 Thirteen Great Drawing Lessons for Students – These look like good summer activities for your kids. @nikkiemilner @rmbyrne

7/13 This Depiction Of The Thai Cave System Makes It Clear Why Rescue Was So Difficult. This is by far the best explanation of the difficulty of the Thai cave rescue. @GlendaChongCNA

7/13 How To Find The Summer Constellations – This is a great family activity. Have your kids watch this and become the teachers. @NPRskunkbear @rmbyrne

7/11 Microsoft bets big on cognitive services in artificial intelligence race. Intelligent APIs allow systems to see, hear, speak and interpret human needs. @PeerzadaAbrar @the_hindu @DBaker007 @IainLJBrown

7/10 How Humans Burn Calories, Featuring An Absorbing Tour Of The Human Digestive System. This video features real-life human organs so be prepared. @BBCEarth

7/10 Why Are So Many World Cup Players From France? This is an excellent social studies lesson that should motivate some students. @swellis_ @JossFong @voxdotcom

7/9 High school grads want job skills next. A new report from the College Savings Foundation (CSF) finds that 81% of high school students in its survey seek skills training. @EducationDive @garybartanus @collegeaccess @CSF529

7/8 Learn About Lake Ecosystems on DIY Lake Science. If you have an iPad you and your kids can do this now. @berkeleyscience @rmbyrne

7/8 Why artificial intelligence is the ‘rise of humans, not robots’ according to an AI expert – AI is often feared as something that will replace people with robots and leave them destitute, but AI specialist Matthew Doel counters this argument. @Compelo @DBaker007 @youaretheone

7/7 Balance the scales and fight back against negativity. This is good advice for learners of all ages. @moretime4u2

7/5 How to Create a Virtual Tour of the Tour de France – This looks like a good summer learning activity for anyone interested in the Tour. @rmbyrne @LeTour

7/5 Real estate news bot writes home sales stories in Sweden. The Swedes are often ahead of the game. Here is just one more example. I just got back from Sweden and have relatives there. @shanedingman @globeandmail

7/5 The Tour De France Explained in Animation – There are several cool videos here. It starts this Saturday (7/7/2018). Even if you aren’t a big cycling fan, the ariel views of France are worth a watch. @infobytesTV @rmbyrne

7/4 88 books to enjoy this summer: the TED reading list – You can also find over 150 cool books to read this summer under Book Summaries on my home page. @TEDTalks @JanetNeyer @ncte

7/3 Find bright Mars near the moon. Time to get outside after dark with your kids. @earthskyscience @cshislop

7/1/2018 Five Ways to Blend Technology Into Outdoor Lessons – This looks like something teachers can use to plan during the summer or parents can use during the summer. @mvs_org @GoGeocaching @projectnoah @rmbyrne

7/1/2018 Three Things You May Not Have Heard About Taking Risks – Mark Zuckerberg wasn’t afraid to risk a $2 billion investment in Oculus that didn’t pay off What are you afraid of? @TobyNwazor @EntEurope @Ross_Quintana @CaseyMinshew

6/30 73 Mind-Blowing Implications of Driverless Cars and Trucks – We can’t be certain, but some of these seem likely. @Hult_Biz @DBaker007 @ipfconline1 @DonotInnovate @mycityatpeace

6/28 Is AI disrupting higher education? We can’t know where this is going but it’s time to give it some thought. @chatlanis @EducationDive @JamesRoy @echo360

6/28 Seven Technologies Remaking the World – This is a bit long but very well done. Consider printing it to read. How many can you guess? @mitsmr @InsightBrief @KirkDBorne

6/24 Cloud Computing in Education – If you want to know what is “Cloud” Computing, this will help. @TouchApp_uk @JamesRoy @Biocourseware

6/22 What it Means to Take Responsibility – This is a good lession for students and something for adults to see if they follow. @carthagebuckley @moretime4u2

6/20 The World’s Most Valuable Companies, Charted – This is an interesting way to display this data. @howmuch_net

6/19 Three activities to support developing number sense with children – These could be fun. @ukedchat @ICTmagic @UKEDResources @digicoled

6/17 Amped Techie Takes A Tour Of A Printed Circuit Board Factory In China. This vidoe runs 26:48, but is covers the entire process. This would be good for STEM classes and students. @pernilleripp @strangepartscom

6/17 Four billion years of evolution in six minutes – All biology students should watch this. @PREAUX_FISH @LSU @ASIHCopeia

6/15 Plotting Your Path to Success – This would be great for high school and college students to contimplate. @moretime4u2 @carthagebuckley

6/14 Ten Excellent Web Sites to Help Students With Their Homework – They provide students with reliable resources to use for a variety of educational purposes. @medkh9 @EdTechNerd @ibookwidgets

6/14 Seven Ways To Write Authentically and Effectively – Effective writing is hard to argue with. It gets the job done. @JeffGoins @BenjaminPHardy @Medium

6/11 Five Easy Brain Breaks to Do In Class – It’s important to get students up and moving often. @coolcatteacher @hackmylearning @aimnoncat

6/10 Ten Edtech Journals You Should Read – How about get copies for your school’s professional development library? @Lynch39083 @MarkFraver @UOIT_BA_ESDT

6/9 Was Steve Jobs Emotionally Intelligent? The Answer May Surprise You. This is some good self-development learning here. @JustinJBariso @Inc @DBaker007 @TrippBraden

6/9 Rest Time, The Foundation of Performance – This looks like good advice for you and your kids. @carthagebuckley @moretime4u2

6/9 Get Your Learning On with These Top Educational Podcasts. – I wouldn’t miss Freakonomics or Revisionist History. You can find the author’s books summarized here. @alicekeeler @HollyClarkEdu

6/9 Your Brain on Reading – Why Your Brain Needs You to Read Every Day – Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body. It gives us the freedom to roam the expanse of space, time, history, and offer a deeper view of ideas, concepts, emotions, and body of knowledge. @Alltopstartups @torontolibrary @Medium

6/7 The Minimum Wage In America Over Time, Visualized – Did you know that the minimum wage in 1974 was $10 in today’s dollars. This is a coolvisual display of data. @reddit @Digg

6/6 Six Tips for Podcasting in the Classroom – The tsunami of smartphones, tablets and electronics devices coupled with Wi-Fi in almost every vehicle makes podcasts a hugely attractive option for our young people today. @j_allen @edtechdigest @DigitalJLearn

6/6 Five Tips for Getting Better Sleep – This should work for you and your kids. @ekuzevska @uprun4life

6/3 Picture this! Four Steps to Understanding Copyright Issues – Respecting intellectual property is something our students need to learn and value before leaving our classrooms; here’s how to start. @eschoolnews @creativecommons

6/3 Want to Raise Your IQ by 23 Percent? Neuroscience Says Take Up This Simple Habit. Can you guess what it is? @melaniebcurtin @Inc @MSchneiderTwts

6/3 Experience the endless benefits of meditation. This post also offers simple ways to get started. @moretime4u2

6/3 In 2016, at age 13, Anushka Naiknaware was the youngest winner of the Google Science Fair, with her invention of a clever new bandage that tells caregivers when it needs to be changed. [6.59] This might inspire young scientists you know. @TEDTalks @AbilashBhagat

6/2 How The Television Has Evolved – As someone who remembers life before TV, I’ve seen it all. Ask your kids what they think will come next. @FastCoDesign @nancyrubin

6/1 Surprising Things You Can Negotiate To Save Yourself Some Serious Money – Negotiation is about mindset and attitude. @TFDiet

6/1 How Can Children Aspire to Careers They Don’t Know Exist? You can begin in kindergarten to help students understand their strengths, interests, and values and use those self-discovered qualities to illuminate potential career opportunities. @tvanderark @CajonValleyUSD @EdHidalgoSD @Getting_Smart

5/31 25 Things You Didn’t Know Google Slides Could Do – The more you learn about Google Slides, the more versatile it becomes. @ShakeUpLearning @rudytoot1 @jmattmiller

5/31 Proven Ways To Make Money On The Internet. Be sure to read the proven way to lose money online. @Best_Biz_Ads @BizForCash

5/31 Why Doing Homework is Important – Many argue that homework should be reduced and eliminated in elementary school. This person, however, makes a good case. @AGradeAhead @Yuri_Druzhinin

5/30 Seven Steps to Build Your Momentum – The key is to recognize the important things you need to do and start making progress with them. @carthagebuckley @moretime4u2

5/29 Scientists Debunk The Myth That 10,000 Hours Of Practice Makes You An Expert. Deliberate practice can only explain one third of the variation in performance levels. @shaunacysays @FastCoDesign @nancyrubin

5/29 Three Tips to Improve Your Focus Quickly – Most of us can probably use these tips. @carthagebuckley @moretime4u2

5/29 Ten Scientifically Proven Health Benefits of Avocados – This is also a good science lesson that teachers and parents can share. @AHealthBlog @MissHartiganEDU

5/28 Become a Google Certified Trainer. Are you ready to take your career to the next level? You have until June 10th to sign up. @ShakeUpLearning

5/28 Writing papers and research reports the Google way. Matt Miller is a huge advocate of reinventing the research paper/report. @jmattmiller @DenisecWright

5/27 Nine Fun and Challenging Geography Games – If there is one subject that could use more fun geography might be it. Have your kids play and let you know what they think. @rmbyrne

5/27 Optimism Is a Learnable Skill. Understanding the differences between pessimism and optimism can help students improve the way they respond to challenges. @loreamart @edutopia

5/27 The Most Famous Book Set in Each State – Can you guess the winner in your state, and do you agree with it? Scroll down for more cool stuff. @EnglishJason @mental_floss

5/26 Five ways to workout when you are strapped for time – The number one excuse for not exercising is no time. This will help avoid that excuse. @uprun4life @prettynameless

5/26 EdTech Books by Monica Burns – These look like good additions to any school’s professional development library. @ClassTechTips @SimpleK12

5/25 15 Ways for Students to Use Google Keep – Help Students Get Organized, Track Progress, Take Notes, and more. @ShakeUpLearning @FeketeEDU

5/24 A Food Scientist Explains Why Counting Calories Is Sorta Useless. Not all calories are the same. This talk is only two minutes. @GilesYeo @WolfsonCam

5/24 Standing Up at Your Desk Could Make You Smarter. What are you and your kids doing? @raf_ideas @nytimes

5/20 Why There Was An Antarctic Baby Boom In The Late ’70s – Having a bady there is a really bad idea, but it’s been done. @skillshare

5/20 Sleep 101: Strategies That Will Promote Holistic Health – Sleep is key to your health and your kids’ success. @3sonshavei @uprun4life

5/20 High-Paying Trade Jobs Sit Empty, While High School Grads Line Up For University. Share with kids in your high school. @ashleykgross @JonMarcusBoston @kevinhoneycutt @kjarrett

5/19 Welcome to a AP European History Course Home Page. This website is designed to support AP European History teachers and students with videos and other materials designed to explain course content and the expectations of the AP Euro exam. @TomRichey

5/19 What Is Our Default Reaction to Disagreement? Time to see what your default reaction is. @RossCoops31 @Gregbagby @gcouros

5/18 Here’s What A GoPro Sees When You Fire It Out Of A Cannon. I like that the introduction is narrated by a young girl. @CanonProject @Digg

5/18 Ten Painless Ways to Save Water—and the Planet – Here’s how everyone in your family can help ensure the next generations can keep sipping safely. @deltafaucet @uprun4life @born2impress

5/18 Creativity and Sleep – Many artists attribute their creative genius to dreams or insomnia, and it’s common advice to “sleep on it” whenever you’re faced with a tough decision. But what does the science say? @TuckSleep

5/18 Students design 3D-printed device to fight opioid crisis. Maybe this will inspired your kids to invent something. @jamesjrogers @FoxNews @nypost

5/17 Five Tips To Survive The Exam Season – Here I outline some ways to not only cope with your first exam season but also to thrive. @TeacherToolkit @garybartanus

5/17 Ohio State, Apple expand initiative to create first ‘Digital Flagship University.’ Shouldn’t all students have laptops? This doesn’t make sense to me. @RycJohnston @Edscoop_news @garybartanus @MattHarrisEdD

5/16 Thirty Examples Of Disruption In Your Classroom – By “disruption,” we are referring to something that causes the kind of impact that leads to change. How many are happening in your school? @terryheick @TeachThought

5/16 To Change Someone’s Mind, Stop Talking and Listen. This starts with an amazing story of how listening works. @nilofer @HarvardBiz @Kristenring1972

5/15 Six areas of AI and machine learning to watch closely – Distilling a generally-accepted definition of what qualifies as artificial intelligence (AI) has become a revived topic of debate in recent times. @NathanBenaich @Medium @multiteach @ipfconline1

5/15 Ten great education books for summer reading – Check my summaries of When: The Scientific Secrets of Perfect Timing by Daniel H. Pink and Mathematical Mindsets: Unleashing Students’ Potential Through Creative Math, Inspiring Messages and Innovative Teaching by Jo Boaler. @jmattmiller @multiteach @christycate

5/14 Growth Time – In order to achieve bigger challenges we must schedule growth time in our lives. @carthagebuckley @moretime4u2

5/14 Ten Inspirational Blogs – Most of these are contributors to my blog. @AhillAdam @MrZachG @alicekeeler @edtechneil @gcouros @makingoodhumans @TeacherToolkit @MrZachG @SGroshell @ICT_MrP @mary_teaching @Katie_M_Ritter @PrincipalFrench

5/14 Teachers Explain Why VR is More Than Just a Buzzword. VR has taken off in popularity, but there are still plenty of critics who wonder if the hype is worth the investment. @KerryHawk02 @drrodberger @EdSurge

5/13 ‘Talent’ Has Become the New Theme Uniting Education and Employment. THere seems to be less regard to where and how the education takes place. @HiEdStrat @HigherEdSurge @garybartanus @EricStoller

5/13 Eleven Tips for Working on the iPad – Tablets are better for consuming information than creating anything, but these tips will help. @viticci @macstoriesnet @iplante @marrathon

5/13 Seven Screen casting Tools That Work on All Computers – There are many uses for screen casting in a school setting. Are you using any? @MurphysMusings5 @rmbyrne @screencasto

5/11 How to Get Started With a Plant-Based Diet – Plants are good for you and you can make them taste great. I eat mostly plants, I’m never sick, and people tell me I don’t look my age. @rockinmama @intheknowmom @OMD4ThePlanet

5/11 Fifteen Signs You Have the Grit You Need to Succeed – Be sure to share this with young people you know. Also see my summary of Grit by Angela Duckworth. @LollyDaskal @Inc @angeladuckw

5/10 This Curious Toy Illustrates The Statistical Concept Of Normal Distribution. Every math department in high schools and colleges should have one. @Hendrik_Ball

5/9 Rest Time: The Foundation of Performance – Are you and your kids getting enough rest? @carthagebuckley @moretime4u2

5/9 Five Myths About Bras and Breast Health – It seems like we have the technology to create a line of bras that are made to fit each specific bra wearer. @Hourglassgirls @NewEnglandMomma @kimberlyds1

5/8 Five Ways To Teach Empathy For Children Of All Ages – This is something that more schools need to pay attention to. @ShiftParadigm @BarbaraGruener @micheleborba

5/8 How to exercise when it’s the last thing you want to do – @lvanderkam @katy_milkman @MartinHagger @TEDTalks

5/7 Why horses in the Kentucky Derby aren’t getting faster—but humans are – See if you and your students can guess. @Ostaley @QuartzAtWork

5/6 How To Stop Worrying So Much – Worry can be a killer. This animation could save a life. @TheSchoolOfLife

5/5 Wake Up to Politics – This is a blog that a high school student does before he goes to school. He has 50,000+ followers. What are your kids doing? @WakeUp2Politics

5/4 Five Benefits Of Online Training That Are Hard To Match – Businesses realize that for some content this is the way to go. Schools should too. @ayesha_commlab @elearnindustry @garybartanus

5/4 Which is stronger: Glue or tape? Share this short [4:50] TED-Ed Talk by Elizabeth Cox with science students you know. @Patreon @TED_ED @rmbyrne

5/4 Three Simple Tips to Improve Your Focus Quickley – I think you and your kids could use these tips. @carthagebuckley @moretime4u2

5/2 What’s in Mountain Dew? All 13 ingredients in this gamer sustainer are explained, even erythorbic acid. @WeAreMel @alex_vogager

5/1/18 How Do Brain Scans Work? How do scientists take a look inside your skull without inflicting any damage on your body? This short [4:59] Ted Ed animation is very informative. @JohnBorghi @JoashBerkeley @qbsoundstudio @TED_ED

5/1/18 Which Type Of Thinking Do You Have? Binary thinking is right/wrong, yes/no, good/bad, start/finish. Directional thinking is moving forward, a step closer, lighter grey/darker grey, an experiment, an opportunity to learn, smart-ish, safer, right-ish, wrong-ish, finished-ish. @DBaker007 @TrippBraden

5/1/18 Ten Brave Steps to Becoming Fearless – This looks like it would be appropriate for high school students too. @nortiamagazine @Snowflake_Story

5/1/18 Personal Thinking Time: An Essential Ingredient to Your Success – There is also a free report here. @carthagebuckley @moretime4u2

4/29 How Can You Change Your Lifestyle to Lose Weight? Just going on a weight-loss diet and then going back will only result in regaining the weight you lost. @NerdMom_Deals @Makebestcrafts

4/29 Not All Stress is Bad. Here Are the Benefits of Eustress or ‘Good Stress’ For Learning. A positive response to external stressors leading to a state of optimism, confidence, and agency is good stress. @C_Hendrick @josepicardo

4/28 Metacognition and self-regulated learning – This guidance report is relevant to the teaching of all students, within any subject area. @EducEndowFoundn @tkraz @C_Hendrick

4/28 Here’s proof that teens really just need a nap. Teens who nap routinely had better-sustained attention, nonverbal reasoning ability, and spatial memory. They also tended to get a better night’s sleep. @nypost

4/28 Typography Essentials – A Getting Started Guide – There is no reason for your students not to know this. @desketco @designmeant

4/27 How to Improve Liver Health in Five Steps – Educators and Parents should know this in order to take better care of themselves. @Shareaholic

4/27 High-Paying Trade Jobs Sit Empty, While High School Grads Line Up For University. Do your kids know that this is an option? @ashleykgross @knkxfm @mikelubelfeld @npolyak @SuptEnfield

4/27 The future we’re building — and boring | Elon Musk – This is forty minutes, but it sucked me in. This guy is something else. @TEDchris @BoredElonMusk

4/26 What Would Happen If The World Ran Out Of Sand? In addition to being a cool science lesson, this might inspire students interested in animation. @LifeNoggin @curious

4/26 Quiz: Are you an extrovert, introvert or ambivert? I’m an ambivert and until today I didn’t know the word existed. What are you and your kids? Also, check out my summary of Quiet: The Power of Introverts In a World That Can’t Stop Talking by Susan Cain. @AdamMGrant @susancain @TEDTalks

4/25 Here’s What Happens When Every Student Gets a Personalized Learning Plan. Why can’t every student have one? @EdSurge @Aforbus @katiemartinedu

4/24 Ten free tools for creating infographics, images and more – Have ten people at your school each check one out and report back. @PRDaily @bobby__dodd @E_Sheninger

4/23 The Best Kid Made Modern Crafting Projects (Creativity Has No Limit) – If your kids aren’t doing crafts, they probably should. @EloiseM25 @OurFamilyWorld

4/23 Four Habits of People Who Are Always Learning New Skills – How many of these habits do you and your kids have? @HarvardBiz @MichaelJKehoe @james_minter

4/22 Water Pollution Experiments for Kids – While it would be nice to think that cleaning water is an easy task to do, it can actually take a number of steps to get it clean. @jdaniel4smom @OurFamilyWorld

4/22 Why It’s Worth Listening to People Who You Disagree With – This short [11:21] TED Talk is something that your students should hear. Every day I read and listen to both sides of every argument. @ZacharyRWood @TEDTalks

4/21 The Untold Story Of Charles M. Schulz – I got a bit choaked up watching this. Make sure that young people you know see this. @Snoopy

4/21 Ten Free Tools to Simplify Graphic Design – Share with your students and let them tell you what they think. @wft_tech_jobs @mousecrafted

4/20 How To Run a Successful Kids Book Club – This sounds like a good idea for teachers and parents. @sljournal @luv2teachtech

4/20 Why Do We Fall? … learning to pick ourselves up – Each circumstance requires its own mindfulness and considered application. @JaniceKobelsky

4/19 Why The Dutch Lost Their Minds Over Tulips In The 1600s – This engaging video teaches about futures contracts and speculation. It should work for middle school and up. @AdamRuins @truTV

4/17 Going Rogue to Teach Code: A school librarian offers strategies for teaching every age group. You and your librarians should check this out. @queenaddie @sljournal @garybartanus @Eduporium

4/17 Best iPhone and iPad Apps for Musicians: Compose Mind-blowing Tunes. Share with music teachers and student musicians you know. @igeeksblog @nick_chater

4/16 Leonardo da Vinci’s Visionary Notebooks Now Online: Browse 570 Digitized Pages. Art and science students should enjoy this. @openculture @DeniseSheppard

4/16 18 Free Image Sites and Tools for Schools – Here you can get some cool images without copyright problems. Schools should be careful. @ericcurts @MKells

4/16 Is Bad Posture Harming Your Health? At least you should get a standing desk like I did. @uprun4life @_Penelope

4/15 How to Shake the Blended Learning Blues – In order for one young teacher to get her groove back, she had to go truly blended, giving the laptops a backseat to literature. Here’s what she learned. @Carly_Nations @EdSurge

4/14 Why It’s Almost Impossible for Fastballs to Get Any Faster – There is a lot of science and math here for anyone interested in sports. There is some cool VR near the end. @rtg0nzalez @WIRED

4/13 The Most Relatively Common Job In Every State, Mapped – Can you and your students guess what it is for your state? @LV_Anderson @Digg

4/13 How Maple Syrup Is Made The Modern Way – Sap is no longer harvested by hand. Instead, the sugary goodness is fed from the trees through a system of pipes. It’s not too difficult to tap a tree and make your own syrup. @stereokroma @Patreon

4/11 Five eLearning Conferences to Attend – If you can make it to one be sure to go alone and mix. @LearnUpon @JamesRoy

4/11 Creativity is Fundamental for Lifelong Learning. Having creative ways of thinking will be important in the workplace, but it’s also important in your civic life. Is your school promoting creativity? @mr_isaacs @mres

4/10 How Stephen King Teaches Writing – Looking back on his days in front of a high school classroom, the acclaimed writer shares his views on grammar and explains why discovering great literature is like losing one’s virginity. @jesslahey @TheAtlantic @patrickmlarkin

4/9 Irina Kareva translates biology into mathematics and vice versa. Don’t let your students think that there is no math in biology. (5:22 TED Talk) @IrinaKareva2 @TEDTalks

4/9 This is how successful people think differently. Do you and your students think this with? Obstacles are the path. @talentsmarteq @wef @jenhegna

4/9 Explore the Solar System with NASA – Have your class or neighborhood kids do the Solar System in My Neighborhood Activity. @NASA @rmbyrne

4/8 Older Adults May Grow as Many New Brain Cells as Young People. The findings suggest that many senior citizens may be more cognitively and emotionally intact than commonly believed. Great news for this old guy. @DrBillChen @PsychCentral

4/8 Four predictions for the future of work – This is an upbeat prediction that predicts that AI and robotics will create more jobs, not mass unemployment. @skasriel @JanOwenAM @fya_org @wef

4/7 Monet was here – Thanks to Google we have several short videos that tell his story and show his amazing art. @googlearts @rmbyrne

4/7 What causes body odor? Your students should find this interesting and informative. @MelRosenberg @rmbyrne

4/7 Six Mental Habits of People Who Manage Their Emotions Remarkably Well – How many do you and your students have? @MarcelSchwantes @Inc

4/5 How To Get Over Someone – If you know anyone who is having trouble getting over an ex, please share this. This should work for high school students and adults. @TheSchoolOfLife

4/5 Child Prodigy is a Self Made Millionaire. This is a touching and very cool story about a 13-year-old whose parents work for her. @chondaycom @AkianeKFans

4/4 Cognitive Biases in Programming – The first 90 percent of the code accounts for the first 90 percent of the development time. The remaining 10 percent of the code accounts for the other 90 percent of the development time. @evidanary @hackernoon @greppage @Lookout

4/3 Effects of Porn – In my book I encourage parents to have discussions with their teens regarding this subject. This video could help. Also, check out other Dr. Doe sex education videos on YouTube. Search sexplanations. @elleteedee @Patreon

4/1/18 Paper Airplane Master Shows How To Make His World Record Plane. There are lots of STEAM concepts here. You kids can probably do this. Check out is website and book that every school should have. @PprAirplnGuy @Wired

3/31 30 Manners Your Kids Should Know by Age Ten
Good manners show that you value the feelings of others. @Lynch39083 @AdvocateforEd @DrKatrinaKeene

3/31 Alison Ledgerwood, a psychologist, explains the best way to rewire your brain to let go of negative thoughts. This ten-minute TED Talk is a must watch for teachers and students of all ages. @Lachybe @ideas @garybartanus

3/30 The World’s Fastest Growing Cities, Mapped -This interactive map is a lot of fun to play with. @Datawrapper @VisualCap

3/30 How a Tough Challenge Taught My Students More About Coding Than I Ever Could – This is a cool story about how one teacher challenged students and Get Out of Their Way. @TheSTEMgeek @EdSurge @DrKatrinaKeene @MullerChrisM

3/29 Rubik’s Cube pro Collin Burns tells us how he solved the cube in 5.25 seconds. Can your kids even solve it given any amount of time. @JossFong @joeposner @haubursin @voxdotcom

3/29 How to ‘Reboot’ Your Creative Brain And Refresh Your Focus In 15 Minutes Or Less – Brain recharge can help you recalibrate your energy for better focus, creativity, and resilience. @Alltopstartups @thestartup_ @Medium

3/29 Nine Futuristic Materials – Your students might find this interesting and motivational. @SciShow @scishowkids

3/28 Terrific Podcasts to Learn Something New Everyday. I listen to many of these and they are very good. @ericcurts @rroysden

3/26 Making and Understanding Paper Planes – This short [1:08] instructional video was made by two students. The quality is clearly something your students can match. Challenge them to make thier own instuctional videos. @NextVista @rmbyrne

3/25 25 Pedagogy Ideas that Teachers found on Twitter – The slice of Twitter inhabited by like-minded professionals can be very productive. @Romdhanifaten @ukedchat

3/24 The Highest Earning Company In Each State, Mapped – See if you can guess the one for your state. Also, check out the Howmuch website for lots of other cool data visualizations. @howmuch_net

3/24 How to Perform Under Tremendous Pressure and Succeed Anyway – Here are seven techniques used by great leaders to bring out the best in themselves in the toughest situations. @LollyDaskal @Inc @InnovaMap @elaine_perry @hypersocial_uk

3/23 Disgruntled Former Printer Salesman Explains Why Ink Cartridges Are A Total Scam. Hip consumers should watch this. @austinmcconnell @Patreon

3/23 Twenty locations to tour virtually with Google Maps Street View – Taking virtual field trips sounds good to me. Have your students look for other places to go. @jmattmiller @rudytoot1

3/23 A quick beginner’s guide to drawing – Here are six six drawing exercises to get you and your kids started right now. @ralphammer
3/22 Wholesome Easy Chapter Books for Girls Ages 6 – 9 – Make sure they are in your school library. @ImaginationSoup @momandkiddo

3/22 The 90 Hottest EdTech Tools According to Education Experts (Updated For 2018) – There is a lot here. Try to get teachers in your school to divvy them up and report back. @Buncee @Lexoo

3/21 Stephen Hawking’s Advice for a Fulfilling Career – Share this advice with kids you know. @bryan_lufkin @BBC_Capital @jenhegna @DanielPink

3/21 Twelve Ways to Get Smarter in One Infographic – While raw cognitive abilities matter, it’s how you use and harness those abilities that really makes the difference. @jeff_desjardins @VisualCap @teamleap @wef

3/20 Take a Look at This Year’s Explore.org Wildlife Cams. Kids and adults can enjoy wildlife cams. @exploreorg @rmbyrne

3/20 How to Achieve Extreme Productivity – This was always my goal and it made me more productive than my peers as a principal. @ndmielke @MITSloan

3/20 Stop Ignoring These Seven Inspiring Truths and Become Your Best Self Today Should you learn how to walk that path of self-development, you will learn some tried truths to live by. @Nicolascole77 @Medium

3/20 20 YouTube Channels for Social Studies – YouTube hosts thousands of educational videos on history, politics, geography, and more. Some are created by talented teachers, while others are made by companies, museums, and more. @ericcurts @annfeldmann1 @hip_hughes

3/19 7 Small Things You Can Do In 10 Minutes That Will Improve Your Health Substantially – I already do seven of these. How many do you and your kids do? @Nicolascole77 @Medium

3/19 Five Great Growth Mindset Books – Also see my summary of Mindset by Carol Dweck. @PipsJones @malorieblackman @MCChildsBookDay @TheTinyDiplomat @CarollDweck

3/18 What’s The Effective MPG Of An Electric Car? It Depends On Where You Live. Can your students guess why? @LV_Anderson @Digg

3/18 Ten questions you must ask yourself to discover your life’s purpose – We all need to engage in self-reflection every now and then. @Lachybe @ideas @hackspiritorg

3/16 Five Tips for Successful Classroom Green Screen Projects – It makes the videos you create more interesting and gives students creative superpowers. @SamPatue @TeacherCast @JeffBradbury, @JamesRoy @DoInkTweets @PrimaryGoalLtd

3/16 Never marry a guy who has these seven habits – Good men are hard to find, but not so good men are a lot easier. @Lachybe @hackspiritorg @ideas @artofwb

3/15 For Decades, National Geographic Coverage Was Racist. To Rise Above Our Past, We Must Acknowledge It. @susanbgoldberg @NatGeo @jesslahey @pernilleripp

3/14 Three Free iPad Apps for Creating Animated Movies – This looks like something parents can suggest and help with. @rmbyrne

3/14 Stephen Hawking Dies at 76. His Mind Roamed the Cosmos. A physicist and best-selling author, Dr. Hawking did not allow his physical limitations to hinder his quest to answer the big question: “Where did the universe come from?” @TheScientist_SH @overbye @nytimes

3/13 The Inconceivable Power Of Major Earthquakes – This short animation is great for science students. @LifeNoggin

3/13 Everything You Hate In Life Is Encapsulated In This Short Ask your kids if they can’t think of other examples. @4096RED @sploid

3/10 Let This Jaunty Australian Man Teach You About Batteries. You and your kids should watch this. @checkouttv

3/9 This Indoor Farm Is Trying To Revolutionize The Growing Process In Sweden. Indoor farming has become far more popular as technology has become even more precise. Large amounts of produce is grown in urban environments with minimal space and much less water. @alutkin @GreenMatters @PopulationEd @wef

3/9 The “10,000-Hour” Myth: Why Deliberate Practice Isn’t Enough to Succeed – This contains a great story about Yo-Yo Ma. @melissa_jydl @TheMissionHQ

3/9 After decades of pushing bachelor’s degrees, U.S. needs more tradespeople. Are the wrong kids being pushed to go to college at your high school? @MattKrupnick @hechingerreport @finleyjd @tom_peters

3/8 Family Budget Calculator measures the income a family needs in order to attain a modest yet adequate standard of living. Check it out for where you live. @Quantanamo @MarketWatch @EconomicPolicy @nypost

3/8 15 Inspirational Education Books Written By and For Teachers – You can find summaries of Ditch That Textbook and The Innovator’s Mindset here. They are great so I bet the others are too. Purchase all for you school’s professional development library. @leticarino @ibpyp @jmattmiller @gcouros

3/7 How To Fit A Round Peg Into A Square Hole, Explained Using Math.
Just because the hole isn’t wide enough, doesn’t mean it doesn’t have a large enough area. See if your kids can do this. @numberphile @BradyHaran @mathmoves

3/7 16 maps that Americans don’t like to talk about – This animation shows how lands held by Native Americans diminished over the years. @Max_Fisher @voxdotcom

3/6 Ten Successful Traits of an Entrepreneur – Being a successful entrepreneur is a combination of a myriad of different qualities, but there are common traits that entrepreneurs tend to have. Share with students you know. @intuitionnet @GoogleExpertUK @Entrepreneur @TamaraMcCleary

3/5 Making Maple Syrup – A Science and Math Lesson – If you have maple trees on your school property or in your yard get them some fertilizer and have the kids make some maple syrup. It’s science you can eat. I did this and kids loved it. @gardnerwaldeier @rmbyrne

3/5 11 incredible habits of Buddhist Monks – Zen Buddhism has contributed a huge deal to human thought on how we can live more peaceful and happy lives. This could be the foundation of a cool lesson. @Lachybe @ideas @hackspiritorg @Zen_Secrets

3/4 Top 5 Deathbed Regrets (And How to Avoid Them) – This may seem a bit morbid, but you are never too young to learn this. @RetireManifesto @Richtopia @teamleap

3/3 Three Career Paths for Educational Innovators—How to Get There and Where the Jobs Are – Technological advances now provide learners of all ages the opportunity to be creators, builders, designers, producers, and makers. @lisadawley @edmodo @EdSurge

3/2 As Corporate World Moves Toward Curated ‘Microlearning,’ Higher Ed Must Adapt. Just outside the walls of the ivory tower, a transformation is underway in the world of corporate learning. @HiEdStrat @EdSurge @PatriceHoudayer

3/2 Six Questions Every Teacher Needs To Answer In Order To Grow – Share with teachers you know. @terryheick @TeachThought @Rdene915

3/2 Design Thinking: A Student’s Perspective – Only a handful of schools in America focus on Design Thinking. This student was lucky enough to attend one. @isistoldson @Getting_Smart

3/1 Five Awesome TED Talks On How Technology Is Changing Education – In the last ten years, technology has changed the way we work and communicate with others — and it’s also changed how we interact in the classroom. @AnthonyStogni @DavidGeurin

2/28 What’s the Right Amount of Homework? Decades of research show that homework has some benefits, especially for students in middle and high school—but there are risks to assigning too much. @YoukiTerada @edutopia @SolutionTree @WeberEducation

2/26 Computer Science For All Means Reaching Those Boys Who Do Not Code. A successful teacher explains what to do with boys who aren’t getting it. @EdSurge @EchoChamberUncu @sheena1010

2/26 Employees worldwide show ‘cautious optimism’ about artificial intelligence. A new study indicates the main concern is a lack of transparency from employers. What do you and your kids think? @BobViolino @ZDNet @RobLoCascio @DravenBlake @mvasey

2/25 Tech Upgrades Begin with Professional Development – Just passing our tech gear is likely to fail. @JPassut @EdTech_K12 @AldineISD

2/24 Without Addressing Basic Needs, Student Success Strategies Fall Short. This is aimed at colleges, but I think it may apply to K-12 schools. @sydneyfjohnson @EdSurge

2/22 English Language Learners Tell Us What Helps Them Learn. Are your teachers asking your ELL kids what helps them learn? @Larryferlazzo @LandinESL

2/22 12 Ways to Get Smarter in One Infographic – How many do you take advantage of? @jeff_desjardins VisualCap @teamleap @wef

2/20 AI Just Learned How to Boost the Brain’s Memory – Our gray matter is so complex, scientists lament, that it can’t quite understand itself. But if we can’t grok our own brains, maybe the machines can do it for us. @rtg0nzalez @WIRED @RimboltBlack @VertiAI

2/20 15 Signs You Have the Grit You Need to Succeed How many do you and your kids have? @LollyDaskal @Inc @JamesRoy

2/20 So You Want to Work in Edtech? The EdSurge Edtech Jobs Board has hundreds of positions at companies, nonprofits, and schools. @mary_hossfeld @EdSurge @JenWilliamsEdu

2/19 A Very Brief History Of Blockchain Technology Everyone Should Read – Blockchain, the technology that runs Bitcoin, has developed over the last decade into one of today’s biggest ground-breaking technologies with potential to impact every industry. @BernardMarr @Forbes @Ross_Quintana @DioFavatas

2/18 Five Apps That Make Learning to Code Fun – Make sure that your kids know that the need for programmers is growing much faster than the number of people learning to code. @Lynch39083 @techedvocate

2/18 Want To Rewire Your Brain For Meaningful Life Changes? Do These Things Immediately. How many are you doing? @Alltopstartups @Medium

2/18 Still Waiting to Catch the IoT Bus? Here’s Where it’s Going in 2018. How many things in your home are connected to the Internet? @talkiot @DravenBlake @mvasey

2/18 Here are the ages you peak at everything throughout life. Looks like there are lots of opportunities to peak. @talkiot @DravenBlake @mvasey

2/16 Flipping for New Ideas – What are the next steps in Flipped Learning? @JustinAglio @Flipped @QuercusPrinus @remakelearning

2/15 19 Truths You Wish Your Younger Self Had Known – Be sure to share with people who are younger than yourself. @LollyDaskal @Inc @JamesRoy

2/14 Artificial Intelligence vs Machine Learning: what’s the difference? Do you and your students knoe? @garysims @AndroidAuth @RimboltBlack @YarmolukDan

2/11 How do we know what learning will look like in the future? We don’t. The new approaches come with some new buzzwords – such as student agency, technology-enabled learning and social and emotional learning. @L_willen @hechingerreport @micahshippee

2/11 Get Inspired by Nine Global Education Innovations. How can we lead students to reach their human potential? What kind of people do we want living in the world? @cvaughanlee @hsingmaster @educationweek @goproject

2/10 The Biggest Brain Benefits of Taking a Daily Nap – Taking a nap is like rebooting your brain. @Alltopstartups @stillsbyhernan @Medium

2/9 Ten Apps to Help Students With Social Studies – Have ten students each try one and report back. @Lynch39083 @JamesRoy

2/9 Your Future Doctor May Not be Human. This Is the Rise of AI in Medicine. Artificial intelligence has made its way into hospitals around the world. @Futurism @abbymnorman @RimboltBlack @ManjeetRege

2/8 – These ten innovations already have currency but have not yet had a profound influen

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