iPhone 12 Apple Event / COVID Principal Humor / National Park Resources

Free Resources for Busy Parents and Educators Who Don’t Have as Much Time to Read and Surf as I Do

Apple Event
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

Turn and Talk / Q&A with Gerry Brooks, a Principal Who Does Humorous YouTube Videos. Gerry Brooks, principal of Liberty Elementary School in Lexington, Kentucky, has more than 850,000 followers on social media. You can view his videos here. @gerrybrooksprin @ASCD

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

Social/Mobile Media Education

Pinkcast 4.04. This is how to smash bureaucracies. If you have 1:33 you will like this. Pick has a way of distilling complicated topics. @DanielPink


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


Start of School Series: Grading Conferences in a Distance Learning Environment – Hear Starr Sackstein and Greg Mullen discuss how to successfully confer with students when you don’t see them in person. There are other parts of this series available here. @mssackstein

Inspirational/Funny Tweets

Invent the wheel@Susanjmccann

Humor, Music, Cool Stuff

Luke Spine, 18, put the borders of each state into a computer program that produced music based on the shape of the state’s border. The results are pretty cool. @nypost

Recent Book Summaries

The Biggest Bluff

The Biggest Bluff: How I Learned to Pay Attention, Master Myself, and Win by Maria Konnikova

Boys and SEX

Boys and Sex: Young Men on Hookups, Love, Porn, Consent, and Navigating the New Masculinity by Peggy Orenstein

IEP & Section 504 Team Meetings…and the Law by Miriam Kurtzig Freedman

Grading, Reporting, Graduating…and the Law by Miriam Kurtzig Freedman

Emotional Intelligence 2.0 by Travis Bradberry & Jean Greaves (the book can be found here)

Reprogramming the American Dream: From Rural America to Silicon Valley – Making AI Serve Us All by Kevin Scott

The Knowledge GAP: The Hidden Cause of America’s Broken Education System and How to Fix It by Natalie Wexler

Upstream: How to Solve Problems Before They Happen by Dan Heath

Innovate Inside the Box: Empowering Learners Through UDL and the Innovator’s Mindset by George Couros with Katie Novak

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