AI as Air Traffic Controller / Building a Big Mac / Vegan Cheese Recipes

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

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Mimicking an air traffic controller, AI orchestrates multiple drones in flight. Software from Israeli startup Airwayz Drones, set up by Israeli air force veterans, steers hundreds of unmanned vehicles in the same airspace without human intervention. @timesofisrael @MMinevich @SpirosMargaris

Guy Creates A Big Mac Literally From Scratch Using All 54 Ingredients. This feels less like a food video, and more like a chemistry lesson. Share with science teachers and students you know. @FoodInsider @thisisinsider

Vegan Cheese
50+ Vegan Cheese Recipes – You’ll find vegan cheese recipes made from almonds, cashews, sunflower seeds, tofu, cauliflower, potatoes, carrots, walnuts, beans, pistachios, and oats so I’m sure there is a recipe in there for you and your kids to try. @yoga_and_more @veganfuture

Live streaming

Social Media/Artificial Intelligence

Once a Novelty, High School Sports Livestreaming Becoming a Staple. With the COVID-19 pandemic limiting or eliminating game attendance during the fall and winter seasons because of indoor gathering limits, live streaming has enabled fans, family, and friends to watch the action — all while reducing potential exposure to the coronavirus. I bet it’s here to stay. @LarryMahoneyBDN @bangordailynews


Here’s Why Every Boat Makes This Same Wake Pattern. The fascinating physics behind why every object in the water ends up making the same wake pattern. @minutephysics @WatchNebula

Justin Siegel


A Father-and-Son Journey Into Synthetic Biology – This is a great story about a high school classmate of mine who mentored his son to the top of the biomedical field. This should inspire many parents. @BabettePain @siegel_justin @AAAS

Inspirational/Funny Tweets

Speak life to children@JenaiaMorane

Humor, Music, Cool Stuff

How James Holzhauer Broke Jeopardy – Cheddar Explains – James Holzhauer was on track to be the highest winning Jeopardy contestant of all time when this was recorded. How is he doing this? James is a professional gambler and his game-play strategy proves it. Cheddar explains how James is controlling the Jeopardy board. @cheddar @James_Holzhauer @Jeopardy


Recent Book Summaries & My Podcast

Where Good Ideas Come From

Where Good Ideas Come From: The Natural History of Innovation by Steven Johnson

Cup of Joe
Listine to Dr. Doug on the “Cup of Joe” podcast. I recorded it last week. On it, I talk about the many good things I have seen in schools doing hybrid teaching. @PodcastCupOfJoe @DrDougGreen @BrainAwakes

Grasp: The Science of Transforming How We Learn by Sanjay Sarma with Luke Yoquinto

The Hype Machine: How Social Media Disrupts Our Elections, Out Economy, and Our Health and How We Must Adapt by Sinan Aral @SINANARAL

Back to School COVID Myths – It’s popular to say that hybrid learning is negatively impacting poor students who generally attend schools with lots of discipline issues. Is it possible that some poor kids who make a serious effort to learn aren’t the big winners? There may be stresses at home, but not many bullies. @DrDougGreen @mssackstein

This is my podcast on the Jabbedu Network. Please consider listening and buying my book Teaching Isn’t Rocket Science, It’s Way More Complex. Here’s a free executive summary. @jabbedu @DrDougGreen

Weird: The Power of Being an Outsider in an Insider World by Olga Khazan

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

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

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

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

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