AI & Touchscreens / PBL Mentorship / Top Online Learning Tools

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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AI & Touchscreens
Precise touch screens thanks to AI – Fewer typing errors when touching a smartphone keyboard: ETH Computer scientists have developed a new AI solution that enables touchscreens to sense with eight times higher resolution than current devices. @ETH_en @Sciena_ch @EvaSmartAI @RagusoSergio

Bringing Project-Based Mentors into The Educational Fold – The Project-Based Mentorship® model stems from Project-Based Learning theories but the difference is integrating—two different generations and culturally diverse people—around something to “do.” @TeachToWork @Getting_Smart

Online Tools
What Are The Best Online Learning Tools For Students And Teachers? This post is in the process of being updated with new tools and information being added. @KdanMobile @teachthought

data science

Social Media/Artificial Intelligence

A Step-by-Step Guide to Completely Learn Data Science by Doing Projects – Build a portfolio and become job-ready as you learn. @TDataScience

Story Planner


Story planner success: How to organize your novel – Learn how to organize your novel using methods such as online story planners and tools, annotation and story planner templates. @nownovel @1976write

Zoom in ten years


What Will Online Learning Look Like in 10 Years? Zoom Has Some Ideas. While post-pandemic growth has slowed as schools resume in-person learning, the company is still flush with cash, reporting over $1 billion in revenue in the second quarter of 2021. @stephenoonoo @EdSurge

Inspirational/Funny Tweets


Humor, Music, Cool Stuff

Benefits of Lentils and Chickpeas – I only eat animals when friends prepare them for me. I also ran a half marathon on Sunday (9/26). I was the oldest finisher (74) and beat 82 younger runners. You can make beans really tasty with the right spices. @nutrition_facts


Recent Book Summaries & My Podcast


Noise: A Flaw In Human Judgement by Daniel Kahneman, Oliver Sibony, & Cass Sunstein

Weapons of Mass Instruction: A Schoolteacher’s Journey Through the Dark World of Compulsory Schooling by John Taylor Gatto

Unwinding Anxiety: New Science Shows How to Break the Cycles of Worry and Fear to Heal Your Mind by Judson Brewer

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

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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