Alex Trebek – A Final Tribute / Seven Kinds of Rest / iPhone as Document Camera

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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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

7 kinds of rest
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

Overviewer – Turn Your iPhone or iPad Into a Document Camera in Zoom. Overviewer is a free app that lets you use your iPhone or iPad as a document camera during a Zoom meeting. @OverviewerApp @rmbyrne

Social/Mobile Media Education

Unfollowspy is a free social media management tool.Track all the latest changes to your social media account in real-time with our live reports. You can log in and view people who’ve unfollowed or followed you and see people who you don’t follow back and vice versa. @unfollowspy @unfollowspy1


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

Human Schools


Make Schools More Human – The pandemic showed us that education was broken. It also showed us how to fix it. @jal_mehta @nytimes

Inspirational/Funny Tweets

Open to learning@Imported_Fun

Humor, Music, Cool Stuff

25 Most Beautiful Medieval Towns of Europe – I’ve been to three and a few others that belong on this list. How about you? Time to add to your bucket list? @touropia

My Podcast & Recent Book Summaries

No Bullies
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

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

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

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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