AM Productivity Checklist / Holograms You Can Touch / Online Learning’s Future

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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AM CHecklist
Nine things to do this morning to make your whole day more productive – Check off this a.m. to-do list and you’ll have more energy and get more done all day long. @NBCNewsBETTER @OncTimes_AsstEd

We created holograms you can touch – you could soon shake a virtual colleague’s hand. In the 21st century, holograms are already being used in a variety of ways such as medical systems, education, art, security, and defense. @RavinderSDahiya @ConversationUK @nigewillson

Future Zoom
What Will Online Learning Look Like in 10 Years? Zoom Has Some Ideas. Their goal is to realize the potential of hybrid learning over the long term, envisioning a world where schools teach partly in-person and partly online. @stephenoonoo @EdSurge

Hacked Car

Social Media/Artificial Intelligence

It’s easier for your car to be hacked than you think. Modern cars are computers on wheels, meaning hostile hackers can violate your car’s software and do what they want to it a lot easier than you might think. @jlareauan @freep @wdtnews @iotcybersec24 @SpirosMargaris



The Differences Between the Moderna and Pfizer Vaccines Are Starting to Matter. Moderna’s effectiveness against hospitalization was 93 percent. Pfizer’s effectiveness was significantly lower at 88 percent. Pfizer’s effectiveness against hospitalization was also decreasing over time, while Moderna’s effectiveness held steady. @dr_kkjetelina @Slate

Remote Learning


Remote Learning Isn’t Just for Emergencies. Schools were less prepared for online learning than they thought they were. @SarahDSparks @educationweek

Inspirational/Funny Tweets

Fire of Anger@themerry_monk

Humor, Music, Cool Stuff

‘Family Guy’ Made A Surprisingly Good PSA About What The COVID-19 Vaccine Actually Does. Science teachers can probably use this. It’s only 3:37. @FamilyGuyonFOX


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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