Benefits of Online Learning / Personalized Learning Strategies / Why Teach Digital Literacy

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Online Learning
Harnessing the five benefits of online learning post-COVID – Online learning can help students overcome some of the challenges of traditional instruction. @DA_magazine

Personalized Learning
Five Personalized Learning Strategies for the Online Learner – Over the years, the need for learning to become more student-centered as opposed to teacher-centered has changed the scenery of teaching and learning. @kraouna @Learnworlds @Getting_Smart

Digital Lit
Why Should Schools Teach Digital Literacy – In understanding the shift from literacy to digital literacy–or rather to understand them both in their own native contexts–it may help to take a look at the underlying assumptions of digital literacy. @terryheickedu @TeachThought

Social Media/Artificial Intelligence

Artificial Intelligence and Anesthesiology: New Tool for Better Accuracy. The use of AI in medical imaging continues to expand, and a new tool can help anesthesiologists deliver quicker and more accurate care. @WendyMcMahon @HealthTechMag @Paula_Piccard


Top 3 Positive News Stories, JULY 2021 | Some Good News | Positive Vibes – If your news is making you feel angry try watching this. @ernest6words

Messy Leadership


The Case for Embracing Messy Leadership in Schools – Leadership has always been a bit messy, especially in schools, where leaders have always had to navigate ambiguity and complexity. But prior to 2020 much of the messiness was hidden. @SeanTSlade @am_gallagher @EdSurge

Inspirational/Funny Tweets

People quote@BillMoore20

Weather App

Humor, Music, Cool Stuff

Apple’s weather app won’t say it’s 69 degrees. If you’re an iPhone user, the weather is always a particularly nice 70 degrees. Or 68 degrees. Any temperature but 69 degrees, @cgartenberg @Verge


Recent Book Summaries & My Podcast

Weapons of Mass Instruction

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

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

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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