Bezos’ Five Short Words / Digital Newspaper Archives / Play the GeoGuessr Game

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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5 Short Words
With 5 Short Words, Jeff Bezos Just Shared a Brutal Truth Most People Never Learn. What would your best advice be for students and coworkers? @BillMurphyJr @Inc

Spark Interest in Local History With These Digital Newspaper Archives. Looking at old newspapers can inspire students to dive into a little local history research and gain a bit of knowledge about the formation of their communities as they know them today. @rmbyrne @librarycongress

GeoGuessr – People Are Playing a Guessing Game in Google Maps. For most people, GeoGuessr is a fun way to pass the time. For others, it’s a way into the record books. Read a WIRED story on GeoGuessr here. @geoguessr @will_backus1 @WIRED

Casinos and AI

Social Media/Artificial Intelligence

Impact of Artificial Intelligence in Casino Gaming – Now that the pandemic has happened, and casinos throughout both Europe and the US are facing fiscal challenges, many casino operators are looking to Artificial Intelligence to ensure the casino remains in the black. @analyticsinme @bexxmodd @BenjaminP3ters



Want to Buy a Climate-Friendly Refrigerator? Leading Manufacturers Are Finally Providing the Information You Need. The vast majority of refrigerators come with hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), chemical refrigerants that are thousands of times more potent at warming the planet than carbon dioxide. @mckennapr @InsideClimate

Lrbraiian Collaboration


Designing a Library That Brings Curriculum to Life: Five Innovative Ways to Collaborate with Teachers – Libraries should be staging areas for dynamic collaborative programs, and yet so many only serve as storage and circulation centers for books within a school learning community. @10publications

Inspirational/Funny Tweets

The way things are@Ranal55

Humor, Music, Cool Stuff

10 Beatles Hits That ‘Rip Off’ Other Songs – @SoloconTutti @Tony_Rowden


Recent Book Summaries & My Podcast

Unwind Anxiety

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

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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