Can Machines Unlearn / Computer Networking Career Guide / Virtual Learning Outcomes

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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Machine Unlearning
Now That Machines Can Learn, Can They Unlearn? Privacy concerns about AI systems are growing. So researchers are testing whether they can remove sensitive data without retraining the system from scratch. @tsimonite @WIRED

Career Guide
Computer Networking Career Guide – If you can leverage the many valuable certifications out there, if you can learn vendor-agnostic networking and its fundamentals, if you know how to design, build, and bring any network up when it fails, then you are well on your way to a successful career. @pcwdldcom

Virtual Learning Was Better for Some Kids. Here’s What Teachers Learned From Them. Kareem Neal, a 24-year veteran educator, noticed something surprising when his school went all virtual last year: Not only did most of the students in his self-contained, special education class navigate the change better than he expected, three of them blossomed academically. @kareem_neal @AlysonRKlein @educationweek

Taliban Twitter

Social Media/Artificial Intelligence

How Many Times Can People Make The Same Joke About The Taliban And Pronouns? What’s happening in Afganistan isn’t funny, but it’s pretty easy to make jokes about the Taliban. Ask your kids if it makes sense to have Taliban leaders on Twitter but not Donald Trump. @clocarustwo @Gawker @Zabehulah_M33


Here’s Why This Pedestrian Walk Button Might Be One Of The Most Brilliant Things Australia Ever Designed. It’s so brilliant that Billie Elish copied it. @julianoshea

Flipped Podcast


Flipped Classroom, Universal Design for Learning (UDL), and Edtech Reform – Welcome to GotTechED the Podcast! In this episode, Guise and Nick interview Kyle Niemis, co-creator of ClassroomQ, an exciting new way to manage students questions during class. @WeGotTechED @KyleNiemis @ClassroomQ @gotteched

Inspirational/Funny Tweets

Friend quote@muz4now

Reopening Cartoons

Humor, Music, Cool Stuff

Larry Cuban’s School Reopening Cartoons – Another school year is upon us. It is the second fall reopening since the Covid-19 pandemic of March 2020. Can’t let a pandemic stop the flow of cartoons about parents sending off children to school in 2021. Enjoy! @LarryCuban


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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