Cloud Technology Dominates / Stop Doomscrolling / Solar Panels Over Canals

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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Cloud Dominance
Why Cloud Technology Is Expected To Dominate 2021 – Cloud technology is nothing new, but the disruption resulting from Covid-19 showed the importance of having key services available online. @DavidPhonexa @Forbes @chidambara09 @HaroldSinnott

Doomscrolling
Mental health: What is doomscrolling and how can we stop it? Doomscrolling is continually looking for bad news online and it has grown during the pandemic. @wef @KWhitingReads @Nicochan33 @Shi4Tech

Solar Panels
Building solar panels over canals can save billions of gallons of evaporating water. In a highly efficient effort toward the generation of renewable energy, solar panels are being suspended overhead man-made irrigation canals. @designboom @letter_op

Selfie School

Social Media/Artificial Intelligence

Selfie School Day 2 – how to take picturesque portraits. To continue watching all 5 videos in Selfie School, gain access to all of the other training, join this community group where you can ask questions and get answers, plus get a free Instagram critique exclusively for Inner Circle members. @JonathanTilley5

Learning

Watch a Chicken Embryo Change Into a Chicken in a Glass Egg. Never before have we seen the development of a chicken embryo with such transparency. This is a great K-12 science lesson. @SlivkiShowKuki

Virtual PD

Leadership/Parenting

How can schools make the most out of virtual PD? When creating a virtual professional development event, school leaders should design it to fit its unique intended purpose and not expect it to look the same as an in-person event. @shawnadelarosa @KatieNovakUDL @katiemartinedu @K12DiveNews @dvodicka

Inspirational/Funny Tweets

Bruce Lee@MFinley0311

Humor, Music, Cool Stuff

Have Your Mind Blown By This Last Of Its Kind Old-Timey Aerial Ropeway That Uses No Power. This is an excellent science lesson for upper elementary on up. @tomscott

Jooble

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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