Creativity and Exercise / AI Predicts COVID Deaths / Cool Teen Project

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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Creativity and Exercise
Can Exercise Make You More Creative? To spur innovation and ideas, try taking a walk. You do want creative kids, don’t you? @GretchenReynold @nytimes

AI program claims to predict COVID-19 death rate with 90 percent accuracy. A team of Danish researchers claims that artificial intelligence software they have developed can predict – with 90 percent accuracy – whether an uninfected person will die from COVID-19. @ysteinbuch @EurekAlert @KU_GlobalHealth

Coronavirus News: Long Island teen creates crafts program for kids in homeless shelters. A Long Island teen went from being “lonely and bored” at the start of the pandemic, to busy when she launched “Craft With Me.” What can your teen do? @LaurenGlassberg @ABC7NY

Social/Mobile Media Education

Unforgettable: How to Craft Meaningful, Memorable Units with Project Based Learning Webinar – This is a replay of a webinar I attended recently. @ThePBLN

Vaccines by State


See How the Vaccine Rollout Is Going in Your State – This interactive map compares % first dose and % second dose for each state. @CDCgov @nytimes


Five Tactics School Admins Can Use to Support Remote and Hybrid Learning – An understanding of both technical and leadership needs will help administrators make the most of an ongoing, but still difficult, situation. @ErnieSmithAN @EdTech_K12 @AssociationsNow

Inspirational/Funny Tweets

Believe in yourself@tim_fargo

Humor, Music, Cool Stuff

Here’s How Frigging Cold It Is In Minnesota Right Now. You know it’s cold when a roll of toilet paper can stand on its own. If you live where it gets cold you and your kids can try this. At the end there are more videos in this series. @MinnesotaColdTv


Recent Book Summaries & My Podcast

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

The Hype Machine

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)

The Knowledge GAP: The Hidden Cause of America’s Broken Education System and How to Fix It by Natalie Wexler

Upstream: How to Solve Problems Before They Happen by Dan Heath

Innovate Inside the Box: Empowering Learners Through UDL and the Innovator’s Mindset by George Couros with Katie Novak

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