Data Science Projects / Malware Document Comeback / Can a Robot Invent

Free Resources for Busy Parents and Educators Who Don’t Have as Much Time to Read and Surf as I Do

The Twitter names next to each link belong to the authors, publications, and the people who bring them to my attention.

Data Project
Solved end-to-end Data Science projects – Get ready to use Data Science projects for solving real-world business problems. @Iconiq

Malware Documents
Malware-loaded documents making a comeback. While cybercriminals are constantly looking for new ways to compromise IT systems, sometimes the old ways work just fine. @GrantGross @YahooNews @reach2ratan

Robot Inventor
Can a Robot Invent? The Fight Around AI and Patents Explained. Patent offices and courts around the world are being asked to tackle a similar question: can an artificial intelligence system qualify as an inventor for a patent? @BLaw @nigewillson

Facebook Leak

Social Media/Artificial Intelligence

Facebook Data Leak 2021: 7 Steps to Take If Your FB Account Is Hacked – You can also take proactive measures to ensure the safety of your account and the data in it. @iTechPost @Eli_Krumova @RedFox_App


Forty Fun Facts About Tesla Motors That Might Surprise You. There’s a lot of cool things about Elon Musk’s plucky electric car upstart that might surprise you. This is also a good science lesson. @Mrwhosetheboss

3 questions


Three Questions That Will Help School Leaders Navigate This Year – This simple framework gives administrators a way to help ensure that any changes made now will lead to measurable improvements. @bhodgesEDU @LainieRowell @edutopia @Rdene915 @LainieRowell

Inspirational/Funny Tweets

Game of Life@Susanjmccann

Humor, Music, Cool Stuff

May Baby – The Petersens Original (LIVE) – The lead singer is the youngest Petersen Julianne who is now in college. I feel like I’m watching her grow up. She is starting to sound like Nanci Griffith who recently passed. @thepetersens


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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