Digital Citizenship Handbook / Leadership Skills to Practice / Female Robots Seem More Human

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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Being a Child in the Age of Technology – Check out a Digital Citizenship Handbook. It is intended for teachers and parents, education decision-makers, and platform providers alike. @coe @EducatorsTech @MrJesseBraden

Leadershop Practice
The Six Fundamental Skills Every Leader Should Practice – The best way to develop proficiency in leadership is not just through reading books and going to training courses, but even more through real experience and continual practice. @brookmanville @rashkenas @HarvardBiz @lkafle @bimedotcom

Female Robots Are Seen as Being the Most Human. Why? Researchers investigate why feminine robots and AI systems, such as Siri and Alexa, are considered to be more humanistic than their male counterparts. @NeuroscienceNew @nigewillson @nigewillson

Instagram 13

Social Media/Artificial Intelligence

Experts Condemn Facebook’s Under-13 Instagram Plan. U.K. children’s rights advocates have written to Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, urging him to scrap a version of Instagram that reportedly is in development for children under 13. What do you and your kids think? @RobertJBateman @digitalprivacy

Top Languages


The World’s Top Ten Most Spoken Languages – With over 1.1 billion speakers worldwide, English is currently the closest we’ve come to a lingua franca, a common language that connects people from different backgrounds. @VisualCap @nancyrubin

PBL in Math


Don’t ‘Make the Math Classroom a Project-Based-Learning-Free Zone’. Most math classes I’ve seen this year are right out of the 19th century. They don’t have to be. @Larryferlazzo @EducationWeek

Inspirational/Funny Tweets


Humor, Music, Cool Stuff

Covid-19 Vaccination Race: Top Countries by Number of People Vaccinated – This lasts eight minutes, but it’s interesting to watch which countries have the best percent vaccinated on the right. @StatsGlobal @musoscientific


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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