Digital Reading Strategies / Data Scientist Skills / Volunteer Teacher Corps

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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Digital Reading Strategies
Strategies to Help Students ‘Go Deep’ When Reading Digitally – Students are doing more reading on digital devices than they ever have before. Not only are many teachers using tablets and computers for classroom instruction, but many state tests are now administered on computers, adding incentive for teachers to teach digital reading strategies. @Kschwart @MindShiftKQED @SNewco @cultofpedagogy

Popular Programming Languages
What are the Skills Needed to Become a Data Scientist? The data science job market is far from saturated, with an estimated shortage of 190,000 specialists in the US only. @ValchanovIliya

VA Senators
Virginia Lawmakers Call for Volunteers to Fill Teacher Gap. Their proposal calls for largely unpaid volunteers to fill in for educators that can’t work in person during the COVID-19 pandemic. @ardzes @myVPM @Dunnavant4VA @ChapPetersen @bar_zie @JessicaHuseman

Social/Mobile Media Education

Spotify Will Let Employees Work From Anywhere They Do Their Best ‘Thinking And Creating.’ Spotify is proud to introduce Work From Anywhere, a new way of collaborating that allows Spotifiers to work from wherever they do their best thinking and creating. This could work for students too. @wecruitr_io @Forbes @Spotify


Human Population Through Time – It took 200,000 years for our human population to reach 1 billion—and only 200 years to reach 7 billion. But growth has begun slowing, as women have fewer babies on average. When will our global population peak? And how can we minimize our impact on Earth’s resources, even as we approach 11 billion? @AMNH


Asynchronous Learning Tips for Teachers – Asynchronous online activities features instructions, lessons, discussions, and presentations that occur at different times for each student. Teachers provide materials, instructions, lessons, and assignments that can be accessed over an extended period. @ShakeUpLearning

Inspirational/Funny Tweets

What Life Gives You@Ranal55

Humor, Music, Cool Stuff

Drone Footage Shows The Rare Sight Of 100 Manatees Hanging Out With Dolphins In Florida. I go to FLorida every and I love spotting manatees. @SeeThroughCanoe


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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