Drones Fly Themselves / AI & Citizens Help with Conservation / Farming Robot

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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Level 4 aerial autonomy: Drones can now fly themselves. Firm achieves the highest level of aerial autonomy yet documented. Why that’s a game-changer. @gcnichs @ZDNet @trlyadventurous

Digital Whale
The Amazing Ways “Wild Me” Uses Artificial Intelligence And Citizen Scientists To Help With Conservation – Thanks to the efforts of the non-profit organization Wild Me, the gargantuan task of wildlife preservation is getting a much-needed assist from citizen scientists who photograph and video wildlife when traveling the world, plus high-tech solutions such as cloud computing, artificial intelligence, and machine vision. @BernardMarr @Forbes

Farming RObot
New Farming Robot Uses AI to Kill 100,000 Weeds per Hour. The autonomous weeder could soon replace weed laborers with high-power lasers. @IntEngineering #LoukiaPapadopoulos

Mirror Image

Social Media/Artificial Intelligence

Filters That Invert Your Face Are Everywhere. Here’s Why It Looks So Weird. TikTok and Zoom allow us to reverse the mirror image we see in our selfie cameras, and it’s freaking everyone out. @hannahsmothers_ @vice

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The Percentage Of Each State’s Population That Lives In The Capital City, Visualized – Any classes dealing with US geography should find this to be a useful resource. @pang_chieh


The go-to interview question Facebook’s head of global recruiting always asks—and how to answer it – ‘On your very best day, that day that you went home and you were air-punching thinking that was the best day ever, what did you do?’” @ClassicalyCourt @CNBC

Inspirational/Funny Tweets

Angry quote@LifeWithJohn

Humor, Music, Cool Stuff

This Guy Brilliantly Reimagined What ‘Don’t Stop Believin” Would Sound Like If Performed By Blink-18 rather than Journey. This one-man band if fun to listen to even if you aren’t familiar with Blink-182. @alexmelton @blink182


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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