Ed-Tech Pandemic Lessons / Smartphone Metals / Future Department Stores

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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Pandemic Lessons
Five important ed-tech lessons schools are learning from the pandemic – Why the kind of devices distributed to students matter just as much as getting those devices into their hands – @Zalaznick @DA_magazine

Smartphone Metals
Visualizing the Critical Metals in a Smartphone – Share this with science and social studies students and teachers you know. @BrunoVenditti2 @bimedotcom @tobiaskintzel @VisualCap

Dept Store
Amazon’s Department Store Of The Future Could Look Like These Three Scenarios. Last week’s reports of Amazon planning to enter the department store game sent shockwaves through the retail community. @OmniTalk @Forbes @ProfRetail @StevenPDennis

SM Scheduling

Social Media/Artificial Intelligence

Why Social Media Scheduling Works – The biggest mistake that brands and businesses make on social media is to think of it as a set it and forget it system. @cktechconnect @aDolphinCries @@SocialDraftApp



Investor’s guide to electric vehicle ETFs – The transportation industry is in the middle of a massive transformation that could potentially bring trillions of dollars to the global economy. At the center of this shift are electric vehicles (EVs), where the products are designed to be more energy-efficient and connected than traditional automobiles. @GiovannyMoreano @Bankrate @Genpact



Digital transformation fatigue: six ways to fight it now – The pandemic only exacerbated the risk of digital transformation burnout for teams that logged long hours to deliver critical capabilities at warp speed. Fight fatigue using these strategies. @4enterprisers @chidambara09 @machinelearnTec

Inspirational/Funny Tweets



Humor, Music, Cool Stuff

10,000 women die in car crashes each year because of bad design. Men are more likely to cause crashes, but women are more likely to die in them. That’s because car manufacturers have no incentive to safely design vehicles for women—and that has to change. @hanaschank @FastCompany


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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