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Dog Walking
Here Are Fast-Growing Jobs For The Future. As the American population gets older and technology continues to dominate, there will be a plethora of new, exciting, and high-paying opportunities in these sectors. @wecruitr_io @Forbes @SitAtTheTable

Tech Trends
Five emerging trends to drive tech innovation for the next decade – Gartner has identified social distancing technologies, composable enterprise, AI-assisted design, differential privacy and biodegradable sensors as the five key emerging trends that will drive technology innovation over the next decade. @ishers123 @InformationAge @Gartner_inc

Learn to Code: What’s the Best Programming Language to Learn First? Whether you’re looking to build an app for a hobby, improve your career prospects or have a great startup idea learning to code is going to be an important skill to develop. @makeawebsitehub @YvesMulkers @Sheraj99

Social/Mobile Media Education

Twenty Ways to Use Google Drawings in the Classroom
Google Drawings is a hidden treasure! In this post and episode, Kasye Bell gives you Ways to Use Google Drawings in the Classroom and beyond. @ShakeUpLearning



Veganuary, the 1-Month Veganism Challenge, Exceeds a Half-Million Participants. The surge of interest in this annual event is attributed partly to the pandemic. Also, see my summary of How Not to Die if you want more reasons to eat plants. @feistyredhair @Treehugger


Nine Neat NASA Resources for Students and Teachers – This is an update from a post that Richard Byrne did nine years ago. @rmbyrne @teach42 @NASA

Inspirational/Funny Tweets

Herny Ford@imtorsten

Humor, Music, Cool Stuff

Here’s The Definitive Best Way To Dice An Onion. New and experienced cooks should enjoy this. I cook a lot and I liked it. @EthanChleb

Recent Book Summaries & My Podcast

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

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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