First Quantum Computer / Hawaiian Dream Job / China’s High-Speed Rails

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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Quantum Computer
IBM’s first ‘retail’ quantum computer is headed to the Cleveland Clinic. The new tech could help with breakthroughs in genomics, single-cell transcriptomic, and population health. It’s not exactly a desktop, but this seems like really big news. @eightiethmnt @engadget

Hawaiian Dream Job
Hawaiian Dream Job – I’ve been to Hawaii and it is paradise. If you are looking for a teaching job give them a try. @HIDOE808 WEducationWeek

Here’s The Shocking Extent To Which China Has Out-Built Every Country In The World In High-Speed Rail. If you think the US can keep up with China you need to watch this. It’s an amazing eye-opener. @TheB1M

Public WiFi

Social Media/Artificial Intelligence

This Is What Hackers See When You Use The Public WiFi. Here is more detail from INC Magazine. @mattlinkert_ @anitacampbell @INC


To Scale: The Solar System – On a dry lakebed in Nevada, a group of friends builds the first scale model of the solar system with complete planetary orbits: a true illustration of our place in the universe. If you make the Earth your kids can do this in your neighborhood. Here is another scale model. @ramseymeyer @MarkRober

Cardboard Speed Challenge


The Cardboard Speed Challenge – From grocery garbage to shipping leftovers, there is cardboard surrounding us. Show us your cardboard creations (including corrugated, singly-ply tagboard, paper rolls, and more) for a chance to win a digital gift card in the Cardboard Speed Challenge. @askinstructable @instructables @rmbyrne

Inspirational/Funny Tweets

What Life's about@Imported_Fun @BMediaLLC

Humor, Music, Cool Stuff

Paul McCartney demonstrates the Mellotron. This 1960s instrument was ahead of it’s time. @motormouthmusic


Recent Book Summaries & My Podcast

Where Good Ideas Come From

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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