Five Tech Commandments / Standardized Tests Still On / 3D Printed House

Free Resources for Busy Parents and Educators Who Don’t Have as Much Time to Read and Surf as I Do

The Twitter names next to each link belong to the authors, publications, and the people who bring them to my attention.

Digital Life
Five Tech Commandments to a Safer Digital Life – We can survive a world of ever-changing tech if we remember these principles. @bxchen @nytimes

Cardona Keeps Tough Stance on State Tests as He Focuses on School Reopenings. This is a big disappointment for me. How about you? @AndrewUjifusa @EvieBlad @EducationWeek

3D house
Homeless man becomes the first person to live in a 3D-printed house. On the outskirts of Austin, Texas, 70-year-old Shea has settled into his 400-square-foot home constructed by 3-D printing. His new home is situated in the Community First! Village site. @MaryKJacob @brannonveal @nypost

iPhone fire

Social Media/Artificial Intelligence

Teen suffers severe burns after iPhone charger allegedly catches fire on bed. Let your kids know that they shouldn’t sleep with their smartphone, especially if they are charging. @jampressltd @nypost


How to measure how much pee is in your pool – This is a very good science lesson that should interest most students. @MarkRober

Virus anxiety


Don’t Go Down a Coronavirus Anxiety Spiral. Here’s what you can do to relieve your worries, while still keeping you and your family safe. This is also good advice for leaders. @lmatsakis @weird

Inspirational/Funny Tweets

Human Being@chrishowardlive

Humor, Music, Cool Stuff

Top 10 Eurovision Song Contest Songs – Go to Youube and search “Eurovision 2021″ to find the current song from your favorite country. @Eurovision @WatchMojo


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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