Forbidding Fall Remote Learning / COVID-Era IT Concerns / mRNA’s Promise

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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Remote Learning
Forbidding Remote Learning: Why Some Schools Won’t Offer a Virtual Option This Fall. Are schools are being shortsighted; without a robust remote option? What is your district doing? @cgewertz @EducationWeek

IT Concerns
Ed-tech equity: Leaders confront 10 COVID-era IT concerns – Almost all leaders surveyed said ed-tech equity is a top priority though their ranks remain overwhelmingly white and mostly male. @DA_magazine @TDOttawa


Now proven against coronavirus, mRNA can do so much more. The messenger RNA, or mRNA, platform may be new to the global public, but it’s a technology that researchers had been betting on for decades. Now those bets are paying off, and not just by turning back a pandemic that killed millions in just a year. @maggiemfox @CNN @Rjrhotmailcom2 @ellenthoen

STEM Student

Social Media/Artificial Intelligence

Young STEM Student Uses Artificial Intelligence To Help Emerging Nations. In emerging markets, many health and economic problems are related to access to clean water and sanitation infrastructure. This causes issues related to hygiene, pollution, agriculture, diseases, food, and education. ISEF competitor Arya Tschand, 17, from Marlboro, New Jersey, has seen these problems first hand. @Forbes @bexxmodd


Mini Countries Abroad: How Embassies Work – This is an excellent social studies lesson. Share with social studies students and teachers you know. @wendoverpro @audible_com

The Georges


What I Learned About Education by Losing 100 Pounds – This is one of George Couros’ best posts. Be sure to read the comment I left if you want some more diet/exercise/weight loss advice. @gcouros

Inspirational/Funny Tweets

Risk the Fall@Ranal55

Humor, Music, Cool Stuff

Sommelier Explains All The Red Flags You Should Look Out For On Red Wine Labels. I am a serious wino and this looks like a good “Wine Labels for Dummies” video. @MaisonNoirWines @bonappetit


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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