Fun Activities in the Snow / Teacher Wellness Plan / AI Home Gadgets

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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Fun Activities for Snowy Days – Here we are talking about being outside in the snow. Learn to build a snow cave or an igloo among other things. @rmbyrne @novapbs @BoysLifeTO @MotherEarthNews @Harriso21437267

Healthy Teachers Create Healthy Students. This organization has a wellness plan for teachers. The first 30 days are free. @wEDUness

Top five AI gadgets for your home – AI is an incredible technology that can improve your daily life. We’ve rounded up the best five AI gadgets to purchase this year for safety benefits and daily improvements. @gadgetflow @nigewillson

Ed Videos

Social/Mobile Media Education

The Benefits of Using Educational Videos in the Classroom – The use of videos and audiovisual materials in the classroom enhances the creativity and attention of students and leads to direct results in learning. @elesapiens



Forget Blood—Your Skin Might Know If You’re Sick. This glowing microneedle test could catalyze a transition from blood-based diagnostics to a stick-on patch. I like that medical tests are becoming less invasive. @laxmevy @WIRED


What type of educator are you? We’ve done some cool research and found that educators fall into three types. Once we know yours, we can send you personalized advice and content that will help you be the best educator you can be. I took it and was considered to be a lead learner. @markbarnes19

Inspirational/Funny Tweets

A Year from Today


Humor, Music, Cool Stuff

Icelandic standup about Nordic neighbours in general and Finnish language in particular. As a Swedish American who can speak Swedish to some extent I loved this. Non-Scandinavians might like it too. An Icelandic comic performs in English to a Nordic audience whilst speaking Icelandic, Norwegian, Swedish, Finnish, and Danish while remaining funny to all nations. Great stuff.


Recent Book Summaries & My Podcast

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

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: 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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