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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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Vaccine after COVID
Why you should get a COVID-19 vaccine – even if you’ve already had the coronavirus – Immunity after infection is unpredictable. @ConversationUS

Top Websites
The 50 Most Visited Websites in the World – If you spend any time online, it’s likely you’re familiar with some of the world’s most visited websites. On today’s internet, a handful of giants have unmatched dominance. @dorothyneufeld @VisualCap @HarbRimah @globaliqx

Biden Administration’s Broken Promise: Schools Must Give Standardized Tests This Spring. This is hugely disappointing, first, because it is a broken promise; second, because it imposes standardized testing in the midst of a pandemic when access to education has been grossly uneven and unequal; third, because it diverts the attention of teachers and students to a meaningless exercise. @DianeRavitch @StevenSinger3 @Ro12Two @JoeBiden @POTUS

Social Media/Artificial Intelligence

Sonoma County to Add Artificial Intelligence for Fires. Sonoma County officials say they will add artificial intelligence technology to help fight wildfires with a 24-7 monitor to track fire outbreaks. @OlgaRRod @nbcbayarea @bexxmodd @IainLJBrown

Games & Health


Five Games That Could Improve Your Health – Research proves several benefits linked to gaming. @alex_kid7 @superjumpmag


What’s the Purpose of K-12 Education in the Age of Automation? For the past decade, schools have placed significant emphasis on getting students ready for careers. The problem is that it’s not clear what kind of jobs will be available in ten or 20 years. @AlysonRKlein @educationweek

Inspirational/Funny Tweets

Leadership Illustration@nancyrubin

Humor, Music, Cool Stuff

Someone Unearthed This Video Of Ronnie O’Sullivan Making The World’s Fastest Maximum Snooker Break. Sinking the 7-ball (black) after each red ball and then running the other balls in order yields 147 points, which is the maximum. This is rare. @ronnieo147 @RileyBCE @Eurosport @affinitybyserif


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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