How CRISPR Works / What Babies Think / Finding A Vaccine Appointment

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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How CRISPR lets you edit DNA – Learn how this new tool works in a few minutes. @AndreaHenlePhD @escooler

What Babies Think
What Do Babies Think? – “Babies and young children are like the R&D division of the human species,” says psychologist Alison Gopnik. Her research explores the sophisticated intelligence-gathering and decision-making that babies are really doing when they play. @AlisonGopnik @TEDTalks

Get a Vaccine
How to Find a Covid-19 Vaccine Appointment in Your Area – Vaccination rollout has been a challenge across the US. These tips should help you figure out when you’re eligible, where to go, and what to expect. @wired

Social Media/Artificial Intelligence

Liftoff: Japan’s ambitious flying-car plan – The Japanese government is pouring money into the development of flying cars with aims of commercializing the futuristic mode of transportation as soon as 2023. @vtanger @futurism @automeme @enricomolinari @wef @enricomolinari


A Sweet Science Project – Is it time to make some rock candy with your kids> @SciShowKids @rmbyrne



The Big Pandemic Tech Challenge: Reliable, High-Quality Internet Experiences for All – The first step to ensuring students can successfully engage in learning from home is providing them with the technology tools they need to connect. @MarkALieberman @educationweek

Inspirational/Funny Tweets

Watch the clouds@actionhappiness


Humor, Music, Cool Stuff

Add microgreens to every meal. – Just add water once and harvest in a week. This is a good activity for kids. @hamama_greens


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


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)

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

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