How to Stop Multitasking / Robot Dog Cop / Free Canva Tutorials

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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The Multitasking Myth: What It Means, Why it Hurts, How to Stop. Many experts agree that multitasking is actually an impossibility. We don’t really multitask–we simply switch between tasks very quickly. @Carol_Stephen @JeanetteJoy

Robot Cop
Is WiFido true blue or just a cop-out? This article presents the pros and cons of using robot dogs as police. Have your students read both sides and see which side they take. Give them a chance to do some critical thinking. Pat Smith and @christianbrits @nypost

19 Canva Tutorials for Teachers and Students – Certificates, Comics, and More. Canva is a graphic design platform. The platform is free to use and offers paid subscriptions. Users can also pay for physical products to be printed and shipped. @canva @MelanieCanva @rmbyrne

Responsible AI

Social Media/Artificial Intelligence

What successful drug development teaches us about responsible AI – Clinical research is not the only field that must consider how to structure studies, collect data and generalize the results. Almost all industries are considering and discussing the topic of responsible AI. @ConradoIna @SASSoftware @bexxmodd @IainLJBrown


Flashback Friday: Gut Dysbiosis – Starving Our Microbial Self – If you are looking for reasons why you need to eat more plant fiber you will find them here. Note: Dr. Doug is a vegan at home. He only eats animal products when they are served at friends’ houses. @nutrition_facts

Digital Learning


Six Digital storytelling tools for hybrid learning environments – As many educators are teaching remotely or in hybrid environments, we need to have multiple options for our students to be able to create and express what they are learning. @Rdene915 @neolms @Buncee @elementari_io @thriveinedu

Inspirational/Funny Tweets

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Humor, Music, Cool Stuff

Musician Play’s Jefferson Airplane’s ‘Somebody To Love’ On Gayageum, And It Totally Rocks. This is very cool. Go Luna!


Recent Book Summaries & My Podcast

Unwind Anxiety

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

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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