IBM’s 1st Quantum Computer / AI Changes Real Estate / How Teachers Can Recharge

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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Quantum Computer
IBM unveils first quantum computer in Germany. It is Germany’s first quantum computer, and it is capable of bending the laws of physics and computing in order to work. IBM hopes to have a quantum computer that is 37 times faster in two years. @dwnews @ibm @nigewillson

AI & Real Estate
How AI Is Changing The Real Estate Landscape – Artificial intelligence is disrupting the global real estate industry. Most of the high-end realtors are now incorporating data pipelines and algorithms into their decision-making process, and the results are telling. @Analyticsindiam @mlamons1

Six Ways for Teachers to Recharge in the Summer – How can you maximize our summer days to help us buy back time during the year when we need it? @DyanBranstetter @artsintegration @EducatorsTech @SELearningEDU


Social Media/Artificial Intelligence

Twitter now lets iOS users easily share tweets as Instagram Stories. The feature works using the iOS share sheet: just tap the share icon underneath any tweet, and select “Instagram Stories” from the list of apps. @JonPorty @verge


Forget Mars. What if we terraformed Venus? This is a cool science lesson that should interest students from upper elementary on up. @Kurz_Gesagt @KendyllHillegas


Five Reasons Leaders Need Time Out – In working with leaders and facilitating leadership programs, one of the key things we hear is from people regularly is that leaders are increasingly critically time-poor, and that is not going to be a surprise to you. @CardinalRos

Inspirational/Funny Tweets

Surround Yourself@smgaillard @moore_magnet


Humor, Music, Cool Stuff

The Winners Of The 2021 Audubon Photography Awards Are Breathtaking. After months of quarantining inside many North Americans have taken up bird-watching as a hobby. Many of these birders have been lucky to take some eye-popping photographs of our feathered friends. @jamescrugnale @audubonsociety


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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