Language Learning Games / Armed Services Test Prep / Richest Countries Mapped

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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Language Games
Twelve Fun Speaking Games for Language Learners – These are activities that will get students talking in a language they’re still learning. @TeacherDianeESL @edutopia @Faten_Romdhani


2021 Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery ASVAB tests – This is an ad for a test prep service. I’m not being compensated for this. I’m running it as this is the first time I knew such a product existed. @udemy @Udemy_Coupons1

Rich Countries
Mapped: The 25 Richest Countries in the World – This is per capita ranking. Are you surprised who came in first? I was there in 1989 at the start of that year’s Tour De France. @VisualCap @mvollmer1

Clean Up

Social Media/Artificial Intelligence

How to Clean Up Your Old Social Media Posts – These tips will help you safely tidy up your Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram accounts—or give your profile a fresh start. @davidnield @WIRED


Watch a Drone Swarm Fly Through a Fake Forest Without Crashing. Each copter doesn’t just track where the others are. It constantly predicts where they’ll go. You have to scroll down a bit to find the video. @laxmevy @DFloreano @EnricaSoria @WIRED

Evidence Based


What Does It Mean to Call a Program ‘Evidence-Based’ Anyway? There’s a good reason not to stop after finding a single positive study. @EdResearcher @EducationWeek

Inspirational/Funny Tweets

Ordinary thing elevated@Gapingvoid


Humor, Music, Cool Stuff

Somebody Captured A Solar Eclipse That Occured Mid-Flight, And It’s Breathtaking To See.@konstructivizm


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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