Machine Learning 101 / The Davos Agenda / How to Feel Better

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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Machine Learning 101
Machine Learning 101: Ten Projects For High School Students To Get Started – If you are a high-schooler and want to pursue a career in emerging technologies like machine learning and deep learning, it’s critical to have a first-hand experience of the concepts. These also look like fun projects. @huvjgemtun @epuujee @Deep_In_Depth @bexxmodd @GuidoKerkhof

Davos Agenda
These are the top impacts from The Davos Agenda. Read down to scan the topic headlines before you get lost in the weeds. These are the items that are capturing the focus of world leaders. @kirstensalyer @wef @PVynckier

How to Feel Better Now – Try one of these scientifically-backed techniques to get a quick mood boost. @PsychToday @TariqAAHassan

Social/Mobile Media Education

Bumble will ban users for being ‘fat-phobic’ or ‘transphobic’. The company announced Wednesday that the app would begin throwing out members caught using “language that can be deemed fat-phobic, ableist, racist, colorist, homophobic or transphobic.” This could be a good class discussion article. @mshannahsparks @nypost @bumble


Fifty Cognitive Biases in the Modern World – You need to be aware of biases if you want to be your best or at least better. They show up a lot in the literature I read. @VisualCap @Nicochan33 @RicardoSGulko @PawlowskiMario


Four At-home Science Experiments for Kids – SciShow Kids channel on YouTube. It regularly features science experiments that are perfect for young kids to do at home with the help of their parents. @rmbyrne @SciShowKids

Inspirational/Funny Tweets

Believe in Someone@BethFratesMD

Humor, Music, Cool Stuff

How Far Can An Aluminum Foil Airplane Fly If You Add a Motor? This is very good practical science lesson. @theactionlabman


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

The Hype Machine

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

Innovate Inside the Box: Empowering Learners Through UDL and the Innovator’s Mindset by George Couros with Katie Novak

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