Monitoring Students with Loaned Devices / Star Wars vs. Math Video / A New TikTok Challenge

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Monitoring Students
Borrowed a School Laptop? Mind Your Open Tabs. Students—many from lower-income households—were likely to use school-issued devices for remote learning. But the devices often contained monitoring software. @sidneyfussell @WIRED

Here’s A Time Lapse Of A Student With ADHD Watching A Math Instructional Video Versus Watching A “Star Wars” Video, And The Difference Is Stark. If only we could make math seem more like “Star Wars.” @UCF

Flipping the Script on the TikTok Challenge – Rather than vandalism, challenge students to recording something nice on TikTok. @drneilgupta @WCSDistrict @DrPowersKHS

8 Tips

Social Media/Artificial Intelligence

Combating the Problems With Facebook and Instagram: Eight Tips for Teachers – How can educators help ensure their students are armed with the tools they need to protect themselves and others when using these platforms? @kbushweller @AlysonRKlein @educationweek


Backyard Scientist Demonstrates How To Float A 110-Pound Anvil In A Pool Of Liquid Mercury. Any time you want to teach about density get this video out. Have your kids look up the densities of mercury and iron. @ChemicalKevy

New Assessments


How edtech helps students demonstrate learning in more than one way – Our decisions need to focus on helping students by designing assessments and ways to show what they have learned while also promoting voice and choice in learning. @Rdene915 @neolms @mjmcalliwrites

Inspirational/Funny Tweets


Humor, Music, Cool Stuff

Daniel Craig Answers Questions About James Bond 007. This video is eight minutes of the kind of questions I would like to ask. @GQMagazine @Daniel_CraigFan


Recent Book Summaries & My Podcast


Noise: A Flaw In Human Judgement by Daniel Kahneman, Oliver Sibony, & Cass Sunstein

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
Listen 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

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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