New Apple Hardware / Mars Copter 1st Flight / Improve Critical Thinking

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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Apple HQ
How to Watch Today’s Live Apple Event – It will be available at Apple.Com if you miss the live show. Look for some new hardware. @WIRED @Apple @Tyska @GettyImages

First Flight of the Ingenuity Mars Helicopter: Live from Mission Control – You can skip to the 37 minute mark for when the excitement begins. The joy that the team experiences during this “Wright Brothers Moment” is infections. @NASA @WIRED

Improve Critical Thinking
Three Simple Habits to Improve Your Critical Thinking – The good news is that critical thinking is a learned skill. Good teachers should be able to interpret this for their students. @BouyguesLee @HarvardBiz @pettet50

Smart Cities

Social Media/Artificial Intelligence

How AI will shape smart cities – Cities worldwide are not just growing, but also trying to reconfigure themselves for a sustainable future, with higher quality of life for every citizen. @ITU @RagusoSergio @ITUstandards



10 Types of Innovation: The Art of Discovering a Breakthrough Product – After examining over 2,000 business innovations throughout history, Doblin uncovered that most breakthroughs don’t necessarily stem from engineering inventions or rare discoveries. Share with business teachers and students you know. @jeff_desjardins @VisualCap @mvollmer1 @globaliqx @fabri


The Myth of Learning Loss – Is the fear learning loss causing us to rush for answers responding to the wrong question? @ktenkely

Inspirational/Funny Tweets

Love Without Judgement@LEAD_Coalition

Humor, Music, Cool Stuff

Google Earth’s New Timelapse Feature Shows the Effects of Climate Change. Google has partnered with the CREATE Lab at Carnegie Mellon University to debut the biggest update to the Google Earth platform in years: a timelapse function that shows how much the Earth and its climate have changed between 1984 and 2021. @petapixel


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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