Next Gen Robots / Sexist Online Translators / Nurse Practitioners

Free Resources for Busy Parents and Educators Who Don’t Have as Much Time to Read and Surf as I Do

The Twitter names next to each link belong to the authors, publications, and the people who bring them to my attention.

Boston Dynammics
The Next Generation of Robots – Boston Dynamics gave 60 Minutes a rare look into how it created some of the most agile robots in the world. It starts with “Behind the Scenes” and then offers the longer 60 Minutes bit. @kzubrow @60minutes @BostonDynamics @andersoncooper @Levatas

Online Translators
Online translators are sexist – here’s how we gave them a little gender sensitivity training. The artificial intelligence (AI) behind them is far from perfect, often replicating rather than rejecting the biases that exist within a language or a society. @mlamonica @ConversationUK @ConversationUS

Nurse Practitioners
One Solution to the Long-Term Care Crisis: Nurse Practitioners. I have had very good experiences with nurse practitioners. Be sure to give them a chance if you can. @HealthyDebate @FamilyCouncils @picardonhealth

COVID Passport

Social Media/Artificial Intelligence

Covid-19 Vaccine Passports Are Coming. What Will That Mean? I’ve got mine, but I’m not sure what I can use it for. @marynmck @WIRED @EmoryCSHH


NASA Has a Plan to Punch an Asteroid With a Spaceship to Protect Earth. Planetary astronomer Andy Rivkin talks to VICE News about the first flight demonstration of planetary defense, called the Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART) mission. @beckyferreira @asrivkin @VICE

Space Tech


Six Space Technologies We Can Use to Improve Life on Earth – Danielle Wood leads the Space Enabled research group at the MIT Media Lab, where she works to tear down the barriers that limit the benefits of space exploration to only the few, the rich or the elite. Share with female and minority students you know. @space_enabled @ejrnyc @medialab

Inspirational/Funny Tweets


Baby Birds

Humor, Music, Cool Stuff

How About Some Baby Bird Phots? In addition to being extremely cute, these are outstanding photos. @KennKaufman @audubonsociety


Recent Book Summaries & My Podcast

Where Good Ideas Come From

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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