Online Ed Isn’t the Sideshow / Free Design Tools / Consumer Trends for 2021

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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Online Ed
Online Education Isn’t the Sideshow. It’s the Main Event. There are now 700 universities working with 200 partners to deliver high-quality online learning to students. That’s only going to grow and expand in the K-12 market. @chippaucek @EdSurge @michaelbhorn @bar_zie @juandoming @gpmt @dougpete @shareaholic

Six Free Graphic Design Tools For Entrepreneurs At No Risk – They are also good for students and teachers. Canva is the real deal here. @apollineadiju @canva

Performance Marketers Need to Watch These 5 Consumer Trends in 2021. Consumers should watch them too. After a year of chaos and uncertainty, these are some of the interests and behaviors that are here to stay. @hawthornecastro @Adweek @TrippBraden

Social/Mobile Media Education

Flash is finally dead. Here’s how to remove it from your computer. The end of 2020 was seen as a positive for many, but it was bittersweet in at least one way: Adobe finally, officially killed Flash Player. @DanzadanceOrg @mashable

Archaeology Data

Learning

Archaeology is going digital to harness the power of Big Data. Combining traditional “pick and trowel” field work with a sweeping birds-eye view. @JenLucPiquant @arstechnica

Leadership/Parenting

Music and Dementia – You can listen to this 11-minute podcast or read the transcript. @piponthecommons @DrHubaEvaluator @LEAD_Coalition @TemmeMeil

Inspirational/Funny Tweets

Good Laugh@LifeWithJohn

Humor, Music, Cool Stuff

How Do We Keep Track Of Time On Mars? A Martian day is 42.5 seconds longer than and Earth day. How would visitors from Earth deal with that? @RealLifeLore22 @brilliantorg

My Podcast & Recent Book Summaries

No Bullies
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

Jabbadu2
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

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

Boys and Sex: Young Men on Hookups, Love, Porn, Consent, and Navigating the New Masculinity by Peggy Orenstein

IEP & Section 504 Team Meetings…and the Law by Miriam Kurtzig Freedman

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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