Remember Anything / Kindness Questions / Self-Driving Car Future

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.

Remember Anything
How to Trick Your Brain into Remembering Almost Anything – Four-time USA Memory Champion Nelson Dellis and psychological scientist Julia Shaw explain how to boost your memory skills. @mattsreynolds1 @WIRED

Seven Questions to Reflect on Kindness – Kindness is more than being nice. It’s great to do nice things for people, and that’s certainly part of being kind. But true kindness goes deeper. @DavidGeurin @schug_dennis

Self Driving Cars
Forget Tesla: Experts say these four tech companies are the future of self-driving cars. WE WERE PROMISED SELF-DRIVING CARS before the end of the last decade, and those predictions are turning out to be wildly, hilariously wrong. @inversedotcom @PawlowskiMario @JeroenBartelse

3D Animation

Social Media/Artificial Intelligence

Laptops for 3D Animators: How to Choose the Right One. The configuration must be powerful as the applications required for the job are very demanding like Blender, Autodesk Maya, Autodesk 3DS Max, Adobe Illustrator, etc. Here are a few laptop options to choose from for beginners to experts. Note that prices are in Indian Rupees which are 74.6 to the US dollar today (7/4/2021) @CIOL_NEWS @dhinakaranrajan @anilchop @tgeorgeCMR @srs14295

Which Crops


Which Crops Can Survive Drought? The technique can be used to track how water flows through plants—which could be key to breeding more resilient crops in an increasingly hot, dry climate. @Keith_Gillogly @WIRED

Comp Sci for All


Computer Science for ALL? For people who believe in this it has been slow to happen. @jennoldham @LarryCuban

Inspirational/Funny Tweets

Agony of Change@Gapingvoid

Humor, Music, Cool Stuff

The Lost Art of Reading Nature’s Signs: Use Outdoor Clues to Find Your Way, Predict the Weather, Locate Water, Track Animals―and Other Forgotten Skills – Grab this inexpensive paperback if you are visiting nature this summer. @NaturalNav


Recent Book Summaries & My Podcast

Weapons of Mass Instruction

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
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

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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