Robot Doctors / Unlock Your iPhone’s Lasers / Why India & China Have So Many People

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Robot Doctors
Robot doctors take over hospitals to reduce COVID spread. Dr. Spot, a dog-like mobile robot programmed to triage hospital patients, is the newest front-line health-care worker to join the fight against COVID-19. @cgtraverso @nypost

Here’s How You Unlock The Secret Lasers In Your iPhone. If you have a phone that’s an iPhone 10 or later, there are actually tiny infrared lasers in your phone that help with the phone’s facial recognition. @theactionlabman

Why Do India And China Have So Many People? This is good for upper elementary on up. @MinuteEarth @UMNews @TerraPopulus

Social Media/Artificial Intelligence

Your iPhone has a hidden document scanner. Here’s how to use it. Don’t fret the next time you’re asked to scan a document — just pick up your iPhone or iPad. @MrCippy @SydneyAmajor @CNET @WorkBeyondMac

Change in trips


These 10 charts show how Covid has changed the way Americans earn, spend and save money. You will have to scroll down a bit to see the charts, but they are very interesting. @SCHMIDTKIERSTEN @CNBCMakeIt


What The Efficacy Rates Of The COVID-19 Vaccines Really Mean – @Maddie_Marshall @QueKmas @AmeshAA

Inspirational/Funny Tweets


Humor, Music, Cool Stuff

Here’s A High Adrenaline Video Of A Paraglider Dropping Onto A Ski Slope. Red Bull athlete Valentin Delluc makes a visit to a ski resort in the most badass way possible. This is unbelievable action and drone video. @ValentinDelluc @redbull


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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