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Message to School Leaders
A Message to School Leaders – Here are both a message and recommendations based on what Eric Sheninger has witnessed and learned firsthand in schools since the onset of COVID-19. @E_Sheninger @ShellTerrell

AI grows Strawbetties
Here’s what happened when AI and humans met in a strawberry-growing contest. In Pinduoduo’s Smart Agriculture Competition, four technology teams competed with traditional farmers over four months to grow strawberries. @LLLloyd1 @wef

What is Bias?
What is bias?“Bias” is an overloaded term that means remarkably different things in different contexts. It is also something that you and your students should understand. @TDataScience @quaesita @HaroldSinnott @ipfconline1

Social/Mobile Media Education

Here’s a Way to Learn if Facial Recognition Systems Used Your Photos. An online tool targets only a small slice of what’s out there, but may open some eyes to how widely artificial intelligence research fed on personal images. @CadeMetz @kashhill @nytimes @HaroldSinnott @SpirosMargaris

New Dinosaur


Four-year-old girl discovers 220 million-year-old dinosaur footprint at a beach in Wales. The creature probably stood about 29.5 inches tall, was about 8 feet long, and walked on its two hind feet. Tell your kids to keep their eyes open. @Adela_Suliman @NBCNews @philshapiro

Hidden Anlysis


The Hidden Analysis Method for Comparing and Contrasting Two Tests – This site includes two inauguration poems that students can practice on. @cpoole27

Inspirational/Funny Tweets


Humor, Music, Cool Stuff

Couple Compares The Difference Between Living In A $40,000 And A $150,000 Van. You get a lot of convenience and features for the extra $110,000 but the cheap van does have some perks. Regardless, it will take you a long time to break even over hotel rooms. @karaandnate


Recent Book Summaries & My Podcast

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

The Hype Machine

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)

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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