Should Students Repeat? / Collaborative Brainstorming / AI in Education

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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Repeating Students
Tens of Thousands of Students May Have to Repeat a Grade. Should They? It’s a choice an unusually high number of principals, district leaders, and parents anticipate making, despite warnings in stacks of research that it often doesn’t help—and can harm—children. @cgewertz @EDUCATIONWEEK

A Collaborative Brainstorming and Voting Tool – No Registration Required – In this short video Richard Byrne provides a demonstration of how Brainstormer works. The video includes the perspective of a teacher using it and the perspective of a student using Brainstormer. @rmbyrne

Five Main Roles of Artificial Intelligence in Education – Whether it’s digital marketing or real estate, AI has revolutionized just about every sector and the education sector is not an exception. @FENews @chidambara09 @nordicinst


Social Media/Artificial Intelligence

Social Media Hacking – What is Phishing? The aim of this article is to make you aware of how this works in real life so that you prevent yourself and your friends from this hack. That means, this is for educational purposes only, and be ethical. @jhankar_mahbub @Programming1Pro @bexxmodd

Version Zero


Version Zero by David Yoon – From the brilliant mind of New York Times bestselling author David Yoon comes a lightning-fast and scorchingly observant thriller about how we can save ourselves from the very real perils of a virtual world. @davidyoon

Ed-tech strategies


Five key strategies for tracking ed-tech’s impact – Leaders in North Carolina’s Union County Public Schools found a way to stanch a potential flood of ed-tech tools during COVID’s outset, says Casey Rimmer, the director of innovation. Here’s how they did it. @RimmerEdTech @DA_magazine

Inspirational/Funny Tweets

Sun and Moon


Humor, Music, Cool Stuff

Could You Live Inside New York City’s Smallest Apartment? Get ready to see places with less than 200 square feet. Time for a reality check on NYC real estate. @erikconover


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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