Shower Without Soap / DYI Air Purifier / Psychologists and AI

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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Shower Without Soap
What Would Happen If You Never Showered With Soap? Learn what soap does and how you can live without it. @WeAreMel @delia_cai @fillegrossiere

Indoor Air Expert Tests The Most Popular Air Purifiers On The Market To See Which Cleans The Air The Best. You can go to the 18-minute mark to learn how to make your own air purifier that out-performs some of the commercial ones tested here. You can also learn why humidifiers and essential oil diffusers are not recommended. @nilkoksalcbc @cbcmarketplace @CBC @cbcgem

Psychologists and AI
Are Psychologists The Next Target For AI & Machine Learning? Ask yourself and your students about this before you read it. The answer might surprise you. @analyticsinme @machinelearnTec @MargaretSiegien @PawlowskiMario

Social/Mobile Media Education

The Four Major Trends Leading The Health Tech Industry – With the increasing demand and incorporation of technology in every field, the health tech industry has the most to gain. @automeme @machinelearnTec @Artific_Intell @Ronald_vanLoon @mvollmer1 @enricomolinari @HeinzVHoenen


Why Are American Homes So Much Less Sturdy Compared To Other Places? Here’s why American homes are so flimsy despite not being that old. Can your students answer this before they watch? @iamjohntejada @Zomb_Queen @Carl_E_Mueller @cheddar @TheAtlantic @Medium


Anxiety over Pandemic Learning Loss by Alfie Kohn – This article originally appeared in the Boston Globe on September 6, 2020. It, along with much of Kohn’s other work, is also available on his website, @alfiekohn @LarryCuban

Inspirational/Funny Tweets

Why we walk


Humor, Music, Cool Stuff

Please Please Me by the very young Bee Gees – Barry is the tall one and the one who is still alive. The twines are Robin on the left and Maurice on the right. @GibbBarry


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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