Sleep and Memory / Making Memes / Is AI Making Us Lazy

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.

Sleep & Memory
Scientists Trace The Intricate Oscillations Our Brains Use to ‘Save’ Memories in Sleep. There’s already a strong link between sleep and memory, and scientists have just found out more about how that relationship works. @davidnield @ScienceAlert

Grumpy Cat
Six Easy Ways to Make Your Own Memes – Your idea is destined to go viral. These sites and apps can help. @davidnield @WIRED @canva @imgur @imgflip

AI Lazy
Is AI making us lazy? Some believe automation is making us work-shy, but others believe the benefits outweigh the potential risks. @CarlyPage_ @ITPro @bexxmodd @digital_trans4m

Social Media/Artificial Intelligence

How Can You Minimize Your Online Footprint – You’ve most probably shopped for an item online and then been served up ads for every possible variation of that item for days or weeks thereafter. @EffectGroupOS @hackernoon


60 Minutes Bill Whitaker traveled to the Geldingadalir valley in southwest Iceland. In March of 2021, more than 30,000 earthquakes shook this southwest corner of Iceland. This is a “must-see” video for any Earth science class from upper elementary on up. There are two other videos here. @BillWhitakerCBS @krjonsdottir @60Minutes

Take a break


Four Ways to Take a Real Break This Summer – Some teachers turn downtime into a professional learning opportunity, but unplugging from work has a lot of value. @mrs_frommert @edutopia

Inspirational/Funny Tweets


Humor, Music, Cool Stuff

Here’s A Tour Inside Little Island — Manhattan’s $260 Million Floating Public Park. Little Island is a new floating park built on the West side of Manhattan. Take a look at what it has to offer, with NYC-based YouTuber Here Be Barr. @HereBeBarr


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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