Tech for the Disabled / Recognizing Strong Leaders / An Amazing Robot Video

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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Tech for Disabled
Technology can level the playing field for disabled people in the workforce. One in six people worldwide have a disability – and faces economic exclusion. Ensuring digital transformation includes disabled people also brings larger economic benefits. @talalrafi7 @wef @joe4rialtousd @talalrafi7

Strong Leaders
How to Recognize A Strong Leader In A Group Of People – In any group of people there will be a few who show leadership qualities, even if they’re not fully developed. Here are some things to look for if you want to know who’s capable of being a strong leader. @lollyDaskal

How Many Robots Can Run A Grocery Store? This short video (5:00) show an amazing robot controlled shipping warehouse in action. You kids need to see this. @tomscott @larysatym


Social Media/Artificial Intelligence

This AI Helps Police Monitor Social Media. Does It Go Too Far? Law enforcement officials say the tool can help them combat misinformation. Civil liberties advocates say it can be used for mass surveillance. @sidneyfussell @WIRED

Rest Time


Rest Time, the Foundation of Performance. Rest time underpins everything we do and allows us to perform optimally when it matters. Are you and your kids getting enough? @moretime4u2

Formative Assessment


27 Formative Assessment Tools for Your Classroom – Teachers who use, “Assessment FOR learning,” involve their students in ongoing self-assessment in ways that reveal to those learners where they are headed in their learning, where they are now in relation to those expectations, and how each student can close the gap between the two. @ShakeUpLearning @RStiggins

Inspirational/Funny Tweets

Be Kind Today@LifeWithJohn

Humor, Music, Cool Stuff

The Many Reasons You Should Avoid Portable Air Conditioners – As a renter I’m glad I watched this. This is also a good science lesson. @TechConnectify


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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