Tech-Savvy Teacher Practices / Collaborative Tools / Administrator or Punisher?

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.

Tech Savvy
Five Practices of Truly Tech-Savvy Teachers – The pandemic has been referred to as the biggest educational experiment in history. And it’s not over yet. But already, emerging evidence strongly suggests that teachers and other K-12 educators will continue using technology well after the pandemic recedes. @Eheubeck @educationweek

15 Collaborative Tools for Your Classroom That Are NOT Google – Collaboration is a critical twenty-first-century skill for our students. Finding ways to facilitate and support collaboration in the classroom is not always easy. @ShakeUpLearning @PearDeck @Flipgrid @padlet @nearpod @Seesaw @GetKahoot @BookCreatorApp @CoSpaces_Edu @Buncee @OneNoteEDU @WeVideo @classcraftgame @InsertLearning @soundtrap

Do It
I am an Administrator, but I am NOT the Punisher. The administration in schools has long been deemed as the people who take care of misbehaving children and staff. @bethhill2829 @DisruptEdToday

Aging Boomers

Social Media/Artificial Intelligence

Elder-friendly technology is a growing market. As boomers age, a new crop of iPads and Alexas are popping up. Are they necessary? News Flash: At 74 I am an aging boomer. @luke_winkie @voxdotcom @ADevotedYogi @LEAD_Coalition

Udacity Review


A Review of Udacity – Udacity proudly offers aspiring learners across the globe the opportunity to participate in—and contribute to—some of the most exciting and innovative fields in the world. @jmdevlabs @BlkHwk0ps

First Lines


“First Lines” Strategy – Check out this strategy from Chuck Poole at Teachonomy. JOIN Teachonomy Edu for FREE and grab the Downloadable Materials. @cpoole27 @TeachonomyEdu

Inspirational/Funny Tweets

Aspiration Quote@themerry_monk

Humor, Music, Cool Stuff

How Magellan circumnavigated the globe – Ewandro Magalhaes – Students studying exploration of the new world should see this short TED Talk. @ewandromag @TEDTalks


Recent Book Summaries & My Podcast

Suite Talk
180 Moving Forward past the Pandemic with Dr. Doug Green – On October 4, 2021, I was Kim Mattina’s guest on her weekly show. Please join us for a discussion on what we can gain from our pandemic experiences as educators.

The Future of Smart

The Future of Smart: How Our Education System Needs to Change to Help All Young People Thrive by Ulcca Joshi Hansen

Noise: A Flaw In Human Judgement by Daniel Kahneman, Oliver Sibony, & Cass Sunstein

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
Listen 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

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

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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