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Tech & Special Ed
Technology Made Special Education Parents Better Advocates During the Pandemic. There are the benefits from the pandemic that some are hoping stick around. Among them: better communication strategies and tools that make it easier for special education parents and teachers to interact. Nadia Tamez-Robledo @EdSurge


UDL and Blended Learning: Thriving in Flexible Learning Landscapes by Katie Novak. You can develop the skills to meet the needs of learners in any learning environment. @KatieNovakUDL @ProjectGI

Flexible Work Myths
Five Myths About Flexible Work – In reality, flexible work policies can work in any industry. The last twelve months of the pandemic have proven this. @ManarMorales @IvanMisner @HarvardBiz

Google Hopes AI Can Turn Search Into a Conversation. The tech giant wants its core product to infer meaning from human language, answer multipart questions—and look more like Google Assistant sounds. @kharijohnson @WIRED @PawlowskiMario @globaliqx

iOS 15

Social Media/Artificial Intelligence

All the Top Features Coming to Your iPhone This Fall – Apple just previewed iOS 15, the latest version of its mobile operating system. Here’s what’s new. @JulianChokkattu @WIRED


Two Kayakers Expertly Rescue A Moose Calf Trapped In A River. These two kayakers rose to aid of a distressed moose calf that was stranded in the Sheep River in Alberta, Canada. @paddlingmag

Google Earth


Google Earth in Every Grade: Create and Explore! In this episode, Kasey talks with Shake Up Learning trainer, Tammy Lind, on the hidden treasure of Google Earth in Every Grade. @ShakeUpLearning @Taml17

Inspirational/Funny Tweets

No Substitute@SimpliTeach


Humor, Music, Cool Stuff

Euro 2020 of kits! Every team’s home and away jerseys ranked to crown the European champions. This was supposed to happen in 2020 so they kept the name even though it starts Friday (6/11/2021). @PTGChrisWr @ToePokeNet @ESPN


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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