The Best of CES 2021 / More Data Science Jobs / Remote Learning Basics

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.

Best of CES
The Best of Consumer Electronics Show 2021 – These are the products, prototypes, and ideas that did the best job of signaling the future at this year’s consumer tech showcase. @wired

Data Science Jobs
Top Data Science Careers of the Future – This is in response the author received when he wrote the original article as readers suggested many other jobs in this field. @rpdesai24 @epuujee @DD_NaNa_

Remote Learning: Live or offline, cover the basic elements. This post contains several articles on the subject that you can read and compare to your own remote teaching practices. @teacherhead

Social/Mobile Media Education

What’s on your mind? Facebook will soon know. The social media giant is apparently planning to build a new neural sensor that can read people’s minds and convert these thoughts into actions. @DashveenjitK @techhq @PawlowskiMario @RagusoSergio @AshokNellikar @Fabriziobustama @sulefati7


@Disc Golf for Beginners with Nate Sexton – I took up this game during the pandemic and love it. People with widely different abilities can play together and it’s a true life-long sport. Schools should consider adding to the PE curriculum. @InnovaDiscs



This CEO says businesses have to offer new skills to staff to succeed. This is true in education as well. Educators have done a lot of reskilling during the pandemic. @HaroldSinnott

Inspirational/Funny Tweets

I'm sorry@JeremyGilley

Humor, Music, Cool Stuff

Someone Made A Miniature Piano Made Out Of Popsicle Sticks, And It Actually Sounds Melodious. Is this something your kids can try? @mashable


Recent Book Summaries & My Podcast

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

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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