Virtual Field Trip Resources / Montessori Ideal for Autism / $20 Python Bundle

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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Field Trip Resources
Six Free Resources for Virtual Field Trips – Teachers can use panoramic photos and videos of locations all around the world to make lessons more engaging. @ClassTechTips @edutopia @AirPano @nearpod @NatGeo @360cities

Montessori & Autism
Five Ways the Montessori environment may be ideal for children on the Autism Spectrum – Montessori environments have distinct characteristics that may be good for Autistic children. @themomtessorian @icsfblog

This $20 Python Programming Bundle Preps You for a Career in AI. True to its namesake, Python snakes through numerous areas of the tech industry. Nearly every time we open an app, click on an ad, or even speak to our voice assistant, we can be sure there’s some Python code making it happen. @StackCommerce @PCMag

Spinach Emails

Social/Mobile Media Education

Scientists Have Taught Spinach To Send Emails And It Could Warn Us About Climate Change. @euronewsliving


GeoQuiz – How Many Countries Can You Identify in Fifteen Minutes? You can play solo or against someone else online. The hard part for me is the spelling. @geoquiz @GeoQuizApp @iQuonik @rmbyrne


Visualizing the Size of Amazon, the World’s Most Valuable Retailer – This is a very cool and surprising graphic. @dorothyneufeld @visualcap

Inspirational/Funny Tweets

Jimmy Buffet@theeiguy

Humor, Music, Cool Stuff

Female Guitarist of the Year 2020! The honor goes to The Amazing Miss Lexi Rose Age 18 USA! This is pretty amazing. I hope to see more of her someday. @CRAVE_Guitars


Recent Book Summaries & My Podcast

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

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: 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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