What Happened to Digital Textbooks? / Holograms You Can Touch / Cold Shower Benefits

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.

Digital Textbooks
Whatever Happened to Digital Textbooks? Larry Cuban fell for the hype about digital textbooks being cheaper and easily accessible to students and teachers without allowing for the innate conservatism of public school officials and teachers. @LarryCuban @CubanLarry

Holograms
We created holograms you can touch – you can even shake your virtual colleague’s hand. At the University of Glasgow’s bendable electronics and sensing technologies research group, we have now developed a system of holograms of people using “aerohaptics”. @RavinderSDahiya @ThePrintIndia @nigewillson

Cold Showers
Cold showers are said to be good for you – here’s what the evidence shows. People who took cold showers had improved circulation and were less likely to miss work.A cold shower may also help relieve symptoms of depression. @BottomsLindsay @ConversationUK

Tech Trends

Social Media/Artificial Intelligence

The 5 Biggest Technology Trends In 2022 – In 2022 the covid-19 pandemic will continue to impact our lives in many ways. This means that we will continue to see an accelerated rate of digitization and virtualization of business and society. @BernardMarr @Forbes @Paula_Piccard

Learning

Have Your Mind Blown By This Visualization Of The Stunning Depths Of Our Oceans. Here’s an incredible visualization of how deep the world’s oceans are — with comparisons to other things to keep it in perspective. @MetaBallStudios

Monitoring Students

Leadership/Parenting

Five ways schools can more fairly and safely monitor students’ online activities – Students in higher-poverty districts are subjected to more monitoring than those in wealthier districts. @Zalaznick @DA_magazine

Inspirational/Funny Tweets

Culture's Job@Gapingvoid

Humor, Music, Cool Stuff

How This One Weird Trick Can Help Clear Your Sinuses – I tried this and it seemed to work. Good luck. @likeinthesand

Jooble

Recent Book Summaries & My Podcast

Noise

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
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

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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