What Is the Internet of Things / The New-Familiar Connection / Machine Learning & Coffee

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.

What is the Internet of Things (IoT)? From fitness trackers to smart heating systems, the Internet of Things (IoT) describes the growing network of internet-enabled devices. @taliena @wef @HaroldSinnott @Ronald_vanLoon

The four-letter code to selling anything | Derek Thompson | TEDxBinghamtonUniversity – We want things that are new, but they also need to be somewhat familiar. This talk reveals this important concept. @DKThomp @TheAtlantic @hereandnow @CBSNews

Machine Learning & Coffee
Is Machine Learning The Future Of Coffee Health Research?If you drink coffee daily as I do you might find this interesting. @sprudge @joeltalks @bexxmodd @FabienBrodie

Air Tags

Social Media/Artificial Intelligence

AirTags Are the Perfectly Boring, Functional Future of AR. Apple’s new location-aware widgets point to the company’s possible larger ambitions for augmented reality. @LaurenGoode @WIRED


A Brief History of American Tits | Chloe Russell Kent | TEDxColumbiaUniversity – This is an excellent TED Talk for women of all ages to watch. It ends with great advice about accepting your own body. @thefakechloe @TEDTalks

Ed-Tech Trackers


Fou key funding questions that ed-tech trackers can answer – Data analytics tools allow administrators to track how students are using district devices. @DA_magazine @catchon

Inspirational/Funny Tweets

Nel Noddings@mom2mikey

Humor, Music, Cool Stuff

Here is what happens to your body when you try to quit marijuana. Let your students know that it’s a good idea not to get started. @AsapSCIENCE


Recent Book Summaries & My Podcast

Unwind Anxiety

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

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)

Upstream: How to Solve Problems Before They Happen by Dan Heath

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