Which Programming Language? / Why Jakarta is Sinking / Amusement Part Physics

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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Which Programming Language?
Learn to Code: What’s the Best Programming Language to Learn First? To help you get to grips with learning to code and to help you make your mind up here is an amazing infographic with helpful information for complete coding novices. @makeawebsitehub @HaroldSinnott @ingliguori

How Jakarta Became The Fastest Sinking City In The World – Jakarta, population 10.77 million, is sinking into the ocean fast. How did things get this bad? This is a good history and science lesson. @xtinathornell @zazein @rajaaeli @voxdotcom

Here’s The Physics Behind How Drop Towers At Amusement Parks Work. This is a good STEM lesson that your kids will find interesting. @aoEngineering

AI Pancake

Social/Mobile Media Education

Artificial intelligence reveals the recipe for a perfect stack this Shrove Tuesday – and claims just ONE flip is ideal. Help is at hand, as scientists have used artificial intelligence (AI) to come up with a recipe for the most delectable pancakes this Shrove Tuesday. @jwillchad @MailOnline @PawlowskiMario @globaliqx

Own Your Body's Data


Own Your Body’s Data – Talithia Williams, a statistician, makes a compelling case that all of us should be measuring and recording simple data about our bodies every day — because our own data can reveal much more than even our doctors may know. @Dr_TalithiaW @TEDTalks

Be Excellent


Learn how to meet your community in the middle – In this video, I tell you what your next step in becoming a Lead Learner should be. How to be Excellent on Purpose belongs in your school’s professional development library. @SaneeBell @markbarnes19

Inspirational/Funny Tweets

My scars quote@IMQuotes_Videos

COVID Cartoon

Humor, Music, Cool Stuff

Cartoons about Teaching during Covid-19 – Cartoonists, no doubt working from home during the pandemic, have continued to dip their pens in ink (and clicked through their software) to capture life in and out of schools during Covid-19. Thanks, @LarryCuban


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


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)

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

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