Create a Digitally Genius School / Remove Learning Barriers / Book Report Alternatives

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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Genius School
Explore How to Create a Digitally Genius School. A new six-episode series will help you explore the digital transformation of your school or classroom. If you’re curious about the best times and places for technology, this series from i3-Technologies and Intel has you covered, too. @ClassTechTips

Backwards Podcast
Katie Novak: How To Remove Barriers To Learning For Everyone Author Katie Novak dives deep into the best practices with Universal Design For Learning, and how we can start removing barriers for all learners (kids and adults). @KatieNovakUDL @ajjuliani

Book Rrport Alternatives
Alternatives to Book Reports – A Post Inspired By Richard Byrne’s Daughter – There are lots of things the students can do as follow up activities to book reading. Maybe your students/kids can come up with even more. #rmbyrne


Social Media/Artificial Intelligence

Apple Just Killed the Password—for Real This Time. Apple’s iOS 16 and macOS Ventura will introduce passwordless login for apps and websites. It’s only the beginning. @mattburgess1 @WIRED

Outdoor Kids


Five Google Earth Activities to Get Kids Interested in the Outdoors – A new book titled Outdoor Kids in an Inside World Steven Rinella presents a lot of ideas for getting kids interested and involved in learning about nature. @stevenrinella @rmbyrne

Engage Learning


Engaging Students with Immersive Learning Experiences – Are you struggling with student engagement? In this episode, Kasey chats with augmented and virtual reality expert Jaime Donally. @JaimeDonally @ShakeUpLearning

Inspirational/Funny Tweets

Gapingvoid Liberty@Gapingvoid

Humor, Music, Cool Stuff

Here’s Everything An N95 Mask Catches When You Wear It 20 Minutes Daily For One Week. The density of fibers and the electrostatic nature makes these masks rather effective. @SciInspire


Recent Book Summaries & My Podcast

Can You Learn to Be Lucky? Why Some People Seem to Win More Often Than Others by Karla Staff
My Post-Pandemic Teaching and Learning Observations by Dr. Doug Green – X!) Publications

The Power of Regret: How Looking Backward Moves Us Forward by Daniel Pink

Limitless Mind: Learn, Lead, and Live Without Barriers by Jo Boaler
180 Moving Forward past the Pandemic with Dr. Doug Green – On October 4, 2021, I was Kim Mattina’s guest on her weekly show. Please join us for a discussion on what we can gain from our pandemic experiences as educators.

The Future of Smart: How Our Education System Needs to Change to Help All Young People Thrive by Ulcca Joshi Hansen

Noise: A Flaw In Human Judgement by Daniel Kahneman, Oliver Sibony, & Cass Sunstein

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
Listen 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

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)

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