Digital Escape Rooms / New Ideas Every Teacher Should Try / What is the Metaverse?

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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Digital Escape Rooms
Using Digital Escape Rooms to Make Learning Fun – Students as young as preschool are able to solve engaging learning puzzles, and teachers can use these resources to design their own. @cmdanhoff @edutopia

New Ideas
15 New Ideas Every Teacher Should Try – Pick 8-10 that seem like they might be the best fit for what and who you teach, and spend the next year or two trying one per unit. @teachthought

What Is the Metaverse, Exactly? Here is everything you never wanted to know about the future of talking about the future.
@LordRavenscraft @WIRED

AI & Healthcare

Social Media/Artificial Intelligence

Interview and Discussion on the Potential of AI to Transform Healthcare with Dr. Ingrid Vasiliu-Feltes – AI has the potential to alleviate many of the strains across the healthcare system when applied to assisting healthcare workers and thereby improve patient outcomes. @BBNTimes_en


How To Make The Best Yogurt You’ve Ever Had – This a fun experiment you can do with your kids at home. @TestKitchen @lan_cooks

Science Ed


A blueprint for boosting K-12 science education in the US – A massive infusion of taxpayer funding for local school districts to overcome pandemic learning losses represents a major opportunity to bolster ailing K-12 science education in the U.S. @bernardjharris @thehill

Inspirational/Funny Tweets


Humor, Music, Cool Stuff

Boomers And Millennials Alike Debate The Point And Humor Of This Old Steve Martin Sketch From ‘SNL’ – This novelty song debuted on “Saturday Night Live” 44 years ago, and there’s a lot of debate happening suddenly about how it holds up, and its merits. @SteveMartinToGo @nbcsnl


Recent Book Summaries & My Podcast


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

Grasp: The Science of Transforming How We Learn by Sanjay Sarma with Luke Yoquinto

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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