Dyslexia Controversy / New iOS 16 Features / Recycled Battery Quality

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.

Leading dyslexia treatment isn’t a magic bullet, studies find, while other options show promise. Two recent academic papers, synthesizing dozens of reading studies, are raising questions about the effectiveness of expensive education policies. @jillbarshay @hechingerreport @MindShiftKQED

Tech tip: What really happens when you unsend a text on your iPhone? This article also explains how vulnerable people in your life can use lockdown mode and custom sound alerts. @kimkomando @FoxNews @nypost @Apple

Recycled Battery Materials Can Work as Well as New Ones. In an independent test, cathode components of Redwood Materials made from reused metals matched the performance of those made from raw ones. @GregoryJBarber @WIRED

YouTube Kids

Social Media/Artificial Intelligence

YouTube Kids Channels That Promote STEM – Check out these fun, engaging videos about science, technology, engineering, and math. @CommonSense


This Little Trick Makes Podcast Editing Easier. When editing a video, there are visuals that make it relatively easy to know where to cut. The same is not true when editing audio for a podcast unless you use the “clap and pause” trick. @rmbyrne @GarageBandMusic



Learning Is Non-Linear. Why Shouldn’t Curriculum Be? Deeper learning means that the learner is now seeing the world in a new light and has a whole set of new questions to ask based on this learning. @stewarthase @TeachThought

Inspirational/Funny Tweets


Humor, Music, Cool Stuff

Apple Watch 8 – First 14 Things To Do! ( Tips & Tricks ) – I’ve love my Apple Watch 3, but this looks pretty good. @whatgearreviews @Apple


Recent Book Summaries & My Podcast

Ken's Book
Critical Issues in Democratic Schooling: Curriculum, Teaching, and Socio-Political Realities by Kenneth Teitelbaum

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 Times 10 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

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 – by Dr Doug Green @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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