How has the Pandemic Changed EdTech? / Boost Teachers’ Confidence / Seven US Helicopters

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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How has the Pandemic Changed EdTech? In this episode, Kasey interviews Doug Roberts, CEO, and Founder of the Institute for Education Innovation. @ShakeUpLearning @IEI_K12

How to boost teachers’ confidence in the digital world – Teachers can use their devices to monitor what each student is doing and the progress they’re making. @Zalaznick @DA_magazine

Top Seven Amazing Helicopters of the U.S. Military – As someone trained as a combat medic in the Vietnam era I got some rides on these vehicles. They were very cool. @usmmil


Social Media/Artificial Intelligence

Snapchat Adds New Assistive Device Animations for Bitmoji Characters to Maximize Inclusion – As someone with compromised vision I appreciate this effort. @adhutchinson @socialmedia2day



Seven ocean mysteries scientists haven’t solved yet – And the adventures scientists go on to better understand our enigmatic seas. @B_resnick @voxdotcom


Are You Up for the No Grades Challenge? If you are interested in creating your own, “Throwing out Grades Challenge Video” – try using Capture from YouTube on your phone and post your link here! @MsSackstein

Inspirational/Funny Tweets


Humor, Music, Cool Stuff

15 Psychological Facts That Will Blow Your Mind – Human psychology explores the mind and behavior, and while there’s still a lot that we don’t know, there are some fascinating and surprising study findings about the secrets of the mind. @BrainyDose


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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