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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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Laptops
Everything You Need to Know Before You Buy a Laptop – Shopping for a notebook can be exasperating. Here’s how to sift through the acronyms, storage options, and extra features to find the best one for you. @WIRED @luxagraf

Leadership
Five Ways to Support the Well-Being of School Leaders – Burnout rates are high among principals. How can we fight burnout and promote self-care? @JuliaMahfouz @katiekings @GreaterGoodSC


Everything You Need To Know About Owning An Electric Car – While this is almost 58 minutes long, you need to watch it if you are thinking about buying an EV. @TechConnectify

Robo Dog

Social Media/Artificial Intelligence

Boston Dynamics says AI advances for Spot the robo-dog are coming. Since Boston Dynamics made its bright yellow robot, Spot, available to the general public to purchase in June 2020, the famously agile robo-dog has gone from cute-yet-creepy quadruped to must-have-helper @VentureBeat @BostonDynamics @Levatas

Fossils

Learning

A giant Jurassic sea dragon, unearthed – Among the dinosaurs, giant sea dragons roamed the ancient ocean. Millions of years later, paleontologist Dean R. Lomax and his team freed the remains of one of these colossal creatures from the Earth. @Dean_R_Lomax @TED_Talks

Leadership/Parenting

Learning Personalized Part 4: Clear and Compelling Assessments – Here, Starr Sackstein and Allison Zmuda take on the challenge of what we put in our gradebooks and how that is communicated with students and families. @mssackstein @allison_zmuda

Inspirational/Funny Tweets

Keep Calm@Gapingvoid

Humor, Music, Cool Stuff

70’s VS 80’s VS 90’s (Guitar Riffs Battle) This a blast no matter which decard you grew up in.

Jooble

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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