Math Lessons and Movement / Science Games for Kids / Indoor Farming Trends

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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Math and Movement
Reinforcing Elementary Math Lessons With Movement – Combining simple exercises with math instruction can help ensure that elementary school students remember these lessons. @eliza_peterson @edutopia

Science Games
Five Fun Science Games for Kids – These are from Richard Byrne’s archives. @PeepChirpQuack @SmithsonianScie @pbsteachers @rmbyrne @WGBH_KIDS

Indoor Farming
The Trendy, Spendy Future of Tech-Enabled Indoor Farming – Apps and sensor-laden gadgets are helping farmers shift from the fields to indoor food-growing operations. But these innovations still don’t make it easy. @BooneAshworth @WIRED

Apple Also

Social Media/Artificial Intelligence

Everything Apple Announced at WWDC 2022: New MacBooks, iOS 16, and More – The company’s annual developer conference kicked off today, with a keynote address stuffed with new product news. The next item features a link to the entire presentation. This is a summary. @BooneAshworth @WIRED

Apple

Learning

Introducing the new MacBook Air, 13‑inch MacBook Pro, iOS 16, iPadOS 16, macOS Ventura, and watchOS 9. This is an introduction of what Apple is up to. There is a new M2 chip and an introduction of what is coming in operating system updates. @Apple

Talked At

Leadership/Parenting

Conference Learning Should Be Participatory. Learning should never be “a sit and get” experience – nothing that passive. @mssackstein

Inspirational/Funny Tweets

Be Still

@drkasenene

Humor, Music, Cool Stuff

Taimane Gardner, the Ukulele Virtuoso | Taimane Gardner | TEDxMaui – She mixes Bach’s Fugue in D minor with some flaminco stuff. This is VERY COOL. @taimanegardner @TEDxMaui

Jooble

Recent Book Summaries & My Podcast

Lucky
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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