No Time for SEL / Student Cyberattackers / Complicated Video Effects

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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SEL is critical–but teachers rarely have time to address it. Majority of teachers cite a lack of time and training as barriers to teaching SEL skills in the classroom and helping students build these. @eSN_Laura @eschoolnews

K–12 Students Are Using Cyberattacks to Shut Down Schools. A new trend in cybersecurity sees students paying for distributed denial of service attacks to overwhelm and disable district networks. Learn how to prevent this. @rebeccatorchia @EdTech_K12

Complicated Video Effects – Here are the Surprisingly Complicated Visual Effects That Went Into The ‘Pirates Of The Caribbean’ Movies. While that is beyond your film students, for now, they should enjoy this. @focusfame


Social Media/Artificial Intelligence

iOS Can Stop VPNs From Working as Expected—and Expose Your Data. A security researcher claims that Apple mobile devices keep connections open if they are created before a VPN is activated. @kevinpurdy @arstechnica


How the food you eat affects your gut – Shilpa Ravella The bacteria in our guts can break down food the body can’t digest, produce important nutrients, regulate the immune system, and protect against harmful germs. @shilparavella @TED_ED

Chasing Childhood


Chasing Childhood – In “CHASING CHILDHOOD”, psychologists, activists, and leaders of the “free play” movement fight to bring back the untold benefits of a less curated childhood. View a trailer of this movie that your school can host. @ChildhoodMovie

Inspirational/Funny Tweets

It's about people@Gapingvoid

Humor, Music, Cool Stuff

It Seemed Like a Normal Day – David Perry Original – This song is especially good for elementary students as they can practice their reading skills as they watch. @DavidPerryTunes


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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