Reasons Not to Grade / Sec. of Ed’s Values & Priorities / AI & the Military

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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No Grades
I no longer grade my students’ work – and I wish I had stopped sooner. If you are concerned about students focusing on feedback, equity, and hate grading, this is for you. @ConversationUS

Ed Sec
Sec. Cardona: This Is Our Moment to Improve Education. Here’s the Plan From EdSurge. The Education Secretary lays out his department’s values and priorities for improving education in this next phase of recovery. Do you agree? @EdSurge @SecCardona

AI & Military
AI could replace human military commanders in making life or death decisions on the battlefield, DARPA suggests. If we are going to have wars at least robots can fight them. @MailOnline @RyanMorrisonJer

iPhone Tricks

Social Media/Artificial Intelligence

Six hidden iPhone features you’ve never heard of – I’ve certainly never heard of any. Good luck. @SeanKeach @TheSun nypost


How much does an electric car actually cost? They cost more initially, but over time you should save money if you can afford it in the beginning. Also, full tax credits aren’t available to about half of Americans. @shannonosaka @heypenner @grist

Hacking Learning


Create and Encourage Student Learning Habits. Award-winning teacher, published journalist, acclaimed speaker, and author of Hacking Student Learning Habits Elizabeth Jorgensen discusses with Mark Barnes process-based assessment. @LyzaJo @markbarnes19

Inspirational/Funny Tweets

Ed Tech


Humor, Music, Cool Stuff

Ichika Nito Demonstrates Why The Casio DG-20 Digital Guitar Is The Coolest Instrument You Can Play In The World. Prepare to melt some faces when you shred with the Casio DG-20 Digital Guitar Synth Gray. @IchikaNito @CasioMusicUK @Casio_USA


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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