Coding as a 2nd Language? / Educational Robotics / What Computer Science Lacks

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Should I Learn Coding as a Second Language? I think you should learn coding and a 2nd language. Unfortunately, US schools aren’t the best place to learn a second language. MEGHAN O’GIEBLYN @WIRED


Why educational robotics is a critical STEM learning tool – STEM learning can be challenging, but educational robotics offers students an opportunity for a hands-on, guided problem. @eSN_Laura @eschoolnews

Computer Science

What is computer science education lacking? There is no one answer to why computer science education isn’t more widespread–but many of the obstacles are surmountable. @yelenevych @codegym_cc @eschoolnews


Social Media/Artificial Intelligence

Twitter Chats Can Build Collaboration for Systemic Change. First, we bring it into our classrooms, then engage our colleagues and communities, and now it’s time to start changing education nationally. @mssackstein


Dropping Solid Water In Liquid Sodium – I dropped sodium into water in a Petrie dish when I taught chemistry, but this is a whole different deal. Don’t try in school. @ActionLabs_HQ



What parents should know about eco-anxiety and its impact on today’s teens – Taken from “One Green Thing” by Heather White. @onegreenthing @MindShiftKQED

Inspirational/Funny Tweets

The WOlf@Gapingvoid

Humor, Music, Cool Stuff

Top 10 Rock and Roll Pioneers – You can argue that they left someone out, but these folks all belong for my money. @WatchMojo


Recent Book Summaries & My Podcasts

Kids Who Aren'T Assholes

How to Raise Kids Who Aren’t Assholes: Science-Based Strategies for Better Parenting from Tots to Teens by Melinda Wenner Moyer

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

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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