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Five Tools Teachers Can Use to Find Research-Backed Edtech That Works – Only a sliver of edtech products have been subjected to rigorous research into whether they work, but new online tools are making it easier for teachers to find tools that fit their needs. @syodertweets @edutopia

Four essential resources for building research skills in high school – Strong research skills are valuable beyond high school and will serve students well as they enter a world of digital resources and information. Ayanna Mayes via @eschoolnews

Ranked: The 25 Blackest Cities in the USA (2023) This video is from a black organization. It is upfront about the cities with poverty and crime issues, but features many cities that sound like good places to live. People of any race should watch this fine video. @black_excellist


Social Media/Artificial Intelligence

AI predicts a third of breast cancer cases prior to diagnosis in breakthrough mammography study. Artificial intelligence could have the capability to pinpoint cancer diagnoses a lot sooner. @atstabile @FoxNews


Westward Expansion: Crash Course US History – This is most appropriate for high school and up. @TheCrashCourse @johngreen @stanwmuller



Should We Evolve Traditional Teaching Practices? Is your educational experience probably consisted of a lot of lectures, notes, homework, tests, and papers? @ajjuliani @LearningTools.ai

Inspirational/Funny Tweets


Humor, Music, Cool Stuff

Bohemian Rhapsody (Queen) ~Summer Recital ~7 years old ~ Lee Hieu This is crazy. I thought Jake Shimabukuro’s version was amazing, but this may have him beat. @JakeShimabukuro


Recent Book Summaries & My Podcasts

Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion by Robert Cialdini@RobertCialdini

Valedictorians at the Gate: Standing Out, Getting In, and Staying Sane While Applying to College by Becky Munsterer Sabky

Plays Well With Others: The Surprising Science Behind Why Everything You Know About Relationships Is (Mostly) Wrongby Eric Barker

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

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 

The Future of Smart: How Our Education System Needs to Change to Help All Young People Thrive by Ulcca Joshi Hansen

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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