Surfing the Net Fights Dementia / Water Built the Pyramids / Great Pacific Garbage Patch

Free Resources for Busy Parents and Educators Who Don’t Have as Much Time to Read and Surf as I Do with Fresh Content Every Weekday and post around 8:00 am Eastern US time.

The Twitter names next to each link belong to the authors, publications, and the people who bring them to my attention.

The internet, consumed in moderation, may contribute to better overall brain health for older Americans. People who regularly engage with the internet were less likely to develop dementia, according to a study published Wednesday in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. @J_Settembre

How were the pyramids of Egypt really built? This is a very cool video and a good science lesson for upper elementary on up. @egyptpyramids

How Trashy Creatures Thrive in the Great Pacific Garbage Patch – There’s probably no more embarrassing example of our impact on the planet than the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. Time to learn about it. @TonyHoWasHere @thedailybeast


Social Media/Artificial Intelligence

LinkedIn Experiments with Generative AI Prompts for Posts. Seems that LinkedIn is not stopping at adding AI-generated profile summaries and job descriptions, with the professional social network now also experimenting with generative AI feed posts, via suggestions within the composer. @socialmedia2day


The Real Reason Tesla Developed Their Own Battery Platform! If you are into cars at all you will enjoy this. @TheTeslaSpace



Nurturing Changemakers With an ELA Project – One way to help students master skills is to let them cultivate their own English language arts content to explore. Here’s how. @DBakkegard @edutopia

Inspirational/Funny Tweets


Humor, Music, Cool Stuff

Musicians pay tribute to Gordon Lightfoot – As you may know he just passed at the age of 84.This sis a summary, but if you want to hear some songs it’s an easy search on YouTube. @CBCNews


Recent Book Summaries & My Podcasts

Plays Well
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

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 

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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