Archive for the ‘Dr. Doug’s Twitter Service’ Category

Focus Groups in Schools / Student Privacy & Facebook Photos / Make Inflation Interesting

Thursday, November 10th, 2022

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

Focus Groups
Six Strategies for Making Focus Groups More Useful for Companies — and for Schools – I used focus groups as part of my dissertation research and found them to be valuable and fun. @alexng_news @EdMarketBrief

Facebook
Student privacy: Are photos in school Facebook posts putting it at risk? The posts we studied may represent the largest existing collection of publicly accessible, identifiable images of minors. @Zalaznick @DA_magazine

Inflation
– Storytelling can be an effective way for teachers to make topics like inflation relevant to students. @eschoolnews

Paige

Social Media/Artificial Intelligence

Paige Spiranac has advice for fans getting hit up by fake accounts: ‘Not me’ – This is all good advice if you don’t mind looking at an attractive gold influencer. @jmhendricks88 @nypost

Library

Learning

All the Free Resources You Can Find at Your Library – From magazines to music and movies, your local library is a haven for information. Is your family using your local library? @jhpot @WIRED

Feedback

Leadership/Parenting

The Importance of Actionable Feedback Provided and Requested – Of course, no one wants their students to do poorly on any assessment. But what is the actionable thing that can help improve that outcome? @gcouros @Meghan_Lawson

Inspirational/Funny Tweets

CEOs@Gapingvoid

Humor, Music, Cool Stuff

Dire Straits – Sultans Of Swing – Mark Knofler is an excellent guitarist as this video will attest to. @DireStraits77 @MarkKnopfler

Jooble

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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Greatest Tweets Without Links of 2013

Saturday, December 28th, 2013

Every day when I post the best links I can find on the Internet, I include a quote. They are chosen to inspire and instruct. This year, many of them dealt with the fact that failure and success go hand in hand. This is a popular concept in current business and education literature. It is also the topic of my summary of Little Bets: How Breakthrough Ideas Emerge From Small Discoveries by Peter Sims. I hope you enjoy my favorites from 2013 and thanks for your support.

11/27 If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader. John Quincy Adams @gcouros

11/21 If you’re not the one who’s controlling your learning, you’re not going to learn as well. Joel Voss @wired

11/19 The best way to predict the future is to invent it. Alan Kay @petersims

11/14 Be kinder than necessary. @readingsecrets

11/13 People don’t know what they want until they’ve seen it. Steve Jobs @petersims

11/7 The only way to get ahead is to fail early, fail often, and fail forward. John Maxwell @principalspage

11/4 Listen if you want to be heard. John Wooden @principalspage

11/2 Every wrong attempt discarded is just one more step forward. Thomas Edison

10/21 Failure taught me things about myself that I could have learned no other way. @Larryferlazzo @justintarte

10/20 Kids who grow kale will eat kale. Growing your own food is like printing money. Every kid should be a gardener. @DrDougGreen

10/17 If you are going to doubt something, doubt your limits. Don Ward @principalspage

10/16 Progress is impossible without change; and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything. George Bernard Shaw @Montberte

10/15 “I was wrong,” builds more respect than, “I told you so.” @Leadershipfreak @principalspage

10/10 A good hockey player plays where the puck is. A great hockey player plays where the puck is going to be. Wayne Gretzky @GuyKawasaki

10/7 Surrounding yourself with ‘yes’ people is like talking to yourself. @FSonnenberg @LollyDaskal

10/3 Do you want your students to enjoy your class? Then enjoy your class. @DrJoeClark @principalspage

9/30 Failure doesn’t mean you are a failure. It just means you haven’t succeeded yet. Robert Schuller

9/29 Do not let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do. John Wooden @principalspage

9/26 The only place that success comes before work is in the dictionary. Vince Lombardi @principalspage

9/20 I have failed over and over again, that is why I succeed. Michael Jordan @steve_maul

9/11 How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world. Anne Frank @GuyKawasaki

9/3 The way to succeed is to double your failure rate. Thomas Watson, (Founder of IBM) @principalspage

9/2 When you have exhausted all possibilities, remember this – you haven’t. Thomas Edison @principalspage

8/28 If you don’t start you can’t fail. If you don’t start, you will fail. Seth Godin @thisissethsblog

8/26 Risks must be taken because the greatest hazard in life is to risk nothing. Leo Buscaglia @GuyKawasaki

8/25 Nothing will stop you from being creative so effectively as the fear of making a mistake. John Cleese @nancyrubin

8/22 It costs you nothing to be nice, but can cost you a fortune if you’re not. @petershankman

8/17 A good leader takes a little more than his share of the blame, and a little less than his share of the credit. Arnold H. Glasgo @Jeff_Zoul

8/11 Most great people have attained their greatest success just one step beyond their greatest failure. Napoleon Hill @ChrisWidener

8/2 Too often we give children answers to remember rather than problems to solve. Roger Lewin @BryanMcDonaldPD @justintarte @clindhol

7/27 I not only use all the brains that I have but all the brains I can borrow. Woodrow Wilson @tombarrett @c_durley

7/6 The function of leadership is to produce more leaders, not more followers. Ralph Nader @principalspage

6/24 Without deviation from the norm, progress is not possible. Frank Zappa @GuyKawasaki

6/23 It is better to keep asking questions than to know all the answers. @LollyDaskal

6/10 The biggest mistake isn’t making mistakes its making excuses. @Leadershipfreak

5/10 Don’t let the fear of striking out hold you back. Babe Ruth @mccoyderek

5/7 Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible. Dalai Lama @ChrisWidener @DalaiLama

4/30 What is right is more important than who is right. John Wooden @principalspage

4/26 Anyone who doesn’t make mistakes isn’t trying hard enough. Wess Roberts @principalspage

2/25 Every strike brings me closer to the next home run. Babe Ruth @Sports_HQ @zecool

2/6 Don’t compare yourself to others. Compare yourself to the person you were yesterday. @Fit_Motivator @principalspage

2/5 The only time you run out of chances is when you stop taking them. – Unknown @NMHS_Principal

1/31 It’s hard to beat a person who never gives up. -Babe Ruth @motivational

1/17 A smooth sea never made a skilled sailor – English Proverb @ToddWhitaker

1/9 The greatest danger for most of us is not that our aim is too high and we miss it, but that it is too low and we reach it. Michelangelo @SirKenRobinson

1/8 To be outstanding, get comfortable with being uncomfortable. @principalspage

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Growth Mindset at Home / How COVID-19 and the Flu Are Different / Online Learning Keys / Online Counseling

Friday, April 3rd, 2020

Working at home
Free Resources for Kids to Develop a Growth Mindset at Home – Mindset Works have collected the most effective and engaging resources to teach a Growth Mindset, something we could all use right now. @Brainology @MindsetWorks

Why The Coronavirus Is More Dangerous, Infectious And More Rapidly Spreading Than The Flu Virus – This is an excellent animation and should work for upper elementary on up. @Maddie_Marshall @B_resnick @voxdotcom

Seven keys to effective online learning – High-quality and engaging online learning programs have a number of common characteristics. @CarolAnnRibeiro

BetterHelp
7 Ways To Stay Calm (And Manage Anxiety) While Social Distancing, Sheltering In Place, Or Under Self-Quarantine — Coronavirus (COVID-19) – BetterHelp can match you with a counselor online. @betterhelp

Social/Mobile Media Education

J.K. Rowling creates new Harry Potter site for coronavirus boredom. Parents, teachers, and carers working to keep children amused and interested while we’re on lockdown might need a bit of magic. The link is in the article. @jk_rowling @nypost

Learning

How to Create Simple Videos on a Chromebook – No Apps or Extensions Needed. The key points of the video are: How to access the camera on your Chromebook, Where to find your video file, and How to share your video file with students. @rmbyrne

Leadership/Parenting

WATCH: What It’s Really Like for Homeschooling During Coronavirus. This is a really cute video where kids interview parents. This is something your kids can do for fun. @emmapattiharris @educationweek

Inspirational/Funny Tweets

Thomas Aquinas@tim_fargo

Humor, Music, Cool Stuff

Horse Goes Through Existential Crisis In This Hilarious Animated Short. This is a wonderful animated diversion for a few minutes. @moonjam @BoingBoing

Recent Book Summaries, Original Work, and Guest Posts

An Emergency Remote Teaching Survey by Dr. Doug Green

Smoothie Basics: Adding Nutrition and Taste to Your Diet Now That You Have More Time at Home by Dr. Doug Green

Slaying Goliath

Slaying Goliath: The Passionate Resistance to Privatization and the Fight to Save America’s Public Schools by Diane Ravitch

Innovate Inside the Box: Empowering Learners Through UDL and the Innovator’s Mindset by George Couros with Katie Novak

Leaders Eat Last: Why Some Teams Pull Together and Others Don’t by Simon Sinek

You Are Awesome: 9 Secrets to Getting Stronger and Living an Intentional Life by Neil Pasricha

The Happy Mind: A Simple Guide to Living a Happier Life Starting Today by Kevin Horsley and Louis Fourie

All Children, Including Those with Learning Disabilities, Benefit from the Arts by Lillian Brooks

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Hacking Assessments 2.0 / What to Do After College / Innovating Responsibly

Monday, May 23rd, 2022

Free Resources for Busy Parents and Educators Who Don’t Have as Much Time to Read and Surf as I Do

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

Hacking Assessment
Hacking Assessment 2.0 is Coming Soon – Are you Ready to Dig Deep? The first edition of Hacking Assessment came out over six years ago. The response to this book and the support have made the second edition so much better than the first. @mssackstein

After College
What to Do After College: Nine Options to Consider – Every day of the past four years has been building to this moment: graduation. You made it, so take a moment to celebrate! But once the excitement of graduating fades, you may find yourself wondering: “Now what?”Be sure to share with this year’s grads that you know. @RansomPatterson @collegeinfogeek

TED
How great leaders innovate — responsibly – In times of uncertainty, leaders have a responsibility to inspire hope. Sharing hard-won wisdom, business leader Ken Chenault talks about what it takes to enact positive, enduring change. @WhitPennRod @ChenaultKen @gcvp @americanexpress

Snapchat

Social Media/Artificial Intelligence

New Screenshots Highlight How Snapchat’s Coming ‘Family Center’ Will Work – Snapchat’s parental control options look close to launch, with new screenshots based on back-end code showing how Snap’s coming ‘Family Center’ will look in the app. @adhutchinson @socialmedia2day

Plastic

Learning

How to Solve the Problem of Plastic Packaging – Single-use bottles, wrappers, and containers are often simply discarded—but reforms that could make them infinitely recyclable are on the horizon. @alexgwhiting @WIRED

Leadership/Parenting

Reducing Stress Through Tech – Podcast – The podcast is called The Crisis in Education Podcast. In the podcast they explore opportunities for sustainable improvements in schools. @rmbyrne

Inspirational/Funny Tweets

Do Good@t_sperle

ALS

Humor, Music, Cool Stuff

Mom with ALS stands, shares mother-son wedding dance. My wife died from ALS so you can imagine what this means to me. @CortneyMoore716 @FoxNews

Jooble

Recent Book Summaries & My Podcast

Regrets

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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Humor, Music, & Cool Stuff Greatest Hits 2014

Tuesday, December 31st, 2013

In addition to the education and leadership resources I post daily, I always end with this grab bag category so you can have some fun, and maybe still learn something. So read through the list and have some fun. The greatest hits of my other categories were posted on previous days along with my best book summaries from 2013. Have a happy new year and thanks for your continued support.

11/27 Key and Peele’s Substitute Teacher bit – If you are new to these guys be sure to watch some of their other videos. @DrDougGreen

11/27 Regina Dugan: From a mach 20 glider to a hummingbird drone. The nerd as a hero and how we all have nerd power. Be sure to at least watch the humming bird drone at 9 minutes. @TED_TALKS

11/26 A quadriplegic gives a TED Talk using a robot. This is amazing, extremely cool, and inspirational. [10:22] Be sure to watch until he flies his drone. Students need to see this. @TEDx

11/22 Google Street View Team traumatized by Florida’s nude beaches. Lesson for kids: you never know when you are on camera. @HuffPostMiami

11/21 14 school mascots that may be more offensive than the Redskins – Nothing says team sprit better than Hobos. @sara_bee

11/19 All mammals that weigh as much as cats on up take the same amount of time to pee. This is real science and young students will probably get a kick out of it. (It’s the “Other Golden Rule” story.) @scifri

11/18 Princeton is the top school on Trojan’s list. Yes it’s the condom maker. @HuffPostCollege

11/13 Product Testing – The Rollie by Glove and Boots. After watching this, the ad for the real product will probably seem funny. @Fafagroundhog

11/10 Man returns to burning house to save beer. Don’t worry, it’s a happy ending, sort of. @NYDailyNews

11/9 Glove and Boots sing their version of All Together Now. This is so cute and funny. @sbarness1

11/6 Now we have robot baristas. The joke on NPR was now we finally found work for robots who majored in English. Don’t get me wrong, I think English is a fine major. My dear departed wife was one. @qz

11/2 Freestyle Finger Snapping – This starts with a tutorial and goes on to an amazing demonstration of this art. [4:05] @reddit_tv

10/31 The nine most-hated Halloween treats – This is pretty funny. @HuffPostBiz

10/17 Bacon lowers sperm count while white fish increases it. Who knew you could use bacon for birth control. :) @theage

10/15 Dilbert creator Scott Adams discusses his new book How to Fail at Almost Everything and Still Win Big. Passion and goals are way less important than process. Watch the video [5:13] first. @millermarinellc @WSJ

10/10 The difference between porn sex and real sex – This is informative and funny. There is no sex, just food, but it may not be appropriate for kids who haven’t had a reasonable amount of sex ed. If you plan to have an Internet porn conversation with your kid, this might be useful.

10/6 Professional kayaker rides down drainage ditch at 35 miles and hour. This could be bad for your kayak and/or your body. @dailydot

9/27 Mac Story – This is a short parody of Toy Story [2:24]. I gave it the funny rating. @digg

9/26 Glove and Boots test products you can only buy on TV. Gorilla using the Slap Chop brought tears to my eyes. @Fafagroundhog

9/17 Young American tourist shows off features of a Japanese vending machine. Looks like they are a few steps ahead of us with this technology. @digg

8/28 The places that European explorers really did discover first. @GuyKawasaki

8/23 Overcoming obstacles: This is a short inspirational TED Talk [4:22] by a physically disabled student who made the varsity basket ball team as a freshman. All students should see this. @rmbyrne

8/22 iPhone app rates your performance in bed. The [1:24] video is funny and probably PG rated. @mailonline @TheImusShow

8/22 Mickey Mouse in a Bad Ear Day [3:51] – This is very clever. Show it in class and have students critique. This can promote some critical thinking. @ValmontGod

8/9 The fries that bind – Here is a cool infographic on where you find or don’t find McDonald’s. No two countries that both had a McDonald’s have ever fought a war. Your students should find this interesting. @digg @foodbeast

8/7 Ten reasons to drink coffee. @GuyKawasaki

8/2 Pupils at David Bowie’s alma matter make a tribute video [10:01]. This is pretty arty. Perhaps it will inspire other kids to get creative. @SchoolsImprove @eveningstandard

7/31 Kid solves a Rubic Cube while juggling it. [1:35] This is officially Awesome!

7/30 London firefighters notice an increased use of handcuffs. @USATODAY

7/25 Tom Thum: The orchestra in my mouth – [11:41] This guy is amazing. @TED_TALKS

7/22 Yuck Movie – A 4th grader does a documentary exposing the truth about his school lunches. Lesson for adults: not only are the kids watching, they just may be filming. You also may be interested in the story I got this from in the @NYPost.

7/21 Drumming grandma (possibly great grandma) really rocks it. [1:25] @iEducator

7/16 San Francisco TV station reports names of pilots on Asiana flight 214 that recently crashed. Here is a news story that explains how it was a racist prank that made it on air. Don’t feel bad if you think it’s funny. @TheImusShow

7/3 This is a great TED Talk [18:06] by an autistic kid. “Instead of being a student of your field, be the field.” Also see his 60 Minutes piece from 2012 when he was 13. @millermarienllc

‘6/22 Eight-year-old sings opera (Queen of the Night from Mozart’s Magic Flute). This is one of opera’s biggest show off pieces. [3:08] @DrDougGreen

6/18 Manal al-Sharif: A Saudi women who dared to drive. This is very inspirational. Make sure your kids see this. @TED_TALKS @Montberte

5/21 The lighter side of Sweden from the 2013 Eurovision Song Contest. The you can’t understand all the lyrics, here they are. This makes fun of Swedish culture and it’s right on. I’m a Swedish-American and have been there many times. @GuyKawasaki

5/21 One high school’s epic ending to the school year – This video features every kid in school and what seems like the entire facility. Every sports team and activity in the school in their uniforms are also represented. What end-of-year tradition does your school have? @Guykawasaki

5/17 How Irish dancing got started – This is hilarious. Be sure to watch it all. Thanks to my Swedish cousin Morgan Johansson

5/15 Visit the International Space Station while an astronaut sings the David Bowie classic. This is pretty awesome. ISS astronaut Chris Hadfield wows with Bowie’s Space Oddity. @adambellow

5/8 Bohemian Rhapsody parody by Syracuse students – This is very well done. @millermarinellc

5/3 The Evolution of Music by the Pentatonix – This is a great history of music lesson. @catmiller2 @millermarinellc

4/26 It’s Monday – A parody of the Rebecca Black Friday song – This is pretty funny. @adambellow

4/24 World Yo Yo champion tells his story and shows off. The lesson here is to follow your passion. @TED_TALKS

4/14 The gorillage people – I love these guys. @ValmontGod @FafaGroundhog @MarioGlove

4/5 The 40 hottest women in tech list – Should women on this list be offended? You could title this list Accomplished Women in Tech for my money and run it as is. I got this from This Week in Tech which has many of these women as guests. They are all smart, hard working, interesting, and great role models.

3/14 Three minutes of fun for any French class with Mickey Mouse. This would be excellent for beginners. @ValmontGod

2/19 Nine-year-old banjo wiz with his brothers on guitar and fiddle. This is what can happen when kids don’t have video games. Thanks to Douglas Thaler, retired rock star manager

1/16 Two BBC Trailers with Monty Python songs. Love this stuff. @FastCompany

1/16 Porn study scrapped due to lack on men who don’t watch it. It also notes that most boys watch it by age ten. Parents take note. If you don’t provide sex ed your kid will probably get it online. @MailOnline

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I’m Off the Grid Until Monday. Time to Review My Archives.

Friday, August 8th, 2014

Hello from the Adirondack Mountains where Internet access is spotty at best. I’ll be back with my daily Net Nuggets on Monday. Until then I’m referring you to my Net Nugget archives on the left side of my home page, and my 100+ book summaries available under the BOOK SUMMARIES tab near the top of my home page. The summaries contain the key concepts from the books, but lack the detailed evidence and interesting stories that support the author’s claims.

If you are reading this, I would like to thank you for your support. If you click a book item at the bottom of any page, it will take you to Amazon where you can purchase the book. I encourage you to do this to support the authors who often give me their books. I will also get a small payment. I hope you find my work valuable and please consider sharing it with your network. Thanks so much.

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In and Out of Trouble with Facebook & Twitter

Tuesday, May 29th, 2012

Some of these tweets were part of a previous post, and I adding more as I find them. They seem important enough to keep up front for a while. While social media can be fun for some and profitable for others, some adults and youngsters manage to use it to get in trouble. Each of these stories should stimulate classroom discussion. You might want to have students come up with their own ideas of how to stay out of trouble first.

Principal resigns after apparently pretending to be kid on Facebook & befriending 300 students @courosa @mcleod

Do schools have the right to discipline students for what they say via social media off campus? @iEducator

Eight ways teachers get in trouble using Facebook – @DrDougGreen

How not to get into trouble on Facebook – @DrDougGreen

Social Media For Administrators – Read this if you still think you can avoid using it. @ShellTerrell

Quit Facebook or be expelled, school principal says. @BrianTomkins

Parents of underage Facebookers should be reported, Principal says. Also check link at bottom about girls being barred from graduation for bikini Facebook pictures. @s_bearden

Fourteen members of a Brooklyn gang ended up in handcuffs after idiots in their ranks accepted Facebook “friend” requests from a cop.

This is why parents should NOT allow kids under 13 on Facebook. @s_bearden

Teacher calls her student the devil’s spawn on Facebook and only gets 2-yr suspension so far. Plans to appeal. @NYPost

Mom’s Facebook post of children fighting sparks outrage. This is stupid times two. @BrianTomkins

11 Ways To Lose Your Job On Facebook Jeffbullass Blog @gcouros

State law requires sex offenders to list their status on Facebook. This is a first. Will others follow? @iEducator Facebook Monitors Your Chats for Criminal Activity @mashable

Swiss Olympic Athlete bounced for racist Tweet – You are only as good as your worst Tweet kids. @NYPost

Boy leaves Facebook message that causes mom to turn him in for murder. I’m glad this happened, but there is a lesson here for everyone. @NYPost

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Information on iBooks 2, iBook Author, & iTunes U

Saturday, January 21st, 2012

In case you missed this on Jan 20, 2012 Apple roles out iBooks 2. Try starting at the ten minute point. iBook author comes next. Skip to 49 minute point for new iTunes U app.

Here is a comment on the iBooks concept. You can’t afford Apple’s education revolution but it is the future. @zecool @dcannell

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Is College Worth It Issue? Some Think Not.

Tuesday, May 15th, 2012

Are we starting to see the impact of a college cost/debt bubble? It seems that students are thinking twice about taking on college debt as others wonder if a college education has any value. When you couple this with tons of free online courses we may be seeing the beginning of a seismic shift. Here are some previous posts along with some I have recently added on this subject.

Is College Worth it Today? If you like this read my summary of Academically Adrift. @karolnyc @NYPost

Large Numbers of Students in California Foregoing College Because They Can’t Afford It @21stprincipal

Student loans: the next bubble. Would you lend money to someone without a credit history majoring in gender studies? @NYPost

Guide to Free, Quality Higher Education @rkiker

Colleges Realize They Can’t Keep Raising Tuition. @rkiker

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Is School Hurting Your Kid?

Wednesday, May 16th, 2012

Although I have been concerned about the impact of school sports programs on student health for some time, I became more concerned when I heard Sophie Altcheck (@sophiealt) at TEDNYEd. She is a senior at Horace Mann School in New York City. While aspiring to play college soccer she sustained four concussions. She now is an intern at the Brain Trauma Foundation and tries to spread concussion awareness via her Facebook pages. Here is more on the subject along with the danger heavy backpacks pose and thoughts on recess

Concussions May Be More Severe in Girls and Young Athletes. @DrDougGreen.Com

Study: Women, Teens Take Longer to Recover From Concussions. @wired

Heavy Backpacts Can Spell Chronic Back Pain for Children @NYTimes

Does your school district have a health and wellness policy that includes recess? See my comment. @EngageFamilies @Playworks @DrMerylAin

Are schools making kids sick? @MiguelEscotet

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