Changing Education / JavaScript Rocks / Chasing an Eclipse

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RSA ANIMATE: Changing Education Paradigms by Dr. Ken Robinson – This is amazing. I just rewatched it after not seeing if for several years and still find it amazing. @AbiLStephenson @RSAEvents @theRSAorg @rebeccapyne

Java Script

JavaScript Runs the World—Maybe Even Literally.
This is a defense of a much-mocked programming language that you may want to learn. @sheonhan @WIRED

Chasing the 2024 Total Solar Eclipse With NASA Jets – NASA has special jets that fly way above the clouds and will chase the eclipse from Mexico to Texas. Teachers doing eclipse lessons should use this 4:19 video. @NASA @NASAGoddard @ShadiaHabbal


Social Media/Artificial Intelligence

Founder and CEO Hadi Partovi on the Hype and Hope of AI in edtech – The evolution of AI will continue to introduce new capabilities that will reshape educational practices. @hadip Kevin Hogan via @eschoolnews



The Beauty of Falling: A Life in Pursuit of Gravity by Claudia de Rham – A world-renowned physicist seeks gravity’s true nature and finds wisdom in embracing its force in her life. This looks like a good read. @PrincetonAudio



Classroom Technologies: Clickers – Called “student response systems,” clickers are hand-held devices that students use to answer teacher questions. Have you tried them yet? @LarryCuban

Inspirational/Funny Tweets



Humor, Music, Cool Stuff

Check out Trump’s Rally Playlist and Biden’s Summer Playlist. Does your favorite playlist come from your favorite candidate? @Medium @Apple @JoeBiden @realDonaldTrump


Recent Book Summaries & My Podcasts

Quit: The Power of Knowing When to Walk Away by Annie Duke
Building Thinking Classrooms in Mathematics Grades K-12: 14 Teaching Practices for Enhancing Learning by Peter Liljedahl
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
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

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