Storytelling Power / Ban Cellphones? / Google Rebrands AI


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Story Telling
Guiding Students to Use Storytelling Across the Curriculum – Teachers in any subject can have students use storytelling techniques to demonstrate learning, and these story generation strategies can help them get started. @cinehead @edutopia

Is Banning Cellphones from Schools the Solution? With the current ubiquity of cellphones, many U.S. public and private schools have gone back-and-forth on the issue of whether to ban or allow them in school, much less in classrooms. @aliaemily @NirviShah @LarryCuban

Google Rebrands Its AI Chatbot as Gemini to Take On ChatGPT. Google is bringing its ChatGPT-style chatbot Bard and some other key AI features under the banner Gemini. A new, more powerful version of the chatbot, Gemini Advanced, is subscription-only. @willknight @LaurenGoode @WIRED


Social Media/Artificial Intelligence

TikTok pushes ‘toxic’ misogynistic videos like ‘understanding the female narcissist’ to teen boys. China-owned TikTok is helping hateful ideologies and misogynistic tropes to become normalized in schools by flooding teenage boys’ feeds with disturbing negative videos about women, according to a British study. @TBarrabi @UniKent @nypost


Oxygen’s surprisingly complex journey through your body – This is an excellent science lesson for upper elementary on up. Enda Butler via @TED_ED



How to ensure edtech ROI? Ask these four questions. School leaders can take an inquiry approach as they explore how to increase the return on investment of edtech tools. Nancy Rose via @eschoolnews

Inspirational/Funny Tweets


Humor, Music, Cool Stuff

The Chieftains with Roger Daltrey & Nanci Griffith on the Jay Leno Show [June 1992] – The Chieftains take on a classic Who song and a classic folk song with some serious help. @thechieftains @Roger_Daltrey_ @jayleno


Recent Book Summaries & My Podcasts

Thinking Classrooms
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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